Climate Disasters Make Vulnerable Countries More Susceptible to War
Environmental News

Climate Disasters Make Vulnerable Countries More Susceptible to War

Photo: GettyAs out planet heats up, one of the most important we can understand is the relationship between climate change and war. Scientists, advocates and policymakers have argued that in Syria, Yemen, Sudan, and Libya, drought exacerbated existing regional conflicts. How much more likely war will become amid environmental degradation is the subject of ongoing…

Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas
Conservation

Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption All over Europe, renewable installations are often located in protected areas Wind, solar and hydro power installations pose a growing threat to key conservation areas, say researchers. Researchers found that over 2,200 green energy plants have been built within the boundaries of the Earth’s remaining wilderness. They say that…

Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast
Marine Ecology

Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast

A fluorescence microscopy image of phytoplankton including chain-forming diatoms and many large dinoflagellates. The different colors indicate different components of the cells including the cell’s cytoplasm (green), nuclear material (blue) and chlorophyll pigments (red). The phytoplankton are magnified 1,000 times their actual size. Credit: Alexis Pasulka In a recent study published in Marine Ecology Progress…

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby
Global Warming

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby

SYDNEY (Reuters) – As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of…

Even the ‘optimistic’ climate change forecast is catastrophic
Climate Change

Even the ‘optimistic’ climate change forecast is catastrophic

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