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Another way the U.S. could be the world's climate laggard under Trump: Deforestation

As President-elect Trump prepares to take office and usher a wave of climate change deniers into power, one of Earth's most vital natural defense …

Extreme rain storms in the US could increase by 400% due to climate change

The forecast of America’s future includes a 400 percent increase in the number of extreme rain storms if climate change has its way. Six scientists …

5 Cool Strategies To Lower Your Energy Footprint

Since the Stone Age, man has depended on various forms of energy to power their day to day activities, some of which include simple chores.

Environmental News Roundup

What's new on our planet, ICYMI<p>August and September are the hottest on record, with August tying July for the hottest month in history. They are the …

Bill Gates is pledging to fight climate change. Is the Trump meeting a big contradiction?

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is fighting climate change with an investment of $1 billion. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, reportedly …

Exxon's longtime CEO would be America's emissary on climate change

Can a career oil man help save the planet?<p>That's one key question asPresident-elect Donald Trump prepares to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.<p>As secretary of state, Tillerson would be the country's key emissary on climate issues. He could negotiate a U.S. exit from the …

FEMA's Director Wants Capitalism to Protect Us From Climate Change

If only developers would stop acting like socialists: a Q&A with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate.<p>In January, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate gave states a choice for dealing with climate change. Option A: Do nothing about the rising toll of extreme weather, and hope …

Ammonia Has Been Detected in Earth's Lower Atmosphere For The First Time

There's no escaping it.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth's …

This Is How Bad New Delhi's Air Pollution Is

Methane emissions are racing toward nightmare status.

Concentrations of the potent greenhouse gas rose faster and faster in the last decade, and particularly in the last two years, according to two new …

On climate change, angels and demons are battling over Trump’s soul

There are signs that a war may be brewing over President-elect Donald Trump’s climate legacy, and the bad guys are winning.<p>In one corner: Team Ivanka<p>His daughter Ivanka appears to be establishing a role as the one person who might prevent the Trump administration from undoing all of the progress …

Climate

Higher methane levels make fight against global warming more difficult

Methane levels have shot up over the previous decade according to a new report. The reason for the uptick is not well understood, but may stem from …

California takes charge: Democrats’ domination may save climate program

Sacramento may take over as the nation’s leader in the fight against global warming<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>As Democrats in Congress confront the specter of watching as the country’s climate policies are dismantled by President-elect Donald Trump, key gains by the party …

Jane Fonda targets Trump over climate and inequality: 'A boy in the bully pulpit'

The screen legend and activist Jane Fonda said she’s prepared to do “whatever I need to do” to counter a Donald Trump administration, and called the president-elect a sexist “boy in a bully pulpit” who is missing an opportunity to be an eco-hero.<p>The actor let loose on Trump’s choice to head the …

Donald Trump

Miami Beach Mayor: Florida Needs a Trump Wall to Protect It—From Climate Change

Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign for President, he repeatedly promised to build a wall along our Southern border to stymie the flow of illegal …

Trump launches "witch hunt" for government employees who worked on climate change policy

At the same time Donald Trump was taking meetings with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, the president-elect was selecting a climate change skeptic and …

Donald Trump

A Glimpse of Earth in 10,000 Years

Climate change means the end of our world, but the beginning of another—one with a new set of species and ecosystems.<p><i>This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the …

2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent Is Lowest On Record

The sea ice cap of the Arctic appeared to reach its annual maximum winter extent on Feb. 25, 2015, according to data from the NSIDC.

This is climate skeptics’ latest argument about melting polar ice — and why it’s wrong

We’ve had two weeks of worrying news about the melting of Antarctica. The Larsen C and especially the remaining Larsen B ice shelves appear vulnerable to collapse, even as the glaciers of the Southern Antarctic Peninsula region have just been shown to be pouring large volumes of water into the …

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat …

The oceans are warming faster than climate models predicted

As I have said many times on this blog, if you want to know how much “global warming” is happening, you really have to be able to measure “ocean warming”. That is because more than 90% of the excess energy coming to the Earth from greenhouse gases goes into the ocean waters. My colleagues and I …

Climate Change

Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it

How many deaths does climate change have to cause before someone takes responsibility? Our current use of fossil fuels has “potentially catastrophic effects for human health and human survival”, according to a major new report released on Tuesday by medical journal the Lancet and University College …

Climate

Siberian tiger population rising thanks to Putin & WWF

The endangered Siberian tiger is making a comeback, a fresh census has found. The numbers have increased about 10 percent over the last decade, …

Iberian Griffon vultures are being slowly poisoned by lead - Conservation

By now you probably know about the risks facing California Condors. Following a remarkable captive breeding and reintroduction program, the …

Vultures

How Scientists Are Solving the Mystery of What Killed Half the World's Saiga

120,000 saiga antelope were wiped out in just a matter of weeks. Here's how researchers are figuring out what happened.<p>When we hear about huge losses in an endangered species, it's usually over the course of several months or years, and it's often the fault of humans. But sometimes, nature can …

Climate change’s tragic toll: The Arctic, two missing researchers & unsettling questions about a warming planet

We still don’t know what happened to two top researchers, but their disappearance raises disturbing questions<p>Early in the morning of April 29, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Resolute Bay, a small Inuit community in the far northern reaches of Canada, received a distress call from Marc …

Same old excuse made by Nebraskan's to justify killing injured lion in Omaha: What makes Midwesterners so afraid?

Early yesterday evening, staff at Omaha's Project Harmony, a child protective center, reported finding a mountain lion on the property. For the next …

Wildlife

Current Events: How a “Warm Blob” is Messing with the Ocean Currents, Weather and Wildlife

California has been in the news lately for the impacts of its ongoing drought on agriculture, forests, and municipal water. Far less attention has …

March 2015 made climate history, and not in a good way

For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming …

Climate Change

Melting Arctic ice changing weather patterns, scientists say

Scientists are warning of an increasing environmental chain reaction as the melting of Arctic ice hits a new record this year.<p>This winter, the ice at …