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New study: Fast methane action could help save Arctic summer sea ice and prevent effects of global warming

(March 15, 2022) New research shows that immediate action to reduce methane emissions could help preserve summer sea ice in the Arctic this century. Previous studies predict that summer sea ice in the Arctic could disappear by mid-century without climate action. The new findings suggest that immediate action to reduce the powerful climate pollutant methane, […]

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Senator Markey secures resources and support in budget spending program for critical environmental justice initiatives

Omnibus spending package includes $100 million for environmental justice programs, historic and transformational expansion of current $12 million initiative Washington (March 14, 2022) – Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement following the Senate’s adoption of the fiscal year 2022 omnibus spending plan, which included funding or wording of the report for many […]

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Daniel Pink: Regret can be a rich source of inspiration

If you’re navigating your way through the late stages of the pandemic, re-examining your motivation and purpose, reshaping your work days and weeks for a hybrid world, or contemplating untracked career paths, then Daniel Pink has a book to read. sell you. Twenty-one years ago, the American author’s first book, Free Agent Nationpicked up the […]

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How space weather affects radio communications and navigation satellites

SELANGOR, Malaysia, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Professor Ir Dr Mardina Abdullahdeputy director of the Institute for Climate Change and an associate member of the Space Science Center at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has embarked on research into space weather to determine its risk to various technologies, especially those that rely on satellite navigation and […]

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Every human tourist melts 83 tonnes of snow in Antarctica, study finds

The cost of human tourism on pristine ecosystems is heavy, especially when hit by the adverse effects of climate change – a phenomenon essentially of human origin. Now, a first-of-its-kind study published in Nature Communications has highlighted the amount of snowmelt caused by every human tourist who sets foot in Antarctica.. Shutterstock Tourists melt snow […]

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Wildfires worsen globally; unprepared governments

BILLINGS, Mont. – A warming planet and changes in land use patterns mean more wildfires will burn large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems that governments are ill-prepared to deal with, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. According to the United Nations Environment […]

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To progress, you have to study it

“Progress studies,” a burgeoning new intellectual movement that seeks to understand why progress happens and how to make it happen faster, has what should be an obvious advantage: on its own, nearly every policy proposal that fall under its aegis should be very popular. We should find out how build buildings cheaper and faster? Yeah […]

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British Columbia glaciers have melted 7 times faster in the past decade than in previous years, UNBC study finds

Glaciers in British Columbia and Alberta have melted an average of seven times faster in the past decade than in previous periods, according to a new study by geologists from the University of Northern Columbia. British. Doctoral candidate Alexandre Bevington and Professor Brian Menounos used new technology to conduct the study. They fed more than […]

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In a press conference, Biden defends his first year in office

WASHINGTON — President Biden vowed on Wednesday to continue with a scaled-down version of his marquee domestic policy plan as he staged a two-hour defense of his first-year accomplishments and repeatedly berated Republicans for giving up on any serious attempt to rule the country. At an extensive press conference in the East Room of the […]

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Welcome to the Age of the Authoritarian State

January 15, 2022 JHE RELATION between governments and businesses is constantly evolving. After 1945, many countries sought to rebuild society using state-owned and operated enterprises. In the 1980s, in the face of sclerosis in the West, the state retreated to become an arbiter overseeing the rules allowing private companies to compete in a global marketplace […]

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Economists blame technology more for increasing inequality

Yet the technological shift evolved as the growth of post-secondary education slowed and businesses began to spend less on training their workers. “When technology, education and training move together, you achieve shared prosperity,” said Lawrence Katz, labor economist at Harvard. “Otherwise, you don’t. “ The increase in international trade has tended to encourage companies to […]

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Charity appeal in Guatemala, where the struggle for land and water rights is a battle for survival | Guatemala

José Méndez climbed the mountain behind his rural Ch’orti ‘Mayan community of Corozal, in eastern Guatemala. He pointed to an abandoned house owned by the plantation owner who ran that hill. “Right in front of this house, they killed our three companions, the same day the county government recognized us as an indigenous community with […]

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Can archeology be used to study the effects of climate change?

Archaeological records provide an excellent opportunity to study how human societies have responded to climate change in the past, according to a recent review article in PNAS newspaper. Happy to present our new article “The archeology of climate change: the case of cultural diversity”, recently published in @PNASNews by Ariane Burke, @CDWren, @FSR_Pausata, @julien_rs, @Solene_Boisard, […]

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Analysis: Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook is a “wake-up call” for social media

Rohingya activists say they had no other option for redress Lawsuit is test case for courts to limit immunity for social media companies Recent whistleblower complaints from inside Facebook could strengthen the argument BANGKOK / LOS ANGELES, December 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known […]

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New Mexico cloud seeding project abandoned despite drought

TAOS, NM, Nov. 26 (Reuters) – A plan to scatter clouds over the mountains of New Mexico to increase snowfall during a historic drought was withdrawn this week after charges that it could poison people and the environment. Western Weather Consultants (WWC) of Durango, Colorado has offered stakeout machines near five ski resorts in the […]

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Indigenous Languages ​​Project Urges Cop26 Leaders to Rethink Ties with Land | Cop26

Western leaders at the Cop26 climate summit were urged to take a much more holistic view of humanity’s place in the natural world through an art project celebrating indigenous minority languages. The Living Language Land project identified 25 words from minority languages ​​and dialects from around the world – including Native American Lakota, Murui, a […]

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California governor abruptly skips UN climate conference

SACRAMENTO, California. – California Governor Gavin Newsom said unspecified “family obligations” were responsible for his abrupt decision to cancel a trip to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland next week. Newsom will participate virtually while Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, a fellow Democrat, heads the California delegation to Glasgow, it was announced on Friday. […]

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Language Used to Describe Climate Becomes More Urgent, Study Finds | Environment

When people spoke of a “climate refugee” in the 19th century, they would describe someone who had settled in a place with a healthier or more pleasant climate. But in modern parlance, the meaning has changed to reflect current global crises – now climate refugees are those forced to relocate in response to extreme weather […]

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Indian cities can mitigate the impact of climate change on migrants with better affordable housing

Migrants who are forced to leave their homes in rural India due to climate change are also hit by climate impacts in mega-cities. The lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable Indians are turned upside down by this double blow and the trend, according to a study published in the academic journal Nature, is expected […]

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Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

FILE – An archive photo from Tuesday, December 8, 2020 of a Nobel medal presented at a ceremony in New York. The Nobel Prize for Literature is to be awarded on Thursday, October 7, 2021. (Angela Weiss / Pool Photo via AP, File) STOCKHOLM – UK-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents […]

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Biden’s CIA Director creates high-level China-focused unit

William Burns testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing for his appointment as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2021. Tom Williams / Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (Reuters) – Career diplomat US President Joe Biden, appointed to head the Central Intelligence Agency, creates a high-level […]

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EPA plan update details human and climate damage to wetlands

Patsy Pond in the Croatan National Forest in Carteret County. Photo: Mark Hibbs Despite a steady decline in the number of permits issued for anthropogenic impacts on wetlands in North Carolina over the past 30 years, tens of thousands of wetlands in the state’s coastal plain have been destroyed by climate change. and unauthorized human […]

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Maryana Iskander, Wikipedia’s Next Leader, on Disinformation Prevention

Two decades ago, Wikipedia came onto the scene as an original online project that aimed to bring together and document all human knowledge and history in real time. Skeptics were concerned that much of the site included unreliable information and frequently reported errors. But now the online encyclopedia is often cited as a place that […]

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MOFA Welcomes Inclusion of Taiwan in Joint Communication on EU Indo-Pacific Strategy

After more than 200 million infections and more than 4 million deaths, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the world. This has created a deeply devastating socio-economic impact on our interconnected world, with virtually no country spared. The pandemic has disrupted global trade, exacerbated poverty, hampered education and compromised gender equality, with middle to low […]

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Langley All Candidates Meeting Focuses on Climate Change

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Climate change was a key topic at the All Candidates Meeting in Langley on Friday, which was attended by representatives from the Conservative, Green and Liberal parties. The event was hosted by Climate Crisis Langley Action Partners (CCLAP) and Trinity Western Environmental Club, a club at Trinity Western University, a private […]

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Communicating about climate change has never been more important, and this IPCC report makes no noise

On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first installment of its sixth assessment report. As expected, the report makes the reading gloomy. He found that all regions of the world are already experiencing the impacts of climate change and that his projections of warming range from frightening to unimaginable. But the […]

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As temperatures rise, exotic plants threaten Nepal’s oldest national park

When botany professor Bharat Babu Shrestha visited Nepal’s Chitwan National Park in 2013, feverfew – a flowering plant in the daisy family – was rare. Today, large areas of the park’s grasslands are covered with the invasive plant, said Shrestha, who teaches at Tribhuvan University on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Non-native plants have spread rapidly […]

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Breaking the Old Boys’ Club: Tackling Systemic Bias in Academic Science

Your browser does not support the audio element. Last year’s social justice uprising sparked many conversations about how marginalized groups are often excluded. It’s not always because of conscious prejudices: Often, integrated systems and cultures limit opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others. It’s a conversation that has been burning in university […]

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Checking the Facts: Is Global Warming Just a Natural Cycle? | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

It is true that in its 4.5 billion years of history, planet Earth has experienced periods of lesser and greater heat. Altering over thousands of years, these temperature changes have been determined by variations in the Earth’s orbit around the sun. While greater distances resulted in colder cycles, movements closer to the heatball led to […]