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Trendy microgreens offer nutrition security as climate concerns grow

Trendy microgreens offer nutrition security as climate concerns grow

Microgreens, a trendy 'gourmet' source of nutrients, may play an important role in nutritional security as the climate changes and during emergency situations, according to researchers. These leafy greens are, as the name suggests, tiny in size, but they offer a large number of nutrients without the space, time, and fertilizer demands of full-grown crops.

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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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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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Greenland has billions in untapped oil – now, it’s refusing drilling

Greenland has billions in untapped oil – now, it’s refusing drilling

Greenland may have billions of dollars worth of oil lurking under its coasts, but it's still ending new oil and gas exploration in a surprise commitment to climate change and the environment. The decision, announced this week, comes as Greenland also bans uranium mining as part of "a profound belief that business activities must take nature and the environment into account."

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Europe’s aggressive new emissions rules put gas engines on notice

Europe’s aggressive new emissions rules put gas engines on notice

The European Union has revealed tough new emissions standards, aiming for a 55-percent cut this decade in a move that could all but sign the death warrant for combustion engines. The European Green Deal, revealed in Brussels today, sees the EU's existing fossil fuel goals made even more aggressive as it cranks up the cost of emitting CO2.

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This 2050 Earth map is an ominous glimpse of our future

This 2050 Earth map is an ominous glimpse of our future

A new interactive map shows the likely impact of climate change and industrial development on the Earth's surface, an ominous prediction of how vulnerable our planet will be as we head toward 2050. The new 2050 global land cover map is part of Esri's Living Atlas, tapping satellite imagery and more for a glimpse into the next three decades.

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NASA & ESA partnership sounds “all-hands-on-deck” climate change alarm

NASA & ESA partnership sounds “all-hands-on-deck” climate change alarm

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are teaming up to tackle climate change, inking a new strategic partnership that will see the collected observations of Earth from space released freely. The collaboration comes amid ominous predictions for how changing global temperatures and rising sea levels will expand flooding, accelerate fires, and see even greater extremes in weather conditions.

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NASA issues a dire flood warning – and the wobbly Moon isn’t helping

NASA issues a dire flood warning – and the wobbly Moon isn’t helping

A wobble in the Moon's orbit, combined with climate change, is likely to provoke massive flooding a new study has warned, with the potential for coastal cities to find themselves regularly swamped from the mid-2030s. The newly-published research highlights just how dangerous unchecked global warming can be, and how it can leave dangerous even natural environmental cycles.

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Climate change is shrinking our atmosphere with unexpected consequences

Climate change is shrinking our atmosphere with unexpected consequences

Climate change isn't just causing heatwaves right now, but could eventually lead to a pile-up of space trash in low Earth orbit, NASA warns, with almost three decades of data suggesting a vital layer of our atmosphere is shrinking because of greenhouse gas emissions. An increase in carbon dioxide has led to the upper atmosphere gradually contracting, with a new study putting a number on that change for the first time.

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Researchers think melting glaciers contributed to the massive Alaskan earthquake in 1958

Researchers think melting glaciers contributed to the massive Alaskan earthquake in 1958

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded within the United States happened in 1958 in Alaska. The quake was a magnitude 7.8 and triggered a massive rockslide the Southeast Alaskan Lituya Bay, creating a tsunami that reached 1700 feet up the side of a mountain before heading out to sea. Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute published a paper recently linking widespread loss of glacier ice with that earthquake.

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