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8 Incredible Destinations that are Slowly Disappearing

Whether by the unforgiving hand of time or manmade destruction, some of the world's most beautiful monuments and natural wonders are disappearing. …

Scientists have officially declared that we are living in a new geological era

A group of experts tasked with considering the question of whether we have officially entered the Anthropocene - the geological age characterized by humans' influence on the planet - has delivered its answer: yes.<p>The British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene (WGA) told a geology conference in …

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change — and with good reason.<p>Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, …

WHY IT MATTERS: Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: It's as if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live on two entirely different Earths: one warming, one …

Anthropocene: What is the next epoch and has Planet Earth entered it?

What is the Anthropocene?<p>It is a period of geological time that some scientists believe should be formally declared because of the extraordinary …

Earth Science

This mesmerizing map predicts where animals will run to survive climate change

As the planet heats up, where will the wild things go?<p>A new entrancing map from The Nature Conservancy tries to predict exactly that.<p>"Migrations in …

Melting Arctic permafrost releasing ancient carbon, study confirms

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.<p>A paper published this week in Nature Geoscience has released the first measurements of greenhouse gases from permafrost under Arctic lakes. But …

Biofuels 'worse than petrol' for the environment, new study finds

“Green” biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are in fact worse for the environment that petrol, a landmark new study has found.<p>The alternative energy source has long been praised for being carbon-neutral because the plants it is made from absorb carbon dioxide, which causes global warming, from …

This map shows the startling impact our 'human footprint' is having on the planet

A new map of the ecological footprint of humans shows that 97 per cent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered in the …

Here’s How Sweden is Recycling 99% of its Waste

Don’t waste waste!<p><i>Starting Sunday, August 28, the global water community – decision makers from government, civil society and business - will meet in</i> …

Sustainability

A Market-Based Strategy for Sustainable Water Management

Changing Planet<p>The Murray river flows along Ned’s Corner in Northwest Victoria, Australia. Photo © Mark Schapper<p>Australia is one of the driest inhabited places on Earth. Yet nearly two-thirds of the country’s land area is devoted to agriculture, generating 93 percent of the domestic food supply. …

Water

China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

BEIJING (AP) — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to …

Beautiful Blue Lakes In East Antarctica Send A Worrying Message About Climate Change

This isn't the first time they've been spotted<p>Thousands of blue lakes are appearing on an ice sheet in East Antarctica and scientists know it is bad …

Sustainable Fish Do Not Exist

<i>Image Credit: Huffington Post Images</i><p>Right now, we humans are creating the biggest experiment of all time. We are experimenting with our oceans, with our fisheries, and with our climate.<p>When we walk into our local grocery store or fish market, we walk into the biggest farce of all time.<p>We see a …

Great news!

Chile awarded a contract to sell solar power for $29.10 per megawatt hour (MWh), the lowest ever across the planet.<p>ACERA<p>This surpasses the record set …

These Glowing Rocks Capture One of Nature's Most Beautiful Phenomena

Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.<p>In a series titled “The Weeping …

Nature

Summer Arctic sea ice is at its lowest since records began over 125 years ago<p>Scientists have pieced together historical records to reconstruct Arctic sea ice extent over the past 125 years. The results are shown in the figure below. The red line, showing the extent at the end of the summer melt …

Global Warming

As the National Parks Service turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it<p>After a century of shooing away hunters, tending to trails and helping …

Climate Change

The secret libraries of history

After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.<p>Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, …

The new economics of energy storage

Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.<p><b>Energy storage is a favorite</b> technology of …

Energy Storage

14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

North Pole

Invasive Species Known to Be Resistant to Pesticides Spotted Outside in US

The whitefly is kind of cute looking as far as invasive pests go, but they’ve recently been expanding their reach and are presenting a new threat to …

Scientists Solve Mystery of 5,300-Year-Old Ice Man's Clothes

About 5,300 years ago, a man now known as Ötzi had a very bad day. Nobody knows exactly how things unfolded but it all ended with an arrow to the …

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many.<p>He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having …

Climate

The Tibetan nomad traditions defying the modern world

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1256000/1256666_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524727617_177dd611800f97d0f1c9afb4ef8e085b<p><b>Despite decades of change and development, nomads still migrate to the Tibetan Plateau every summer, from where China Correspondent Stephen McDonell</b> …

July was hotter than any month globally since records began – but some areas, such as the Middle East, suffer more than others<p>In Siberia, melting permafrost released anthrax that had been frozen in a reindeer carcass for decades, starting a deadly outbreak. In Baghdad, soaring temperatures forced …

Climate Change

Climate urgency: we've locked in more global warming than people realize

While most people accept the reality of human-caused global warming, we tend not to view it as an urgent issue or high priority. That lack of immediate concern may in part stem from a lack of understanding that today’s pollution will heat the planet for centuries to come, as explained in this …

Climate Change

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

Renewable Energy

Pacific Bluefin Tuna and the Spirit of Aloha

Changing Planet<p>As a kid in Hawaii, I would camp on the beach in Kona with my extended <i>‘ohana</i> (family). On Friday night at sunset, my uncles and older cousins would “lay net,” affixing a 100-foot gillnet to the reef and setting it overnight. At daybreak on Saturday, it would be chock full of fish and …

Fish

DIVIDED AMERICA: Temperatures rise, US splits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempers are rising in America, along with the temperatures.<p>Two decades ago, the issue of climate change wasn't as contentious. The leading U.S. Senate proponent of taking action on global warming was Republican John McCain. George W. Bush wasn't as zealous on the issue as his …