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Fukushima Parents Search for Closure Five Years After Tsunami

Fukushima

Africa's population growth poses greatest climate change threat

© boscorelli – 123RF.com<p>This is according to a recent United Nation's report, which states that of the additional 2.4 billion people projected to be …

150,000 penguins die after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked

Penguins of Cape Denison in Antarctica effectively trapped by iceberg the size of Rome and face 120km round trip to feed<p>An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for …

Antarctica

Researchers Capture Rare Photos of a Sub-Antarctic Volcano Erupting

Scientists aboard the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Marine National Facility ship set out to study …

How Climate Change Could Spread Diseases Like Zika

For thousands of years, humans have taken every precaution to avoid mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, from Malaria to Zika. But while …

Storm Gertrude Causes Waterfall On Isle Of Skye To Be Blown Upwards

A Scottish waterfall on the Isle of Skye can be seen being blown upwards by the high winds brought by Storm Gertrude.<p>The incredible footage, taken on …

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said.<p>The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, suggest …

Global Warming

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Flood fears as rain arrives in Britain from storm that caused US blizzard

The UK is braced for more flooding rains that could pour more misery on communities still reeling from being inundated after Christmas.<p>The remnants of storm Jonas, which blanketed much of the east coast of America in deep snow, have begun to sweep in from the Atlantic.<p>Laura Caldwell, a forecaster …

Weather

2015 hottest year on record, by far

“What we have seen this past year will likely be routine in about 15 years, although regionally the details will vary considerably,” says climate …

Bolivia's second-largest lake lost to climate change – video

Overturned fishing boats and dried-out carcasses lie under the glaring sun on what used to be Bolivia’s Lake Poopó. The country’s second-largest lake was officially declared evaporated last month, which experts say is an effect of climate change. A fisherman says he has been left without income, …

Climate

Maps of Ancient Earth Need Revising

A section of the Appalachian Mountains discovered in Mexico is forcing scientists to redraw their maps of ancient Earth.<p>The Appalachians are a series …

One concept will dominate the Paris climate talks, and it has nothing to do with the climate

The need for action against climate change is arguably the biggest collective challenge the world has ever faced. Progress has been slow precisely because it<i>is</i> collective.<p>Negotiations on how to reduce emissions in order to avert a climate catastrophe start next week in Paris at a conference called …

Climate

A mysteriously buckling road in California is still rising — and geologists have no idea why

Some parts of the road are now completely cracked and unusable, while others have risen more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) above the ground, but no one's quite sure what caused such a dramatic shift.<p>When roads buckle like this, it's usually due to serious shifts in the earth below caused by earthquakes …

Global Warming's Devastating Effect On World's Largest Cities Visualised With These Before And After Pictures

Long term sea level rise as a result of global warming could affect the lives and homes of over 130 million people globally according to a study …

A giant man-made hole in Earth’s atmosphere is now larger than North America

The ozone hole is now larger than North America, nearing record-size set in 2006.<p>Legislation and restrictions have reduced ozone-depleting chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere, and the ozone layer is starting to slowly repair its holes.<p>But those chemicals still concentrate around …

Earth's thermostat is stuck on bake as October shatters records for global warmth

In just over two weeks, diplomats from around the world will meet at a carefully constructed campus on an airfield on the outskirts of Paris in an …

These 2 maps will change the way you understand population

There are the same amount of people living in the blue shaded areas as the red shaded in the map below. About 5% of the world’s population live in …

Maps

A Map Showing the Earth's Groundwater as It Would Appear on the Surface

Surprisingly, scientists know very little about the water that’s located beneath the Earth’s surface. To overcome this knowledge gap, an …

New Maps Show World’s Cities Disappearing Under Water

When it comes to climate change, action versus inaction could be the difference between the displacement of “just” 145 million people and upwards of …

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

Amazon's trees removed nearly a third less carbon in last decade – study

Fall in amount of carbon absored by rainforest means even greater cuts to manmade emissions are needed to combat climate change, warn scientists<p>The amount of carbon the Amazon’s remaining trees removed from the atmosphere fell by almost a third last decade, leading scientists to warn that manmade …

Carbon Emissions

Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rising sea levels from unchecked carbon emissions could drive more than 100 million people into extreme poverty and submerge the homes of over half a billion, two new reports say.<p>The studies have been released ahead of the United Nation's 21st annual global conference on climate change -- …

Climate Change

Three months of storms set to batter UK

Britain can expect a winter to rival that of 2013 with the biggest 'Super El Nino' in 144 years expected to hit the UK<p>Britain will be battered by three months of storms which could start within days when the biggest Super El Nino in 144 years hits the UK.<p>A Met Office forecast warns of potential …

Weather