Ask Scientists: Dead zones and hurricanes

For the sake of this column and yours truly, we’ll try and focus on just this one. So what causes this, or any other, dead zone? You see, the ocean has microscopic algae called Phytoplankton, which …

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Mysterious oxygen spike seen on Mars puzzles scientists

Scientists previously knew that this oxygen can be made through non-biological means. As ultraviolet light from the sun smashes into carbon dioxide and water vapor in Mars’s atmosphere, it breaks …

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Drones That Do the Work of 500 Farmers Are Transforming Palm Oil

Images collected from drones flying up to 400 meters (about 1,300 feet) above Genting’s oil palms help the company spot fires in remote and inaccessible areas. It’s part of a technology drive …

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Tesla Model 3 V3 Supercharging Times: 2% To 100% State of Charge (Video)

VegasModel3 posted a video that answers the most asked EV question I’ve encountered. Although, the answer to this question is particular to the Tesla Model 3. It won’t answer the question for all EVs. That question is typically the beginning question before someone delves further into the world of electric cars

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Transitioning away from extractive industries

Those solutions need to be the basis for regulation, with updates as new scientific data emerges. The presentation indicated that the Fluid Oil & Gas Waste Act passed earlier this year enables the …

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France reverse palm oil tax break after outcry

France’s parliament on Friday voted down a proposed tax break on palm oil — which would have hugely benefited energy giant Total — after lawmakers and environmental activists complained the …

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Open The Plug-In Hybrid Floodgates! Germany EV Sales Report

Something clicked in the German plug-in vehicle market after the summer holidays. The market had a record month (9,452 registrations) in September, and then October came and set a new record, this time 26% above the previous one! 11,926 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were registered, more than doubling last year’s result. With China’s PEV market in post-subsidy blues, this is a welcome boost to global sales. Now if only the US market helped to carry the burden

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South Sudan Villagers Relocated After Oil Leak

“The people who are staying there are oil company staff. There is no community there, they are very far,” Nop told VOA’s South Sudan in Focus. But Ruach told a different story. “When the leak happened …

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How Many Climate Activists Haven’t Bought A Tesla Because They’ve Been Tricked By Big Oil?

I’m a hardcore climate activist. I’ve been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old). I’m quite concerned that we are destroying the livability of this planet for human life and countless other species. Furthermore, I’ve got two young girls, and I’m certain their lives are going to be harder than mine due to more drought, agricultural failures, superstorms, more severe fires, climate-related diseases, flooding, and severe migration challenges. I’d like to do what I can to limit the challenges they will face in an increasingly unstable world

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