Carr and 18 State Attorneys General Call on Biden to Support Energy Infrastructure

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and 18 other state attorneys general are calling on President Joe Biden to support additional energy infrastructure – including the Keystone XL pipeline – following the Colonial pipeline shutdown that caused price spikes, fuel shortages, and Carter-style lines at gas stations across the south and eastern parts of 

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Data-driven reconstruction reveals large-scale ocean circulation control on coastal sea level

By Sönke Dangendorf et al. Abstract Understanding historical and projected coastal sea-level change is limited because the impact of large-scale ocean dynamics is not well constrained. Here, we use a global set of tide-gauge records over nine regions to analyse the relationship between coastal sea-level variability and open-ocean steric height, related to density fluctuations. Interannual-to-decadal 

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Climatic and non-climatic vegetation cover changes in the rangelands of Africa

By Francesco D’Adamo et al. Highlights We present a 30+ years continental-scale assessment of African rangeland dynamics. Vegetation was controlled by non-climatic drivers in ca. 26.5% of African rangelands. Most rangelands greened up following a significant increase in woody vegetation. We oppose that greening improves livelihoods as woody plants reduce palatability. Angola and Mozambique showed 

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When Scientific Orthodoxy Resembles Religious Dogma

Those who refuse to consider an unconventional idea in science are disturbingly similar to those who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope  By Avi Loeb When my Harvard colleague Stephen Greenblatt saw my book Extraterrestrial featured on the cover of the Orthodox Jewish magazine Ami, he commented “It is interesting that the Orthodox evidently do 

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Facebook’s ‘Fact Checks’ Suppress Debate

The social-media site seeks to discredit a review of my book on climate science. By Steven E. Koonin This paper published Mark Mills’s review of “Unsettled,” my book on climate science, on April 25. Eight days later, 11 self-appointed “fact checkers” weighed in with a 4,500-word critique on the website ClimateFeedback.org. Facebook is waving that 

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Toyota group lab passes plants in rate of artificial photosynthesis

By Jumpei Miura NAGAKUTE, Aichi Prefecture–Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc. said it has gone one better than even plants, improving the efficiency of its artificial photosynthesis technology to a world record level. The Toyota Motor Corp. group research institute, based in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, announced on April 21 that the technology now surpasses plants in its 

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UMaine researchers join North Atlantic research voyage studying phytoplankton, ocean carbon

University of Maine researchers are participating in a monthlong research voyage in the North Atlantic Ocean to investigate the degree to which the visual characteristics of the upper ocean captured by satellites reveal information about plankton communities residing there, the amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere they fix, and the amount of carbon they 

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