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9 of the world's largest dog breeds

The range of size, shape, color, personality and purpose for which dogs are bred is jaw-dropping. Over centuries, different dogs in different geographic locations have been honed by humans to play certain roles, from hunter to guardian, from herder to…

Experts take Bishop’s to school on global warming at La Jolla forum – La Jolla Light

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, delivered a sobering message during a talk at The Bishop’s School on the evening of Jan. 15. “All of you are going to need a stiff…

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Jonathan Safran Foer: ‘Why don’t Extinction Rebellion issue specific ideas? They are awfully vague’

There have been many proposed solutions to the climate crisis – from outright bans on fossil fuels to planting 2 billion trees – but Jonathan Safran Foer’s antidote to global devastation strikes me as the neatest and most achievable. It…

4 Activist Girls Trying To Save The World From Climate Change – NPR

LA Johnson/NPR LA Johnson/NPR A teenage girl, Greta Thunberg, has become the world-famous face of the climate strike movement. But she’s far from alone: Thunberg has helped rally and inspire others — especially girls. NPR talked to four teenage climate…

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It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction

It is an awkward idea, but a couple’s ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain whole communities of micro-organisms. These microbes can have considerable impact on (animal) fertility and reproduction. They may even lead to new species.

It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction

(Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)) It is an awkward idea, but a couple’s ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain whole communities of micro-organisms. These microbes can have considerable impact on (animal) fertility and reproduction, as shown by Melissah Rowe, from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), and co-authors this week with an extensive overview in Trends in Ecology & Evolution. It may even lead to new species.

Rand Paul Trolls AOC Over Climate Doomsday Deadline

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) trolled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over her climate change doomsday deadline, writing in a tweet on Wednesday that we “absolutely must do something, over the next 500 million years.” “No @AOC the world will not end…

Kangaroo Island Mayor To Obama: Stop Linking Climate Change To Bushfires

As almost half of Australia’s third-largest island burned, its Mayor used social media to criticize former US president Barack Obama for connecting what he called “the very real and very urgent consequences of climate change” with Australia’s bushfires. Kangaroo Island…

Global Climate May Improve, But Academic Gloom Is Paid To Stay

Predictions of climate gloom and doom have gotten more confident and dire with each passing year. But the passing years have not been kind to the certainty of their fruition. As a new academic semester gets underway at the beginning…

Australia fires and weather live: NSW and Victoria bushfires expected to flare amid extreme conditions – latest updates

Morrison is again asked about the government’s position on climate change, questioned on whether he needs to do more, and whether he might revisit the national energy guarantee – a policy that Morrison previously supported before a conservative uprising within…