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News from 2020 not involving COVID-19

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May 2022

IEA chief warns of summer fuel shortages and a triple energy crisis that will outstrip the oil shocks of the 1970sbusinessinsider31 May 2022 (LINK)

50 years of UN environmental diplomacy: What's worked and the trends ahead: (a very partial view)theconversation31 May 2022 (LINK)

Jack Welch's questionable legacyaxios31 May 2022 (LINK)

2022 could be the worst hurricane season since Katrina, marine scientist warnsinverse29 May 2022 (LINK)

Climate change: The world isn't spending enough to prevent disasters, UN saysbloomberg / scmp28 May 2022 (LINK)

— Of the US$133 billion disaster-related financing in 2010 to 2019, only 4 per cent went to reducing risks, rest was spent on more costly post-calamity responses

Pfizer to sell all its 23 patented drugs at nonprofit price in low-income countriesreuters / investing.com25 May 2022 (LINK)

Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Animal Tourism?" — afar25 May 2022 (LINK)

Sri Lankan wins Linnean Medal, the 'Nobel Prize for naturalists' (commentary)mongabay24 May 2022 (LINK)

Environmental lessons from Pacific Islandersinhabitat24 May 2022 (LINK)

— The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated about a quarter million Pacific Islanders will die annually between 2030 and 2050 from climate change impacts ranging from malaria to heat stress. But residents in this ecologically fragile area aren't just waiting for this to happen. They're developing ways to improve the resilience of their ecosystems and communities.

WEF Davos 2022: Cultivating Investment Opportunities in Fragile Contexts: Catalysing Market-Driven Solutions to Strengthen Community and Economy Resilienceweforum24 May 2022 (LINK)

— The paper highlights the work of the Humanitarian and Resilience Investing (HRI) Initiative, which harnesses private capital to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable communities and economies.

Swiss Re, UBS among founding buyers in carbon removal schemereuters23 May 2022 (LINK)

IMF chief says global economy faces 'confluence of calamities' in biggest test since World War IIcnbc23 May 2022 (LINK)

University of Zurich: New technology makes cancerous tumors eliminate themselvesthebrighterside22 May 2022 (LINK)

How Long Will the Bear Market Last? Here's What History Showsfool22 May 2022 (LINK)

— The longest bear market for the S&P 500 occurred during the Great Depression and lasted 2.8 years. Since the 1950s, the longest bear market was in the early 2000s when the bubble burst. It lastest 2.1 years.

BRICS countries renew pledge to strengthen environmental cooperationxinhua / May 2022 (LINK)

International Day for Biological Diversity 2022: Investing in natural infrastructure for a shared future for all lifeundp20 May 2022 (LINK)

Earth's oceans have reached the hottest and most acidic levels on record, UN sayscnbc19 May 2022 (LINK)

UN boss unveils new clean energy proposalsaxios18 May 2022 (LINK)

Pollution caused 1 in 6 deaths globally for five years, study sayswashington post /stars & stripes18 May 2022 (LINK)

Scientists answer the centuries old question of how life on Earth beganthebrighterside17 May 2022 (LINK)

Rapid Money Supply Growth Does Not Cause Inflation: Neither do rapid growth in government debt, declining interest rates, or rapid Increases in a central bank's balance sheetevonomics17 May 2022 (LINK)

— "In our review of 47 countries, generally from 1960 forward, we found that more often than not high inflation does not follow rapid money supply growth, and in contrast to this, high inflation has occurred frequently when it has not been preceded by rapid money supply growth."

Reduce Crypto Energy Use with a Simple Code Change — Greenpeace campaigncryptopolitan13 May 2022 (LINK)

WHO accuses tobacco industry of 'greenwashing' in new reportabcnews12 May 2022 (LINK)

Researchers in Australia say they've found why infants die from SIDS: a defect in the brain part controlling arousal from sleeping and breathing — kvue12 May 2022 (LINK)

Study finds cleaner air leads to more Atlantic hurricanesnoaa11 May 2022 (LINK)

Great Barrier Reef suffers sixth mass bleaching event with 91% of reefs surveyed affectedcnn11 May 2022 (LINK)

China is using AI and 3D printing to build a 590-foot-tall dam without the need for human workers, scientists saybusinessinsider10 May 2022 (LINK)

A quirk of the brain prevents us from caring about climate changesalon8 May 2022 (LINK)

Seaweed Can be a Climate Change Solution: plus YouTube video — greentech-news7 May 2022 (LINK)

AI-Designed Enzyme Devours Plastic Trash in Daysrealclearscience7 May 2022 (LINK)

Morgan Levine: 'Only 10-30% of our lifespan is estimated to be due to genetics'theguardian7 May 2022 (LINK)

Global Bird Populations Steadily Decliningeurasiareview6 May 2022 (LINK)

David Suzuki: Suppressed science shows fish farms endanger wild salmonstraight5 May 2022 (LINK)

April 2022

The U.N. predicts 560 disasters a year by 2030deseret30 April 2022 (LINK)

World's oceans face mass marine life extinction if warming continues — study: Sea ecosystems worldwide set to go through a devastating die-off rivaling the most severe extinction event in the planet's history around 250 million years agoafp / timesofisrael29 April 2022 (LINK)

Large Hadron Collider breaks new record only days after it reopenslivescience29 April 2022 (LINK)

Can science help us understand populism, from 'malignant manicheism' to Marine Le Pen?weforum29 April 2022 (LINK)

This is what the world's first floating city will look likeweforum29 April 2022 (LINK)

Global forest destruction continues despite COP26 deforestation pledgenewscientist28 April 2022 (LINK)

3D printed vaccine patch offers 10x greater immune response than vaccination shots charges— thebrighterside27 April 2022 (LINK)

Scientific Publishing Is a Scam Fed by the Governmentrealclearscience27 April 2022 (LINK)

The future is increasingly a disaster zone, new report warnstheverge26 April 2022 (LINK)

Sand crisis looms as world population surges, U.N. warnsreuters26 April 2022 (LINK)

2021 set records for greenhouse gases, according to NOAA spectrumlocalnews25 April 2022 (LINK)

— NOAA reported that methane set a record for the second consecutive year.

Twitter bans climate change propaganda ads as deniers target platformswashingtonpost22 April 2022 (LINK)

Sarah Burch: I Helped Pen the UN Climate Report. Here's Why It Gives Me Hope: it shows a clear path forwardundark21 April 2022 (LINK)

U.S. Federal buildings agency cuts emissions 51% since 2008axios21 April 2022 (LINK)

Daily Wind-Powered Energy in the U.S. Surpassed Coal and Nuclear-Based Power for First Timemymodernmet21 April 2022 (LINK)

The US And EU Have Unsustainably Plundered Natural Resources For Decades, Study Showssciencealert11 April 2022 (LINK)

Amartya Sen on science, Modi and Myanmarnewstatesman8 April 2022 (LINK)

Study challenges evolutionary theory — says genetic mutations aren't always randomthebrighterside8 April 2022 (LINK)

'Now or never': Only severe emissions cuts will avoid climate extremes – U.N. report: Global emissions are on track to blow past the 1.5 degrees C warming limit envisioned in the 2015 Paris Agreement and reach some 3.2 degrees C by century's end.reuters5 April 2022 (LINK)

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