Coronavirus pandemic | FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup in India due to COVID-19

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Back from the brink: the global effort to save coral from climate change

“We’ve had pretty good results,” says Joseph Pollock, coral strategy director for the Caribbean division of the Nature Conservancy. He worked on a recent spawning event off Cape Eleuthera that has resulted in more than one million coral larvae. “This in itself is not a solution, it’s part of a suite of tools that can […]

The Battle Against Global Warming Is the New Cold War

Americans are, in general, complacent about innovation, assuming the solution to our energy problems is one brilliant new mind away. A few more Elon Musks and we’ll be saved. But it’s been obvious for nearly a decade that the private sector isn’t getting us where we need to go. In 2011 there were 1,256 patents […]

The approaching crisis: Is the world running out of water?

Australia system of water trading doesn’t always keep everyone happy though. Dairy Farmer Tony McCarthy next to an irrigation channel on his property at Dhurringle in Victoria. He has concerns about losing water from the system to be allocated further down stream in South Australia. Picture: David Geraghty, The Australian.Source:News Corp Australia

Fish having a sex change, learning to use tools, or devouring birds (snatching them from the air not the water) were just some of the extraordinary sights in Blue Planet II, by Jim Shelley

The Giant Trevally fish was a huge silver Piranha-lookalike that was terrifying enough shooting across the surface of the sea hunting for its prey in 50-strong shoals before we saw what they did when they found them. The Trevally hoovered up unsuspecting terns sitting on the water or hurled themselves up to six feet out […]

Land mines still a global threat, despite fewer deaths

The long legacy of land mines Long-lasting dangers Once buried, land mines can remain active for more than 50 years, not only posing physical threats to those who come into contact with them, but also hampering the repatriation of refugees and displaced people, and slowing the process of development and reconstruction in post-conflict years.

New lab-bred super corals could help avert global reef wipeout

Another approach is to toughen up the symbiotic algae that live in the coral animals’ tissues and provide them with food. Leela Chakravarti, one of van Oppen’s team, pushed the algae through 80 generations in the lab, each time selecting for the most heat tolerant, and produced symbionts that could survive 31C water temperature. The […]

Economic decline due to Covid-19 will not help govt’s tackle climate change

“Currently, global fossil fuel consumption is contracting dramatically as electricity demand, road traffic, and aviation volumes fall as a result of the measures to mitigate coronavirus outbreaks. It seems almost certain that global CO2 emissions will fall this year due to the economic fallout of the virus. The disruption to supply chains, loss of sales […]

Coronavirus updates: Mask recommendation for all US residents, global cases hit 1 million

Direct payments of $1,200 to most adults making up to $75,000, or $2,400 for couples making up to $150,000. Each dependent child increases the amount by $500. The amount decreases for individuals with incomes above $75,000, and payments cut off for those above $99,000.Expanded unemployment benefits that boost the maximum benefit by $600 per week […]

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

Already the United States has canceled at least two leaders’ summits it planned to host this year and moved a Group of Seven foreign ministers online. As the global crisis threatens to alter the world balance of power, NATO’s top diplomats abandoned plans to meet in person this past week, the European Union has scaled […]