March for Science: Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research – KABC-TV

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the need for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and just the […]

If Trump wants to save US infrastructure, he needs to care about climate change – KITV Honolulu

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — President Trump wants to make America’s roads, bridges and tunnels great again. But the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan could be wasted if it ignores the predicted affects of climate change. Extreme heat could cause pipes to crack, or melt asphalt. Airports below sea level could be […]

You Can Still Catch an Earth Day Meteor Shower – Space.com

Top off your Earth Day celebrations tonight (April 22) by watching a parade of falling stars: The Lyrid meteor shower peaked this morning about 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), but the display will continue tonight, according to NASA. The Lyrids appear every year around April 20 as Earth passes through the orbital […]

Boats might be hitting whales more often – Press Herald

Boats might be hitting whales more often – Press Herald

A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They found that almost 15 percent of the […]

Thousands join March for Science to fight ‘alternative facts’ – Yahoo News

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an “assault on facts” by populist politicians. Hundreds streamed onto the Washington Mall for a festive day of music, speeches and teach-ins by scientists disturbed by the rise of […]

Cassini Has Made Earth Feel Small, But Part of Something Bigger – Gizmodo

Cassini Has Made Earth Feel Small, But Part of Something Bigger – Gizmodo

Image: NASA Earth is exhausting—excruciatingly so, if you’re a young curmudgeon like me. At times, performing even the most mundane tasks, like commuting on a crowded, smelly subway car, feels like an Olympic marathon designed to test one’s patience. Space compels us because it forces us to think outside this myopic view of ourselves—not in […]

Teaching About Climate Change: A Loaded Lesson – School News Network

Teaching About Climate Change: A Loaded Lesson – School News Network

Multiple Districts, MI — &nbsp Teacher Mary Lewandoski remembers a student making a firm statement while studying endangered species: “It’s all because of humans.” “Save that thought,” Lewandoski recalled telling her. That realization would come again and again in studying sediment in streams, pollution and other environmental issues. “Anything we do […]

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