Speciation is important because it increases biodiversity. A new thesis examines the speciation process in multiple marine species where different populations of the same species might evolve into two completely new species.
Source: University of Gothenburg
From Science Daily
From One Green Planet
Our climate models could be missing something big.
Story by: Peter Brannen
From The Atlantic:
Simple tips to go green with your internet use during a pandemic
Source: Purdue Univ
A new study says that despite a record drop in global carbon emissions in 2020, a pandemic-driven shift to remote work and more at-home entertainment still presents significant environmental impact due to how internet data is stored and transferred around the world.
From Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210114134033.htm
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
From Science Daily
Amsterdam Is Embracing a Radical New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Also Replace Capitalism?
One evening in December, after a long day working from home, Jennifer Drouin, 30, headed out to buy groceries in central Amsterdam. Once inside, she noticed new price tags. The label by the zucchini said they cost a little more than normal: 6¢ extra per kilo for their carbon footprint, 5¢ for the toll the farming takes on the land, and 4¢ to fairly pay workers. “There are all these extra costs to our daily life that normally no one would pay for, or even be aware of,” she says….
From Time Magazine
Air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age related macular degeneration (AMD), reveals a large long term study led by UCL researchers.
From Environmental News Network
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to move quickly to execute his energy and climate change agenda during his first 100 days in office, both through executive action and the launch or rollback of agency rulemakings.
From S&P Global Market Intelligence
Philanthropies Condemn Political Violence, Call on Leaders to Protect Democracy and Get Back to the People’s Business
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.