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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 …

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 …

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

By Jason Samenow<p>Jason Samenow<p>Editor and writer covering weather and climate<p>Email Bio Follow<p>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 …

Research

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 …

Murals

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Antarctica

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 …

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 …

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

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

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>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 …

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 …

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

By Kelly M. McFarland and<p>Vanessa Lide<p>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 …

Foreign Policy

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

Hill swears by the "buy less but better" approach when it comes to decorating. "I avoid anything that is trendy and therefore won't last long from an …

Hacking

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 …

Stainless Steel

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 …

Sustainability

China firms accused of impeding, detaining pollution inspectors

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Climate Change

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

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 unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.<p>The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, …

University of Washington

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 …

Climate change could make future flights a lot rougher

Turbulence could double or triple later this century.<p>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</i> …

The 'simple question' that can change your mind about global warming

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fox News anchor Chris Wallace earlier this week asked one of the most important questions put to the Trump administration during its first 100 days in office.<p>"Simple question, what if you're wrong?" he asked on Sunday.<p>Wallace directed this short-but-mind-blowingly-critical question at Scott …

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 …

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

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 inaction.<p>In the petition filed with the National Green Tribunal, a special court for environment-related cases, Ridhima …

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, …