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Thawing Permafrost Is Giving Scientists The Chance To Study Long-Dead Diseases (Prepare For The Next Pandemic)

March 23rd, 2020 | by Nexus Media

For decades, the Inuit woman, a victim of the 1918 Spanish flu, lay buried in a mass grave under six feet of Alaskan permafrost. But when the frozen ground began to thaw in the 1990s, the Inuit town of Brevig Mission gave scientists permission to dig her up. Her ample body fat kept her lungs insulated against warmer temperatures, helping to preserve the fragments of the virus that lay within


How To Debunk A Myth (Effectively)

March 22nd, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue talking with John Cook, cognitive scientist and founder of Skeptical Science, about climate change misinformation and communication


Science Denial, & Communication To Solve That

March 22nd, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the first half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with John Cook, cognitive scientist and founder of Skeptical Science, about climate change misinformation and communication


Why Is COVID-19 Taken More Seriously Than Climate Change?

March 21st, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. We are on a trajectory to destroying a livable climate. This has been modeled, we know why it's happening, how it works, and how to fight it. We also have the technology to defeat it. And bonus, that technology is cost effective


U.S. Banks Continue To Fund Dirty Energy

March 20th, 2020 | by The Years Project

A new report from a collection of leading NGOs takes a deep dive into how banks around the world are fueling the climate crisis. The report, called Banking On Climate Change, finds that 35 banks have poured a staggering $2.7 trillion into dirty energy projects from 2016 to


NOAA: Earth Just Passed 2nd Hottest February On Record

March 19th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Confirming what you might have sensed, it is not simply you sweating more than expected (or enjoying spring in the North when it is generally winter) — indeed, the whole planet is sweating, as February 2020 ranked as the second-hottest February in the 141-year global climate record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information


People Are Littering Used Coronavirus Masks In Hong Kong

March 16th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In Hong Kong, people are littering discarded coronavirus masks in large volumes, according to Reuters. The masks have cluttered beaches and nature trails. This waste, according to environmental groups, is a threat to marine life and wildlife habitats



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