More than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel burst from a severely corroded, decades-old pipeline outside of New Orleans last month, killing thousands of animals. An earlier inspection revealed the pipeline needed immediate repair.
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Deep in the Southern California desert, a massive drill rig taps into what could be the energy of the future.
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Watch as Adorably Floofy Golden Retriever Gets a Little Too Curious About New Duck Friends and Go for a Swim
You can almost see the wheels turning in Winston's head when he spots those ducks...
- The Conversation
These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works
One 'mechanical tree' is about 1,000 times faster at removing carbon dioxide from air than a natural tree. The first is to start operating in Arizona in 2022. Illustration via Arizona State UniversityTwo centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show endi
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The fish causes erosion, harasses manatees and can walk on land.
- The Conversation
Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power – here’s how it works
The U.S. has thousands of lakes and reservoirs that could be paired for pumped hydro storage without the need for rivers. Ollo via Getty ImagesTo cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within a decade, the Biden administration’s goal, the U.S. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage. Wind and solar power vary over the course of a day, so energy storage is essential to provide a continuous flow of electricity. But today’s batteries are typi
- Democrat and Chronicle
How can animals cope with such extended bitter cold conditions? Nature is a wonderful provider.
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More than 77,000 shoppers now swear by this one product to get the job done.
- Redding Record Searchlight
Experienced surfers would consider the waves reaching the West Coast barely high enough to qualify as swells.
A pilot feeding program to save manatees from starvation has started, but the big lunks seem to be refusing to eat the floating lettuce so far, per the Sun-Sentinel.State and federal wildlife officials started the unprecedented feeding after a record 1,101 manatees died last year mostly from starvation. Officials agreed on leafy greens, like romaine lettuce, for their nutritional value and to help with hydration.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What happ
The heavy rains that soaked California late last year were welcomed by farmers, urban planners - and endangered coho salmon. "We've seen fish in places that they haven't been for almost 25 years," said Preston Brown, director of watershed conservation for Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN). California received more precipitation from October to December than in the previous 12 months, according to the National Weather Service.
Trees are torn down and buildings ripped apart following Saturday's tsunami triggered by a volcano.
Maybe Sharknado will never actually happen, but sharks morphing into werewolves? Sort of. They might not grow fur and claws or howl into the night sky, but sharks are much more likely to come after you when the Moon is ominously full. But why is higher lunar illumination making them bite when most shark attacks happen during the daytime? The gravitational pull that affects the tides is thought to be what is really behind the feeding frenzy, and there could be something about the Moon getting bri
- Charlotte Observer
Temperatures were in the 30s when the children went out of their dad’s sight.
- LA Times
Theodore Watler, 64, became separated from a group of divers who had hired a commercial vessel to take them out to the aging Elly platform Sunday morning.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
“Winter weather systems can cause drastic changes in water levels,” the Coast Guard says.
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Tonga avoided widespread disaster many had feared, and tsunami waves rose only to about 2.7 feet. See before and after photos of the island nation.
- CBS News
2 people have been confirmed dead in the Pacific island nation so far, but communications are still patchy, and the scale of the damage is just starting to become clear.
Shell demonstrates how gas stations can convert themselves to EV stations, but when will we see these here?
As a new wave of Arctic air settles in late this week, a winter storm with snow and ice could cause major travel disruptions across the southeastern United States. AccuWeather forecasters are warning that the system could take aim at the Northeast next, but they are still analyzing different scenarios that may unfold. The fresh injection of Arctic air, which will come right on the heels of another dose of wintry weather, is likely to penetrate deep into the South. A bigger winter storm than the
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Shootings of 4 rare whooping cranes in Oklahoma raise concerns about proposed Wisconsin sandhill crane hunt
The International Crane Foundation, located in Baraboo, is worried opening a sandhill crane season in Wisconsin could endanger whooping cranes.