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Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change – Foreign Policy

School students gather to demand action on climate change in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 20, 2019. Jenny Evans/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life, caused widespread sickness and fatalities, and sent the global economy careening toward a depression….

How to explore national parks with virtual tours

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for various reasons we can’t always heed the call as quickly as we’d like. Fortunately,…

The drive-in movie theater may be just the cure for lockdown fatigue

Storefronts may be shuttered, offices hushed and sidewalks sparsely treaded amid a looming pandemic. But one unlikely beacon is shining a little brighter these days. That would be the drive-in movie theater. Indeed, after years of steadily retreating from the…

NASA find Herold a fading ex-tropical cyclone

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Former Tropical Cyclone Herold is now a fading area of low-pressure in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image.

Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide

(Frontiers) The climate crisis means that an agricultural disaster comparable to the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression can’t be excluded in the long term. A new study forecasts that its effects would exhaust 94% of American wheat reserves, and echo throughout the global trade network to cause shortfalls around the world. These results demonstrate that today’s global food system is highly vulnerable to shocks.

Improving success of giraffe translocations

(Penn State) In two new studies, an international team of researchers identifies the ideal composition of a group of giraffes to be translocated for conservation purposes and provides guidelines for all aspects of the translocation process.

Why is mindfulness beneficial for your health?

Focus on your breath. Listen to your body. Notice your emotions, but don’t judge them. These are a few of the cues routinely used to induce mindfulness, a meditative state of self-awareness and detached acceptance that promises practitioners a sense…

Why shutting down for coronavirus matters

Schools and offices are closed. There are no sports or concerts to attend. Restaurants, stores and churches are ghost towns. And there’s a cap and gown sitting on my dining room table for a graduation ceremony in May that’s unlikely…