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Treasurer and attorney general back Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Attorney General TJ Donovan, center, shares a laugh before Gov. Phil Scott’s State of the State address at the Statehouse on Jan. 9. Treasurer Beth Pearce, right, speaks with another attendee. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger Vermont’s attorney general and state…

Increasing opportunities for sustainable behavior

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new IIASA study shows how even minor changes to available infrastructure can trigger tipping points in the collective adoption of sustainable behaviors.

How Chinese opera masks compare to spider evolution

(University of Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati biology student Jenny Yi-Ting Sung is applying analytical tools normally associated with studying evolution to examine Chinese opera masks. So far she has found surprising parallels in the significance of color and pattern in nature and in Jing masks.

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Novel Coronavirus that recently emerged in China

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans and sparked an outbreak.

Ignore the Fake Climate Debate – The Wall Street Journal

Protesters in Rome hold a banner showing climate activist Greta Thunberg, March 2019. Photo: Andreas SOLARO/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Ted Nordhaus Jan. 23, 2020 11:10 am ET Beyond the headlines and social media, where Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump and the…

What gray hair says about your health

Those first few strands of grays on your head are often not a welcome sight. They’re a sign that we’re getting older, whether they arrive prematurely in our 20s or spare us until we’re in our late 30s. But in…

Plane travel destroys polar bear habitat

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A group of polar bear researchers wants you to do more than worry about the fate of these beautiful animals. They’ve calculated how much summer sea ice is melted per metric ton of CO2 emissions. Then you can decide if the flight you’re planning to take is worth destroying polar bear habitat.

Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg as he calls global warming ‘greatest ever threat’ – Sky News

Prince Charles has said climate change, global warming and loss of diversity are the “greatest threats humanity has ever faced” – as he met activist Greta Thunberg for the first time. He was speaking at the World Economic Forum in…

Why The Current Interglacial Might Be Coming To An End

Did you know that over the last 450,000 years there have been four Ice Ages lasting around 100,000 years each? And five interglacial periods lasting around 12,000 years each? Look at this graph of temperature data derived from the Vostok…