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Climate Change Promises Rough Ride for Airlines

Passengers on transatlantic flights face scary moments as climate change driven by carbon dioxide emissions increases turbulence.

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Climate Change Will Make American Farmers’ Lives More Difficult

New research indicates that weather patterns are becoming more volatile and extreme, so farmers must find new ways to adapt.

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 READ MORE



Book Suggests That as a Result of Our Environmental Actions, We Are Contemplating Our Own Extinction

Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in a new geological era—one that will not be pleasant, according to public ethics professor Clive Hamilton’s “Defiant Earth.”

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Studies of Two Reefs Reveal They May Be Damaged Beyond Recovery

The Pacific Ocean’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE



A Quiet Revolution Is Helping to Save the Planet From Climate Change

The consumption of electricity in many European nations is falling, a result of sustainability and energy efficiency efforts that could be used across the world. 

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Budget Proposal Underscores His Lack of Concern Over Climate Change

If anything, proposed cutbacks to environmental programs are more extensive than expected.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE



How Eating More Vegetables and Less Meat Benefits the Planet as Well as Our Health

New research shows that even a modest switch toward a vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice

New research analyzes the decline of the region’s ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE



Scientists Seek to Slice Bread’s Climate Impact

From cultivating the soil to transporting flour, everything about bread has helped warm the globe and change the climate.

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 READ MORE



Water and Soil Muddy Thinking About Carbon Budgets

New research on ponds and lakes means a rethink is needed on tackling climate change.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE



Climate Change Threatens Creatures of the Deep

Warming seas and increasing acidification could mean starvation and extinction for deep-sea creatures such as the pictured sea cucumber.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 READ MORE



Bill Could Put the Amazon at Risk by Opening Huge Area to Mining

Environmental campaigners fear that removing protection from millions of acres of rainforest will facilitate exploitation.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE



Spring Moves Forward at a Record Rate

As global warming throws the seasons out of sync, an early spring causes problems for flora and fauna in the Northern Hemisphere.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 READ MORE



Climate Change Stems Flow of the Colorado River

One of the longest U.S. waterways, the river has lost 20 percent of its flow since 2000, according to the journal Water Resources Research.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE



Battery Research Boosts Prospects of Renewable Energy Sources

Scientists have moved one step closer to the industry’s dream: batteries that can store large amounts of energy cheaply for long periods.

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 READ MORE



The North Atlantic Might Cool Sooner and Faster Than Predicted

Climatologists posit an almost 50 percent chance that the water temperature in the Labrador Sea will drop rapidly within the next decade.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE



China Trumps U.S. in Tackling Climate Change

China’s impressive emissions targets are more significant than Donald Trump’s threat to exit the Paris Agreement.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE



Will U.K. Tidal Project Start a Global Energy Revolution?

Britain is poised to exploit tidal energy, a renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear power and more reliable than wind.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 READ MORE



These Fossil Fuel Bypasses Could Soon Be on the Market

Innovative ideas by scientists and engineers to combat climate change show what the world could be like without fossil fuel.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



European Trains Go the Renewable Route

Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on green energy since Jan. 1, and now the U.K. and Belgium are following in their tracks.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE



Methane Emissions From Oil Production Are Higher Than Feared

A new study shows emissions up to twice as high as those estimated by “simplistic” data collection systems.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE



Wind Turbines Head for Home Again

Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own turbines as part of a clean-energy revolution.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE



Streaming Video Drives Up Global CO2 Emissions

Watching your favorite streamed TV series may seem harmless, but the electricity consumed by the growing demand for video is leaving a hefty carbon footprint.

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There Will Be Less Mild Weather as the World Warms

The warming atmosphere will mean a rise in mild weather for parts of the U.S., but a gradual global drop, scientists find.

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 READ MORE



The Cold War Spurred Arctic Climate Research

Western postwar scientific studies in the Arctic were primarily driven by military concerns about Soviet activities in the region.

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 READ MORE



Loss of Wild Forest Continues to Accelerate, Study Shows

Almost 386,102 square miles of natural forest disappeared between 2000 and 2013, along with its ability to absorb carbon and reduce warming.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE



Human Actions Caused 2016’s Record Heat, Scientists Say

The World Meteorological Organization reports that the temperature increase was significant and its speed was striking.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 READ MORE



U.S. Faces ‘Abrupt and Substantial’ Crop Losses

Rising temperatures will lead to massive harvest decline in the U.S., which will cause problems for developing countries, international study says.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE



New Map Reveals How Roads Devastate Nature

Scientists call for urgent protection of ecologically valuable roadless areas.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE



To Halt Sea Level Rise, the World Must Cut More Than Carbon

Short-lived greenhouse gases such as methane will continue to affect oceans for centuries, no matter how much nations reduce carbon, research suggests.

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 READ MORE



Solar Power to Rise From Nuclear Ashes

Chinese companies plan to spend $1 billion over the next two years building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE



Time and Money Run Out for a Nuclear Revival

The nuclear industry faces an uncertain future as the building boom is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE



Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Will Rise 25 Percent by 2040

Population growth will spur the increased need, and oil will remain the primary source, according to a corporate report.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE



Investors Wave Goodbye to Palm Oil Dollars

A major U.S. financial firm has begun to divest from plantations that produce an oil widely used in processed foods—and it hopes others will follow.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



Paris Accord’s Warming Limit Could Increase Fish Catches

Scientists calculate that worldwide fish yields could rise by millions of metric tons a year if nations stick to the Paris Agreement on global warming.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Online Calculator Helps Cut Farms’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An internet tool now is available to quantify and control emissions released during the crop production cycle.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 READ MORE



Global Warming Already Is Causing Local Extinctions

Almost half of plant and animal species have disappeared from particular areas due to climate change, with the tropics suffering the most pronounced loss.

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 READ MORE



Cities, Cars and Other Human-Made Things Weigh 30 Trillion Metric Tons

The first attempt to measure the volume of stuff created by humankind reveals that it is at least 100,000 times heavier than the global human population.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE



Scientists Tinker With Plants to Boost Crop Yields and Carbon Storage

Modifying plants so they take in more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere offers hope of increasing crop yields and combating climate change.

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE



Africa’s Dust Is a Priceless Export

Scientists show how different the world would be without a sprinkling of wind-borne fine particles from Africa that fertilize oceans and forests.

Posted on Dec 3, 2016 READ MORE



Arctic Tipping Points Put Earth at Risk

A warming climate is exposing the Arctic to the possibility of radical changes that could endanger the rest of the planet, scientists say.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE



Corporations Face Billions of Dollars in Rising Water Costs

Droughts and floods linked to climate change are severely affecting companies’ financial performance globally.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



Bolivia Declares State of Emergency With Worst Drought in 25 Years

Climate change has shrunk Bolivian glaciers and left cities without water.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE



There’s No Going Back on Action Against Climate Change

Whatever policies the U.S. comes up with on climate change under the Trump presidency, the rest of the world intends to continue trying to save the planet.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



Warming Wreaks Havoc on Ecosystems

As climate change negotiations continue in Marrakech, scientists warn that global warming is affecting four-fifths of ecological processes vital to ecosystems.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 READ MORE



Trump’s Environmental Plans Spell Disaster

The president-elect has called global warming a hoax and denies climate science. What do his climate plans mean for international agreements?

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE



Deforestation Drives Up Brazil’s Carbon Emissions

Last year Brazil undertook drastic cuts to its carbon emissions, but newly released information shows that, in fact, they are rising.

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 READ MORE



Southern Spain Will Become a Desert if the Mediterranean Gets Hotter

Should temperatures in the region continue to rise, the dunes of the Sahara will march northward.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 READ MORE



Arctic Ocean Could Be Ice-Free Before Midcentury

By 2050, humans will have added enough carbon dioxide to earth’s atmosphere to melt all the Arctic’s sea ice, researchers predict.

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 READ MORE



Politicians Will Feel the Heat From Rising Temperatures

It’s not just the planet that climate change is bad for—it could also get more government leaders thrown out of office.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE


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