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Why Everything They Say About California Fires Is Wrong

In 2018, a fire ripped through the town of Paradise, California, killing 85 people. It was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Liabilities from wildfires started by its powerlines bankrupted Pacific Gas & Electric, which cut…

East Coast of Australia literally on fire, #bushfires driven by global heating

The east coast of Australia is literally on fire, in early November, with bushfires spread up and down the east coast of Australia, particularly New South Wales. This is not normal for early November. Fire conditions are exacerbated by the…

Bushfires on east coast of Australia out of control

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) An unprecedented number of bushfires have erupted on the east coast of Australia due to hot, dry, windy weather. Smoke billows from the scores of bushfires on Australia east coast in this image captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on Nov. 8, 2019, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard.

Austria’s OMV sees potential in underground carbon storage to fight global warming – Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian oil and gas group OMV aims to reduce its own carbon emissions by trapping CO2 underground and could offer the same storage solution to clients, its chief executive said. Projects in the United States and Norway…

New Land Height Metric Raises Sea Level Rise Risk

Millions of us now live in danger:  we could be at risk from future high tides and winds, says a new approach to measuring land height. Researchers have taken a closer look at estimates of coastal land height – and…

Climate Activist Found Not Guilty, Claims Home Was Under Direct Climate Threat

After spray-painting Cambridgeshire county council headquarters during an environmental protest last December, Extinction Rebellion protester Angela Ditchfield was found not guilty of criminal damage.  She successfully argued that she had a legal excuse to commit vandalism as she believed there…

A short workweek at a Japanese company led to a massive boost in productivity

Since the early 1950s, when Japan set about rebuilding its post-war economy in earnest, few cultures could rival its seemingly tireless work tradition. While the global average is around 40 hours per week, Japanese workers often tally 80 or even…

Fitness&Well-Being

Sunlight exposure can affect your gut bacteria

People living at higher latitudes may be safer from the dangers of too much sunlight, but they also face a greater risk of having too little vitamin D in their bodies, a deficiency that affects as many as 1 billion…

Sunlight exposure can affect your gut bacteria

People living at higher latitudes may be safer from the dangers of too much sunlight, but they also face a greater risk of having too little vitamin D in their bodies, a deficiency that affects as many as 1 billion…