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Four Years After Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Farmers Struggle for Viability

Consumers remain wary of radiation, prompting some to sell crops below market rates<p>IITATE, Japan—Four years after a devastating nuclear accident, Muneo Kanno is getting ready to plant rice in a field just 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Tests last fall showed that the …

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Scientists just blew apart the myth of the global warming “pause”

<b>(Ethan Daniels/Shutterstock)</b><p>A new study explains why manmade warming has appeared to slow down — and why it’s due to ramp up again soon<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>February 26, 2015 9:35pm (UTC)<p>The so-called "pause" in global warming, object of much scientific study and climate denier mockery, is a mystery no …

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Ocean heat content is climbing so quickly that the tracking chart 'broke'

The past two weeks have brought new signs that global warming is not only continuing, but may in some respects be accelerating. Three independent …

'Racing Extinction' Sounds Alarm on Ocean's Endangered Creatures

"Racing Extinction," a documentary by director Louie Psihoyos, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. Like his previous Oscar-winning film "The Cove," the new movie focuses on the damage humankind is doing to the wild animals around us. This time the director is hoping to shine a …

There is less than a 1-in-27 million chance that Earth's record hot streak is natural

Although it may not have been warm where you live, scientists announced Friday that 2014 was the Earth's hottest year since record-keeping began in …

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Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid

Acidifying oceans could dramatically impact the world's squid species, according to a new study. Because squid are both ecologically and commercially …

Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe – scientist

A new paper in the journal Nature argues that the release of a 50 Gigatonne (Gt) methane pulse from thawing Arctic permafrost could destabilise the climate system and trigger costs as high as the value of the entire world's GDP. The East Siberian Arctic Shelf's (ESAS) reservoir of methane gas …

Chinese solar firm Hanergy to acquire its third thin film solar company

Chinese clean power heavyweight Hanergy will acquire Global Solar Energy, an Arizona-based company that was making ultra-thin solar panels using the …

If global warming is a reality why is Antarctic ice growing? Scientist thinks she has an answer

Cecilia Blitz argues that deep seas that surround Antarctic transfer heat<p>It is one of the greatest puzzles in the science of climate change, and has …

Don’t drop the two-degree climate target

THE 20th round of climate talks in Peru’s capital city Lima this month are seen as a crucial step towards reaching a global agreement in Paris in …

The Plan to Get Climate-Change Denial Into Schools

Activists are pushing educators to teach that human-caused global warming is an opinion—rather than a fact—by issuing textbook ratings of their own.<p><i>"As the amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases increase, the Earth warms. Scientists warn that climate change, caused by this warming,</i> …

5 Key Takeaways From UN Climate Summit in Lima

World leaders make mixed progress toward new international climate agreement.<p>Can the world's nations come together around a climate agreement that staves off the worst effects of global warming?<p><b>That's been the question looming over the the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, the last two weeks, as</b> …