Va. Considers Climate Change in New Coastal Resilience Plan | Chesapeake Bay Magazine

va. considers climate change in new coastal resilience plan | chesapeake bay magazine


Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Virginia Coastal Resilience Planning Framework is out, and it includes an unprecedented warning. In it, Gov. Northam clearly acknowledges that climate changes and coastal sinking are threatening communities and natural resources in much of TidewaterVirginia, from the Norfolk Naval Base to Tangier Island.

It’s the first time the state has sent such a clear message. The framework begins a comprehensive, collaborative, long-term planning process to accept, adjust, and adapt.

“The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, but not the fact that our planet is warming, land is sinking, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather events are more frequent and more severe,” says Gov. Northam. “The science is clear: climate change is threatening our way of life, and there is no time to waste. We must act quickly and decisively—and the Coastal Master Planning Framework will be our roadmap to resilience in coastal Virginia.

The governor says the Commonwealth’s approach will use “cost-effective, nature-based, and equitable strategies” to protect peoples’ communities, infrastructure, and economy well into the future.

The Framework lists these guiding principles for the Master Plan and its initiatives: Acknowledge climate change and its consequences; base decision making …



Dr Sarnaik holds motivational workshop on health and fitness

dr sarnaik holds motivational workshop on health and fitness


Sports Reporter : DEPARTMENT of Physical Education and Sports, Shri Binzani City College, Umrer Road and SK Porwal College, Kamptee have jointly organised a one week online workshop for students, that got under way with resource person Dr Roma Sarnaik. On the occasion, Dr Sujit Metre, Principal, Shri Binzani City College, motivated the students. Dr MB Bagade, Principal, SK Porwal College also encouraged students and was looking forward for jointly organising the workshop for students on such an important topic, that is need of the hour. Dr Sarnaik, who is a Lifestyle Medicine Consultant and Counsellor currently practising in Nagpur, enlightened the students about nutrition, fitness and health. A medical doctor, Dr Sarnaik is a medical nutritionist and fitness professional. She has been a national level swimmer. Dr Sarnaik enlightened the students on physical and mental health, benefits of regular exercise, proper nutrition, proper sleep-wake cycle, stress management and daily routine. She motivated the students on each topic throughout the workshop and gave some tips to increase their motivation levels. The students were made aware of lifestyle medicine, which is a newly emerging branch of medicine to be practised in India. Dr Sarnaik focused on ways of prevention of chronic or …


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Cancer-fighting foods presentation offered Thursday

cancer-fighting foods presentation offered thursday


COOS BAY — An Oregon State University extension nutrition expert will offer a public presentation about “Food that Fight Cancer” on Thursday.The event, to be held on Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m., will discuss lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer risk, harmful and protective foods and nutrition goals for cancer prevention and treatment, according to a news release.

Stephanie Polizzi, an OSU associate professor of practice and certified lifestyle medicine practitioner, will lead the virtual presentation. Polizzi said in the release that the focus of the presentation is treating and preventing cancer because it is one of the most common cause of death in Coos County.


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Overwhelming majority believe Australia is already experiencing climate change

overwhelming majority believe australia is already experiencing climate change


Climate change

Climate of the Nation report finds 80% think heating effects are now being felt and only 12% back government’s ‘gas-led recovery’

A firefighter backburning in Mangrove Mountain during vast bushfires that raged for weeks during the crisis.
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Battling a global pandemic and the first recession in 30 years has not prompted Australians to worry less about the impacts of climate change, and a substantial majority of voters believe we are already experiencing the effects of warming, according to an authoritative snapshot of community attitudes.
The latest Climate of the Nation report, an annual national survey of almost 2,000 voters that has been running for 13 years, will be launched on Wednesday by the New South Wales environment and energy minister, Matt Kean.

The survey finds that 74% of the sample remains concerned about climate change, which is the same level as last year, and 80% of respondents think we are already experiencing climate change impacts.
Over the past five years, the number of Australians saying they believe climate change is already happening has increased by 15 points. The survey shows the number of Australians who think we are experiencing the impacts of climate change “a lot” has increased from 33% in 2016 to 48% …


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CRISPR Targets Climate Change

crispr targets climate change


The big climate change conundrum is how to provide the necessary calories, nutrition, and living materials to an increasing population without destroying the planet that we live on. According to the United Nations, the world’s population is expected to increase from 7.7 billion in 2020 to 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100.
“Climate change needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency. We can start to change the world today with contributions from different approaches and fields, encompassing various technologies, and scientific communities,” says Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD, distinguished professor & university faculty scholar, department of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, North Carolina State University.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land takes on the scope of the 197 million square miles of land on Earth and two extremely complex questions about how land use contributes to climate change and how climate change affects land.
The report’s conclusions lay out a crucial paradox. Humans have harnessed land to develop into a highly successful species but in doing so have wreaked havoc. The destructive patterns of land use, in particular agriculture, deforestation, and development of wetlands, now contribute 23 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gas …


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Amy Coney Barrett and climate change: 2 views

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President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett are shown last month during her nomination ceremony. The judge has said climate change is ‘politically controversial.’

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was elevated to the Supreme Court in a largely party-line vote Monday, offered comments on climate change during confirmation hearings that raise questions about how combating the global threat might be considered at the highest judicial level. Read: Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the Supreme Court following Senate confirmation

Climate change is considered by many to be a high-stakes test for bipartisan deal-making — action, or inaction, that will shape the future of energy markets
global trade and security pacts, as well as public-health issues. Read: Fracking and the ‘Green New Deal’: Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on climate change Here’s a look at two views as environmental and energy operatives assess the prospects for federal-level climate-change action that could make its way to a Supreme Court that now has a 6-3 conservative majority. In anticipation of the confirmation, Rolling Stone published an op-ed signed by more 70 climate and science journalists whose work has appeared in such politically-varied publications as …


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Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not 50, federal task force says

colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not 50, federal task force says


The draft recommendation statement, which was released Tuesday and is now open for public comment, marks a departure from its last update to the guidelines about five years ago. (Task force recommendations are typically revisited every five years.) The panel previously concluded that data on lowering the starting age was mixed and that beginning screenings before 50 would provide only a “modest” benefit. Its position stood in contrast with the American Cancer Society’s, which updated its recommendation in 2018 to say regular screenings should start at age 45.Now, though, Barry said a review of more recent epidemiological studies on the risk of colorectal cancer increasing in younger people, coupled with simulation modeling, which suggests additional deaths could be prevented if screenings were to start at 45, led the task force to the same conclusion as the cancer society. The draft statement will be available for public comment until Nov. 23, with final recommendations expected to be released “within a few months,” Barry said.Outside experts say the consensus among the leading organizations could have broad implications on access to care.“These guidelines, if finalized, eventually will change standard of care for preventive medicine and how we recommend cancer screenings for average-risk Americans,” said …


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Spice up your fall recipes with these flavors

spice up your fall recipes with these flavors


We have officially entered the time of year in which Halloween decorating is in full swing, football is back, and the weather is cooling down to where we can (sometimes) wear sweaters. It’s pumpkin spice and chai latte season! In addition to a warm and fuzzy taste, many of these fall flavors serve as functional foods with strong antioxidant properties.

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics defines functional foods as “whole foods along with fortified, enriched or enhanced foods that have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis and at effective levels”. Spices and seasonings are prime examples of functional foods, as they are largely used to enhance the physical and textural characteristics of foods being very beneficial to human health. Let’s break it down using all of the phytonutrients that make up a fall fan favorite, chai: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves.

Cinnamon: In addition to containing vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium, cinnamon is rich in diverse bioactive compounds with antioxidant properties. Cinnamon touts the ability to prevent oxidation, which we know causes inflammation, and serves as an antibiotic. Cinnamon has been studied for …


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