A Six-Planet Solar System in Perfect Synchrony Has Been Found in the Milky Way

[ad_1] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a rare in-sync solar system with six planets moving like a grand cosmic orchestra, untouched by outside forces since their birth billions of years ago. The find, announced Wednesday, can help explain how solar systems across the Milky Way galaxy came to be. This one is … Read more

Climate Contradictions Key at UN Talks. Less Future Warming Projected, Yet There’s More Current Pain

[ad_1] The world is heading for considerably less warming than projected a decade ago, but that good news is overwhelmed by much more pain from current climate change than scientists anticipated, experts said. That’s just one of a set of seemingly contradictory conditions facing climate negotiators who this week gather in Dubai for marathon United … Read more

‘Adopt an Axolotl’ Campaign Launches in Mexico to Save Iconic Species From Pollution and Trout

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ecologists from Mexico’s National Autonomous university on Friday relaunched a fundraising campaign to bolster conservation efforts for axolotls, an iconic, endangered fish-like type of salamander. The campaign, called “Adoptaxolotl,” asks people for as little as 600 pesos (about $35) to virtually adopt one of the tiny “water monsters.” Virtual adoption … Read more

To Save the Climate, the Oil and Gas Sector Must Slash Planet-Warming Operations, Report Says

[ad_1] The oil and gas sector, one of the major emitters of planet-warming gases, will need a rapid and substantial overhaul for the world to avoid even worse extreme weather events fueled by human-caused climate change, according to a report released Thursday. The current investment of $800 billion a year in the oil and gas … Read more

Peru Lost More Than Half of Its Glacier Surface in Just Over Half a Century, Scientists Say

[ad_1] LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru has lost more than half of its glacier surface in the last six decades, and 175 glaciers became extinct due to climate change between 2016 and 2020, Peruvian scientists from the state agency that studies glaciers said Wednesday. “In 58 years, 56.22% of the glacial coverage recorded in 1962 … Read more

Eruption of Papua New Guinea Volcano Subsides, Though Thick Ash Is Billowing 3 Miles Into the Sky

[ad_1] CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The eruption of Papua New Guinea’s tallest volcano subsided Tuesday, but thick ash still billowed into the sky and coated roofs and palm trees nearby. One of the South Pacific nation’s most active volcanoes, Mount Ulawun erupted on Monday afternoon, spewing ash as high as 15 kilometers (50,000 feet). The … Read more

Climate Change Hits Women’s Health Harder. Activists Want Leaders to Address It at COP28

[ad_1] NEW DELHI (AP) — Manju Devi suffered in pain for two months last year as she worked on a farm near Delhi, unable to break away from duties that sometimes had her standing for hours in the waist-deep water of a rice paddy, lifting heavy loads in intense heat and spraying pesticides and insecticides. … Read more

UN Report Says World Is Racing to Well Past Warming Limit as Carbon Emissions Rise Instead of Plunge

[ad_1] The globe is speeding to 2.5 to 2.9 degrees Celsius (4.5 to 5.2 degrees Fahrenheit) of global warming since pre-industrial times, set to blow well past the agreed-upon international climate threshold, a United Nations report calculated. This year Earth got a taste of what’s to come, said the report, which sets the table for … Read more

Japan Weather Agency Says Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupted, Assessing Possible Tsunami Risk to Japan

[ad_1] TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding it was assessing a possible risk of a tsunami for the Japanese coasts. Mount Ulawun on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea erupted at around 3:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) Monday, spewing volcanic smoke … Read more

3rd Release of Treated Water From Japan’s Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant Ends Safely, Operator Says

[ad_1] TOKYO (AP) — The release of a third batch of treated radioactive wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean ended safely as planned, its operator said Monday, as the country’s seafood producers continue to suffer from a Chinese import ban imposed after the discharges began. Large amounts of radioactive wastewater … Read more