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Ask a Scientist: Tyson’s Near Monopoly is Bad for Workers, Farmers and Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

Rebecca Boehm, an economist with the UCS Food and Environment Program, looked at Arkansas and the biggest poultry producer in the state, Tyson Foods, as a case study and published her findings in August in conjunction with a Guardian investigative story.

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How You Can Help Stop Invasive Spotted Lanternflies

Scientific American

Scientists are collecting photographs of the insects’ eggs to train an algorithm and curtail their rapid spread. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Advances Biology Animals Environment

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Why Saving World’s Peatlands Can Help Stabilize the Climate

Yale E360

Peatlands make up 3 percent of the earth’s landscape, yet absorb large amounts of carbon and harbor surprising biodiversity. Although peat bogs and fens are under increasing environmental threat, efforts to protect and restore these ecosystems are gathering momentum. Read more on E360

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The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was In The Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns

Inside Climate News

Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen urged Congress decades ago to act on climate change. Now he says he expects reduced aerosol pollution to lead to a steep temperature rise.

Will the Biden Administration Take Down America’s Meat Cartel?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Biden administration poised to break exploitive power of Big Meat and Big Chicken, including Tyson Foods. Food and Agriculture meatpacking Packers and Stockyards Act Tyson Tyson Foods USDA

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Masks Protect Schoolkids from COVID despite What Antiscience Politicians Claim

Scientific American

Florida governor Ron DeSantis and politicians in Texas say research does not support mask mandates. Many studies show they are wrong. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Public Health

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Florida’s Majestic Manatees Are Starving to Death

Inside Climate News

Deprived of once plentiful seagrass, more than 900 have died this year. Some experts contend they were taken off the endangered species list prematurely. By Amy Green ORLANDO, Fla.—The The manatee was too weak to swim.

API Jams on the Brakes As Momentum For Methane Action Grows

Union of Concerned Scientists

The top oil and gas industry trade association will do all it can to delay meaningful government action. Uncategorized API EPA methane

Weird Muons May Point to New Particles and Forces of Nature

Scientific American

A mismatch between theory and experiment could explain big physics mysteries. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Features Space & Physics Particle Physics

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Terahertz radiation drives compact ultrafast electron diffractometer

Physics World

A compact ultrafast electron diffractometer that can sit on a lab bench has been built by physicists in Germany.

They Knew: How the U.S. Government Helped Cause the Climate Crisis

Yale E360

James Gustave Speth has been calling for action on climate since serving in the White House in the 1970s. In an e360 interview, he talks about his new book, which chronicles how successive U.S. administrations repeatedly failed to act in response to scientists’ increasingly dire warnings.

So You Want to Buy an EV – What Incentive Can You Get Next Year?

Union of Concerned Scientists

What incentives can you get next year for buying an EV? Climate Change budget reconciliation electric vehicles tax credits

Stop Torturing Animals in the Name of Science

Scientific American

Four centuries after Descartes declared them to be mere machines that didn’t feel fear or pain, we’re still acting as though we don’t know better. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Ethics

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‘The Opportunity Is Now’: Water Advocates View Upcoming UN Climate Conference as Moment of Relevance

Circle of Blue

Water was overlooked in past global climate talks. Advocates are focusing on the Glasgow meeting to highlight water’s indispensable climate role. Demonstrators took to the streets at the 2009 global climate convention in Copenhagen. Photo © J. Carl Ganter/Circle of Blue.

Big Reefs in Big Trouble: New Research Tracks a 50 Percent Decline in Living Coral Since the 1950s

Inside Climate News

Climate change, overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution are driving reefs’ demise, along with the fisheries communities depend upon for nutrition. By Bob Berwyn Gathered together, the world’s coral reef systems would cover an area somewhere between the size of Oregon and Texas.

Illinois Secures a Major Climate and Equity Victory

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) has just been passed by the Illinois legislature. Lead energy policy analyst Jessica Collingsworth breaks down why this is such a big win. Energy CEJA clean energy Clean Energy Jobs clean energy transition Illinois Local Clean Energy Transitions

Solar 'Superflares' Rocked Earth Less Than 10,000 Years Ago--and Could Strike Again

Scientific American

Although our sun is considered a quiet star, it is now thought to have repeatedly pelted our planet with enormous eruptions in the not too distant past. Could another occur in the near future? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Space & Physics Planetary Science

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Magnetic beads inside the body could improve control of bionic limbs

Physics World

In recent years, health and fitness wearables have gained popularity as platforms to wirelessly track daily physical activities, by counting steps, for example, or recording heartbeats directly from the wrist.

The Town that Flood-Proofed Itself

Circle of Blue

Ottawa, Illinois learned how to keep its residents out of harm’s way. But on the river’s edge, safety has often required sacrifice. Flooding has long been part of life in Ottawa, Illinois. Photo © Laura Gersony / Circle of Blue.

Driving Away Dirty Air

Union of Concerned Scientists

Emissions from diesel trucks and buses don’t just release higher levels of air pollution, they are also local in their effects and in Oregon disproportionately impact low-income individuals. Uncategorized air pollution heavy-duty trucks NOx pm 2.5

Opioids and Cigarettes Are Both Harmful, but Opioids Have Valid Medical Uses

Scientific American

We mustn't apply the same harm reduction strategies to both. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Drug Use

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Microwave imaging could provide safer, more comfortable breast cancer screening

Physics World

Microwave breast imaging (MBI) represents a promising non-invasive technology for detection of breast tumours. It does not utilize ionizing radiation nor require breast compression, potentially offering a safer and more comfortable method for breast cancer screening.

Citations for environmental and energy law scholars 2021

Legal Planet

Brian Leiter at Chicago is once again doing his occasional series identifying the top cited legal scholars in the United States in a range of substantive areas.

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New Study Finds Climate Change Exacerbates Neighborhood Smog

Union of Concerned Scientists

This groundbreaking report is important for three main reasons: impact, scale, and attribution. Climate Change Clean Air Act fossil fuel companies ozone Smog

Infinity Category Theory Offers a Bird's-Eye View of Mathematics

Scientific American

Mathematicians have expanded category theory into infinite dimensions, revealing new connections among mathematical concepts. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Features Math Mathematics

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Exciton ‘surfing’ could boost the efficiency of organic solar cells

Physics World

Organic solar cells (OSCs) are fascinating devices where layers of organic molecules or polymers carry out light absorption and subsequent transport of energy – the tasks that make a solar cell work.

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HotSpots H2O: ‘Global Indigenous Agenda’ Calls for Water, Land, and Resource Governance at 2021 IUCN World Congress

Circle of Blue

Photo © Ak’ Tenamit / IUCN. Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue.

Sustainable nutrition science could help solve climate and health crises. Why isn’t the federal government funding more of it?

Union of Concerned Scientists

New analysis underscores need for $50 million annual investment in sustainable nutrition science research. Food and Agriculture agroecology climate change food systems nutrition research public health sustainability sustainable agriculture sustainable diets

Looking for Interstellar Monuments

Scientific American

An ancient civilization from a distant star could have created immortal machines to roam the Milky Way and keep its legacy alive. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Space & Physics Extraterrestrial Life

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Music inspired by black holes, book encourages children to listen to the universe

Physics World

Have you ever wondered what a black hole “sounds” like? The Belgian mathematician, lecturer, and electronic musician Valery Vermeulen has created an album of electronic music that was composed using data associated with black holes.

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The JISC UK National Open Access Agreement with Frontiers – Two Years in.

Frontier Sin

In 2019, Frontiers signed a three year national open access agreement in the UK with JISC Collections. Thanks to this landmark deal, UK universities now benefit from a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK.

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Dam Battles Converge on Cambodia’s 3S Rivers

Circle of Blue

A fishing community along the Sesan River in northeastern Cambodia. The construction of a giant dam has flooded large parts of the surrounding area. Wonders of the Mekong. The rivers are an ecological bounty in the Mekong watershed.

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A New Nurse Struggles to Save Patients in a New COVID Surge

Scientific American

Cases peaked, then fell, then rose again. “It is so much worse this time” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Public Health Vaccines

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Neutron experiment tightens the net around possible fifth force

Physics World

An improved search for a potential fifth force of nature is one of a trio of new results gleaned from observations of neutron interactions in silicon made by an international team of physicists.