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‘Humanity is on thin ice:’ Major UN report says ‘urgent’ action is needed to combat climate change – USA TODAY

“Urgent” actions are needed to counter human-caused climate change, says a report released Monday  by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  “Without urgent, effective, and equitable mitigation and adaptation actions, climate change increasingly threatens ecosystems, biodiversity, and the…

500 Baby Sharks to be Released in Unprecedented Rewilding of the Ocean

Out in the wilds of Indonesia, zebra sharks are extremely rare. Overhunted, these striped bottom dwellers were at risk of going extinct. Now though, an international consortium of 44 aquariums in 15 countries is banding together to create a huge captive-breeding-and-release program that aims to reintroduce 500 sharks to their native waters. Such an effort […]

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Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late

Scientists have delivered a “final warning” on the climate crisis, as rising greenhouse gas emissions push the world to the brink of irrevocable damage that only swift and drastic action can avert. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made…

From climate change ‘certainty’ to rapid decline: a timeline of IPCC reports

We were warned. From the “certainty” of rising greenhouse gas emissions in 1992 to “widespread” and “unprecedented” impacts on humanity by 2014, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been the beacon of climate science for the world….

Voters in city seats support ban on new coal and gas projects, poll shows

The majority of voters in several metropolitan areas support stopping new coal and gas projects and believe industrial polluters should not be able to use carbon offsets for all their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new polling. The progressive thinktank…

Warmer autumn than usual forecast after scorching weekend smashes Australian weather records

Dozens of Australian heat records were smashed over the weekend, as the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a warmer than average autumn ahead. Miriam Bradbury, a senior meteorologist at the weather bureau, said many locations in New South Wales recorded their…

The Aukus deal is a crime against the world’s climate future. It didn’t have to be like this | Jeff Sparrow

Under the terms of the government’s nuclear submarine purchase, the first Australian-built Aukus class vessels come into service in the early 2040s. What else might be happening then? According to the IPCC, at current rates, the planet will have warmed…

Global warming driving more extreme droughts and floods, NASA satellites show – USA TODAY

Twenty years of NASA’s global satellite data show just how much the extent, duration and severity of extreme droughts and floods have risen alongside warming global temperatures, a new study reveals. The study looked at the timing of such events…

Nations approve key UN science report on climate change – ABC News

Governments gave their blessing Sunday to a major new U.N. report on climate change, after approval was held up by a battle between rich and developing countries over emissions targets and financial aid to vulnerable nations ByFRANK JORDANS Associated Press…

CRISPR Gene Editing Reverses ‘Permanent’ Vision Loss in Mice–Offering Hope for Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients

The ‘three blind mice’ of song could actually be seeing again after scientists restored vision in breakthrough research that could reverse the condition in people as well. The hereditary condition retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most common causes of blindness, affecting one in every 4,000 people. Now, researchers in China have used a genome-editing […]

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