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Termites Love Global Warming So Much That They May Make It Worse, Says Study

When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood. But in fact, only about 4 percent of termite species worldwide are considered pests that might, at some point, eat your house. In nature, wood-eating termites play a broad and important […]

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Travel

Climate Hawk Sean Casten Flew 6,000 Miles, Stayed in Luxury European Hotel to Fight Global Warming

Democrats Casten’s flights emitted more than 313,000 pounds of carbon Rep. Sean Casten (D., Ill.) Collin Anderson • September 24, 2022 5:00 am Illinois Democratic congressman Sean Casten, who has called the climate “crisis” a “code red emergency,” flew roughly 6,000 miles and stayed in a luxury European hotel to fight global warming, House disclosures […]

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Mumbai: Environment Ministry to collaborate with 8 IITs for R&D of chemicals with low global warming potential

Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde | India’s contribution to the Montreal Protocol in terms of policy formulation is noteworthy, India has played a proactive role in the phase-out of production and consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances. This was stated by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change […]

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Celebrities

Carol Vorderman pens warming message in Queen’s Book of Condolence 

Jules_sampson penned: “Heartbroken.” Teggers147 wrote: “Couldn’t have said it better.” Kim.speller.7 said: “Nicely put carol……. A constant in all our lives I think…….I’ll miss the old girl.” Carol is among a host of other famous faces who left heartfelt tributes for the late Queen.  Others include Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John and Dwayne Johnson.  On his […]

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UK

A volcanic catastrophe off the Norwegian coast likely explains dramatic global warming 55 million years ago

Several new Norwegian and international studies about this mysterious global catastrophe will soon be published. By all accounts, the studies will point to the Vøring Plateau just west of the town Sandnessjøen in Northern Norway, as the reason behind this dramatic climate event 55 million years ago. Over a fairly short period, the average temperature […]

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UK

Kate and William share heart warming message for new children’s book

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a joke at their own expense in the book, the proceeds from which will partly go towards their mental health work. Publisher Puffin has produced the book with the Government Communications Headquarters, commonly known as GCHQ and famous for breaking the German Enigma Codes during World War 2. […]

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Energy & Environment — Warming brings worse quality of life

Planetary warming is tied to worse well-being, a new analysis finds. Plus: Three House Democrats want answers on carbon offset standards and multiple families are suing the U.S. Navy over contaminated water. This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re […]

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Finance

China drought highlights economic damage wrought by global warming

Er Hu works in an office tower in Chongqing most days. But when forest fires erupted in the south-western Chinese city as it faced the country’s worst drought for decades, the 31-year-old visa consultant grabbed his motorbike and rode to the outskirts to help transport supplies to fight the blazes. “There were 1,000-2,000 firefighters on […]

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UK

Warming Trends: Heat Indexes Soar, a Beloved Walrus is Euthanized in Norway, and Buildings Designed To Go Net-Zero – Inside Climate News

SCIENCE Underestimating Heat Indexes  In the midst of a heat wave, your weather app will not only tell you how hot it is, but also how hot it feels, combining heat, humidity and your body’s ability to respond into a metric known as the heat index. But scientists from the University of California, Berkeley say […]

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Scandinavian research shows Arctic warming nearly four times as fast as entire globe

Mother polar bear and cub jumping across melting ice floe in arctic ocean north of Svalbard, Norway. New Finnish-Norwegian research published Thursday shows Arctic warming is happening nearly four times as fast as the global average. Photo by FloridaStock/Shutterstock Aug. 11 (UPI) — New Finnish-Norwegian research published Thursday shows Arctic global warming is happening nearly […]