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The Warming Meadows experiment and its implications for global warming – Aspen Times

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Satellite survey shows California’s sinking coastal hotspots

(Arizona State University) Using precise measurements from state-of-the-art satellite-based radar that can detect the land surface rise and fall with millimeter accuracy, an ASU research team has, for the first time, tracked the entire California coast’s vertical land motion. They’ve identified local hotspots of the sinking coast, in the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, who will be at a higher flooding risk during the decades ahead of projected sea-level rise.

The battle to stop global warming is increasingly being fought in the courtroom – The Japan Times

LONDON/WASHINGTON/GENEVA – Climate change may be having its day in court. With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action. And they are getting creative — using new legal…

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Arizona reels as three of the biggest wildfires in its history ravage state

For residents of Tucson in southern Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado national forest are known as a hub for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor recreation. But on 5 June lightning ignited a wildfire that has grown…

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Living near oil and gas wells tied to low birth weights in infants

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers found that pregnant rural California residents living within 0.62 miles (1 kilometer) of high-production oil and gas wells were 40% more likely to have low birth weight babies and 20% more likely to have babies who were small for their gestational age compared to people living farther away from wells. The results add to mounting evidence linking oil wells with adverse birth outcomes.

Ninth Circuit Revives Climate Litigation In California

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two rulings in favor of California municipalities that are suing energy companies for alleged costs of combating climate change, allowing one case to proceed in state court while reversing the dismissal of another….

RIHN taking initiative on discussion toward ‘new life’ after COVID-19 pandemic

(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature ) The Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production invites you to participate in the Mini-conference on COVID-19 and Sustainability Transitions on May 27 starting at 9pm Japan, 2pm Amsterdam, 1pm London, 9 am Sao Paolo, 8 am New York, and 5am San Francisco.

Coronavirus has altered the global warming trajectory. But for how long? – San Francisco Chronicle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has been so profound that it’s altered the trajectory of global warming. Not since World War II — and perhaps never before — have the emissions of heat-trapping gases dropped as much around the…

Coronavirus has altered the global warming trajectory, with emissions dropping 17%. But for how long? – San Francisco Chronicle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has been so profound that it’s altered the trajectory of global warming. Not since World War II — and perhaps never before — have the emissions of heat-trapping gases dropped as much around the…

How dating during the pandemic is the same — and how it's not

Get in the right frame of mind before your call so you can enjoy it and be yourself. (Photo: F Armstrong Photography/Shutterstock.com) This isn’t the first time people have dated without meeting in person. And it isn’t the first time…