Air quality is a concern for California throughout the year. We see it with burn restriction days in the winter, thick smog in the summer and particularly on days when the sky turns alarmingly orange with wildfire smoke. Until recently, most studies examined these different types of pollution separately. Yet, all these different types of pollution can cause serious respiratory, cardiovascular and immune system problems. Now there is new research showing a dramatic increase in the number of days where ozone and particulate matter pollution (wildfire smoke) are combined to create extreme air quality issues.
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- The Desert Sun
The project was an experiment of sorts: what plants will be able to grow and proliferate in the tough clay where the Salton Sea has receded?
Dmitry Kokh, a Russian underwater and wildlife photographer, has shared once-in-a-lifetime photos of polar bears that took over an island. The island in question is Kolyuchin Island, located in the Chukchi Sea. This remote part of the Russian arctic used to be home to a meteorological station, but humans have long since abandoned it. Now, … The post Polar bears took over an abandoned island and moved into empty houses appeared first on BGR.
- Idaho Statesman
“It’s not every day you get to see a critically endangered species up close in the wild,” Utah wildlife officials said.
- NBC News
Deep in the Southern California desert, a massive drill rig taps into what could be the energy of the future.
- 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
- In The Know by Yahoo
TikTokers divided over air fryer cleaning hack: 'Pouring out all the gunk is so satisfying every time'
This simple hack has TikTokers divided.
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The manufacturer is creating a battery-powered truck prototype with Isuzu Motors, the Japanese maker of electric trucks.
Even when disposable feels safer, it can be challenging for Americans who typically recycle to accept so much mask waste.
- The Weather Network
The Great Green Wall could capture enormous amounts of carbon and bring much-needed rainfall to arid regions across Africa, but some scientists say that more research needs to be done on its potential impacts on the global climate before it is completed.
- Kansas City Star
“Rarely do we get the entire pack in a one frame.”
- American City Business Journals
Backers of a $1.2 billion transmission line in northeastern Oregon say a new agreement on ownership of the line — and other transmission assets in the region — will help get the controversial project built. Under the non-binding deal announced Wednesday, the Bonneville Power Administration will transfer its 24% ownership interest in the Boardman to Hemingway line to Idaho Power, giving the investor-owned utility (NYSE: IDA) a 45% stake. Portland-based PacifiCorp, a Berkshire Hathaway company, will retain the 55% portion it has held during the permitting phase of the long-sought project.
- The Post-Crescent
A fireball lit up the sky above Wisconsin on Thursday morning. More than 100 sightings were reported across the Midwest
Hundreds of people across the Midwest reported seeing a “fireball event,” according to the International Meteor Organization.
- American City Business Journals
Charah Solutions (NYSE: CHRA) announced Thursday it had reached an asset purchase agreement with GenOn, the Houston-based owners of the 565-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Springdale.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
At least 400,000 homes and businesses could be impacted.
- Tacoma News Tribune
“Unless action is taken to contain and reduce the problem, we will see this invasive species spread further,” the Lummi Nation Chairman said.
A residential security camera in Belmont captured parts of a deadly fight between two mountain lions. The video includes the victorious cat dragging its kill. Wildlife experts say this behavior is not uncommon for the solitary animals who can be protective over a limited territory.
Renewable diesel is touted as a cleaner-burning fuel, but a recent study has shown the fuel falls short on one measure of reducing pollution from new truck engines - giving pause to California regulators who support increased production. The state, the largest vehicle market in the country, has aggressively moved to curtail fossil fuel emissions from all vehicles while also encouraging production of renewable diesel - seen as key for reducing emissions in hard-to-electrify sources like trucking. The efforts are part of California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), a rule designed to decrease the carbon intensity of the state's transportation fuel.
- Idaho Statesman
Could the tides be turning for the imperiled fish?
Some species are so newly discovered that they haven't even been named.