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Devastating Pakistan Floods Most Likely Worsened by Climate Crisis

Devastating Pakistan Floods Most Likely Worsened by Climate Crisis

The extreme rainfall that flooded one third of Pakistan this summer, killed nearly 1,500 people, devoured 1.7 million homes and impacted more than 33 million people was most likely made worse by the climate crisis.  That’s the conclusion of World Weather Attribution, a group of scientists who use peer-reviewed methods to analyze whether or not […]

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    Startup Looks to Use Tobacco Plants to Make Cultured Meat Less Costly

    Startup Looks to Use Tobacco Plants to Make Cultured Meat Less Costly

    A new startup in Israel called BioBetter wants to use tobacco crops to make cultivated meats less expensive. The company plans to use tobacco plants as plant-based growth factors (GFs) required in cellular agriculture, which produces cultivated meat. Cultivated meat is made from animal cells arranged in similar structures as animal tissues to produce real […]

    A Climate Change Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers (2022)

    A Climate Change Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers (2022)

    Lesson plans to teach the next generation how to make a difference. Most children are already aware of the adverse effects of climate change. Research shows that children are even anxious about it.1  As a teacher, you have a responsibility to teach the next generation about what’s happening, as well as what they can do […]

    Drumming Chimpanzees Have Unique ‘Signatures’

    Drumming Chimpanzees Have Unique ‘Signatures’

    It turns out that humans aren’t the only animals who pound out beats to express themselves.  A new study published in Animal Behavior Tuesday found that male chimpanzees in Uganda’s Budongo Forest use “individual drumming ‘signatures’” when they drum on the buttress roots of trees, so much so that researchers could compare different chimps to […]

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    They’re exactly what they sound like.  Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when communes became more widespread, although many traditional, rural communities have long engaged in these practices. Following the publication of the landmark study “Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities” by […]