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MIT Study Predicts Every 1-Degree Increase in Temperature Will Cause 10 Percent Increase in Rainfall Extremes

MIT Study Predicts Every 1-Degree Increase in Temperature Will Cause 10 Percent Increase in Rainfall Extremes

Climate scientists have long projected that increases in global temperatures will result in higher rainfall and flooding in tropical regions. But now a MIT study has put some numbers to the prediction.

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More Than One-Third of Global 500 Companies Now See Climate Change as a Real Danger to Their Business

More Than One-Third of Global 500 Companies Now See Climate Change as a Real Danger to Their Business

Floods and flooding the streets via Shutterstock A study released on Wednesday by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) finds that 37 percent of the world's largest companies now see extreme weather

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American Meteorological Society Finally Takes a Stance On Climate Change

American Meteorological Society Finally Takes a Stance On Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, certain groups in the United States are still resistant to the idea despite evidence from the US Military, US Forestry Commission, NASA and assorted independent studies.

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Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Droughts

Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Droughts

A group of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle and New Mexico State University believe they have found the key in making plants robust enough to endure extreme drought conditions, like

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NASA’s James Hansen: Data Proves Global Warming is Causing Crazy Weather

NASA’s James Hansen: Data Proves Global Warming is Causing Crazy Weather

James E. Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, declared Aug. 3 that a new study by him and colleagues Makiko Sato and Reto Ruedy proves global warming is causing the extreme

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

The unseasonably warm winter this past year has caused over 10,000 migrating birds to die from avian cholera in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The birds would typically rest and feed at wetland

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Record-Breaking Temperatures Soar in the First Three Months of 2012

Record-Breaking Temperatures Soar in the First Three Months of 2012

Global Warming photo from Shutterstock We know, we know: Discussing the weather can be, well, a bit boring. But with so many record-breaking temperatures recorded around the country this winter and

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2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

An average global temperature of 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit marked 2011 as the 11th hottest year on record. At a full 0.9 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, this past year was hotter than

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Prefab Week’nder House in Wisconsin Can Survive 160 MPH Winds

Prefab Week’nder House in Wisconsin Can Survive 160 MPH Winds

FlatPak Studio offers a unique prefabricated system that basically allows you - the home owner - to design your home however you like. You choose the exterior, you decide how many bathrooms you want and

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SNOW IN NYC! East Coast Gets Hit By Unexpected October Snowstorm!

SNOW IN NYC! East Coast Gets Hit By Unexpected October Snowstorm!

It's snowing in New York City right now! The whole Atlantic seaboard is expecting to get hit with a major snow storm from midday Saturday until Sunday morning, which could drop up to 8 inches of snow in

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Hot is the New Normal: Why High Temperatures Are Evidence of Climate Change

Hot is the New Normal: Why High Temperatures Are Evidence of Climate Change

Unless you've been living in an ice chest for the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed that it's been a tad hot. Ok, really hot. Ok, really, REALLY hot. Like record-breaking hot. Just four days

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