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Smell of Desert Rain May Be Good for Health

Desert dwellers know it well: the smell of rain and the feeling of euphoria that comes when a storm washes over the parched earth. That feeling, and the health benefits that come with it, may be the result of oils and other chemicals released by desert plants after a good soaking, new research suggests. “The […]

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Climate Change: Why Germany is pushing for a ‘climate club’ | EXPLAINER – HT Tech

Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a cascade of crises over food, energy and international security, the…

Why Germany wants an emission-cutters fast lane – The Christian Science Monitor

Berlin Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a cascade of crises over food, energy and international security,…

Lomborg: Energy Price Spikes Are Causing Pain But Little Climate Gain

For three decades, climate campaigners have fought to make fossil fuels so expensive that people would be forced to abandon them. Their dream is becoming reality: Energy prices are spiraling out of control and will soon get even worse. Yet…

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Within days, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision that could severely limit the federal government’s authority to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants — pollution that is dangerously heating the…

Urban Forests Create a Birdlife Boom in New Zealand Cities – Even Species Absent for Generations

Just ten minutes beyond the center of Wellington lies a wild paradise, where the birdsong of as many as 40 species ring out above hikers. The massive urban forest of Zealandia is helping prove that if you restore native forest in cities, native species will come back, and for a place with as unique an […]

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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.

Biden’s Schizoid Energy Policy Deepens

The Biden Administration’s poor public approval ratings ultimately derive from the fact that Biden and his team cannot escape the dilemma that sound policy and politics are at odds with the “Progressive” fundamentalism that controls the Democratic Party today. At…

Climate Change Became Politicized in the 1990s. It Didn’t Have To Be That Way. – TIME

Here’s the situation as it now stands: Even with the Paris Accords on climate change, temperatures are expected to rise by between 2.7 degrees Celsius to 3.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100. To put this in perspective, the…

Australian floods and climate change – World Socialist Web Site – WSWS

The floods that devastated the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales during February and March have been of an unprecedented nature. The amounts of rainfall that have fallen over a short period are staggering, causing devastating flooding to…

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