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La géo-ingénierie solaire entend réfléchir une partie des rayons du soleil vers l'espace. John Crouch/Moment via Getty Imgaes

La géo-ingénierie, un enjeu géopolitique ? Pour les pays en surchauffe, la tentation de modifier le climat

La géo-ingénierie peut-elle contribuer à réduire les risques du changement climatique pour la sécurité nationale des États, ou les aggraverait-elle au contraire en générant des tensions ?
Solar engineering is designed to reflect some of the Sun’s ray back into space. John Crouch/Moment via Getty Imgaes

Climate engineering carries serious national security risks − countries facing extreme heat may try it anyway, and the world needs to be prepared

The big question: Would climate engineering like sending reflective particles into the stratosphere or brightening clouds help reduce the national security risks of climate change or make them worse?
Plantation de pin maritime en forêt de Paimpont, Bretagne, une forêt qui a souvent subi des incendies depuis 40 ans. Fourni par l'auteur.

Planter des arbres venus de régions sèches : la « migration assistée », une fausse bonne idée ?

Sur le papier, planter des arbres issus de régions sèches dans nos forêts pour les rendre plus résilientes aux sécheresses semble une bonne idée. En pratique, cela risque de poser quelques problèmes.
Estudar a maneira como nosso mundo social se entrelaça com nosso mundo biológico pode nos ajudar a desvendar a complexa rede de fatores que moldam a saúde a longo prazo. ERIK Miheyeu/Shutterstock

Isolamento social e saúde: a ciência explica a perigosa relação entre eles

Descobertas sugerem que o isolamento social vivenciado na infância pode prenunciar problemas de saúde décadas mais tarde. A conexão social não é apenas gratificante por si só: ela anda de mãos dadas com a saúde mental e física.
A row of monopiles that will be the base for offshore wind turbines, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

As the US begins to build offshore wind farms, scientists say many questions remain about impacts on the oceans and marine life

A recent study focusing on how offshore wind farms in Massachusetts waters could affect endangered right whales does not call for slowing the projects, but says monitoring will be critical.
Canada and the United States are dealing with unprecedented levels of smoke from wildfires, and forest management practices and climate change are only partly to blame. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Anticipating Canada’s crisis response decisions can save critical time in future wildfire seasons

Many response decisions to crises cannot be made in advance because each event is unique and has its own specific characteristics. But it is still possible to prepare for the future.
In this November 1918 photo, a nurse tends to a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Md. AP Photo/Harris & Ewing via Library of Congress

1918 flu pandemic upended long-standing social inequalities – at least for a time, new study finds

During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kids figure out who’s trustworthy as they learn about the world. Sandro Di Carlo Darsa/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections via Getty Images

Trust comes when you admit what you don’t know – lessons from child development research

People often try to seem confident and certain in their message so it will be trusted and acted upon. But when information is in flux, research suggests you should be open about what you don’t know.


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