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Climate change likely to worsen despite worldwide pledges to cut carbon emissions, report finds – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Biden, Harris speak at climate summit on Earth Day President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris opened Earth Day’s climate summit, with an ambitious pledge to cut by at least one-half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that America…

New research team launches to combat the effects of climate change on workers and communities

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) and the Colorado Consortium on Climate Change and Human Health have launched the Climate, Work & Health Initiative (CWHI). CWHI is an interdisciplinary team of expert researchers, scientists, doctors, and public health professionals dedicated to combating the effects of climate change on vulnerable populations.

Johnson, Merkel Urge Economic Powers to Pledge Toward Climate Change – Voice of America

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the world’s economic powers Thursday not to shy away from serious investments in combating climate change. Merkel hosted the 2021 Petersburg Climate Dialogue, an online conference designed to drive international…

Global Warming, Development Could Bring Vampire Bats to Florida – WMFE

Vampire bats could soon make their way into the United States from Mexico due to climate change and development, scientists say. The possibility of a migration is concerning federal agriculture officials because the bats like to feast on the blood…

Joe Biden’s Offshore Wind Energy Mirage

President Biden recently announced ambitious plans to install huge offshore industrial wind facilities along America’s Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific coasts. His goal is to churn out 30 gigawatts (30,000 megawatts) of wind capacity by 2030, ensuring the U.S….

ORNL’s Sergei Kalinin elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Sergei Kalinin, a scientist and inventor at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America professional society.

Brantley elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

(Penn State) Susan L. Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences and director of the Earth Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2021 class of members contains 252 new members who join the more than 13,500 members who have been elected since the Academy was founded in 1780 by the country’s founders.

An expert explains: What climate change means for coral – World Economic Forum

The world has lost 30% to 50% of its reefs in the last 40 years. Scientists have warned that remaining reefs could be gone within decades. Over the past century, sea surface temperatures have risen by an average of about…