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February 1, 2019 Shocked scientists find the 'ocean conveyor belt' that drives the planet's climate was NOT where they expectedSource: Daily Mail
The preliminary results after hundreds of measurements in 21 months found that engine was several hundreds of miles east of where they figured, said study lead author Susan Lozier, an ocean sciences professor at Duke University.
February 1, 2019 Monarch butterfly population wintering in Mexico increases 144%Source: The Guardian
Monarch production will not be replicated next year, experts warn, as above average temperatures will cause problems
General Motors said late on Wednesday it will temporarily suspend operations at 11 Michigan plants and its Warren Tech Center after a utility made an emergency appeal to users to conserve natural gas during extreme winter col
January 31, 2019 Morningstar Launches New Low Carbon Risk Index Family Emphasizing Companies Aligned with the Transition to a Low-Carbon EconomySource: PR Newswire
Powered by Sustainalytics' Carbon Risk Ratings, the indexes are created through an optimization process that targets low portfolio-level carbon risk and fossil fuel exposure. "Climate change is a significant challenge that...
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Meredith Giordano carried out this work as a Principal Researcher with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Meredith now works with the Peace Corps. Olcay Ünver is the Deputy ...
January 31, 2019 Global warming: New supersonic airplanes would be terrible for environment, study warnsSource: USA Today
SAN FRANCISCO — At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation.
Source: Fox News
A group of Israeli scientists say a cure for cancer is within reach, even optimistically predicting that it will be found within a year.
Source: NBC News
The massive cold weather front descending over the Midwest this week has commentators straining for analogies (“Deep Freeze,” “Arctic Outbreak” and “Ice Age”) and at least some people wondering what has become of global warming.
January 30, 2019 Why global warming won't curtail big snowstormsSource: Trehugger
The harshest snowstorms along the Eastern Seaboard will remain as frequent in a warming world.
January 30, 2019 We Are Completely Overreacting to VapingSource: Slate
The current wave of legislation is a predictably panicked response to a rise in teen vaping—a rise that the FDA has portrayed in inflammatory terms as an “epidemic” while obscuring the fact that much of the increase is in...
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