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Sinn Féin cannot have it both ways on climate change

Mary Lou McDonald was the keynote speaker at the first National Energy Summit, convened last Tuesday in Croke Park. The summit was designed to bring together “industry experts and thought leaders from the public and private sectors to find solutions to the challenges we face in securing our energy supply…to achieve our 2030 goals. and […]

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Climate change threatens historic NC town founded by black Americans

Tom Foreman Jr. PRINCEVILLE, NC — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant with an order of cabbages and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy stops to brag about a spot that lays claim to the oldest town in charter by black Americans nearly 140 years ago. “It’s sacred to me,” Bandy, 65, said. “We have […]

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University of Limerick-based sustainability challenge hopes to tackle climate change

Minister of State Ossian Smyth TD has launched a competition at the University of Limerick which aims to tackle climate challenges. Minister Smyth, responsible for public procurement, e-government and the circular economy, was at the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick to launch the sustainability challenge. He was attending an event at the Bernal […]

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Microbes play key role in climate change in new report

Algal blooms can endanger humans and animals. (Photo credit: ASM Microbes and Climate Change Report.) Microbes may be small, but they have a huge impact on environmental and human health in a changing climate. the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) published a new report, Microbes and climate change: science, people and impactsco-authored by David Karla […]

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Coral reefs: Caribbean coral reefs most likely to survive climate change

Getty Images Caribbean coral reefs most likely to survive climate change. Scientists have discovered that corals on the north shore of Cuba has the best chance of avoiding the destruction caused by marine heat waves. There are other areas where corals could also survive, around the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, eastern Jamaica and […]

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CNO-led study paves way for future climate models

The National Center for Oceanography (NOC) conducted a study to investigate gaps in knowledge about the biological carbon pump, in hopes of prioritizing aspects to include in future climate model developments, and observations needed to achieve this. The study, which was conducted with Imperial College, the University of Washington, the University of Bern and Boston […]

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How the Mass. should it fight against climate change? Here’s what the gubernatorial candidates are saying

Curious to know how the next governor will handle climate change? Get ready to go through a jungle of jargon: Terms like carbon free, net zero, electrification and distributed energy. The two leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates, State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz and Attorney General Maura Healeyunveiled ambitious but complicated plans. To help voters, we’ve summarized the […]

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WHO FINANCES THE EFFORT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE?

One concern looms large as the world rushes to increase expenditure to tackle climate change: where will the money come from? Here’s the Means & Matters guide to the countless organizations, sectors, and businesses investing billions in climate action, whether through sustainable infrastructure, innovation, carbon offsetting operations, or individual steps to reduce emissions. WHAT THEY’RE […]

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Climate change affects the soundscape of the oceans – Oceanographic

According to a new study, climate change is affecting the soundscape of the ocean by accelerating underwater sounds. As a variety of marine animals depend on communication below the surface, warming oceans could have a direct impact on their survival. Climate change is warming the oceans all over the world. While warmer water temperatures affect […]

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Scientists flood the woods to search for ‘ghost forests’ | Climate change

Scientist Anya Hopple looks at a probe inserted into a tree in a wooded area at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. Hopple, a research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is leading a study on the impacts of sea level rise on forests. Dave Harp In low places bordering the Chesapeake […]

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‘Sense of Urgency’ for HHS Climate Change Office

Without money and permanent staff to address the public health effects of global warming, low-income and elderly populations risk devastating consequences, from weather emergencies to chronic diseases, leading to preventable deaths and costing billions of dollars to the world. government. Meanwhile, city and state public health officials say it will take hundreds of billions of […]

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New funding for KPU research to help agriculture recover from climate change impacts

New funding will help researchers at Kwantlen Polytechnic University study ways to help agriculture recover from the extreme impacts of climate change like the heat wave and flooding that hit British Columbia in 2021. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture at KPU $440,000 over […]

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Climate variability may not be strongly linked to human evolution • Earth.com

Climate variability may not have been a primary driver of human and mammalian evolution, according to a new study from the University of Arizona. The researchers compared environmental data and the fossil record of large mammals that have lived across Africa for the past four million years. The results contradict the long-held theory that climate […]

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Economists care about climate change more than any other election issue

Offered a menu of issues to choose from as the most important in the May 21 election, Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly focused on one. Three-quarters of the top 50 economists surveyed by The Conversation and the Australia Economic Society named “climate and environment” as the most important issue for the new government and the […]

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Many climate models may be fundamentally flawed

Most simulations of the future of our climate may be overly sensitive to melting Arctic ice as a cause of abrupt changes in ocean circulation, according to new research from scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Climatologists count the Atlantic Meridian Overturning Circulation (or AMOC) as one of the biggest tipping points on the path […]

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Disobedience to climate change in all its forms

I think in particular of the thousands of Massachusetts residents who showed up at hearings in Beacon Hill, signed petitions and lobbied their senators and state representatives, all in favor of the proposition that the use of fossil fuels must stop. I think of the activists who write countless letters to the editor to counter […]

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Climate Change and Workforce Development Top Topics on Day 1 of Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The United States is an Arctic nation because of Alaska, and Thursday the Symposium Encounter with the Arctic began at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. At the event, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy hosted ambassadors from other Arctic nations “Our common interests include transportation, resource development including minerals, oil and gas, […]

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Kenya needs a new financing model in the war on climate change

Ideas & Debate Kenya needs a new financing model in the war on climate change Thursday 07 April 2022 Asokon Lomulin in his hut in Kamekwi village in Turkana during a prolonged drought in 2019. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA By Olufunso SomorinMore from this author Summary Urgent action is needed to build the resilience and […]

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Donors get $100m to benefit minorities on climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of financial donors committed to racial equity plans to announce Tuesday that it has secured at least $100 million a year to benefit minority groups who are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events. The group, the Donors of Color Network, will also announce that 10 of the country’s top […]

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Pushing for an inquiry into the health impacts of climate change

“Extreme weather events have a huge impact on people’s mental health, in many cases for years after the events,” she said. “In communities across Australia, we have seen an increase in clinically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and suicide in the years following such events.” Falinski said national security, achieving net zero, the […]

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Climate variability boosts tropical tree growth during the dry season • Earth.com

A new study published in the journal nature geoscience found that the growth of tropical trees is driven by climatic variability during dry seasons. By analyzing tree ring data from tropical and subtropical trees – a reliable indicator of tree growth – a team of researchers led by the University of Arizona in the United […]

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Carbon cycle estimates – key to predicting climate change – are incorrect, Virginia Tech researchers show | VTX

Virginia Tech researchers, in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have discovered that key elements of the global carbon cycle used to track the movement of carbon dioxide through the environment are not correct, which could significantly alter the conventional models of the carbon cycle. Estimating the amount of carbon dioxide that plants extract […]

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Predicting Dengue Outbreaks Using Climate Variability and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniques in a Stochastic Susceptible-Infected-Eliminated Model

This article was originally published here Sci Rep. 2022 Mar 31;12(1):5459. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09489-y. ABSTRACT The recent increase in the global incidence of dengue has resulted in over 2.7 million cases in Latin America and numerous cases in Southeast Asia and has warranted the development and application of early warning systems (EWS) for futuristic epidemic forecasting. […]