Philosopher Peter Singer: ‘There’s no reason to say humans have more worth or moral status than animals’
Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation, published in 1975, exposed the realities of life for animals in factory farms and testing laboratories and provided a powerful moral basis for rethinking our relationship to them. Now, nearly 50 years on,…
The Climate Crisis Gives Sailing Ships a Second Wind – The New Yorker
Annals of a Warming Planet The Climate Crisis Gives Sailing Ships a Second Wind Cargo vessels are some of the dirtiest vehicles in existence. Can a centuries-old technology help to clean them up? By Pagan Kennedy April 27, 2023 Illustration…
Seven Business School Partnerships Tackling Climate Change – Forbes
Climate change is a global issue that the UN describes as the defining issue of our time. And as with every global issue, the most effective approach to tackling such a challenges through collaboration – whether that be between countries,…
Food race: These space seeds can help grow climate-resilient crops
This is the first feasibility study by global agencies to determine the effect of cosmic radiation, microgravity and extreme
The April birthstone is the diamond, the hardest known gem
Happy birthday, April babies! The April birthstone, the diamond, is the hardest of the known gems. And it’s the rich cousin of graphite.
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Japan Is Right, John Kerry Is Wrong: The U.S. Must Embrace Natural Gas
CERAWeek last week confirmed our most fundamental energy reality: if there is anything that we’ve learned from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine over the past year, it’s just how indispensable natural gas is. Gas is the world’s go-to fuel, and…
Solar geoengineering is the climate solution that could trigger war – The Washington Post
It sounds like something out of science fiction: A country suffering from heat, flooding or crop failures decides on its own to send out a fleet of aircraft to spray a fine, sun-blocking mist into the earth’s atmosphere, reducing temperatures…
The MInd-Boggling High Costs Of Expanding Our Grid For Renewables
Billionaires, bureaucrats, and academics claim that shifting to an all-renewable electricity system will require doubling or tripling the size of our high-voltage transmission grid. Talking about it is easy. Making it happen? That’s an entirely different story. Last month, Michael…
Phytoplankton blooms underneath Antarctic sea ice
Scientists have compiled evidence of phytoplankton blooms under sea ice in the Antarctic thanks to cracks that let the sunlight in. Find out more.
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Stars and planets grow rapidly together
An international team of researchers has released a new study of “polluted” white dwarf stars showing that stars and planets likely form simultaneously.
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