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Huh? Carbon Dioxide Emissions Raise Risk of Satellite Collisions

Published: 
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:53pm

In February 2009, two space satellites orbiting at speeds of almost 17,000 mph collided at a height of 482 miles over Siberia.

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The Ghosts of the Glacier

Published: 
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:49pm

What happens when climate changes quickly in a previously frozen place, when the earth heats up and the mountains melt? In the high Swiss Alps, here's what happens: The ice gives up the bodies—and the secrets—of the past.

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Take A Deep Breath And Read About How Bad LA Smog Really Is

Published: 
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:25pm

Gross black dust on your windowsill. Sickly yellow haze that obscures the mountains. Childhood memories of recess cancelled due to smog alerts.

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Climate change could make this year the worst yet for valley fever

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:59pm

Rob Purdie is an upbeat guy. You can hear it in his unfailingly positive statements, his voice tinged with a Central Valley twang from a life spent in Bakersfield.

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Can any new Tesla chairman stand up to Elon Musk?

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:54pm

In a deal struck Saturday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle fraud charges, Tesla Inc. agreed to bring in two new independent directors to its nine-member board and name an independent chairman to replace Elon Musk. Musk keeps a seat on the board and remains the company’s chief executive.