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The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis

The warning signs are flashing red. The California wildfires were surely made worse by the impacts of global heating. A study published in July warned that the Arctic is undergoing “an abrupt climate change event” that will probably lead to…

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Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.

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Europe’s old-growth forests at risk

A new study presents the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of primary forests in Europe — and shows that many of them are not protected and at risk of being destroyed. The researchers conclude that formal conservation of these forests should be a top priority for countries to meet their climate change and biodiversity goals.

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Climate change impacts astronomical observations

Already, climate change is having an impact on the conditions of space observation at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. In future, new telescopes will have to be adapted to the expected changes, a new study.

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Ontario’s Green-Energy Disaster Doubled Power Prices, Fueled Backlash

A transition to renewables sent energy prices soaring, pushed thousands into poverty, and fueled a populist backlash. In February 2009, Ontario passed its Green Energy Act (GEA). It was signed a week after Obama’s Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act in…

Climate change impacts astronomical observations

(University of Cologne) Already, climate change is having an impact on the conditions of space observation at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. In future, new telescopes will have to be adapted to the expected changes, a study in ‘Nature Astronomy’ finds.

Polarization over energy and climate in Canada: Oil and gas

(University of Ottawa) Positive Energy released new survey results examining Canadians’ views on the role of oil and gas in Canada’s current and future economy, and the respective roles of federal and provincial governments in the country’s energy and climate future. This novel survey explores how party affiliation, ideology, region, gender, and age may influence opinions on these topics. The survey, conducted prior to the onset of COVID-19, provides a valuable benchmark for Canadians’ views on oil, gas and government leadership.

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Marine animals live where ocean is most breathable, ranges may shrink with climate change

New research shows that a wide variety of marine animals — from vertebrates to crustaceans to mollusks — already inhabit the maximum range of breathable ocean that their physiology will allow. The findings provide a warning about climate change: Since warmer waters will harbor less oxygen, some stretches of ocean that are breathable today for a given species may not be in the future.

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Marine animals live where ocean is most breathable, ranges may shrink with climate change

New research shows that a wide variety of marine animals — from vertebrates to crustaceans to mollusks — already inhabit the maximum range of breathable ocean that their physiology will allow. The findings provide a warning about climate change: Since warmer waters will harbor less oxygen, some stretches of ocean that are breathable today for a given species may not be in the future.

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Marine animals live where ocean is most breathable, ranges may shrink with climate change

New research shows that a wide variety of marine animals — from vertebrates to crustaceans to mollusks — already inhabit the maximum range of breathable ocean that their physiology will allow. The findings provide a warning about climate change: Since warmer waters will harbor less oxygen, some stretches of ocean that are breathable today for a given species may not be in the future.