Isabelle Saint-Pierre

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The Big Ag-fueled algae bloom that won't leave Toledo's water supply alone

A vast Lake Erie algae bloom returns, captured by a NASA satelite on July 28. <a …

Earth's Ice Is Melting Much Faster Than Forecast. Here's Why That's Worrying.

COPENHAGEN -- For me it was only after eight years of studying Greenland -- installing and maintaining a network of on-ice climate stations and examining how much snow evaporates from the island -- that I suddenly realized glaciology textbooks needed a major revision. This was 2002. Prior to the …

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.<p>This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide …

Is The Drought Killing The Giant Sequoias?

The Giant Sequoias in the Sierra Nevada are one of America’s treasures. But for the first time in the parks history the trees are showing visible …

New Study: Climate Change Could Turn SF Into San Diego, Temperature-Wise?

We've heard various predictions before, but a new study based on climate-change models as they would stand today (assuming nothing more is done to …

4 charts that show Barack Obama is right to be terrified of climate change, as US government unveils Clean Power Plan

Barack Obama has launched a huge plan to wean America off coal, warning that "no challenge poses a greater threat to our future, the future …

'We woke up in a desert' – the water crisis taking hold across Egypt

On a blazing hot summer day, rumours that the water truck is finally arriving spread like wildfire through the village of Ezbit al-Taweel. In minutes, some 100 men, women and children pour onto the town’s main road, each with as many containers as they can carry.<p>Trying to escape the punishing sun, …

Trickle-down politics: Drought could force real change among city, state leaders

It's something of a relief, if a mixed one, that the drought has surged into the role of the latest scourge to freak out California.<p>It's a relief in the sense that it means that the California economy, so recently frighteningly rocky, has receded as the top-billed problem facing the state, even if …

Los Angeles

Startling Footage of California Reservoirs Shows Devastating Impact of Epic Drought

If you're wondering how much damage four years of an epic drought can wreck, look no further than the condition of California's depleted reservoirs. …

One of climate change’s biggest dangers is one the world still isn’t talking about

Changes in climate and weather patterns worldwide are converging with social trends, shifting populations, land use change, and increasingly impaired water infrastructure to dramatically make life worse for those across the globe. We now have evidence that climate is a major factor increasing risks …

Environmental Health

Climate models are even more accurate than you thought | Dana Nuccitelli

The difference between modeled and observed global surface temperature changes is 38% smaller than previously thought<p>Global climate models aren’t given nearly enough credit for their accurate global temperature change projections. As the 2014 IPCC report showed, observed global surface temperature …

Climate Change

Defense Department to Congress: Global warming is a 'present security threat'

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Defense has detailed what it views as its greatest challenges related to climate change.<p>In a report to …

Fracking Away Precious Fresh Water Supplies, How This Industry is Drilling Us Towards Drought

As water supplies worldwide become increasingly stressed, our attention to water conservation and sustainable water use becomes more critical. …

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces $1.3-billion California drought-relief bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed her long-awaited legislative response to California's water crisis on Wednesday, hoping to broker a compromise that has eluded Congress through four years of fallow fields and brown lawns.<p>Feinstein's proposal would funnel $1.3 billion over the next decade to storage, …

Astonishing drought unveils lost towns that have sat under Lake Mead for decades

A whole new world: Astonishing drought unveils lost Wild West town that has been submerged under Nevada's Lake Mead for the most part of 80 years<p><b>Lake</b> …

Military Aircraft

Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says

Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California.<p>The results could provide fodder for Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats in the state …

Jerry Brown

Brazil definitively enters the global scenario of climate change

Brazil has experienced an unprecedented variety of extreme weather events in recent months: tornadoes in the South, drought in the Southeast and …

The activists at the frontlines of climate change

There is a good chance that one day, years down the road, someone will ask what you did about climate change. It could be your kid, your grandkids, maybe someone you don’t know, maybe a whole generation. It will be one of those moments when you’ll want to be standing on the right side of history. …

Climate

Obama will use veto to defend climate change plan if necessary

President will use all powers available to push through Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from power stations, says White House<p>Barack Obama will use all of his powers – including his veto – to defend his plan to fight climate change, the White House said, on the eve of new rules cutting …

El Niño vs. the Blob: Here's Why California's Drought Probably Won't End Anytime Soon

California could be in for a wetter-than-normal winter, thanks to the mysterious meteorological phenomenon known as El Niño. Weather scientists have …

Hillary Clinton’s plan to combat climate change has a glaring hole

Ms. Clinton's proposal came under immediate scrutiny in part because she hasn't taken a strong stand on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipelinesince leaving the State Department. But, like the rest of the debate on the pipeline, this reaction misses the point. The fate of the planet does not …

Cap and Trade

California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities — in unexpected ways, and unexpected places.<p>Planning is under way, for instance, for one of the first eco-friendly communities in California's …

When the Oceans Failed

Image: Ellmax Photos<p>It's December 2031, and my hand is tingling with an alert from Apple's latest wearable technology. I've received a new e-mail: The Daily Catch has landed in my inbox with global news on all things related to water. I have two options: I can watch a hologram, or I can go …

U.S. Flood Risk Could Be Worse Than We Thought

The way scientists have traditionally analyzed storm surge and heavy rainfall, the two main drivers of flooding in coastal communities, may …

Climate change 'triple threat' increases severe flooding risk in biggest US cities

Trio of sea-level rise, storm surge and heavy rainfall exposes coastal cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Boston to potentially catastrophic flooding in future<p>America’s biggest cities are at far greater risk of serious flooding in the coming decades than was previously thought, because of a …

There’s one massive benefit to fighting climate change nobody is talking about

<b>(Flickr/Nicola Jones)</b><p>It might not be the forests or the plains most helped by clean energy, but the human body<p>Melissa C. Lott<p>July 21, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>Moving to clean energy technologies could benefit public health today and save us …

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

In 2005, I argued that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated, mainly because of effects of a warming ocean in speeding ice melt. In 2007, I wrote "Scientific Reticence and Sea Level Rise," describing and documenting a phenomenon that …