Archive for July 18th, 2017:

California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California is challenging Mr Trump’s decision to scrap his predecessor’s environmental policies California legislators have voted to extend a law to cut carbon emissions, weeks after President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The policy, which requires firms to purchase permits to release

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Is there such a thing as ‘flying ant day’?

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption The emergence of winged ants during summer often provokes a strong public reaction We’re all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a “flying ant day”? A new study appears to have solved the mystery,

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Mighty T. rex ‘walked rather than sprinted’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption T. rex was a fierce carnivore The size and weight of a T. rex would have prevented it from moving faster than 20km/h (12mph), research suggests. University of Manchester scientists used a new computer simulation to assess the speed of the massive biped. Based on T. rex‘s muscles alone,

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