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Marin Voice: Caring about climate change key for county’s teens, young adults – Marin Independent Journal

Spring is a beautiful time not to care about climate change in California. By late March, the mountains have turned green again, pink flowers are everywhere and benevolent winds blow easy temperatures across the valleys and striking coastlines of the…

Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says – The New York Times

A landmark United Nations report is expected to declare that reducing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, will need to play a far more vital role in warding off the worst effects of climate change. The global…

UNH researchers develop software to monitor ocean soundscape especially during COVID-19

(University of New Hampshire) An international development team, led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, has created a user-friendly software program that can process sound data collected from the world’s oceans in a more standardized format that will enhance research and collaboration and help understand the global sea soundscape dynamics, including the impact of COVID-19 when travel and economic slowdowns put a halt to human activities in the ocean.

Rapid global warming harming farm production, report warns – National Observer

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration The climate crisis is already eating into the output of the world’s agricultural systems, with productivity much lower than it would have…

UMD helps quantify how climate change has slowed global agricultural productivity growth

(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland (UMD) collaborated to quantify the man-made effects of climate change on global agricultural productivity growth for the first time. Results indicate a 21% reduction in global agricultural productivity since 1961, equivalent to completely losing the last 7 years of productivity growth. This work suggests that global agriculture is becoming more vulnerable to ongoing climate change effects, with warmer regions like Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean being hit the hardest.

Increased precipitation and the watery miracles of Italian saints

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) An international, interdisciplinary team of authors analyse ancient texts and a stalagmite from a Tuscan cave and show that, in response to increased rainfall and flooding in the sixth century AD, a new type of miracle emerged in the stories of saints circulating in Italy at the end of antiquity: the power of the saints over the element of water on land and in the air.

Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Roadmap Raises Concerns – 5280 | The Denver Magazine

A drilling rig operated by SRC Energy stands near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Aa Street in Greeley, Colo. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Alex McIntyre/The Greeley Tribune via AP) Environment State officials, researchers, and advocacy groups disagree about the…

Climate change vs agriculture: Can one farming method—conventional, organic or agroecology—help slow global warming? – Genetic Literacy Project

Climate change and agriculture appear joined at the hip. Agriculture—through methane, carbon dioxide, and land use—has had an impact on the global climate. And climate change—through drought, heat, and pests—will have an impact on agriculture, reducing yields and making farming…

A robot submarine could explore Titan’s deepest sea

A new study of data from NASA’s bountiful Cassini mission shows that Titan’s largest methane sea, Kraken Mare, is at least 1,000 feet – 300 meters – deep near its center. That’s plenty of room for a future robotic submarine to explore.