The News for Saturday 23rd of June 2018
"The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of... methane from its operations each year, 60 percent more than estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study."
Photo credit: Jeff Peischl/CIRES and NOAA
"More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they planned to “lead from the front” in setting new, tougher goals by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions."
Photo credit: see #3 below
"Global efforts to tackle climate change rest on [keeping] the planet’s temperatures from rising beyond dangerous thresholds. But what if [CO2 is] harming the planet [itself], even without the warming [it causes]?
Some scientists think that’s a risk."
Photo credit: William Putman, NASA and GSFC
"As the climate warms, the hares are increasingly ditching their winter wardrobes and keeping the brown fur they sport during the rest of the year. Now, a new study shows how: by borrowing a gene from a jackrabbit, one of their long-eared cousins."
Photo credit: KATHERINE ZARN