Shannon McNamara

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

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 first scientists to show that the thick icecap that once covered the Arctic ocean was beginning to thin and shrink. He was director of the …

Global Warming

Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international ‘state of the climate’ report finds<p>The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea …

Climate Change

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate in a different way,” and his efforts seemed to …

Climate Change

How Vector Space Mathematics Reveals the Hidden Sexism in Language - MIT Technology Review

Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The …

How Does Your Neighborhood Get Its Power? Find Out With This Map

Where does your power come from?<p>If you have ever wondered where the power comes from to light and heat your home, this new map created from U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data might give you some food for thought. Did burning coal supply the voltage that powers your television, or was …

5 useful apps to teach your kids coding right now

Intro<p>Now, you may have heard that, starting next year, coding will be part of the national school syllabus. Reception has been mixed, with many …

How to Restore an Urban River? Los Angeles Looks to Find Out

Officials are moving ahead with a major revitalization of the Los Angeles River – removing miles of concrete along its banks and re-greening areas …

Los Angeles

6 Ways The GOP's Environmental Platform Will Damage The Earth

The Republican party casts doubt on climate change, rejects the Paris Agreement and calls coal "clean."<p>The world’s scientists overwhelmingly agree: our planet is facing an environmental crisis of staggering proportions. The Earth is warming at an alarming rate due to human activity. Many scientists …

Climate

Why Wasting Water Is Even Worse for the Environment Than You Think

<i>Is wasting water actually bad for the environment? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ava Mohsenin, Communcations Associate at WaterNow Alliance, on Quora:</b><p>Yes, wasting water is actually bad for …

52 Films By Women: It's a Moral Imperative That We Talk about Martha Coolidge's 'Real Genius'

By Seth Freilich | 52 Films by Women | July 20, 2016 | Comments ()<p>By Seth Freilich | 52 Films by Women | July 20, 2016 |<p>In the wake of all the recent …

Counter-culture

Marvel at Nasa's gorgeous travel posters advertising the best sights in the Universe

Nasa recently unveiled a gorgeous set of travel posters advertising the most exciting sights in the Universe as it revealed a $19 billion budget …

Posters