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Scientists warn the world is about to reach 'peak meat'

When it comes to meat, the world’s plate is more than half full. In fact, scientists say it’s fast approaching a tipping point. In a letter published in the The Lancet Planetary Health Journal, 50 international scientists and environmental experts…

This time-lapse video makes clear how Alaska's glaciers are changing

[embedded content] There’s nothing quite like watching nearly 50 years’ worth of ice as it transforms the planet’s surface in the span of seconds. Certainly, the pace of this new time-lapse video from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is anything…

7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms

Fungi have flourished on Earth for quite a while, possibly more than 2 billion years. They’ve evolved some impressive tricks during that time, including many that are either fascinating or frightening to humans — and sometimes a bit of both….

Young orcas eat better and live longer when grandma is around

It’s hard to measure how much we benefit from the influence of a grandmother. Grandmothers have a wealth of wisdom and experience — and that translates into all kinds of valuable life lessons. We’re hardly the only species to value…

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Ice in motion: Satellites capture decades of change

New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space — some spanning nearly 50 years — are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing.

Call for Ambition at #COP25 by #Mad4Survival coalition lead by Marshall Islands

A press conference this morning at the United Nations climate Conference COP25 launched an ambition drive, Mad 4 Survival, spearheaded by the Climate Vulnerable Forum and lead by the Marshall Islands. Apporopriate that this is being launched on Human rights…

Australia wins third fossil award for reducing climate aid funding among trifecta of Fossil Awards for USA at COP25

On Monday December 9, Australia picked up it’s third Fossil of the Day award at this United Nationas climate conference COP25 meeting in Madrid. This award was goven to the USA and Australia for not contributing to the Green Climate…

UNH sails into the next generation of ocean mapping with NOAA grant

(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have been awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with Saildrone, Inc. of Alameda, CA, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) to develop data quality tools for a new unmanned wind-powered sailboat-like vehicle capable of long-duration missions to collect vital ocean mapping information.