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Emails Show Texas Officials Shared Climate Denier's Talking Points During Blackouts
The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

The aftermath of a tornado south of Birmingham, Alabama on March 25, when forecasters were urging that nobody but emergency officials and media in the affected region access the NWS Chat Service, lest it crash.Photo: Butch Dill (AP) The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts …

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A Mystery Brain Condition Is Making Bears Friendly, Then Killing Them

A Mystery Brain Condition Is Making Bears Friendly, Then Killing Them

A black bearPhoto: Robert F. Bukaty (AP) An unknown neurological condition is sickening and often killing young black bears in California and Nevada. The illness also seems to make the bears unafraid of people. Though the condition doesn’t appear to be severely harming the bear population at large, scientists and wildlife officials are still trying …

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There's Way More Lightning in the Arctic Now

There’s Way More Lightning in the Arctic Now

Photo: Ariel Schalit (AP) The Northern Lights have some competition. New research shows that lightning in the Arctic tripled over the past decade—and climate change may be to blame. Advertisement A study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters analyzed data on lightning collected by a network of sensors known as the World Wide Lightning …

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Ancient Greenland Cave Sediments Contain a Climate Change Warning

Ancient Greenland Cave Sediments Contain a Climate Change Warning

An iceberg in western Greenland.Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images) Increasing geologic evidence suggests that the Arctic was once a lot warmer than it is today, which means big trouble as we continue to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere with abandon. The latest development is a study published Wednesday in Science Advances, which uses geologic …

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Appalachia’s Fracking Industry May Never Be Profitable Again

Appalachia’s Fracking Industry May Never Be Profitable Again

A Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.Photo: Mladen Antonov (Getty Images) It’s clear that we need to stop natural gas production to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis. But a new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute’s U.S. Center and the Ohio River …

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Researchers Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope. The Images Are Out of This World

Researchers Put Cloth Face Masks Under a Microscope. The Images Are Out of This World

At first glance, the images don’t seem like a cloth face mask at all. They look like something out of an art gallery. Some materials, like polyester, look like graceful braids. (I must admit, I was hungry when I first saw these images, so to me, they also looked a little bit like pasta). Others like …

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The Last Unknown Takes Viewers to Some of the Most Remote Islands on Earth

The Last Unknown Takes Viewers to Some of the Most Remote Islands on Earth

Ian Shive documents seabirds.Photo: Ian Shive/discovery+ Photographer and filmmaker Ian Shive is known for documenting remote locations, and it doesn’t get much more remote than the Aleutian Islands. The chain of 2,500 islands jut off the coast of mainland Alaska and form a 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) arc in the Bering Sea. They are one of the …

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This NOCO Boost UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter Is Down To $76 Today

This NOCO Boost UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter Is Down To $76 Today

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. NOCO Boost Plus UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter | $76 | Amazon Sometimes, you’re in need of a jump for your car. And sometimes, that could happen in a situation wherein say, you don’t want to get …

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Creator Shuts Down Popular Crypto Art Carbon Calculator for 'Abuse and Harassment'

Creator Shuts Down Popular Crypto Art Carbon Calculator for ‘Abuse and Harassment’

Photo: Lukas Schulze (Getty Images) Cryptoart.wtf, the popular crypto art carbon calculator that allowed us to see the real impact the NFT buying craze is having on our poor planet, is shutting down. Its creator, Memo Akten, stated that he decided to take the site down after information from it was used “as a tool …

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