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New Mexico congresspeople join call for climate change action in ongoing budget talks – Carlsbad Current Argus

New Mexico’s Democrat congresspeople were at the forefront of bicameral efforts to mitigate climate change, representing a state heavily dependent on fossil fuel extraction which many blame as a contributor to air pollution and subsequent impacts like global warming. U.S….

Why 11-, 12-, and 13-Year-Olds Are (Kind Of) Hopeful for the Future – Slate

Is the world better or worse than when you were born? That can be a difficult question to answer. Technology and medicine have never been more advanced, life expectancies continue to grow, and some people are the wealthiest in human…

The fracking boom helps to rose crime rates in rural American states

(Ural Federal University) The shale boom (mining of shale oil and gas) has contributed to an increase of crime rates in US states where 50-60% of the population lives in rural areas. The rate of violent crime has increased by about 36%. Because of this, each state had to spend $ 15.67 million additional victimization costs per year.

Detroit vs. Climate Change: How the City Can Prepare for the Future – WDET

Detroit has historically been a titan of industry, but with more instances of environmental disasters due to climate change in the city, it may be time to reassess our response to sustainability and climate action. It’s also possible that Michigan…

Heat wave 2021: How extreme heat forms, and how climate change makes it worse – Vox.com

This month brought early, record-setting heat waves across the US and other parts of the northern hemisphere. Even before summer officially began, roads buckled in the Midwest, heat emergency calls spiked in the South, and across the West some 50…

Is the Controlled Shrinking of Economies a Better Bet to Slow Climate Change Than Unproven Technologies? – InsideClimate News

Existing plans to limit global warming rely too much on “increasingly unrealistic assumptions” that societies will be able to remove huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere while simultaneously maintaining incessant economic growth over the next 50 years, according to…

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate – ABC News

CARBIS BAY, England — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes…

UNESCO report calls for increases in investment in science in the face of growing crises

(Ruth Francis Strategic Consulting) Every five years, the UNESCO Science Report provides an update of trends in science governance. Written by 70 authors from 52 countries, it aggregates data on spending, personnel, scientific publications and patents. The latest edition tracks progress towards the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the rapid progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global research and innovation.

Losing nature impacts Black, Hispanic, and low-income Americans most

(University of Vermont) When nature vanishes, people of color and low-income Americans disproportionally lose critical environmental and health benefits–including air quality, crop productivity and disease control–a new study in Nature Communications finds. The research is the first national study to explore the unequal impacts on American society–by race and income–of projected declines in nature and its benefits.Researchers find multiple natural benefits will drop for people of color by an average of 224%-111% between 2020-2100, as white communities see gains.

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