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Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?

Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?

With his re-election, President Obama is faced with one of the United States' biggest energy policy decisions - whether to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta

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Online ‘Cool Farm’ Tool Helps Farmers Calculate Their Carbon Footprint

Online ‘Cool Farm’ Tool Helps Farmers Calculate Their Carbon Footprint

The Cool Farm Institute has announced that it will soon introduce a free online version of its Cool Farm Tool to help farmers calculate the carbon footprint of their farm and livestock operations. The

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Design Academy Eindhoven Graduate Asnate Bockis Makes Lifesaving Furnishings to Stay Afloat

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduate Asnate Bockis Makes Lifesaving Furnishings to Stay Afloat

In the wake of the recent hurricane, the significance of disaster management products is increasing steadily, and we are glad to see that young designers are already channeling their endeavors in that

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How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

The 2012 Presidential Election is tomorrow, and critical decisions regarding how the United States should tackle climate change and energy security will need to be made in the near future. Therefore, it

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The Loudest Internet Voice on Hurricane Sandy Doesn’t Believe in Climate Change

The Loudest Internet Voice on Hurricane Sandy Doesn’t Believe in Climate Change

The Wikipedia page for Hurricane Sandy received over half a million views in the past week, and one Floridian man named Ken Mampel has dedicated great time and effort to maintaining the page himself. The

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Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

With significant areas of New York City still underwater, many without power, hospitals evacuated and a public transit system that may take weeks to recover—New Yorkers have certainly learned the

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How Climate Change Increased the Intensity of Hurricane Sandy

How Climate Change Increased the Intensity of Hurricane Sandy

Whenever an extreme weather event occurs -- whether it's a hurricane or a blizzard -- pundits are quick to use it as evidence to support their beliefs about climate change. We can’t blame Hurricane

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World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Switches on at National Center for Atmospheric Research

World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Switches on at National Center for Atmospheric Research

This week the world’s most powerful climate change supercomputer switched on at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). The 1.5-petaflop IBM supercomputer

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New Yale Survey Finds Americans Increasingly Believe Climate Change Is Driving Extreme Weather

New Yale Survey Finds Americans Increasingly Believe Climate Change Is Driving Extreme Weather

Photo from Shutterstock A new report from Yale and George Mason University finds that 74 percent of Americans now believe global warming is changing the weather in the United States. A September

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Polar Opposites: Why the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice is not Balanced Out by More Ice in the Antarctic

Polar Opposites: Why the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice is not Balanced Out by More Ice in the Antarctic

In September, news media widely reported the record-breaking drop in Arctic sea ice extent. The National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that the extent of Arctic sea ice reached a record

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Report Finds That the Great Barrier Reef Has Lost 50% of its Coral Over the Past 27 Years

Report Finds That the Great Barrier Reef Has Lost 50% of its Coral Over the Past 27 Years

An alarming new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) shows that the Great Barrier Reef has lost 50% of its coral cover over the past 27 years. The scientific group have attributed

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Scientists Suggest Dust Clouds From Exploded Asteroids Could Combat Global Warming

Scientists Suggest Dust Clouds From Exploded Asteroids Could Combat Global Warming

We've seen many strange geoengineering proposals over the years, but this has to rank as one of the most bizarre - in the Nov. 12 issue of the journal Advances in Space Research, a team from the

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European Space Agency Launches MetOp-B Satellite to Track Climate Change, Deliver Highly Accurate Weather Reports

European Space Agency Launches MetOp-B Satellite to Track Climate Change, Deliver Highly Accurate Weather Reports

The European Space Agency (ESA) just launched its second polar-orbiting weather satellite into space. The MetOp-B satellite, which is about the size of a bus, will ensure the continuity of the weather and

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Climate Change: What the Presidential Candidates Don’t Want to Talk About This Election

Climate Change: What the Presidential Candidates Don’t Want to Talk About This Election

When it comes to climate change, everyone knows that the US is a deeply divided country -- particularly with respect to the science behind the theory. Despite evidence from multiple independent,

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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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New Study: Feds Underestimate Social Cost of Carbon Pollution by as Much as 12 Times

New Study: Feds Underestimate Social Cost of Carbon Pollution by as Much as 12 Times

Industrial Emissions photo from Shutterstock A new study just published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences calculates that the U.S. government is using a faulty model for estimating

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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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Himalayan Sherpas Concerned That Glacial Studies Aren’t Focusing On the Real Threats

Himalayan Sherpas Concerned That Glacial Studies Aren’t Focusing On the Real Threats

Global warming has caused a number of effects on the Himalayan mountain range, such as retreating glaciers and warming temperatures, but the region's Sherpas have said they are angry with issues

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Computer Models for Global Warming May be Over-Estimating the Risk Of Drought

Computer Models for Global Warming May be Over-Estimating the Risk Of Drought

One might think that as the planet gets warmer and soil becomes more parched, droughts would become more common. However according to new research from Britain's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology the

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The USA Is the Only Country Where Climate Scientists Face ‘Organized Harassment’

The USA Is the Only Country Where Climate Scientists Face ‘Organized Harassment’

In the US, climate change has always faced an uphill battle. It was even been the butt of several jokes during the Republican National Convention due to the lack of support and belief that human activity

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Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleashed if Ice Melts

Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleashed if Ice Melts

A new study from the University of California has revealed that a vast reservoir of methane underneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be unleashed into the atmosphere if the ice melts. The report, which

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Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

A few months ago we posted “5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change” – a list of geoengineering concepts put forward to stop the planet from warming. One of the ideas was to essentially

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Tredje Natur Architecture Unveils Plans for World’s First Climate Adjusted Neighborhood in Copenhagen

Tredje Natur Architecture Unveils Plans for World’s First Climate Adjusted Neighborhood in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is planning to create the world’s first climate-adapted neighborhood. The project is set to transform Saint Kjeld’s Quarter in Copenhagen, adapting it to the changing climate, which has

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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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UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Severity of Hurricanes

UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Severity of Hurricanes

As Hurricane Isaac approaches the Caribbean and is set to continue into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of British scientists from the University of Leeds has proposed that Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB)

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New Study of Giant Antarctic Ice Core Sheds Light on Thousands of Years of Climate History

New Study of Giant Antarctic Ice Core Sheds Light on Thousands of Years of Climate History

Antarctica Photo from Shutterstock Published this week in Nature Magazine, a new study by an international group of polar scientists offers the first comprehensive reconstruction of thousands of years

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July 2012 Was the Hottest US Month In Recorded History

July 2012 Was the Hottest US Month In Recorded History

High Temperature Photo from Shutterstock In the 117 years since people began recording temperature patterns in the US, there has never been a summer as hot as what we've experienced this year: July of

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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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Thousands of Fish Die Across the Midwest Due to Scorching Summer Temperatures

Thousands of Fish Die Across the Midwest Due to Scorching Summer Temperatures

Photo from Shutterstock Throughout the Midwest, record temperatures mean trouble for wildlife as well as discomfort for human beings. Thousands of fish are dying in areas where water temperatures have

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350.org Founder Bill McKibben Presents Terrifying New Climate Change Statistics

350.org Founder Bill McKibben Presents Terrifying New Climate Change Statistics

In the August 2012 issue of Rolling Stone magazine is one of the most alarming and terrifying articles on climate change that you will ever read. Titled “Global Warming’s Terrifying New

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