ENVIRONMENT








DUBAI'S ANSWER TO REAL HEAT IS … FAKE RAIN?
BY: MATT ALDERTON ... Fact checked by Haley Mast - The United Arab Emirates is using drones to induce artificial rainstorms in response to climate change. Although the effects of climate change in the Middle East are real, the remedy might not be, according to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has decided that the best way … continue reading



COLORADO'S SUBALPINE FORESTS ARE DYING FROM EXTREME HEAT
BY: OLIVIA ROSANE ... Tree mortality more than tripled in the forests over 37 years. Trees are often touted as a solution to the climate crisis, but the high heat and drought it brings with it are also harming forests’ ability to thrive … continue reading



'UNIMAGINABLY CATASTROPHIC': RESEARCHERS FEAR GULF STREAM SYSTEM COULD COLLAPSE
BY: JESSICA CORBETT ... While heatwaves, fires, and floods produce warnings that "we are living in a climate emergency, here and now," a scientific study suggested Thursday that a crucial Atlantic Ocean current system could collapse, which "would have severe impacts on the global climate system." … continue reading



‘CODE RED FOR HUMANITY’ - HUMANS ARE THE ‘UNEQUIVOCAL’ CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
BY: CHRIS D’ANGELO & ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN ... Harrowing New UN Report Finds HUMANS ARE THE ‘UNEQUIVOCAL’ CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE - The latest review of climate literature finds that the window to avert catastrophic warming with existing tools is rapidly closing … continue reading



FAR MORE US ADULTS DON'T WANT CHILDREN THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
BY: JENNIFER WATLING NEAL & ZACHARY NEAL ... Fertility rates in the United States have plunged to record lows , and this could be related to the fact that more people are choosing not to have children. But just how many “child-free" adults there are has been tricky for researchers to pin down … continue reading



NEARING MIDNIGHT
BY: RRADMIN7 ... Food Productions Update: Farmers all around the world are unable to get a break from bad weather. In a previous article, I noted that China has had record flood damage to many crops. This is the second year in a row that China has had a failed growing season … continue reading



CONCRETE: THE MATERIAL THAT'S 'TOO VAST TO IMAGINE'
BY: RICHARD FISHER & JAVIER HIRSCHFELD ... There is so much concrete in the world that soon it will outweigh all living matter – including us. In the latest in our Anthropo-scene series, we explore the material's global reach, occasional beauty, and unimaginable scale … continue reading



HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY FOUND IN GREENLAND’S GLACIERS
BY: DEUTSCHE WELLE ... Scientists analyzed samples from meltwater rivers and fjords and found concentrations of dissolved mercury among the highest ever recorded. When British environmental geochemist Jon Hawkings arrived in Greenland for the first time in 2012, he was impressed … continue reading



THE NEXT MAJOR EXTINCTION EVENT IS HERE
BY: MATTHEW ROZSA/SALON ... Roughly 66 million years ago, an asteroid or comet struck the planet and wiped out three-quarters of every animal and plant species alive. Known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (K–Pg), it has been immortalized in popular culture because of its association with the end … continue reading



THE BEST CLIMATE SOLUTION YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF
BY: TOM HEAP ... Around the world, there are teams of people who are working to track down and destroy hidden sources of greenhouse gases - stopping them from harming the planet. Some of the gases, which are used in refrigeration, have many times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide … continue reading



PLASTIC IS FALLING FROM THE SKY
BY: MATT SIMON ... At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastic are floating over the western US. New modeling shows the surprising sources of the nefarious pollutant. If you find yourself in some secluded spot in the American West—maybe Yellowstone, or the deserts of Utah, or the forests of Oregon—take a deep breath … continue reading



SWISS DIGITAL PLATFORM WANTS TO TRACE GLOBAL PLASTIC WASTE
BY: FLORENT HIARD ... Environmental Action (EA), a Geneva-based research consultancy, on Wednesday launched a digital database that aims to monitor the management of plastic waste around the world. The new platform, called Plasteax … continue reading



Extraordinary Voyage: On the Trail of the Trillion-Tonne Runaway Iceberg
BY: ROBIN MCKIE ... Amid fears of huge damage to marine ecosystems from the giant A68a berg, British researchers are setting sail to assess its impact. Polar researchers will this week embark on a remarkable expedition aimed at providing crucial information about the vast iceberg, A68a, that has been spiralling … continue reading



This Company Makes Rain Gear From Recycled & Natural Materials
BY: KATHERINE MARTINKO ... Baxter Wood brings innovation to a market that's been stagnant for too long. Baxter Wood is a rain gear company with a noble mission – to stem the tide of plastic waste in low-income countries. It does this in a number of ways. First, its waterproof products use no virgin synthetic materials … continue reading



The Blue Macaw Parrot Made Famous In ‘Rio’ Is Officially Extinct In The Wild
BY: RELEVANT MAGAZINE ... In Rio, a blue macaw (known as a Spix’s Macaw) named Blu voiced by Jesse Eisenberg flies from the U.S. to Rio de Janeiro because that’s where the last female macaw lives. Hijinks ensue, but Blu eventually romances Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) and the movie ends with the Spix’s Macaw population flourishing once more … continue reading



57,000-Year-Old Mummified Wolf Pup Discovered in Canadian Permafrost
BY: IBRAHIM SAWAL ... A wolf pup thought to have lived about 57,000 years ago and found perfectly preserved in Canadian permafrost has provided researchers with a wealth of information about its life and the ecology of the species … continue reading



Are Birds the Reason You Feel Good in Nature?
BY: MARY JO DILONARDO ... There have been many studies that show being in nature is good for your health. Walking in the woods boosts your well-being. Living near trees can help you live longer. Being around water can improve your mood. But when you go for a walk in the woods … continue reading



The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Was a Record Breaker
BY: JAMES H. RUPPERT JR. ... It was clear before the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season started that it was going to be busy . Six months later, we’re looking back at a trail of broken records , and the storms may still not be over even though the season officially ended on Nov. 30. This season had the most named storms, with 30 … continue reading



Ate Any Clams Recently? You’ve Might Have Also Had a Side of Microplastics
BY: FERMIN KOOP ... Scientists found microplastics in razor clams from the coast of Washington ... Whether we realize it or not, microplastics are creeping into every place and organism in the world. These very small pieces of plastic are all over the place, with scientists finding them even in the most remote … continue reading



Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Breaks 12-Year Record
BY: FERMIN KOOP ... Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon breaks 12-year record, as administration focuses on industry --- A total 4,281 square miles of forest were cleared in the 12 months leading to August.Despite the pandemic, deforestation … continue reading



Trees Talk to Each Other & Recognize Their Offspring
BY: DEREK MARKHAM ... While it's not news that a variety of communication happens between non-human elements of the natural world, the idea of mycelia (the main body of fungi, as opposed to the more well-known … continue reading



Wearing Futuristic Protective Suits, Washington State Crews Destroy First US Murder Hornet Nest
BY: AP/Design You Trust ... Heavily protected crews worked in Washington state on Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state agriculture department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets … continue reading



Eco-Friendly Wind Turbines Piling Up At Landfills
BY: KIT DANIELS ... Blades for wind turbines, which the Biden Campaign has touted as “clean energy,” are piling up at landfills because they can’t easily be crushed, repurposed or recycled. To demonstrate the size of a typical blade. Because of their sheer size, worn-out blades are cut into three pieces and buried 30-feet deep at a landfill … continue reading



This Is What the Sixth Mass Extinction Looks Like & Here's Why You Should Care
BY: AMAN AZHAR ... Unhealthy ecosystems jeopardize our ability to meet our most basic needs: Water, food, medicine, clean air. There is no one on the planet this doesn’t impact. And loss of biodiversity hurts the poorest the most. Away from the buzz of endless news cycles, political chatter, and self-styled punditry … continue reading



New Catalyst Mimics Natural Processes To Break Down Plastics
BY: NATURALBLAZE ... While plastics recycling is not new science, current processes don’t make it economically worthwhile– waste plastics get “down-cycled” into lower grade, less useful material. It’s a challenge that continues to be an obstacle in tackling a growing global pollution crisis in single use plastics. A multi-institutional team … continue reading



MIT Develops Solar-Powered System That Extracts Drinkable Water From 'Dry' Air
BY: MIT ... A prototype of the new two-stage water harvesting system (center right), was tested on an MIT rooftop. The device, which was connected to a laptop for data collection? and was mounted at an angle to face the sun, has a black solar collecting plate at the top, and the water it produced flowed into two tubes … continue reading



9 Ways that SOCIALISM Will Morally Bankrupt America
BY: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION ... 1. Socialism is being marketed to young people as kind, selfless, and community-focused, 2. Many people are unaware of Socialism’s dismal record, and 3. Young people are not being taught America’s founding principles, so they are unprepared to combat the narratives they hear in their schools and colleges … continue reading



The Rush to Patent, Control, Profit From the Coronavirus Dates Back to 1999, Implicates the CDC, Dr. Fauci
BY: LANCE D JOHNSON ... The rush to patent, control and profit from coronaviruses dates back to 1999 and implicates the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and virus researchers such as Ralph Barrick and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leader of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) who helped drive the U.S. … continue reading



Smart Dust
BY: MAIZE. ... Smart Dust is a system of many tiny microelectromechanical systems such as sensors, robots, or other devices, that can detect light, temperature, vibration, magnetism, chemicals and other stimuli. In 1965, Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, predicted that the number of components that could fit on a single chip could double every 2 years … continue reading



Why Hundreds of Millions of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Will Soon Be Released in Florida
BY: KASHMIRA GANDER ... Hundreds of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes will soon be released in Florida, in a first for the U.S. On Tuesday, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) approved plans to release the insects, who do not bite, as part of a pilot project launching next year … continue reading



Scientist Find Microplastics Inside Human Organs
BY: VICTOR TANGERMANN ... Bits of microplastics are showing up inside human tissues, according to new research. A team from Arizona State University found nanoplastic particles in all 47 samples of a variety of human organs, including lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys. “You can find plastics contaminating the environment … continue reading



4 Reasons to Repair Instead of Recycling or Replacing
BY: MELISSA BREYER ... 4 reasons to repair instead of recycling or replacing, it's time to jump off the consumption train and embrace the art of repair. Mending, darning, patching, painting, rewiring, gluing – we used to be a people of repair, of resourcefulness, of taking pride in our ability to tinker … continue reading



With 194 BILLION Masks & Gloves Used Monthly - New Wave of Pollution Hits Oceans & Beaches
BY: ELIAS MARAT ... A new, sad side effect of the pandemic is millions of pieces of discarded personal protective equipment (PPE) that is littering the planet in shocking ways. When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world earlier this year, plunging much of the world into lockdown conditions … continue reading



It's Raining Plastic, Literally
BY: FERMIN KOOP ... Tons of microplastics are raining down on US national parks. More than 1,000 tons of microplastics, which would be enough to make 300 million water bottles, are deposited every year by wind and rain on national parks and protected areas in the United States. The new study casts light on an alternative … continue reading



Is this Event More "Signs In the Heavens" Pointing to the Soon Return of the Lord?
BY: RICKY SCAPARO ... A prominent Christian evangelist is warning that there are signs in the Heavens that point to the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ. According to Pastor Paul Begley, The Bible states that the return of Jesus Christ in the end days will herald great changes across the face of the planet … continue reading



Coronavirus: Before & After - How Lockdown Has Changed Smog-Filled Skylines
BY: CHRIS ROBERTSON ... The fall in air and road travel globally has meant pollution levels have plummeted, with photos revealing cleaner air in cities. The Italian Alps are now visible above Milan thanks to the lack of pollution levels. Before and after photographs from around the world have shown the effect the almost-global … continue reading



This Mutant Bacterial Enzyme Could Recycle Plastic Bottles In Just Hours
BY: ANTHONY MCLENNAN ... It’s one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: how to stop the tide of plastic pollution that is suffocating our planet. Now, a French company called Carbios has developed a mutant enzyme formula which can break down plastic into a pristine recyclable form in only a few hours … continue reading



Locust Plague Up to 20 Times Worse Than Last Wave Could Devastate Parts of Africa and Middle East
BY: ELIAS MARAT ... Locust swarms have already ravaged countries like South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. East Africa is currently bracing itself for a plague of locusts that could be up to 20 times larger than the already historic swarms that blighted regional crops and spilled over into neighboring … continue reading



Following Record Rainfall, Sea of Galilee Overflows: ‘An Omen of Messiah’s Arrival’
BY: ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ ... Pour down, O skies, from above! Let the heavens rain down victory! Let the earth open up and triumph sprout Yes, let vindication spring up: I Hashem have createdit.” Isaiah 45:8 (The Israel Bible™) The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) continues to rise as rain continues … continue reading



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