Climate Change

YouTube targets climate change deniers as part of wider crackdown

YouTube targets climate change deniers as part of wider crackdown

While climate change denial videos can remain on YouTube, they'll no longer rake in advertisement dollars. The company has announced plans to strip ads from climate change denial videos amid a larger crackdown on misinformation. The decision appears to have been largely driven by YouTube's partners that don't want their products appearing alongside these videos.

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Largest coral reef study offers hope amid climate change destruction

Largest coral reef study offers hope amid climate change destruction

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as multiple partners, has published a new report titled "The Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020." This is, according to the scientific agency, the latest analysis of coral reef health across the globe ever published, revealing that while rising sea temperatures remain a problem, there is hope.

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This startup plans to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction

This startup plans to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction

Cutting-edge genetic engineering techniques aim to bring back the woolly mammoth, with a new startup promising that the long-extinct beast could be reborn in as few as six years. Colossal, emerging from stealth today, aims to tap CRISPR technology to restore the mammoth to the Arctic tundra, as a dramatic demonstration of how such an approach could help preserve critically endangered species.

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US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

Close to half of America's electricity needs could be handled by clean solar energy by 2035, the US Department of Energy has concluded, as the Biden Administration looks to ways to trim emissions without increasing the costs of power. A focus on solar power has been key to that strategy, but even record-setting installations so far have been a relative drop in the ocean compared to the sort of solar farms required to ween America off its fossil fuel dependence.

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Climate change is creating shape-shifting animals

Climate change is creating shape-shifting animals

Climate change isn't just making some species extinct, but forcing others to "shape shift" in order to better handle rising global temperatures. While the vast majority of experts warn that, unless humans tackle factors like emissions and fossil fuel use, Earth's environment will be irreversibly altered, new research suggests the animal kingdom is turning to new physical characteristics in order to better deal with excess heat.

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Japanese scientists create realistic Wagyu steak with 3D printing

Japanese scientists create realistic Wagyu steak with 3D printing

Japanese scientists have published a new study detailing the successful creation of marbled Wagyu beef made using 3D printing technology. The manufactured meat product contains everything you'd expect from a steak, including protein, fat, and even blood vessels. Such "cultured" steaks are more environmentally friendly than their traditional counterparts.

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July 2021 was “Earth’s hottest month on record” as climate fears deepen

July 2021 was “Earth’s hottest month on record” as climate fears deepen

July 2021 was Earth's hottest month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an ominous milestone that arrives amid renewed concern that we're not doing enough to tackle climate change. It comes as a UN report issues a damning warning about the lackluster response to rising temperatures on our planet.

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UN Climate Change report issues dire warning and a shocking timeline

UN Climate Change report issues dire warning and a shocking timeline

The opportunity to slow climate change, cut rapid global warming, and avoid even more disastrous floods, droughts, and fires around the world is rapidly closing, scientists have warned, with a dire new IPCC report putting Earth on notice. Published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today, the report details "unprecedented" impact on our climate, and cautions that humanity is on the brink of effectively irreversible peril.

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Gulf Stream crisis study concludes Atlantic pessimism fit for a disaster movie

Gulf Stream crisis study concludes Atlantic pessimism fit for a disaster movie

New research has cast a more pessimistic outlook on a key ocean circulation, already a point of concern for environmental scientists, prompting warnings that the whole system could be headed to collapse. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is instrumental in carbon sequestering that could be tempering global warming, but its the role it plays in the Earth's climate that saw it used as a plot-line in 2004 movie "The Day After Tomorrow."

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Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Half of vehicles sold in the US by 2030 should be electric, according to an aggressive new zero-emissions target by the Biden White House as it restores standards weakened under the previous administration. The new actions, part of the President's Build Back Better investments, aim to drive adoption of electrified vehicles and in the process bolster American industries and tackle the considerable problem of climate change.

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UAE manipulates weather to trigger huge rainstorms in hot coastal cities

UAE manipulates weather to trigger huge rainstorms in hot coastal cities

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a region that's home to hot temperatures and three deserts, has experienced heavy rainfall in multiple places over recent hours due to deliberate manipulation of the weather. The effort involved drones and a technology called cloud seeding, which disperses substances in the air that alter clouds' properties, increasing the likelihood of rain.

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Russia’s mosquito tornado underscores climate change’s dramatic impact

Russia’s mosquito tornado underscores climate change’s dramatic impact

A newly published video shows a swarm of mosquitoes form into a literal cyclone of buzzing chaos as they terrorize a remote eastern Russian village. Though dramatic in its visual nature and beyond annoying, the mosquitoes weren't actually a danger to nearby people. Instead, the insects were worked up into a massive mating frenzy spurred, in part, by climate change.

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