Day: November 11, 2019

The ‘mouse deer’ lives

Camera trap photo of a mouse deer. Image: SOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY / GLOBAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION / LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR ZOO AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH / NCNP By Mark Kaufman2019-11-11 20:58:10 UTC They’re not a fictional species: Mouse deer still roam the Vietnamese woods.  In 2017 and 2018, biologists set camera traps in Vietnam’s coastal forests…

Google revealed to be funding climate deniers

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Gifts to buy your climate-denying uncle

NASA scientists, who once engineered spaceships that allowed humans to explore the dusty moon, have also provided evidence, for decades, that humans are unequivocally warming Earth. This warming — ushered in by the highest atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in at least 800,000 years, though more likely millions of years — has a slew…

Australia Confronts ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Conditions

An emergency was declared for all of New South Wales as risk warnings reached their highest possible level.Bushfires in New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday.Credit…Tom Bannigan/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesNov. 11, 2019Updated 8:13 a.m. ETSYDNEY, Australia — Australia is bracing for cataclysmic wildfires on Tuesday, as officials warned that strong winds, high temperatures and parched…

Despite Claims, ESG Funds Still Back Big Oil and Gas Firms

Funds with a focus on socially responsible investing are enjoying a record year of inflows. But many such portfolios aren’t as clean as investors might expect.Eight of the 10 biggest U.S. sustainable funds are invested in oil-and-gas companies, which are regularly slammed by environmental activists, according to a review of the funds’ public disclosures. ESG…