Sci-tech

South Carolina declares emergency ahead of Florence

South Carolina declares emergency ahead of Florence It has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and was moving to the west at 13 miles per hour. Florence already had been the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season earlier this week, but wind shear weakened it to a tropical storm. [Full Article...]

Scientists have found a way to make the Sahara green and fertile

Scientists have found a way to make the Sahara green and fertile In the study simulations, the solar and wind farms covered over nine million square kilometers (3,474,919 square miles). This study shows "that dynamic vegetation feedback could enhance the impact of land use changes on climate in this specific region [Sahara and Sahel]", said Guiling Wang, a Professor of Hydroclimatology at the University of CT, who was not a co-author. [Full Article...]

Scientists identify first known 'vegetarian' shark

Scientists identify first known 'vegetarian' shark The researchers analysed the sharks' dietary habits after reading reports of the fish chomping on seagrass, the flowering marine plant that forms subsea meadows in some coastal waters. Previous analysis of their stomach contents showed that more than 60% of their diet was made of seagrass but scientists had not figured out whether they digested and absorbed the plant's nutrients as food. [Full Article...]

Snap! Carlsberg Brew Up Green Friendly Six-Pack

Snap! Carlsberg Brew Up Green Friendly Six-Pack The brewer claims that the move will make it the first worldwide beer brand to swap the plastic ring pull for an environmentally friendly alternative. 'We therefore need to act now. Cees 't Hart, CEO of the Carlsberg Group, said: "It's an important day for Carlsberg". By now, we're all too familiar with the horrific photos of wild animals caught in plastic rings, and although some peopl... [Full Article...]

Astrophysicist To Give Away $3 Million Physics Prize

Astrophysicist To Give Away $3 Million Physics Prize The dense objects responsible for the squiggles are now known as pulsars - rapidly spinning neutron stars that emit radiation. Asked if she felt she should have been awarded the Nobel, she said "they don't often give the Nobel Prize to students" and "it's perceived as a senior man's prize". [Full Article...]

Gov. Cooper issues emergency orders in advance of storm to help farmers

Gov. Cooper issues emergency orders in advance of storm to help farmers By early next week, Florence could ramp up to major hurricane strength once again. And while Florence has weakened to a tropical storm after topping out as a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds , it continues on a westerly path that could bring it dangerously close to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Britain and France agree a deal on scallop fishing

Britain and France agree a deal on scallop fishing The talks follow an incident last week in which French and British fishermen angrily bumped boats over access to fisheries off the French coast. European Union quota allows the British to harvest scallops year-round. "Then we will see details of the deal on Friday". "He was clear they are putting additional gendarmerie and resources to have the capacity there to deal with any further outbreaks",... [Full Article...]

Canada might appeal ruling that quashed pipeline approval - Trudeau

Canada might appeal ruling that quashed pipeline approval - Trudeau The Federal Court of Appeal last week reversed a cabinet decision to allow construction to go ahead, ruling there was not enough consultation with Indigenous people and that the National Energy Board didn't properly consider the impact of an increase in oil tanker traffic. [Full Article...]


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