How far can air pollution travel? Do scientists really use the phrase ‘global weirding’? And could a U.S. cap-and-trade system lead to more “Made in China” products? Find out in this morning’s top five must-read news stories.
- Was that Pollution Made in China? Scientist Julie Layshock is researching whether air particles can travel from China to the U.S. Her goal, she says, is to distinguish Chinese sources from locally produced air pollution.
- Speaking of China… Are carbon tariffs the solution to prevent “leakage” in a proposed U.S. cap-and-trade system? The Vine lays out the issues.
- Brace Yourselves: Predictions for this year’s hurricane season have just come in: While meteorologists expect half as many hurricanes compared to last year, that still means at least four major storms.
- I’m Dying To Know… What’s the latest rage in green living choices? Planning for a green burial.
- Did You Say ’Global Weirding’? That’s the very un-scientific name for changes that species are going through in response to climate change. Biology professor John Waldman explains.
(Image: Made in China. Source: Leo Reynolds via a Creative Commons license.)
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