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For Many, the Global Warming Confab That Rose in the Egyptian Desert Was a Mirage – InsideClimate News

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt—The madness of COP27 started at the airport, where 50 diesel buses idled under the hot sun with doors wide open and air conditioners blasting until they headed out, often with just a handful of attendees aboard, delivering…

Coke Is a Sponsor of the COP27 Climate Talks. Some Activists Aren’t Happy

The decision to include Coca-Cola as a major sponsor of this year’s United Nations climate summit in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, has angered many climate activists, who cite a recent report that says the company’s production of plastics is increasing….

PBS Pushes Data-Free Claim Climate Change Is Harming Wine And Spirits

A story on PBS News Hour claims climate change is harming wine and spirits production. This is false. Data show that grape harvests, and the production of most of the main ingredients used to produce various types of hard liquors—corn,…

Recycling

How Long Does It Take Many Common Materials to Break Down in a Landfill?

Have you ever considered the importance of recycling? Of course, there are the logical reasons for recycling. You don’t want the chemicals from a battery getting into the groundwater, air, or soil. Another aspect, and it’s one that most people don’t stop to think about, is how long it takes these common materials to break […]

Ordinary Plastic Turned into Diamonds Via Laser Beam in the Blink of An Eye

A thin film of plastic was, for the first time ever, turned into tiny diamonds in the blink of an eye after being shot at with a laser beam. Synthetic diamonds are valuable for their hardness and are used to make high-quality cutting and polishing tools, but equally so for their thermal conductivity, and electrical […]

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Getting Plants ‘Drunk’ Insulates them Against Drought, According to New Research

Main crop plants thrived when their soil was soaked in ethanol alcohols even after two weeks without water, report scientists. Climate change may be affecting production of corn and wheat by 2030, and scientists believe the solution is learn more about plants’ biology to find inbuilt resiliencies. Genetically modifying plants so that their stomata—the pores […]

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Climate change intensifying, not triggering, northern heat wave: climatologist – CBC.ca

Some N.W.T. communities are under a heat warning this week with temperatures anticipated to hit 30 C in some Arctic regions. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued the warning for Aklavik, Inuvik, Fort Good Hope, Norman Wells, Tulita, Fort McPherson,…

Coffee May Cut Risk of Acute Kidney Injury, Scientists Discover

If you need another reason to start the day drinking a cup of joe, a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has revealed that consuming at least one cup of coffee a day may reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) when compared to those who do not drink coffee. The findings show that […]

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Is climate restoration the key to stopping climate change? – Interesting Engineering

The world today faces a mounting environmental crisis. Rising levels of CO2 are leading to global warming, the acidification of our oceans, and the destruction of ecosystems worldwide. Worse yet, these changes have led to feedback mechanisms that are making…

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