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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: April 2021


POLITICS: 5 ways Biden wove climate action into his budget

President Biden’s first budget proposal sketches a vision for greening the entire federal government, and it includes areas that have been traditional afterthoughts to climate policy, such as prisons.

Faith and Values: Combatting climate change is a duty of our faith — whatever it may be – The Spokesman-Review

With the global environment experiencing more “natural” disasters, politicians and religious leaders continue to speak about climate change – whether it is real, if we should take it seriously and the like. We are at the crossroads of three areas:…

Third of Antarctic ice shelf at risk of collapsing due to global warming- Technology News – Firstpost

Press Trust of IndiaApr 12, 2021 10:14:05 IST Over a third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area may be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach four degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a study….

Improve the Social Cost of Carbon, Do Not Replace It – The Regulatory Review

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Print Font Size: Despite some scholars’ criticisms, the social cost of carbon is a useful tool for crafting U.S. climate policy. Font Size: Every ton of planet-warming carbon dioxide emitted from a smokestack or a tailpipe…

Partial shade from solar panels increase abundance of flowers in late summer

(Oregon State University) A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community.

UPF presents its Planetary Wellbeing initiative to the world in a scientific article

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona) In 2018, Pompeu Fabra University launched its Planetary Wellbeing initiative, a long-term institutional strategy spurred by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and based on the Planetary Health project promoted by the Rockefeller Foundation and The Lancet.

Poop core records 4,300 years of bat diet and environment

(American Geophysical Union) A 2-meter guano pile holds information about changes in climate and how the bats’ food sources shifted over the millennia, analogous to records of the past found in layers of lake mud and Antarctic ice, according to a new study in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences,

UNH researchers develop software to monitor ocean soundscape especially during COVID-19

(University of New Hampshire) An international development team, led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, has created a user-friendly software program that can process sound data collected from the world’s oceans in a more standardized format that will enhance research and collaboration and help understand the global sea soundscape dynamics, including the impact of COVID-19 when travel and economic slowdowns put a halt to human activities in the ocean.

Scientists uncover the last meal of a cretaceous pollinator

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A new amber fossil unearthed by researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) and the University of Bristol sheds light on some of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants.