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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet


Will this pandemic teach us to be frugal?

Around dinnertime each day, my husband and I make our way to the kitchen from our respective home offices and stare at a relatively full refrigerator. There’s a decent collection of fresh fruit and vegetables, some meat, lots of dairy,…

The 2024 total solar eclipse may 'outshine' 2017

The path of the 2024 total solar eclipse will take it from Mexico through Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, New York and Maine. (Map: Michael Zeiler/ The first total solar eclipse in nearly a century not only injected a much-needed sense of…


Transmission of the amphibian pathogen, Bsal

Using existing data from controlled experiments and computer simulations, researchers have found that host contact rates and habitat structure affect transmission rates of Bsal among eastern newts, a common salamander species found throughout eastern North America.

Another Coronavirus Victim: The Green New Deal

What will happen next with the coronavirus epidemic is unknown, but it seems certain to claim one very high-profile victim: the so-called Green New Deal. Good riddance. The current crisis in the U.S. economy is, in miniature but a concentrated…

UC identifies populations most at risk of opiate addiction

(University of Cincinnati) UC’s Health Geography and Disease Modeling Laboratory found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest.

Could the coronavirus actually be saving lives in some parts of the world because of reduced pollution? – USA TODAY

Reductions in air pollution likely saved lives in China. Deaths from air pollution should also should decline globally. The jury is out on the virus’s impact on global warming. Is there any “good news” related to the coronavirus? Perhaps, in…

5 surprising things about the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

King, the wire fox terrier, is named Best in Show during the 2019 Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Wire fox terriers have won the title 15 times. (Photo: lev radin/ More than 2,600 dogs are in New York…

Once protected as national monuments, these Utah lands now face drilling and mining

The Trump administration has finalized plans to allow drilling, mining and grazing across swaths of southern Utah that were once protected by two national monuments, The Washington Post reports. The move, which has drawn swift condemnation from tribal groups and…

Researchers find 330-million-year-old shark's head in Kentucky cave

When climbing down into Mammoth Cave National Park, it’s hard to imagine encountering anything connected to the ocean. But researchers have discovered shark fossils deep inside one of the Kentucky caves. The findings included a section of a jaw, many…

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