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Last Tuesday’s election was really good for the climate. Voters did not generate a massive red wave that could have swamped efforts to combat global warming. Instead, there could be an emerging green wave supporting climate action.
In the first of two weeks of the COP27 climate conference in Egypt, the talks were focused on keeping warming to 1.5 C —and they included a warning about the risk of not succeeding. UN Secretary-General António Guterres implored world leaders to act saying, “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.”
When bees or butterflies set out to find pollen or nectar, they rely on numerous cues to remember which plants to visit—from a flower’s pattern, color, or shape to its fragrance and even changes in humidity. And, as Popular Science reports, recent research has shown that bumblebees can sense a flower’s electric field through tiny hairs on their heads and bodies.
Scientists have found a new way to remove microplastics from water—and the solution could be sitting on your breakfast table. Researchers at Princeton University used egg whites to create a material that not only removed plastics but also salt from seawater.
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