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The Doom Effect: In Adapting to Climate Threats, Philanthropy Can Help Reinvent U.S. Politics

January 3rd, 2019|

By Peter Teague,

“Is it possible that philanthropy could help create a new, more capable version of American politics by making a deeper commitment to addressing the realities of climate change?”

From Inside Philanthropy

https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2018/12/14/the-doom-effect-in-meeting-climate-threats-philanthropy-can-help-reinvent-us-politics

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Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

January 3rd, 2019|

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.

Source: Bristol University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190103110300.htm

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More biodiversity means more ecotourism

December 20th, 2018|

Protected areas with more biodiversity tend to have more tourists, according to new research. That popularity can mean more money for conservation and help bolster human interest in wildlife, but it can also raise other concerns.

From The Wildlife Society

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Research Sheds New Light on What Drove Last, Long-Term Global Climate Shift

December 20th, 2018|

The quest to discover what drove the last, long-term global climate shift on Earth, which took place around a million years ago, has taken a new, revealing twist.

From Environmental News Network

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Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’

December 4th, 2018|

The naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said climate change is humanity’s greatest threat in thousands of years.

The broadcaster said it could lead to the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of “much of the natural world”.

He was speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

From the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46398057

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Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth

November 20th, 2018|

Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet.

Source: University of Cincinnati

From: Science Daily 

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The Ozone Hole Could Heal in Our Lifetimes, UN Reports

November 7th, 2018|

When the world gets its act together, it can actually solve big problems. Case in point: The ozone hole, which if everything goes according to plan could be healed up by the 2060s, according to a new report from the United Nations.

From Gizmodo Earther

https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-ozone-hole-could-heal-in-our-lifetimes-un-reports-1830260403

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Supermarket produce harbors antibiotic-resistance genes

November 6th, 2018|

American Society for Microbiology

From EurekaAlert

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Research calls for new approach to tropical marine conservation

November 6th, 2018|

A changing climate necessitates rethinking tropical marine conservation

Source: Swansea University

From Eureka Alert

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Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

November 1st, 2018|

Pollution in the deep sea – are any habitats safe from human disturbance?

 

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