Climate Change

Study Shows Rising Ocean Acid Levels Make Toxins Worse For Marine Life

Study Shows Rising Ocean Acid Levels Make Toxins Worse For Marine Life

Crab photo from Shutterstock From plastic pollution to global warming, the world's oceans are facing immense challenges. Now a new study from the UK Centre for the Environment, Fisheries, and

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New Map of Sea Level Rise Projections Highlights World’s Most At-Risk Cities

New Map of Sea Level Rise Projections Highlights World’s Most At-Risk Cities

Skynavin / Shutterstock.com A new map of global sea level rise projections highlights the cities that are expected to experience the highest of rising tides by 2100. The map, put together by Mahe

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New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock In 2011, we published a story that non-native earthworms were a threat to the US as they were releasing more carbon into the atmosphere. Now a new Dutch/US study has revealed

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Mayor Thomas Menino Prepares Boston for Climate Change After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Thomas Menino Prepares Boston for Climate Change After Hurricane Sandy

The damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy on New York has put the fear of climate change in the hearts of other coastal communities in the US. Having narrowly averted the worst of Sandy, Boston's Mayor Thomas

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Working Less and Playing More Could Slow Down Climate Change, New Study Shows

Working Less and Playing More Could Slow Down Climate Change, New Study Shows

Image of man in a suit on the beach, Shutterstock Bring on the four day work week. New research shows that working fewer hours and enjoying more downtime could forestall climate change. The Center for

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Scientists Urge Governments to Help Save the Polar Bear From the Effects of Global Warming

Scientists Urge Governments to Help Save the Polar Bear From the Effects of Global Warming

An international team of scientists is urging governments to create a plan to address the negative impact of climate change on animals inhabiting the Arctic. Global warming has already taken its toll on

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After Heatwaves and Flooding, January Declared Hottest Month on Record in Australia

After Heatwaves and Flooding, January Declared Hottest Month on Record in Australia

Photo via Shutterstock Australia experienced its hottest month on record in January, according to Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The 81 year record set in January 1932 was surpassed last month, with

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Southern Species of US Butterflies are Moving North as Climate Shifts

Southern Species of US Butterflies are Moving North as Climate Shifts

Between droughts, super storms and wildfires, it's easy to overlook some of the smaller, more subtle effects of climate change. As the planet warms, populations of plants and animals shift, adjusting

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Excess Heat From Big Cities Found to Raise Temperatures Over 1,000 Miles Away

Excess Heat From Big Cities Found to Raise Temperatures Over 1,000 Miles Away

Photo via Shutterstock A new study has found that the waste heat generated by cities could affect temperatures over a thousand miles away. The heat produced through transportation, heating and cooling

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Melting of Andean Glaciers Could Cause a Continental Water Crisis in South America

Melting of Andean Glaciers Could Cause a Continental Water Crisis in South America

According to a study published in the journal Cryosphere, glaciers in the tropical Andes have shrunk by a whopping 30 to 50 percent since the 1970s.The researchers report that the glaciers are retreating

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President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address is Vague on Climate Change Agenda

President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address is Vague on Climate Change Agenda

Presidential inauguration speeches are tricky as they provide a relatively short amount of time to outline the POTUS' vision for the next four years, whilst paying lip service to the current concerns of

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Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

Mississippi River photo from Shutterstock 2012 saw the United States hit by some of the most devastating droughts in recent memory. However it's not just America's farmers and agricultural developers

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Fishing Practices to Blame for Destruction of Madacascar’s Grand Toliara Reef

Fishing Practices to Blame for Destruction of Madacascar’s Grand Toliara Reef

Climate change has led to the deterioration of the world’s coral reefs, but the decline of Madagascar's Grand Recif of Toliara was brought about by old-fashioned trampling. An influx of seaside

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US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

Photo via Shutterstock Oil exploration, production and transportation in the United States may suffer from endemic failures in technology, regulation and common sense, but that doesn't appear to be

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Cloud Machine Changes the Weather High Up in the Atmosphere to Help Combat Climate Change

Cloud Machine Changes the Weather High Up in the Atmosphere to Help Combat Climate Change

Like death and taxes, we once thought that the weather was out of our control - however technology could one day enable us to manipulate the skies above. The Cloud Machine, created by interdisciplinary

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Chicago Breaks 72 Year Record With 320 Consecutive Snowless Days

Chicago Breaks 72 Year Record With 320 Consecutive Snowless Days

It has been 320 days since there has been a measurable snowfall in Chicago, setting a new weather record for the midwestern city. The total snowfall amounted to only 1.3 inches as of Sunday,

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Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

Even If We Stopped Polluting Today, Ocean Garbage Patches Would Linger For Hundreds Of Years

Ocean Plastic photo from Shutterstock The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a horrifying consequence of our never-ending consumption. Now, new research shows that even if we could eliminate plastic waste

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2012 Was the Hottest Year Ever for the Contiguous United States

2012 Was the Hottest Year Ever for the Contiguous United States

Photo by Shutterstock It's official: Last year was the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States. The National Climate Data Center announced today that the average temperature last

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Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Tweeting That Increased CO2 Levels Lead to a Greener World

Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Tweeting That Increased CO2 Levels Lead to a Greener World

Rupert Murdoch has been known to use Twitter to voice controversial social and political opinions - and recently the media tycoon made several sweeping statements on climate science. Citing an article in

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Catastrophic Fires and Record Heat Engulf Five of Six Australian States

Catastrophic Fires and Record Heat Engulf Five of Six Australian States

Bush fires are raging through five out of six Australian states due to record heat and dry conditions. Over the weekend, flames flattened whole townships in the island state of Tasmania, where locals told

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Green Design Predictions for 2013

Green Design Predictions for 2013

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org I think there's actually a chance 2013 will be a significant year in climate history — the year when the

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English Farmers Believe Genetically Modified Foods Will Solve Their Wet Weather Woes

English Farmers Believe Genetically Modified Foods Will Solve Their Wet Weather Woes

Farmers at the Oxford Farming Conference told The Guardian that raising genetically modified food crops will make them more resilient to the effects of climate change. 2012 was the wettest year on record

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Silicon Valley at Significant Risk of Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change

Silicon Valley at Significant Risk of Sea Level Rise Due to Climate Change

Silicon Valley office building photo from Shutterstock Even the Internet is not immune to the effects of climate change. Many of the world's most famous tech giants, such as Facebook, Oracle, Google,

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University of Texas Fracking Study Discredited Over Researcher’s Financial Interests in Natural Gas

University of Texas Fracking Study Discredited Over Researcher’s Financial Interests in Natural Gas

The University of Texas (UT) at Austin has withdrawn a prominent study of the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” the controversial process used for extraction of natural gas

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Sudarsan Pattnaik Sculpts 500 Santa Clauses From Beach Sand To Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Without timely efforts to adapt to sea level rise brought on by climate change, our beloved beaches could virtually disappear, leaving a ragged and dangerous coastline in its wake. That's a future sand

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2012 Extreme Weather Damage Amounted to the Second Most Costly Year in US History

2012 Extreme Weather Damage Amounted to the Second Most Costly Year in US History

The cleanup cost for extreme weather events in 2012 makes this year the second most costly in US history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week. There were 11

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Sculptural Lazika Municipality Building Ushers in an Era of Climate Responsive Architecture in Georgia

Sculptural Lazika Municipality Building Ushers in an Era of Climate Responsive Architecture in Georgia

Propped up on stilts to keep it safe from flooding, a common technique in the region, the Lazika Municipality Building is comprised of three distinct volumes that are nonetheless interconnected. The base

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Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say Researchers

Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say Researchers

It is well known that when volcanos erupt and spew ash into the environment, those increased particles can block sunlight from reaching the earth and cause temperatures to drop. But now researchers have

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The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is

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Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming

On the heels of the recent COP 18 climate conference in Qatar, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that global coal use is on the rise. Without controls to make one of the most polluting

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