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A united world can beat back climate change | US Embassy & Consulates in Italy – US Embassy Rome

Preserving our planet requires the collective action of every nation on earth. Each country must do its part, even if its contribution is small, said Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. “We have to make choices — together. Life is…

Warming Trends: Couples Disconnected in Their Climate Concerns Can Learn About Global Warming Over 200 Year… – InsideClimate News

CULTURE Love Me, Love My Climate Concerns Couples in romantic relationships often don’t have the same beliefs or behaviors surrounding climate change. But that’s an opportunity for people who are concerned about climate change and favor climate action to convince…

How China’s Communist Party Is Stoking Climate Alarmism At Elite Colleges

Imagine if your primary opponent in the world, a country that regularly steals high-tech military, industrial and medical secrets from you, was able to influence research in your universities solely for their benefit. Unless you had a national death wish,…

Mexican methane leak rate ‘alarming’ for climate change, report says – Reuters

A fuel burner is seen at Mexico’s state-run oil monopoly Pemex platform “Ku Maloob Zaap” in the Northeast Marine Region of Pemex Exploration and Production in the Bay of Campeche April 19, 2013. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia MEXICO CITY, July 28…

Global Warming Target Of 1.5°C Based On Shaky Scientific Analysis

The Trudeau government’s decision to ban gasoline-powered cars by 2035 in the drive to “net-zero” emissions is part of a global policy agenda kickstarted by a 2018 “Special Report” issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)….

Climate change has raised tricky questions over policy responses – Mint

From a heatwave in the Arctic region to devastating floods in many countries, the threat of climate change is now stark. Some new urgency can be seen in an official statement released by G20 environment ministers last weekend. It said…

We modelled the effects of climate change on Kenya’s Tana River Basin – The Conversation Africa

Kenya’s Tana River – the longest in the country – snakes through a river basin which encompasses a huge range of ecosystems, from lush forests along the upper reaches of the river on the slopes of Mount Kenya to dry…

Afforestation can hinder fight against global warming if done wrong, study says – Mail and Guardian

Forests offer a multitude of benefits to society, including the capture, storage and regulation of water flows and the improvement of air and water quality. But if afforestation is not done correctly it can hamper efforts at mitigating the effects…

Investing in a sustainable future for our coastal economy

(UK Research and Innovation) The UK marine economy is worth £48 billion with strong growth in renewable energy and aquaculture. However, the marine environment is under pressure from the triple ocean crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Researchers will investigate how to strengthen the marine economy while protecting ecosystems and communities.

Southeastern US herbaria digitize three million specimens, now freely available online

(Botanical Society of America) The National Science Foundation recently provided funding to over 100 herbaria across the Southeast U.S. to digitize more than three million plant specimens collected by botanists and naturalists across the country. Researchers tracked the speed and productivity of staff and students who handled the specimens, from the collection drawers to online repositories, to provide institutions with a framework to better determine the time and money needed to digitize remaining collections.

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