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Research Pieces Ancient Ecosystems Together to Reveal New Details About the End-Triassic Mass Extinction

Startling new insights into the catastrophic impact of one of the most devastating events in Earth’s history have been revealed by a team led by researchers with the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. More than deepening our understanding of the end-Triassic mass extinction, their findings offer critical lessons for today’s environmental challenges. […]

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Global Climate Summit is in Overtime as Bitter Division Over Fossil Fuels Delays Agreement

The global climate summit is well into overtime late Tuesday night in Dubai, with no deal on the meeting’s final agreement, and countries are bitterly divided over whether to call time on fossil fuels. Negotiators are scrambling last-ditch meetings to salvage more ambitious language to address the cause of the climate crisis. The latest draft of the COP28 summit’s centerpiece […]

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Saleemul Huq, Pioneering Climate Scientist and Advocate for Poorer Nations, Dies at 71

Saleemul Huq, a pioneering climate scientist from Bangladesh who pushed to get the world to understand, pay for and adapt to worsening warming impacts on poorer nations, died of cardiac arrest Saturday. He was 71. “Saleem always focused on the poor and marginalized, making sure that climate change was about people, their lives, health and […]

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Copernicus Climate Change Service Reports Summer 2023 as Hottest Summer on Record

The Copernicus Climate Change Service has found that June through August of this year had the highest global temperatures for summer on record. Additionally, sea surface temperatures of the North Atlantic and globally have reached record highs in summer 2023. The service used data from satellites, weather stations, ships and aircraft around the world, amounting […]

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Beavers Are Remaking Microbial Ecosystems in the Arctic

As the Arctic has warmed and beaver populations have rebounded, the animal architects known for greatly modifying their natural environments have moved to higher and higher latitudes. Now, Shannon et al. show that beaver-instigated alterations translate all the way to the microscopic level, reshaping microbial communities in Arctic waterways. In northern Alaska, the researchers waded […]

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Rare Earth Mining: Sacrificing the Environment to Save the Planet?

The Norra Karr deposit of rare earth elements (REE) is situated in the southern part of Sweden, on the picturesque shores of Lake Vattern, one of the largest lakes on the Scandinavian Peninsula. The lake is surrounded by a unique mountain landscape, some of which is protected by the European Union’s Natura 2000 program. Vast […]

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Gunnison Ranch to Loan Water for the Environment

A Gunnison County family ranch plans to use a relatively new tool to help keep water flowing in a chronically dry section of creek while still irrigating their hay crop. In dry years, the Peterson Ranch will temporarily loan some of the water it diverts from Tomichi Creek to the state’s instream flow program, which […]

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California Partnering With Chinese Province to Fight Climate Change

The state of California announced a new joint initiative with the Chinese province of Hainan to help fight climate change.  State officials met with their Chinese counterparts to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday; the MOU outlines five areas of cooperation between California and Hainan.  Reducing air pollution  Developing and implementing climate adaptation […]

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A woman’s passion for cleaner environment

Mrs. Ramat Folake Abdulsallam, convener of Fola-Mola Global Initiative, has over the years been consistent in her campaign for cleaner and safer environment through community service. In line with the theme of the 2023 World Environmental Day, observed June 5, which focused on solution to plastic pollution under the campaign, #BeatPlasticPollution, her organisation, in collaboration […]

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How the Supreme Court’s Wetlands Ruling Could Impact Pollution, Flooding

The Supreme Court’s decision to curb federal regulations for wetlands could have far-reaching implications for America’s water. The ruling is expected to open the nation up to more water pollution, experts say. And not only that: They say it could also make the country more vulnerable to floods. The court Thursday narrowed the federal government’s authority to regulate wetlands, saying it only has jurisdiction over those that […]

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