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After One of the Country’s Worst Wildfires WWF Australia is Preparing for a Year of Renewal

2020 was a sad summer to look back on for conservationists in Australia—it was one of the worst seasons for bushfires in history destroyed millions of acres of the country. But already there are reasons to hope, as WWF, the world’s largest independent conservation organization, looks to build on the remarkable response they received to help […]

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Not Again! Climate Litigation Sets Its Sights On Maine

Activist groups involved in promoting and funding climate litigation have arrived in Maine and are discussing the possibility of local leaders filing a lawsuit against energy companies for their production, marketing, sale, and public statements around fossil fuels. In October,…

New discovery by SMART allows early detection of shade avoidance syndrome in plants

Researchers have developed a tool that allows early detection of shade avoidance syndrome (SAS) in plants using Raman spectroscopy in significantly less time compared to conventional methods. The discovery can help farmers better monitor plant health and lead to improved crop yield.

Paris Climate Accord Puts America Last, Which Is Why Biden Loves It

Here we are in the midst of the second wave of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened and millions of Americans unemployed, and race riots in the streets of our major cities. And Joe Biden says that one of…

Strengthening the climate change scenario framework

Over the past decade, the climate change research community developed a scenario framework that combines alternative futures of climate and society to facilitate integrated research and consistent assessment to inform policy. An international team of researchers assessed how well this framework is working and what challenges it faces.

Climate progress in power, 5 other sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Utility Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

Climate progress in 6 sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Smart Cities Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

‘Oasis effect’ in urban parks could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

Following a year of on-site analyses at a Phoenix-area park, hydrologists identified that the park showed what meteorologists call the ‘oasis effect,’ a microclimate that is cooler than a surrounding dry area due to the evaporation of a water source.

Health trade-offs for wildlife as urbanization expands

City living appears to improve reproductive success for migratory tree swallows compared to breeding in more environmentally protected areas, a new five-year study suggests. But urban life comes with a big trade-off – health hazards linked to poorer water quality.