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Global warming Nostradamus predicted in 1555 that climate change would become so severe that rising temperatures would “half cook” the fish in the sea. He also suggested that eventually the human race will not see rain for 40 years, and when it finally does, there will be “great floods” that will devastate nations. Nostradamus wrote: …

2016 Eisner Prize-winning graphic novelist and philanthropist Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez established La Borinquena to lead conversations around the social, economic and environmental crises affecting Puerto Rico. In direct response to Hurricane Maria, he created our La Borinqueña Scholarship Program which awarded $165,000 in grants to nonprofits across Puerto Rico. Miranda-Rodriguez is now collaborating with NRDC …

Perth, January 24 The huge eruption of Tonga’s submarine volcano, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, triggered a tsunami that reached countries around the Pacific Rim, even causing a disastrous oil spill along 21 beaches in Peru. In Tonga, waves about 2 meters high were recorded before the sea level gauge failed, and waves of up to 15m …

As a trained marine biologist and art lover out of interest, combined with being a frequent traveler and avid scuba diver, the idea of ​​an underwater sculpture park is simply perfection. for me. And what I especially love is that many of the new underwater museums are working to raise awareness of the environmental threats …

With all the disturbing news that has emerged from the fields of health and science this year, some of the incredible advancements that have occurred have perhaps been overlooked. But there have been many weird and wonderful feats in the world of research. Life-saving tests, treatments and vaccines have been developed and deployed – including …

The banking year was marked by business disruptions accelerated by the ongoing pandemic, clashes over regulation under a new president and the rise of new technologies. Merger activity picked up in 2021, but a number of deals announced earlier this year are still awaiting regulatory approval, and all indications are that Biden-appointed regulators will apply …

SINGAPORE – Housewife Tamilselvi Rajarajan, 52, was heartbroken when her friend, a migrant worker in Singapore, struggled to stay stuck in a dormitory during the pandemic. Her angst became the starting point for Window, which won first prize in the Tamil short story category at the 15th Golden Point Awards, a creative writing competition for …

Image credits: Hari Vishnu. As temperatures continue to rise, glaciers continue to melt – it’s a given. However, tracking exactly how and when glaciers melt is a whole new problem, and it has been a difficult one for years. But a team of researchers may have a solution. Hari Vishnu, from the National University of …

David Levine WH Auden From issue one, WH Auden has been a major contributor of poetry and criticism to New York Review; the 1969 Christmas issue, in rare form, featured “The Ballad of Barnaby” in its entirety on the cover (written for guitar and heavenly chorus accompaniment). In our holiday issue this year, we published …

Allegorizations of Jan MorrisFaber & Faber, 224pp, £ 14.99 “Although I am writing this on a sunny spring day in Wales,” noted travel writer and historian Jan Morris, “by the time you read it, I’ll be gone!” She kept her word: Morris died last year at age 94, and this collection of essays has always …

Blue shows a predicted moisture plume reaching the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, the second of three atmospheric river events to hit the region within a week.GIF: Earth Wind Map The Pacific Northwest is still in shock catastrophic floods triggered by heavy rains last week. But residents must already prepare for the next disaster. An …

Climate change has clearly been on Amitav Ghosh’s mind for a long time. In his 2016 non-fiction controversy The great inconvenience, he asked why so few novelists (including himself) had focused on a subject that is arguably the most important of our time. In response to his own review, Ghosh’s latest novel, Gun island, does …

In his Hulu docuseries “Your Attention Please”, actor-comedian Craig Robinson compared Justin Dunnavant to Indiana Jones. The analogy has some merit: Dunnavant, assistant professor of anthropology at UCLA, is a globetrotting archaeologist with a multitude of active hobbies, including skateboarding and surfing. Unlike the fictional character, however, Dunnavant doesn’t care about snakes. And while the …

If you’re even remotely interested in French politics, there’s a good chance you’ve come across his name in recent weeks. The hubbub around Eric Zemmour, a presidential candidate who is not running (yet), is hard to miss. At the same time, the media fury around this non-presidential candidate has shed light on how journalists, television …

The far-reaching impacts on people, businesses and communities caused by Hurricane Ida from the Gulf Coast to the northeastern states were truly heartbreaking to see. Lives have been changed forever and, tragically, too many people are now lost. Ida’s devastation is an important reminder and call to action to make the necessary adjustments to the …

Was this the latest wave of Covid for the United States? After a sharp summer surge, driven by the Delta variant, the coronavirus is once again on the decline in the United States, but given the number of unvaccinated Americans, it is too early to abandon basic precautions, scientists warn. The potential emergence of a …

The Duke of Sussex, who left royal duties last year with Meghan Markle for a new life in America, has launched his campaign with conservation group Re: wild. In a joint opinion piece for the Washington Post, Harry and environmental activist Reinhold Mangundu described the Okavango River Basin in southern Africa as a “natural beating …

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 7 (Reuters) – Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the plight of refugees,” the organization that awarded them said Thursday . Based in Britain and writing in English, Gurnah, 72, joins Nigerian Wole Soyinka as …

STOCKHOLM – Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels on the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. Gurnah joins the ranks of illustrious laureates such as Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro, Wole Soyinka and Gabriel García Márquez. The Swedish …

“Matrix” by Lauren Groff (Riverhead Books) Little is known about Marie de France, a 12th-century poet who lived in England but is known for the novels and fables she wrote in French. From a handful of facts, Lauren Groff has written a richly imaginative account of her life that presents her as a mystical separatist, …

In the stifled calm, a regular inhalation-exhalation. A shadow, then a flash of silver. Then the elusive subject of fascination makes its silent and slippery approach, emerging in full: the great white shark. When underwater filmmaker Ron Elliott dives beneath the surface, that moment of suspended magic is what he’s looking for. I first met …

Self-proclaimed eco-warriors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle roamed New York City for a day filled with celebrity photo ops in a convoy of three gas guzzling SUVs. The awakened couple first went to One World Trade Center early this morning where they posed for photos with Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio before …

I was delighted to have the chance to review Perplexity. Richard Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Perplexity had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 (and is now on the final list). The conversation on this book was likely to be as big as any literary fiction release this year and I had …

The leaders of Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom announced the creation of Aukus on Thursday. | Photo credit: Twitter Highlights The acquisition of nuclear powered submarines will give the Australian Navy a significant advantage. These submarines are renowned for their high endurance, allowing them to travel undetected underwater for longer periods. While …

Chancellor Angela Merkel, a popular leader, shakes hands with the crowd alongside former US President Barack Obama during a visit to the United States JIM WATSON | AFP | Getty Images Under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany’s power and influence in European and world affairs has been unmistakable. Now that she is stepping …

The extreme rainfall that devastated parts of Europe last month has been made more likely and more severe by climate change, according to a new report. The showers, which swept through Germany and Belgium in July, were 3 to 19% more intense and 1.2 to 9 times more likely due to human-caused warming. “It is …

GB News’ Mark Dolan blasted Prince Harry’s “hot air” after the Duke of Sussex brought his millionaire friend’s private jet home just months after he lectured the world about climate change. During a dazzling on-air teardown, Mr Dolan told viewers: “It’s almost like this couple is saying one thing and doing another.” Harry took a …

The last report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has delivered a clear message: climate change is hitting the world faster and harder than expected, and we have about a decade to reduce our emissions. carbon in order to avoid the worst. The far-reaching document represents the most recent science on climate …

Redfin provides predictive fire, heat, drought and storm risk data for every location page on its site, to address buyers’ concerns about climate change. In April, nearly eight in ten respondents to a Redfin survey said the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events affected their home search. “A home is a huge financial investment, …

Champagne: it is the drink of choice for many passengers, whether in business class and first class around the world, or even in economical on Air France – and airlines are the world’s largest buyers of this wine, which (unless you are in Russia) can only be called Champagne if it comes from the wine …

From the garden table where we chat, I have a good view of John Boyne’s “ego room” – the pale green, light-drenched annex he comes to, at 8:30 am every morning, seven days. out of seven, to write, and which is filled with global editions of the 21 books he has produced over the past …

Start each business day with our analyzes of the most pressing developments affecting the markets today, as well as a curated selection of our most recent and important information on the global economy. Faced with a potential existential crisis, the world’s largest oil companies have recently felt the force of climate activism in boardrooms and …

The Vixen, by Francine Prose (Harper). Harvard graduate Simon Putnam, the narrator of this novel, which takes place during McCarthy’s time, finds a position at a prestigious publishing house, where he is soon tasked with revising a salacious pot of mysterious author. The book is full of anti-Communist propaganda, aimed at capitalizing on Rosenberg’s recent …

In other words, sea snow is just one player in a vast predation network that works to store carbon deep in the sea, which the article calls “particle injector pumps.” But if you’ve seen the word “lanternfish” recently, it’s probably not because of its role in preserving the earth’s carbon footprint but because, in 2017, …

June 26, 2021 Motley stones. By Adalbert Stifter. Translated by Isabel Fargo Cole. New York Review Books; 288 pages; $ 17.95 and £ 14.99 TTHE AUTHOR of these stories was an Austrian bureaucrat, known locally as a humble chronicler of bucolic idylls. Yet his characters include children who see Christ in a snowstorm; a macrocephalic …

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., June 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Ocean Cleanup, PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors®) and PADI AWARE Foundationâ„¢ announce a global partnership to fight plastic pollution in the oceans. Together, organizations will mobilize divers at the local level to take action for global impact through the implementation of citizen …

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are on a collision course over his heavy spending habits today as Tories alarm at the UK’s soaring debt of £ 2.17 trillion. The Chancellor is believed to be increasingly alarmed by the commitments made – with claims that the Prime Minister announced a huge push on climate change at …