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Animation: 100 years of global warming in less than a minute

Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015.<p>It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average.<p>The blue colours represent temperatures cooler than average, while hues of orange signify temperatures warmer …

Climate Change

Trump Administration Edits Science, Again

The Department of Interior edited a news release on a study coauthored by government scientists to remove a mention of climate change, the Washington …

World's biggest oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms

The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step toward a goal of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of energy through solar and other renewable means.<p>It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects.<p>One is for 300 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be …

High-profile Republicans propose tax on carbon emissions

A group of Republican elder statesmen released a plan to fight climate change on Wednesday with a proposal to replace the Obama administration’s …

Pope Francis appears to criticize Trump's Mexico border wall plan

Pope Francis has made a thinly veiled criticism of the policies of Donald Trump, saying societies should build bridges not walls to encourage good relations among people.<p>The pontiff did not directly refer to the US president or his plan to build a fence along his country’s border with Mexico.<p>But …

Donald Trump

Here’s how we know Trump’s cabinet picks are wrong on human-caused global warming

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – which summarizes the latest and greatest climate science research – was quite clear that humans are responsible for global warming:<p><i>It is extremely likely [95 percent confidence] more than half of the observed increase in global</i> …

Climate Change

Phase 3 of world's largest solar park slated to begin this month

Work on the world’s largest solar park is set to move forward this month. Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will add …

Earth keeps melting away: Large iceberg poised to break off from Antarctica

A rift that has been wending its way across Antarctica’s massive Larsen C ice shelf just made another leap forward<p>A rift that has been wending its way across Antarctica’s massive Larsen C ice shelf just made another leap forward, growing by more than 10 miles, scientists monitoring it reported last …

It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.<p>The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results …

Government

Bill Gates says investing in clean energy makes sense even if you don’t believe in climate change

Gates spoke with Recode on Monday, shortly after announcing his $1 billion clean energy fund.<p>Bill Gates is an optimist. That said, he believes getting a desired outcome means taking on significant risk, making a big investment and having a long-term view.<p>That is the approach Gates took at Microsoft …

Here's the Cheapest Kind of Power Plant to Build in Every U.S. County

This interactive map will tell you the cheapest option for power in your part of the country.<p>What's the best way to generate more power? There are a lot of options for a county or state to consider when increasing their power generation: coal, gas, nuclear, solar, or wind, to name a few. But which …

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Climate

Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration<p>Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior …

Donald Trump

How Trump Climate Denial Is Catalyzing the World: Q&A

Donald Trump says the overwhelming majority of scientists may be wrong in warning about cataclysmic impacts of global warming. That puts him at odds …

Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

Ethanol

Take a deep breath and don’t freak out about the future of clean energy under Trump

As the country awoke a week ago <b></b>to the news of an impending Donald Trump presidency, shares in wind and solar energy companies quickly plummeted. That makes sense: Trump has promised to revive the faltering coal industry and overturn many of the climate and energy priorities established by the Obama …

Renewable Energy

9 Things to Know About Donald Trump's Climate Change Denier-in-Chief

He's pro-global warming.<p>Unfortunately for all of us who enjoy life on this planet, NASA warns that scientific evidence for climate change is unequivocal. Even more unfortunately, the person who President-elect Donald Trump tapped to transition the Environmental Protection Agency for his …

Clean Technology

Mimicking nature turns sewage into biocrude oil in minutes

Biofuels are often touted as an alternative to fossil fuels, but many depend on raw materials that would quickly become scarce if production were …

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Home energy efficiency is both a journey and an objective. The objective is as simple as going Green. You optimize the resources of your home while …

A 1912 news article ominously forecasted the catastrophic effects of fossil fuels on climate change

A short news clip from a New Zealand paper published in 1912 has gone viral as an example of an early news story to make the connection between burning fossil fuels and climate change.<p>It wasn’t, however, the first article to suggest that our love for coal was wreaking destruction on our environment …

Climate Change

American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.<p>On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop …

Russia

Oil Glut Isn’t Holding Back Energy Efficiency Gains, IEA Says

The world is squeezing more from the energy it uses even though markets are awash in cheap oil and natural gas, a report from the International …

Energy Efficiency Is Key To Taking On Climate Change–Here Are The Numbers That Matter

Energy efficiency isn’t as sexy as inventing new, cleaner forms of power. But, if you care about climate change, you really ought to care about it. Efficiency will need to account for a third of emissions reductions by 2040 if we’re stay within relatively safe global warming limits, according to …

Energy Efficiency

The world’s first tidal energy farm could power 175,000 homes

Whereas wind turbines use the movement of air to turn the blades and generate power, the new set of submerged turbines will be turned by the ocean's tides.<p>The project, called MeyGen, is expected to have a power generation capacity of 398 megawatts — enough to power 175,000 homes in Scotland, …

Hydroelectric Power

Conservative newspaper that endorsed Clinton details death threats

The Arizona Republic's editorial board knew it was wading into controversy last month when it endorsed a Democrat for president -- the first time it had done so in its 126-year history.<p>But some of the backlash that followed the paper's decision to back Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump went …

Government