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Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks

As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, new research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases and offers a first-of-its kind model for testing disease control and prevention strategies. Getting just 10% of risk tolerant farmers to adopt biosecurity measures resulted in a significant reduction of disease, but keeping the disease under control required at least 40% of risk-takers to change their behaviors.

Terrorizing Children With Scary Climate Stories A Loathsome Deceit

Nancy Pelosi shamelessly accuses President Trump of “scaring the children” with talk of deporting illegal migrants who have committed crimes, received due process, and evaded deportation orders. Pelosi is infamous for using children as pawns in her gutter politics. Her…

‘Our Small Towns Are Toppling Like Dominoes’: Why We Should Cut Some Farmers a Check – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…

What if We Paid Farmers to Fight Global Warming? – The New York Times

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises…

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CLIMATE IMPACTS: Mitigation’s worth varies across states and disasters

Federal disaster mitigation spending provides substantial returns for at-risk states and communities, in some cases nearly $7 in avoided disaster costs for every $1 spent before a flood, fire, windstorm or earthquake strikes.

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POLITICS: How a climate critic landed in the White House

At the dawn of the Trump era, a Princeton University physicist stood on a stage at the Heritage Foundation and turned a recitation of a poem by Robert Burns into a screed against Al Gore. That same physicist is now trying to orchestrate a negative review of climate science within the White House.

Researchers create multi-junction solar cells from off-the-shelf components

(North Carolina State University) In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells for use in multiple applications.