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Global Warming: A growing concern to all of us – Rising Kashmir

Global warming will impact life on Earth in many ways, but the extent of the change is largely up to us   DAR ZAHID HUSSAIN Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past…

Never Take Alarmist Sloganeering About Future Climate At Face Value

I recently read a paper in the law literature celebrating the rise of “climate risk disclosure” requirements now being imposed on public companies. The author discussed at length why the market has failed to price climate risk into investments and…

Lazy, hazy days no more: A call-to-action to better understand air pollution mechanisms

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A special issue of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences summarizes current work on atmospheric oxidation capacity and advocates further investigations.

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say – The New York Times

Some environmental solutions are win-win, helping to rein in global warming and protecting biodiversity, too. But others address one crisis at the expense of the other. Growing trees on grasslands, for example, can destroy the plant and animal life of…

FEATURE: Australian firm eyes seaweed as global warming game changer – Kyodo News Plus

Could a species of seaweed that flourishes around Japan’s Pacific coast and regions of Oceania prove a game changer in the fight against global warming? That is the hope of those involved in an innovative project under way in Australia,…

Soil microbes metabolize the same polyphenols found in chocolate, wine

(Colorado State University) A research team led by Kelly Wrighton, associate professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, has uncovered new insights into the role of polyphenols in the soil microbiome, known as a black box for its complexity. They proffer an updated theory that soils – much like the human gut – can be food sources for the microbes that live there.

World Oceans Day: Harnessing the Power of ‘Blue Carbon’ in Mitigating Climate Change – International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA joins hands with the leading experts from all over the world to study organically absorbed carbon, known as Blue Carbon, captured and stored especially by coastal ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and tidal marshes to understand…

Food systems offer huge opportunities to cut emissions, study finds

(Earth Institute at Columbia University) A new global analysis says that greenhouse-gas emissions from food systems have long been systematically underestimated–and points to major opportunities to cut them. The authors estimate that activities connected to food production and consumption produced the equivalent of 16 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2018–one third of the human-produced total, and an 8 percent increase since 1990.

Carbon Dioxide Driving Climate Change Increases – NPR

This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii. Measurements taken at the station in May 2021 revealed the highest monthly average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in human history. Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory…