December 16 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ In a paper published Friday in Diversity and Distributions, a professional journal, researchers in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University reported that the more sensitive a bird species is to rising temperatures during the breeding season, the more likely it is to be affected positively by being near old-growth forest. [KTVZ]

Wilson’s warbler (Photo: Amado Demesa, Wikimedia Commons)

¶ Europe’s new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires. It is a powerful demonstration of 5P’s ability to sense the atmosphere. The plume is seen to sweep westwards out over the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles and then turn north towards the State of Oregon. [BBC]

World:

¶ Canada is close to approving the first Pipistrel e-plane, Alpha Electro, for legal flights in the country. After the final phase of…

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