Category: Climate Change

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Climate change is a justice issue – these 6 charts show why

Sonja Klinsky, Arizona State University Climate change has hit home around the world in 2021 with record heat waves, droughts, wildfires and extreme storms. Often,…

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2021’s climate disasters revealed an east-west weather divide, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Alongside a lingering global pandemic, the year 2021 was filled with climate disasters, some so intense they surprised even the…

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Tornadoes and climate change: What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them

John Allen, Central Michigan University The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was…

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Malnourished bugs: Higher CO2 levels make plants less nutritious, hurting insect populations

Ellen Welti, University of Oklahoma The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The big idea Grasshopper populations, like those of many…

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Fatty acid found in palm oil linked to spread of cancer

A study on mice found palmitic acid promoted metastasis in mouth and skin cancers. Hannah Devlin Science correspondent @hannahdev Wed 10 Nov 2021 12.31 EST Scientists…

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Talking dinosaur invades UN to give climate change speech in bizarre, yet brilliant, new video

By Harry Baker  10/28/2021 “Don’t choose extinction,” warns the CGI creature. A talking CGI dinosaur just gave an impassioned speech about climate change to world leaders in a new UN…

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A quick guide to climate change jargon – what experts mean by mitigation, carbon neutral and 6 other key terms

Wändi Bruine de Bruin, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you’ll…

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4 key issues to watch as world leaders prepare for the Glasgow climate summit

Rachel Kyte, Tufts University Glasgow sits proudly on the banks of the river Clyde, once the heart of Scotland’s industrial glory and now a launchpad…

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US Says Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, 22 Other Species Extinct

Others such as the flat pigtoe, a freshwater mussel in the southeastern U.S., were identified in the wild only a few times and never seen…

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Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries, and regions

Xiaoming Xu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Atul Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Producing enough food for a growing world population is an…

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