Support UK farmers to meet climate targets, ministers told

Farmers need more support from the government to plant the trees necessary to meet the UK's climate targets, ministers have been told, as they consider wide-ranging changes to farming payments after Brexit.

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A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate Long-Term Weather Predictions - The New York Times

Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in the tropics.

Black microbiologists push for visibility amid a pandemic

"Black in Microbiology, Black in Neuro and all the others are pivotal for visibility to younger generations of scientists and to people who have said or thought that this talent pool just does not exist."


Spots of shade may help butterflies cope with climate change

Butterfly species vary widely in their ability to regulate body temperature, according to a new survey in Britain. The research, published this week in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests species that rely on shade to cool down are most vulnerable to climate change.


Study: With global warming, marine heatwaves like 'The Blob' will become commonplace

According to a new study, anthropogenic climate change has made extreme heatwaves like the Blob more likely. In fact, the study's authors claim human-caused global warming is directly to blame for the Blob.

Residents of historically redlined neighborhoods may experience more COVID-19 risk factors

The long-lasting impacts of redlining are still felt in some Pittsburgh neighborhoods.


356 elephants dropped dead. Did this bacteria poison them?

Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.

'Tiny wind turbine' can collect energy from a walker's swinging arm

Scientists have developed a "tiny wind turbine" that can scavenge energy from the breeze made while walking.


Disturbing video shows Antarctica emerging from under the ice as temperatures rise

Scientists have released a shocking computer animation showing Antarctica emerging from under its ice sheet due to melting linked to rising temperatures.


A French town is using human hair to clean oil pollution from the ocean

Citizens from the French town of Brignoles have accumulated 40 tons of hair in a warehouse, sent from salons far and wide. They plan to stuff nylon stockings with it in order to make floating tubes, which they will place near harbors to clean up ocean oil pollution.


Particles from air pollution found in placentas of pregnant women: study

Potentially toxic carbon- and metal-rich air pollution particles from street traffic have been found in the placentas of pregnant women for the first time, according to new research.

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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Media must put the existential threat of climate change front and center

Until recently, the U.S. mainstream media featured more climate silence than climate science.

How movies like Black Panther can help climate change

Black Panther's vision of Wakanda rejects the oft-repeated story that we humans and our environment are natural enemies. Instead, it tells a story in which humans have become technologically sophisticated while maintaining a flourishing relationship with their surrounding environment.


Why misinformation about COVID-19’s origins keeps going viral

Another piece of coronavirus misinformation is making the rounds. Here’s how to sift through the muck.
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