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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 03.20.23

    The Colorado River Is Running Dry, but Nobody Wants to Talk About the Mud

    It’s time to drill holes in Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River and empty Lake Powell.
  • 03.20.23

    How Does Carbon Capture Work?

    The idea of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to turn back the clock on climate change is an appealing one. Can these technologies deliver on their promise?
  • 03.20.23

    The I.P.C.C. Report Offers a Clear Message

    An international panel offers a warning about the dangers of fossil fuels, and also a blueprint to change course.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 03.20.23

    ‘Like a Roman hoard’: calls grow for return of Hampshire shark’s body parts

    Historian Dan Snow assembled team to ‘secure the shark for science’ but head, tail and fin were gone

    The discovery of a rare shark on a Hampshire beach is as valuable as the unearthing of an ancient treasure trove, an expert has said, as calls grow for the return of the head, tail and fin, which were removed before scientists could salvage the carcass.

    The 2-metre (6ft) animal, believed to be a smalltooth sand tiger shark, would normally only be seen in warmer waters – and rarely anywhere north of the Bay of Biscay. Scientists believe the weekend discovery can help them learn more about how the species develops and lives its life.

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  • 03.20.23

    A ladybird: how is it possible to love something so small so much? | Helen Sullivan

    Ladybirds know how good they look, and they don’t keep it to themselves

    The ladybird gets the first part of its name from Our Lady, The Lady, Mary. Its spots – seven, if you are in Europe – symbolise Mary’s seven sorrows, its red shell the cloak she wears sometimes, when she is feeling passionate or loving, or devoted to her son, or, when she’s in a particularly generous mood, devoted to all of humanity.

    Ladybirds come from the coccinellid family of beetles, which comes from the Latin for scarlet. They were named by Pierre André Latreille, a priest who had grown up an orphan and was thrown into a dungeon during the French Revolution. He was released because he recognised a rare species of beetle. A physician had come to inspect the prisoners, and found Latreille preoccupied by an insect. The story is about to sound like a bible passage written by AI. The insect was very rare, Latreille told the physician. It was a “red-necked bacon beetle”. The physician took the beetle to a local physician, 15 years old, who, impressed, used his connections to get Latreille released from prison. Within a month, every other inmate was dead from “a notorious killing frenzy”. (As they say: God loves beetles.)

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  • 03.20.23

    Australia must do more to prevent ‘looting and destruction’ of underwater heritage, report says

    Government urged to ratify UN convention in order to protect undersea areas like shipwrecks and now-submerged First Nations heritage sites

    The underwater world – from shipwrecks with human remains inside to First Nations sites that are tens of thousands of years old – needs better protection, a parliamentary committee has found.

    Pirates have targeted second world war shipwrecks for scrap metal, looters have been trophy hunting in sunken boats and the bodies of drowned sailors have been disturbed in the process. Technological advancements mean Australia’s underwater cultural heritage is more vulnerable than ever, the committee heard.

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