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More than 40,000 without power as Bay Area storm wreaks havoc

More than 40,000 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in the Bay Area were without power Friday morning due to strong winds and heavy rain overnight that knocked down power lines and triggered a landslide in the Oakland hills, officials said.<p>“We’ve been preparing for winter storms like this for …

Weather

Climate Change Is Ruining Farmers' Lives, But Only A Few Will Admit It

When Christina Carter started growing vegetables 12 years ago, she looked forward to winters because they offered her the chance to recover from the strenuous growing and harvesting seasons.<p>That’s no longer the case. Summers are hotter and stormier than they used to be, and fall never seems to …

Farming

#Climate change can contribute to the spread of #Zika, Lyme disease, malaria & other vector-borne diseases @PublicHealth https://t.co/HKtp0ZtrwR

What does climate change have to do with Zika, and how is the US responding? - Part 1

The Link Between Zika and Climate Change

Researchers are beginning to tease out the environmental factors that play a role in helping the virus to spread.<p>Last year, a team of researchers made a surprising discovery: <i>Aedis aegypti</i> mosquitoes—the species that spreads West Nile Virus, dengue, chickungunya and, most recently, Zika—were living …

Public Health

The Great Barrier Reef is now at a 'terminal stage'

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing a second devastating coral bleaching event on the heels of an unprecedented bleaching in 2016, leaving …

Time Is 'Running Out' As Great Barrier Reef Hit By Another Mass Bleaching

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering yet another mass coral bleaching event, scientists announced on Sunday, the latest gut punch delivered to the planet’s largest living structure by humanity.<p>Researchers at Australia’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies announced the somber prognosis …

Great Barrier Reef

Growing risk of 'mass' starvation deaths in Africa: UN

Violent conflicts and increasing displacement have deepened food shortages<p><b>The United Nations warned Tuesday that "the risk of mass deaths from</b> …

East Africa Drought Appeal

UN worried about consequences of drought in East Africa

Massive Drought Devastates Africa

Peru Floods Cause US$645 million in Agriculture Losses

According to a statement released by the National Convention of Peruvian Agriculture (Conveagro), the recent floods have caused losses of near US$645 …

Gigantic Antarctica glacier melting at alarming rate

News and Events 2017 ANTARCTICA'S ICE IS MELTING FAST!

The Arctic melt: Photographer captures stunning images of the polar ice caps slowly disappearing in a bid to change perceptions 'before it's too late'

• <b>Diane Tuft traveled around the North Pole, Norway and the icebergs of Greenland documenting Arctic Circle</b>• <b><br>She captured photos for her new book due out</b> …

Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

Fears for Arctic after warmest winter

Arctic heatwave could break records

Climate Change Will Thaw 20 percent More Permafrost than We Thought

Permafrost is far more sensitive to rising global temperatures than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Models now indicate that for …

Earth’s thawing permafrost threatens to unleash a dangerous climate feedback loop

New permafrost study underscores the critical importance of ambitious climate targets, like the Paris agreement.<p>Global warming will defrost much more …

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015

<b>Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014</b><p>According to UNEP's 9th "Global Trends in Renewable …

Latin America divided between oil and green energy

Exhibit A is Venezuela, estimated to have the biggest oil reserves on Earth, where drivers can fill their gas tanks for about $1.<p>Exhibit B is Uruguay, which has one of the most advanced wind-energy programs anywhere and was generating 96 percent of its electricity with renewables at the end of last …

Renewable Energy

Charting Michigan's Renewable Energy Future (2014)

Michigan has vast in-state renewable energy resources, yet currently relies heavily on its aging and inefficient coal fleet to generate …

Renewable energy investment rose 17% worldwide in 2014

Worldwide investment in renewable energy rose 17 per cent in 2014 to $270 billion, throwing off the effects of lower oil prices.<p>It was a reversal of …

Renewable Energy

Canadian Renewable Energy Investment Up 8 Per Cent; 6th Highest In World

OTTAWA -- A United Nations-sponsored report says Canada remained among the top 10 countries in the world for investment in renewable energy last year.<p>…

With 'Megadroughts' in the Future, We Need More Renewable Energy Today

Rising carbon emissions may lead to unprecedented "megadroughts" in the United States later this century, according to a recent NASA report. And these droughts could impact our lights as much as our lawns.<p>That's because powering computers, phones, lamps, and other appliances requires massive …