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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…

Plants Have Been Grown in Lunar Soil For The First Time Ever

Food has been grown in soil collected from the moon for the first time, paving the way for human migration across the solar system. Pioneers would be able to cultivate crops on other worlds—mirroring the plot of The Martian. In the film, Matt Damon’s stranded astronaut character grows potatoes on the Red Planet to survive. […]

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A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon

Scientists have, for the first time, grown plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in lunar soil and, if so, how the plants would respond to the unfamiliar environment, even down to the level of gene expression.

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…

France’s unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control’ – FRANCE 24 English

Issued on: 11/05/2022 – 17:17 As global warming accelerates, the spectre of drought haunts France’s once verdant farmland. Even now, before the start of summer, 15 administrative départements have had to restrict water use while farmers warn that the current situation will have an adverse impact on…

The North and South Poles Are Melting. Time To Take it Seriously – TIME

Nothing on earth compares to the icy sweeps of the planet’s polar extremes. It’s why, perhaps, explorers and scientists who have been there often seek more distant analogies, describing the poles’ austere swaths of frozen terrain in lunar terms, unworldly…

Oil, Water, and Climate Change in the Guyana-Suriname Basin – Global Americans

Image: Waves batter a section of Guyana’s “Sea Wall” during a high-spring tide in 2019. Source: Loop News. “Oil don’t ‘spoil!” So once declared Eric Williams, one-time long-standing Prime Minister of oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago. This assertion is undoubtedly true….

Microbial Responses to Climate Change in Three Major Ecosystems – AZoCleantech

Climate change is now generally accepted as humanity’s most serious contemporary challenge. According to a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the situation has worsened, with 3.3 billion people globally vulnerable to climate change. This article…

‘COVID-19 Compounded the Challenge of Fighting Global Warming’: Environment Min – The Quint

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on Tuesday, 10 May, addressed the opening plenary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties, and said that the COVID-19 pandemic had compounded the challenge…

Covid compounded global warming fight: Bhupender Yadav – The Indian Express

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on Tuesday said that the Covid-19 pandemic has “compounded the challenge of fighting global warming” as economic pressures have delayed progress of climate action around the world. Addressing the United…

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