Climate Change

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase

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Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research, published in the

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Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

The US East Coast has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches, thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish - but the tiny, clear blobs are closer cousins to humans than to jellyfish. The

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What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

As we trudge into what scientists are calling the Holocene extinction, it is difficult to ignore the destructive power that humans wield over the natural world. The passenger pigeon, the thylacine

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Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

The Philippines is the world’s third largest Catholic country and the largest in Asia, and it’s also been the site of numerous natural disasters in recent years. Church leaders there are on board with

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How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

This year is on its way to being the hottest year on record, according to the newest data, and we are only halfway through 2015! So far, June was the hottest June in all the 136 years that we have been

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Australia’s Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

Australia’s Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

A mass of Antarctic air has turned the usually mild Australian winter into a snowy winter wonderland. Regions known for their sunny weather, like Queensland, experienced an uncomfortable snow fall last

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Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low tech solutions make the most sense–particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. And it often happens these same countries experience chronic water

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What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

What scares you more? Climate change or ISIS?

When you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling and worrying about the world, what grips your intestines with fear? Money - either how to live without it, or never having enough? Is she or she in love

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Leonardo DiCaprio donates another $15 million to save the world

Leonardo DiCaprio donates another $15 million to save the world

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is a favorite in environmental circles for many reasons, and his eco-conscious actions aren’t new to us. Over the years, he’s spent millions (and millions and millions) on

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London air pollution responsible for 9,500 deaths each year

London air pollution responsible for 9,500 deaths each year

Just living in London can kill you, apparently, according to a new data presented by King’s College. Almost 9,500 people die each year from long-term exposure to air pollution, more than twice the

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Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Much of the discussion on climate change has focused on mitigating the long-term consequences of climate change. For example, lowering greenhouse gas emissions over time, hopefully en route to an eventual

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Trending story about the coming mini ice age is flooding the internet – but it isn’t true

Trending story about the coming mini ice age is flooding the internet – but it isn’t true

While the Earth is heating up due to climate change, the sun could have something to say about it -- and send us into a mini ice age sometime in the next 15 years. Solar scientists at the National

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Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

A new UK Foreign Office report warns that threats posed by climate change, especially to the world’s food supply, should be taken as seriously as nuclear war. In a devastatingly honest report on the

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Even a tiny temperature spike could cause sea levels to rise 20 feet

Even a tiny temperature spike could cause sea levels to rise 20 feet

From record-breaking, deadly heat in India to unprecedented drought in California, unusual polar bear predatory behavior in the Arctic to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, climate change is already

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Cut new national parks, says group backed by Koch brothers

Cut new national parks, says group backed by Koch brothers

The National Park Service operations budget has been cut 80 percent or nearly $190 million, in the last 4 years alone, but that's not enough for a group backed by the Charles G Koch Charitable Foundation.

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Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

The actual name of the building is the Premiere Tower, located at 134 Spencer Street in downtown Melbourne, which is the second most populated city in Australia after Sydney. Rather than flat or angular

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This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

If we are going to really start tackling climate change on a global scale, we are going to need to be able to identify the major culprits of carbon emissions. To help make the job easier, the World

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Pope Francis chastises Ecuador’s president in call for environmental protection

Pope Francis chastises Ecuador’s president in call for environmental protection

Ecuador is rich in natural resources and Pope Francis encouraged the people of Ecuador, on Tuesday, to keep it that way. Calling for the protection of the Amazon rain forest and the indigenous people,

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White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack Obama seeks to

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Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Autonomous vehicle research and development is hot, hot, hot. Google’s self-driving cars are on the streets already, Uber is laying the groundwork, and Tesla’s upcoming update for the Model S will

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Germany plans to shut down coal-fired plants to reach climate goal

Germany plans to shut down coal-fired plants to reach climate goal

Pushing forward on its lofty climate goals for the year 2020, Germany announced Thursday that it plans to shut down some polluting coal-fired plants across the country. The plants, which supply

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Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms

Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms

Environmentalists are outraged by a longstanding practice allowing oil companies to sell water laced with known carcinogens to California farmers. Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty and the

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course

Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course

Kyocera is about to break ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant--on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and

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U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases - the United States, Brazil, and China - all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a serious commitment to clean energy and the health of our

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Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

As a whole, the European Union has some of the boldest renewable energy goals out there; their current commitment is to source at least 27 percent of final energy consumption from renewable sources by

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Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

A lot of people are thrilled with the Supreme Court right now, after the landmark decision supporting gay marriage rights, but President Barack Obama might have some mixed feelings about the justices for

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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops skyrockets and stock

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House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, 247-180, to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan until litigation on the plan has finished. The bill, called the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042) goes to

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More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

Wildfires in Alaska rarely make the national news, but this year's season is off to a particularly dramatic start, with the Alaska Division of Forestry reporting that as of Wednesday there are 278

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