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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: May 2020

Managed Retreat in the Face of Climate Change, Part 2

In the second episode of a two-part podcast interview for CleanTech Talk, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and A.R. Siders, core faculty at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, continue their talk about A.R.’s work as a preeminent U.S. researcher in managing retreat in the face of climate change

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Electric Vehicles

First, it was some kind of flu in China. Then, the coronavirus quickly spread across the world, being recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. In country after country, lockdown measures started to get enforced, with travel restrictions, school closures, and more measures put into place

Bird-watching has boomed during the pandemic

Most animals have been better off without us during the pandemic, but there’s one confluence of humans and nature that may have gotten an enduring boost: bird-watching. It just so happens to be a hobby that’s good for both wildlife…

New view on how tissues flow in the embryo

Watching and measuring what happens in tissues inside the human embryo is currently not possible, and it’s difficult to do in mammalian models. Because humans and the fruit fly Drosophila share so many biological similarities, researchers tackled this problem by focusing on fruit flies. The team reports today that they can predict when the tissue will begin to rapidly flow just by looking at cell shapes in the tissue.

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from January 2016 through March 2020

This visualization shows sea surface temperature (SST) data from January 2016 through March 2020. Ocean temperatures are displayed between 0 degrees Celsius (C) and 32 degrees C. Sea surface temperature (water temperature at the sea’s surface, where the ocean is…

Canada’s Offshore Oil Industry Needs Help, So Ottawa Touts Net-Zero

At the rate things are going in the province, it might not be around in 2050 to emit any emissions at all. Even during the plague year, Ottawa cannot get off its carbon-emissions high horse. A couple of days ago…

Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that…

Senior Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules a 2nd Time, Watchdog Says

WASHINGTON — A senior Department of Interior official violated federal ethics rules by using his position to try to get a family member a job at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department’s internal watchdog said in a report published…