Climate crisis: other options for drowning islands

RWBrooks/Shutterstock.com Climate crisis: migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands by Becky Alexis-Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University; James Dyke, University of Exeter; Jonathon Turnbull, University of Cambridge, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University The evidence of the climate crisis is now undeniable. But state responses to climate change often have social […]

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‘Gay gene’ search reveals not one but many

The biology of same-sex attraction seems to involve a host of genes. Photo by Dewald Kirsten/Shutterstock Not one but many “gay genes” — and no way to predict sexuality by BrendanZietsch, The University of Queensland It has long been clear that a person’s sexual preference – whether they prefer male or female sexual partners, or […]

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Boff, Demystifying Amazonia

Amazonia burns. IBAMA archive photo. The Amazon: neither savage, nor the world’s lungs or granary by Leonardo Boff The Pan-Amazon Synod that will take place in Rome this October, requires a better knowledge of the Amazon ecosystem. Myths must be ferreted out. The first myth: the Indigenous people as wild, genuinely natural, and therefore, in […]

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UN says land clearing and farming are major climate change drivers

Farming emits greenhouse gases, but the land can also store them. Johny Goerend/Unsplash, CC BY-SA UN: land clearing and farming contribute one-third of the world’s greenhouse gases by Mark Howden, Australian National University We can’t achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without managing emissions from land use, according to a special report released […]

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Panama amphibians photo contest / Concurso de fotos de anfibios de Panamá

Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas). Photo by Prachi Dadhich. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute invites you to participate in a photo contest: THE AMPHIBIANS OF PANAMA Competition rules: To celebrate the Panama Golden Frog Festival, and with the desire to raise awareness about the environment, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute invites those over 15 years […]

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Cutting edge farming in a Coronado casita

To get SUSTAINABLY spaced out, know about this technology article and photos by Eric Jackson What to do when our planet has a much larger population that’s jammed into mega-cities and needs to be fed? Especially if, due to climate change, mobile evolving blights and rising seas, a lot of once-arable land is no longer […]

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Kermit’s birds / Las aves de Kermit

Yellow-headed Caracara / Caracara Cabeciamarilla / Milvago chimachima — Puente El Rey, Panama Viejo, Panama. © Kermit Nourse. For a larger version / para una versión más grande, click here / toque aquí.  Yellow-headed CaracaraCaracara Cabeciamarilla Some do not classify this bird as a soaring raptor, but rather a scavenger; however, I disagree having watched […]

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