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2020

Egyptologists unearth a 3,000-year-old ‘lost golden city’

The long-sought “lost golden city” of Aten has been found near Luxor, Egypt, in the Valley of Kings. “The mission expects to uncover untouched tombs filled with treasures,” the scientists said.

Second Circuit Climate Change Ruling Affirms Dismissal of State-law Claims – JD Supra

In the past four years, state attorneys general or municipalities have brought 21 lawsuits based on state-law claims (e.g., nuisance, trespass, consumer fraud) seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for costs allegedly resulting from climate change. Of these 21…

Support legislation to slow climate change | News, Sports, Jobs – Escanaba Daily Press

EDITOR: I’m a retired meteorologist with two degrees in atmospheric science. The great majority of the most qualified scientists in my field believe human-caused greenhouse gas emissions (and other short-sighted, careless actions like widespread deforestation) are responsible for a dangerous…

Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows

(University of Edinburgh) Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA – could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh compared all recorded deaths from Covid-19 in the continental US from January to April 2020 with UV levels for 2,474 US counties for the same time period.

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

(KU Leuven) A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

A combined influence of three oceans on record-breaking rainfall over China in June 2020

(Science China Press) The rainfall over the Yangtze River Valley in June 2020 broke the record since 1979. Previous studies have attributed the rainfall in China to climate variations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Scientists in South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences find that all three oceans of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans contribute to the Yangtze River Valley rainfall in June 2020, but the Atlantic plays a dominant role.

New Yorkers to vote on $3 billion environmental bond act – Newsday

ALBANY – New Yorkers will vote in November 2022 on a public referendum on a massive environmental bond act that would fund sewer construction and improve water quality statewide, while combating global warming for decades to come. If approved by…