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How China fits into global climate change – GZERO Media

Want to tackle climate change? If so you’ll have to reach out to China, which is currently responsible for over a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Beijing will certainly take your call, as climate is a huge priority for…

Alpine plants are losing their white “protective coat”

(University of Basel) Snow cover in the Alps has been melting almost three days earlier per decade since the 1960s. This trend is temperature-related and cannot be compensated by heavier snowfall. By the end of the century, snow cover at 2,500 meters could disappear a month earlier than today, as simulations by environmental scientists at the University of Basel demonstrate.

Major banks freshly pledge trillion-dollar spending on climate change but remain scrutinized for oil-patch financing – MarketWatch

Major banks, fresh off strong earnings periods while COVID-19 shut down much of the world, have expanded their pledged spending toward sustainable and climate-minded sectors. JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +0.63% announced Thursday it will spend $2.5 trillion over 10 years,…

Statement by John Englart on Synthetic Turf to Moreland Council

John Englart addressing Moreland Council on Synthetic Turf 14 April 2021 (Image courtesy Moreland Council) I made the following statement to Moreland Council on 14 April 2021 on Synthetic turf and its climate and environmental impact, although a few sections…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Worsening spring allergies linked to climate change, experts say – PhillyVoice.com

If you’ve noticed your allergies getting worse every spring, you are not alone, allergy experts say.  The spring allergy season — which takes place from February to May each year and impacts roughly 24 million Americans — is likely intensifying as a result of climate…

Sustainable Seagrass High in Omega-6 and Protein is Better Than Rice For This Master Chef

A three-Michelin-star chef in Spain has discovered that sea grass, a diminutive and little-loved marine plant, produces what is in effect, rice. His adoption of this grain into cooking techniques is now simply one part of his mission to repair sea grass ecosystems around the world—which he says could serve to not only stop the […]

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Silk moth’s diapause reverts back to ancestors’ through gene editing!?

(Shinshu University) Diapause is a phenomenon in which animals and insects foresee changes in the environment and actively reduce metabolism, or halt regular differentiation and development. By knocking out genes that allow the silkworm to detect temperature, researchers found that the silk moth diapause changes from temperature to day length. This is not only valuable for the molecular mechanism in the environmental response, but also an important finding in exploring the process of domestication of silk moths.

New Brain Cancer Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Human Trial – Most Patients Saw No Tumor Growth For 3 Years

A landmark human trial testing a vaccine that’s designed to help the immune system target brain tumors has shown promising results—and Phase 2 of the trial is now being planned. According to a Nature article published by the researchers leading the trial, the vaccine was safe for all patients, and showed the hoped-for immune response […]

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