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‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Turbines Complicate U.S. Offshore Wind Plan

With state officials eyeing $56 billion of wind farm projects off the American coastline, developers are worried the turbines will need to be stamped …

First ship crosses Arctic in winter without an icebreaker as global warming causes ice sheets to melt

A ship has made a winter crossing of the Arctic without an icebreaker for the first time as global warming causes the region’s ice sheets to melt.<p>The …

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people flee

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew Tuesday in a dazzling …

We’re about to kill a massive, accidental experiment in reducing global warming - MIT Technology Review

Studies have found that ships have a net cooling effect on the planet, despite belching out nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide each year. That’s …

Scientists Discover 215 Miles Of Underwater Subterranean Caverns In Mexico With 12,000-Year-Old Artifacts

The underwater cave system is the largest of its kind in the world and is full of artifacts from the once flourishing Maya civilization.<p>After 10 …

Survey: Finns increasingly concerned about climate change

Finns have become increasingly concerned about climate change. Almost 60 percent of respondents to a recent Yle survey consider climate change to be …

Yes, it's freezing. But climate change is still real.

It’s cold this week. Really cold.<p>Firefighters saw water freezing in their hoses as they fought a blaze south of Montreal Thursday night, and farmers in the upper Midwest are worried about the fate of their winter wheat crop.<p>The bone-chilling temperatures that settled over the central and eastern …

Katowice: A European coal capital goes green

Nowhere in the EU is smog more suffocating than in southern Poland. This year, the polluted Polish mining city Katowice will host the COP24 climate …

Five things to watch as industry tackles methane in 2018

In closing out 2017, we are energized by successes in our work with oil and gas industry partners. And as we look forward to a new year and a fresh …

Fossil Fuels

King Tides to hit Vancouver shores starting Wednesday, bringing high water

Hell? No, high water.<p>That’s what Vancouverites can expect when the “King Tides” arrive on Wednesday and stick around until Jan. 7.<p><b>WATCH: Warning</b> …

Sea Level Rise Projections Double, Painting Terrifying Picture for Next Generation

(Photo: Maria Da Conceição Araujo / EyeEm / Getty Images)As California experienced one of its largest wildfires ever, future projections of global …

A mini Ice Age could hit by 2030 and save us from global warming, scientists claim

It’s the middle of the bleak midwinter right now and it feels as if it couldn’t possibly get any colder.<p>But Planet Earth could soon be shivering …

Here's why the US is getting colder while the world gets warmer

Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the U.S. is that upside down.<p>That's because the Arctic's <b>deeply</b> …

Global Warming

The search for alien life was just dealt a massive blow

With the incredible number of galaxies that mankind can observe from its tiny little perch here in the Milky Way, we know there are an absolutely …

The world’s astonishing dependence on fossil fuels hasn’t changed in 40 years

I report on and write about energy, and this chart still blows my mind. Every year since 1971, more than 80% of all our energy has come from fossil fuels. That’s still true today, which is surprising for two reasons. Most nuclear power plants came online between 1971 and 1990, and most renewable …

Clean Energy

Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could wipe out every coastal city in the world by the end of this century

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist.</i><p>In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilization hostage.<p>Stretching across a frozen plain more than 150 miles long, these glaciers, named Pine Island and Thwaites, have …

The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archeological record

The United States government recently published the Climate Science Special Report authored by 13 federal agencies, which states unequivocally that climate change is occurring and it is caused by human actions. The report follows several months of uncommonly strong hurricanes caused by …

Climate Change

The cost of installing solar energy is going to plummet again.

Utility-scale solar power costs could drop 60 percent over the next 10 years, provided the Trump administration refrains from tanking the solar …

Democrats: Trump EPA Nominee Michael Dourson Is Toxic Chemical Swamp Creature

WASHINGTON — Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., rallied chemical exposure victims and public health advocates on Tuesday to oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the nation’s top chemical regulator.<p>Michael Dourson, Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection …

BREAKING: Scotland bans fracking — indefinitely

Go, Scotland! After hearing an overwhelming response from the public on the process of fracking, the country’s government put an “effective ban” on …

Great Britain

If wind power is going to replace fossil fuels, we need bigger turbines

by nbcmach October 3, 2017 Earth & Energy 4377<p>Mark Harris<p>Wind Power<p>When it comes to building things, Eric Loth has his head in the clouds. This …

Renewable Energy

U.S. Tax Reform Would Leave Renewable Energy Out in the Cold

The prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market -- except for renewable …

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

SYDNEY (AP) — Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy …

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

Dementia

One of the world's biggest icebergs closer to splitting from Antarctica

<b>(CNN) —</b> A huge ice sheet more than half the size of Qatar could soon break off from Antarctica.<p>If the Larsen C breaks free, it'll be one of the world's biggest ever icebergs, measuring 6,000 square kilometers or 2,300 square miles.<p>That's the size of four Londons or more than seven New York Citys.<p>In …

European Space Agency

Climate researchers shot down Trump's EPA administrator in the nerdiest way imaginable

"We test this claim here."<p>With these words, climate scientists shot down a dubious claim from the controversial administrator of the Environmental …

Climate Change

Animations Show the Melting Arctic Sea Ice, and What the Earth Would Look Like When All of the Ice Melts

It's no secret that climate change has been taking a toll on the Arctic. But it's one thing to read about it, another thing to see it in action. …

Global Warming

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

California Leading The Way<p>On May 13, 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the …

Renewable Energy

A Momentous Month for Tackling Climate Change

It has been a remarkable month for global resolve on tackling climate change.<p>The most conspicuous indicator has been the crescendo of corporate CEOs and global investors calling on President Donald Trump to support the Paris Climate Agreement. Dozens of iconic CEOs from Dow Chemical Company, …

Climate change is increasingly turning Antarctica green

The mental picture that most of us have of Antarctica is a frozen wasteland, white as far as the eye can see. But according to a new study that might …

Global Warming