A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe, including one from Mongolia on horse dentistry.
Palau, under threat from sea level rise, wants to have 70 percent renewable energy by 2050
A new IPCC report shows the impacts in the near future that can be avoided by limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2 degrees C
Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Transportation is the largest, fastest-growing contributor to emissions in the country
Scientists are concerned the glacier is spawning icebergs more frequently than it used to
William Nordhaus shared the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis,” with Paul Romer, "for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis."
Too much focus is being put on how much carbon can still be emitted to achieve warming goals, experts say
Humanity has a limited window to avoid the more dire effects of climate change, according to a new climate report
Twice a year, thousands of pronghorn antelope and mule deer migrate through Wyoming, and newly built highway crossings are sparing the lives of animals—and motorists. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Replanting forests with a mix of trees, rather than one species, will sequester more carbon dioxide
European agency might actively remove space junk to reduce costly crashes
Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous practical applications.
Government representatives are weighing in before a final international report on limiting warming is released
Where humans migrate, mammals become smaller
Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter share the 2018 chemistry Nobel for developing evolutionary-based techniques that lead to the creation of new chemical entities with useful properties.
Climate regulations targeted by the Trump administration would also have reduced harmful pollutants
The Supreme Court could hear cases related to the EPA’s climate obligations and other environmental issues
The detectors aim to help oil and gas companies pinpoint methane leaks in their operations
Shallow wastewater injections—supposedly safer—can cause big, far-flung quakes, study says