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Qomolangma expedition: How is the Rongbuk Glacier amid global warming? – CGTN

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as the “Water Tower of Asia,” is the source of more than 10 major rivers in Asia. China has been conducting scientific expeditions in the area since 1973, and on…

Cat Litter Could Be Antidote for Climate Change, Researchers Say – The Wall Street Journal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have found a potent new tool in the fight against global warming. It is basically cat litter.  They soaked an odor-eating clay used in cat boxes in a copper solution…

What we’re still learning about how trees grow

A new study finds that tree growth does not seem to be generally limited by photosynthesis but rather by cell growth. This suggests that we need to rethink the way we forecast forest growth in a changing climate, and that forests in the future may not be able to absorb as much carbon from the atmosphere as we thought.

What grasshoppers feed on

Anyone walking past a meadow on a mild summer evening is often exposed to an impressive concert. It is the grasshoppers, bush crickets and crickets that create a Mediterranean atmosphere with their chirping. The songs are usually those of males trying to attract females to mate with them. But they can also be rival songs when two males get too close to each other.

Climate change takes hold in North Carolina’s ghost forests – The Washington Post

As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, scientists are racing to study the rapid loss of trees and marshland along the Outer Banks Today at 10:00 a.m. EDT Loading… “Ghost forests” are found throughout the Alligator River National…

‘They’re Pretty’: The Breezy Windmills Of Biden’s Naïve Mind

To dispel any doubts on the matter, President Biden extolled bountiful and beautiful environmental virtues of wind energy to a staged throng of dozens assembled for his April 22 Earth Day speech in a Seattle, Washington, park setting. Biden boasted…

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows. The exclusive data shows these…

Are new carbon sinks appearing in the Arctic?

Global warming can result in the spread of peatland vegetation in the Arctic. An international research group has discovered signs of ‘proto-peat’, which may be the beginning of new peatlands.

Seaweed Blighting Mexico’s Caribbean Coast Amid Global Warming – teleSUR English

Seaweed is increasingly blighting beaches along Mexico’s Caribbean coast as global warming, marine pollution, and the felling of mangroves and jungles take their toll. RELATED: Biden Declares Ongoing Wildfires in New Mexico a Major Disaster A brownish seaweed, called sargassum,…

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