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Scientist at work: Tracking the epic journeys of migratory birds in northwest Mexico

One morning in January, I found myself 30 feet (9 meters) up a tall metal pole, carrying 66 pounds (35 kilograms) of aluminum antennas and thick weatherproofed cabling. From this vantage point, I could clearly...

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US

Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas that left millions without power or clean water during February’s deep freeze. Many have blamed the state’s deregulated electricity market, arguing...

Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

Officials in Miami-Dade County, where climate models predict two feet or more of sea-level rise by 2060, have released an upbeat strategy for living with more water, one that focused on elevating homes and roads, more dense construction farther...

SMART develops analytical tools to enable next-generation agriculture

According to United Nations estimates, the global population is expected to grow by 2 billion within the...

Fact check: False claim that Pelosi travels weekly on 200-seat Boeing airplane

The claim: Pelosi travels weekly to California on a 200-seat Boeing that costs millions annually in fuelFor more than a decade, social media users have claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi travels to her home state of California every...

House passes Joe Biden’s COVID relief bill with $1,400 stimulus checks, legislation heads to Senate

WASHINGTON — The Democratically-controlled House approved President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package early Saturday, a key step for a measure that would provide millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus payments, ramp up vaccine distribution and extend unemployment aid...

Polar bears have captivated artists’ imaginations for centuries, but what they’ve symbolized has changed over time

Polar bears have long held visual artists in their thrall. Over time, the mythologies around these extraordinary animals have evolved – and so have the ways artists have depicted them in their work. Reflecting a deeply...

Climate change: Carbon emission promises ‘put Earth on red alert’

Nations' current carbon-cutting plans will not keep global temperature rise below 1.5C, the UN says. Source link
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German business decries gradual easing of coronavirus curbs as ‘disaster’

BERLIN (Reuters) - German business groups expressed dismay on Thursday after Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders agreed a...
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