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Don’t censor global warming discussion | Opinions – KPCnews.com

To the editor: Much has been in the news about global warming now called climate change, and the harm it could cause. President Joe Biden wants to spend $3 trillion in an attempt to solve the problem. AOC’s Green New…

Global warming poses threat to food chains – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The study examined plankton in freshwater ponds exposed to seven years of experimental warming view more  Credit: University of Exeter Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows. Scientists…

Global Warming Poses Threat to Food Chains – “Impact Could Be Severe” – SciTechDaily

The study examined plankton in freshwater ponds exposed to seven years of experimental warming. Credit: University of Exeter Rising temperatures could reduce the efficiency of food chains and threaten the survival of larger animals, new research shows. Scientists measured the…

‘Overwhelming’ international support for more government action on environment, message-testing experiment finds

(University of Cambridge) – Survey experiment across UK, US, Brazil, India, China, Indonesia and Poland finds “overwhelming” support for more action ahead of COP26. – Research finds strong support in each country for policies to “protect and preserve” wildlife, plant trees, and invest in clean technologies. – In the run-up to COP26, Cambridge researchers say: “We face huge challenges protecting the environment, but global public opinion may no longer be chief among them.”

Sorry Facebook, 2020 Was Another Good Year For Polar Bears

A prominent Canadian zoologist says that Facebook’s polar bear claims are gravely out of date and 2020 was another good year for polar bears. In the State of the Polar Bear Report 2020, published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)…

Oahu marine protected areas offer limited protection of coral reef herbivorous fishes

(University of Hawaii at Manoa) Marine protected areas around O?ahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs. That is the primary conclusion of a study published in Coral Reefs by researchers from the University of Hawai?i at Mānoa.

When using pyrite to understand Earth’s ocean and atmosphere: Think local, not global

(Washington University in St. Louis) Scientists have long used information from sediments at the bottom of the ocean to reconstruct the conditions in oceans of the past. But a study in Science Advances raises concerns about the common use of pyrite sulfur isotopes to reconstruct Earth’s evolving oxidation state. These signals aren’t the global fingerprint of oxygen in the atmosphere, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Warming may promote spread of invasive blue catfish

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) A new study by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests that continued warming of Atlantic coastal waters may enhance the spread of invasive blue catfish within the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries along the U.S. East Coast.

URI researchers: Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process

(University of Rhode Island) Research conducted by scientists at the University of Rhode Island published today in Nature Communications found that microbes living in ancient sediment below the seafloor are sustained primarily by chemicals created by the natural irradiation of water molecules. Results of this research may have implications for life on Mars.