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Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money (And You May Not Even Know It)

We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required, mine and refine the steel and aluminum, and dig up the rare earth minerals that…

Europe prepares for devastating heat wave

An intense heat wave is set to hit Europe, starting this week, accompanied by the ominous warning from Spanish meteorologist Silvia Laplana that “hell is coming.” Temperatures are expected to rise as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), French…

Which climate innovations will really limit global warming? – Horizon magazine

To help filter the most effective innovations to invest in, a global initiative has developed a new way to estimate their emissions-slashing potential. In the next year, it aims to identify 1,000 solutions with a combined potential to avoid more…

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As temperatures increase, so do rat populations

The warmer weather creeping into cities across America is cause for international concern, but there’s one group that loves it – rats. The impact of climate change on pests and disease is widely studied and cited as a reason to worry at the local level, but the rise in rat populations specifically is hard to quantify. While lab rats are studied ad nauseum, ‘wild’ urban rats and mostly taboo for the scientific community. Pest control workers and 311 hotline staff in cities like New York, however…