Scientists Say: Radiation

Radiation (noun, “RAY-dee-a-shun”) Radiation is one of the ways energy moves from one place to another. Radiation energy moves — or radiates — through space as waves or particles. You might have come across radiation when learning about how heat moves. Heat moves through solids in a process called conduction.…

Measuring shoreline retreat

Climate change is having an undeniable influence on coastal areas. A substantial proportion of the world’s sandy coastlines are already eroding owing to increased storm surges, flooding and sea level rise. With our coastal environments in constant change, Earth observation satellites are being used to better strengthen our knowledge of…

Measuring shoreline retreat

Climate change is having an undeniable influence on coastal areas. A substantial proportion of the world’s sandy coastlines are already eroding owing to increased storm surges, flooding and sea level rise. With our coastal environments in constant change, Earth observation satellites are being used to better strengthen our knowledge of…

Fancy a deep red? The rise of underwater wineries

After bottles were recovered in top shape from a first world war shipwreck, winemakers have started to exploit the sea’s cool, dark environmentSlipping into the chilly waters of the Baltic sea, the divers descended more than 60 metres to where the masts of the Jönköping lay strewn across the seabed.…

Last thing we need is a 'cosy consensus' on climate crisis, warns Ed Miliband

Labour’s leader on climate says Boris Johnson must face up to ‘terrifying’ challenge of stopping global warmingThe UK must tell the truth about the “terrifying and exacting” scale of the challenge the world faces to avoid climate breakdown as it prepares to host a make or break summit of world…

UK financial services should shift their focus away from equivalence

The UK should move forward from financial services equivalence with the EU, writes Apostolos Thomadakis (CEPS). Furthermore, it should develop a clear focus for the City of London as a non-EU financial centre. After nine rounds of negotiations held between March and October 2020, covering eleven areas, the EU-UK Trade…

A Colorful Confluence in the Canadian Arctic

The Back and Hayes rivers in Nunavut, Canada, display a striking contrast in color. Read More… Source: Read More: A Colorful Confluence in the Canadian Arctic

France: ’Republican values’ law risks discrimination

As the French Senate prepares to debate a law “to strengthen respect for the principles of the Republic” tomorrow, Amnesty International is calling for the many problematic provisions of the bill to be scrapped or amended. The proposed legislation would give the French authorities new powers to deny or withdraw funds…

Improving Debt Literacy by 2/3 Through Four Simple Infographics Requires Numeracy and Not Focusing on Negatives of Debt

Borrowing behavior may be more resistant to formal educational treatments than other financial behaviors. In order to study the process and results of infographics-based debt education, we used eye tracking technology (SMI RED 500 Hz) to monitor the oculomotor behavior of 108 participants (68 females) aged 18 to 60 who…

A Thematic Analysis of Multiple Pathways Between Nature Engagement Activities and Well-Being

Research studies have identified various different mechanisms in the effects of nature engagement on well-being and mental health. However, rarely are multiple pathways examined in the same study and little use has been made of first-hand, experiential accounts through interviews. Therefore, a semi-structured interview was conducted with seven female students…

Dr Agnès Callamard appointed as Secretary General of Amnesty International

Amnesty International announced today the appointment of Dr. Agnès Callamard, a leading international human rights expert, as its new Secretary General, effective immediately.  Dr. Callamard joins the world’s largest non-governmental human rights organisation, having recently been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. In that role,…

Australia news live: premier announces three-day lockdown for Brisbane as Queensland records more Covid cases

State reports four new local cases; Nationals MP Anne Webster lodges complaint over alleged sexual harassment in parliament. Follow the latest updates • Queensland Covid hotspots • Queensland authorities contradict earlier advice about Covid case hosting ‘party’• Coalition women call for MP drug and alcohol testing in response to sexual…

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