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Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble

Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble

Bubbles are bad - how can we forget the internet bubble of the 90s or the recent subprime mortgage crisis? Now it seems that we have gotten ourselves into a new bubble - and the consequences of ignoring

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Obama Campaign is Gunning for Republican Climate Skeptics in New Grassroots Push

Obama Campaign is Gunning for Republican Climate Skeptics in New Grassroots Push

President Obama photo from Shutterstock Critics say that the Obama Administration hasn't done enough to fight climate change, but a new campaign launched by Organizing for Action - the group behind

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San Francisco Board Passes Resolution to Divest $583 Million from the Fossil Fuel Industry

San Francisco Board Passes Resolution to Divest $583 Million from the Fossil Fuel Industry

San Francisco's board of supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to divest $583 million from the fossil fuel industry. The resolution will move funds from the San Francisco Employee Retirement System

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EPA Wants State Department to Reassess Their Analysis of the Keystone XL Pipeline

EPA Wants State Department to Reassess Their Analysis of the Keystone XL Pipeline

In March, the State Department issued a controversial analysis of the Keystone XL Pipeline that stated the project would have no significant impact on the environment. Needless to say, this raised the

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Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

This infographic by Vouchercloud details some of the perils facing mankind and thousands of species as a result of melting icecaps and rising oceans. The greatest influence on the current increase in

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Hurricane Sandy Was So Strong it Registered 2.0 on Seismometers Across the US

Hurricane Sandy Was So Strong it Registered 2.0 on Seismometers Across the US

Hurricane Sandy was so strong that the impact of the waves it sent crashing into the East Coast of the United States reverberated all across the country. According to Oner Sufri, a geophysics doctoral

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World’s Largest Tropical Ice Sheet Took at Least 1,600 Years to Form and Only 25 to Melt

World’s Largest Tropical Ice Sheet Took at Least 1,600 Years to Form and Only 25 to Melt

The Quelccya ice cap in the Andes Mountains of Peru took upwards of 1,600 years to form, and it could have formed as long as 6,000 years ago, but it took just 25 years to melt away. Scientists from Ohio

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Ice in the Antarctic is Melting Ten Times Faster than It Was 600 Years Ago

Ice in the Antarctic is Melting Ten Times Faster than It Was 600 Years Ago

Photo via Shutterstock Recent research published by British Antarctic Survey and the Australian National University shows that Antarctic ice is melting ten times faster than 600 years ago. Taking a

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IEA Report States Clean Energy Uptake is Too Slow to Calm Global Warming

IEA Report States Clean Energy Uptake is Too Slow to Calm Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock Despite significant gains in both large scale solar and wind energy throughout the globe, a new report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) states that the rapid

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Coral Reef-Saving Coralbots Take a Step Closer to Reality

Coral Reef-Saving Coralbots Take a Step Closer to Reality

Last year we reported on Heriot-Watt University's Coralbot project, which aims to deploy swarms of intelligent robots to help rebuild coral reefs around the world. Now the Coralbots' makers have turned to

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Stephen Hawking Urges Continued Space Exploration So As We Can Outlive Our “Fragile Planet”

Stephen Hawking Urges Continued Space Exploration So As We Can Outlive Our “Fragile Planet”

When Stephen Hawking speaks, you listen. The world-renowned physicist gave a speech recently as he toured the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to support research for Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition from

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Buckle Up: Scientists Warn of Rougher Flights Caused by Climate Change

Buckle Up: Scientists Warn of Rougher Flights Caused by Climate Change

Photo via Shutterstock For the last few decades scientists have warned governments about climate change and the less obvious consequences of a warmer planet. So far we know that icy landscapes will

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WarmingWorks Sells Land That Will Become Beachfront Property by 2050

WarmingWorks Sells Land That Will Become Beachfront Property by 2050

Jealous of your neighbor's beachfront vacation home but don't want to shell out the big bucks to buy one of your own? Don't worry -- a company called WarmingWorks wants to help. This innovative startup is

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Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Northern boreal forests are easily recognized for their majestic trees and have been credited with helping to sequester much of the world's carbon dioxide. It was originally thought that vegetative matter

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Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Whether it is a fruity Napa merlot or an oaky and acidic Chablis chardonnay, any wine lover will tell you that each variety of grape and the region in which it is grown gives each wine a unique character.

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Earth Hour 2013 is Tonight! (And Yes, Turning Off the Lights Does Make a Difference)

Earth Hour 2013 is Tonight! (And Yes, Turning Off the Lights Does Make a Difference)

Tonight, at 8:30 pm local time, houses and commercial buildings all over the world will suddenly go dark. No, it's not a global power outage, it's Earth Hour! Started in 2007, this annual event has become

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Global Warming Might Lead to a Goat Population Explosion

Global Warming Might Lead to a Goat Population Explosion

Photo via Shutterstock We all know global warming has a huge number of devastating effects on the planet - from the melting of the polar ice caps to increased desertification and the extinction of

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Concrete Made with Biofuel Waste is Strong, Durable, and Has a Lower Carbon Footprint

Concrete Made with Biofuel Waste is Strong, Durable, and Has a Lower Carbon Footprint

Photo via Shutterstock In the crusade to cut global CO2 emissions, we tend look to power plants, cars, and manufacturing. Nowadays, our building materials are also garnering attention, and researchers

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Hurricanes as Large as Katrina Could Become 10x More Likely With 2 Degree Global Temperature Increase

Hurricanes as Large as Katrina Could Become 10x More Likely With 2 Degree Global Temperature Increase

We would like to think of natural disasters as incidents that occur only once in a blue moon, yet studies show that horribly destructive storms are becoming more common. Research by climatologists

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Polar Umbrella: Ice Sheet Regenerating Skyscraper Wins the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

Polar Umbrella: Ice Sheet Regenerating Skyscraper Wins the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

Research shows that the polar ice caps have melted faster in last 20 years than in the last 10,000. Polar regions have experienced dramatic melting trends which are responsible for a fifth of the global

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Researchers Study Mountain Forests to Understand the Impact of Climate Change

Researchers Study Mountain Forests to Understand the Impact of Climate Change

We often focus on what impact climate change is having on the oceans and rainforests across the globe, but sometimes we forget to look at how it is affecting vital areas like mountain forests. Mountain

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British Bedmap2 Study Reveals Antarctica Beneath the Ice

British Bedmap2 Study Reveals Antarctica Beneath the Ice

If you’ve ever wondered what lurks beneath the expansive glaciers covering Antarctica, wonder no more. The British Antarctic Survey has created a topographic rendering of the continent, outlining every

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Japan Successfully Taps ‘Flammable Ice’ as an Energy Source for the First Time

Japan Successfully Taps ‘Flammable Ice’ as an Energy Source for the First Time

Japan is faced with a number of challenges when it comes to domestic energy production - the country is the world's largest importer of natural gas, and since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown it has

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China’s Autonomous Antarctic Polar Rover Powered by UGE’s HoYi! Wind Turbine

China’s Autonomous Antarctic Polar Rover Powered by UGE’s HoYi! Wind Turbine

Beijing's Aeronautics and Astronautics University just launched their "Polar Rover,” an autonomous research vessel that is exploring the effects of global warming on Antarctica. The 300 kilogram machine

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Algae Growth Resulting from Glacial Melt Could Help Curb Climate Change

Algae Growth Resulting from Glacial Melt Could Help Curb Climate Change

Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to tackling the enormous challenge of curbing climate change, we humans may need to look to some very small organisms for help. A study published in the

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Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High

Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High

Image by Airs Science Team, NASA/JPL Is it getting hot in here? Absolutely. Don't let the recent snowfall fool you: 2012 was the hottest year on record for the U.S. and the future isn't looking much

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Trade in Polar Bear Parts to Continue Unabated Following Failed US CITES Bid

Trade in Polar Bear Parts to Continue Unabated Following Failed US CITES Bid

Photo via Shutterstock The United States proposal to ban the sale of polar bear parts was struck down yesterday after a bitter fight at the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species conference in

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Australian Government Links Recent Extreme Weather to Global Warming for the First Time

Australian Government Links Recent Extreme Weather to Global Warming for the First Time

Australia has had one heck of a summer this year, from flooding to fires and multiple record high temperatures. But until now, the link between these events and climate change has largely been ignored by

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Scientists Report Dramatic Jump in Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2012, Predict Faster Warming

Scientists Report Dramatic Jump in Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2012, Predict Faster Warming

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning jumped dramatically over the past year, making it unlikely that global warming can be limited to 2 degrees by 2020, which was an international

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Washington State Official Says Cyclists Emit More CO2 Than Motorists and Must be Taxed

Washington State Official Says Cyclists Emit More CO2 Than Motorists and Must be Taxed

Photo via Shutterstock In a bid to raise funds for a $10 billion transportation bill in Washington State, legislators want to impose a $25 tax on all bicycles that cost more than $500. When local

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