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EA Chair responds to Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Report

EA Chair responds to Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Report A Government spokeswoman said: "As the CCC recognises, we are the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions, have cleaned up our power sector, cut emissions faster than any G7 country while growing the economy, championed adaptation and set a strong example for other countries to follow. [Full Article...]

'World's most dangerous glacier' could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns

'World's most dangerous glacier' could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns The team behind the study, with members from the Georgia Institute of Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Washington, says that this hidden instability will likely accelerate water flow into the ocean and raise sea levels much faster than previously estimated. [Full Article...]

Astronomers baffled by freakish record-breaking space rock — NASA asteroid shock

Astronomers baffled by freakish record-breaking space rock — NASA asteroid shock Caltech researchers state that 2019 LF6 is only of only 20 known "Atira" asteroids that have an orbit that falls completely within that of the Earth. " Because Atira asteroids are closer to the sun and warmer than other asteroids, they are brighter in the infrared ", George Helou , executive director of IPAC (a CalTech astronomy center) said." NEOCam has the double advantage of its location in... [Full Article...]

Next tropical system is drifting south into the Gulf

Next tropical system is drifting south into the Gulf However, the system's impact on the Tampa Bay area appears to be lessening, forecasters said. Once this low enters the Gulf and taps into the warm waters it should gradually begin to strengthen and develop tropical characteristics. Further inland, across both the peninsula and panhandle, five-day rainfall accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are expected in most areas. Here is a list of the names that... [Full Article...]

Seismologists Have Already Recorded 3,000 Earthquakes in California Since July 4

Seismologists Have Already Recorded 3,000 Earthquakes in California Since July 4 Officials now believe that the initial jolt was a foreshock. Just outside of Ridgecrest, the 1.2 million acre Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake was evacuated and deemed non-mission capable after the natural disaster on Friday, according to the NAWS Facebook page. [Full Article...]

Awesome Weather Tonight To See Saturn At Brightest, Closest To Earth

Awesome Weather Tonight To See Saturn At Brightest, Closest To Earth Opposition is the position in Saturn's orbit when it is closest to our planet, making it easily visible in the night sky. During this time Saturn, Earth and the sun will be in a straight line, with Earth in the center. Start out looking east around sunset, look higher up around midnight and then look west by sunrise Wednesday morning. On Monday, Saturn will appear close to the almost full moon, ... [Full Article...]

NASA makes a plan to keep Voyager 1 and 2 operating

And with less power (about 40% less than it launched with 40+ years ago), come hard choices. Instead, it will position itself about 1 million miles from Earth towards the Sun at the L1 point (Lagrange point). As they did with its twin, Voyager 2's managers have made a decision to switch to a different set of thrusters, which the spacecraft hasn't used since it flew past Neptune in 1989 , although... [Full Article...]

Scientist discover Snowball the cockatoo has 16 distinct dance moves

Scientist discover Snowball the cockatoo has 16 distinct dance moves In 2009, Schulz co-authored a separate paper reporting that Snowball, her sulphur-crested cockatoo, could synchronize his movements to a musical beat. Either way, both possibilities would be "remarkable", the authors wrote . It suggests we need to rethink the assumption that sophisticated movement to music is something unique to humans, Professor Patel said. [Full Article...]


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