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Callum Roberts: ‘Sharks do bite people, they do kill people, but it’s more error than intention’

Callum Roberts is professor of marine conservation at York University and was chief scientific adviser on Blue Planet 2. His new book, Reef Life, details a life spent in the oceans studying the marine ecosystem. How was your first dive?It…

COP25 will review a scary year for climate change – Quartz

One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies. Since beginning her weekly “School Strike for the Climate,” the petite 16-year-old has skillfully used…

Bushfires on east coast of Australia out of control

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) An unprecedented number of bushfires have erupted on the east coast of Australia due to hot, dry, windy weather. Smoke billows from the scores of bushfires on Australia east coast in this image captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on Nov. 8, 2019, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard.

Choosing most cost-effective practices for sites could save in bay cleanup

(Penn State) Using site-specific watershed data to determine the most cost-effective agricultural best management practices — rather than requiring all the recommended practices be implemented across the entire watershed — could make staying below the Chesapeake Bay’s acceptable pollution load considerably less expensive.

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IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY: American energy exec tried to reveal plot to oust U.S. envoy

When Dale Perry met up with his former business partner earlier this year, he heard a troubling tale about allies of President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and their efforts to manipulate Ukraine’s reforming energy market.

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ELECTIONS: Democratic sweep thrusts Va. into ambitious role on climate

Democrats wrested control of Virginia’s General Assembly away from Republicans last night, paving the way for the Old Dominion to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and pursue legislation to boost renewable energy.

Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) A Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability. They used California as a case study.

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain — new study

(University of Birmingham) Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study.