Most cities are indigenous, insofar as they are built on the lands of dispossessed first peoples. Paul Daley, Guardian Australia’s leading voice on Indigenous history, explores whether a city’s ‘indigeneity’ is just a matter of population – or if culture and equality count just as much
On Saturday, NASA dropped a bombshell of a climate report. February 2016 has soared past all rivals as the warmest seasonally adjusted month in more than a century of global recordkeeping. The previous record was set just last month. Perhaps even more remarkable is that February 2015 crushed the previous February record–set in 1998 during the peak atmospheric influence of the 1997-98 “super” El Niño that’s comparable in strength to the current one–by a massive 0.47°C (0.85°F). Although the science of attributing extreme weather events to a warming climate is still evolving, February 2016 gave us a number of extreme weather events that were made more probable by a warmer climate.
The World’s First Utility-Scale Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage System. Located off Toronto Island, Canada, Hydrostor converts electricity into air and stores it underwater. When electricity is needed, the process is reversed, sending electricity back to the grid.