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RICKERT: Invest in Climate Change Education – Georgetown University The Hoya

If the United States had taken decisive actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus when it was first discovered here, such as mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing, the country’s total number of COVID-19 deaths would be around 40% lower than…

Gulf Stream at its weakest in over 1,000 years

A new study suggests that the Gulf Stream – an Atlantic Ocean current that plays a large role in shaping Earth’s weather patterns – is weaker now than at any point in the last 1,000 years.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Report hits states for failing to mandate flood disclosures

Many of the nation’s most flood-prone states, including Florida and New Jersey, continue to let people sell their homes without having to tell prospective buyers whether the property had been flooded in the past, a national survey released yesterday shows.

Americans Can’t Afford Biden’s Green Obsession

As if Biden’s push for green energy hasn’t hurt America enough with the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate, it’s now fueling the rise in utility bills for hardworking Americans across the board….

Population of critically endangered Bahama Oriole is much larger than previously thought

(University of Maryland Baltimore County) New studies suggest there are at least 10 times as many Bahama Orioles as previously believed. The new data may influence the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to down-list the Bahama Oriole from critically endangered to endangered, freeing up resources to support other threatened species. The new work also showed that Bahama Orioles live and nest in a wider range of habitats than previously understood, which could inform future conservation efforts.

New fossil discovery illuminates the lives of the earliest primates

(Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY) A new fossil discovery is central to primate ancestry and adds to our understanding of how life on land recovered after the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago that wiped out all dinosaurs, except for birds. This study was documented in a paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

Scientists describe earliest primate fossils

(University of Washington) A new study published Feb. 24, 2021 in the journal Royal Society Open Science documents the earliest-known fossil evidence of primates. These creatures lived less than 150,000 years after the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event that killed off non-avian dinosaurs and saw the rise of mammals.

Drifter or homebody? Study first to show where whitespotted eagle rays roam

(Florida Atlantic University) It’s made for long-distance travel, yet movement patterns of the whitespotted eagle ray remain a mystery. Between 2016 and 2018, scientists fitted 54 rays with acoustic transmitters and tracked them along both the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of Florida, which differ in environmental characteristics. Results of the study reveal striking differences in travel patterns on the Atlantic coast compared to the Gulf coast and findings have significant conservation and adaptive management implications for this protected species.