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Scientists Protest Climate-Change Deniers Among Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Dressed in prop lab coats and carrying signs reading “Science Is Real,” dozens of Earth and space scientists attending the American Geophysical Union …

The Rate of Warming Is Heating Up, Annual Arctic Report Card Shows

WASHINGTON — Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report.<p>In its annual Arctic Report Card, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on …

Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers

Rare winter expedition near northern Norway finds weak ice that is increasingly vulnerable to storms.<p>A daring 2015 expedition that collected rare …

EPA admits fracking can contaminate drinking water

Hydraulic fracking, a controversial method for reaching oil and gas locked deep underground, can contribute to drinking water contamination during …

Obama Administration

Ex-EPA head: Trump team asking for lists of climate policy staffers ‘scares me’

The Trump team’s request for the Energy Department to name climate change experts sends a chilling message, ex-EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman told …

Uprooted: how climate change may kick off an artificial migration of trees

Assisted migration could help save forests<p>The National Park System is turning 100, and The Verge is celebrating with Wilderness Week: a look at the natural world, its freaky critters, and its future.<p>Whitebark pines are majestic trees with a whitish, often wind-curled trunk that grow up high in the …

Trump’s Climate Proposals = “Existential Threat To This Planet,” Michael Mann States

<b>Published on</b> August 22nd, 2016 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>Trump’s Climate Proposals = “Existential Threat To This Planet,” Michael Mann States<p>August 22nd, 2016 …

Climate Change Is Spoiling the Crops on Right-Wing Content Farms

In which Alaskan hunters and gatherers are called government dependents by The Daily Caller.<p>One of the most remarkable places I have visited in the course of business was Shishmaref, a small Native village on a barrier island in the Chukchi Sea in arctic Alaska. Because of complications due to …

Justice Department Says Poor Can't Be Held When They Can't Afford Bail

Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court.<p>It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging …

Conservatives split over U.S. land transfers to Western states | Reuters

ELLIOTT STATE FOREST, Ore. (Reuters) - Every time Dean Finnerty sees the locked neon-yellow gate and “No Trespassing” sign deep in Oregon’s Elliott State Forest, he bristles at the growing movement to transfer federally owned land to U.S. states.<p>Avid hunter and angler Dean Finnerty, 52, of …

EPA watchdog says government fails to study ethanol's impact

NASA monitors the 'new normal' of sea ice

This year's melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid …

Judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could soon be facing criminal charges himself.<p>Federal Judge G. Murray Snow has asked the US Attorney's Office to file criminal contempt charges against Arpaio and some of his subordinates over failure to follow the court's instructions in a racial …

Earth's hottest month on record was July 2016: NASA

<b>UPDATE: Aug. 17, 2016, 11:37 a.m. EDT</b> This story has been updated to include new temperature data from NOAA.<p>Earth just had its hottest month yet, and …

Global Warming

Scientists claim pesticides are linked to bee decline

The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.<p>Over 18 years, researchers analysed bees who forage heavily on oilseed rape, a crop widely treated with "neonics".<p>Rebecca Morelle reports.

New England IPA: The Haze Craze

I’m an IPA guy. Like other hop heads, I’m always looking for new variations on the style. So recently, I ordered a pint of Odd13 Brewing’s Codename: …

How Our Appetite For Fish Is Eating Us Into Extinction - One Green Planet

If the ocean dies, we all die. Why?<p>A few people have asked me to explain just why it is that humanity will die if the ocean dies.<p>Billions of people …

Dramatic Jump Of Global Temperature In 2016 Has Shocked Scientists

Despite being just over half way through the year, our planet is already on track to have its hottest year on record. Even though such a scenario has …

The damage wrought by acidic oceans hurts more than marine life and lasts longer than you think

A milky white cloud blooms in the Barents Sea, so vast it can be seen from space.<p>It's not the result of some toxic chemical spill or the sinking of a dairy-filled tanker — it's the handiwork of millions of microscopic algae, doing what their kind have done for millions of years.<p>The algae, <i>Emiliania</i> …

6 human activities that pose the biggest threat to the world’s drinking water

Clean, drinkable water is more than a precious resource — it’s crucial to human life. Unfortunately, population growth and pollution are threatening …

Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Finding A New Home Within The Green Party

At the Green Party national convention in Houston, Bernie Sanders may have been mentioned more often so far than the party's own presumptive nominee, Dr. Jill Stein.<p>The progressive third party has a rare opportunity to expand its reach by picking off disaffected supporters of the Vermont senator. …

How climate change fuels conflict

With temperatures soaring and drought increasing, many in Africa are losing their livelihoods. They are looking for other ways to survive, in some …

Bill would end longstanding ban on bikes in US wilderness

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 100 million acres of America's most rugged landscapes designated as wilderness are off-limits to mountain bikers, but two Utah senators have introduced legislation that would allow bikers to join hikers and horseback riders in those scenic, undisturbed areas.<p>The …

Are fireflies flickering out?

<b>(CNN) —</b> We're well past the Fourth of July, but my dreams are still illuminated by the spectacles of two summertime icons: fireworks and fireflies. Strikingly juxtaposed, one light show explodes boisterously, so full of crackle and boom, while the other sparkles in eerie silence.<p>Each year our …

New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

Newly discovered fossil evidence from Namibia strengthens the proposition that the world's first mass extinction was caused by "ecosystem engineers" …

Scientists: Lake Tahoe warming faster than ever

RENO — The biggest alpine lake in North America is warming faster than ever thanks in large part to a changing global climate.<p>That’s according to scientists who study Lake Tahoe to produce reports on everything from water temperature to clarity to invasive species.<p>The latest data in the State of …

Police officer deaths from guns up 78% from July last year

<b>(CNN) —</b> The shooting deaths of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this month pushed the number of law enforcement fatalities past a tragic benchmark.<p>As of July 20, 32 law enforcement officers were shot to death in the United States, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial …

Working Full-Time Could Be Bad For Your Brain After a Certain Age

We knew it.<p>Working long hours Monday to Friday is tough no matter how old you are, but recent research suggests that, if you're over 40, working more …

Norway says could achieve full carbon capture and storage by 2022 | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - By 2022, Norway could realise every step in the development of a technology many see as critical to reducing global carbon emissions, carbon capture and storage (CCS), it said on Monday.<p>Oslo said it could capture carbon dioxide from an industrial plant, transport it by ship and …

UN concerned about 'Israel's excessive use of force' | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News

The year 2015 marked the highest number of deaths and injuries among West Bank Palestinians caused by Israeli forces in a decade, a United Nations report has said. Israeli casualties - soldiers, civilians and settlers - in the West Bank and Israel were also the highest in that same period, …