In January we learned that 2015 was the hottest year on record. And, as if that wasn’t frightening enough, we found out on Saturday that February was the warmest month in recorded history. Clearly, our climate is changing and action needs to be taken to address this critical issue.
Few global leaders have met this challenge with more urgency and determination than Pope Francis. The Pope’s 2015 encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, galvanized a new level of awareness on the moral necessity of addressing the climate crisis, challenging the communities of science, ethics, justice, economics, and religion to imagine new ways of protecting our planet based upon compassion and environmental knowledge.
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In fact, thanks to University of Miami PhD candidate Erica Staaterman, you can hear a Florida coral reef in the video above, which documents her research into the behavior of pelagic fish larvae.
Billions of such “baby fish” are born every year, but must find their way to a coral reef to survive — a needle in a haystack journey, as Staaterman describes it. For her research at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, she set out to determine whether larval fish use the soundscape of the reef as a navigational tool.
★ The early morning sunlight and the memory of the past day’s thaw raised brief and false hopes. The day-old slush was still in the side street, but the the dampness only made the cold colder. The chill hurt the nose inside and out. A woman passed wearing a furry coat so ratty one had to hope no real animals had died for it. In midafternoon little flakes came down, followed soon by bigger and more numerous ones, pulses of snow crossing against the pinholes of the sunshades. By twilight little ice pellets were falling, bouncing with dry clicks off the parka or dropping straight down into the pockets. Someone in the warm-lit interior of a store looked out and made eye contact, with a smile of pity or sympathy. People tottered along on the ice crust. One winced; one laughed. Uptown ice was becoming something wetter, and a mist was forming on the air. L上海南站419千花网ittle lumps of slush broke free from high up on the bright glass of the Apple Store and plopped to the sidewalk.
When Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a Senate committee this morning, she heard a lot about billboards.
Not just any billboard. She heard about one particular billboard in Olympia, Washington, that warns that “unregulated agriculture is putting our waterways at risk.”
That particular billboard was financed by a coalition of environmental groups and Indian tribes that was funded, in part, by the EPA.
For some legislators, it’s a “scandal” that a coalition receiving public funds would highlight the sad fact that farmers can pollute streams and get away with it. In the view of one senator, the billboard was a “malicious” attack on farmers, financed by EPA.
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