The U.S. held its first auction of oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico in more than a year on Wednesday. The sale — mandated by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) — garnered $264 million in offers from oil companies, including BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil. The auction in federal waters came just […]
The concept of a “mammoth meatball” might conjure up an image of a gigantic meatball at a county fair, but Australian cultured meat company Vow Food — which cultivates meat from animal cells without the slaughter of animals — has produced a meatball that incorporates DNA from the extinct woolly mammoth. The first-ever recreation of […]
It’s no secret that preserving and restoring wilderness areas is good for ecosystems, but a new study has pinpointed another major benefit to rewilding. According to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, rewilding, or preserving and restoring wildlife and wilderness areas, could improve natural carbon sinks in ecosystems, therefore boosting natural methods […]
At least 22 people have died as tornadoes cut a swathe through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on Friday. Among them was a monster twister that rated a 4 on the 0 to 5 Enhanced Fujita scale for intensity. The three-quarter-mile-wide tornado tore through Mississippi for 59 miles and around an hour and 10 minutes, devastating […]
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the “Summary for Policymakers” of the Synthesis of its Sixth Assessment Report Monday, the text was not purely the work of scientists. Instead, delegates from 195 nations spent a week reviewing the document line-by-line and arguing over edits before finally approving it Sunday night.
A group of lawyers in England have signed a “Declaration of Conscience” saying they will refuse to participate in the prosecution of peaceful climate protesters like Just Stop Oil, Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain. The group of about 120 lawyers, who go by the name “Lawyers are Responsible,” will also refuse to represent those participating […]
The number of Vibrio vulnificus infections is on the rise and spreading northward in the U.S., a new study has found. The researchers have linked the increasing and spreading infections to climate change and predicted that the pathogen will spread further in the coming decades without efforts to curb emissions. Vibrio vulnificus can be a […]