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What is kratom and is it dangerous?

Fans of the herb kratom say it offers pain relief, calms anxiety, and can help ease opioid withdrawal symptoms. However, several federal government agencies have issued warnings that it acts like a prescription-strength opioid and could be easily abused. But…

How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water causes coral polyps to expel algae living in their tissue. The analysis shows that independent island nations, such as Cuba and Jamaica, may be less vulnerable to coral bleaching than island territories like Saint Barthélemy.

After Florida, Arizona’s Real Estate Market Will Be Hit Next By Global Warming – CleanTechnica

February 20th, 2019 by Michael Barnard  Florida has been the bellwether for real estate changes due to global warming-induced sea level rise, but it’s followed by multiple states on the eastern seaboard of the USA. Studies have found that billions…

Weather and climate expert explores why he’s often asked whether he believes in global warming but not gravity – MarketWatch

TED Talks J. Marshall Shepherd during a TEDxUGA Talk in March 2018. J. Marshall Shepherd, a distinguished professor of geography and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia, employed a tidy metaphor during a TED Talk last year in Athens,…

Miami Battles Rising Seas – The New York Times

Climate change is not a distant threat for Miami; it’s a daily presence in people’s lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades. It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism,…

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Jay Inslee, potential 2020 contender, on climate: ‘We need to blow the bugle’

The US stands virtually alone in the world in having a leader who openly dismisses the reality of climate change. But amid growing concern among Americans about the overheating planet, one potential 2020 presidential candidate is aiming to hoist climate…

Crocodile face off

(Harvard University) Despite often being portrayed as creatures that have remained virtually unchanged for millions of years, a new Harvard study shows crocodiles have repeatedly altered their developmental patterns, leading to much of the diversity found in modern, living crocodiles.

Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs

A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska’s Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived in the Arctic about 69 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period.

One of Antartica’s biggest glaciers has a giant hole under it. What would happen if it collapsed? – USA TODAY

CLOSE A cavity two thirds the size of Manhattan has formed under one of the world’s most dangerous glaciers. Veuer’s Sam Berman has the full story. Buzz60 The Thwaites Glacier is one of the most dangerous glaciers in the world,…