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Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

(Yale University) Mastery of fire has given humans dominance over the natural world. A Yale-led study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans significantly altering entire ecosystems with flames.

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

LETTERS TO THE ED: Humbug of global warming, climate change – Morning Bulletin

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The humbug of global warming and climate change Recently a letter spruiking the global warming (sorry climate change) alarmist mantra was published in some Queensland regional papers penned by Tony Fontes of Jubilee Pocket, Airlie Beach,…

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,

Climate change is forcing marine life to flee the equator for cooler waters – Scroll.in

The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral reefs and large aggregations of tunas, sea turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. The number of marine species naturally…

Why rescuing the climate and saving biodiversity go hand in hand – New Scientist

By Michael Le Page A kangaroo and her joey survey the aftermath of a wildfire in Mallacoota, Australia, in 2020 Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals/naturepl THE Great Barrier Reef is already in a critical state. Rising sea temperatures are killing corals faster…

Insurers have no choice: Stop backing projects climate-risky projects or drown | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally was published by Climate & Capital Media and is reprinted with permission. The climate crisis is increasing the frequency, severity and unpredictability of extreme weather, increasing claims and making it harder to predict risk. As premiums are…

Seriously ugly: Here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C – ThePrint

Drought conditions at Lake Hume, Victoria, Australia | Representational image | Flickr Text Size: A- A+ Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost every year. One…

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.