More evidence surfaced this week that shows that forests are struggling to do humans’ dirty work when it comes to climate change. Although companies and countries are increasingly relying on forests to draw down their planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions, the math isn’t adding up to show big benefits. California might have oversold the success of carbon offsets used in its cap-and-trade system, which is often billed as one of the world’s most successful market-based mechanisms to tackle climate change. The system appears to be failing because California is actually overcounting how much carbon dioxide forests keep out of the atmosphere, according to a new study by nonprofit CarbonPlan, that’s still under peer review, and reporting by ProPublica and MIT Technology Review . (One of the authors, James Temple, was previously a senior director at The Verge. ) That finding follows research published earlier this week in the journal Nature Climate Change that found a … [Read more...] about The math isn’t adding up on forests and CO2 reductions
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . live screaming Horror movies you don't want to miss on Hulu right now Keegan Prosser 4 May 2021 0 Source: Keegan Prosser/ Android Central If you're in the mood for a good scare, Hulu is the place to go. Whether you want to stream your favorite classic horror film, check out a Hulu original, or find something spooky that you've never seen before, Hulu has options. Here's a roundup of some of the best horror on Hulu right now. Hulu originals and more Hulu Find your favorite horror flicks here Hulu gives subscribers access to an expansive media library of on-demand films and television series. Find the best in new and classic horror flicks — and more. From $6/mo at Hulu The best horror films on Hulu Blockbuster horror films Supernatural horror films Best thrillers Horror comedy films Blockbuster horror on Hulu As part of its … [Read more...] about Hulu horror movies: Here are all the best horror films to watch now
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's iconic trees, the giant sequoias, may sail through the state's current extreme drought. The huge trees survived even drier conditions during their long lives, studies show. The oldest sequoias live for more than 3,000 years. But will giant sequoias still be around as California's climate shifts under the influence of global warming? It's hard to know — there are still too many unsolved mysteries about these massive trees, many scientists say. Even during California's last serious drought, in the 1970s, giant sequoias started growing faster, though no one is sure what is driving the gains. But climate models forecast even warmer and drier conditions by 2100 for California, which could make the sequoias' mountain soil too parched for the world's biggest trees . To better understand how to protect and preserve giant sequoias, scientists are looking at how sequoias live today, and where they lived in the past. "We're particularly concerned about … [Read more...] about Will Iconic Sequoias Fall to Climate Change?
By Elizabeth Pennisi May. 4, 2021 , 5:40 PM Each summer, on bridges across the world, mayfly massacres occur. First, warm weather prompts the transformation of the insects’ aquatic larvae. Within hours, the short-lived, flying adults pop out of streams, rivers, and lakes, eager to mate and lay eggs by the millions. But bridges illuminated with artificial light can lure the newly emerged adults away from the water to a futile death before breeding. Others, fooled by the sheen of reflective pavement, drop their eggs on the bridge road instead of the water. Because mayflies control the growth of algae and are food for fish, the fate of these humble insects may reverberate through ecosystems, says Ádám Egri, a biological physicist at the Centre for Ecological Research in Budapest, Hungary, who is working to save endangered mayflies there. Mayflies aren’t alone in their fatal attraction to what researchers refer to as ALAN: artificial light at night. Studies from around the globe … [Read more...] about Can scientists help insects survive their fatal attraction to light at night?
At the entrance to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, 35 years on from the worst nuclear disaster in history, a yellow souvenir van sells T-shirts, key rings, and glow-in-the-dark “Chernobyl condoms,” all branded with gas mask symbols or stylized radiation warning signs. They sell hot dogs and coffee. There’s “Chernobyl ice cream,” advertised by colorful signs reminiscent of the Raygun Gothic style of atomic-era Americana. As I join the other tourists and queue for a coffee, speakers play “I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire” by The Ink Spots, a track lifted straight from the soundtrack of Fallout 3 . By the time I finish my drink I’m listening to Doris Day croon: “Again… this couldn’t happen again / This is that once in a lifetime / This is the thrill divine.” In May 2019, HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl became an unprecedented hit. The real Chernobyl Zone saw a record number of 124,000 visitors that year, and many commentators suggested the HBO show had caused a sudden … [Read more...] about How the video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. inspired a wave of real-world Chernobyl tourists