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Iceland honours Okjokull, its first glacier lost to global warming – FRANCE 24

Date created : 19/08/2019 – 06:13Latest update : 19/08/2019 – 09:03 Iceland on Sunday honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same…

Global warming is already here. Denying it is unforgivable. – The Washington Post

August 18 at 5:51 PM GLOBAL WARMING is already here, striking substantial regions of the United States with increasing severity. That is the upshot of an exhaustive Post investigation in which Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney, Juliet Eilperin and John Muyskens…

Meet WASP-121b, a hot ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet

For the first time, heavy metal gases like magnesium and iron have been detected floating away from an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant sun. Why? Because the planet – which is about as big as Jupiter – is orbiting perilously close to its star.

Forest Study Shows How Plants Adapt To Rising Carbon Dioxide

Studies of the world’s tropical forests have pinpointed how much water plants put back into the atmosphere compared to how much carbon they take up, with lower rainfall linked to increased efficiency. By studying how efficiently plants use water, researchers…

Greta Thunberg – Patron Saint Of The Age Of Stupidity

St Greta of Thunberg has made it into the cover of GQ and is now on her way across the Atlantic in a $4 million yacht to lecture Americans about climate change. Could there be anything more emblematic of the…

Climate change: fracking may be doing more damage than we thought – Vox.com

As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within…

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Digging deeper for climate solutions: deep-root GMOs could feed world and store carbon

Scientists are experimenting
with new genetic modification technology that will “supercharge” plants to
enhance what they are already recognized for excelling at – sequestering carbon.
As the world scrambles to find innovative mitigation solutions, plants have
been doing what they quietly perfected over millions and millions of years –
taking carbon from the atmosphere and converting it into carbohydrates, energy
and oxygen. A recently published study shows one plant biology institute’s…

Eco-Frauds: Prince Harry And Meghan Take Private Jet To Ibiza For 5-Day Vacay

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a secret trip to Ibiza on a private jet to celebrate Meghan’s birthday – despite their persistent posturing about being green. Meghan, who turned 38 on August 4, is thought to have flown…