Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea

Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries to work down into deeper waters. But as this happens, it will change ocean circulation patterns and make ocean food chains less productive.

Great Barrier Reef: 30% of coral died in ‘catastrophic’ 2016 heatwave

Report chronicles ‘mass mortality’, the extent and severity of which has shocked scientists
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Denver City Sprayed With Hydrogen Cyanide

According to a Denver Post report on April 18, Suncor Energy oil refinery is spewing 8.5 tons of invisible hydrogen cyanide gas a year over low-income north Denver neighborhoods. Hydrogen cyanide is a colorless gas smelling faintly like almonds that at high exposure levels attack the brain and heart, causing rapid breathing, convulsions and loss of…

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Climate change runs AMOC with Atlantic currents: studies

A system of Atlantic Ocean currents that regulates global weather is at its feeblest in 1,600 years, weakened partly by climate change, said researchers Wednesday, warning of trouble ahead. Two studies in the journal Nature concluded the system, dubbed the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is in decline — validating a long-held scientific suspicion. The weakening,…

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Can Christian democracy save America from Trump?

Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too

Seasoning your cast iron pan isn’t enough

You season and reseason for a reason. This is not how you season a pan, but caramelizing bananas look much more appealing than a plain skillet. Pixabay Cast iron is strange mixture of incredibly durable and unusually delicate—especially for a cooking implement. The metal is physically sturdy, but also highly reactive, which means even a droplet…

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