Tag Archives: climate-change

Private firefighters and five-star inns: how the rich sit out wildfires

Record-breaking US wildfires are fueling a cottage industry of boutique services and numerous are happy to pay the price With record-breaking wildfires engraving up the American west this summer, firefighters have become the rarest of civil servants: the kind almost universally lauded as heroes. Buttress dropped into California’s firefight from as far away as Australia … Read More

4 Ways The State Of The Union Got Stronger Under Obama

President Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and this speech won’t be like the ones he has given previously. In the past, Obama has applied the address mainly to sketch out a specific, point-by-point schedule for the course of the year. This time, aides have said, the president … Read More

Sweden’s reindeer at risk of starvation after summer drought

Indigenous Sami herders urge commonwealth to mitigate influence of climate change in Arctic circle Sweden’s indigenous Sami reindeer herders are asking government aid to help them cope with the impact of this summer’s extraordinary drought and wildfires, saying their future is at risk as global warming changes the environmental issues in the far north. The … Read More

Sea lions frequently live in the ocean. So why are so many establish up on land?

A week ago, a seal lion puppy strolled into a fancy California restaurant. It was an adorable fib of a rebellious pup at The Marine Room in La Jolla, California. But it turns out the puppy, nicknamed Marina, wasn’t looking for red-hot brunch spot; she was looking for help. When sea lions can’t find nutrient, … Read More

Mozambique: the secret rainforest at the heart of an African volcano

A dream team of scientists scaled Mount Lico and felt a capital of brand-new species Standing in a cavity in the red grime of a mountaintop forest in north Mozambique, Dr Simon Willcock was unclean but so excited.” Undisturbed forest is unbelievably uncommon ,” he announced.” That is why we scaled a 125 -metre-tall cliff … Read More

Lyft Delivers Carbon-Neutral Rides

This story initially appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Over its first year, John Zimmer, the co-founder and president of Lyft, has often pointed to a class “hes taking” as an undergraduate as the source of his ideas about environmental sustainability–and by postponement, Lyft’s goals to create greener transportation options. … Read More

Woody Vines Reduce A Forest’s Ability To Buffer Climate Change

Tropical groves store nearly a one-third of countries around the world aboveground, terrestrial carbon. But according to new detects published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science this week, increasingly abundant woody vines announced lianas could shorten forest-wide carbon uptake by braking tree rise and causingearly tree death. Lianas depend on trees for help … Read More

As climate change worsens wildfires, smokejumpers pushed glows from the sky

Drier wintertimes, warmer outpourings and hotter summertimes stir wildfires even wilder. These nobility firefighters extinguish small-scale volleys before they grow into monsters The alarm resonated and in a blink the basi thrummed with task. Smokejumpers grabbed helmets, donned kevlar clothings, tested radios and strapped on parachutes. A loudspeaker blasted Wagners Ride of the Valkyries. Final … Read More

This fascinating social experimentation glints a light on the absurdity of climate disruption deniers.

The world is getting hotter. But a lot of important parties aren’t “buying in.” Ron Burgundy had it figured out. GIF from “Anchorman.” Stop us if you’ve heard some of these common forbears : “It doesn’t feel like it’s getting hotter.”( Tell that to the glaciers, which are diminishing at an alarming pace .) “The … Read More

Since When Did Putin Want to Save the Planet?

Vladimir PutinaEUR( tm) s exactly promoted himself as global leader in the war on climate change. Yesterday, he thoughts global warming was a myth. At Mondays United Nations conference on climate change in Paris, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the podium to throw Russia in a new character: as chairman in the effort to combat … Read More

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