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SCIENCE: Greenland nears fastest melt rate in 12,000 years

The vast Greenland ice sheet is melting at some of its fastest rates in the past 12,000 years. And it could quadruple over the next 80 years if greenhouse gas emissions don’t decline dramatically in the coming decades.

China’s Clean Air Push Could Be Contributing To Global Warming – OilPrice.com

China’s Clean Air Push Could Be Contributing To Global Warming | OilPrice.com Tsvetana Paraskova Tsvetana is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews.  More Info Premium Content By…

Mixing of the planet’s ocean waters is slowing down, speeding up global warming, study finds – Washington Post

The reduced up and down mixing is expected to have sweeping implications beyond just accelerating global warming. It is projected to increase energy available to hurricanes and other storms, reduce essential nutrients for fish in upper ocean layers and diminish…

Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests

Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, particularly during the coming winter, according to new research.

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CONGRESS: Panel takes up bill to tap FEMA fund for pandemic, disasters

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider a bill tomorrow that would give states billions of dollars from the federal disaster fund to help them pay for emergency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters such that strike this year.

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CAMEROON: Tropical forest is being razed illegally, Greenpeace says

A company in Cameroon is illegally clearing land to start a giant oil-palm plantation encroaching on a key biodiversity zone in the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest tropical forest, according to Greenpeace. The company rejected the allegations.