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BBC’s Latest Crackpot Claim: Flash Floods Getting Worse Because…Climate

Today’s dose of BBC climate propaganda: Flash flooding affects cities across the world and has become more common because of climate change. Parts of London and the south of England were left underwater after heavy rain in July. What is…

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Ten Unusual Places Where Researchers Have Found Microplastics

Any plastic piece that’s less than five millimeters in length is known as microplastic. To better understand how tiny these pieces are, a grain of rice is a little larger. It’s about the size of a pencil eraser.Microplastics come from plastic that’s not recycled and breaks down. Small fragments chip or flake off as the […]

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must. – The New York Times

China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the factories lured workers. The boom lifted hundreds of millions of people out of the poverty and…

UC San Diego receives $35 million in state funding for new coastal research vessel

(University of California – San Diego) California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The new vessel, which will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, will serve as a platform for essential education and research dedicated to understanding the California coast and climate change impacts to the coastal ecosystem.

New web platform for planning flood prevention in cities

(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) Based on open data and calculations in the cloud, hazards can be mapped and the effects of protective and preventive measures can be estimated.

Nearly 20 percent of intact forest landscapes overlap with extractive industries

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study from WCS and WWF reveals that nearly 20 percent of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas.

For Africa’s great apes, even ‘best-case’ climate change will decimate habitat – Mongabay.com

Africa’s great apes stand to lose up to 94% of their current suitable habitat by 2050 if humanity makes no effort to slow greenhouse gas emissions, a new study warns. Even under the “best-case” scenario, in which global warming can…

Urban forestry vs. global warming – Philstar.com

Extreme temperatures heat and cold kill five million people a year. While in the past, more people died of cold than heat, the balance is changing. This means that heat-related deaths are on the rise. These findings are the result…

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