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Cyclone Amphan: U.N. chief commends India, Bangladesh for life-saving work Cyclone Amphan: U.N. chief commends India, Bangladesh for life-saving work

Cyclone Amphan: U.N. chief commends India, Bangladesh for life-saving work

By 15 hours ago

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and destruction in India and Bangladesh by Cyclone Amphan and commended the governments, first responders and communities for their pre-emptive work to help people and ensure their safety.“The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of lives and destruction as a result of…

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Cyclone Amphan barrels towards India-Bangladesh border Cyclone Amphan barrels towards India-Bangladesh border

Cyclone Amphan barrels towards India-Bangladesh border

By 15 hours ago

Tropical Cyclone Amphan has developed in the Bay of Bengal and is heading north towards eastern Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal before bearing down on western Bangladesh. This enormous and slow-moving cyclone has a cloud band which is about 2,200km (1367 miles) wide and a well-defined 15km (9 miles) round eye. It continues to…

Donald Trump, friend of ‘all’ peaceful protesters? Donald Trump, friend of ‘all’ peaceful protesters?

Donald Trump, friend of ‘all’ peaceful protesters?

By 16 hours ago

“I am … an ally of all peaceful protesters.”On Twitter the next morning, Trump boasted: “D.C. had no problems last night. Many arrests. Great job done by all. Overwhelming force. Domination.”And before all that, he was on the phone lecturing the nation’s governors and calling for 10-year prison sentences. “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting…

Building collective power Building collective power

Building collective power

By 2 days ago

Coronavirus demands that we work together to save lives – so does climate breakdown. How can I reduce my carbon footprint? As sustainability researchers, we regularly field this question from friends and family, but also journalists. The answer is simple: cut down on flying, driving and eating animal products. Google is awash with the same advice and the science…

The environmental concerns driving another inhaler makeover The environmental concerns driving another inhaler makeover

The environmental concerns driving another inhaler makeover

By 2 days ago

The most important advance in inhaled therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the past 50 years didn’t come from the discovery of a molecule or biological mechanism but instead from an international treaty that phased out the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). These chemicals, which had been found to damage the atmospheric ozone layer,…

World can likely capture and store enough carbon dioxide to meet climate targets World can likely capture and store enough carbon dioxide to meet climate targets

World can likely capture and store enough carbon dioxide to meet climate targets

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Credit: CC0 Public Domain The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) underground is one of the key components of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports on how to keep global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) would be used alongside other interventions such…

Snowpiercer review: Gripping new adaptation packs a whodunit twist – CNET Snowpiercer review: Gripping new adaptation packs a whodunit twist – CNET

Snowpiercer review: Gripping new adaptation packs a whodunit twist – CNET

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Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly in Snowpiercer. TNT I’ve been thinking a lot about survival at all costs lately — ever since theaters, bookstores and museums closed and I started reading a post-apocalyptic novel whose protagonist lives by the motto “survival is insufficient.” So I’ve found the new TNT post-apocalyptic drama Snowpiercer compelling and timely. The…

Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed

Climate change: Top 10 tips to reduce carbon footprint revealed

By 3 days ago

Switching to a vegan diet can help but doesn’t quite have the impact of other measuresClimate change can still be tackled – but only if people are willing to embrace major shifts in the way we live, a report says.The authors have put together a list of the best ways for people to reduce their…

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

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Preface. This is a summary of the National Research Council 2013 study of abrupt changes of climate change. Related: 2019-12-6. Research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming.  “…the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were lower…

US south-west in grip of historic ‘megadrought’, research finds US south-west in grip of historic ‘megadrought’, research finds

US south-west in grip of historic ‘megadrought’, research finds

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Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesWhen Ken Pimlott began fighting US wildfires at the age of 17, they seemed to him to be a brutal but manageable natural phenomenon.Related: Dust bowl conditions of 1930s US now more than twice as likely to reoccur“We had periodic [fire] sieges in the 80s, but there were breaks in between,” said…

We Already Have A Blueprint For What Comes Next We Already Have A Blueprint For What Comes Next

We Already Have A Blueprint For What Comes Next

By 4 days ago

Works from the Bible to ‘Epidemics and Society’ to ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ help predict our post-pandemic futureAccording to the Stanford historian Walter Scheidel, there have been only four phenomena in the course of modern human history that have ever rendered our societies more equal in any sustainable fashion. Three of the four involve…

‘Over-consumption underlies Amphan & Covid-19’ ‘Over-consumption underlies Amphan & Covid-19’

‘Over-consumption underlies Amphan & Covid-19’

By 4 days ago

As Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc across eastern India, Amitav Ghosh, renowned author, anthropologist and an authority on climate change, spoke to Srijana Mitra Das at Times Evoke, on the impact and implications of Amphan— and what Cyclone Amphan and Covid-19 have in common:Are climate change and extreme weather events like Cyclone Amphan linked?Yes, scientists say…

Civilization VI 1.3.0 – Next iteration of the legendary strategy game. (Commercial)

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Bushfire victims who suffered burns to 50 per cent of their bodies face new battle Bushfire victims who suffered burns to 50 per cent of their bodies face new battle

Bushfire victims who suffered burns to 50 per cent of their bodies face new battle

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Alex and June Frew suffered burns to 50 per cent of their bodies while battling a ferocious bushfire, but now the couple have another fight on their hands.Key points:The Federal Court has issued an injunction over the clearing of the site in ManyanaAn ecologist must now assess whether the area is home to threatened greater…

Building an Economy That Works Again Building an Economy That Works Again

Building an Economy That Works Again

By 5 days ago

It’s not often we get to see the U.S. economy shaken to its core, but many of us have now seen it happen twice in just over a decade. This spring, the American economy quite literally shut itself down due to a health emergency. Large sectors of the economy will not be operating for several…

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