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It will be a profound irony if NASA`s lasting value will be to document from space the planet`s decline.
Case in point: The agency released today a scientific visualization video showing the transition of the entire African rainforest in ...
The Congo Basin will face disproportionately high levels of global warming by 2050 due to deforestation, researchers have warned.
Shrinking rainforest cover means the area will heat up by an additional 0.7C by mid-century, on top of the ...
The portion of days with warm weather in the U.S. have increased by 25 percent over the past 50 years according to a new data analysis. The analysis draws on publicly available data and represents the tip of the iceberg for how publicly available ...
In November 2013, American climate
scientist Richard Heede, of the Colorado-based Climate
Accountability Institute, published a paper with a revolutionary thesis. After nine years of researching the energy industry in dozens of countries, he ...
This is a story about bad timing.One of the most disturbing ways that climate change
is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming." This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step ...
Declining coral reef health is threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people living in the coastal tropics, according to a study by University of Queensland researchers.
Lead author Dr Alice Rogers said coral reefs ...
Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward ...
Observing that climate change
is altering the planet in ways that will have profound impacts
on humankind, US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to protect environment for a healthy and sustainable future.
"Today, we face a ...
Sixty-eight percent of African Americans live within thirty miles of a coal-fired power plant, the zone of maximum exposure to pollutants that cause an array of ailments, from heart disease to birth defects. Communities of color breathe in nearly ...
The Obama administration has once again punted the politically charged decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in a move that will likely delay a final ruling past November's congressional elections.
The U.S. State Department said Friday it ...
The Aquino administration should heed the United Nations and stop the construction of 17 coal plants and shift to renewable energy in light of last Monday’s report of the UN scientific panel on climate change
, according to a civil society ...
It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighborhoods and marooning the survivors ...
The die is cast and if the world doesn't start to eliminate the enormous amount of pollution in our oceans and drastically reduce green house gases the already noticeable harmful effects of global warming will spiral out of control sooner than we ...
Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change
, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests.Overall, the number of large ...
The latest United Nations report on the impacts
of climate change
is playing out like a Greek tragedy. In the Greek myth, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo. When she failed to return his love, Apollo issued a curse so that her ...
Unseasonal rains, freak snowstorms and droughts because of global warming may be becoming the new normal but now the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
in its recent report has offered a glimmer of hope. The severe impacts
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.
In a surprise announcement Friday as ...
The saltwater angling community is doing victory laps after finally gaining some parity with its commercial competition in federal management circles.
It's a well-deserved celebration after a long, uphill battle.
But now it's ...
A new study is helping astrobiologists understand how climate change
may shape the future of life on Earth.
As we approach the end of the next century, many scientists believe that we could be facing increasingly severe droughts due to ...
Those wind turbines endlessly turning on the hill near your home tell of a changing world. So do the fields of solar panels sprouting from the deserts of California to the plains of Germany. But the world is not changing fast enough, says the ...
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced the call to action from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change
in a statement issued [this ...
William Tell, in popular legend, takes a stand against a system that undermined his human dignity – tyranny and oppression. He refused to bow down before the hat of the evil bailiff Gessler, but was then forced to shoot an apple off his son’s ...
Limiting global warming to 2C from pre-industrial times – the threshold widely agreed by scientists as the target for climate change
mitigation efforts – will not be enough to prevent widespread and substantial change
s across Europe, according to ...
JAMAICA'S CLIMATE Change
Framework Policy and Action Plan could receive parliamentary approval early this new financial year, following a series of public consultations to inform amendments to the document.
"We have gone through the ...