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Peter H. Wolf: A global warming primer and plea – Winston-Salem Journal

{{featured_button_text}} Peter H. Wolf Guest columnist Human conflict is history’s most enduring thread. We have conflicts among each other, such as war, genocide, racism, religion, the treatment and education of women, corruption, forms of government and overpopulation. Other conflicts relate…

UK’s Clean Air Day Is Just Another Smokescreen

You would be forgiven for not knowing, but yesterday was UK Clean Air Day! As ever with such days, the lobbyists come out of the woodwork demanding ‘action’. But perhaps, seeing as how they mention ‘improving public understanding’, they might…

Maryland landfills pose bigger climate problem than previously thought – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Throwing food away is more than wasteful. When it gets buried in a landfill, it generates methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project finds that Maryland’s…

EU provides 15 million euros of funding for Arctic project

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.

Scripps Oceanography Climate Scientist Awarded Prestigious Global Prize – UC San Diego Health

Prize Image: Asahi Glass Foundation Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a renowned climate and atmospheric scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, will receive the Blue Planet Prize, the international environmental award sponsored by Japan’s Asahi Glass Foundation. Ramanathan, the…

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy may boost babies’ obesity risk

(University of Colorado at Boulder) New research shows pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that may put them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life.

Some Welcome Reserve From the Fed On Global Warming – RealClearMarkets

X Story Stream recent articles Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell recently announced that the U.S. central bank will not be implementing climate policy. Such a statement should not be necessary. But it is welcome given the Fed’s recent moves toward…

New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

(Washington University in St. Louis) An international team of researchers, including faculty in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has determined what sources contribute to pollution and the health effects they have on global, regional and smaller scales.

G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal – The New York Times

BRUSSELS — President Biden joined with leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations on Sunday to take action aimed at holding down global temperatures, but failed to set a firm end date on the burning of coal, which is a primary…

Analysis: With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat – Reuters

If the U.S. military were a nation state, it would be the world’s 47th largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases, a 2019 study found. Though the British universities of Lancaster and Durham took account only of emissions from fuel usage…