International

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011

"Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones"

"Terrified passengers trapped in flooded subway cars in Zhengzhou, China. Water cascading down stairways into the London Underground. A woman wading through murky, waist-deep water to reach a New York City subway platform. Subway systems around the world are struggling to adapt to an era of extreme weather brought on by climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 07/23/2021

"As Arctic Warms, Scientists Wrestle With Its Climate ‘Tipping Point’"

"A leaked version of the newest science report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of looming, potentially catastrophic tipping points for Arctic sea ice melt, tundra thaw, savannification of the Amazon rainforest, and other planetary environmental thresholds beyond which recovery may be impossible."

Source: Mongabay, 07/22/2021

"Climate-Driven Changes in Clouds are Likely to Amplify Global Warming"

"New research, using machine learning, helps project how the buildup of greenhouse gases will change clouds in ways that further heat the planet."

"Scientists know that global warming is changing clouds, but they haven’t been sure whether those changes would heat or cool the planet overall.

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/20/2021

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