Low levels of environmental pollutants may slow fetal growth


Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Low levels of environmental pollutants may slow fetal growth

Even when women had low blood levels of these pollutants, which include substances such as DDT and PCBs, babies' growth in utero was impacted, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.
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We broke down the last decade of climate change in 7 charts

By Clayton Aldern and Emily Pontecorvo
As this hottest-on-record, godforsaken decade draws to a close, it’s clear that global warming is no longer a problem for future generations but one that’s already displacing communities, costing billions, and driving mass extinctions. And…
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Britain could be set to become even colder due to climate change and global warming

It's feared that climate change will make hot countries totally uninhabitable. But global warming could end up having the ironic effect of making the weather in Britain and north-western Europe even colder.
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California will require solar panels on all new homes. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Solar in the city. | David McNew/Getty Images More solar is not always and everywhere better. Update, December 31: On January 1, 2020, California’s residential solar mandate will go into effect. Here’s our explainer, first…
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A Call to Action as Planet’s Essential Groundwater Is Being Rapidly Depleted

Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and non-governmental organizations to "act now" to ensure global groundwater sustainability.NoneIn their 'Call To Action', the…
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Australia’s Antarctic gateway Tasmania gets hotter than tropical north

Temperatures soared on Monday in Australia's normally icy cool state of Tasmania, the country's closest point to the South Pole, reaching more than double the summer average with hot air blowing in from a scorching…
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Greta Thunberg: ‘I wouldn’t have wasted my time’ talking to Trump about climate change

"He's not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?" Greta Thunberg says of Donald Trump.
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The CAES for Energy Storage

Compressed Air Energy Storage. Engineers have some new ideas to make it work.
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Killer Vegans: Women Soldiers defend Wildlife Against Poachers

Enviro News: The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has recruited women to protect the world’s natural heritage along Africa’s Zambezi River. The Akashinga, or “Brave Ones,” is a privately-funded, highly-trained, vegan group of local women from extremely disadvantaged…
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