Philanthropies Condemn Political Violence, Call on Leaders to Protect Democracy and Get Back to the People’s Business

2021-01-14T09:44:52-08:00January 14th, 2021|News|

As representatives of nonpartisan philanthropic institutions, serving rural, urban, and suburban communities across the nation, we condemn the violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol this week. The events in Washington are a stain on our nation’s history and a painful break in the peaceful transition of power that has been a defining hallmark of American democracy for more than 200 years.

From Medium

https://democracyletter.medium.com/philanthropies-condemn-political-violence-call-on-leaders-to-protect-democracy-and-get-back-to-242aaf86f253

‘Massive-scale Mobilization’ Necessary for Addressing Climate Change, Scientists Say

2021-01-07T08:36:07-08:00January 7th, 2021|News|

A year after a global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, Oregon State University researchers who initiated the declaration released an update today that points to a handful of hopeful signs, but shares continued alarm regarding an overall lack of progress in addressing climate risks.

From Phys.org

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-massive-scale-mobilization-climate-scientists.html

New Work Provides Insight into the Relationship Between Complexity and Diversity

2021-01-07T08:27:20-08:00January 7th, 2021|News|

Parts of the planet that are diverse biologically and culturally are even more diverse than you’d expect. A group of researchers developed a theory to show why richer environments are also more complex environments, where you tend to find more species and languages.

Source: Santa Fe Institute

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210106095327.htm

Scientists Spot Beaked Whale Believed to Be New Species

2020-12-16T11:31:57-08:00December 16th, 2020|News|

When a trio of beaked whales surfaced off Mexico’s Pacific coast, researchers thought they’d found the elusive Perrin’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon perrini), an endangered species that’s never been officially sighted alive. But upon closer inspection, the researchers realized they may have stumbled upon something even rarer — a new species of beaked whale altogether.

 

From EcoWatch
https://www.ecowatch.com/new-whale-species-2649480724.html

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Hard and Fast Emission Cuts Slow Warming in the Next 20 Years

2020-12-09T13:34:14-08:00December 9th, 2020|News|

A new study shows that strong and rapid action to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will help to slow down the rate of global warming over the next twenty years.

Source: Univ of Leeds

From Science Daily:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201207195140.htm

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Climate Change is Resulting in Profound, Immediate and Worsening Health Impacts, Over 120 Researchers Say

2020-12-03T08:26:23-08:00December 3rd, 2020|News|

Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, and no country is immune, a major new report from more than 120 researchers has declared.

From Phys.org
https://phys.org/news/2020-12-climate-resulting-profound-worsening-health.html

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