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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: PM claims capture of regional capital Mekelle

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: PM claims capture of regional capital Mekelle

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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

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The Planet Earth-observation company has just released new imagery of the broken Milne Ice Shelf in the Arctic.Located on the northern margin of Canada's Ellesmere Island, the ice platform split on 30/31 July to form a free-floating bloc some 80 sq km (30 sq miles) in area.By 3 August, this berg, or "ice island", had itself ruptured in two, with both segments then seen to drift out into the Arctic Ocean. Ice shelves are the floating fronts of glaciers that have flowed off the land into the sea. Ellesmere Island was once bounded by extensive shelves that had melded into a single structure. Satellites record history of Antarctic melting Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science At the begin...
Carbon capture could be climate change solution, or a waste of time

Carbon capture could be climate change solution, or a waste of time

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy announced $ 110 million in federal funding for research and development of carbon capture and storage projects. According to DOE, carbon capture and storage technologies, or CCS, are "increasingly becoming widely accepted as a viable option" for coal- or gas-fired power plants to reduce their emissions. Carbon capture technologies promise to scrub CO2 from the flumes and exhaust pipes of coal and gas plants. The captured carbon can be permanently buried underground or sold for other uses like making fertilizers or boosting oil extraction. The technologies have been tested on small scales, but high costs have prevented wide-scale adoption. While subsidy-free wind and solar power now offer the cheape...
Scientists capture video of a giant squid in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists capture video of a giant squid in Gulf of Mexico

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June 21 (UPI) -- Scientists on a NOAA research expedition have once again captured video footage of a giant squid. The elusive cephalopod was filmed by Medusa, the stealth camera system designed to observe deep-sea creatures without disturbing them. Researchers baited the Medusa camera with a glowing jellyfish-like pattern to attract deep-sea predators like the giant squid. The bait worked. In the video footage, the giant squid can be seen swimming toward the camera, its arms and tentacles preparing for attack. The feat marks the second time the Medusa camera has been used to document a giant squid. The elusive species was filmed near Japan in 2013. Big...or maybe we should say "giant" news! A few days ago, we posted about how Journey into Midnight expedition team was hunting for giant ...
Climate change: UK carbon capture project begins

Climate change: UK carbon capture project begins

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The giant Drax power station, near Selby in North Yorkshire, has become the first in Europe to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from wood-burning.Drax burns seven million tonnes of wood chips each year to drive generators to make electricity. The firm has now begun a pilot project to capture one tonne a day of CO2 from its wood combustion.The technology effectively turns climate change into reverse on a tiny scale, but it’s controversial.How does it reverse climate change?When a forest grows, the trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to make their wood.If you burn that wood, the process doesn’t emit any extra CO2 into the atmosphere - because the trees removed it from the air in the first place. It&rs...