Mouse, not just tick: New genome heralds change in Lyme disease fight: Study points toward new ways to prevent disease transmission 

As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission. The experts, who include a pioneer in Lyme disease discovery, have sequenced the genome of the animal carrying the bacteria that causes the illness. The advance provides a launching pad for fresh approaches to stopping Lyme disease from infecting people.

Source: Mouse, not just tick: New genome heralds change in Lyme disease fight: Study points toward new ways to prevent disease transmission — ScienceDaily

“I’m not a climate change guy, but…”: Farmers reckon with new reality in the heartland 

This spring, a series of record-breaking storms hit the Midwest. For farmers, the reality of a changing climate is getting harder to deny

Source: “I’m not a climate change guy, but…”: Farmers reckon with new reality in the heartland – CBS News

It’s the second dirtiest thing in the world — and you’re wearing it 

“The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world…second only to oil,” the recipient of an environmental award told a stunned Manhattan audience earlier this year. “It’s a really nasty business…it’s a mess.”While you’d never hear an oil tycoon malign his bonanza in such a way, the

Source: It’s the second dirtiest thing in the world — and you’re wearing it – Alternet.org

The Politics and Potential of the Green New Deal 

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than 12 years to slash our emissions in half to stand a chance of staying under 1.5 degrees Celsius average global temperature rise. It’s worth noting that those are global emissions – which means that, to keep the transition equitable, the Global North should be moving to cut emissions much faster still.

Source: The Politics and Potential of the Green New Deal | Portside

Underwater glacial melting is occurring at higher rates than modeling predicts 

Researchers have developed a new method to allow for the first direct measurement of the submarine melt rate of a tidewater glacier, and, in doing so, they concluded that current theoretical models may be underestimating glacial melt by up to two orders of magnitude.

Source: Underwater glacial melting is occurring at higher rates than modeling predicts — ScienceDaily

Einstein’s general relativity theory is questioned but still stands for now: Detailed analysis of the star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity behaves 

In the most comprehensive test of general relativity near the monstrous black hole at the center of our galaxy, researchers report that Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds up, at least for now.

Source: Einstein’s general relativity theory is questioned but still stands for now: Detailed analysis of the star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity behaves — ScienceDaily