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Watch for Mars and the full Harvest Moon

The Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon is always the full moon falling the closest to the autumnal equinox. It’s coming up in 2020 on October 1 or 2. What’s more, this Harvest Moon will be near Mars!

Global warming, fires, and crime in Mexico and beyond – Brookings Institution

When a brush fire erupted near Tijuana in early September, a large part of the North American western coast was either on fire or at high risk of fire. The dramatic fire belt stretched from Canada to northern Mexico. Although…

The cost of drought in Italy

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Drought-induced economic losses ranged in Italy between 0.55 and 1.75 billion euros over the period 2001-2016, and droughts caused significant collateral effects not only on the agricultural sector, but also on food manufacturing industries. A study just published led by the CMCC Foundation sheds light on the characterization of the damages caused by droughts while providing a tool with applicability in the implementation of drought risk management plans and the evaluation of drought management policies.

Australian Scientists Create Seaweed Supplement for Cows that Reduces Methane Emissions by 80%

An Australian company has produced a seaweed-based dietary supplement for dairy and beef cows that eliminates 80% of the methane content emitted by the animals. If only 10% of global cattle herds consumed the supplement, created by FutureFeed Ltd, it would be the same as taking 50 million cars off the roadways. Trialled for efficacy […]

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As Crops Set Records, WaPo Claims Climate Change Is Killing The Farm Belt

Today my Google search of “climate change” turned up this fact-challenged story from the Washington Post, “Climate change is killing the farm belt. With a little help, farmers can fix it.” The author writes, “The Great Plains is in the…

Anthropologists compare a composite measure of physiological dysregulation among humans and other primates

It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different ailments.

Solar Panels Generate Mountains Of Toxic Waste—And Heat The Earth

The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when talking about renewable energy, the topic of waste does not often appear.” She attributes this to the supposed “pressures…