Category: Climate Change

Posted in Climate Change Science Technology

Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast – here’s how

Jessika E. Trancik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology To avert the worst effects of climate change, global greenhouse gas emissions should fall at faster rates than…

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Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space

Emily Ury, Duke University Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a…

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Narwhal tusks tell a troubling tale

Narwhal diets are changing as the Arctic warms. MATT SIMON, WIRED.COM –  4/4/2021, 7:38 AM Researchers have long debated what the 10-foot-long tooth that erupts from a…

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The US just set ambitious offshore wind power targets – what will it take to meet them?

Erin Baker, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts Amherst The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Food

Climate change has slashed global food productivity by more than 20% in the past 60 years, study reveals

Farmers are growing a fifth less food than if the weather were the same as in 1961 In warmer areas like Latin America and Africa,…

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MONARCH Act Introduced to Ensure ‘Beloved Pollinator’ Is Around for Future Generations

“In only a few decades, a migration of millions has been reduced to less than two thousand butterflies.” Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by Common…

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Posted in Climate Change COVID-19 Food Gardening Hydroponics Technology

The sustainable vegetables that thrive on a diet of fish poo

Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield and Benz Kotzen, University of Greenwich Who needs soil when you have a fish tank? “Aquaponics” combines growing plants in…

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Risk versus reward on the high seas – skinny elephant seals trade safety for sustenance

Roxanne Beltran, University of California, Santa Cruz and Jessica Kendall-Bar, University of California, Santa Cruz Every year, northern elephant seals set off on a seven-month,…

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Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland’s ice – and lost in a freezer for years – hold lessons about climate change

Andrew Christ, University of Vermont and Paul Bierman, University of Vermont In 1963, inside a covert U.S. military base in northern Greenland, a team of…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Food

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis and Breanna Roque, University of California, Davis Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor…

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