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How ‘Milk Soup’ Helped Stop a War From Ever Taking Place (WATCH)

Food has a magnificent reputation for bringing people together—and according to the history books, it even has a reputation for preventing wars. Back in 1529, an army of Catholic infantrymen were facing off against an army of Protestants during the Reformation of Switzerland. Though the conflict has been called the “First War of Kappel”, no […]

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Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Detrimental economic effects of global warming are likely to go beyond those being discussed in policy circles — particularly for wealthier nations, say researchers. Study suggests that 7% of global GDP will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions — including over 10% of incomes in both Canada and the United States.

Simulation of the future in the Grimsel rock laboratory

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Geologists @UniJena and partners are researching at the Grimsel rock laboratory materials and systems that are foreseen as a geotechnical barrier in a possible repository. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is financing the ‘KOLLORADO-e3’ project with around one million euros over the next three years.

Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Vehicle in Switzerland in 1st Half of 2019

I reported the other day that the Model 3 was the 10th best selling vehicle in Sweden in July. I also reported that the Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the United States in the second quarter of 2019. Switzerland and Liechtenstein (which report sales together) top them both. The Tesla Model 3 was the 4th best selling vehicle in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the first half of the year

Manual of tool that generates early warnings on tropical forest loss now widely available

(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Terra-i allows specialists and governments around the globe to keep tabs on forest cover change, and generate warnings on deforestation in near real-time. Now, an open-access user manual allows anyone to use this free tool.

Greta Disgruntled: Boycotts The Kiddie Climate Summit She Inspired

Greta Thunberg was among 30 young activists who walked out of a major European meeting of more than 400 students who have spent the last nine months boycotting school on Fridays to demand action on climate change. Thunberg, 16, has…

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming-UN report – Reuters

* Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change * “Unprecedented rates” of land and freshwater use-IPCC * Climate change will exacerbate food security risks By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The way the…

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming-UN report – CNBC

* Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change * “Unprecedented rates” of land and freshwater use-IPCC * Climate change will exacerbate food security risks LONDON/GENEVA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The way the world manages land, produces and eats…