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White House Asks U.S. Oil-And-Gas Companies To Help Lower Fuel Costs

The White House has been speaking with U.S. oil and gas producers in recent days about helping to bring down rising fuel costs, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Energy costs are rising worldwide, in some cases leading…

Climate Change Concerns Make Many Around the World Willing to Alter How They Live and Work – Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project

Mud-covered cars stand piled up near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler in western Germany on July 22, days after deadly floods caused major damage in the region. (Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images) This analysis focuses on attitudes toward global climate change around the…

12 best books on climate change, shared by climate activists – NBC News

Rising temperatures, droughts and wildfires — all of them among the visible climate change indicators accepted by scientists — have more than doubled in the last 40 years, according to Carbon Brief, a climate science research organization funded by the…

There Is No Vaccine for Global Warming – The Nation

Fridays for Future protesters demonstrate against climate change on October 9, 2020, in Turin, Italy. (Antonello Marangi) EDITOR’S NOTE:& This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates…

Hidden 15th-century text on medieval manuscripts

Students have discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen. By using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, the students revealed that a manuscript leaf held in RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection was actually a palimpsest, a manuscript on parchment with multiple layers of writing.

Pinpointing the ‘silent’ mutations that gave the coronavirus an evolutionary edge

Researchers have identified a number of ‘silent’ mutations in the roughly 30,000 letters of the COVID-19 virus’s genetic code that helped it thrive once it made the leap from bats and other wildlife to humans — and possibly helped set the stage for the global pandemic.

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Global warming: Environmental movement resumes protests – The Irish Times

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday to demand scaled-up action to tackle a worsening climate crisis. It was biggest day of international…

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The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change | Tim Flannery

I was in Melbourne in late January, watching as more and more people donned face masks to protect themselves against the bushfire smoke that had thickened the air for weeks and that was causing hundreds of deaths. Turning on the…

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Biden condemns Trump as ‘climate arsonist’ as wildfires burn – as it happened

Kari Paul here, logging off for the night. Thank you for sticking with us on these fast-moving news days. Here is what you should know from the last few hours: The justice department is set to investigate the Roger Stone…

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Lloyd’s of London expects £5bn in Covid-19 insurance payouts

Lloyd’s of London, the world’s biggest insurance market, has said it expects up to £5bn to be paid out in claims related to the coronavirus pandemic. The insurers that operate in the Lloyd’s market are paying out Covid-19 claims in…

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