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Earth Could Break Through a Major Climate Threshold in the Next 15 Years, Scientists Warn

A new report points to alarming possibilities about hazards triggered by climate change that could become reality in the near future.

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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

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Science Flies High to Unravel Clouds’ Climate Effects

Scientists take to the air to find out how the warming climate is affecting rainfall and storms.

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Global Warming Satellite Launch Is a Failure

NASA’s first effort to loft a satellite to help scientists determine where carbon dioxide is produced and stored around the globe ended in failure when the $270 million spacecraft crashed near Antarctica.

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China Gets the (Sooty) Gold in Power Emissions

China’s unceasing economic growth has always worried environmentalists, and a new report by the Center for Global Development may put those concerns on a new level. After increasing power-plant emissions by a third this year, China’s coal-based power sector is poised to be the most polluting in the world ... even worse than that of the United States.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008 READ MORE


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Virgin Galactic’s High-Flying Mother Ship Unveiled

Sometime soon, thrill-seekers with the funds and the desire to plunk down $200K to experience four minutes of weightlessness more than 60 miles above the Earth will have the chance, thanks to Virgin CEO and astro-preneur Richard Branson.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 READ MORE


High Court to Hear Global Warming Case

From the AP: “The Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a case that could determine whether the Bush administration must change course in how it deals with the threat of global warming.”

Posted on Nov 27, 2006 READ MORE


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An Inconveniently Smelly Truth

A Nobel laureate has proposed shooting sulfur into the atmosphere as an emergency measure to curb global warming. The short-term fix would not solve the problem, but would buy some time by temporarily reflecting some of the sun’s energy away from the planet.

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Earth on Fast Track to Warming

Greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere at a rate 30 times faster than the rate of emissions that caused a period of intense warming in the Earth’s past, concludes a scientific panel in St. Louis.

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Global Warming Is Found to Be Past ‘Tipping Point’

An investigative report by The Independent (of London) concludes that a critical rise in world temperatures is now unavoidable. Comparing notes with leading scientists, the newspaper discovered that we’ve already apparently passed the point of no return. | story

Posted on Feb 11, 2006 READ MORE


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