They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Sunday Species Snapshot: Rothschild’s Giraffe
Fewer than 700 of these endangered giraffes remain in the wild. Species name: Rothschild’s giraffe, a.k.a. the Baringo or Ugandan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi), one as many as nine giraffe subspecies...
Newly Discovered Super Dinosaur Rivals T-Rex!
This week’s video comes to us from Rob Nelson at Untamed Science. According to Rob: Siats (pronounced SEE-OTTS) is a giant mega-predator (think T-Rex, but living at a different time)...
The Incredible Mr./Mrs. Limpet: The Endangered, Sex-Changing Sea Snail
Understanding how an endangered species breeds and reproduces can be one of the first steps toward learning how to save it from extinction.
What Do China’s New Policies Mean for the Environment?
BEIJING—A Chinese high speed train whispers into the station, before finally engaging the brakes and coming to a stop with a sound like the tinkling of breaking glass.
Photo Friday: Solar Power in Japan
This month, the Kyocera Corporation announced the launch of the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant. This 70 MW solar field covers an area the size of 27 baseball fields and cost about 276 million USD to construct...
Smog shuts down Harbin, China, as seen from space.
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of smog that paralyzed the northeastern Chinese city of 10 million.
This massive underground complex protects Tokyo from floods
A system of oversized shafts and channels ushers flood waters away from the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Vanadium Flow Batteries Could Become a Cost Effective Solution for Balancing Texas’ Power Grid
An emerging technology called a vanadium redox flow battery could become a cost-effective solution for balancing electric grids.
Another oil train derails in Canada
Posting here primarily to document the stresses and constraints associated with North America’s newfound oil and gas wealth (via Wunderground): Canadian National spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin said 13 cars — four carrying petroleum crude oil and nine loaded with liquified petroleum gas — came off the tracks around 1 a.m...
Ask an engineer: grid-level batteries
We’re holding a live Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Twitter right now with Robert Fares, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, about his research in grid-level battery storage...
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