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You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing ~ TEXT and SOUNDS
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, scientists, climate change, soundscape ecologist, discovery, investigation, news, humans, world, study )

- 318 days ago -
Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause has recorded jaguars in the Amazon, ice in Antarctica, insects in Zimbabwe, rainstorms in Borneo, and orcas in the Pacific. Wild sounds allow us to examine changes that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Newly Identified Bacteria Break Down Tough Plastic
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, news, research, science, study, technology )

- 223 days ago -
Keio University. Researchers have identified a species of bacteria that uses just two enzymes to break down a tough type of plastic polymer. A NEW BACTERIA BREAKS DOWN PET POLYMERS THAT MAKE UP SOME WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER COMMON PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
Siri And Other Phone Assistants Don't Always Help In A Crisis
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, research, humans, environment, tech, investigation )

- 220 days ago -
...if you told the Google App or S Voice from Samsung that you were just sexually assaulted or beaten by your partner, they don't have much to offer, a study finds.
Searching for the Painted Bunting ~ New York City's Colorful New Celebrity
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, humans, environment, habitat, news, world )

- 319 days ago -
We're hoping to catch a glimpse of a bird that ~ until recently ~ had never been seen in New York City: the painted bunting. The bird is the avian equivalent of a box of crayons.
Catatumbo Lighting
Science & Tech  (tags: Catatumbo Lighting, Venezuela, Tropospheric ozone, science, environment, Maracaibo basin )

- 347 days ago -
The people of northwestern Venezuela call the phenomenon âEUR~rib a-baâEUR(TM), which means âEUR~river of fire in the skyâEUR(TM). It is also known as âEUR~Relámpago del CatatumboâEUR(TM), the âEUR~everlasting stormâEUR(TM). It generates 1.2 million lightning strikes a year,
Groundwater Contamination From Fracking Changes Over Time: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carcinogens, earthquakes, environment, fracking, ground water, heavy metals )

- 162 days ago -
Fracking chemicals from oil wells were located within four kilometres from sampled water wells. Canada's top hydrogeologist and contaminant expert calls fracking an uncontrolled science experiment on groundwater
For More and Better-Quality Food Production, Take Care of Pollinators
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, diversity, environment, health, pollinators, sustainable agriculture, new insect species )

- 273 days ago -
Bees, birds, butterflies, moths and some small mammals transfer pollen from flower to flower, causing fruit to set. This environmental service of pollinators is what secures the harvest of a huge proportion of the worldâEUR(TM)s food production.
Israeli Surveillance Balloon Kept Paris Delegates Safe
Science & Tech  (tags: Paris, terrorists, terrorism, Muslim terrorists, climate conference, protection, environment, science, safety, society, world )

- 310 days ago -
Paris police launched an Israeli~made Skystar 180 aerostat surveillance balloon over the French capital to help assure the security of about 200 worldwide delegates
WorldâEUR(TM)s First Robotic Vegetable Factory Opening in Japan in 2017
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, scientists, study, technology, world )

- 203 days ago -
Japan shocked the world when it recently staffed a hotel with robots. Now Japan is preparing to open the worldâEUR(TM)s first fully automated vegetable farm. These developments, in quick succession ...
Warming Oceans Are Causing the Melting of Glaciers
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, global warming, greenhouse gases, interesting, Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program a, news, US Geological Survey, world )

- 95 days ago -
Warmer oceans are the primary driver of the world's shrinking glaciers. If we continue with greenhouse gas emissions, then catastrophic sea level rises will occur within several decades, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Why the Arctic Is Warming Twice as Fast as Rest of Planet (+Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, discovery, environment, global warming, greenhouse gases, interesting, news, NOAA, world, World Wildlife Fund )

- 308 days ago -
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that this will cause warming seas and higher sea levels around the globe. Also the Arctic walrus population is at risk, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Frozen Frogs - the Rip Van Winkle of the Animal World .
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, climate, environment, science, world, news, interesting )

- 305 days ago -
The Alaskan Tree frog freezes solid in the winter, stopping it's heart completely, and then unthaws in the spring.
Beastly Bacteria on Extinct Ancient Carcasses Offers 'Cure' for Modern Oil Pollution
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, climate, discovery, science )

- 331 days ago -
A bacterial bonanza from frozen paleontological remains of these vanished creatures has unearthed hydrocarbon-oxidizing microorganisms capable of decomposing oil components into water and carbon dioxide.
Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too
Science & Tech  (tags: chemicals, environment, farming, food, health, interesting, research, science, world )

- 203 days ago -
Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles of the grocery store. Some of us beeline for the salty chips and others for the sugar-packed cereals. But we are not the...

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