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WWZ: John Kerry Unveils Star-Studded Climate League Of Doom

If the left’s ongoing conniptions on climate change haven’t proven hysterical enough, former Secretary of State John Kerry (D) decided to launch a bipartisan “World War Zero” coalition on climate change. Some of the big names headlining “World War Zero”…

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Indonesia ‘must stop building new coal plants by 2020’ to meet climate goals – Mongabay.com

Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis. The country would also have to stop burning coal by 2048 in order…

Earthquake risk perception: A picture is worth a thousand stats

(University of British Columbia) Realistic images can be more effective than statistics for persuading people to support seismic upgrades to schools, UBC research suggests. Seismic engineers and psychologists teamed up with a visual artist to create an image of a Vancouver school after a major earthquake. When given the opportunity to sign a petition in support of accelerating seismic upgrading, people who had seen the image were more likely to sign than those who had seen only statistics.

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My record on environmental issues | Letter

Your article (Guardian climate score: how did your MP do?, 11 October) notes that “the approach used has certain limitations”. In fact it is massively flawed in its methods, and misleading and partial as a result. It takes just 16…

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Habitat restoration alone not enough to support threatened caribou

New research suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou — an iconic animal that’s a major part of boreal forests in North America and a key part of the culture and economy of many Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Study of intestinal bacteria of insects may reveal strategies for combatting them

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Intestinal microbiota of mosquito that transmits dengue and of bugs resistant to insecticides is the focus of studies developed at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon1 and presented at FAPESP Week France.