Everything Everywhere All at Once. Yes, it’s the name of an award-winning movie—and it’s also how the world needs to take climate action on all fronts, according to UN Secretary General António Guterres. He made his remarks on March 20 as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its synthesis report—the last in the sixth assessment cycle and what they are calling their final warning on the climate crisis.
Credit: IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report
Some are calling it a “carbon bomb.” About two weeks ago, despite more than 4.5 million petitioners opposing the Willow oil drilling project in Alaska, the Biden administration approved the development by ConocoPhillips. There have already been suits filed in court against it, arguing that the government must take steps to reduce carbon pollution in addition to protecting the land and wildlife. CNN reports that the White House and the Interior Department were aggressively lobbied for months to approve Willow, and the administration determined that legally they could not fully reject the project.
Avi Kwa Ame National Monument | Credit: Stan Shebs
Ever turn on a porch light at night and suddenly see swarms of insects? If there happened to be a caterpillar munching on a leaf nearby, you just outed them and made them vulnerable to predators. That’s the conclusion in a recent study about artificial light and its impact on wildlife—in this case, two moth caterpillars that live in New Hampshire.
Under moderate levels of artificial light, predators have more opportunity to attack caterpillars. | Credit: John Deitsch/Cornell University
There are a lot of drinks you can make by just adding water—instant coffee, hot chocolate, Kool-Aid…and beer? Yup, beer.
Neuzelle abbey brewery | Credit: Petrus Silesius/Creative Commons