Contorted energy politics of the Ukraine crisis (commentary)

Lithium evaporation ponds in Salar de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile. Source: NASA. Image processing by Rhett A. Butler / MongabayHowever horrific, the Ukraine crisis has the potential to finally nudge the world towards a long overdue clean energy future.  As one of the world’s top three suppliers of fossil fuels, Russia has contributed to the climate emergency, and the Kremlin has taken advantage of dirty profits to fund its war on Kyiv.  To its […]

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Study finds high prevalence of gut parasites in Nepal’s rhinos

rhino and carKATHMANDU — Decades ago, rhinos in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park were so rare that tourists who ventured on safaris in hopes of a sighting often returned disappointed. Since then, the park’s population of greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) has boomed, from around 100 in the 1970s to 694 in the 2021 census. The animals are […]

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Teaching climate issues through gameplay gains a following in Brazil

Agriculture, fossil fuels, deforestation, rising temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions, forest fires, floods, droughts. These are just some of the factors and consequences involved in the complex cause-and-effect dynamics of the climate crisis, according to reports from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Due to the complexity of the topic, numerous doubts have emerged: […]

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