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Climate adaptation: we need local solutions to adapt to global warming – EU News

​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) welcomes the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change adopted by the European Commission on 24 February 2021. The CoR regrets, however, that even though it enables the move from planning to…

John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’ – The New York Times

The United States climate envoy, John Kerry, on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed risks to peace and security around the world. Failing to address the threats of climate change is…

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Worst-case scenario for river & bay: Climate change, flooding, dead zones, crab depletion – Herald-Mail Media

Editor’s note: This USA Today Network special report explores solutions to deep threats that flow through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland as the Susquehanna River feeds the Chesapeake Bay — with life and death. The last resident of Applegarth, Md.,…

‘See through soil’ could help farmers deal with future droughts

(Princeton University, Engineering School) In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has sometimes proven disappointing for farmers.

President Biden Issues Executive Orders on Climate Change Policy – Gibson Dunn

February 9, 2021 Click for PDF On January 27, 2021, Climate Day, President Biden issued two Executive Orders and a Memorandum addressing climate change policy and scientific integrity, which include a moratorium on new oil and gas lease permits on…

Kenyan Woman’s Startup Recycles Plastic Waste into Bricks That Are 5x Stronger Than Concrete

An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing bricks from recycled plastic. Nzambi Matee says she was “tired of being on the sidelines” while civil servants struggled against plastic waste in the capital city of Nairobi, so the materials engineer created a product that is 5 to 7 times stronger than […]

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We Use 6 Billion Face Masks a Day—But Scientists Have a Genius Way to Turn Them Into Roads

The idea of billions of people going through a few masks a week during this pandemic definitely rings alarm bells, but a team of researchers in Melbourne, Australia, may have the solution. They’ve discovered that adding millions of discarded face masks to road-paving mixtures would actually lowered the cost of the road, while diverting billions […]

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Wood formation can now be followed in real-time — and possibly serve the climate of tomorrow

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) A genetic engineering method makes it possible to observe how woody cell walls are built in plants. The new research in wood formation, conducted by the University of Copenhagen and others, opens up the possibility of developing sturdier construction materials and perhaps more climate efficient trees.