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This scientist thinks she has the key to curb climate change: super plants

Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role – but knows that time is short, for her and the planetIf this were a film about humanity’s last hope before climate change wiped us out, Hollywood would be accused of flagrant typecasting. That’s because Dr Joanne Chory is too perfect for the role to be believable.The esteemed scientist – who has long banged the climate drum and now leads a project that could lower the Earth’s t...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Earth, Plants, Joanne Chory


AT&T Uses Supercomputer to Map Out How Climate Change Will Destroy Its Networks

Rising sea levels can submerge the backbone of the internet, increasingly powerful storms can destroy the cell networks phones need to work, and high-intensity winds can tear down the critical infrastructure that makes 21st century America go.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, America, Att, Supercomputers


In Live Address Delivered 400 Feet Underwater, Seychelles President Calls on Humanity to Protect the Oceans

Some speeches happen at podiums. Others are better held in submersibles. Yes, underwater.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Marine Conservation, Underwater, Seychelles, Our Big Blue Planet


Extinction Rebellion Protesters Kick Off a Week of Global Climate Action by Shutting Down London

Protesting climate change and treating it like it’s an emergency, isn’t just for children. On Monday, thousands of protesters around the world took to the streets as part of a wave of coordinated action led by climate activism organization Extinction Rebellion. The most visible protests took place in London where…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Climate Change, Protests, Extinction Rebellion


Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation


Annual Competition to Guess When Alaskan River Will Thaw Ends on Earliest Date Since 1917

The Nenana Ice Classic, a betting match on when ice on Alaska’s Tanana River breaks up enough to tip a tripod linked to a clock, set a record this weekend by ending nearly a week earlier than ever recorded, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Alaska, Ice, Climatology, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Tanana River, Nenana Ice Classic


One of the Amazon Workers Behind the Push to Get Jeff Bezos to Address Climate Change Speaks Out

Rebecca Sheppard is a 28-year-old senior product manager at Amazon. She’s been working for the Seattle tech giant for two and a half years. It’s a good job, in a field she likes. But this month, along with a couple dozen other employees, she has risked that stability to help to launch what the New York Times has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Fossil Fuels, Automation, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Automaton, Amazon She, Amazon Workers, Rebecca Sheppard


An Amazon Organizer Explains Why Workers Are Demanding the Company Get Serious About Climate Change

Rebecca Sheppard is a 28-year-old senior product manager at Amazon. She’s been working for the Seattle tech giant for two and a half years. It’s a good job, in a field she likes. But this month, along with a couple dozen other employees, she has risked that stability to help to launch what the New York Times has…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Fossil Fuels, Automation, New York Times, Seattle, Automaton, Amazon She, Rebecca Sheppard


6,000 Amazon Employees, Including a VP and Directors, Are Now Calling on Jeff Bezos to Stop Automating Oil Extraction

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By Wednesday, over 3,500 Amazoners had signed on. By Friday, that number had surpassed 6,000—meaning a number equivalent to about 1/10th…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Fossil Fuels, Jeff Bezos, Automaton, Amazoners


6,000 Amazon Employees, Including a VP and Directors, Now Call on Jeff Bezos to Stop Automating Oil Extraction

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By Wednesday, over 3,500 Amazoners had signed on. By Friday, that number had surpassed 6,000—meaning a number equivalent to about 1/10th…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence, Fossil Fuels, Jeff Bezos, Automaton, Amazoners


Youth climate change protests across Britain – live

Tens of thousands of young people in sites from London to Manchester and Brighton are demonstrating for climate action in the latest wave of strikes 10.32am BST The youth strike protest movement began when Swedish student Greta Thunberg started a solo school strike in August. As well as activity in Britain, there is lso international strikes today in countries such as Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Sweden.School strike week 34.#fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate #climatestrike ...
Tags: Science, London, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Britain, Manchester, Brighton, Schools, Greta Thunberg, Switzerland Belgium Italy Germany, Sweden School


Scientists Are Gearing Up to Drill Some of the Oldest Ice on the Planet

By trapping bubbles of atmosphere as it freezes, ice imprisons the climate secrets of Earth’s past. The trick is knowing how to find, and then recover, this buried treasure beneath miles of thick ice sheets in the first place.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Earth, Field Work, Ice On Thin Ice


New Climate Analysis Shows How Badly Boomers Screwed Their Grandchildren

Climate change is one the greatest intergenerational injustices. Decades of profligate carbon emissions by older generations have conscripted their children and grandchildren to a hotter, more dangerous world. And the inaction of adults has ensured the world will need radical system change to avert the worst impacts…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Budget, The Kids Are Right


China Considers Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining Because It's a Stupid Waste of Energy

Regulators in China are considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining as an “undesirable” economic activity, according to a government document released Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Climate Change, China, Economics, Global Warming, Bitcoin, Mining, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Ico, NDRC, National Development and Reform Commission, ICOS, Initial Coin Offerings


Amazon Is Aggressively Pursuing Big Oil as It Stalls Out on Clean Energy

In 2014, Amazon announced that it would power its rapidly expanding fleet of data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. Apple, Facebook, and Google made similar pledges two years before that, and pressure from consumers and environmental groups drove Amazon to follow suit. For the next two years, the tech giant…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Clean Energy, Automaton, Apple Facebook


How a Sea Ice Meltdown Is Disrupting Life in Coastal Alaska

Every year in the western Alaskan town of Nome, as mushers and their dog teams cross the finish line during what’s locally known as “Iditarod week”, golfers take part in the annual Bering Sea Ice Golf Classic. The tournament takes place on the expanse of shore ice that usually extends miles off the town’s banks over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Alaska, Arctic, Bering Sea, Nome, Coastal Alaska


Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sleeping over at the Louvre, floating cities, what really happened to the dinosaurs and more from around the internet The UN’s Floating City Concept Presented by a group of designers, architects and engineers at a United Nations roundtable last week, this floating city could be the future of sustainable (and affordable) living. Built in a lily pad-like array of hexagonal platforms, nearly 10,000 citizens could …
Tags: Gender, Space, Science, Design, Climate Change, Sex, History, Nasa, Mit, Vogue, United Nations, Dinosaurs, Un, Airbnb, Archeology, Louvre


Bitcoin Surges 15% Overnight Because Nobody Learned Their Lesson After the Last Crash

Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency in the world, jumped to a four-month high overnight, briefly breaching $5,000 on the Bitstamp exchange. Bitcoin is up roughly 15% on the day and traders are excited because it really seems like nobody learned their lesson during the last cryptocurrency bubble.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Scams, Bitcoin, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Coindesk, Fake Money, Fake Internet Money


Scientists Say Climate Change Might Turn Denali Into a Literal Mountain of Shit

Look at that mountain. Isn’t it pretty? Isn’t what you see in the above picture a pretty mountain? “Sure is, Rebecca, you dumb idiot!” you say. “I can recognize a beautiful mountain when I see one, you stupid blogger!” But what if I told you that beneath that pristine snow lies decades worth of hikers’ frozen feces?…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Global Warming, Rebecca, Alaska, Denali


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


Judge Rules Trump Plans to Open Up Swathes of Arctic, Atlantic Oceans for Drilling Illegal

In a major blow to the Donald Trump administration’s oil and gas policy, on Friday a federal judge ruled the president’s order opening massive swathes of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling operations illegal, the Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Washington Post, Environment, Oil, Climate, Gas, Atlantic, Wildlife, Conservation, Drilling, Arctic, Courts, Donald Trump, Arctic Ocean


Climate Change Drove Neanderthals to Cannibalism, New Research Suggests

Neanderthals are famous for having lived through the last major ice age, yet for a period of around 14,000 years they had to endure the effects of a naturally occurring global warming cycle. Struggling to adapt to the changing conditions, the Neanderthals turned to cannibalism in desperation, according to a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cannibalism, Climate Change, Anthropology, Neanderthals, Neandercannibals


Watch a Piece of Glacier the Size of a Skyscraper Crash Into the Ocean in This Clip From Netflix’s Our Planet

Among the many wonders in Netflix’s new wildlife documentary series Our Planet, arguably the most awe-inspiring is a scene where almost no animals appear at all. In this exclusive clip from the show, which premieres April 5, cameras catch the moment when a chunk of ice the size of a skyscraper breaks off the Store Glacier in Greenland and tumbles into the ocean. As seabirds circle in the foreground, 75 million tons of crystalline ice cascade into the water below. “Glaciers have always relea...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Environment, Uncategorized, Netflix, Greenland, David Attenborough, Attenborough, Planet Earth


How Historic Flooding in the Midwest Could Fuel the Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

The byzantine networks of rivers and streams that drain the Midwest is facing a flooding crisis of historic proportions. The multibillion disaster centered in Nebraska will spread this spring, with above average rainfall expected to cause floods to impact some 200 million Americans living near rivers. And it won’t…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Nebraska, Flooding, Gulf of Mexico, Midwest, Dead Zones, Midwest Floods, Midwest Could Fuel the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone


How Technology and Climate Change Are Transforming America's Wildest Dog Sled Race

The Iditarod is at a crossroads. The thousand-mile sled dog race through Alaska is bound as much by tradition as by the rigging between dog-sledders, or mushers, and their dog teams, who must lead each other through some of North America’s wildest land. It’s the sort of tradition one would expect to fade into legend,…Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Science, Climate Change, Sports, America, Racing, Alaska, North America, Iditarod


Australian researchers find huge lakes beneath largest east Antarctic glacier

Scientists say research will help predict how glaciers’ melting will affect oceans Australian researchers have discovered huge underwater lakes beneath the largest glacier in east Antarctica.The lakes were detected by scientists setting off small explosives 2m below the surface of the Totten glacier and listening to the reflected sound. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Australia news, Oceans, Antarctica, Glaciers, Polar regions, Totten


It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska This Week

Forget Cancun. Spring break in Alaska is where it’s at. Bizarre March warmth has engulfed the Frontier State, setting an all-time temperature record in the latest manifestation of a new climate gripping the Arctic.Read more...
Tags: Baked Alaska, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Climate Change, Heat Wave


Use forecast to talk about climate change, urges ex-BBC presenter

Bill Giles calls on broadcasters to add slot explaining humans’ impact on climateThe veteran weatherman Bill Giles is calling on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change.The former head of BBC weather presenters has said more needs to be done by broadcasters to highlight climate change to face the “reality more squarely and openly”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Media, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Bbc, Television industry, UK Weather, Bill Giles


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney



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