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Australia received 5th and 6th Fossil awards at COP25 showing lack of climate policy

Australia received two Fossil awards on Thusday night, 12 December, the second last scheduled day of the UN climate conference in Madrid. The first award was a stand alone for pushing use of Kyoto Protocol credits as carryover to the…

New York Loses Its Climate-Crusading Suit Against ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil won a first-of-its-kind climate change fraud trial on Tuesday as a judge rejected the state of New York’s claim that the oil and gas giant misled investors in accounting for the financial risks of global warming. New York Supreme…

Using green products leads to a warm glow in shoppers

A new article suggests that spending some of that money on green products might make consumers feel quite a bit better about their purchases. The study looks at the so-called ”greenconsumption effect” — how using a green product creates a ”warm glow” feeling in users — and what it means for retailers in an increasingly eco-conscious marketplace.

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Forest fragmentation hits wildlife hardest in the tropics

(Oregon State University) Animals that evolved in environments subject to large-scale habitat-altering events like fires and storms are better equipped to handle forest fragmentation caused by human development than species in low-disturbance environments.

Mysterious ring galaxy continues to puzzle astronomers

Of all the galaxies observed by astronomers, barely any are as strange or geometrically unique as Hoag’s Object. This bizarre galactic circle, categorized as a “ring galaxy,” is located some 600 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Serpens and…

Why Single Payer In the US Will Not Necessarily Lower Costs

A few days ago I wrote a multi-part tweet on the topic of whether single-payer in US health care would necessarily lower costs.  Twitter is a frustrating medium not only because of the short length but also because many critics…