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    Fungi Species New to Science Discovered in Scottish Highlands

    Fungi Species New to Science Discovered in Scottish Highlands

    Citizen scientists have helped to discover a fungus previously unknown to science in the soil of the Scottish Highlands.  Scientists analyzed 219 soil samples collected by hiking volunteers from 55 “Munros” — or mountains — in Cairngorms National Park last year and found that hidden in the dirt was a new species of fungus from […]

    Europe Heat Wave Sparks Wildfires From Portugal to Turkey

    Europe Heat Wave Sparks Wildfires From Portugal to Turkey

    Europe is in the midst of a climate-fueled heat wave that has ignited dangerous wildfires from Portugal in the west to Turkey in the East. The fires come as EU Commissioner EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič warned last Thursday that 2022 could be one of the continent’s worst years for extreme weather events like drought and […]

    How to Keep Cool When You Don’t Have Air Conditioning at Home

    How to Keep Cool When You Don’t Have Air Conditioning at Home

    Ask a climate scientist, and they’ll confirm what you already suspect: it’s getting hotter. Much hotter.  19 of the 20 hottest years recorded have occurred since 2000, and the last seven have each been hotter than the last. 2021 took the cake as the hottest year on record, and 2022 is shaping up to be […]

    Extreme Heat in China Melts Museum Roof, Buckles Roads

    Extreme Heat in China Melts Museum Roof, Buckles Roads

    Temperatures have gotten so extreme in parts of China that they are altering the shape of roads and snapping tiles off of roofs.  The infrastructure-melting heat wave had triggered red alerts in Shanghai and more than 90 other places as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Red alerts are the highest possible heat wave […]

    Plastic Recycling Isn’t Effective, as Households Recycle Just 12% of Single-Use Plastic Packaging Per Year, UK Survey Says

    Plastic Recycling Isn’t Effective, as Households Recycle Just 12% of Single-Use Plastic Packaging Per Year, UK Survey Says

    Environmental organizations Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic have conducted one of the most ambitious voluntary research projects to examine the size of the plastic waste problem in the UK. The results of The Big Plastic Count show that UK households dispose of close to an estimated 100 billion pieces of plastic packaging every year, while recycling […]