Climate Change

The 2 key parts of NASA and ISRO’s disaster satellite just came together

The 2 key parts of NASA and ISRO’s disaster satellite just came together

It's not being called the doomsday satellite, but NASA-ISRO SAR perhaps should be, with work on what will eventually be a watchful eye over incipient natural disasters continuing ahead of its expected launch in 2022 or beyond. A collaboration between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the satellite will be the first designed to track changes in the nearly the entire surface of the Earth, which could provide a vital warning of upcoming volcanic eruptions or highlight the impact of climate change.

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NASA officially joins Biden administration’s National Climate Task Force

NASA officially joins Biden administration’s National Climate Task Force

On Thursday, NASA announced that it has joined the National Climate Task Force, which is the Biden administration's agenda for addressing climate change. NASA points out that it has spent decades studying Earth in addition to other celestial bodies, and it holds the distinction of being the only space agency with 'end-to-end research' on our planet.

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FedEx aims to go all-electric for deliveries – by 2040

FedEx aims to go all-electric for deliveries – by 2040

FedEx is converting its fleet of pickup and delivery vehicles to all-electric - it just says it needs 19 years to do that. The vehicle electrification plan sees the logistics firm commit to carbon-neutral operations by 2040, with phased programs to swap out existing internal-combustion trucks and vans with zero-emission alternatives.

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US rejoins Paris Agreement as climate change risk has never been clearer

US rejoins Paris Agreement as climate change risk has never been clearer

The US has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, with President Biden bringing America back into the collective of countries and states attempting to curtail rising global temperatures and the impact of climate change. The US initially joined the Agreement in 2016, but withdrew under the previous Administration.

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DNA from 1.2m year old mammoth unlocks Ice Age genetic mystery

DNA from 1.2m year old mammoth unlocks Ice Age genetic mystery

Groundbreaking research into incredibly ancient DNA that predates even the longest human timelines has set new records, unlocking the evolutionary secrets of the long-extinct mammoth. The DNA was taken from mammoth remains up to 1.2 million years old, allowing researchers to peer back through time to understand how climate adaptations took place and in the process identify what appears to be a new species.

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Half a mile beneath Antarctic ice, strange new life that scientists can’t explain

Half a mile beneath Antarctic ice, strange new life that scientists can’t explain

Drilling down half a mile beneath the Antarctic ice and discovering mysterious signs of life sounds like the setup to a horror film. Instead, it's the latest finding from the British Antarctic Survey, which is reporting the first time stationary animals have been identified in the deeply inhospitable frozen environment.

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Earth’s ice is melting faster than ever finds new “worst-case” climate study

Earth’s ice is melting faster than ever finds new “worst-case” climate study

Global levels of melting ice are reaching the worst-case scenarios of climate change, scientists have warned, with groundbreaking new research suggesting the situation is only getting worse. While the impact of rising atmospheric temperatures has been widespread, its contribution to melting glaciers around the world is arguably the biggest concern, given the potential for dramatically rising sea levels.

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Massachusetts will ban new gas-powered car sales in 2035

Massachusetts will ban new gas-powered car sales in 2035

Massachusetts has joined California with a plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in the next decade, a move that will give the public time to transition to zero-emissions electric vehicles. The goal is to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years, a key effort in curbing more severe outcomes related to climate change.

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