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Hotter and hotter - earth continues to warm

Another month, another record; data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rated August 2015 as the warmest August on record.<p>Data analysis from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) was only slightly at odds with that of NOAA. NASA rated August as the …

Global Warming

The Village That Will Be Swept Away

Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.<p>NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms with what had become increasingly obvious: They could no longer fight back the rising waters.<p>Their homes perched on a …

Top 10 cities facing the most “danger days” due to climate change

Chances are you’ve never heard the phrase “danger day” when it comes to weather. That’s because they’re rare. You’ll want to get to know it, though, …

Climate Change

What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.<p>Today the selection of efficient, lower-pollution cars includes a bewildering array of technologies and models — hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrics, diesels and hydrogen fuel cells. Conventional …

Electric Vehicles

Russia Has 1.9 Trillion Roubles In Debt Coming Due At The Worst Possible Time

The Russian rouble is collapsing (again), falling over 8% in Monday trading before staging a modest rebound. And this is terrible news for Russian companies, which are due to make $35 billion of debt repayments in December.<p>The more the rouble falls, the harder it is for Russian businesses to pay …