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5 startling statistics about rhinos

Rhinos are some of the planet’s most iconic animals, thanks largely to their hulking physiques and distinctive horns. Yet fame has done little to protect rhinos lately, as a poaching crisis has rapidly shrunk many populations of the ancient mammals….

Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say experts – EurekAlert

IMAGE: James McSpiritt, an optomechanical engineer in Princeton University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, adjusts an eddy covariance tower, a stationary device used to measure air pollution. The device allowed… view more  In independent studies, two Princeton University research teams…

How to discuss climate change with your uncle

Most people know better than to bring up politics, religion or climatology in polite company. It’s a recipe for arguments, or at least for awkwardness. But when families get together, that recipe is often dusted off anyway. And whether it’s…

Economist Lomborg: Climate Fear Based On Decades Of Exaggerations And Lies

In a recent interview with the online Berliner Zeitung (BZ) here, economist Björn Lomborg said that 16-year old Greta Thunberg’s demands “will put people in danger”. Greta, the Swedish teenage activist is calling for radical cuts in CO2 emissions – on…

The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

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Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable

A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don’t necessarily have to last for 25 to 30 years in order to be economically viable in today’s market.

Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say Princeton experts – Princeton University

In independent studies, two Princeton University research teams recently identified surprisingly large sources of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, being leaked into the atmosphere. Pound for pound, methane causes a far greater warming effect in the atmosphere than does carbon…

Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming – The Economist

FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that sucked the Lena river nearly dry, leaving boats marooned in the mud. It has been an…

If you want the health benefits of tomatoes, keep your meatballs away from the spaghetti

So, what’s the forecast for dinner? Spaghetti with a chance of meatballs? Here’s the thing: As yummy as those meatballs — or lentil or what-have-you balls — are, they may actually steal the nutritional thunder of tomatoes. According to a…

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming – Carbon Brief

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global warming, a new study says. Earlier modelling work using scenarios where fossil-fuel burning ends instantaneously had suggested that…