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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

Imagine being able to turn pollution into something useful while returning the planet to pre-industrial carbon levels in just ten years. Scientists …

OnPolitics | USA TODAY's politics blog

More than 35 trillion gallons of rain have fallen on Texas so far in May

Heavy rain prompted more flash flood warnings across parts of Texas on Saturday, as another area of heavy thunderstorms swept into the Dallas-Ft. …

Weather

Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds

Climate change,Environment,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Flooding,Drought,Water,World news,Weather,UK news<p>Researchers say heatwaves that previously occurred once every three years are now happening every 200 days thanks to global warming<p>Extreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already …

Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036

“Temperatures have been flat for 15 years—nobody can properly explain it,” the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> says. “Global warming ‘pause’ may last for 20 more …

8 ways you are killing the environment that you probably didn't even realize

That would be John Sylvan, inventor of the easy-to-use Keurig coffee maker — an invention deemed "the most wasteful form of coffee" on the planet.<p>Sylan says he regrets the creation largely due to its severe ecological impact. The Keurig uses disposable plastic coffee pods, called "K-Cups," which …

Pollution

California drought goes from bad to worse as state grapples with heat wave

California farmers resign themselves to drought: 'Nobody's fault but God's'<p>Read more<p>Spring is starting to feel a lot like summer in California, as a record-setting heat wave punishes the parched state now in its fourth year of what is said to be the worst drought in a millennium.<p>Experts say the …

Two degree Celsius climate change target 'utterly inadequate', expert argues

The official global target of a two degree Celsius temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, …

Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

The Antarctic is far away, freezing and buried under a patchwork of ice sheets and glaciers. But a warming climate is altering that mosaic in unpredictable ways — research published Thursday shows that the pace of change in parts of the Antarctic is accelerating.<p>Ice Shelf Collapse<p>In 2002, the …

R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse

Last week when NASA announced that California is on its death bed and has only 12 months of water left, the news hit like a punch to the gut. “Data …

Witness the Deadly Tornadoes That Hit Oklahoma

The funnel cloud of a tornado reaches down to the ground as a storm approaches Sand Springs, Okla. on March 25, 2015.<br>Alix Chin—EPA<p>1 of 10

Ted Cruz’s absurd anti-science logic: “Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of flat-earthers”

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>The 2016 candidate spoke with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 26, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Ted Cruz, official 2016 presidential contender, spoke with the Texas Tribune's political reporter Jay Root about why the country should vote for him to be Rat Overlord. In the …

Bill Nye destroys climate deniers’ most infuriating deflection

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>Nye appeared on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report” on Monday evening<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>February 17, 2015 2:17pm (UTC)<p>On Monday afternoon, Bill "The Science Guy" Nye spoke with MSNBC's Joy Reid about climate change and the brutally cold weather the Northeast has been experiencing.<p>"Let's not confuse …

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Top Beijing Scientist: China Faces 'Huge Impact' From Climate Change

China's top weather scientist has made a rare official acknowledgement: climate change, he says, could have a "huge impact" on the country's crop yields and infrastructure.<p>Zheng Guogang, the head of China's meteorological administration, tells Xinhua news agency that China is already experiencing …

World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Every year the United Nations invites environmental experts and diplomats from around the world to negotiate ways to slow global warming. This year's meeting runs this week and next in Lima, Peru.<p>Some say these conferences are a warming planet's best hope. Some say they're a United Nations …

Google engineers say renewable energy won’t solve climate change

Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy?<p>No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.<p>The two engineers worked on an ambitious renewable energy project at Google called “RE<C” – …

One year to save the planet from climate change disaster, Ed Davey warns

Agreeing global deal to cut carbon emissions next year is only way to protect "way of life we take for granted", energy secretary says, ahead of UN climate change summit in Lima<p>World leaders must agree a deal to tackle global warming within the next year or risk losing our way of life as we know …

Influential Role Seen for Pope Francis at 2015 Climate Negotiations in Paris

March 12 — Pope Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, could have an influential role in this December’s negotiations for a climate …

Americans Don't Care That Much About the Environment, Poll Shows

Americans care less about environmental issues now than they have in the past—and they’re no more worried about global warming than they were decades …

One satellite data set is underestimating global warming | John Abraham

A new study suggests that the University of Alabama at Huntsville is lowballing the warming of the atmosphere<p>A very important study was just published in the Journal of Climate a few days ago. This paper, in my mind, makes a major step toward reconciling differences in satellite temperature records …

Climate Change

Ted Cruz: 'Global Warming Alarmists Are The Equivalent Of The Flat-Earthers'

Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, compared people who think that the climate is warming to "flat-Earthers" and described himself as a modern-day Galileo in an interview with the Texas Tribune.<p>"On the global …

Climate Change

Cyclone Pam: 24 confirmed dead as Vanuatu president blames climate change

At least 24 people died when cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu at the weekend, authorities have confirmed. The storm flattened buildings, wrecked infrastructure and has left more than 3,000 people in the South Pacific island nation displaced.<p>As the full scale of the storm remained unclear due to the …