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The missing trillions

(University of Sussex) The hidden social, environmental and health costs of the world’s energy and transport sectors is equal to more than a quarter of the globe’s entire economic output, new research from the University of Sussex Business School and Hanyang University reveals.

Low-level thinning can help restore redwood forests without affecting stream temperatures

(Oregon State University) CORVALLIS, Ore. – Selectively cutting trees in riparian zones to aid forest restoration can be done without adversely affecting streams’ water temperature as long as the thinning isn’t too intensive, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Climate adaptation: we need local solutions to adapt to global warming – EU News

​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) welcomes the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change adopted by the European Commission on 24 February 2021. The CoR regrets, however, that even though it enables the move from planning to…

Oahu marine protected areas offer limited protection of coral reef herbivorous fishes

(University of Hawaii at Manoa) Marine protected areas around O?ahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs. That is the primary conclusion of a study published in Coral Reefs by researchers from the University of Hawai?i at Mānoa.

Americans Can’t Afford Biden’s Green Obsession

As if Biden’s push for green energy hasn’t hurt America enough with the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate, it’s now fueling the rise in utility bills for hardworking Americans across the board….

The new politics of climate change – Financial Times

A billionaire, a novelist and a professor all write a book about climate change.  That may sound like the start of a joke but it is not, especially for philanthropist Bill Gates and author Jonathan Franzen. Their books have come out…

Climate change should play big role in pandemic, recession recovery plans – Bangor Daily News

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Michael Howard is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maine. This column…

Drifter or homebody? Study first to show where whitespotted eagle rays roam

(Florida Atlantic University) It’s made for long-distance travel, yet movement patterns of the whitespotted eagle ray remain a mystery. Between 2016 and 2018, scientists fitted 54 rays with acoustic transmitters and tracked them along both the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts of Florida, which differ in environmental characteristics. Results of the study reveal striking differences in travel patterns on the Atlantic coast compared to the Gulf coast and findings have significant conservation and adaptive management implications for this protected species.

Geometallurgist and NSF CAREER awardee breaks down barriers

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mined materials like copper and uranium are more important than ever as the world moves toward sustainable technologies such as solar panels and windmills.Isabel Barton is an assistant professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award who aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining. She’s also using a historical framework to educate (and even excite!) non-scientists about the world of mineral resources, which impacts all of our daily lives.

Energy

Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought

Most of the reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions last year is likely to be wiped out as transport rebounds after Covid-19 lockdowns and farming recovers from the long-term-drought, according to an audit of national climate data. Scott Morrison told…