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Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

How to improve energy efficiency of historically significant buildings

(University of Gothenburg) How can historic buildings become more energy efficient while conserving their heritage values? A doctoral thesis provides the answer by presenting a new method for combining climate goals and heritage values in historic buildings stocks.

G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal – The New York Times

BRUSSELS — President Biden joined with leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations on Sunday to take action aimed at holding down global temperatures, but failed to set a firm end date on the burning of coal, which is a primary…

Biden and G7 Announce Progress on Climate Change with One Major Failure – Mother Jones – Mother Jones

Smoke rises from a factory as a truck loaded with cars crosses a bridge in Paris.AP Photo/Michel Euler, File Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap…

Could temperatures keep rising?

Orbital changes are responsible for Milankovitch cycles that make Earth move in and out of periods of glaciation, or Ice Ages. Summer insolation on the Northern Hemisphere reached a peak some 10,500 years ago, in line with the Milankovitch cycles, and…

FACT SHEET: G7 to Announce Joint Actions to End Public Support for Overseas Unabated Coal Generation by End of 2021 – Whitehouse.gov

The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values Today, President Biden and fellow G7 Leaders agreed to a set of concrete actions to accelerate the…

China to launch Shenzhou 12 mission to its space station

China is getting ready to launch 3 astronauts to the Tiangong space station as part of a mission called Shenzhou 12. There’s been no mention of an official launch date, but it was initially rumored for June 10, 2021, and now appears to be slated for June 17.

The post China to launch Shenzhou 12 mission to its space station first appeared on EarthSky.

Will climate change cause another dust bowl? | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The snowbanks piled along roads, once white or gray, would turn black. The culprit was…

Endangered blue whales recorded off southwest coast of India

(University of Washington) Underwater recordings show that endangered blue whales are present and singing off the southwest coast of India. This extends the range of a known song type by 1,000 kilometers, into Indian waters. The results suggest that conservation measures should include this region.