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New posts collected on Wed Feb 8 2023 at 17:11 UTC.

Q&A with an Idaho teen who ran for school board — and won


Shiva Rajbhandari wants schools to do a better job of teaching students about climate change. Q&A with an Idaho teen who ran for school board — and won . . .

Yale Climate Connections by Sarah Kennedy on 08 Feb 2023

How listening to women can boost disaster relief efforts


In Puerto Rico, the nonprofit Taller Salud partners with women to provide resources and support during emergencies. How listening to women can boost disaster . . .

Yale Climate Connections by YCC Team on 08 Feb 2023

The science of science communication


In this podcast, Planet Forward Correspondent Katie Perkins chats with media psycholoigst Asheley Landrum, Ph.D., about science communication, conspiracy . . .

Planet Forward - Most Recent by kins on 08 Feb 2023

Sustainable agriculture provides a unique solution to food insecurity for D.C. residents


In this photo essay, learn how one non-profit focused on sustainable agriculture is addressing the issue of food deserts in Washington D.C. . . .

Planet Forward - Most Recent by ndolfi on 08 Feb 2023

In Colorado, the soil beneath solar panels is ripe for growing crops


Scientists, drought-stricken farmers, and politicians on both sides of the aisle are expressing increasing interest in solar agriculture. . . .

Planet Forward - Most Recent by n on 08 Feb 2023

Perennial grains are the future of sustainable agriculture


Perennial grains will change the agriculture landscape as we know it and take us one huge step closer to halting climate change. . . .

Planet Forward - Most Recent by ough on 08 Feb 2023

Policy Perspectives | Cutting the plastic noose


This article makes policy recommendations and compiles information that is integral in understanding and addressing plastic pollution. . . .

Planet Forward - Most Recent by aulus on 08 Feb 2023

Will Durand-Eastman Beach disappear?


Durand-Eastman beach has been closed in the past due to pollution, will it be inaccessible in the future due to climate change? . . .

Planet Forward - Most Recent by bes on 08 Feb 2023

The beautiful game in a changing climate


Climate change is projected to impact the seasonality and intensity of extreme weather events, with more heavy rainfall occurring in the autumn in the UK . . .

Official blog of the Met Office news team by Met Office Press Office on 08 Feb 2023

Quantum breakthrough could revolutionise computing


Researchers have transferred 'quantum' information between computer chips at record speeds and accuracy. . . .

BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 08 Feb 2023

HS2 Ltd miscalculating impact on nature - Wildlife Trusts


HS2 Ltd's assessment of its impact on biodiversity is "riddled with inaccuracies" - say wildlife charities . . .

BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 08 Feb 2023

Biden spotlights climate victories in State of the Union. But where do we go from here?


"The climate crisis doesn't care if your state is red or blue." . . .

Climate Energy - Grist by John McCracken on 08 Feb 2023

From Columbia to COP27 in Six Months: Cassidy Childs


Inspired into action by the Tubbs Fire in 2017, this Environmental Science and Policy alum is helping to bring justice and equity issues into environmental . . .

State of the Planet by Guest Blogger on 08 Feb 2023

At Davos, a Call for Solutions to Climate Migration and a Culture of Welcome Instead of Fear


The key to addressing climate migration and displacement is to come up with creative solutions that will make it easier — not harder — for people to flee from . . .

State of the Planet by Sabin Center for Climate Change Law on 08 Feb 2023

After 100 days in office, what is Rishi Sunak offering on the environment?


The first few months in any new job are always a steep learning curve. In politics, though, it’s when you’re said to be your most powerful: setting out your . . .

Inside track by Joe Tetlow on 08 Feb 2023

European Sustainable Energy Week 2023


EUSEW returns on 20-22 June 2023 in a hybrid format, in Brussels... . . .

REVOLVE by raul on 08 Feb 2023

Filtering Water in Your Backyard; How Mini Desalination Plants Could Cure California’s Droughts.


Happy Eco News Filtering Water in Your Backyard; How Mini Desalination Plants Could Cure California’s Droughts. Filtering Water in Your Backyard; How Mini . . .

Happy Eco News by Fisher Brown on 08 Feb 2023

President Biden Signs Food Donation Improvement Act


Happy Eco News President Biden Signs Food Donation Improvement Act Takeaways: President Biden signed the Food Donation Improvement Act, which calls on the US . . .

Happy Eco News by Jamie D'Souza on 08 Feb 2023

5 Exciting Solutions Helping to Preserve and Protect at-Risk Farmland


Happy Eco News 5 Exciting Solutions Helping to Preserve and Protect at-Risk Farmland 5 Exciting Solutions Helping to Preserve and Protect at-Risk Farmland . . .

Happy Eco News by Grant Brown on 08 Feb 2023

Mechanization of illegal gold mining threatens Ghana’s forests


“I come here to find gold. First we cut down the trees, then we burn them. Then we start digging the soil to open the pit,” says a young man in the middle of a . . .

EnviroLink Network by terna gyuse on 08 Feb 2023

Indigenous women record age-old knowledge of bees in Colombia’s Amazon


Je’chu, a god, first created bees so that their wax would cure the world. So goes the spiritual testament of the Yucuna Indigenous peoples of Colombia. “He is . . .

EnviroLink Network by latoyaabulu on 08 Feb 2023

‘Not a good sign’: Study shows Greenland temperatures at 1,000-year high


Collecting core samples from the Greenland ice sheet is no easy task. During a recent expedition, scientists and drilling experts boarded a ski-equipped . . .

EnviroLink Network by elizabethalberts on 08 Feb 2023

Forests & finance: Setbacks for a rare bat, and progress for an oil pipeline


Newly described bat from Mozambique mountain under threat, researchers say A forest that harbors Mozambique’s most recently identified species of mammal could . . .

EnviroLink Network by terna gyuse on 08 Feb 2023

Biden spotlights climate victories in State of the Union. But where do we go from here?


President Joe Biden took a victory lap on his climate record during last night’s State of the Union, touting his administration’s major investments in clean . . .

EnviroLink Network by John McCracken on 08 Feb 2023

Forest loss may push tree-dependent marbled cats into threatened category


Think of a tropical rainforest being cleared for an oil palm plantation, and the first animal that comes to mind is probably an orangutan. But there’s another . . .

EnviroLink Network by Isabel Esterman on 08 Feb 2023

Indoor air quality should be monitored in public places, says Chris Whitty


England’s chief medical officer and colleagues call for push to understand health impacts of indoor pollutants. Offices, schools, supermarkets and hospitals . . .

Environment | The Guardian by e Science editor on 08 Feb 2023

Half the wetlands in Europe lost in past 300 years, researchers calculate


Assessment shows 20% global loss since 1700 – far less than thought – but Europe, US and China bear the brunt. Half the wetlands in Europe, continental US and . . .

Environment | The Guardian by ston on 08 Feb 2023

Meet Jinx, the dog on a mission to protect Welsh bird colonies from rats


As part of a £250,000 Welsh government funding for biosecurity measures, the spaniel will work to sniff out rodents. A lively spaniel with a nose for sniffing . . .

Environment | The Guardian by rris on 08 Feb 2023

Wood burners in effect banned in new and refurbished homes in London


Planning guidance from mayor sets air pollution limits that would not be met with solid fuel burners installed. Wood burners have been in effect banned in new . . .

Environment | The Guardian by rrington Environment editor on 08 Feb 2023

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Major plug-in hybrid cars pollute more than official measures suggest


BMW, Renault and Peugeot PHEVs all exceeded carbon dioxide output claimed in standard lab tests, on-road tests show. Popular plug-in hybrid cars emit . . .

Environment | The Guardian by lly on 08 Feb 2023

‘They get the big picture’: the Swedish tech startup helping cities go green


Online tool used by more than 50 cities helps planners weigh costs against climate and social benefits. In early 2018, Tomer Shalit looked at the overwhelming . . .

Environment | The Guardian by y Europe correspondent on 08 Feb 2023

New Zealand one of few island nations with potential to produce enough food in a nuclear winter, researchers say


Source: Science Daily New Zealand is one of only a few island nations that could continue to produce enough food to feed its population in a nuclear winter, . . .

Climate Change by climatechange on 08 Feb 2023

Scientists dissect the nuanced choreography of two top predators: humans and dolphins


The keys to saving this imperiled and unusual display of intraspecies cooperation are cracking down on overfishing and rewarding dolphin-friendly fishers . . .

Anthropocene by Warren Cornwall on 08 Feb 2023

Biden’s State of the Union Criticizes Big Oil Profiteering, Says Oil Will Be Needed for ‘at Least Another Decade’


President Biden touted the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and criticized Big Oil profiteering while saying oil would be needed “for at least . . .

EcoWatch by Climate Nexus on 08 Feb 2023

Millions face threat of flooding from glacial lakes


Just four countries account for half of the total population at risk of catastrophic flooding. . . .

BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 07 Feb 2023

Dying in the Anthropocene


Figure 1 – Graveyards of the contiguous US (Source: Joshua Stephens via Insider) I will die in the Anthropocene. The only uncertain part of this statement is . . .

ClimateChangeFork by climatechangefork on 07 Feb 2023

Plastic Bottle Deposit Return Scheme Finally Looks Set to Start in England


Happy Eco News Plastic Bottle Deposit Return Scheme Finally Looks Set to Start in England Takeaways: The English government has given the go-ahead for a deposit . . .

Happy Eco News by Jamie D'Souza on 07 Feb 2023

A Small Neighbourhood in Toronto Has Built a Program to Help Residents Reduce Their Household Emissions.


Happy Eco News A Small Neighbourhood in Toronto Has Built a Program to Help Residents Re . . .

Happy Eco News by Jamie D'Souza on 07 Feb 2023

Nisha (Of Life History Theories: A Bird and A Birdwatcher)


Written by Nisha Bhakat Content warning: Childhood Abuse In front of our house in Baharampur town, there used to be two large trees. One sprawling Delonix regia . . .

Lonely Conservationists by Jessie Panazzolo on 07 Feb 2023

What It Takes to Keep the Keeling Curve Going


Ever since an eruption in Hawaii halted a long-running record of carbon dioxide, scientists have found ways to carry on — atop a neighboring volcano. . . .

NYT > Climate and Environment by hong and Erin Schaff on 07 Feb 2023

Surprises in sea turtle genes could help them adapt to a rapidly changing world


Source: Science Daily Around 100 million years ago, a group of land-dwelling turtles took to the oceans, eventually evolving into the sea turtles that we know . . .

Climate Change by climatechange on 07 Feb 2023

Devastating cost of future coastal flooding for many developing nations predicted in new study


Source: Science Daily New global modelling predicts the devastating socioeconomic impacts of future extreme coastal flooding for developing nations caused by . . .

Climate Change by climatechange on 07 Feb 2023

A fossil fruit from California shows ancestors of coffee and potatoes survived cataclysm that killed the dinosaurs


Source: Science Daily The discovery of an 80-million-year-old fossil plant pushes back the known origins of lamiids to the Cretaceous, extending the record of . . .

Climate Change by climatechange on 07 Feb 2023

Why icicles are rippled


Source: Science Daily Winter is coming to an end; the last nights of below zero temperatures are here. In the morning, one still spots the occasional icicle on . . .

Climate Change by climatechange on 07 Feb 2023

A faster, more accurate 3D modelling tool recreates a landscape’s digital twin down to the pixel level


Source: Science Daily Researchers have developed a new technique that can help create high-quality, accurate 3D models of large-scale landscapes — . . .

Climate Change by climatechange on 07 Feb 2023

Benefits of Upgrading to Eco-Friendly Central Heating Systems


As we pointed out in the past, there are a variety of technologies that can help make your home green. However, some of them have a much larger impact than . . .

Blue and Green Tomorrow by Sean Mellon on 07 Feb 2023

BP Scales Back Climate Targets as Profits More Than Double


Oil and gas giant BP has scaled back plans to reduce its production of fossil fuels by 2030 after it saw record annual profits that more than doubled to $27.7 . . .

EcoWatch by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes on 07 Feb 2023

Baltimore County Bans Plastic Shopping Bags


Baltimore County is the latest local government in the U.S. to ban plastic shopping bags.  The Baltimore County Council voted five-to-two Monday to approve . . .

EcoWatch by Olivia Rosane on 07 Feb 2023

Nearly 5,000 Solar Panels Added to Longest Dam in Switzerland


Switzerland’s longest dam — also the highest dam in Europe — has now been adorned with nearly 5,000 solar panels. The added solar panels help provide additional . . .

EcoWatch by Paige Bennett on 07 Feb 2023

3.4 Million Adults in U.S. Were Displaced by Extreme Weather Last Year: Census Bureau Survey


About 3.4 million adults in the U.S. (1.4% of the adult population) were displaced from their homes by extreme weather disasters in 2022, a new survey from the . . .

EcoWatch by Climate Nexus on 07 Feb 2023

How mLearning Can Help a Business Going Green


Are you trying to make your business eco-friendlier? This is an important time to do so, since 60% of customers state that sustainability is a major factor when . . .

Blue and Green Tomorrow by Anthony Arnold on 06 Feb 2023

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A double whammy: Wildfire debris pollutes drinking water - Yale Climate Connections by Alex Urquhart and Tanya Petach on 03 Feb 2023

Climate science as a social process - …and Then There's Physics by ...and Then There's Physics on 05 Feb 2023

Morgan Caraway’s Earthbag Earthship - Natural Building Blog by Kelly Hart on 04 Feb 2023

Climate change, drought and water security - Official blog of the Met Office news team by Met Office Press Office on 02 Feb 2023

Climate Adaptation Pathways for Cities - Indigenous Climate Hub by IndigenousClimateHub on 01 Feb 2023

How beavers are reviving wetlands - BBC News - Science BBC News - Science & Environment by ? on 05 Feb 2023

Shell UK headquarters targeted as it reveals record £32.2bn profits – Activists tell Shell: Stop Drilling. Start Paying - Greenpeace UK by Jasmine Watkiss on 02 Feb 2023

How the Supreme Court could finally force Big Oil to face trial - Climate Energy - Grist by Kate Yoder on 03 Feb 2023

Is it too late to save the UK’s automotive industry? - Inside track by Emma Mckelvie on 02 Feb 2023

Hero addiction - Blog - Deep Adaptation Forum by Anja Byg on 03 Feb 2023

Brazil Says It’s Started Sinking an Old Warship, Hazardous Material and All - NYT > Climate and Environment by ndreoni on 04 Feb 2023

Renewable Energy is Growing Rapidly but is it Enough to Stop Climate Change? - Change Oracle by Richard Matthews on 01 Feb 2023

The Environmental Benefits Of Mobile Lighting Towers - Blue and Green Tomorrow by Ryan Kh on 05 Feb 2023

An overlooked opportunity for kelp farms to double as pollution cleanup sites  - Anthropocene by Emma Bryce on 03 Feb 2023