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Anti-Plastic Bag Activists’ Latest Weapon: Shame (And It Backfired)

In addition to bans, fees, and moral preening, anti-plastic bag advocates have a new trick up their sleeve for inspiring you to bring a reusable tote on your next trip to the grocery store: shame. Two weeks ago, East West…

Scientists challenge notion of binary sexuality with naming of new plant species

(Pensoft Publishers) A collaborative team of scientists from the US and Australia has named a new plant species from the remote Outback. Bucknell University biology postdoctoral fellow Angela McDonnell and professor Chris Martine led the description of the plant that had confounded field biologists for decades because of the unusual fluidity of its flower form. The discovery, published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys, offers a powerful example of the diversity of sexual forms found among plants.

Place Blame For Recent Tornados Where It Belongs

Tragically, there is nothing unique about the number or severity of more than 55 devastating tornadoes that tore through the outskirts of Kansas City, swept through Indiana and Ohio, and stretched eastward from Idaho and Colorado across eight states late…

Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities – NBC News

If global warming sometimes seems like a distant or abstract threat, new research casts the phenomenon in stark, life-or-death terms. It predicts that in the absence of significant progress in efforts to curb emissions of temperature-raising greenhouse gases, extreme heat…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 15 June 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 9 through Sat, June 15, 2019 Editor’s…

Amazing June for noctilucent clouds

For the northern part of Earth, the season for seeing noctilucent clouds – clouds that shine at night – typically begins in June. This June has been particularly fine for seeing these electric-blue clouds. Photos and video here.

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? – Vox.com

Is climate change going to end human civilization for good, and so soon that we may as well not bother saving for retirement? That’s the theory put forward in a recent viral Vice post: “New Report Warns ‘High Likelihood of…