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UN warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences for a world without glaciers


Secretary-General António Guterres told a conference side event dedicated to the issue of preserving the world’s glaciers that new data released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showed global average sea levels have already risen faster since 1900, “than over any preceding century in the last 3,000 years.”

NASA’s Webb spots swirling, gritty clouds on remote planet

This illustration conceptualizes the swirling clouds identified by the James Webb Space Telescope in the atmosphere of exoplanet VHS 1256 b. The planet is about 40 light-years away and orbits two stars that are locked in their own tight rotation. Its clouds, which are filled with silicate dust, are constantly rising, mixing, and moving during its 22-hour day. Illustration by NASA, ESA, CSA, Joseph Olmsted (STScI)

The atmosphere is constantly rising, mixing, and moving during its 22-hour day, bringing hotter material up and pushing colder material down. The resulting brightness changes are so dramatic that it is the most variable planetary-mass object known to date.

Doctor and treatment facility ordered to pay civil penalties

a person holding a the law book
Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), today announced that the government will collect $100,000 in civil penalties from Defendants Dalal Akoury MD, PLLC, AWAREmed Wholistic Urgent Care, PLLC, and medical provider Dalal Akoury as part of a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud Prevention Act of 2018 and the FTC Act in connection with the advertising of treatment services of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center (AWAREmed).

Emerald Ash Borer found in Faribault County

Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Faribault County for the first time. There are now 40 counties in the state, including Faribault, with EAB.

Minnesota Vikings finalize 2023 coaching staff

Head Coach Kevin O'Connell. Photo by Andy Kenutis/Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings on Tuesday announced the 2023 coaching staff has been finalized with the addition of the following five coaches: Imarjaye Albury as Defensive Assistant, Thad Bogardus as Assistant Inside Linebackers, Dalmin Gibson as Assistant Special Teams, Pat Hill as Assistant Defensive Line and Michael Hutchings as Assistant Defensive Backs.

New UN report urges urgent climate action

The electricity generated by wind farms reduces the reliance on coal-powered energy. Photo by Unsplash/Fabian Wiktor

The study, “Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report”, released on Monday following a week-long IPCC session in Interlaken, brings into sharp focus the losses and damages experienced now, and expected to continue into the future, which are hitting the most vulnerable people and ecosystems especially hard.

Black Sea Grain Initiative extended on deadline day

A joint civilian inspection team comprising officials from the Russian Federation, Türkiye, Ukraine and the United Nations visited the merchant vessel Razoni on 3 August 2022. Photo by UNOCHA/Levent Kulu

The announcement was made in a Note to Correspondents, released by the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson’s office on Saturday, which emphasized that the Initiative allows for the “facilitation of the safe navigation for the exports of grain and related foodstuffs and fertilizers, including ammonia, from designated Ukrainian seaports.”

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