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Weekly data: Climate a top concern in Australian election – Energy Monitor

The cost of living, healthcare, economy and climate change are among the policy areas that Australian voters see as a “top priority”, according to a study from the Australian National University based on a sample of more than 3,500 voters…

Vote for the winners | Opinion | dailyitem.com – Sunbury Daily Item

When I was growing up, I was excited on Election Day. “Who’d you vote for?” I’d ask my dad. He always answered: “The winner.” On primary election day, May 17, I’m voting for the winners too. Who? Candidates who take…

Annapolis-based nonprofit prepares to set sail for Greenland to study climate change on the newly commissioned sailboat – Capital Gazette

There’s a saying among oceanographers that the bigger your ship, the better your research. The Annapolis-based Ocean Research Project would like to prove that adage wrong. Saturday at City Dock, the nonprofit commissioned its newest research vessel, the R/V Marie…

Cat Litter Could Be Antidote for Climate Change, Researchers Say – The Wall Street Journal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have found a potent new tool in the fight against global warming. It is basically cat litter.  They soaked an odor-eating clay used in cat boxes in a copper solution…

Standup Comedy Classes For Men at Risk of Suicide Wins NHS Funding

The UK’s public health services are officially prescribing stand-up comedy classes to men at risk of suicide from mental trauma or depression—after a pilot program proved outrageously successful. While stand-up is one of the hardest, and scariest things most people could think to do, humor is also one of the most innate ways human beings […]

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What we’re still learning about how trees grow

A new study finds that tree growth does not seem to be generally limited by photosynthesis but rather by cell growth. This suggests that we need to rethink the way we forecast forest growth in a changing climate, and that forests in the future may not be able to absorb as much carbon from the atmosphere as we thought.

Climate change takes hold in North Carolina’s ghost forests – The Washington Post

As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, scientists are racing to study the rapid loss of trees and marshland along the Outer Banks Today at 10:00 a.m. EDT Loading… “Ghost forests” are found throughout the Alligator River National…

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