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Drought-Stricken African Region May Finally Bloom, Thanks to Incoming Monsoon

European scientists say there is hope that a parched swath of Africa could suddenly start to receive heavy seasonal rainfall.

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 READ MORE
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Study Concludes That Climate Change Will Worsen U.S. Poverty

Climate change, left unchecked, is expected to make the U.S. poorer and more unequal. (Pictured: A house in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.)

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States and Industries Face Increasing Legal Actions on Climate Change

Citizens and environmental groups are turning to the courts to press governments and corporations to fulfill their obligations.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE

The Food Industry Is Cooking the Planet

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

Bigger Isn’t Better for Energy Savings

The desire for more spacious cars and houses is canceling out energy savings made by environmentally friendly improvements to heating and transport.

Posted on May 20, 2017 READ MORE

The Shrinking Oil Industry

Many of the oil services companies employed when new fields are developed have been laying off workers, and oil companies have been taking write-downs of their assets.

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Climate Change Legislation Surges Worldwide

More than 1,200 climate laws have been introduced since 1997, with a sharp rise in the number of countries taking legislative action since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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Humans Are Better at Rapid Change Than We Think

A new study provides evidence that people are capable of radically altering the world, offering hope in the face of climate change.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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

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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.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 READ MORE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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