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  • 07.13.20

    Heat Wave Drives People Inside in Covid’s Hottest Hot Spots

    Bloomberg

    An oppressive heat wave is intersecting with a spike of Covid-19 cases in some of the pandemic's hardest-hit U.S. cities, Bloomberg reports, including Houston and Phoenix, where temperatures on Friday climbed upwards of 110 degrees Farhenheit. It's posing another obstacle for officials and health experts who must decide what's riskier: indoor transmission or dangerous temperatures.

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  • 07.13.20

    Tropical Storm Fay Flooded Streets, Knocked Down Trees

    The Weather Channel

    Tropical Storm Fay flooded streets, closed roads and knocked down trees Friday in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. The storm made landfall Friday evening near Atlantic City, New Jersey, and was downgraded overnight as it moved over land. The storm also caused President Donald Trump to cancel a rally he had planned for Saturday in New Hampshire.

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  • 07.13.20

    The Wood Pellet Business is Booming. Scientists Say That’s Not Good for the Climate.

    InsideClimate News

    The Trump administration is preparing to unveil a new rule that labels, for the first time, the burning of wood as a carbon-neutral energy source. Biomass fuel has become a booming industry in the American South, where wood pellets are being shipped off to Europe to produce electricity. But some scientists say the new EPA rule would put the climate, as well as forest ecosystems, at further risk.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 07.11.20

    The Mistakes That Will Haunt Our Legacy

    As we topple statues, let’s also search for our own moral blind spots.
  • 07.10.20

    A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

    A virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?
  • 07.10.20

    She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.

    The climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 07.14.20

    Country diary: preening avocets attract attention | Country diary

    Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex: The elegant black and white waders are breeding here for the first time

    Marbled white butterflies are resting on the flower heads, stretching out their chequered wings towards the early-morning sun in ritualistic greeting, warming themselves at the start of the day. Nearby, the orange and black caterpillars of cinnabar moths feed on groups of tall, yellow-flowered common ragwort plants.

    Song thrushes and greenfinches sing from the tops of the trees bending in the breeze. Leaves shake with parties of adult birds and their young. I watch three chiffchaffs chase each other in and out of the branches, over the brambles and back up the trees. A male common redstart lands on a shining barbed wire fence before taking off again to catch small flies mid-air. A black and red cinnabar moth flutters across my path.

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  • 07.14.20

    Shark attack suspected after woman bitten at Fitzroy Island, near Cairns

    Rescue helicopter sent to pick up patient with serious leg injury from Great Barrier Reef

    A woman has suffered a suspected shark bite on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns – the third attack in Australian waters in nine days.

    The 29-year-old woman, who paramedics say was on a “day off” from her job making a documentary about sharks, received a leg injury. A rescue helicopter has been sent to pick her up from Fitzroy Island.

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  • 07.13.20

    Oceans panel presses coastal states to invest in 'blue recovery'

    Report says there are substantial economic benefits to be had from ocean conservation

    Investing in the marine environment offers many coastal states the possibility of a “blue recovery” from the coronavirus crisis, according to a report setting out substantial economic benefits from ocean conservation.

    Ending overfishing and allowing stocks to recover while ensuring fish farms operate on a sustainable basis would generate benefits of about $6.7tn (£5.3tn) over the next 30 years, according to an assessment of ocean economics by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

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