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Social tipping points: slouching toward climate salvation

The world appears to have finally woken up to the existential threat of global warming, and the drive to fix the problem is accelerating across the board......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

Social wasps lose face recognition abilities in isolation

Just as humans are challenged from the social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 15 min. ago

Climate change is making it harder to good cup of coffee

Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future. This is the result of a new study by an international team of researchers that looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa's largest cof.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 15 min. ago

When Corporate Values, Customer Values and Politics Meet, What Happens to the Customer Experience?

As companies think about the causes and values they support, they must also consider how a social responsibility decision factors into the customer experience. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News15 hr. 43 min. ago

Climate Risks Bill Could Spark Shift to Truly Green Economy

The legislation could incentivize greener investments by requiring companies to report the risks that climate poses to their business -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News17 hr. 42 min. ago

China"s environmental data: The world"s biggest polluter in numbers

US envoy John Kerry will visit China this week for climate change talks—the first official trip under the Biden administration—in a trip Washington hopes will put aside diplomatic spats and focus on joint environment challenges......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

Ocean temperature reconstructed over the last 700,000 years

Researchers from the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern reconstructed for the first mean ocean temperatures over the last 700,000 years using ice core data. The new knowledge serves to improve our understanding of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

"Polluter elite" needs to act first on climate change

A new report by the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behavior Change calls on policymakers to target the UK's 'polluter elite' to trigger a shift to more sustainable behavior, and provide affordable, available low-carbon alternatives to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

Pale Blue Dot aims to be Europe’s premier early-stage climate investor and has $100 million to prove it

When Hampus Jakobsson, Heidi Lindvall, and Joel Larsson, all well-known players in the European venture ecosystem, began talking about their new firm Pale Blue Dot, they began by looking at the problems with venture capital. For the three entrepreneu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 15 min. ago

Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

If you were to visit the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau a thousand years ago, you'd find conditions remarkably familiar to the present. The climate was warm, but drier than today. There were large populations of Indigenous people known as the Fremo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

In world first, New Zealand to make banks report climate impact

New Zealand will force banks to reveal the impact their investments have on climate change under world-first legislation intended to make the financial sector's environmental record transparent, officials said......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Kick It Out would back Premier League-wide boycott of social media

Anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out says it would back a Premier League-wide boycott of social media in protest at online racist abuse......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

"Why It"s Easier To Move Country Than Switch Social Media"

Cory Doctorow, writing at Wired: When we talk about social media monopolies, we focus too much on network effects, and not enough on switching costs. Yes, it's true that all your friends are already stuck in a Big Tech silo that doesn't talk to any o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

EU Poised To Set AI Rules That Would Ban Surveillance and Social Behavior Ranking

The European Union is poised to ban artificial intelligence systems used for mass surveillance or for ranking social behavior, while companies developing AI could face fines as high as 4% of global revenue if they fail to comply with new rules govern.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Study of US tuna fisheries explores nexus of climate change, sustainable seafood

A new study published in Elementa by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and NOAA examines traditional aspects of seafood sustainability alongside greenhouse gas emissions to better understand the 'carbon footprint' of U.S. tuna f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

5 questions about Grab’s epic SPAC investor deck

Grab is going public via a SPAC, so let's talk through key points from the investor deck — we'll discuss growth, segment profitability, aggregate costs and COVID-19. As expected, Southeast Asian super-app Grab is going public via a SPAC,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Ville de Bitche: Facebook mistakenly removes French town"s page

The social network says it mistakenly took down the town's official page......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

How can social media and influencers contribute toward societal good?

New research co-authored by the Business School (formerly Cass) has demonstrated the role of social media and influential personalities in alleviating customer uncertainty and promoting the adoption of a new eco-friendly technology in emerging market.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Using emotion and humor to combat science misinformation

Misinformation in public debates about scientific issues such as vaccinations and climate change can be found all over the internet, especially on social media. In a new study, Sara K. Yeo, associate professor of communication at the University of Ut.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread

Studies show wearing masks and social distancing can contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but their combined effectiveness is not precisely known......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Social comparisons with similar people determine income"s effect on happiness

In a state with greater income inequality, the happiest place to occupy is not at the pinnacle of the income distribution, as one might think, but somewhere in the middle that provides clear vantage points of people like ourselves, a new study sugges.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021