Articles by Li Cohen

coral reef Climate Change United Nations May 20, 2022

Major climate indicators set "alarming" records in 2021, the U.N. says, "bringing us ever closer to climate catastrophe"
Li Cohen

In 2021, four of the seven major climate indicators – a set of parameters that hold key information about climate change – set "alarming" new records. "I will give you the bottom line – the global energy system is broken and bringing us ever closer to climate catastrophe. Greenhouse gas concentratio . . .

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Ukraine Marianna Vyshemirsky May 17, 2022

Marianna Vyshemirsky, pregnant woman whose photo went viral following Mariupol hospital bombing, speaks out about attack's aftermath
Li Cohen

One of the most poignant images from the war in Ukraine emerged in March, when Russian forces bombed a maternity hospital in Mariupol. Mariana Vishegirskaya, an injured pregnant woman walks downstairs in a maternity hospital damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Evgeniy . . .

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moon NASA May 16, 2022

See what the rare "super flower blood moon" total lunar eclipse looked like around the world
Li Cohen

Here's what it looked like:Toronto, OntarioSteve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesThe earth moved across the sun's path eclipsing the moon during the "super flower blood moon" eclipse as seen from Toronto. San Salvador, El SalvadorAlex Pena/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesView of the Salvador del . . .

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Climate Change South Africa flood May 13, 2022

More than 400 people were killed in South Africa floods last month. Human-caused climate change is a big reason why, scientists say.
Li Cohen

Catastrophic flooding wreaked havoc in South Africa last month, killing at least 448 people, displacing more than 40,000 more and destroying thousands of homes. According to a new analysis published on Friday, the toll of that devastation was made even worse by human-caused climate change. The torre . . .

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Climate Change Kraft May 13, 2022

Heinz Ketchup is getting an eco-friendly makeover: "The ketchup bottle of tomorrow"
Li Cohen

According to food and beverage giant Kraft Heinz, even condiment packaging can be sustainable. The company announced this week that it's pairing up with sustainable packaging company Pulpex to develop a "paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle." The bottle, Kraft Heinz said, is aimed to be made . . .

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Black Hole NASA May 12, 2022

Haunting audio from a black hole allows humans to hear the sounds of space 240 million light-years away
Li Cohen

The audio, released on May 4, is that of a black hole from the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, a massive space structure that's 11 million light-years across and located about 240 million light-years away from Earth. Astronomers created the audible sound by recording the pressure waves that th . . .

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Gas Leak racism May 11, 2022

A "disturbing inequality": Natural gas leaks disproportionately affect low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, study shows
Li Cohen

Natural gas has become an integral part of U.S. society, with nearly half of all households relying on it to heat their homes. "A 10-year increase in median housing age is associated with an estimated 10% increase in leak density," researchers say in their paper. By looking at census data, they dete . . .

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Climate Change Hawaii May 10, 2022

Humans are causing the ocean to lose its memory, study shows: "It's almost as if the ocean is developing amnesia"
Li Cohen

A look at consequences of rising sea levels as 56% of Americans call climate change "urgent"Earth's oceans are feeling the wrath of human-induced climate change. Similar to how a thicker mattress provides better cushioning, a thicker sea surface layer allows for a better memory because of the therma . . .

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coral reef Climate Change sunscreen May 09, 2022

Does sunscreen kill marine life? New research shows just how quickly it can become toxic in the ocean.
Li Cohen

But while it's proven to save people, in many cases, it's also killing coral reefs. Now, new research shows just how deadly sunscreen can be to marine life. It's been known for years that sunscreens containing oxybenzone are the likely culprit of the damages suffered by coral reefs. Rather than turn . . .

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Roe v. Wade Abortion canada May 05, 2022

Where can you go for an abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned? Canada says its door will be open.
Li Cohen

Which states would restrict or protect abortion rights if Roe v. Wade is struck down? State laws on abortion if Roe is struck downState laws on abortion if Roe is struck downThe recent leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion that states the court's intention to overturn Roe v. Wade has fueled outr . . .

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