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The Climate Change Cash Grab – OZY

The desolate climate of the Arctic has historically made it a place of little economic significance. The Earth’s northernmost region is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The melting of Greenland’s glaciers, Arctic sea ice…

Ocean eddies strongly affect global mean sea-level projections – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Satellite-observed sea-level measurements indicate an ongoing increase in the global mean sea level since the satellite era (1–3). Global mean sea-level rise (GMSLR) threatens low-lying coastal regions, and these regions will benefit strongly from sea-level projections to adapt their…

House hunters are fleeing climate change, causing a new kind of gentrification – Grist

House hunting in today’s world comes with a lot of decisions: Do you want to live somewhere urban or rural? How many bedrooms do you need? Are you okay living in a place where the streets frequently flood or the…

Climate change: 4C temperature increase could risk major collapse of ice surrounding Antarctica, scientists say – Sky News

Ice surrounding Antarctica could be at risk of collapsing if global temperatures increase by 4C, experts warn. Research from the University of Reading found that more than a third of the Antarctic ice shelf area could collapse and release “unimaginable…

Biden: Americans Can Travel By Rail Nearly As Fast As A Plane

President Joe Biden defended his exorbitant “infrastructure” bill Wednesday by urging Americans to imagine a world in which they can travel by rail at the speed of an airplane and traverse the globe’s entire circumference in just an hour. These…

Regional habitat differences identified for threatened piping plovers on Atlantic coast

(US Geological Survey) Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along the Atlantic Coast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

More than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year

(CNRS) Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international program conducted for nearly 20 has determined that 5,200 tons per year of these micrometeorites reach the ground.

How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy – The New York Times

How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens…

Houston flooding polluted reefs more than 100 miles offshore

(Rice University) Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016’s Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.

Assessing the impacts of nodule mining on the deep-sea environment

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Scientists of the JPI Oceans project “MiningImpact” are embarking on a 6-week long expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific. Their goal is to carry out an independent scientific monitoring of the test of a prototype nodule collector machine conducted at the same time by the Belgian company Global Sea Resources (GSR).