In Big Sur, scientists are rescuing the abalone from landslides caused by the Dolan Fire, and moving them to safety in new neighborhoods where “resident abalone” already thrive.
BIG SUR, Calif.— It’s four in the morning, damp and dark along the central California coast. Huddled around the back of a minivan, five scientists in waders and boots tenderly move 41 black abalone from large white coolers into reusable Trader Joe’s grocery totes lined with wet, cold washcloths and ice packs.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill may include billions in support for the technology. Progressive groups are not happy about it.
The Democrats’ fragile package of sweeping climate and infrastructure legislation might end up being held together by a technology known as carbon capture and storage. That is, if it doesn’t pull it apart.
New research, using machine learning, helps project how the buildup of greenhouse gases will change clouds in ways that further heat the planet.
Scientists know that global warming is changing clouds, but they haven’t been sure whether those changes would heat or cool the planet overall.