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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tuskegee University collaborate on advanced bioderived materials research

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How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?

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A package of policies can help smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate

Burial chamber of Sennedjem, Scene: Plowing farmer. Credit: Wikipedia. In the grasslands of Nepal’s Chitwan Valley, local farmers rely on the production of rice and other grains to generate household income. But their livelihoods are under threat, as Nepal ...

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Changing environmental conditions can put stress on coupled-up animals. Credit: Natasha Gillies, Author provided Not all relationships end in “happily ever after,” and birds are no exception. While more than 90% of bird species form monogamous couples, many of ...

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An image of the front cover of the UCL SDGs report UCL has published its first report setting out how the university is addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Developed by the UCL Sustainable Development Goals Initiative (SDGI), ...

1st Space Council meeting under VP Harris highlights climate change, competitiveness and responsible space behavior

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Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity

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Personen mit niedrigem Einkommen stärker von Pandemie belastet

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City butterflies keep flying for longer

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Study: Climate change not causing Madagascar drought, famine

Children sit by a dug out water hole in a dry river bed in the remote village of Fenoaivo, Madagascar, Nov. 11, 2020. Don’t blame climate change for the devastating Madagascar drought and famine, scientists said in a new ...

Toyota and Volkswagen among car manufacturers refusing to sign COP26 emissions proposal

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Madagascar food crisis caused more by poverty, natural weather than climate change - study

1/2 A Malagasy child eats a meal at the Avotse feeding program that benefits malnourished children with hot meals in Maropia Nord village in the region of Anosy, southern Madagascar September 30, 2021. Picture taken September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Joel Kouam ...

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

A mating pair of northern gannets nuzzle on Bonaventure Island off the Gaspe Peninsula, July 31, 2017, in Quebec, Canada. The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines because of ...

Decomposition of rhizospheric soil organic carbon is more sensitive to climate warming than non-rhizosphere carbon

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The rhizosphere is the narrow region where plant roots and the soil interact vigorously and intensive microbial metabolism occurs. The properties of rhizosphere soil are usually different from that of non-rhizosphere soil. This is called ...

Scientists and musicians tackle climate change together

Discussion at MIT explores ways the music industry can help in the battle to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate action can lessen poverty and inequality worldwide

Credit: CC0 Public Domain If all countries adopted the same tax on carbon emissions and returned the revenues to their citizens, it is possible to keep the global temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius while also benefiting ...

Climate change increasingly a bipartisan issue in Florida

This sequence of results (five surveys since 2019) begins to paint a picture of Floridians’ attitudes during a period of particularly dynamic political, economic and environmental conditions. Credit: Florida Atlantic University, Center for Environmental Studies Belief in climate change ...

Climate X launches platform mapping assets at risk to climate crisis

London-based Climate X has launched a platform showing assets that are at risk to extreme weather events stemming from the climate crisis. The startup claims the technology, called Climate X Spectra, can assess the risk related to a location ...

VUB establishes Global Change Biology

Brussels and other cities as a living lab of ecological change and evolutionary adaptation The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a new research specialisation in biology. As of today, researcher Thomas Merckx will start the group 'Global Change Biology' within the ...

More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction, and climate change is the biggest danger

Credit: Shutterstock Up to 216 Australian birds are now threatened—compared with 195 a decade ago—and climate change is now the main driver pushing threatened birds closer to extinction, landmark new research has found. The Mukarrthippi grasswren is now Australia’s ...

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DARPA's ReSource Program turns waste into purified products, food

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Tasmania to be site of Australia's first bioLNG facility

Optimal Group and BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, have has announced a Memorandum of Understanding agreement to jointly explore the development of Australia’s first bioLNG facility at the BOC Westbury micro-LNG Plant in Tasmania. The agreement will allow ...

Energy Dome is a CO2 Power Storage Generator for Solar Energy, Capable of Storing 200 MWh

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Cyber Week sale: 20% off solar panels at Goal Zero

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Scientists to map fungal networks, determine climate role

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate ...

Climate Fintech: Moneyfarm Launches Socially Responsible Portfolios

As the climate heats up to increasingly worrying temperatures, more sections of the population are becoming concerned. For some, this concern is translating into a desire to put their money where their mouth is. Fintechs are meeting this demand ...

Climate variability and dynamics across early-to-middle pliocene warm period provide clues for future climate change

Field photograph of the Shilou red-clay sequence from the eastern Chinese Loess Plateau. Credit: Ao Hong A recent study by an international research group led by Prof. Ao Hong from the Institute of Earth Environment of the Chinese Academy ...

Antarctica: Beyond Epica exploring the climate of the past

Aerial photo of the Little Dome C camp. Credit: Carlo Barbante © PNRA/IPEV The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting in Antarctica at the Little Dome C site. The aim of the project is ...

What maps made by 20th century suffragists can teach about holding leaders to account on climate change

Maps provide a powerful tool for demonstrating inequality. Credit: VCULibraries/Flickr, CC BY-SA 4.0 I’m a geographer who’s produced many maps depicting human effects on the environment—and demanded we create more of them. A question I am increasingly asked is: ...

Are Tesla solar panels the best option? A price match guarantee makes its case

The electric car company offers a strong warranty and top-of-the-line energy storage. It also promises to be the cheapest.

Improving climate projections in the polar regions

Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) are massively dependent on Arctic sea ice. Credit: British Antarctic Survey The polar regions play a crucial role in balancing global climate—with the poles heating up much faster than the rest of the world. Yet, ...

A way to reduce air pollution deaths as climate change mitigation goals are set

Fig. 1: Shares of PM2.5-related deaths from global power plants as of 2010. Credit: DOI: 10.1038/s41558-021-01216-1 A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has found that it should be possible to dramatically reduce deaths due to air ...

We were at COP26. It had mixed results

From left to right: Thomas Burelli, Lauren Touchant and Alexandre Lillo, the three representatives of the Centre Québécois du droit de l’environnement at COP26. Credit: Thomas Burelli, Author provided The recent COP26 was eagerly awaited. Originally planned for 2020, ...

Simple ways to help tackle climate change

© (Photo: Shutterstock) We can all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint and adapt to climate change © Provided by The Scotsman As with so many of the world’s problems, dealing with climate change can feel overwhelming. ...

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