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The Paris climate deal won’t save us – our future depends on de-growth

The success of the Paris climate deal depends on ‘negative emission’ technologies that have never been proven at scale<p>When Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate deal, the world reacted with outrage. And rightly so: the agreement represents a remarkable achievement in …

Climate

Blue America reaches out to the world, ignoring Trump

States and cities are forming a kind of parallel national government around climate change.<p>Even before President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, it was clear that he intended to lead the US on a fossil fuel bender. He has made it crystal clear that the …

Climate

Satellite temperature data, leaned on by climate change doubters, revised sharply upward

The world is getting warmer at a steady clip, it has not stopped in recent years, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re measuring the temperature from the surface of the Earth or space.<p>This conclusion is strongly supported by a new study that applied corrections to obtain a more accurate and, …

Climate Change

16 striking murals that show the devastating effects of climate change

A large sweeping mural in the far north of Canada says all you need to know about a new climate change awareness project: "Know I'm Here" is painted …

Human Emotions Really Are Affected by Gut Bacteria, New Study Suggests

Trust your gut.<p>The more we find out about the bacteria that live in our gut, the more we're coming to realise how these microbiota could have an …

Medical Research

Bad news for climate contrarians – 'the best data we have' just got hotter

The favorite satellite data of contrarians like Ted Cruz corrected for some errors and ended up hotter<p>A new paper just published in the Journal of Climate is a stunning setback for the darling of cherry-picking for contrarian scientists and elected officials. Let’s walk though this so we appreciate …

Climate Change

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

<b>Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change.</b><p>Prof Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like Venus.<p>He also feared aggression was "inbuilt" in …

Donald Trump

Here's What Earth Would Look Like If All The Ice Melted

Regardless of your thoughts on climate change, the world’s ice is measurably melting and at a rapid pace. Given recent trends in record warm years, it’s likely that melting will continue at an unprecedented rate for decades to come. Hence, it’s useful to explore extreme scenarios whereby all ice on …

Climate Change

Antarctica: Larsen C breakoff could have ′dire consequences′ | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 03.07.2017

A massive piece of an ice shelf in West Antarctica is poised to break off any day now. A possible collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf has scientists …

Climate Change

How a 50,000-year-old forest reflects today's climate change

Researchers have discovered a preserved section of 50,000-year-old forest 10 miles off the coast of Alabama in 60 feet of water that might provide …

Sea Level

PHOTOS: This Is What It Looks Like When A New Apple Comes To Town

Apple growers in Washington state, who dominate American apple production, are starting to plant a new kind of apple. It's the fastest launch of a new variety in history.<p>These farmers have been looking for a new variety to grow. Older types of apples, like Red Delicious, have fallen out of favor …

Washington State University

Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn

Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change.<p>The report …

Climate Change

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

<b>Renowned Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot and injured in an ambush at her conservation park in central Kenya.</b><p>The author of the best-selling memoir I Dreamed of Africa was airlifted to hospital for treatment.<p>Ms Gallmann, 73, owns the Laikipia Nature Conservancy.<p>She also ran a …

Africa

The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate. Here’s what this means for human security.

Climate change is more than melting ice caps and swamped islands. The environmental effects of climate change — droughts, floods and severe weather, for instance — have increasingly put more people on the move.<p>In 2015, the U.N. Refugee Agency counted 65.3 million people around the world as …

Climate Change

In The Rockies, Climate Change Spells Trouble For Cutthroat Trout

There's an unplanned experiment going on in the northern Rocky Mountains. What's happening is that spring is arriving earlier, and it's generally warmer and drier than usual. And that's messing with some of the fish that live there.<p>The fish is the iconic cutthroat trout. It's a native North …

Fishing

The Eco-Friendly Hacks for People Who Don't Want to Give Up Everything

Who wouldn't want to live a more sustainable lifestyle in 2017? While minimalism and decluttering are on the rise, and overly ostentatious displays …

Sustainability

This 370-square-foot house is built for a family of four

Proof of an innovative design<p>Build it right and 370 square feet can be enough for a family, at least for a while. A family of four lived in this tiny house for more than two years, a testament to its careful design.<p>The family is moving on, so the tiny house must move on, too. They’re offering it at …

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year.<p>Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and …

Startups

China firms accused of impeding, detaining pollution inspectors | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has punished firms in the provinces of Shandong and Hebei, suspending operations and detaining employees after pollution inspection teams were impeded and apprehended while carrying out their duties, the environment ministry said on Tuesday.<p>China has identified law …

Environmentalism

The Growing Case for Geoengineering - MIT Technology Review

David Mitchell pulls into the parking lot of the Desert Research Institute, an environmental science outpost of the University of Nevada, perched in …

Climate Change

Images Reveal a Crack in One of Greenland's Largest Glaciers, And Scientists Are Worried

Not even NASA saw this one coming.<p>New NASA photos have revealed an unusual crack forming across Greenland's Petermann Glacier, threatening to release …

Global Warming

Crime 'threatens nearly half the world's natural heritage sites'

<b>Poaching, illegal logging and fishing are threatening endangered species in some of the world's most iconic natural sites, according to a report.</b><p>Conservation charity WWF says almost half of the world's 200 designated natural heritage sites are "plagued" by wildlife criminals.<p>These include the last …

Great Barrier Reef

Sea level rise could send U.S. 'climate migrants' fleeing to Austin, Atlanta

Sea level rise is typically thought of as a coastal problem, with cities from New York to San Francisco pondering new coastal defenses such as sea …

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse<p>An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an …

Global Warming

How To Plan For The End Of A Town

Resist. Rebuild. Reinforce. But what about retreat?<p>A few decades ago, the idea of “managed retreat,” or the planned abandonment of an area, town, or city in the face of natural hazards, would have seemed quixotic. But it’s an increasingly real possibility for communities all over the world, faced …

Staten Island

Climate change could make future flights a lot rougher

Airplane rides could get extra bumpy in the future thanks to climate change. Turbulence could become two to three times more common because of it, according to a new study from the University of Reading.<p>The study, published in <i>Advances in Atmospheric Sciences</i>, is the first to investigate turbulence …

Climate Change
Climate Change

Inside the renegade Republican movement for tackling climate change

Will the GOP listen?<p>When Alex Bozmoski was in college, he didn’t believe climate change was real. He was “a very active conservative Republican,” he says, who “loved making noise.” In high school, he started a newspaper called <i>The Right Idea</i>; the logo was an eagle gripping a Christian cross. And at …

Climate

Nine-year-old sues Indian government over climate change inaction

Ridhima Pandey, daughter of green activist, urges ministers to reduce emissions to limit impact on younger generations<p>A nine-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action on climate change, warning that young people will pay the price for the country’s …

Government (India)

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

The Brain