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Green, sustainable, net-zero: Study finds majority of Brits don’t understand key climate terminology

Three-quarters of the British public have a poor understanding of commonly-used climate terminology like ‘environmentally friendly’ and ‘locally grown’. The majority of people in the UK struggle to understand key language to do with the climate crisis and environmental policy, a new study has found. Only a quarter of Brits responding to a poll said […]

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Ecology Advocates Say it’s Important to Keep Trash Separate From Recycling

Throwing away an item meant for the garbage may not seem like a big deal. However, when waste integrates with reusable items, it can contaminate the supply. The Ecology Action Center (EAC) of McLean County is warning residents about the long-term damage this can cause. Executive Director Michael Brown explains why this is harmful for the […]

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This is What the Arctic’s Record-Hot Summer Looked Like

This past summer was the hottest on record in the Arctic, which is warming nearly four times faster than any other location on the planet. And the symptoms of that warming laid bare a rapidly changing region that in many ways barely resembles what it once was. Key data points show that the Arctic continues […]

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New Study Finds Burning by Humans and Warming Altered Andean Ecosystems

Humans moved into the Andes about 15,000 years ago and their introduction of regular fire to the landscape created a new ecosystem, research published in Nature Communications finds. A team led by Florida Tech professor Mark Bush and graduate student Jake Schiferl at the Institute for Global Ecology published their findings in the paper titled “A neotropical perspective on […]

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Even Low Levels of Artificial Light Disrupt Ecosystems

A new collection of papers on artificial light at night show the impact of light pollution to be surprisingly far-reaching, with even low levels of artificial light disrupting species communities and entire ecosystems. Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B , the special theme issue, which includes 16 scientific papers, looks at the effects of […]

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USDA Forest Service Places Public Fire Restrictions in Alabama’s National Forests

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBMA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service announced an alert for all forest visitors to be aware of specific fire restrictions placed in Alabama’s national forests. The lands include Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests. Degrading fire hazard conditions have prompted Acting Forest Supervisor Timothy Spivey to sign a forest closure […]

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Climate Change Could Affect the Flavor of Beer

There are few things tastier than the crisp bite of a cold IPA…for now.  A recent study published in the journal Nature Communications found the changing global climate may be affecting the flavor and cost of beer.  A warmer and drier climate is expected to lower the yield of hops — the aromatic flowers of the Humulus […]

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Non-Native Diversity Mirrors Earth’s Biodiversity: Study Highlights Potential for Future Waves of Invasive Species

Human trade and transport have led to the intentional and accidental introductions of non-native species outside of their natural range globally. These biological invasions can cause extinctions, cost trillions, and spread diseases. A study from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, now published in Global Ecology and Biogeography, has investigated how many of these non-native species […]

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‘I Need You to Work Together’: Divisive COP28 President Urges Countries to Find Common Ground

Pre-COP talks are taking place this week to lay the groundwork for negotiations at the UN climate summit in late November. The COP28 presidency and two renewable energy organisations have urged governments to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030. A new report from the UAE presidency, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global […]

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How to Run a Climate COP, According to the Grandfather of the Paris Deal

Paris, 2015 and the warnings of climate breakdown were growing ever louder. But after decades of dithering, it was far from clear that world leaders gathering for UN climate talks in the French capital would pull together to sign what is now seen as the defining international accord to curb global warming. From the outset […]

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