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Methane comes front and center in climate change policy – Brookings Institution

Climate scientists have long recognized methane as “carbon dioxide on steroids,” a short-lived but highly intensive climate pollutant that possesses more than 80 times the warming power of carbon during its first two decades in the atmosphere. It is responsible…

South American Songbird Hailed as Most Expert Musician of the Animal Kingdom (LISTEN)

When it comes to keeping time, an unassuming species of songbird is on a par with professional musicians, according to an audio analysis. The study is the first to investigate natural time-keeping ability of an animal in the wild, rather than under observation in the lab—and scientists have hailed the song abilities of the scaly-breasted […]

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Why Is Deforestation a Major Problem In Terms of Its Effect on Global Warming? – EARTH.ORG

Being one of the biggest environmental issues of the 21st century, countries are currently going out of their way to map out policies and seek collaborations to slow down the pace of global warming, after witnessing extreme droughts, heatwaves, and…

Fossil Awards to Egypt for a weak cover text and Israel for greenwashing

The Fossil awards on Solutions Day go to not one, but two countries. Both Egypt and Israel were nominated for being the worst today. Egypt for its extremely weak first drafts of the Cover text: the decision of the COP….

Colombia Leads a New Latin American Left Into the Climate Fight

Even Mr. Petro’s opponents mostly wish him well. At a protest in Arauca spearheaded by Mr. Arciniegas, the contractor, there were no denunciations of Mr. Petro, and the chants felt more like gentle suggestions. “La reforma sí, pero no así,”…

Australia’s methane emissions, the Global Methane Pledge and COP27

Image: KarryosMethane inventories in select fossil fuel basins (size of bubble = Mt CH4/yr), coverage of satellite data (x-axis, relative to total country emissions) and annual trend rate since 2019 (y-axis). A report on global methane emissions by Karryos shows…

Global Warming Puts Arabica Coffee at Risk, and We’re Barreling Towards a Crucial Threshold – Daily Coffee News

Coffee may be a major casualty of a hotter planet. Even if currently declared commitments to reduce emissions are met, our new research suggests coffee production will still rapidly decline in countries accounting for 75% of the world’s Arabica coffee supply. Arabica…

Global warming puts Arabica coffee at risk, and we’re barrelling towards a crucial threshold – The Conversation

Coffee may be a major casualty of a hotter planet. Even if currently declared commitments to reduce emissions are met, our new research suggests coffee production will still rapidly decline in countries accounting for 75% of the world’s Arabica coffee…

Climate Change for Preschoolers: ‘Octonauts’ Explores Unmapped Ground – The New York Times

Four-year-old Francis Gaskin, who lives with his family in Houston, has a favorite episode of his favorite new Netflix cartoon: When the Amazon rainforest canopy dries up from too much heat, the manic howler monkeys must move into the lower…

Australia commits to Global Nature Pledge to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 during UN General Assembly

More than 93 countries have signed the Global Leaders Pledge for Nature for Sustainable Development to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese just committed Australia to this pladge. The previous government of Scott Morrison refused to act…

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