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Archaeologists pinpoint population for the Greater Angkor region

(University of Oregon) Long-running archaeological research, boosted by airborne lidar sensing and machine-learning algorithms, finds that Cambodia’s Greater Angkor region was home to 700,000-900,000 people. The new estimate, made possible by a study designed at the University of Oregon, is the first for the entire 3,000-square-kilometer low-density region.

The Environmental Threat More Immediate Than Climate Change – GovExec.com

A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year found that 60% of U.S. adults surveyed viewed climate change as a major threat, and 65% claimed that the federal government was not doing enough to reduce the effects of climate change. …

New Geology articles published online ahead of print in April

(Geological Society of America) Thirty-one new articles were published online ahead of print for Geology in April. Topics include shocked zircon from the Chicxulub impact crater; the Holocene Sonoran Desert; the architecture of the Congo Basin; the southern Death Valley fault; missing water from the Qiangtang Basin; sulfide inclusions in diamonds; how Himalayan collision stems from subduction; ghost-dune hollows; and the history of the Larsen C Ice Shelf. These Geology articles are online at https://geology.geoscienceworld.org/content/early/recent.

Hawai’i among global leaders in fighting climate change – David Y. Ige | Newsroom

Hawai‘i among global leaders in fighting climate change Posted on Apr 27, 2021 in Capitol Connection Governor Ige joined special envoy John Kerry, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and other global leaders for U.S. Climate Action Week. In a series of…

Scientists don spacesuits to explore Hawaiian lava tubes as if they were on Mars

(European Geosciences Union) Analog astronauts–scientists living in a habitat atop a Hawaiian volcano to train for living and working on the moon and Mars–are exploring lava tubes, which may hold biosignatures of life. The researchers will present their latest findings at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2021, which is meeting from 19-30 April 2021.

Global warming perceptions by states: More Americans accept fault – NBC News

WASHINGTON — It’s been more than 50 years since the words “Earth Day” entered the country’s environmental lexicon, and polling data show there is an increasing understanding that humans do, in fact, play a large role in earth’s changing environment….

Summit shows progress in critical year for global warming – West Hawaii Today

WASHINGTON — The world moved closer to curbing the worst of global warming after this week’s climate summit. But there’s still a long way to go, and the road to a safer future gets even rockier from here. With the…

One Climate One Oʻahu community plan to fight climate change | University of Hawaiʻi System News – UH System Current News

The City and County of Honolulu in recognition of Earth Day, announced the One Climate One Oʻahu Climate Action Plan 2020–25 (CAP), a science-based, community-driven strategy for Oʻahu to combat climate change and eliminate fossil fuel emissions—the root cause of…

Climate change in graphics: The charts that show we must act now – New Scientist

Global warming is already happening as carbon emissions keep on rising, with effects from sea level rise to more and more extreme weather events worldwide Environment 21 April 2021 By New Scientist Buildings and farmlands are seen partially submerged in…

Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections – West Hawaii Today

SAN DIEGO — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one…