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9 fascinating facts about the founder of Mother's Day

Anna Jarvis founded Mother’s Day to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) It would be easy to believe that Mother’s Day was created by a greeting card company. After all, the day is celebrated with…

Where did the word 'OK' come from?

OK, so you’re familiar with “OK.” You probably use it all the time, and not for just one purpose. But do you really know what it means? And if not, are you OK with that? The word “OK” is one…

General Licences – not quite business as usual is it?

Mark ♦ May 4, 2019 ♦ 4 Comments See the exchange of letters between the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Natural England, published today. Getting notice of this in an email from Defra seems to…

Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations

(University of New South Wales) Climate extremes, such as drought, heatwaves, heavy precipitation and more are responsible for 18%-43% of variation in crop yields for maize, spring wheat, rice and soybeans. according to a new paper published in Environmental Research Letters. The researchers have also identified global regions which are highly susceptible to extremes and also supply a high proportion of the world market. Climate change is likely to make these areas more vulnerable in the future with consequent impacts on world markets.

Rather Than Close Their Doors, South Korean School Fills Classrooms With Illiterate Older Women

With national birth rates continuing to fall, one South Korean elementary school has come up with a clever way to keep their doors open amidst their lack of new young students. Daegu Elementary is just one of the many rural schools in Gangjin County searching for kids to fill up their classrooms. The New York […]

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Changing climate may affect animal-to-human disease transfer

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. Researchers have been looking at how different environments provide opportunities for animal-to-human diseases — known as zoonotic diseases — to interact with and infect new host species, including humans.

Chris Packham CBE – national treasure or endangered species?

Mark ♦ May 1, 2019 ♦ 17 Comments Chris Packham is a mate of mine – although he’s not very matey really. But he’s also a colleague and he’s a great guy. He’s had a lot of flak in the…

Explaining Ocean Acidification Patterns During Ancient Warming – Eos

About 55 million years ago, Earth underwent a period of global warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose, temperatures climbed, and myriad seafloor organisms went extinct. Today, scientists study the PETM to gain insights…

Global warming: belief vs measure | Letters | ravallirepublic.com – Ravalli Republic

Recent opinion letters have expressed doubt or disbelief about the cause of global warming. It should not, must not, be a matter of belief or opinion. It should be about comprehension and understanding. Climate change has been a subject of…

Scaring Children Witless About Climate Change Only Helps Activists

Not many people can command an audience of senior politicians. Fewer still can expect cheers and a standing ovation from those they have just publicly criticized. Yet this was the reception 16-year-old Greta Thunberg received when she addressed MPs and…