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Lights, Camera, Climate – Sierra Magazine

In the spring of 2002, multiple movie studios were bidding hard over the right to make an action movie with an unusual adversary: climate change. For Fox, which snagged the deal, the haggling was worth it—when the film was released…

Is the Controlled Shrinking of Economies a Better Bet to Slow Climate Change Than Unproven Technologies? – InsideClimate News

Existing plans to limit global warming rely too much on “increasingly unrealistic assumptions” that societies will be able to remove huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere while simultaneously maintaining incessant economic growth over the next 50 years, according to…

Sumitomo shareholders reject climate change resolution – Reuters

Logos of Sumitomo Corp are seen after the company’s initiation ceremony at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) – Sumitomo Corp (8053.T) shareholders on Friday rejected a proposal requiring the trading house…

Animals’ ability to adapt their habitats key to survival amid climate change

(University of Wyoming) A research group of scientists from North America, Europe and Africa concluded that animals’ ability to respond to climate change likely depends on how well they modify their habitats, such as nests and burrows.

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‘The next pandemic’: drought is a hidden global crisis, UN says

Drought is a hidden global crisis that risks becoming “the next pandemic” if countries do not take urgent action on water and land management and tackling the climate emergency, the UN has said. At least 1.5 billion people have been…

Rising heat-related deaths linked to global warming – SciDev.Net

[NEW DELHI] An international team of researchers has quantified how heat-related deaths are attributable to global warming, with Latin America and South-East Asia the worst hit. Ana Maria Vicedo-Cabrera, lead author and head of the Climate Change and Health Research…

Predicting the spread of invasive carp using river water flows

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers from the University of Missouri and the United States Geological Survey are using a grant from the USGS Aquatic Invasive Species Competitive Grants Program to develop a 3D model to better predict how the variable dynamics of river water flows — currents and water turbulence — influence the spread of invasive carp throughout the U.S. Invasive carp reproduce in rivers, and can lay thousands of eggs that can drift for miles in river flows before hatching.

The Lifestyle of This Amazonian Tribe May Hold a Key to Healthy Aging

Although people in industrialized nations have access to modern medical care, they are more sedentary and eat a diet high in saturated fats. In contrast, the Tsimane have little or no access to health care but are extremely physically active and consume a high-fiber diet that includes vegetables, fish, and lean meat. “The Tsimane have […]

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Costly frost in France attributed to climate change – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

BERLIN – Scientists say damaging frost that caused significant economic loss to France’s central winegrowing region this year was made more likely by climate change. A report released Tuesday by researchers who study the link between global warming and weather…

How manufacturing can raise the bar on global climate goals – World Economic Forum

Improving resource efficiency in manufacturing processes is as important as reducing the transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions; Setting high emission reduction targets is the only way towards a net-zero greenhouse gas economy; Reducing the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels, recycling…