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Environment

Ozone hole 2013

The ozone hole over the South Pole on September 16, 2013. The ozone hole was slightly smaller in 2013 than the average for recent decades.<p>The ozone …

Ozone

Associated Press News

Deadly 'apocalyptic' storm floods Sardinia

ROME (AP) — The Mediterranean island of Sardinia, prized by the jet-set for its white sand beaches and crystal-clear seas, was a flood-ravaged mud bath Tuesday after a freak torrential rainstorm killed at least 17 people, downed bridges and swept away cars.<p>Italian Premier Enrico Letta declared a …

Extreme Weather Risk Index Unveiled at UN Climate Talks

By Paul Brown<p>Haiti topped the chart as the country most at risk from extreme weather events in this year’s Global Climate Risk Index, because of the …

Global warming since 1997 more than twice as fast as previously estimated, new study shows

A new paper published in The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society fills in the gaps in the UK Met Office HadCRUT4 surface temperature data set, and finds that the global surface warming since 1997 has happened more than twice as fast as the HadCRUT4 estimate. This short video …

2012 Was 10th Hottest Year Ever, as Global Warming Continues to Charge Forward

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>There is both good and bad news when it comes to global warming, according to a new climate study published by the National …

Namibia drought sparks global warming debate

The severe drought that is devastating Namibia has prompted questions over the potential influence of global warming in the disaster.<p>Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba believes climate change may be to blame for the drought in the country, which is currently hosting the United Nations …

Is Global Warming Really Slowing Down?

Fox News in October 2012. Screenshot: <a href="http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/31/10-dumbest-things-fox-said-about-climate-change/191859">Media …

Polar Bear Tragically Starves to Death Because of Global Warming

It’s always sad to see dead animals in the wild, but the death of this 16-year-old male polar bear found dead on a beach north of Norway is …

Dangerous global warming could be reversed, say scientists

Global warming could be reversed using a combination of burning trees and crops for energy, and capturing and storing carbon dioxide underground (CCS), according to an analysis by scientists. But experts cautioned that trying such an approach after temperatures had passed dangerous levels could be …

Arctic shipping quadruples in past year as global warming melts sea ice.

For years people have been speculating that the melting of Arctic sea ice due to climate change would open new shipping lanes. In fact, it’s …

Oil Spill Locks Down Galveston Bay

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than 168,000 gallons of oil leaked into Galveston Bay over the weekend after a cargo ship …