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Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy – Center For American Progress

Introduction and summary Subscribe to InProgress California has long been synonymous with effective climate policy. Beginning in 2001, the Golden State established its first voluntary emissions reporting program under Gov. Gray Davis (D). Subsequently, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) built on…

Microorganisms on the Rio Grande Rise are a basis for life and a possible origin of metals

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Researchers conducted the first large-scale survey of the microbiota present in the seamount’s ferromanganese crusts, describing bacteria and archaea involved in the nutrient cycle and formation of metals. Brazil has mineral exploration rights to the Rise, but mining there will have a major environmental impact.

Poop core records 4,300 years of bat diet and environment

(American Geophysical Union) A 2-meter guano pile holds information about changes in climate and how the bats’ food sources shifted over the millennia, analogous to records of the past found in layers of lake mud and Antarctic ice, according to a new study in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences,

Hidden diversity of coral more important for conservation than previously thought

(California Academy of Sciences) Researchers say that our framework for classifying coral species needs to be expanded to capture ecological diversity and protect reef environments after discovering surprising differences between cryptic coral species.

Announcing the launch of Global Africa, a new African academic journal

(Institut de recherche pour le développement) The Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal (UGB) announced the launch of Global Africa in Dakar. This international and interdisciplinaryacademic journal is part of a wider effort to promote African research, with €1.5 million of support from the Agence française de développement (AFD). This program will involve around a dozen partner institutions, both in France and on the African continent.

US urged to invest in sun-dimming studies as climate warms News –

NEWS 29 March 2021 National academies report is most explicit call yet for a government research programme to explore the controversial field of solar geoengineering. Jeff Tollefson Search for this author in: NOAA is using balloons like this one (shown…

SF6: The Little Gas That Could… Make Global Warming Worse – Forbes

“Chemical Splash series. Composition of chemical icons, fractal graphics and design elements on the … [+] subject of chemistry, biology, pharmacology and modern science” getty Diego De La Fuente, Rachel A. Meidl and Michelle Michot Foss As interest grows in…

Climate Change: Is Digital The Silver-Bullet We’re Looking For To Meet Our Climate Commitments? – Forbes

Over the last 12 months we have achieved some amazing things, in timeframes no one could have dreamt possible. Multiple vaccines have been successfully developed, trialled, approved and mass produced in one year, not the decade it usually takes. Industry…

Technology and Climate Change – waste360

All moms love hearing from their grown children – and I have Bill Gates to thank for a recent call from my millennial son. He had heard Bill Gates being interviewed about his new book on climate change and was…

Not-for-profit publisher makes big move toward open access science

(Canadian Science Publishing) Canadian Science Publishing–a not-for-profit publisher of peer-reviewed STEM journals–has signed a transformative open access publishing agreement with the University of California. The transformative agreement is the first of its kind for a Canadian journal publisher and is UC’s first with a publisher in Canada.