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Irondale High School Students Push For Action To Address Global Warming – CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Twin Cities high school has a resolution for the New Year: It’s committing to be more green by setting a big goal. Three Irondale High school students asked the administration to commit to 100% clean energy…

How Greenpeace Co-Opted An Already Biased BBC

The BBC runs – at our expense – probably the largest and best-resourced newsroom in the world. So how is it using its journalistic muscle? Its latest ruse is to go into partnership with … Greenpeace. The target of this initiative…

How Radical Enviros Made Africa’s Locust Problem Worse

Two weeks ago a Boeing 737 on final approach to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, flew into a massive cloud of locusts swarming above the airport. The insects were sucked into the plane’s engines and splattered across the windshield, blinding the pilots to the runway ahead….

China health threats likely to increase due to heatwaves

(University of Reading) The coronavirus had caused many deaths in China this month, and a new study has shown increasingly severe and frequent heatwaves could lead to serious health emergencies in future due to climate change.Study found deadly heatwaves like the one in north-east China in 2018 have already gone from being one-in-500-year events to one-in-60-year events.Persistent extreme night-time heat and intense rainfall events are also particular threats under the projected future climate.

Bizarre front-footed dinosaur tracks make it look like these behemoths did handstands

Sauropods were the largest animals to ever live on land. They were behemoths with long necks and equally long tails, and they needed four thick, pillar-like legs to support their massive frames. Or did they? Back in 2007, paleontologists unearthed…

TJ Donovan: Support for Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan.  I strongly support H.688, Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The climate crisis is real. It’s already affecting our state and is expected to get worse. We’re having milder…

A Tale Of Two Earths: Trump Vs. Thunberg

In some ways, it hardly seems like a fair fight: the leader of the free world and the ultimate alpha male, Donald J. Trump, versus a slim, awkward 17-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg. Even so, they both swaggered into the…

More rain and less snow means increased flood risk

By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western US, scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow.