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The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

After chilly forecast, Trump tweets U.S. 'could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming'

In the years before moving to the White House, Donald Trump used Twitter to call climate change "nonsense" peddled by "con artists" and "created by and for the Chinese."<p>Whenever temperatures reached teeth-chattering lows during New York winters, he would tweet, tongue in cheek, that what we needed …

Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes U.S. ‘Look Very Bad’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump said Thursday that he believes Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, will treat him fairly, contradicting some members of his party who have waged a weekslong campaign to try to discredit Mr. Mueller and the continuing …

Donald Trump

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration.<p>The draft report by …

Climate Change

How climate scientists should explain the unacceptable risk of doing nothing on global warming

<b>To the editor:</b> Ben Santer, a scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has an uphill battle to convince people that climate change is man-made. The controversy is promoted by groups that have something to lose. Education will work with some people, but too many make their decision …

Climate

How Trump Climate Denial Is Catalyzing the World: Q&A

Donald Trump says the overwhelming majority of scientists may be wrong in warning about cataclysmic impacts of global warming. That puts him at odds …

A Single, Brutally Honest Truth About Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an invaluable skill. But you'll never improve yours unless you acknowledge this first.<p>Just about every single decision we make is influenced by our emotions.<p>That's what makes emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ) so valuable. Learning to identify emotions, to …

‘Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice’

Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming<p>Peter Wadhams has spent his career in the Arctic, making more than 50 trips there, some in submarines under the polar ice. He is credited with being one of the …

Climate Change

A pink algae bloom in Greenland is speeding up the terrifying rise of sea levels globally

Greenland is home to a little more than 50,000 people. And, yet, what happens there affects billions around the world. A third of the recent sea-level rise worldwide can be linked to the melting of the country’s massive ice sheets.<p>Now it looks like Greenland’s algae are making matters even …

Global Warming

Mini hurricane of sea ice spotted off the Canadian coast

At first glance, the swirling white pattern in the images appear to be a hurricane or some other kind of fierce oceanic storm. But upon closer …

Former US drone technicians speak out against programme in Brussels

Two whistleblowers on the US drone programme have joined campaigners in Brussels ahead of a European parliament hearing on the use of armed drones.<p>Former military technicians Cian Westmoreland and Lisa Ling both worked on the high-tech infrastructure on which the drones flying in Afghanistan rely. …

Drones

Koch Brothers Gave $21 Million To Groups Defending ExxonMobil's Climate Cover-up

The Kochs have spent over $88 million in *traceable* funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation. Of that total, $21 million went to groups that recently bought a full page New York Times advertisement defending ExxonMobil from government investigations into its …

Arctic's melting ice creates vicious warming circle

Arctic sea ice hit a record low in May as scientists discovered the first-ever link between melting ice in Greenland and a phenomenon known to warm the area faster than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The occurrence is called "Arctic amplification" and until now, scientists didn't know …

Global Warming

Spike in Alaska wildfires is worsening global warming, US says

The devastating rise in Alaska’s wildfires is making global warming even worse than scientists expected, US government researchers said on Wednesday.<p>The sharp spike in Alaska’s wildfires, where more than 5 million acres burned last year, are destroying a main buffer against climate change: the …

Climate Change

Zimbabwe puts its wild animals up for sale

Zimbabwe’s government has said it is ready to sell its wildlife.<p>People with money and space are being asked to buy animals in a bid to save them because of a devastating drought.<p>No details have been given about the animals on offer, their cost, and if foreign buyers will be welcomed, but those …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Papua New Guinea food shortage leads parents to 'sell children for rice'

A severe food shortage in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea has prompted parents in some isolated communities to sell their young daughters for food.<p>Research by the Protestant United Church in the poverty-stricken Commonwealth nation found fathers in the remote highlands were giving away their …

Papua New Guinea

The similarities between Trump support and climate denial

It’s long puzzled climate realists: why do free market supporters oppose free market solutions to climate change? The answer may be related to another puzzling question: why does Donald Trump have such unwavering support among a certain segment of American conservatives?<p>A recent paper by Jeremiah …

Climate

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 …

Sea Level

Philippines drought protest leaves at least two farmers dead

Scuffles break out and shots fired in Cotabato province when police move in to break up four-day demonstration<p>Police have clashed with farmers blocking a highway in the southern Philippines to demand drought relief from the government, leaving at least two demonstrators dead and dozens of people …

Farming

February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month<p>February smashed a century of global temperature records by a “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa.<p>The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a …

Global Warming

Tyson Foods Could Very Well Be America's Worst Water Polluter

<i>(Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)</i><p>By Clint Rainey<p>Factory farming's downsides seem to be on everybody's mind these days, so here's one more to consider: It's creating an ungodly amount of pollution. Just Tyson Foods alone, one of the world's biggest meat producers, is responsible for dumping …

Wikileaks: NSA spied on UN Secretary General, Merkel

Wikileaks has released new documents alleging the NSA intercepted communications between Ban-Ki Moon and Merkel. The secret releases also include …

Penguin photos: From Antartica to Africa, these flightless birds are at risk | CNN Travel

Birds

Oceans to have more plastic than fish by 2050: Report

The world's oceans may have more plastic debris than fish by the year 2050, according to a report produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and published by the World Economic Forum.<p>Facts on plastic waste<p>Use of plastic bags has increased by 20 times in the past 50 years<p>Most plastic packaging is …

Pollution

Scores of beached pilot whales found in southern India

More than 80 whales are stranded on the southern coast of India, according to officials.<p>M Ravi Kumar, the top government official in the port town of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu state, said on Tuesday that the short-finned pilot whales had begun washing up on beaches on Monday evening.<p>Location of whales<p>…

India

Starvation suspected in massive die-off of Alaska seabirds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seabird biologist David Irons drove recently to the Prince William Sound community of Whittier to check on a friend's boat …

Birds

Meet the House science chairman who’s trying to put global warming research on ice

When Republican House leaders appointed Texas Republican Lamar S. Smith to lead the House science committee after a headline-grabbing run as chairman of the Judiciary panel, it looked like the veteran lawmaker could head into obscurity.<p>He had previously championed an end to automatic citizenship …

Clean Technology