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A Tale Of Two Earths: Trump Vs. Thunberg

In some ways, it hardly seems like a fair fight: the leader of the free world and the ultimate alpha male, Donald J. Trump, versus a slim, awkward 17-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg. Even so, they both swaggered into the…

Another Obama Solar Company Burns Out, Massive Ponzi Scheme

Another Obama solar initiative bites the dust, but not until after stealing millions from individuals, companies and the US government. This solar project turned into the largest Ponzi scheme in Eastern California history. It was reported this week that the…

Taro Takahashi selected as first recipient of the Wallace S. Broecker medal

(The Oceanography Society) The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Taro Takahashi (deceased 12/3/19) has been selected as the first recipient of the Wallace S. Broecker Medal. Dr. Takahashi’s six-decade research career cemented the understanding of global ocean uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and the biogeochemistry that drives it. He is remembered as an excellent mentor to his colleagues and junior scientists, as well as for his strong conviction that community service is an important part research.

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ADAPTATION: U.S. mayors lament weakening federal climate policies

City leaders around the United States say climate change is causing increasing damage to their communities and is prompting them to take aggressive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

(University of Utah) A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus fragilis.

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Novel Coronavirus that recently emerged in China

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans and sparked an outbreak.

The Disturbing Dismissal Of The Kiddies’ Climate Lawsuit

On a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court finally dismissed Juliana v. the United States, the lawsuit brought on behalf of child plaintiffs demanding their constitutional right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life.” The children, and the…

Global warming could have a negative impact on biodiversity generation processes

(Universidad Pablo de Olavide UPO) An international team led by researchers from Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has carried out research that suggests global warming could have a negative impact on the processes that generate biodiversity. This is one of the conclusions of a study that focuses on the causes of the evolutionary success of Carex, one of the worlds’ three largest genera of flowering plants.