Environmental news roundup

Just one of the reasons why it's called red maple

Red maple (Acer rubrum) is one of our best native trees for autumn color. Each plant has a rhythm—when red maple begins to drop its leaves, many ferns are still green.

I couple of weeks ago I discovered Global Weirding, a series of climate-change videos on YouTube. Check out all of them, but this one about the long history of global warming is particularly interesting. The answer to the question “How come we’re just finding out about global warming?” is, “We’ve known for almost 200 years.”

Inhabitat.com is a blog that focuses on technological innovations that foster sustainability. Check it out to read about a 1000-year-old English cathedral that will soon be completed run by solar power, living bricks that can turn sunlight and wastewater into energy-generating plants, and much more.

To see great fall color, all you have to do is head to Manhattan (or look outside your window). The big news: the tupelo in Central Park is displaying full color.

“Not Doomed Yet,” The Atlantic‘s climate-change newsletter, contains the excellent news that the Paris Agreement has become international law; also, for the first six months of 2016, U.S. carbon emissions were the lowest since 1991. Check out the newsletter and its many information links for more news, not all of it so good.


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