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Bill Nye Says the Way We Talk About Climate Change Matters – The New York Times

“The words are always watered down,” he said, pointing to discussions at COP26, a United Nations climate conference. Shifting the language of climate change can be harmful, he said. For example, using the phrase “phasing down coal” instead of “phasing…

#Dataviz: India Lost 259 Billion Hours Of Labour Annually Because of Global Warming – IndiaSpend

Mumbai: India lost around 259 billion hours of labour annually between 2001 and 2020 due to the impacts of humid heat, according to a study from researchers at Duke University. The loss of these productive hours cost India $624 billion…

Dogs Can Differentiate Between Languages, Study Finds

Dog brains can detect speech and show different activity patterns to familiar and unfamiliar languages, according to a new brain imaging study. This is the first demonstration that a non-human brain can differentiate two languages. “Some years ago, I moved from Mexico to Hungary to join the Neuroethology of Communication Lab at the Department of […]

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Citi targets Big Oil in biggest step among major banks on climate change – MarketWatch

Citigroup Inc. will be tougher on clients in the oil-and-gas industry, changing the way the bank asks Big Oil to measure how much pollution their efforts spew into the air as a requirement for receiving financing while the world tries…

What We Know About the Tonga Volcano – The New York Times

When the Hunga volcano in the Pacific island nation of Tonga erupted with a huge explosion on Saturday, climate scientists took notice. Eruptions emit sulfur dioxide gas, and if enough of it is shot high enough into the atmosphere, it…

70 New Species Were Discovered in 2021 – Including 2 Guitarfish and a Pink Pygmy Pipehorse

From the lowland forests of Madagascar to Easter Island’s coral reefs, dozens of new flora and fauna were added to the scientific tree of life in 2021, proving that our vast and dynamic planet still contains unexplored places with never-before recorded plants and animals. Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences announced the 70 new […]

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Wait, What?? Whales Once Walked Along the Coasts of North America

A tooth found nearly fifty years ago has recently been re-examined and found to contain the remains of a land-going whale from an extinct family found only in Pakistan. A cousin of other walking whales in the family of Remingtonocetidae, it’s the first discovery of this ancient animal in North America, and gives a tantalizing […]

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The New West Under Climate Change: A Rampaging Winter Wildfire – DISCOVER Magazine

With wind gusts blowing at hurricane strength near Boulder, Colorado, in mere seconds an horrific wildfire raced across swaths of land the size of football fields, devouring hundreds of homes and prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people….

2021 in review: Pope calls world to act on impact of climate change on poorest countries – National Catholic Reporter

Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescue residents stranded by floods caused by Typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Dec. 16, 2021. As of Dec. 21, the storm had claimed more than 370 lives and Caritas Philippines has appealed for donations…

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Climate Expert Chip Fletcher – Honolulu Civil Beat

Editor’s note: The Civil Beat Editorial Board and reporters spoke with Chip Fletcher, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii Manoa. He is also chairman of Honolulu’s Climate…

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