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How dogs help kids learn to read

I consider myself to be a patient person. I can sit through hours of ballet rehersals and play practices, unending games of Chutes and Ladders (without cheating!), and long, complicated stories about who-had-what-for-lunch at school each day. But I’m finding…

How did animals survive 'Snowball Earth'?

As humans heat up the Earth with greenhouse gases, we’re recreating an ancient climate unlike anything our species has ever seen. This is drawing more attention to the history of Earth’s climates, especially warm periods like the Pliocene Epoch, which…

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MADRID: Carbon markets take center stage at U.N. conference

More than half the world’s countries plan to use carbon markets to help meet their emission targets under the Paris Agreement — a trend that could reduce the global cost of fighting climate change.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide from fossil fuels hit a record high in 2019, researchers said Tuesday, putting countries farther off course from their goal of halting global warming. The new data contained glimmers of good news: Worldwide, industrial…

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Mystery of how early animals survived ice age

How did life survive the most severe ice age? A team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans were cut off from life-giving oxygen, answering a question puzzling scientists for years.

Greta Thunberg Demands We Tear Down Our ‘Colonial, Racist Systems’

On Friday, Greta Thunberg let the enemies of the earth have it via an op-ed published by Project Syndicate. In addition to saying fossil fuels “are literally” killing humanity, the teenager also fingered her ultimate man-made enemy — literally man-made:…

Satellites Show World’s Vegetation Has Been Expanding For Decades

An “unusual greening of the planet,” reports German science magazine Wissenschaft. “A paradox.” Has been greening for three decades While it is widely reported how the world’s rainforests are being chopped down, Wissenschaft reports, “Vegetation on earth has been expanding…

Scientists warn climate tipping points may be close, endorse need for climate emergency action

Two peer reviewed statements by scientists just prior to the UN climate conference COP25 to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, have made clear the existential crsis humanity now faces with climate change and the dire…