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The Amazon rainforest has played a vital role in regulating global climate by absorbing heat-trapping CO2 and storing it in vegetation. But because of deforestation and global warming, it may be reaching a tipping point where it becomes a grassy savannah and forests can’t return.
Deforested area in Brazil | Credit: Ibama/Creative Commons
If you have a cat, have you ever looked at the ingredients of their favorite food? If it lists vague terms like “fish,” “ocean fish,” or “white bait,” according to a new study from the National University of Singapore, you might be feeding your furry friend endangered shark meat.
Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) at Jardines de la Reina, Cuba | Credit: Alex Chernikh/Creative Commons
The invasion of Ukraine has underscored the urgency of getting off fossil fuels, which beyond furthering the climate crisis, are putting energy security at risk for countries dependent on Russia’s natural gas. In response, European governments are speeding up their transition to renewables such as wind and solar, and as they do, a new technology might be part of the mix—kites.
SkySails Airborne Wind Energy System Backview
Since the 1960s, the river running through the heart of Chicago has been legally dyed green to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. This year was no exception.
Otters in a Cook County Forest Preserve in Illinois | Credit: Peter Pekarek/Forest Preserve District of Cook County