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3 Things That Won’t Solve California’s Drought

California’s record-breaking drought has created a new generation of greenwashed products that claim they can help ease the water crisis. Meanwhile, …

Department of the Interior Releases Final Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

Washington, D.C. —<p>The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized a new set of rules today governing hydraulic …

Solar Ambitions

Inspiration can strike like a finger snap at the oddest moments—like on Nick Woodman’s surfboard when he dreamt up the GoPro, or in the trunk of …

Locals Protest Lax Crude-by-Rail Regulations

Currently, U.S. regulations of crude oil trains boil down to four main steps:<p>Drill for oil in North Dakota.<br>• Fill railcars with this highly explosive …

Renewable energy target calls for 1,000 new wind turbines, inquiry told

Senate committee hears that to meet RET of 33,000 gigawatt hours means 1,000 extra turbines will be necessary, up to 50% of existing number<p>To meet the recently struck renewable energy target figure of 33,000 gigawatt hours 1,000 wind turbines would need to be built, a Senate inquiry has been …

Obama Prepares More ‘Executive Actions’ On Global Warming

5:25 PM 06/16/2015<p>President Barack Obama is preparing to unleash a series of “executive actions” aimed at boosting the green energy industry as part …

Climate Change Ups Chances of Europe Heat

<i>July 2, 2015;</i> <b>Updated July 10, 2015</b><p>A team of international scientists says that it is virtually certain that the heat wave that stretched across much …

More evidence that global warming is intensifying extreme weather | John Abraham

A new study finds that global warming is causing weather whiplash.<p>Just this week, a new article appeared in the journal <i>Nature</i> that provides more evidence of a connection between extreme weather and global warming. This falls on the heels of last week’s article which made a similar connection. So, …

The strongest El Niño on record may be brewing in the Pacific

El Niño conditions are intensifying in the tropical Pacific Ocean, potentially leading to a record event that would help control rainfall in East …

Bumblebees Are Being Bumped Off by Climate Change, Scientists Say

Environment<p>Scientists say wild bumblebee species are being squeezed into extinction by climate change in North America and Europe — so much so that some of them might need help from us humans to find safe havens.<p>Their conclusion, published in this week's issue of the journal Science, is based on an …

Ecology

Ocean 'weather balloons' detect cause of global warming pause

Sea temperature data, some collected by a fleet of drifting and diving probes, shows that a decade-long slowdown in global surface warming masked a coincident rise in ocean temperature below 300 feet, according to NASA JPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal …

Sea levels will rise by at least 20 feet — and that’s the positive scenario

Even if the world manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees C — the target number for current climate negotiations — sea levels may still rise at …

Startups have figured out how to remove carbon from the air. Will anyone pay them to do it?

Three startups, Carbon Engineering, Global Thermostat and Climeworks, are making strides with technology that can directly remove carbon dioxide from the air. What they need now is a viable business model<p>In Squamish, British Columbia, a Canadian town halfway between Vancouver and Whistler where the …

Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists

Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists<p>The warming of the oceans due to climate change is now unstoppable after record temperatures last year, bringing additional sea-level rise, and raising the …

Climate Change

NASA Snaps First Photo of Earth with Camera That’s 1 Million Miles Away

NASA’s new Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR) has captured its first photo (shown above) of our planet from one million miles away. By …

Space

Wait and pay: action on climate change is cheap, delay is costly

A plethora of economic studies on the costs of climate action share a common message: action on climate change is cheap, and delaying it will be …

Arctic Ice Grows Thicker As Global Temperatures Rise

Close<p>Arctic ice grew by a third in 2013 despite the continued rise of global temperatures driven by climate change, researchers report. A cool summer …

New regions in Canada are growing peaches thanks to global warming

Shoppers walking down the produce aisle in search of peaches for their grandmother’s famed summertime pie may soon check the price tag and find something they’ve never seen before: “Country of Origin Canada.”<p>As climate change warms the planet and growing regions shift further north, more fruits and …

A Brief History of Global Warming – Bloomberg

A Brief History of Global Warming<p>A Brief History of Global Warming<p>A Brief History of Global Warming<p>2015-07-21/a-brief-history-of-global-warming<p>bn<p>video<p>…

Global Warming

What we know — and what we don’t — about global warming

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Last year was officially the hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. …

Environment

It's About to Get Easier For California Farmers to Conserve Water—And Sell It

One startup wants to fix California’s water market. But shouldn’t the state be doing more?<p>There’s no “solving” California’s drought, as so many headlines suggest. Drought is a regular feature of the Western climate cycle. Future droughts are almost certain to be more frequent and more severe.<p>But …

Farming

Warning from a global team of scientists: Climate change is as threatening as nuclear war

Gone are the days when talk of global destruction conjured images of nuclear bombs and mushroom clouds. Scientists are now warning that the modern-day parallel to the Cold Era threat of nuclear warfare is global warming.<p>A newly released report on the issue of climate change begins with a warning …

Climate Change

Legendary Scientist James Hansen Says Climate Change Is Even Worse Than We Thought

A terrifying new study on rising sea levels.<p>James Hansen, the legendary former top climate scientist for NASA, is the lead author of a sobering new study that suggests that sea levels will rise as much as 10 feet in the next 50 to 100 years. The study, published and peer-reviewed in real time in …

Here's Where to Buy a House In the U.S. That Will Be Resilient to Climate Change

Aaron Harris—Reuters<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Zhejiang Daily/Imaginechina/AP<p>Ted S. Warren—AP<p>Cristian Vivero—Reuters<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Rahmat …

Earth Gripped by Record Warmth During First Half of 2015 - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | July 20, 2015 7:32 pm<p>Record warmth was seen in many places around the globe during the first half of 2015. Meanwhile, only one small …

The oceans are warming faster than climate models predicted | John Abraham

A new study finds that climate models are doing well, but slightly under-predicting ocean warming<p>As I have said many times on this blog, if you want to know how much “global warming” is happening, you really have to be able to measure “ocean warming”. That is because more than 90% of the excess …

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

The Climate Post: First-Ever Direct Observation of Greenhouse Gas Increase

A new study in the journal <i>Nature</i> offers that for the first time scientists have directly observed an increase in one major greenhouse gas at Earth's surface.<p>"We see, for the first time in the field, the amplification of the greenhouse effect because there's more CO2 [carbon dioxide] in the …