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Trash burning around the globe is worsening air pollution, pumping more emissions into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to a new study.
More than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned in such fires, emitting gases ...
The effects of climate change
will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” within the next few decades if countries burn more than just one-quarter of the fossil fuel reserves already found, according to a major new U.N. draft report. Already, ...
Human influence on the planet's climate
is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts
on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science ...
Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate
-warming gas, according to UC Irvine and Princeton ...
Open burning of trash, as seen here in General Santos, Philippines, is a global phenomenon that has significant effects on air quality. Credit: Photo courtesy Global Environment Facility [Click to enlarge image]
Unregulated trash burning ...
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
The United Nations' Intergovernmental ...
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental ...
If you’re driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy ...
Efforts launched to curb greenhouse gas emissions could pay for themselves, according to a new study investigating the potential healthcare savings of reductions in pollution.
It is already widely accepted by scientists that ...
An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change
The heat wave caused the loss of more than 90 percent of the dominant seagrass in some ...
On the subject of climate change
, Florida Gov. Rick Scott usually parrots the same “I’m not a scientist” excuse on which many of his Republican colleagues rely. Several scientists decided to help Scott out, and sent him a letter in June, saying ...
The most complete audit ever assembled of Antarctic sea life is to be published this week.
Continue reading the main story Cushion stars, feeding on seal faeces in shallow water off Antarctica
More than 9,000 species, from ...
What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts?Not the price we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts
, from birth to burger, and beyond. ...
It’s not just the impact of organic foods on personal health that concerns consumers. Organic consumers express rising concern over the destructive impacts
of industrial agriculture and factory farms on the environment, climate
, animal welfare, ...
Raised in isolated villages in the Brazilian Amazon, Joenia Batista de Carvalho grew up loving nature and taking pride in her tribe's customs, way of life and Indian identity.
Carvalho is a Wapixana Indian, one of five tribes totalling ...
The first comprehensive study ever issued on the economic costs that uncontrolled climate change
would inflict on South Asia predicts a staggering burden that would hit the region's poorest the hardest.
of climate change
Buildings, roads, and other infrastructure that make up urban environments typically make cities hotter than surrounding rural areas, a condition known as an urban heat island.
If you live in Albuquerque, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland or ...
Note: Climate change
is the overarching environmental issue of our time and I'm a huge proponent of urging national and world leaders to take action. However, I often wonder what it is they're going to do once a treaty is signed to reduce CO2 ...
will affect South Asia more than most other regions. South Asia’s weather is likely to become hotter than the global average, while monsoon rains and heavy storms will increase in most parts of the region. Mountainous countries ...
Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate
Summit on Sept. 23, "Carbon" attempts to move the debate forward, exploring how governments worldwide are putting a price on carbon through carbon trading or carbon taxes. "Carbon" is the first film in Green World ...
This is the second part of series examining the impact of forest loss on Siberian tigers. Part I discussed overall forest loss in the region and its major drivers.
The very fact that there are Siberian tigers in the world today is ...
Marine life in the Caribbean has been badly hurt in recent decades by everything from an introduced pathogen that killed off reef-grooming sea urchins to more familiar insults like overfishing and impacts
of tourism and coastal ...
Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse. In the future, this combination of urbanization and climate change
could raise urban temperatures to levels that threaten human ...
Walking along the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale and admiring the 60-foot yachts docked alongside impressive homes, it's hard to imagine that this city could suffer the same financial fate as Detroit. But it is almost as hard to imagine how they ...
The "pause' in global warming may last another decade before surface temperatures start rising again, according to scientists who say heat is being stored in the depths of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
Global average surface ...