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A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures During Heat Waves

WASHINGTON — The growing risk of overlapping heat waves and power failures poses a severe threat that major American cities are not prepared for, new research suggests. Power failures have increased by more than 60 percent since 2015, even as…

Sustainable sports fields are natural turf not synthetic in a time of climate emergency

Moreland Council intends rolling out synthetic turf when evidence points to it being a highly problematic environmental and climate issue and at a substantially greater lifecycle cost even when factoring in a higher usage ratio. So it seems the ratepayers…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

For International Dark Sky Week, Here Are Some City-Adjacent Locations For Viewing Celestial Wonders

It’s officially International Dark Sky Week, and officially the week of the new moon, which means there’s no better time to look up and seek out shimmering constellations, planets, meteors. International Dark Sky Week was launched in 2003 by, fittingly enough, the International Dark Sky Association—an Arizona-based non-profit that works to “to preserve and protect the […]

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Global warming threatens Earth’s biodiversity ‘hot spots’ | Daily Sabah – Daily Sabah

A study published on Friday, by experts scientists in their fields, revealed that the effects of climate change and global warming were threatening the Earth’s most valuable and richest habitats, home to innumerable animal and plant life. These habitats will…

Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ devastated in warming world – FRANCE 24

Issued on: 09/04/2021 – 00:02 Advertising Read more Paris (AFP) Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, the planet’s richest concentrations of animal and plant life will be irreversibly ravaged by global…

Brazil at high risk of dengue outbreaks after droughts because of temporary water storage

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Dengue risk is exacerbated in highly populated areas of Brazil after extreme drought because of improvised water containers housing mosquitoes, suggests a new study in Lancet Planetary Health.The research was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases.

Climate scientists, what keeps you up at night? – DW (English)

What really makes this reporter’s stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario where it all melts, releasing copious amounts of CO2 and methane (it holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere holds right now), and there’s no going…

Global warming spells end of dry and sunny forecasts for southern Africa – NHK WORLD

My early days as a weather reporter in South Africa were marked by long periods of mundane sunny and dry forecasts. I could only watch with envy the storm chasers in America dashing after hurricanes with a mic in hand…