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Biden inauguration: US rejoins Paris climate accord – CNBC

President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. Tom Brenner | Reuters President Joe Biden signed an executive…

Late rainy season reliably predicts drought in regions prone to food insecurity

The onset date of the yearly rainy season reliably predicts if seasonal drought will occur in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, and could help to mitigate its effects.

The Other Problem With A National Minimum Wage — The National Part

January 20, 2021, 12:36 pm So a $15 national minimum wage will almost certainly be on the table in Congress this year, and if past such legislative efforts are any guide the Republicans will probably eventually go along in exchange…

How Biden’s Return To The Paris Climate Accord Benefits Beijing

As part of his $2 trillion “Equitable Clean Energy Future” agenda, President Biden has pledged to recommit America to the Paris Climate Agreement (drafted in 2015, signed in 2016), which proposes to eliminate carbon emissions from electricity by 2035 and…

Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers who studied their effects.

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Boston Globe Falsely Claims Global Warming Is ‘Accelerating’

The Boston Globe published an article yesterday claiming global temperatures are rising at an accelerating pace. The objective data, however, show that is not the case. The Globe’s readers deserve factual reporting, not agenda-driven climate activism. The Globe’s article is…

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Research finds tiny bubbles tell tales of big volcanic eruptions

(Rice University) Microscopic bubbles can tell stories about Earth’s biggest volcanic eruptions and geoscientists from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered some of those stories are written in nanoparticles.