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Black-throated finch wins 2019 Australian bird of the year

The black-throated finch has been voted “bird of the year” in Australia for 2019, helping draw attention to the species’ decline as human activities increasingly threaten its habitat. The finch’s victory was reportedly driven by support from conservationists, who connected…

Green Delusion Persists: Tesla Crash Victim Can’t Find Anyone To Recycle His Wrecked Car

It was just over a month ago that we reported on a Tesla accident in Austria that resulted in firefighters needing to use a special container to transport the remains of the vehicle and the battery at the scene of…

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images With homes under water in South Yorkshire, near record flooding in Venice, and burgeoning wildfires in Australia, many people are asking if and how climate change is connected to these extreme weather events. What can we…

The Climate Change Health Risks Facing a Child Born Today:  A Tale of Two Futures

The latest Countdown report from the medical journal Lancet lays out the risks ahead, from womb to adolescence. A child born today faces two possible futures.  In one, the world continues to burn fossil fuels, making the child more likely…

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Researchers find climate change and turf seaweed causing ‘patchy’ seascape

Researchers find environmental developments caused by climate change are contributing to the transformation of the seafloor to a lower, more patchy seascape dominated by shrub-like seaweed which could impact species habitats and the structure of the food web.

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Researchers find climate change and turf seaweed causing ‘patchy’ seascape

Researchers find environmental developments caused by climate change are contributing to the transformation of the seafloor to a lower, more patchy seascape dominated by shrub-like seaweed which could impact species habitats and the structure of the food web.

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For some urban areas, a warming climate is only half the threat

A new study projects that the growth of urban areas in the coming decades will trigger ”extra” warming due to a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect (UHI). According to their findings, urban expansion will cause the average summer temperature in these areas to increase about 0.5 to 0.6 degrees C — but up to 3 degrees C in some locations. 

‘4°C of global warming is optimal’ – even Nobel Prize winners are getting things catastrophically wrong – The Conversation UK

William Nordhaus was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for “integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis”. This implies that he worked out what global heating means for our economy, given what climate scientists say will happen to our…

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Abortion preeminent issue, global warming not urgent, say bishops – National Catholic Reporter

Baltimore — Global warming is an important issue but not urgent, said the leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Abortion, on the other hand, is their preeminent priority.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of…