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  • "Flea, Tick Pills Can Cause Nerve Reactions In Pets, FDA Warns"
    "Chewable products that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday." ChemicalsConsumerEnvironmental HealthNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "Disease: White House Biodefense Plan Doesn't Mention Climate Change"
    "A new White House strategy to combat biological threats issues a stark warning about infectious disease. But it fails to mention the many ways they can be influenced by climate change." Climate ChangeDisastersEnvironmental HealthEnvironmental PoliticsScienceNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • Oklahoma: "Insurer Says Oil Companies Caused Quakes, Wants Money Back"
    "An insurance company is suing oil companies in Oklahoma, saying their disposal operations caused the state's largest earthquake." DisastersEnergy & FuelLaws & RegulationsSouthwest (AZ NM OK TX)PublicSource: ,
  • Michigan: "Invasive Reed Poses Challenge To Habitat Project"
    "State wants to improve wildlife habitat in St. Johns Marsh but some worry about possible impacts from using herbicide". ChemicalsNatural ResourcesWater & OceansGreat Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)PublicSource: ,
  • At This Rate, Earth Risks Sea Level Rise Of 20 To 30 Feet: Study
    "Temperatures not much warmer than the planet is experiencing now were sufficient to melt a major part of the East Antarctic ice sheet in Earth’s past, scientists reported Wednesday, including during one era about 125,000 years ago when sea levels were as much as 20 to 30 feet higher than they are now." Climate ChangeWater […]

RSS Yale Climate Connections

  • Loss of tropical forests makes climate change worse
    Forests are among nature’s best defenders against climate change – if we could just leave them alone long enough that they can fulfill their destiny as avid carbon consumers. Trees naturally suck carbon dioxide out of the air, a function […] The post Loss of tropical forests makes climate change worse appeared first on Yale […]
  • Brooklyn restaurant aims for carbon neutrality
    In Brooklyn, a neighborhood restaurant called Mettā opened last year. Diners come for meats cooked over a wood fire, pickled vegetables, and cocktails with ingredients like spiced cherry brine and black pepper. But co-owner Henry Moynahan Rich is devoted not […] The post Brooklyn restaurant aims for carbon neutrality appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • Mobilization plea: Cities must declare emergency
    In a lead-up to the 2016 Democratic Party nomination, candidate Bernie Sanders characterized Hillary Clinton’s approach to global warming as slow and bureaucratic. Calling the Paris Agreement “a lot of paper” during a debate broadcast on CNN, he claimed that […] The post Mobilization plea: Cities must declare emergency appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • Sea-level rise hits real estate
    Along coastlines, some homes that are currently high and dry could be flooded as seas rise over the next century. The threat may be several decades away, but the real estate market is already responding. Ryan Lewis of the University […] The post Sea-level rise hits real estate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • New hope for a former whaling port
    New Bedford, Massachusetts was once a busy whaling port. That industry is long gone, but the city is looking seaward again. Morrissey: “Offshore wind may become another very important part of the maritime economy that literally created this city.” New […] The post New hope for a former whaling port appeared first on Yale Climate […]

RSS CleanTechnica

  • These 3 Graphs Show What Tesla Bears Are Lying To You About — $TSLA, Not $TSLAQ
    One of the things that irks me about supposed Tesla critics is that many of them pretend to be idiots and pretend that everyone else is an idiot. But it's actually not just about Tesla — it's EV critics and concern trolls in general
  • Yes, Tesla Competitors Want Elon Out
    As many an astute reader of Pravduh has noticed, the explicit or implicit smear campaign against Tesla has shifted over the years. From the Model S to the Model 3's arrival, much of the attack was focused on Tesla's ability to produce cars and Tesla's financing. While that fun nonsense hasn't gone away, this year […]
  • Solar Power Plants Stand Up Well To Hurricane Florence
    The devastation visited on North Carolina by Hurricane Florence may be opening the eyes of some residents to the reality of climate change and the usefulness of microgrids during grid outages.
  • Array Technologies Adds Algorithms For Better Light Capture By Solar Trackers
    Array Technologies, a company we recently featured due to its work testing bifacial solar panels and solar trackers, has added a set of software algorithms dubbed SmarTrack to its latest generation of solar tracker, the DuraTrack HZ v3, enhancing the system ability to react to weather and site conditions
  • Diary of an EV Road Trip: 900 Round-Trip Miles in Our Tesla Model S 60 (Part 2)
    Time for the long drive home. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, I shared in detail our recent road trip from our Northern California home to our hotel in Redlands, California. In Part 2, this piece, I continue the story with stop-by-stop details of our more event-filled trip back home

RSS Top Environment News — ScienceDaily

  • New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
    SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion. The team spearheaded efforts to improve the robot's ability to detect ripe produce using computer vision, and has played a role in defining the specifications of the robot's hardware and software interfaces, focusing on supervisory control […]
  • Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries
    Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model, however, predicts that those fisheries may potentially be in danger.
  • Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels
    A new study reports that Volkswagen is not the only auto manufacturer to make diesel cars that produce vastly more emissions on the road than in laboratory tests. The study finds that in Europe, 10 major auto manufacturers produced diesel cars, sold between 2000 and 2015, that generate up to 16 times more emissions on […]
  • New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide
    New technology could use carbon dioxide captured from power plants to make a new kind of lithium battery.
  • Possible molecular pathway for neurodegeneration in prion diseases
    A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment.