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The Ozone layer healing itself is good news for the fight against Climate Change

Earlier today, we heard that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is in the beginning stages of healing. The reason we’re seeing this reversal …

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Sleep

A renewable reality: Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere

The artwork for Ontario's Climate Change Action plan shows Ontario, circa 2050, as a paradise of cyclists, electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels, dense urban environments and homes powered by geothermal energy. Renewable energy industries could not have been happier.<p>These industries have been …

Read Elizabeth Warren's Speech Blasting Trump as a 'Total Disgrace'

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren berated presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and the rest of his party in a speech on Thursday—the same …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Economics

Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows<p>Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is …

Sustainability

Mixed Reality Is How We'll Escape the Tragic Future in Short Film 'The Nostalgist'

Not too long ago, virtual reality was stuck in the lab, an elaborate, expensive rig that worked okay, sure, but was a far cry from anything dreamed …

Donald Trump's election would derail Paris climate deal, warns its architect

A climate change denier as US president would dramatically threaten global action to cut carbon emissions, says ex-French foreign minister Laurent Fabius<p>The election of Donald Trump would derail the landmark agreement on climate change reached in Paris last December, the architect of the accord has …

Climate

The World's Largest Coal Supplier Is Building a Giant Solar Plant

I suspect the Germans have an overwrought seven-syllable word for extreme irony, but even they’d have a hard time describing this. The Shenhua Group, …

Researchers have stumbled upon a battery breakthrough that could change energy storage forever

Better battery storage can advance all sorts of technology from phones to electric cars — but increasing battery life is no easy feat.<p>Luckily, researchers hailing from the University of California Irvine may have accidentally discovered a solution that could change energy storage forever.<p>Fifth-year …

Clean Energy

Climate change denier Sarah Palin: 'Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am'

Ex-Alaska governor promotes Climate Hustle film and calls for intervention to stop the ‘peer pressure’ as world leaders agree global warming is a serious threat<p>Of all the causes Sarah Palin has embraced in her varied career as hockey mom, Alaska governor, Republican vice-presidential nominee, Fox …

One type of energy is killing fossil fuels

Clean energy is killing fossil fuels.<p>Investment in renewable energy technology — solar and wind power — is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels, according to Bloomberg.<p>The reason: the economics of renewable energy are drastically improving.<p>Solar power is a technology, not a fuel, …

Renewable Energy

Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

Bringing children into a disintegrating environment used to be a theoretical fear. Now it’s a very real one<p>The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest.<p>I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to …

Donald Trump
Renewable Energy

150,000 Antarctic penguins died after a massive iceberg grounding

Sydney (AFP) - Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study.<p>The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), grounded in …

Global Warming

Forget energy storage. We can go renewable without it, scientists say

In what might be the first epic mic drop ever to grace the pages of the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i>, a group of researchers just announced that we …

Renewable Energy

Looking to the future in his last State of the Union, Obama rekindles a familiar refrain: Hope

President Obama launched his final year in office with a valedictory State of the Union address Tuesday night that painted a portrait of a prosperous and secure America but warned of peril ahead if the country can't break the political logjam in Washington.<p>His final rendition of the annual speech …

Nikki Haley

Why 2015 may be remembered as a transformative year for how we get energy

The United States is on track to shut down a record amount of coal-fired power plants in 2015. At the same time, it has installed a record amount of new solar energy capacity.<p>The past year, in other words, hints at a historic transition for the U.S. energy sector. From dramatic price plunges for …

Renewable Energy

A New Start-Up Wants to Transfer Your Consciousness to an Artificial Body So You Can Live Forever

Forever young?<p>Death is the one thing that's guaranteed in today's uncertain world, but now a new start-up called Humai thinks it might be able to get …

Climate

Why Some Conservatives Can't Accept That Climate Change Is Real

It's never really been about the science.<p>If you're trying to wrap your head around climate change, don't consult Donald Trump.<p>"I am not a believer," the Republican presidential candidate said on a radio show in September. "Unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather."<p>Sadly, …

What The Iraq War Can Teach Us About Fighting ISIS

A former head of counterterrorism at Britain’s foreign intelligence service, M16, is urging Western leaders to apply the lessons of the Iraq War to their fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.<p>Former British spy chief Richard Barrett said heads of state should determine what will replace …

Brazil

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Climate Change

October 2015 becomes first month to cross key global warming boundary

The planet has not been only record warm this year, it's been so unusually mild that the temperature records themselves have set records of their …

Donald Trump's Plan to Make America White Again

<b>By Kica Matos and Sam Fulwood III</b><p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked to speculate about his political future. ''I have no idea,'' he stated. ''But I'm here now. And it's beautiful."<p>"Beautiful" is not the word most people of color would use to describe the climate that …

Racism

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

Climate Change
Climate