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Global warming: Environmental movement resumes protests – The Irish Times

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday to demand scaled-up action to tackle a worsening climate crisis. It was biggest day of international…

Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought

The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region and beyond are far worse than previously thought.

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Arctic Sea Ice Stability Extends To 14 Years; Region Stable Since 1900

Arctic sea ice is not as unstable as alarmists like to claim it is. This year saw the Arctic approaching a new record low minimum, and the alarmists began setting off the alarms with abandon. Yet the melt stabilized in…

Island-building in Southeast Asia created Earth’s northern ice sheets

Tectonic processes are thought to have triggered past ice ages, but how? A new analysis of mountain building in the maritime tropics of Southeast Asia attributes the last ice age, which reached a maximum 15,000 years ago, to increasing rock weathering in the rising island arc from Sumatra to New Guinea over the past 15 million years, with the first ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere appearing about 3 million years ago.

Some polar bears in far north are getting short-term benefit from thinning ice

The small subpopulation of polar bears in Kane Basin were doing better, on average, in recent years than in the 1990s. The bears are experiencing short-term benefits from thinning and shrinking multiyear sea ice that allows more sunlight to reach the ocean surface, which makes the system more ecologically productive.

Global Warming Causing Arctic to Become Greener Due to Increased Plant Growth, Study Finds – The Weather Channel

When Arctic tundra greens, undergoing increased plant growth, it can impact wildlife species including reindeer and caribou. (Logan Berner/Northern Arizona University) Parts of the Arctic region have become greener due to increased plant growth stimulated by warmer air and soil…

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Evolution is evolving: 13 ways we must rethink the theory of nature

Do species really exist? Are genes destiny? Do only the fittest survive? Can we shape or stop evolution? New insights into nature are providing surprising answers, and a glorious new picture of life’s complexity

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Warming temperatures are driving Arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

Warming temperatures are driving Arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.