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  • Nearly all America's endangered species will struggle to adapt to climate crisis

    All but one of 459 species have traits making them vulnerable to rising temperatures, study finds The climate crisis is poised to deliver a severe blow to America’s most threatened animals, with a new study finding that almost every species considered endangered is vulnerable in some way to global heating. Of the 459 animal species listed as endangered by the US government, researchers found that all but one, or 99.8%, have characteristics that will make it difficult for them to adapt to rising...

    the Guardian
  • Scientists find two identical-looking bird species have very different genes

    While reports of species going extinct are sadly becoming common, an international team of scientists has identified a new species of bird living on the Southern coast of China, that diverged from their Northern relatives around half a million years ago.

    phys.org
  • Not good: Two Americas occupy two sharply-different realities

    Special to WorldTribune.com Dennis Prager The left-right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable. There are three reasons. First, we are divided by our vision of what we want America to be. The right believes the founders’ vision was brilliant and moral, that bourgeois middle-class values are superior to alternative value systems; that rights come from [

    World Tribune Life
  • Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg condemns inaction against the climate crisis in Los Angeles as wildfires rage across California

    Lauren Frias/Business Insider Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to crowd outside Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, calling out the role of the climate crisis in California wildfires and condemning inaction against it. "I visited Paradise in California, and I met with survivors who showed me around the devastation," she said to the crowd. "Street after street with no houses left. I heard heartbreaking stories. Eighteen-thousand buildings were destroyed, and at least 86 people died." The young...

    Business Insider