C Nickel

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Australia’s natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. Using exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been …

Global Warming

The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences.<p>If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we start losing coral reefs. Go up to 2°C and we risk …

Do Humans Need Meat?

Environmentalists encourage us to cut down on meat consumption in favor of vegetable foods that are less damaging to the environment. Given that our ancestors likely had plenty of meat in their diet, is going meatless a good idea?<p><b>The History of Eating Meat</b><p>Our chimpanzee-like ancestors were mostly …

20 physicists who revolutionized our understanding of the world

Physics is everywhere. It's in the most distant reaches of the cosmos. It's in the supermassive black holes raging in the center of galaxies and in the tiny fundamental building blocks that make up life on Earth. It's even in the seemingly empty space around us.<p>And every now and then a physicist …

Nanotechnology on the cusp

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded this week for developments in nanotechnology heralds a new era in science, akin to the discovery of …

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America's Untapped Energy Resources

<i>The fifth in a weekly series of articles RCP is publishing through Election Day to explore policymakers’ decisions regarding this crucial sector of</i> …

Energy

Americans Are More Torn Over Climate Change Than Ever, Pew Poll Reveals

Amid election, conservative Republicans think scientists are just looking to profit off of climate change woes.<p>In several hours, vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence will address Americans from the debate stage in Farmville, Virginia. And the issue of climate change, which garnered …

New nanotechnology to produce sustainable, clean water for developing nations

The world's population is projected to increase by 2-3 billion over the next 40 years. Already, more than three quarters of a billion people lack …

Nanotech

India Has Ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Paris climate change agreement to curb rising global temperatures moved closer to coming into force on Sunday, after India, the world’s …

Betting the Farm: Farmers confront climate change

Climate change is here, and Australian agriculture is acutely feeling the effects. Three farmers explain how it's impacting their lives and …

3tags.org

Big Trend: Nanotechnology in Thin Film Materials Markets, Reports BCC Research

WELLESLEY, MA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - During the past 70 years, deposition of thick, thin and ultrathin films has spurred device …

Environmental records are being shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.<p>The "state of the climate" report, …

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

NASA: Earth’s poles are tipping thanks to climate change

The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to near its origin, it has recently …

How Bad Is Ocean Garbage, Really?

A new paper sifts through past research on marine debris to assess the true extent of the environmental threat.<p>Chelsea Rochman, an ecologist at the University of California, Davis, has been trying to answer a dismal question: Is everything terrible, or are things just very, very bad?<p>Rochman is a …

Pollution

Climate Catastrophe, Coming Even Sooner?

One of the first people to propose that climate change could result in rapid sea-level rise was an eccentric British geographer named John Mercer. A hesitant speaker in public, Mercer was less restrained in private. He was once arrested for jogging naked. It was said that he liked to do his …

Elon Musk says we're paying 'too much attention' to this climate change variable

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday to point out some worrisome news that the Arctic ice cap is much, much smaller than it should be at this point in the season.<p>Specifically, Musk highlighted a chart-filled defense of climate change science at Slate by scientist and author Phil …

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Health

Climate change news: Arctic sea ice growth stunted again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earth's Arctic ocean freezer is making fewer ice cubes, and that could be a problem throughout the Northern Hemisphere, researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center are warning.<p>The center, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder, reported Monday that the spread of Arctic sea …

Post-Mortem On Thirteen Beached Sperm Whales Found Their Stomachs Full Of Plastic

A post-mortem on 13 sperm whales that washed ashore near the town of Toenning in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, found plastic in their stomachs. The …

Whales

Carbon Sinks: The Next Big Thing (Part 3)

<i>This is the 3rd in a four-part post on using ecosystems to store carbon. Part 1 was about the need to bring the Earth's carbon cycle back into balance. Part 2 discussed how restoring carbon sinks is a necessary part of America's climate action plan. In this part, I describe why we should not always</i> …

High on Mont Blanc, huge ice cores are being extracted to help researchers study the alarming rate of glacial melt<p>In a few weeks, researchers will begin work on a remarkable scientific project. They will drill deep into the Col du Dôme glacier on Mont Blanc and remove a 130 metre core of ice. Then …

Global Warming

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Maybe stop selling the ocean?

<b>New Orleans (CNN) —</b> The climate change activists marched into the Superdome -- that sports arena turned nightmare after Hurricane Katrina -- and demanded an end to the auction.<p>"Stop the leases! Stop the greed!"<p>"Give the people what they need!"<p>A bunch of reps from the oil and gas industry looked at …

19 Pieces Of Non-Human DNA Found In Human Genome

Eight percent of your DNA is alien, in that it’s made up of non-human, viral fragments. In fact, viral fragments are often hiding within the genome …

Last Time Carbon Emissions Were This High, The Dinosaurs Went Extinct

And that's bad news if we want to avoid going the same way.<p>A new study has found that carbon emissions are now so high, the last time they hit …

Machine that 'unboils' eggs may help fight cancer

<b>A machine that can "unboil" protein-rich egg whites, winning an Ig Nobel Prize in 2015, may also have important medical applications, its inventor says.</b><p>Prof Colin Raston, a chemist from Flinders University in South Australia, has discovered that his Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) can also slice tiny …

Public relations professionals should prepare to tackle nanotechnology

As a responsible public relations professional, you try to be proactive, keeping up with changes in technology and the resulting demands from your …