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- Sponges rewrite warming record, Ethiopia faces food crisis
Sponges rewrite warming record, Ethiopia faces food crisis
Sponges show higher warming, Ethiopia's hunger crisis, and China's genetic breakthrough
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[7.6] Caribbean sponges show human activity raised global temperatures by 1.7°C — The New York Times [$]
A team of scientists has used centuries-old Caribbean Sea sponges to reveal that human activity has raised global temperatures by about 1.7 degrees Celsius, higher than the commonly accepted 1.2 degrees Celsius. This new information challenges previous estimates and serves as a wake-up call. The researchers examined the sponges' skeletons to piece together a more accurate history of early warming.
[7.1] Growing humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia requires urgent international action — The Guardian
UK's Africa minister Andrew Mitchell warns of an impending humanitarian disaster in northern Ethiopia due to drought, conflict, and displacement. After visiting Ethiopia, he reports that millions face hunger, with 1 million displaced and 3 million in critical food insecurity. The UN anticipates 10.8 million Ethiopians will be critically food insecure by September. The UK is responding with a £100m health program to aid over 3 million Ethiopians, focusing on malnutrition and preventable diseases.
[7.1] Chinese scientists complete detailed Han Chinese genome — South China Morning Post
Chinese scientists have created the most detailed human genome to date, using DNA from a Han Chinese male. This new reference genome, named T2T-YAO, is expected to improve diagnoses and treatments for Asian populations, which were underrepresented in previous genetic research. The T2T-YAO genome includes unique genetic sequences and variations, aiding precision medicine and understanding of genetic characteristics within the Chinese population.
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