Climate Change

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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15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

596 Acres Living Lots Identifying unused urban spaces and working with disenfranchised residents to reclaim them for public use, Living Lots has already transformed dozens of spaces in New York City.

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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBlpENiFzo Scientists now believe they could make carbon nanofibers using carbon dioxide drawn from the atmosphere – a double-whammy discovery that could help

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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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We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

We’ve already used up a year’s worth of the Earth’s resources in just 8 months

We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint Network has been

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BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world’s cleanest power plant

BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world’s cleanest power plant

Back in 2013, the Bjarke Ingels Group broke ground on what is slated to become the world's cleanest power plant. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the 95,000 sq m Amagerforbrændingen Energy Plant will not

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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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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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Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Climate change, hybrids, and bears, oh my! In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note. Since 2006, several

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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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Fuelled by drought conditions, California’s 70,000-acre Rocky Fire is completely unpredictable

Fuelled by drought conditions, California’s 70,000-acre Rocky Fire is completely unpredictable

The 70,000 acre Rocky Fire that is still raging near Clear Lake California has defied firefighter's predictions of how a wildfire should behave. It has already crossed highways, fire lines and other

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California’s drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

California’s drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

Lake Oroville, a source of drinking water for 23 million Californians, has plummeted dangerously to a low 33 percent capacity. Illustrated in an emotional narrative by Diana Marcum for the LA Times, the

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Obama’s Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

Obama’s Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

America's Clean Power Plan will—if it passes—slash carbon emissions, reduce coal power's hold on the energy sector and boost renewable energy development.

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

Our current climate situation is a big problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change, we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life. One aspect in

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh water underneath the

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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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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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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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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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