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For the first time half of the BBC 100 Women list is made up of women from one country – Afghanistan

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The FINANCIAL — The BBC has revealed the names of the inspiring and influential women on the BBC 100 Women List, which this year celebrates the women from every corner of the world who are hitting the reset button: from climate activists and grassroots leaders, to international CEOs and global megastars. The list acknowledges those…

How can we eat without cooking the planet?

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The FINANCIAL — Professor Susan Jebb , Oxford’s diet and population health expert maintains, ‘We cannot meet Net Zero targets without changing our diet. Professor Jebb points out that agriculture accounts for more CO2 emissions than transportation, and she says ‘It is the single biggest cause of harm to nature.’…

What is the health impact of wildfire smoke?

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California, home of the freeway and the car-based lifestyle, has long struggled with air pollution — and been a pioneer in cleaning up the air, for example in vehicle emission standards. But in recent years, a new threat to air quality has emerged as summer and fall bring some of the worst wildfires in state…

Nearly 50% of Employees Hired Over the Last 12 Months Had Two Additional Job Offers

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With employees having more job opportunities to choose from, 91% of HR leaders are increasingly concerned about employee turnover in the coming months, according to a survey of 572 HR leaders in July 2021 by Gartner, Inc.…

Encourage wealthy and well-connected to use their influence to tackle climate change

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The FINANCIAL — A paper published in the journal Nature Energy identifies five ways that people of high socioeconomic status have a disproportionate impact on global greenhouse gas emissions – and therefore an outsized responsibility to facilitate progress in climate change mitigation, University of Cambridge notes.…

Have we detected dark energy? Cambridge scientists say it’s a possibility

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The FINANCIAL — Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy’s Apennine Mountains.…

Melting of polar ice shifting Earth itself, not just sea level

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The melting of polar ice is not only shifting the levels of our oceans, it is changing the planet Earth itself. Newly minted Ph.D. Sophie Coulson and her colleagues explained in a recent paper in Geophysical Research Letters that, as glacial ice from Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic Islands melts, Earth’s crust beneath these land…

NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

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Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period.…

Vital role for private sector in financing climate resilience

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The FINANCIAL — The warning could hardly have been starker: “Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible”, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report published in August. It was a stark reminder that action is not only inevitable, but also urgent.…

The IPCC Climate Report is a Stark Warning

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The FINANCIAL — The UN’s International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) issued the first part of their sixth assessment report on global warming which provided a stark warning of the ongoing changes in the climate system and our likely future, according to University of Liverpool.…

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No Evidence in Claims Climate Change is Fuelling East African Migration

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The FINANCIAL  — No link currently exists proving climate change is driving migration out of East Africa, despite a widespread acceptance that human mobility is a key impact of climate change, according to research today from a multi-disciplinary Oxford University team, which maintains the factors driving migration are complex.…

Rare Meteorite Could Hold Secrets to Life on Earth

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The FINANCIAL — Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth. Research carried out on the meteorite, which fell in the UK earlier this year, suggests the rock dates back to the beginning of the solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. The meteorite has…

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Population and social statistics in a rapidly changing world

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The FINANCIAL — The response to the coronavirus pandemic has been driven by data. Never before have statistics been so crucial in informing decisions that affect us all. Here Pete Benton explains how the ONS will be maximising the value of the data collected from Census 2021 and how it aims to provide ever more…

Netflix Speeds Jumped 51% This Year

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Tbilisi New Year

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