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Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. roads vulnerable to flooding — report
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Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. roads vulnerable to flooding — report

"First Street’s latest report builds on its growing analysis of the nation’s flood risk. The foundation-funded group gained national attention last year when it counted the number of homes that face a 1 percent annual chance of being flooded and found millions of homes to be at risk even though federal flood maps placed them outside of local flood zones."

Battle of the giants: Why saving giant sequoia isn’t just about climate change
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Battle of the giants: Why saving giant sequoia isn’t just about climate change

"But for scientists that study wildfires, we know that climate change isn’t the only monster in this battle to save giant sequoia. Our current approach to forest management is the other beast lurking in the shadows and its effects can be more insidious than climate change. That’s because it’s a problem that we’ve created for ourselves but seem to lack the courage to address."

Even With Climate Change, the World Isn’t Doomed
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Even With Climate Change, the World Isn’t Doomed

"[H]igher GDP means better health, lower mortality, greater access to education and in general a better standard of living. By 2050 the problem of air pollution will be mostly solved. And that’s only one of the many issues humanity has shorn down over the last 100 years, according to data 21 top economists and I gathered."

Improving sorghum’s carbon capture the goal of researchers
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Improving sorghum’s carbon capture the goal of researchers

Jeff Gelski writes in FoodBusinessNews about a new research project that is aiming to improve the carbon capture capacity of sorghum. “Dr. Shakoor has developed sensors to monitor plants’ environments and growth in real-time. Her team will identify varieties of sorghum that have the traits needed to optimize carbon capture, with one example being large,...

How Conservatives Should Approach the New IPCC Report
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How Conservatives Should Approach the New IPCC Report

As conservatives that care about climate change, we often find ourselves in an interesting ideological sandwich. On the one hand, we have to debunk the vestigial spasms of climate denialism in the conservative movement, from groups such as the Heartland Institute and CFACT, while on the other we have to push back against the climate...

August 16, 2021August 23, 2021Chris Barnard in Science

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