global warming

One of the world’s largest glaciers just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

One of the world’s largest glaciers just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

NASA satellites are pretty nifty, in large part because they capture world events that we might not know about otherwise. That’s what happened recently, when NASA’s Landsat 8 recorded the image above

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NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

Sea levels are rising at a speed that is both shocking and devastating. NASA satellite data suggest that we could be looking at a three foot (one meter) rise in the next 100-200 years, putting coastal

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Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that

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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

We just have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying, according to reports in the latest issue of Science, which is devoted to the special topic of worldwide forest

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July was the hottest month in recorded history

July was the hottest month in recorded history

Last month was the hottest month, ever; not in California or even all of America, but in the whole recorded weather history of the planet. Phys.org reports that the first seven months of 2015 were the

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New study confirms global warming is making California’s drought worse

New study confirms global warming is making California’s drought worse

Climate scientists have been keeping a close eye on the years-long drought plaguing California, looking for clues that might suggest how to cope with or even reverse the drought conditions. Although

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Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Following an international symposium, Islamic leaders are calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to work toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and adopt a 100 percent renewable energy

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This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

When we think of solar power, we usually think of solar panels but we should really be thinking about plants. After all, plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into

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400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

A crop of 400-year-old plants that were wiped out by glaciers have come back from the dead, BBC News reports. Researchers exploring the Teardrop Glacier high up in the Canadian Arctic say that the ice has

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It’s so hot in Italy right now that cars are melting

It’s so hot in Italy right now that cars are melting

The video above isn’t special effects or CGI. It’s a real mid-2000s Renault Megane estate, sitting in a parking lot in Italy, and it’s melting before your eyes. The scene was captured by a passing

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Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

The Homestead Dairy farm in Indiana has been family owned since the beginning, when they started with nine cows in 1945. Now in its third generation, the farmers there have been working on ways to profit

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The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant – and it will be fed by US forests

The UK is building the world’s largest biomass plant – and it will be fed by US forests

Plans have been announced for a construction project that will result in the world’s largest biomass plant to produce both electricity and heat. The Tees Renewable Energy Plant (REP) will be located in

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400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.’s first climate change refugees

400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.’s first climate change refugees

Kivalina is a tiny, remote Alaskan village that sits on a barrier island some 83 miles above the Arctic circle, and the most recent estimates show that the village—home to 400 people—will be entirely

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The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

NASA and other agencies are finding indications that an intense El Niño event may be heading to the west coasts of the North and South Americas soon. While this may sound dandy for drought-stricken areas

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, whose

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Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Scientists are always looking for ways to combat carbon emissions, and it’s common knowledge that plants consume carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, effectively cleaning our atmosphere. That’s one

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World’s top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

World’s top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

A new study, penned by 17 of the world’s top climate change experts, suggests that rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and, with this new information, sea levels are projected to

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

Every state has a plan for what to do in the event of disaster, specifically, a "State Hazard Mitigation Plan," but there's no requirement that these plans take global warming into consideration. As a

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Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

In an unprecedented, landmark case 886 Dutch citizens have successfully sued their government for "knowingly contributing" to global warming, and for failing to take measures to prevent an increase of

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Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago authorities declared an environmental state of emergency for the Chilean town on Monday, due to a thick layer of smog that has overtaken the city. This means that 1,300 businesses who regularly

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New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released what is being called the most comprehensive report on the impact of global emissions on climate change. Titled “Climate Change in the United States:

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Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change is (still) the greatest global health threat of the century, according to a fresh report from the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. The commission report, published June

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