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Humpback whales’ migration along Australia’s east coast best time to hear marine animals sing

Just beneath the water’s surface off Queensland’s coast, humpback whales can be heard singing clearly to each other, as new research shows they are learning complex tunes from other regions. Key points: Researchers at the University of Queensland believe whales are capable of learning complex songs from other regions Only male whales sing, with their …

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‘Greenwashing’: a new climate misinformation battleground

Environmental activists deliver a turtle sculpture made of single-use plastic sachets as they dramatize the impacts of plastic wastes on the marine environment, during a protest in Makati City on March 23, 2022. Jonathan Cellona, ​​ABS-CBN News Fossil fuel firms are misleading the public about their moves to cut greenhouse gases and curb climate change …

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Is There Any Way to Measure Whether a Laptop Is Truly ‘Sustainable’?

Shopping for a laptop that doesn’t suck can be a confusing experience. And it’s even more baffling if you’re trying to find a more “sustainable” option. Laptop manufacturers make hundreds of claims—carbon-neutral, ocean-bound plastics, carbon offsets, planting trees—and it’s difficult to sort out which of those are just greenwashing and which approaches actually reduce the …

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Current programmes will not deliver Net Zero

As the UK prepares for a winter of extraordinary fuel bills, the Government has recommitted to Net Zero. The urgency of moving away from fossil fuels, securing energy supplies and cutting carbon emissions has never been clearer, but a new Progress Report by the independent Climate Change Committee (CCC) finds major failures in delivery programs …

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MIT proposes using a space bubble shield the size of Brazil to cool the Earth

A team of MIT researchers is investigating a radical method for countering the effects of climate change, a press statement reveals. They propose to use a fleet of “space bubbles” to reflect sunlight away from Earth. As we all know, such crazy ideas wouldn’t even be on the table if humans had drastically curbed their …

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California drought: Malibu residents asked to cut water usage by 30%

MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) — The city of Malibu is asking its residents to cut back their water usage by at least 30%. Like the rest of Southern California, the city of 10,000 residents is dealing with drought conditions. “Southern California is in deep trouble,” said Malibu Mayor Paul Grisanti. “Our sources of water have been …

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Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

MILAN (AP) — The mayor of Milan signed an ordinance Saturday turning off the spigots of public decorative fountains and the city’s archbishop prayed for rain in a tour of churches as northern Italy endures one of its worst droughts in decades. The city ordinance follows the declaration Friday of a state of emergency in …

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These macro images bring endangered insects to life

The Lord Howe Island insect stick might look more lobster than bug. Nicknamed the “land lobster,” this critter can grow up to seven inches long and gleams like polished obsidian among tree trunks and twigs, blending into the forest environment. For decades, Lord Howe Island, a small volcanic isle just northeast of Sydney, Australia, was …

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Bodies of 20 migrants found in Libyan desert two weeks after last contact

TRIPOLI, June 29 (Reuters) – The bodies of 20 migrants who got lost in the Libyan desert near Chad have been found, the ambulance service said on Wednesday, showing pictures of them lying around a black pick up truck on the sand. The bodies were discovered by a truck driver traveling through the desert and …

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Please recycle responsibly – recycling contamination is approaching unsustainable levels

Only place items that can be recycled in your blue recycling bin. This is the strong message we are sending to residents as the level of contamination in recycling bins continues to rise. As well as putting bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, and other recyclable materials in their recycling bins, some residents are putting in black …

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