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Ron DeSantis Pushes Coastal ‘Resilience’ While Doing Little To Tackle Climate Change – NPR

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference at PortMiami in April. DeSantis faces criticism for failing to do all he could on Florida’s biggest environmental threat: climate change. Joe Raedle/Getty Images…

Climate change risk is complex: here is a way to assess it – The Conversation CA

A key feature of climate change is that it doesn’t pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk. In our highly connected world, climate…

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change – The New York Times

Brazil’s right-wing populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, scorned public health guidance and insisted that lockdowns and mobility restrictions would be a bigger threat to the country’s weak economy. Brazil now has one of the world’s highest death tolls and its economy…

UGA academics fight climate change through Drawdown Georgia – Red and Black

Academics at UGA have joined the fight against climate change and are finding ways to solve climate problems in their own backyard. Drawdown Georgia is an organization dedicated to combating climate change and significantly reducing Georgia’s carbon footprint by the…

Explained: What new research says about climate change causing a shift in Earth’s axis – The Indian Express

Rising sea levels, heatwaves, melting glaciers and storms are some of the well-known consequences of climate change. New research has added yet another impact to this list – marked shifts in the axis along which the Earth rotates. A study…

Gov. Whitmer’s Oil Pipeline Shutdown Straining Ties With Closest Ally

Months after President Biden snubbed Canadian officials by canceling Keystone XL, an impending showdown over a second crude oil pipeline threatens to further strain ties between the two neighbors that were frayed during the Trump administration. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer,…

Column: Targeting methane as big step to slow down global warming – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Methane may never rival carbon dioxide as the main culprit of climate change in the public mind, but it’s getting a lot more attention these days. There’s no either/or here. The effort to stave off dire consequences from global warming…

Every American has a powerful tool to fight climate change: A vote – Savannah Morning News

This is an op-ed by Steve Willis, board president of the Center for a Sustainable Coast, an environmental advocacy group that seeks to improve the responsible use, protection, and conservation of coastal Georgia’s resources. The April 18 edition of the Savannah Morning News…

Genome sequencing delivers hope and warning for the survival of the Sumatran rhinoceros

(Stockholm University) A study led by researchers at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm shows that the last remaining populations of the Sumatran rhinoceros display surprisingly low levels of inbreeding. The genomes from 21 modern and historical rhinoceros’ specimens were sequenced to investigate the genetic health in rhinos living today and ones that recently became extinct. With less than 100 individuals remaining, the Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammal species in the world.

Pro-global warming campus club launched in response to cold spring – Campus Times

Amidst growing agitation for this year’s unusually frigid spring, a student group of self-proclaimed “Global Warmers” has opened up a pro-global warming club on campus. The group aims to provide students opportunities to impact Rochester and a safe space to…