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'The most dangerous US company you have never heard of": Sinclair, a rightwing media giant

Sinclair is the largest broadcast company in America. But its partisan politics – and connections to the White House – are raising concerns<p>Most Americans don’t know it exists. Primetime US news refers to it as an “under-the-radar company”. Unlike Fox News and Rupert Murdoch, virtually no one …

Net Neutrality

Record-shattering 2.7-million-year-old ice core reveals start of the ice ages

Scientists announced today that a core drilled in Antarctica has yielded 2.7-million-year-old ice, an astonishing find 1.7 million years older than …

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about

In a surprising finding, NASA released data Tuesday showing that July 2017 is tied for the warmest such month on record, statistically deadlocked …

6 Trump Administration Climate Claims Exposed As Total Nonsense By Federal Report

There’s actually no “tremendous disagreement” among federal climate scientists that humans are to blame for accelerated global warming.<p>There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive …

Climate Change

Global Investment Firm Warns 7.8 Degrees of Global Warming Is Possible

The British firm wants clients to factor climate change into investment decisions.<p>A leading British global investment firm has a warning for its clients: If we keep consuming oil and gas at current rates, our planet is on course to experience a rise in global average temperatures of nearly 8℃ (14℉) …

Revenge of the Climate Scientists

Leaked report highlights facts about climate change that all the more critical in the Trump era<p>On Monday, <i>The New York Times</i> published a leaked …

Climate Change

This strange spot in the Atlantic is resisting global warming. Scientists think they know why.

A mysterious “warming hole” in the North Atlantic Ocean, an anomalous zone of <b></b>cooling temperatures which has fascinated and puzzled scientists for the past few years, may be evidence of more troubling <b></b>processes at work.<p>A new study, just out in the journal Nature Climate Change, has joined a growing …

Global Warming

We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, but not quite closing it yet. After all, something could still change. Emissions could still start to …

Climate Change

Is the Great Barrier Reef Dead? The Bold Plan to Bring Back Coral

'The best case scenario is we can save about 10 percent of coral reefs.'<p>The Netflix documentary <i>Chasing Coral</i> captures the greatest worldwide coral …

Scientist Michael Mann on ‘Low-Probability But Catastrophic’ Climate Scenarios

<i>This week, to accompany</i> <i>our cover story</i> <i>on worst-case climate scenarios, we’re publishing a series of extended interviews with climatologists on the</i> …

Climate Change

Let Your Terror Over the Imminent End of Humanity Put Life In Perspective

Feeling insecure? Wondering whether your boss respects you, or if you’ll have time to pick up your dry cleaning tonight? Nothing will make all your …

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in scope than any other over so short a time in the agency’s 47-year …

Clean Technology

Experts: The Great Barrier Reef cannot be saved

Two-thirds of the reef is at risk of dying. It’s time to focus on maintaining rather than improving it, scientists say.<p>It’s official. The Great Barrier Reef cannot be saved.<p>The prognosis comes from the Australian government’s Reef 2050 advisory committee, made up of experts and scientists …

‘We all knew this was coming’: Alaska’s thawing soils are now pouring carbon dioxide into the air

Even as the Trump administration weighs withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement, a new scientific paper has documented growing fluxes of greenhouse gases streaming into the air from the Alaskan tundra, a long-feared occurrence that could worsen climate change.<p>The new study, …

Climate Change

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with disorienting speed. It is the kind of shift that typically takes two or three or four generations to sink in.<p>Our best scientists tell us …

Climate Change

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich …

Health Care

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row …

'Biggest Case on the Planet' Pits Kids vs. Climate Change

A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government on global warming won the right to a trial. Now Trump wants an appeals court to cancel it.<p>Levi Draheim is a nine-year-old science geek. He founded an environmental club as a fourth grader and gives talks about climate change to audiences of …

5 modern rustic homes with serious style!

Rustic homes are fantastic, but if you can't deny that you love a little contemporary styling as well, there is a way to combine the two, despite …

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

But climate change is still responsible for the rest<p>Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.<p>But while …

How the EPA chief could gut the agency’s climate change regulations

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fueling speculation that he could try to repeal the lynchpin of the federal government’s …

Boulder scientist sounds alarm over record carbon dioxide readings

One day after Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, …

If the EPA doesn't believe in science, what is it good for?

What's left when the Environmental Protection Agency throws facts out the window?<p><i>Note: This is part four of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations have been under scrutiny in recent</i> …

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change<p>New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. Human activities utilize fossil fuels for many beneficial purposes but have an undesirable side effect …

Climate Change

How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

In a few days the Arctic’s beleaguered sea ice cover is likely to set another grim record. Its coverage is on course to be the lowest winter maximum extent ever observed since satellite records began. These show that more than 2 million square kilometres of midwinter sea ice have disappeared from …

Global Warming

3 things to watch as Trump decides whether to stay in the Paris climate deal

President Trump’s advisers are reportedly having a big internal debate over whether the US should pull out of the Paris climate deal — the key international treaty to address global warming.<p>During the campaign, Trump promised to “cancel” the deal, and senior adviser Stephen Bannon wants him to …

Alaskan permafrost could melt in the next 55 years, says world's leading expert

Unless you’re a climate scientist, you probably don’t care very much about permafrost. But you should. The perpetually frozen ground that accounts …

Nation's First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA's Scott Pruitt

By Brett VandenHeuvel<p>Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation's first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's administrator …

Study: Global warming is drying up the Colorado River — vital to 40 million people

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more …

Climate Change