Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

bear

New extinct family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australian desert

(University of New South Wales) A giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australia 25 million years ago is so different from its wombat cousins that scientists have had to create a new family to accommodate it.

Sunnier but riskier

(Penn State) Conservation efforts that open up the canopy of overgrown habitat for threatened timber rattlesnakes are beneficial to snakes but could come at a cost, according to a new study.

Uncategorized

The IEA’s Sustainability Plan Is Not Sustainable

Governments of the world, take note. The International Energy Agency has a plan for you. If you take the sage advice of the agency’s technocrats, you will do your citizens a huge favor as you struggle to recover from the…

Uncategorized

Vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

A new study finds that about 31 million people worldwide live in coastal regions that are ‘highly vulnerable’ to future tropical storms and sea-level rise driven by climate change. But in some of those regions, powerful defenses are located just offshore, in the forms of mangroves and coral reefs, key buffers that could help cushion the blow against future tropical storms and rising waters.

Two vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

(Northern Illinois University) A new study finds that about 31 million people worldwide live in coastal regions that are ‘highly vulnerable’ to future tropical storms and sea-level rise driven by climate change. But in some of those regions, powerful defenses are located just offshore, in the forms of mangroves and coral reefs, key buffers that could help cushion the blow against future tropical storms and rising waters, according to the study published in PLOS ONE.