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Next-gen gaming is an environmental nightmare

It is sad The truth is that fleeting pursuits are not really separate from real life, and some even have a nasty tendency to exacerbate real life problems. And while gaming offers a breathing space to reflect on personal and global fates, it threatens to bring at least one of them – climate catastrophe – closer to reality. Gaming has …

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Dramatic story of environmental change told by ancient fossil trees on Peru’s central Andean plateau

Caption: Left to right: Florentino Tunquipa, who discovered and excavated the fossil tree on his land, Rodolfo Salas Gismondi, Carlos Jaramillo, Julia Tejada, Federico Moreno and Camila Martínez. San Miguel Parish, Espinar Parish, Cusco Department, Peru. 2014. Photo credit: Rodolfo Salas Gismondi On an expedition to the central Andean plateau, researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and colleagues …

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Fossil trees on Peru’s central Andean plateau tell of dramatic environmental changes

The paleontologist Edwin Cadena poses next to a huge, petrified (permineralized) tree on the Peruvian central plateau. Photo credit: Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute On an expedition to the central Andean plateau, researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and colleagues were astonished to find a giant fossil tree buried in the cold, grassy plain. The plant fossil …

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Huge petrified tree in Peru shows environmental changes in the Andes

The giant petrified tree discovered in Peru shows how the environment in the Andes has changed dramatically over the past 10 million years The tree was found in Peru, and researchers say it dates back 10 million years Researchers say the tree fossil came from a high place in southern Peru The area where it grew when the tree was …

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Record 212 land and environmental activists killed last year | Surroundings

A record number of people were killed last year to defend their country and the environment. This emerges from studies that highlight the routine murder of activists who speak out against extractive industries that are driving the climate crisis and the destruction of nature. According to an annual death toll compiled by the independent watchdog Global Witness, more than four …

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FAA: SpaceX environmental review is underway to put spacecraft into orbit

SpaceX plans to launch a new 39-story Boca Chica Starship-Super Heavy missile system on the southeastern tip of Texas shortly. However, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk in 2002 must first undergo a new environmental review at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before it can get launch approval. A letter written by the FAA and sent to Business Insider …

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Trump is resetting the groundbreaking environmental law to accelerate approval of federal projects

Trump announced the implementation of the newly revised regulations in Georgia at the UPS Hapeville Airport Hub, which should benefit from the accelerated review of a freeway expansion project that will make the operation of the hub more efficient. Trump claimed that “mountains of bureaucracy” slowed the approval and development of infrastructure projects, but added that “it all ends today”. …

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Mysterious pink “watermelon snow” has appeared in the Italian Alps – and it could warn of environmental disasters

At first glance, the snow, which changes from white to light pink in the Italian Alps, seems like a breathtaking achievement of nature. However, scientists say that this could actually be a warning sign of environmental problems. Algae are thanks – or to blame – for the pink layer that currently covers the Presena glacier in northern Italy. Scientists say …

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Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Birmingham have decoded the genetic mechanisms for adapting tiny water fleas to the increased phosphorus load in lakes. By mapping gene networks to the physiological responses of old and modern water fleas (Daphnia), researchers at the University's School of Biosciences have demonstrated a cluster of over 800 genes, many of which …

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The IPO of Aramco will help destroy the planet, warn environmental groups

In a letter to Goldman Sachs ( GS ) JPMorgan Chase ( JPM ) and other English: emagazine. The environmental activists, the leading investment banks, warned that Aramco, the crown jewel of Saudi Arabia, could raise billions of dollars through the IPO, which aggravate the climate crisis. English: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 120 & lang = en The more fossil fuel …

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