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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. 

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? – Vox.com

Whether you like it or not, billionaire philanthropy exists. And if it’s going to keep existing, then we’d probably do well to figure out how donors’ resources can most effectively tackle our world’s biggest problems. That includes our most urgent…

Tesla Gigafactory 3 Drone Video Spots 15 Made-in-China Tesla Model 3s

https://youtu.be/g2xgP_nAH5sThe latest Gigafactory Shanghai drone video shows 15 Made-in-China Tesla Model 3 cars parked in the facility’s parking lot, this looks like the first batch of trial production that started at the Gigafactory 3 earlier this month

Millions of people are more vulnerable to rising seas than previously thought – USA TODAY

CLOSE Climate change is making winters colder despite rising temperatures and hotter summers. Here’s why. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY Story Highlights Most of the people at risk live in Asian countries such as China, India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. The…

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Baby formula improved by ingredient often removed during homogenization

A clinical trial shows infants who consume formula containing milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) score higher in cognitive, language and motor development than infants consuming a milk-based formula that didn’t contain MFGM.

Tesla Gigafactory China: Mud, “Basically An Open Field,” Not Gonna Happen — Skeptical Claims Revisited

We reported yesterday that Tesla was ending Model 3 Standard Range shipments from the US to China because it was starting to produce the base Model 3 trim in its new (and still under construction) Shanghai gigafactory, “Gigafactory 3.” It may surprise even Tesla optimists that the company was able to go from no construction at all to Model 3 production in such a rapid time, but it surely surprises Tesla skeptics the most

Goldman Sachs Released a 34-Page Analysis of the Impact of Climate Change. And the Results Are Terrifying.

A Goldman Sachs report on the impact of climate change on cities across the world makes for grim reading. Rising temperatures would lead to changing disease patterns, more intense and longer-lasting heatwaves, more destructive weather events, and pressure on the…

Climate change: Scientists to report on ocean ’emergency’ caused by warming – BBC News

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent. Monaco Image copyright RobertH82 Image caption Melting in Greenland and Antarctica is contributing significantly to sea level rise It will be the clearest declaration yet on how an overheating world is hammering our oceans and…