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Empowering Women to Combat Climate Change – Morocco World News

Spread the love Climate change is likely the most urgent crisis facing us in the 21st century. Rising temperatures are causing increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, more droughts and heat waves, precipitation changes, and sea level rise. Consequently, this…

Biden admin’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants – NBC News

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration used its federal powers to limit emissions for the first time Monday, proposing a rule that would phase out the use of a common refrigerant blamed for driving global warming. Hydrofluorocarbons, known as HFCs and…

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When Is the Right Time to Start Your Backyard Composter?

Vermont became the first state to mandate composting of food scraps. While this was the first state-wide mandate, there are cities across the U.S. that have also discussed or implemented laws requiring food waste to go into composters instead of the trash. California is set to start its mandatory food waste composting requirement in 2022. You’ve […]

NSU researcher part of a flagship study on vertebrate genomes

(Nova Southeastern University) Today, the G10K sponsored Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) announces their flagship study and associated publications focused on genome assembly quality and standardization for the field of genomics. This study includes 16 diploid high-quality, near error-free, and near complete vertebrate reference genome assemblies for species across all taxa with backbones (i.e., mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and fishes) from five years of piloting the first phase of the VGP project.

Warming Trends: Google Earth Shows Climate Change in Action, a History of the World Through Bat Guano and Bike Riding With Monarchs – InsideClimate News

Solutions Watching Climate Change at Work An updated Google Earth feature shows climate change in action over the last four decades. Launched in collaboration with U.S. and European government agencies, Google Earth Timelapse contains 37 years worth of changes to…

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.

Poop core records 4,300 years of bat diet and environment

(American Geophysical Union) A 2-meter guano pile holds information about changes in climate and how the bats’ food sources shifted over the millennia, analogous to records of the past found in layers of lake mud and Antarctic ice, according to a new study in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences,

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

(KU Leuven) A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

Are We Stifling Debate on the Extent of Carbon Dioxide’s Role in Global Warming? – JAPAN Forward

~~  ~ Global warming has become a global concern. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has continued to pump out strong warnings if humanity would have no future unless we do something. The Japanese government, following Europe’s lead, has announced the…

Climate change: An A-Z glossary of the words you need to know in the fight against global warming – Sky News

Climate change affects everybody on this planet, so it is important to know all the terminology surrounding it. Here are some of the most important words and phrases: Adaptation Changes in processes, practices and structures to help cope with the…