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COMMENTARY: Global warming is nothing new – Jefferson City News Tribune

You may think global warming is something new, but scientists and government agencies have been aware of the impact of greenhouse gases for over a century. In 1856, Eunice Foote, an American amateur scientist, demonstrated carbon dioxide (CO2) in the…

Common Weed May Be ‘Super Plant’ That Holds Key to Drought-Resistant Crops

A drought-proof weed may hold the key to feeding the world, according to new research. The common plant known as purslane, harbors important clues about how to create valuable drought-resistant crops. Yale scientists describe how Portulaca oleracea integrates two distinct metabolic pathways to create a novel type of photosynthesis that enables the weed to endure […]

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CNN Pushes Coral Apocalypse As Great Barrier Reef Shows Record Growth

A new report from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) shows the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) set new records for extent this year. Sadly, in a story titled “Parts of Great Barrier Reef record highest amount of coral in…

Great Barrier Reef Coral Cover Hits Record Levels For Second Year

Official data released today reveals that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in excellent health, with coral cover reaching record levels for the second consecutive year. The increase will be surprising to members of the public, who are regularly hit with scary…

Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S. – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating….

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Barbados Resists Climate Colonialism in an Effort to Survive the Costs of Global Warming – ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine. Late on May 31, 2018,…

TikTok Creators Have Been Banned From Sacred Sites In Nepal For Being ‘Nuisances’

Describing them perfectly as “nuisances,” Buddhist monks in Nepal are banning TikTok video creators from using their country’s religious heritage as a stage for the popular social media app. There’s nothing that detracts from the beauty of a sacred place more that when a sizable fraction of the visitors endlessly use it as a social […]

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Climate change: The global Jenga game – The Hill

It has been 34 years, an entire generation, since the U.S. government’s top climate scientist warned Congress the planet was warming with potentially dire consequences. “It is already happening now,” Dr. James Hansen testified in 1988. “It is time to…

Opinion | The Cruel Irony of Inhalers That Make Climate Change Worse – The New York Times

Drought and extreme heat, both exacerbated by climate change, have paved the way for prime fire conditions across the Western United States. As wildfire season ramps up and smoke re-emerges as a serious health threat, experts are encouraging people to…

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