Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: September 2019

Britain will soon have the toughest trophy hunting laws in the world

To anyone considering doing some big game hunting in Africa, don’t even think about bringing a souvenir back to England. Calling it a “morally indefensible act,” Britain is ushering in the strictest trophy hunting rules on the planet. The new…

Brave new world: Simple changes in intensity of weather events ‘could be lethal’

Faced with extreme weather events and unprecedented environmental change, animals and plants are scrambling to catch up — with mixed results. A new model helps to predict the types of changes that could drive a given species to extinction.

Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality rate

US cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck exhaust, according to new research.

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Santa Barbara coastline: Preparing for the future

Santa Barbara County residents love their coastline, from the small-town beaches of Carpinteria to Santa Barbara’s waterfront to camping hotspots like Jalama Beach and dramatic Guadalupe Dunes. But drastic changes are in store in coming decades as temperatures and sea levels rise, bringing massive impacts to local ecology and human systems.

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New tool provides critical information for addressing the global water crisis

There has been a critical gap in the ability to identify which households experience issues with reliably accessing safe water in sufficient quantities for all household uses, from drinking and cooking to bathing and cleaning — until now.

Bizarre autumn snowstorm blasts western U.S.

[embedded content] We’re only a few days into autumn and several feet of snow have fallen in the northern Rockies and across western parts of the U.S., including Montana, Washington and Oregon. In Montana, where some areas received as much…

Smile! Optimism is good for your health

How’s your attitude? Are you the optimistic glass-half-full person or the pessimistic glass-half-empty type? If you’re the former, I have some good news for you: All of that optimism is good for your health. It might even make you live…

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Smile! Optimism is good for your health

How’s your attitude? Are you the optimistic glass-half-full person or the pessimistic glass-half-empty type? If you’re the former, I have some good news for you: All of that optimism is good for your health. It might even make you live…

An Immense Source Of Clean, Efficient Energy Might Lie At The Edge Of The Solar System

Actually using a black hole for something other than mass destruction may sound farfetched, but in 2016, Stephen Hawking figured that a black hole with the mass of a mountain could provide for all of humanity’s energy needs. Considering that a black hole of 5 Earth masses is around the size of an orange, one as massive as a mountain would be minuscule