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Europe prepares for devastating heat wave

An intense heat wave is set to hit Europe, starting this week, accompanied by the ominous warning from Spanish meteorologist Silvia Laplana that “hell is coming.” Temperatures are expected to rise as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), French…

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Trash collecting device returned to Pacific garbage patch

A giant floating,
trash collecting boom is en-route to return to the Pacific ocean after
necessary repairs. Initially places between California and Hawaii in 2018, the
boom broke apart due to constant wind and wave pressure and had to be brought
back to mainland for service. The 2,000 foot device is now ready to return to
the high seas and expected to collect five tons of plastic trash every month. The C-shaped
boom mimics a natural coastline and uses the currents to collect plastic garbage.
It…

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Scott Morrison flags Trump-style economic plan in pledge to cut more red tape

After six years of the Coalition promising to cut red tape, Scott Morrison has used his first major speech since winning the election to promise to continue cutting red tape. In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

Strange wave-shaped clouds roll across Mount Pisgah

Wave clouds over Mount Pisgah in Asheville, North Carolina. (Photo: Grant W. Goodge/Wikimedia Commons) At first glance, you might assume this image is the result of some elaborate Photoshop trick, but trust us, it’s 100 percent real! These bizarre, tubular…

Climate breakdown to trigger debate over which cities to protect from rising sea levels – The Independent

As disaster costs keep rising across the United States, a troubling new debate has become urgent: if there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which ones to…

Famed oceanographer Walter Munk honored with new award for students

(Marine Technology Society) This week at the MTS-OES OCEANS Marseille conference, in France, the Marine Technology Society and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans announced their establishment of the Walter Munk Scholar Award. The inaugural award was presented to Alfredo Giron, Ph.D., who presented the Walter Munk Scholar Commemorative Lecture on ‘The Risk of Oversimplification in Fisheries Management.’

Spiders risk everything for love

(University of Cincinnati) A biology study finds that blue jays can easily spot wolf spiders engaged in their courtship rituals. The results demonstrate the powerful influence of sexual selection.

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which ones to save…

Don’t Do Just One Thing – The New York Times

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Image CreditTyler Varsell By Tik Root We…