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Letter to the editor: More remote work, less meat could slow global warming – The Winchester Star

More remote work, less meat could slow global warming As global warming creates hazardous weather conditions around a world that has not yet recovered from the Covid pandemic, there are a few things we can do right now to make…

Last ice-covered parts of summertime Arctic Ocean vulnerable to climate change – National Science Foundation

Research News Last ice-covered parts of summertime Arctic Ocean vulnerable to climate change One area might serve as a refuge to harbor ice-dependent wildlife The Wandel Sea is inside what’s known as the ‘Last Ice Area’ in the Arctic Ocean….

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Ten Unusual Places Where Researchers Have Found Microplastics

Any plastic piece that’s less than five millimeters in length is known as microplastic. To better understand how tiny these pieces are, a grain of rice is a little larger. It’s about the size of a pencil eraser.Microplastics come from plastic that’s not recycled and breaks down. Small fragments chip or flake off as the […]

Heat Wave and Wildfire Updates: Climate Change News – The New York Times

Extreme Weather and Climate Updates July 27, 2021Updated  July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m. ET July 27, 2021, 4:49 p.m. ET The Dixie Fire burned near Quincy, Calif., on Monday.Credit…Jungho Kim for The New York Times Residents of Montana and Wyoming…

Fire In The North, Sewage In The South: California’s Summer Of Man-Made Disasters

The State of California is suffering through a summer of man-made disasters, including wildfires and a sewage discharge, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps through densely populated regions. In the northern part of the state, wildfires are burning…

China’s carbon-monitoring satellite reports global carbon net of six gigatons

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) About six gigatons — roughly 12 times the mass of all living humans — of carbon appears to be emitted over land every year, according to data from the Chinese Global Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Scientific Experimental Satellite (TanSat).

A new model of coral reef health

(Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation) Scientists have developed a new way to model and map the health of coral reef ecosystems using data collected on the Global Reef Expedition. This innovative method, presented today at the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), can determine which natural and anthropogenic factors are most likely to lead to persistently vibrant coral and fish communities. Their findings can help scientists identify the reefs most likely to survive in a changing world.

Review evaluates the evidence for an intensifying Indian Ocean water cycle

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The Indian Ocean has been warming much more than other ocean basins over the last 50-60 years. While temperature changes basin-wide can be unequivocally attributed to human-induced climate change, it is difficult to assess whether contemporary heat and freshwater changes in the Indian Ocean since 1980 represent an anthropogenically-forced transformation of the hydrological cycle. What complicates the assessment is factoring in natural variations, regional-scale trends, a short observational record, climate model uncertainties, and the ocean basin’s complex circulation.

Greenland suspends oil exploration because of climate change – Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The left-leaning government of Greenland has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the Arctic government “takes the climate crisis seriously.” No oil has been…

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