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Mars may have had rings like Saturn years ago, and they could form again

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Steam billows from the cooling towers of the Yallourn coal-fired power station operated by EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd

Why methane is a far more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide

A continued rise in the amount of methane in the air could easily cancel out any near-term progress we make in reducing CO2 emissions.
A wildfire burns between the towns of Orbost and Lakes Entrance in east Gipplsland on 2 January 2020 in Australia | Bloomberg

Australia’s bushfires could become the new normal, warn climate scientists

A review of 27 scientific papers published since 2013 reveals that there is a clear link between climate change and bushfires in Australia.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg News

India’s greenhouse gas emissions highest in the world in 2018

Emissions jumped 6.3% in India, 3.4% in the US & 2.3% in China, Capgemini said in its World Energy Markets Observatory report.
Steam billows from the cooling towers of the Yallourn coal-fired power station operated by EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd

Greenhouse gas emissions have already peaked in 30 major cities like New York, Paris, London

Almost four years after nearly 200 countries signed the Paris Agreement, the world is far from meeting its goals. Global emissions hit a record high in 2018.
Meat market

Meat and dairy industries are abnormally quiet about their role in climate change

These industries are responsible for 13-18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but about 77% of them make no disclosure about emissions from their operations.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.