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E-scooters go on trial in Middlesbrough to aid UK’s green recovery

Residents of Middlesbrough in north-east England will be the first in the UK to legally ride electric scooters on the open road when the law changes on Saturday, as the government struggles to prevent a recovery from coronavirus based on…

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Dry tropical forests may be more at risk than wet rainforests, study says

Dry tropical forests are more vulnerable to the impacts of global heating than had been thought, according to new research, with wildlife and plants at severe risk of harm from human impacts. Some tropical forests are very wet, but others…

Twenty-year study tracks a sparrow song that went ‘viral

With the help of citizen scientists, researchers have tracked how one rare sparrow song went ”viral” across Canada, traveling over 3,000 kilometers between 2000 and 2019 and wiping out a historic song ending. The study reports that white-throated sparrows from British Columbia to Ontario have ditched their traditional three-note-ending song in favor of a unique two-note-ending variant — although researchers don’t know what made the new song so compelling.

Global threats: How lessons from COVID-19 can prevent environmental meltdown

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) COVID-19, climate emergencies, and mass extinction all share striking similarities, especially with regard to their ‘lagged impacts.’ In each, early intervention can prevent further damage.

Global Warming Shortens Spring Feeding Season for Mule Deer in Wyoming – InsideClimate News

Global warming presents a new and growing threat to lands where deer and antelope play. Droughts across the mountains and plains of Wyoming can cut the spring growing season from four months to two. That dries up nutrient-rich green grasses…

New research will look at heat wave risks during pandemic

(National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Scientists are launching a national study into whether the COVID-19 pandemic will amplify the public health risks of extreme heat.