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What grasshoppers feed on

Anyone walking past a meadow on a mild summer evening is often exposed to an impressive concert. It is the grasshoppers, bush crickets and crickets that create a Mediterranean atmosphere with their chirping. The songs are usually those of males trying to attract females to mate with them. But they can also be rival songs when two males get too close to each other.

Climate change takes hold in North Carolina’s ghost forests – The Washington Post

As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, scientists are racing to study the rapid loss of trees and marshland along the Outer Banks Today at 10:00 a.m. EDT Loading… “Ghost forests” are found throughout the Alligator River National…

‘They’re Pretty’: The Breezy Windmills Of Biden’s Naïve Mind

To dispel any doubts on the matter, President Biden extolled bountiful and beautiful environmental virtues of wind energy to a staged throng of dozens assembled for his April 22 Earth Day speech in a Seattle, Washington, park setting. Biden boasted…

Microbial Responses to Climate Change in Three Major Ecosystems – AZoCleantech

Climate change is now generally accepted as humanity’s most serious contemporary challenge. According to a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the situation has worsened, with 3.3 billion people globally vulnerable to climate change. This article…

Analysis | How fear of nuclear power supports Putin and global warming – Washington Post – The Washington Post

A neutron is hurtling through space.It is heading for……an atom,whose nucleusabsorbs theneutronand splits,releasing more neutrons,which split more atoms,and on and on and on.and atomfragments, Note: Figure is not to scale This is a fission chain reaction. It is a series…

Wildfires in these forests could release a stunning amount of planet-warming gases, scientists say – kuna noticias y kuna radio

By Rachel Ramirez, CNN Wildfires in the vast and pristine forests of Canada, Europe and the far Northern US could release an enormous amount of planet-warming emissions between now and 2050, putting the world’s climate goals in peril, scientists reported…

Incorporation of novel foods in European diets can reduce global warming potential, water use and land use by over 80% – Nature.com

The State of Food and Agriculture (FAO, 2019); http://www.fao.org/3/ca6030en/ca6030en.pdf Campbell, B. M. et al. Agriculture production as a major driver of the Earth system exceeding planetary boundaries. Ecol. Soc. 22, 8 (2017). Crippa, M. et al. Food systems are responsible…

Rooting out whether soil will store or release carbon during warming – Oakridger

“Stop treating soil like dirt.” That’s the title of a 2019 TED talk in by Asmeret Asefaw Berhe. Besides its value to farmers, gardeners and all of us who eat, soil should be treated with respect for another reason as…

25 terms you should know to understand the climate change conversation – Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Nicole Caldwell, provided by April 15, 2022 1of39 25 terms you should know to understand the climate change conversation Almost daily there’s more news about climate change exacerbating natural disasters like storms, floods, and wildfires, impacting tourism, threatening many species with…

Research Suggests Mushrooms Talk to Each Other With a Vocabulary of 50 ‘Words’

For people wanting their minds blown, the kingdom of fungi is a never-ending box of tricks. Mycologists studying the underground filaments of fungi are observing electrical signals similar to a nervous system: a normal phenomenon, except that they found the signals were remarkably similar to human language. When filaments called ‘hyphae’ of a wood-digesting fungal […]

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