Category: Environment

Posted in Climate Change Environment Food

Growing food and protecting nature don’t have to conflict – here’s how they can work together

Thomas Hertel, Purdue University Growing food in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way – while also producing enough of it – is among the most important…

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Why rescuers are feeding turtles mayonnaise after a disastrous oil spill

By Nicoletta Lanese – Staff Writer 17 hours ago While some people slather mayonnaise on their sandwiches, Israel’s National Sea Turtle Rescue Center uses the condiment for a unique…

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Why are moths attracted to light?

Carlos Linares, Boise State University and Jesse Barber, Boise State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a…

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Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic

Alexandra McInturf, University of California, Davis and Matthew Savoca, Stanford University Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans, from…

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Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US

Ryan Reihart, University of Dayton The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea In a recent study, my colleagues…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Health Politics

The Game-Changing Biden Order You Haven’t Heard About

A directive about the regulatory process could lead to progressive movement on climate change, public health and worker safety. By Kevin Robillard On his first…

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Two-thirds of Earth’s land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms – that’s a problem for people, crops and forests

Yadu Pokhrel, Michigan State University The world watched with a sense of dread in 2018 as Cape Town, South Africa, counted down the days until…

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Posted in Climate Change COVID-19 Environment Science

CO2 levels this year ’50 percent higher than 18th century’

by Patrick Galey  Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will this year reach levels 50 percent higher than before the industrial revolution because of manmade…

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US could reach ‘net-zero’ carbon by 2050. Here’s how.

By Rafi Letzter – Staff Writer  The U.S. can cut its carbon output to zero by the middle of the 21st century, according to a sweeping new Princeton…

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Amazon’s plastic waste could encircle globe 500 times, report says

by Katherine Khashimova Long Amazon, America’s largest online retailer, is deep in the throes of its largest-ever holiday shopping season, a breakneck sprint to ship…

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