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Snow chaos in Europe caused by melting sea-ice in the Arctic

(UiT The Arctic University of Norway) The April snow falling on fruit blossoms in Europe these days may be directly connected to the loss of the sea ice in the Barents Sea in the Arctic.  That was definitely the case in 2018 when the sudden cold spell known as “Beast from the East” descended on the mid-latitudes of the continent,  a new study in Nature Geoscience shows.

More than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year

(CNRS) Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international program conducted for nearly 20 has determined that 5,200 tons per year of these micrometeorites reach the ground.

NASA Officials Sound Fake French Fry Alarm – As Potato Crops Set Records

NASA’s climate propaganda site, Climate.gov, features an article claiming climate change threatens potato production and, therefore, French fries. The article, titled “Climate & French fries,” claims global warming is making temperatures too warm for ideal potato production, creating more drought…

The 2 Rules for Eating to Fight Climate Change – The Atlantic

Read: Beyond “vegetarian” After wasting less food and eating less meat, all other changes a person might make are marginal, experts said, among them eating locally, organically, and seasonally. Moreover, the climate impact of those food choices is in many…

What can we learn from vanishing wildlife species: The case of the Pyrenean Ibex

(Pensoft Publishers) The sad history of the Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) is a powerful example of species loss due to causes related to human activity. DNA analyses of Pyrenean Ibex found evidence that, after a demographic expansion about 20,000 years ago, its population went through a bottleneck caused by hunting, inbreeding and other factors, which ultimately caused its extinction. Their research is published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Zoosystematics and Evolution.

Announcing the launch of Global Africa, a new African academic journal

(Institut de recherche pour le développement) The Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal (UGB) announced the launch of Global Africa in Dakar. This international and interdisciplinaryacademic journal is part of a wider effort to promote African research, with €1.5 million of support from the Agence française de développement (AFD). This program will involve around a dozen partner institutions, both in France and on the African continent.

French Connoisseurs Just Tasted the Bordeaux Wine That Spent a Year in Space: ‘Beautiful!’

Bottles of wines recently brought back from the International Space Station were finally opened and drank—several of them—for research purposes. Having drifted 273 miles above the surface of the Earth for a year, a dozen bottles of Petrus Pomerol, as well as 320 snippets of grape vines, were brought back down as part of an […]

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EXTREME WEATHER: Panel urges federal help for Americans displaced by climate

The federal government needs to take a lead role in addressing climate migration by financially supporting people who relocate and helping communities that gain or lose population, an expert panel says in a new report that recalls Dust Bowl-era programs.