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Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher

For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found. The study — the first broad review of its kind — analyzed shifts in elevation range in 975 ...

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Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems That Trump Has Attacked

Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems That Trump Has Attacked Image Prime Minister Li Keqiang of China, center, with the European Council’s president, Donald Tusk, left, and the European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Monday. The meeting produced an unusual joint declaration.CreditPool photo by Ng Han Guan By ...

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Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy

Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy Image The ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg, Germany. At factories from Germany to Mexico, orders are being cut and investments delayed.CreditLukas Schulze/Getty Images By Peter S. Goodman, Ian Austen and Elisabeth Malkin June 16, 2018 LONDON — Only ...

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Major shifts in global freshwater

A new global, satellite-based study of Earth’s freshwater distribution found that Earth’s wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of factors, including human water management practices, human-caused climate change and natural climate cycles. The NASA-led ...

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SpaceX Will Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

Last week, SpaceX realized a decade-long dream of successfully launching the most powerful rocket in the world. The Falcon Heavy’s achievement, marked resoundingly with thunderous sonic booms following twin booster touchdowns at Cape Canaveral, was only upstaged by Starman—a doomed mannequin at the wheel of Elon Musk’s Roadster With the ...

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Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain

If one is the loneliest number, two is the most terrifying. Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate agreement. Cross that line and the global effects of climate change start looking less like a grave situation ...

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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $ 16,000. But to get one, ...

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