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Donald Trump vs Greta And The Prophets Of Doom

“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” declared President Trump on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Gosh, what 17-year old pig-tailed school dropout could he possibly have meant by…

Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests

River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within a decade. This highlights the need to consider the impact on regional water availability, as well as the wider climate benefit, of tree-planting plans.

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Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests

River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within a decade. This highlights the need to consider the impact on regional water availability, as well as the wider climate benefit, of tree-planting plans.

Want to know what climate change will do in your back yard? There’s a dataset for that

(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) The 7-terabyte dataset, the largest of its kind, helps envision climate-change scenarios at scales as small as 1 kilometer. A new review validates and describes the dataset.

4 Activist Girls Trying To Save The World From Climate Change – NPR

LA Johnson/NPR LA Johnson/NPR A teenage girl, Greta Thunberg, has become the world-famous face of the climate strike movement. But she’s far from alone: Thunberg has helped rally and inspire others — especially girls. NPR talked to four teenage climate…

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This Week on Explore (1/17)

Bella the Hummingbird has laid her second egg! We are so pleased to see Bella thrive after a tumultuous season last year. Watch her now!  On Seal Island and few other select places off the coast of New England, gray…

Green in tooth and claw

(Washington University in St. Louis) Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from Washington University in St. Louis. The results have implications for reconstructing diet, and for our interpretation of the fossil record of human evolution, researchers said.

The Australian firestorms: portents of a planetary future

by Andrew GliksonEarth and climate scientistAustralian National University Global warming and its disastrous consequences are now truly with us since the second part of 2019. At the moment a change in the weather has given parts of the country a…

Irrigation alleviates hot extremes

(ETH Zurich) Researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities found evidence that expanding irrigation has dampened anthropogenic warming during hot days, with particularly strong effects over South Asia.

Mysterious blind 'ghost fish' reveals Congo to be the deepest river in the world

The waters of the Congo River in Africa are some of the world’s most mysterious. This is the river that inspired Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”; it crosses the equator twice, cuts through the world’s second largest rainforest, and its…