Category: Environment

Posted in Climate Change Environment

Climate ‘tipping points’ could push us past the point-of-no-return after less than 2 degrees of warming

By Ben Turner – Staff Writer   6/12/2021 Knock-on effects could transform the Amazon rainforest into savannah Ice melt in Antarctica and Greenland drives changes to sea level and…

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Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – so why aren’t more companies doing it?

Drew Shindell, Duke University Methane, the main ingredient in natural gas, is a larger climate problem than the world anticipates, and cutting its emissions will…

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Posted in Environment Farming

Mixed farming could increase food productivity and reduce emissions

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 6/3/2021 In a new study published by PLOS, geophysicist Dr. Gidon Eshel has demonstrated that mixed farming methods could reduce greenhouse…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Food

Ongoing biodiversity crisis will take millions of years to recover from

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 5/20/2021 The current biodiversity crisis in freshwater ecosystems is worse than that associated with the mass extinction event that killed…

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Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly

Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Andrea Dutton, University of Wisconsin-Madison While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in…

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US approves its first big offshore wind farm, near Martha’s Vineyard – it’s a breakthrough for the industry

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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How melting glaciers have accelerated a shift in Earth’s axis

The redistribution of water has caused the planet to lean and wobble, resulting in the poles moving Jeremy Plester Thu 6 May 2021 01.00 EDT…

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Posted in Environment Farming Gardening Health

New Soil Study Shows Pesticides ‘Destroying the Very Foundations of Web of Life’

“These troubling findings add to the urgency of reining in pesticide use to save biodiversity.”byJessica Corbett, staff writer A study published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Environmental…

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Northern forests are losing their ability to store carbon

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer Wildfires in northern forests have compromised their ability to capture and store carbon. Researchers found that current models underestimate the impact…

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Permafrost could release much more carbon than expected

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 5/2/2021 Earth’s permafrost became less susceptible to thawing about 400,000 years ago, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute…

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