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Northern Forest of 50 million trees to be planted between Liverpool and Hull

A Northern Forest of 50 million trees is to be planted between Liverpool and Hull, the Prime Minister has announced. Over the next 25 years, a vast swathe of woodland will be created over an 120 mile area to improve the environment and help prevent 190,000 homes from flooding.<p>On Sunday, Defra …

Forests

Trump's Obamacare Payments Bombshell a Blow to Insurers and Patients

With Congressional Republicans unable to fix the Affordable Care Act legislatively, President Donald Trump appears determined to take a sledgehammer …

Health Care

Scientists in warning over extreme weather

Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a …

We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, but not quite closing it yet. After all, something could still change. Emissions could still start to …

Climate Change

Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California

As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models<p>Three Californian communities have launched legal action against some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and coal companies, seeking compensation …

3 huge geoengineering projects are under way to save the planet

It’s no longer science fiction to imagine altering the Earth’s atmosphere to try to cool the planet. In fact, several major “geoengineering” experiments are already underway.<p>The scientists pursuing them believe that there’s already too much carbon in the atmosphere — and that to avoid catastrophic …

Governor of Louisiana Declares State of Emergency as State's Coastline Disappears

Losing Ground<p>Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on April 18 based on the continuous, rapid erosion of the state’s …

In 1975, Newsweek Predicted A New Ice Age. We’re Still Living with the Consequences.

<i>Jack El-Hai | Longreads | April 2017 | 6 minutes (1,500 words)</i><p>Last year was the hottest on record for the third consecutive pass of the calendar. …

Can slag heaps help save the planet?

British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere<p>The Industrial Revolution left a deep mark on our world. Its dawning saw the start of the widespread burning of coal for factories and steam engines and, as a result, the beginning of …

Saturday’s marches show that a whole lot of people DO care about using sound science to make policy!

Hundreds of thousands of protesters turned out in 600-plus cities across the world this Earth Day (on every continent but Antarctica) to March for …

Heat from the Atlantic Ocean is melting Arctic sea ice further eastwards than ever before

The seasonal sea-ice retreat across the Arctic Ocean is perhaps one of the most conspicuous indicators of climate change. In September 2012, a new …

Permafrost thawing faster than previously thought, new study says

A new paper suggests permafrost may be in danger of thawing much faster than previously estimated.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature Climate …