climate change

Sweden’s EcoDataCenter plans be the world’s first carbon negative data center

Sweden’s EcoDataCenter plans be the world’s first carbon negative data center

A big down side to the virtual world we’ve created is the amount of energy needed to power the devices and data centers needed to sustain it. But a new data center planned for construction in the

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There’s so much snow in the US and Canada that people are digging snow tunnels to get around

There’s so much snow in the US and Canada that people are digging snow tunnels to get around

The snowfall this winter has been pretty extraordinary; in Boston alone over six feet of snow has fallen, promoting the city's mayor to declare that it is fine to dump snow in the harbor—because no

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Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

Oklahoma used to have, on average, one or two perceptible earthquakes a year. Now the state is averaging two or three a day. There were more magnitude 3 or greater tremors here last year than anywhere

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Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

The long-time head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) stepped down yesterday amid allegations of sexual harassment filed in his home country, India. Rajendra K.

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The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL Pipeline is no stranger to news headlines. Unfortunately, the headlines often mention the economy and only some vague kind of connection to the environment. In reality, the Keystone XL

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Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

  As climate change continues to eat away at Earth’s glaciers and melt polar landscapes, things inside them frozen for millennia are starting to come alive again. Thawing permafrost in

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New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

In an effort to keep America believing that climate change is naturally caused by things like variations in the sun’s energy, politicians have, for years, cited scientists like Wei-Hock Soon who said he

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6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

Ambulance Drone Delft University graduate Alex Monton created an Ambulance Drone that can arrive to the accident scene as quickly as one minute after being dispatched. While an ambulance can take about

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China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

pic Of all the nations on the planet, China is not the first place that comes to mind when the subject of green energy is on the table. Yet, China is trying. In 2014, wind farms created 23 percent more

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France will pay citizens $11,000 to upgrade to electric vehicles

France will pay citizens $11,000 to upgrade to electric vehicles

Getting a green vehicle in France could bank you some greenbacks, provided you have an old gas guzzler to exchange. France is implementing a new initiative to financially compensate car owners who trade

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U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

Hang on to your water bottles; the United States is set to experience the worst droughts the country has seen in 1,000 years – all thanks to climate change. Projections by climate scientists at Columbia

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Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea party

Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea party

The snow just won’t stop in Boston. In the last 30 days, six feet of the fluffy stuff have rained down on the Boston area. It’s OK, they’re used to it. But they are having a problem figuring it out

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Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

A cautious report from the National Academy of Scientists suggests that it is now time to look into purposely re-engineering Earth's climate in an effort to combat global warming. It's a pretty alarming

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New documentary takes a look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic’s living artworks

New documentary takes a look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic’s living artworks

A new documentary called Coral City takes an exclusive look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic's living artworks: colorful reefs created using coral polyps native to Miami. Coral

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Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will warm by 2100

Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will warm by 2100

In spite of last year's polar vortex, and the recent exceptionally heavy snow fall in the North East, winters are—on average—getting warmer. A new report from Climate Central looks at the number of

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Climate change means more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Climate change means more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Iceland is rising. No, it’s not a thrilling new ride at a theme park. Iceland is actually being lifted by climate change. This means Iceland is getting more land freed up by melting ice, but it could

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New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change

New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change

Worried about rising water levels, increased frequency and strength of storms as well as other potential natural disasters? Well, according to the latest Global Adaptation Index (GAIN) report,

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Keystone XL to emit 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases, EPA finds

Keystone XL to emit 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases, EPA finds

If President Obama was looking for any additional reasons to veto the senate's recent vote in favor of Keystone XL, the EPA just handed him 1.37 billion. That's the number of metric tons of additional

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Obama seeks billions in funding for clean energy development and emissions cuts in 2016 budget

Obama seeks billions in funding for clean energy development and emissions cuts in 2016 budget

President Obama's fiscal budget for 2016, which was release on Monday (2/2) afternoon proposes an impressive $7.4 billion in funding for clean energy technologies as well as the creation of a $4 billion

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you prepared to weather a winter storm?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you prepared to weather a winter storm?

With climate change causing historic blizzards from New York to Hawaii, many people might be caught unprepared when the skies explode all over us. This infographic offers some great advice on how to

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90 percent of China’s cities failed to meet 2014 air quality standards

90 percent of China’s cities failed to meet 2014 air quality standards

Nearly 90 percent of China's big cities failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, but that was still an improvement on 2013 as the country's "war on pollution" began to take effect, the environment

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No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

  There are a lot of songs about California weather, but songwriters will have to come up with a new tune to mark the auspicious absence of rain in San Francisco this January. For the first time

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Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats crossing party lines to show support for the $8 billion project that would

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

After the State of the Union and the touting of the abundance of natural resources, you'd probably think our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental organizations are

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Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

  In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area.

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Winter storms will hit new extremes as the planet gets warmer every year

Winter storms will hit new extremes as the planet gets warmer every year

Your views on the historic snowstorm of 2015 likely depend largely on where you are; NYC: "wha, that's it?" vs. New England: "we'll dig ourselves out eventually"), and who you are: Donald Trump: "this

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Chemical pollutants are breaking polar bears’ penises

Chemical pollutants are breaking polar bears’ penises

Of all the creatures on Earth impacted by reckless human activity, polar bears are having a remarkably rough time of it. First, climate change eats away at their habitat and makes it harder to hunt, and

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US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

The first day of talks between President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seen the two leaders agree to some renewable energy policies in the developing nation, which is the

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Rising ocean temperatures burst through NOAA’s charts

Rising ocean temperatures burst through NOAA’s charts

Last year was not only the hottest year on record, but the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has just released a terrifying chart showing a sharp increase in the temperature of the world’s

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Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Losing mittens and other personal possessions isn't a modern-day woe: it appears that our Stone Age ancestors misplaced their personal belongings just as often as we do. An archaeological team working

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