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- NYC’s air quality among world’s worst due to Canada wildfire smoke – YouTube June 6, 2023
- Ecosystem Restoration at COP15 in Montreal June 6, 2023
- After THE OIL MACHINE: Kevin Anderson June 6, 2023
- After THE OIL MACHINE: Sir David King June 6, 2023
- Dr Jennifer Francis: 2023 Climate Chaos, El Niño, Ocean Heatwaves, & Arctic Sea Ice Lows June 6, 2023
- Matters of Population June 6, 2023
- The carbon cycle is key to understanding climate change June 5, 2023
- Can we remove carbon from the atmosphere? June 5, 2023
- Charalee Graydon June 5, 2023
- Combined climate change indicators June 4, 2023
- Fossil Fuel Evil Is Ending the future June 4, 2023
- Stonehenge of the Americas | Digging For the Truth (S3, E9) | Full Episode June 4, 2023
- What are food standards and why do they matter? June 4, 2023
- How Lorraine Hansberry inspired countless Black and LGBTQ+ writers June 4, 2023
- E-book release: State of India’s Environment in Figures 2023 June 4, 2023
- 1930s HUNGARY TRAVELOGUE / EDUCATIONAL FILM GEOGRAPHY & NATURAL RESOURCES BUDAPEST XD52484 June 4, 2023
- Ecuador’s Big Gamble: The Country That Gave Up Oil | Real Stories Full-Length Documentary June 4, 2023
- Senegal News | Senegal Unrest Flares Again Over Opposition Leader | English News | News18 Exclusive June 4, 2023
- Why has opposition leader’s trial sparked unrest in Senegal? | Inside Story June 4, 2023
- Senegal unrest: 15 people have died in two days of violence June 4, 2023
- Agroecology Is the Solution to World Hunger – Scientific American June 4, 2023
- Deadly protests in Senegal kill at least nine June 4, 2023
- 1177 B.C. – The Collapse of the Bronze Age civilizations – Eric H. Cline June 3, 2023
- Eric Cline – The Collapse of Cities and Civilizations at the End of the Late Bronze Age June 3, 2023
- Elga Wasserman Portrait Unveiling June 3, 2023
- Former NRC Chief: Reactors Not a Climate Solution – Nuclear Power June 3, 2023
- Modern Marvels: Gold Mines (S6, E24) | Full Episode June 3, 2023
- Prof Lumumba delivers the Nelson Mandela memorial lecture, 17 July 2018 June 3, 2023
- Africa in the next 25 years will be recolonized – Prof. PLO Lumumba June 3, 2023
- Prof Lumumba: “There is a new scramble for Africa” || A discussion on foreign interference in Africa June 3, 2023
- Economic Update: Are Mega-Corporations Ruining Our World? June 3, 2023
- Only ONE SCOTUS Justice Stood Up For Striking Workers In Horrifying Ruling June 3, 2023
- How is plastic a threat to human health? June 2, 2023
- Inside Canada’s wildfire central command centre June 2, 2023
- Microplastics a growing problem in Great Lakes, Ontario AG says June 2, 2023
- Kissinger at 100: New War Crimes Revealed in Secret Cambodia Bombing That Set Stage for Forever Wars June 2, 2023
- I Could Not, in Good Conscience, Vote for the Debt Ceiling Bill June 2, 2023
- “King: A Life”: New Bio Details FBI Spying & How MLK’s Criticism of Malcom X Was Fabricated June 2, 2023
- AI Expert: We Urgently Need Ethical Guidelines & Safeguards to Limit Risk of Artificial Intelligence June 2, 2023
- 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report June 2, 2023
- Financing Climate Adaptation—and Deciding What to Let Go | Harvard Magazine June 2, 2023
- Bidding farewell to the American century | The Chris Hedges Report June 2, 2023
- UN talks on plastic treaty get underway in Paris | WION Climate Tracker June 2, 2023
- Why countries with deserts import sand June 2, 2023
- Why recycled ocean plastic is (often) a lie June 2, 2023
- UN led talks in Paris aim to end plastic pollution – but solutions can’t come fast enough | DW News June 2, 2023
- African Demand for Chinese Surveillance Technology June 2, 2023
- Plastic producers seek to ‘delay’ UN negotiations on reducing plastic waste • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- FRANCE 24 report: Young activists fighting plastic waste in Cameroon • FRANCE 24 English June 2, 2023
- Experts warn AI could pose threat to humanity as Nvidia hits $1 trillion market cap June 2, 2023
Daily Archives: March 28, 2019
The biggest revolution in gene editing: Crispr-Cas9 explained
‘Doomsday vault’ town warming faster than any other on Earth – CNN
By Sarah Lazarus, CNN Updated 0550 GMT (1350 HKT) March 27, 2019
(CNN) In 2014, Mark Sabbatini noticed cracks in his apartment walls. Then a mysterious bulge appeared in his bedroom and the apartment block’s communal staircase became crooked. “Doors and windows weren’t shutting properly,” he says.
Sabbatini, the editor of a local newspaper, was living in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town located just 800 miles from the North Pole, which is also the capital of a cluster of Norwegian islands called Svalbard.
A landscape of jagged mountains, fjords and glaciers, Svalbard — which experiences four months of darkness in winter, and four months of daylight in summer — is built on permanently frozen ground called permafrost.
For years, permafrost provided a base as hard as concrete. But now it’s melting — and that’s proving to be a problem.
Sabbatini says his building was damaged because it started sinking into the softening ground.
Inger Hanssen-Bauer, senior researcher at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and editor of a new report about Svalbard, says the climate in Longyearbyen is probably warming faster than in any other town on Earth. That’s because of accelerated Arctic warming.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose to All-Time High in 2018 + U.N. Secretary-General: Cyclone Idai Latest Warning Sign on Climate
Mar 27, 2019
In more climate news, global greenhouse gas emissions rose to an all-time high in 2018, with countries adding over 33 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. An International Energy Agency study found global CO2 levels rose by 1.7 percent last year. U.S. emissions rose by over 3 percent, while Europe and Japan saw slight decreases.
U.N. Secretary-General: Cyclone Idai Latest Warning Sign on Climate
Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that Cyclone Idai is the latest “alarm bell” about the dangers of climate change. The storm killed over 750 people and has left nearly 2 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Secretary-General António Guterres: “Cyclone Idai was an uncommonly fierce and prolonged storm, yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change, especially in vulnerable, at-risk countries. Such events are becoming more frequent, more severe and devastating and more widespread, and this will only get worse if we do not act now.”
Senate Votes Down Green New Deal as Democrats Decry “Stunt Vote”
Mar 27, 2019
The Senate on Tuesday rejected the Green New Deal, after 43 Democrats voted “present” on the measure introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Four other Democrats joined all 53 Republican senators in voting against the Green New Deal. Democrats—including the bill’s champion, New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—blasted McConnell’s move as a “stunt vote.”
The Green New Deal seeks to transform the U.S. economy through funding renewable energy while ending U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Democratic leaders have resisted backing the deal, which has the support of all 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in Congress.