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Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

How do we know?

The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with …

Climate Change

Oklahoma Legislature, like Congress, takes aim at taxpayer-funded wind energy credits

Just outside the small farming community of Tuttle, Okla., the 262-foot-tall wind turbines that dot the horizon are welcome additions -- providing millions of dollars in additional income to farmers and landowners.<p>The roughly 188 wind turbines erected since 2010 have generated more than $22 million …

The third Los Angeles: Can it truly become a green, sustainable city?

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement of California’s first-ever mandatory restrictions on water use drew attention to the state’s …

Plants may not protect us against climate change

Plants are one of the last bulwarks against climate change. They feed on carbon dioxide, growing faster and absorbing more of the greenhouse gas as …

Will Hillary Clinton be too weak on climate change?

<i>This story was originally published by the</i> Guardian <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>After years of watching climate …

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet

When we think about the Arctic in a warming world, we tend to think about sharp declines in sea ice and — that powerful symbol — the polar bear. But that’s far from the only problem that a melting Arctic brings.<p>In the past decade, scientists have been training more attention on another deeply …

Global Warming

Climate study predicts a watery future for New York, Boston and Miami

Study shows that 1,700 places in the United States are at greater risk of rising sea levels than previously thought<p>More than 1,700 American cities and towns – including Boston, New York, and Miami – are at greater risk from rising sea levels than previously feared, a new study has found.<p>By 2100, …

The Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River, China

In the IGCSE Geography Specification, you're meant to know a case study for a dam or reservoir project, and I learnt this, so...:<p>Case Study of a Dam …

Apple: "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it."

Company releases 2015 environmental impact report<p>Apple is continuing to take a strong stance against climate change, writing in its newly released 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it." This is framed as a major piece in Apple's …

Shrinking Antarctic has us skating on thin ice

One of the most troubling lines in the recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was tucked away in a footnote. It stated …

Protect Costa Rica’s Hammerhead Sharks from Poachers

Human Journey<p>By Shari Sant Plummer with contributions by Courtney Mattison<p>Three hundred forty two miles west of mainland Costa Rica lies an oceanic island so spectacular Jacques Cousteau called it the “most beautiful island in the world.” Cascading waterfalls cut through lush foliage, the symphony …

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Exxon CEO: Oil prices won't spike for years

There is mounting evidence that oil prices are poised to rebound from a historic bust.<p>Rig counts hit new lows each week. For the week ending on April 17, Baker Hughes says the U.S. lost an additional 34 oil and gas rigs, bringing the total down to 954. Domestic crude oil production appears to have …

Oil

At Everglades, Obama to warn of damage from climate neglect

Amid lurking alligators and the steamy heat of Florida's Everglades, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sounded the alarm about damage from climate change he said was already wreaking mayhem in Florida and across the United States.<p>In an implicit rebuke to Florida's governor and other Republicans, …

The Geography of Well-Being

A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.<p>Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure “well being.”<p>In a report …

Demographics

How the effects of climate change in Arctic Canada are shrinking polar bears

Polar bears are an international symbol of Canada and a barometer for what is happening in the climate-sensitive North. And according to wildlife experts now monitoring the impact of global warming in greater detail, the big bears aren't as big as they used to be.<p>The early breakup of sea ice and …

A Generator That Harnesses Energy From Ocean Currents

A working model of the estimated $5-million device could be ready within a year.<p>The magic of ocean currents is that they surround every continent on Earth and they run all day, every day. That's what sets this energy source apart from wind, solar, tidal, or wave—all of which are cyclical, meaning …

Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'

<b>Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term.</b><p>Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.<p>Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted …

Climate Change

Could A Volcano Power America?

An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.<p>In October, at the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon, a team of scientists and engineers began pumping 11 million gallons of water underground, …

Lamborghini goes green with Aventador

The saying, “You just can’t leave well enough alone,” certainly applies to this beauty.<p>Taking an already magnificent piece of automotive excellence …

Lamborghini Aventador SV renderings show what to expect

Daniele Pelligra has virtually envisioned the Lamborghini Aventador in SuperVeloce guise

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce

It seems to be the day of the supercar unveilings in Geneva. We take a detailed first look at the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce. The …

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce rocks 739hp

Lamborghini rolled out a new version of the awesome Aventador with more power and performance. The new version of the car is called the Aventador LP …