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Guest Opinion: Tracey Bernett: Concrete and climate change – Boulder Daily Camera

By Rep. Tracey Bernett One of my favorite memories of the 2021 legislative session was when I was on the House floor urging my colleagues to vote for HB21-1303… at 10 p.m. on a Saturday night just a few weeks…

A 1967 solar storm nearly caused a nuclear war

The U.S. Air Force began preparing for war on May 23, 1967, thinking that the Soviet Union had jammed a set of American surveillance radars. But instead the powerful 1967 solar storm was to blame.

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Heat and wind in Oregon are fueling the nation’s largest wildfire. – The New York Times

Extreme Weather and Climate Updates Aug. 3, 2021Updated  Aug. 3, 2021, 4:51 p.m. ET Aug. 3, 2021, 4:51 p.m. ET Firefighters worked to contain the Bootleg Fire near Silver Lake, Ore., last week. It has burned more than 400,000 acres…

NPR Falsely Claims Rising Seas Will Drown Google And Facebook Campuses

Among the top Google News search results today for “climate change” is a National Public Radio (NPR) article claiming the Google and Facebook (pictured) campuses near San Francisco Bay are vulnerable to rising seas caused by climate change. The article…

Heat Wave and Wildfire Updates: Climate Change News – The New York Times

Extreme Weather and Climate Updates July 27, 2021Updated  July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m. ET July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m. ET The Dixie Fire burned near Quincy, Calif., on Monday.Credit…Jungho Kim for The New York Times Residents of Montana and Wyoming…

Is climate change to blame for weather disasters? – Daily Inter Lake

Summer isn’t even half over, and we’ve seen heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with temperatures that would make news in Death Valley, enormous fires that have sent smoke across North America, and lethal floods of biblical proportions…

Cattle losing adaptations to environment, MU researchers find

(University of Missouri-Columbia) In a new PLOS Genetics study, researchers have uncovered evidence showing that cattle are losing important environmental adaptations, losses the researchers attribute to a lack of genetic information available to farmers. After examining genetic material stretching back to the 1960s, they identified specific DNA variations associated with adaptations that could one day be used to create DNA tests for cattle — tests that could tell farmers whether their cattle are suited for one environment or another.

‘Civilian Climate Corps’ Will Be In Senate Dems’ Infrastructure Pork Package

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that a climate jobs proposal called the Civilian Climate Corps will be part of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that Senate Democrats plan to pass. The move reflects the high priority many Democratic…

Do Leaked Climate Reports Help or Hurt Public Understanding of Global Warming? – InsideClimate News

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has always been a lightning rod for controversy. Since its creation in 1988, conspiracy theorists and politicians funded by fossil fuel interests have tried to undermine the organization’s science by portraying the panel as…

Using archeology to better understand climate change – EurekAlert

Throughout history, people of different cultures and stages of evolution have found ways to adapt, with varying success, to the gradual warming of the environment they live in. But can the past inform the future, now that climate change is…

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