Climate transition delay could cost the UK trillions

Workers, not objects, make up most of the capital at risk from climate change.

Dan Chester, PhD Candidate, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
today ~6 min

COP26 is over – here's how the UK can keep up momentum on climate action

Strengthen commitments to reduce emissions by 2030, redouble efforts to raise climate finance and junk fossil fuel subsidies.

Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds • conversation
today ~6 min

How plankton helped create the Earth’s mountains 2 billion years ago

Mountains can’t be created without lubricant, and 2 billion years ago that lubricant was graphite produced by the carbon broken down from layers of dead plankton on the ocean floor.

John Parnell, Professor of Geology and Petroleum Geology, University of Aberdeen • conversation
today ~7 min

Sea otters demonstrate that there is more to muscle than just movement – it can also bring the heat

New research finds that ‘leaky mitochondria’ help keep sea otters warm.

Randall Davis, Regents Professor, Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University • conversation
today ~7 min

Why COVID-19 must be included in safer sex messaging on college campuses

Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.

Michele R. Cooley-Strickland, Project Scientist and Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine • conversation
today ~9 min

Use of HIV prevention treatments is very low among Southern Black gay men

This finding suggests public health efforts will have to address the treatment barriers these men face – like poverty or homophobia – to meet the nation’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.

Xiaoming Li, Professor of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina • conversation
today ~5 min

The US biofuel mandate helps farmers, but does little for energy security and harms the environment

The US has required motor fuels to contain 10% biofuels since 2005. As this program nears a key milestone in 2022, farm advocates want to expand it while critics want to pare it back or repeal it.

John DeCicco, Research Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan • conversation
today ~10 min

Climate change is making monogamous albatrosses divorce – new research

Warming seas are harming albatross couples’ resilience, leading to higher rates of separation in the seabirds.

Natasha Gillies, Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecology, University of Liverpool • conversation
today ~7 min

Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news for the whole world

Some Arctic regions will see more rain than snow decades earlier than previously thought, say scientists.

Richard Hodgkins, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Loughborough University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Religious communities can make the difference in winning the fight against climate change

Faith leaders hold significant financial and political power - it’s their duty to use it to shape the future of our planet.

Esra Özyürek, Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values, University of Cambridge • conversation
yesterday ~8 min