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Pentagon survey details effects of climate change on military sites

WASHINGTON – A new Pentagon report identifies military facilities vulnerable to climate change, documenting the effect of flooding, drought and …

Antarctica: World's largest ice sheet the size of Spain has a hidden ocean beneath that is warming

The Ross Ice Shelf, which is roughly the size of Spain and around 1km thick, hides an ocean which is "warming and freshening" in an unexpected way.<p>1 …

China has built a huge floating solar farm on top of a deserted coal mine

Floating Solar<p>The world’s largest floating solar farm, sitting on a lake that used to be a coal mine, is China’s latest effort to showcase its …

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030 - IBTimes India

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

Humidity will make some parts of the world unlivable in 50 years

Some say the world will end in fire, others say ice — but it’s the humidity that’ll do us in, according to a new study.<p>As the earth warms, temperatures and seas aren’t all that will rise. Very humid days will occur at about double the rate of high-temperature days alone, according to researchers at …

Climate Change

Can We Suck Enough CO2 From The Air To Save The Climate?

As we try to slow our carbon emissions, we also need to get carbon out of the air. A new industry is springing up to meet the challenge, but can it scale fast enough?<p>If humans stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, we’d still have a problem: Since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels and …

Fossil Fuels

New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry

New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry. The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 …

Fossil Fuels

Can renewable power offset bitcoin's massive energy demands?

Some miners are going green, but will that be enough?<p>Up in the Austrian Alps, inside two hydropower mills, a start-up called HydroMiner keeps high-power computers, CPUs, and servers running around the clock. These machines suck in a steady 600 Kilowatts of cheap hydroelectric power as they seek to …

Bitcoin

Forests destroyed in wildfires not recovering due to climate change, scientists reveal

A new study suggests hotter climates resulting from global warming may prevent forests from regenerating after wildfires.<p>Recent wildfires in …

Introducing the terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene

Owen Gaffney, <i>Stockholm University</i> and Will Steffen, <i>Australian National University</i><p>Here are some surprising facts about humans' effect on planet Earth. We have made enough concrete to create an exact replica of Earth 2mm thick. We have produced enough plastic to wrap Earth in clingfilm. We are …

Prices For Solar Panels Keep Falling, So Why Isn’t It Cheaper To Get Solar?

Now that we’ve made the tech affordable, we have to turn our attention to the less sexy parts of the business.<p>It’s never been cheaper to go solar. The installed price for home solar systems is less than half of what it was eight years ago. More than 1 million U.S. homes have now taken the plunge, …