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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: September 2019

Narcissists fall out of love with themselves as they get older

When it comes to human foibles, there isn’t much that aging doesn’t cure. Most of us eventually grow out of all that petty self-puffery — the vanity, pride and arrogance of youth. But narcissism is a tough nut to crack….

This Week on Explore (9/20)

Lions are primarily nocturnal which means that they are most active at night. Lucky for us, our Africams are infrared and give us the ability to see these big cats at all hours of the day. Gorillas at GRACE are orphans and survivors;…

Al Gore: The Climate Crisis Is the Battle of Our Time, and We Can Win

Things take longer to happen than you think they will, but then they happen much faster than you thought they could. The destructive impacts of the climate crisis are now following the trajectory of that economics maxim as horrors long…

How to share Earth with other animals

Earth is a big place, but size isn’t everything. The planet’s richest ecosystems are in rapid decline, forcing us to acknowledge the elephant in the room: Elephants, along with countless other creatures worldwide, are running out of room. Habitat loss…

Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Friday agreed to support a $60 billion package of climate policies aimed at getting Germany back on track to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Opposition politicians and experts…

Immediate Climate Action Is Needed to Avoid “Grim” Future, Scientists Warn – Scientific American

A leading group of international climate scientists is warning that “large-scale strategies” are needed immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avert “catastrophic circumstances” that threaten every part of the world. In a paper published yesterday in the journal Science, 21…

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Anthropologist contributes to major study of large animal extinction

Anthropologist contributed a large, multi-institutional study explaining how the human-influenced mass extinction of giant carnivores and herbivores of North America fundamentally changed the biodiversity and landscape of the continent.

California Sues the Trump Administration in Its Escalating War Over Auto Emissions

WASHINGTON — California and 23 other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions. The lawsuit represents the starting gun in a sweeping…

Meet 8 Youth Protest Leaders

Their cities are running out of water. Droughts are driving their friends off their farms. Mosquitoes are showing up in places where they had never seen them. The future of the planet seems so uncertain that they confess to being…

‘This Is Our Terrifying World’

Their cities are running out of water. Droughts are driving their friends off their farms. Mosquitoes are showing up in places where they had never seen them. The future of the planet seems so uncertain that they confess to being…