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30 Years Ago, Global Warming Was Front-Page News; Republicans and Democrats Took It Seriously

James Hansen testified to Congress in 1988 that warming was caused by pollution and that ‘it is time to stop waffling so much.’<br>AP Photo/Dennis</b> …

Climate

Toxic Air Is Now a Year-Round Problem for Delhi

Delhi’s toxic air is no longer limited to winters.<p>While Delhi is experiencing high levels of air pollution largely caused by a dust storm hitting …

Pollution

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

'Lost' NASA Tapes Show Humans Sort of Caused Global Warming on the Moon Too

There is a decades-old mystery at NASA: Why did the moon's temperature suddenly rise nearly 4 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) right after the …

Space Science

The Potential Pitfalls of Sucking Carbon From the Atmosphere

Last week, Canadian company Carbon Engineering published research findings that show how carbon dioxide could be sucked up from the atmosphere for …

Climate Change

India Just Discovered Its First Exoplanet And The Name Is EPIC

For the first time ever, Indian scientists have discovered a planet that orbits a Sun-like star.<p>The announcement was made yesterday by the Indian …

Universe

A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is …

Fossil Fuels

The Great Climate Hoax Is Putting Fish in the Wrong Places

Surely, this will end well.<p>I don’t want to unduly alarm people, but there are lots of fish in the wrong places these days. This, of course, is connected to the effects of the Great Chinese Climate Hoax. Suitable environments are moving, and the fish are moving with them. Yale Environment 360 has …

Global Warming

No Mincing Words: India Is Warming Rapidly

<b>New Delhi</b>: A new study on climate change in India has confirmed a rapid rise in surface temperatures in the past 70 years.<p>The study calculated …

Dismal Western Snowpack Is a Climate "Warning Sign"

The potential for drought and large wildfires looms over the summer

Unusually severe Indian weather kills at least 66; more storms on the way

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Severe storms were likely to hit northern India on Monday, the weather office warned, a day after at least 66 people were killed as unusually powerful dust storms, torrential rain and lightning battered large parts of the country.<p>Storm uprooted trees, knocked down power poles, …

Weather

In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing

This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.

The Arctic

Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold

By Jessica Corbett<p>As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a "crucial" carbon monitoring system at NASA, …

The Trump Administration just ended the program that monitors carbon emissions

While the news media focuses its attention on the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the scandals related President Trump’s lawyer Michael …

Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere reach 'highest level in 800,000 years'

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached its highest level in at least 800,000 years, according to scientists.<p>In April, CO2 …

Climate Change

U.S. Climate Scientists Flee For France To ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

Some of America's top researchers will move to France to continue their research.<p>Fourteen climate researchers, including six from U.S. universities, have been selected for French President Emmanuel Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” initiative. The scientists applied to move to France to carry …

Historic Low Sea Ice in the Bering Sea : Image of the Day

In its annual rhythm of growth and melt, sea ice across the Arctic Ocean generally retreats throughout springtime. But not every region melts …

‘We Are Talking Billions of People Displaced by Sea Level Rise’

<i>Janine Jackson interview Dahr Jamail about melting Antarctic ice for the April 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited …

Top 5 Sites for Science Fiction Writers

Of all the fiction genres, sci-fi — aka speculative fiction — stands as the one most likely to inspire devotion. Sci-fi buffs are die-hards. That’s …

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Climate action woefully inadequate, U.N. talks leader Fiji says

OSLO (Reuters) - Government plans for slowing climate change remain 'woefully inadequate' despite promises of tougher action under the 2015 Paris agreement, according to Fiji, which will preside at United Nations talks in Germany next week.<p>Officials from almost 200 nations will work on a "rule …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

More than 95% of world's population breathe dangerous air, major study finds

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found.<p>Cities are home to an increasing …

Pollution

The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.<p>The latest example of how one of …

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought. Here’s why that’s scary.

Greenland’s ice could raise seas by 20 feet.<p>Our planet is warming and its cryosphere — Earth’s frozen regions — is melting. This we know.<p>The Arctic, in particular, is warming at a rate twice as fast as the rest of the planet. And this winter, the sheet of Arctic sea ice that grows and shrinks in an …

Understanding ocean currents: the giant conveyor belts of Earth

Much happens in the waters of this world that affects our lives on land. Beyond natural disasters like tsunamis and cyclones, there is some pretty …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

Physics

Biodiversity Scientist Warns: "We're Sleepwalking into a Mass Extinction"

Diversity "can be damaged in the blink of an eye."<p>Most scientists acknowledge that we are smack in the middle of the planet’s sixth great mass …

Ecology