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12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

Global Warming

As glaciers retreat, they reveal a host of new problems

'Our country will vanish': Pacific islanders bring desperate message to Australia

Kiribati and other low-lying countries are under threat from climate change, and while their people would rather stay behind, they may be left with no choice<p>“Like a drop of water in a bucket, on its own is small, but if there are many, many drops, soon it is overflowing.”<p>Erietera Aram’s water …

As New Jersey’s flooding crisis intensifies, low-income people feel the worst impacts

<i>Coastal communities are enduring growing flood risks from rising seas, with places like Atlantic City, sandwiched between a bay and the ocean, facing</i> …

15 Whole-Grain Pasta Recipes for a Comfort Food Healthy Makeover

Stop everything: There’s a way to make your favorite noodle dishes even better. Yes, really. And all it takes is a simple swap of the base ingredient. If you use whole grain pasta, you get the same can’t-resist flavors but with more fiber, B vitamins, and protein. These 15 whole grain pasta recipes …

Healthy Eating

The best flight search websites – tried and tested

The internet’s supposed to make things easier when comparing flights. Rather than juggle dozens of airline websites, meta-search engines do the job for you, rifling through countless prices to find the best offers. The only snag is there are dozens of such sites, too, so which should you use?<p>To …

SEO

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China's most beautiful city

An ‘international tourism destination of peerless beauty’ say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but one of the scenic city’s rivers has recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities …

Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness

Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, months after state of emergency declared for wildfires<p>Sixty-seven people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate by intense rains which damaged 115,000 homes and destroyed more …

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 …

Urban jungle: saving city wildlife with trees, green roofs and pools

From brush turkeys to powerful owls, Australia’s rarest wildlife lives in cities –protecting it has benefits for humans too<p>The federal government recently released the Threatened Species Prospectus, showcasing the numerous opportunities for businesses to be involved in conservation. This is great …

Antarctic: temperature records verified

Heat and cold records in the Antarctic have now been officially confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. What do we gain from the news? …

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

Expected

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Now, scientists may have worked out what triggers them to blow in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>The Toba eruption was the largest volcanic eruption witnessed in history, which covered 2,800 cubic kilometers of the surrounding area in volcanic ash, causing enormous amounts …

Geology

Iceland is drilling a giant hole, not for oil, but for geothermal energy

Drill, baby, drill. But in this case, not for oil — rather, the nation of Iceland is digging a giant hole into a volcano in the name of renewable …

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them<p>If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of …

As Trump enters White House, California renews climate change fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state’s commitment to be the nation’s environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global …

Clean Technology

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Geology

Dams be damned, let the world's rivers flow again

The flawed development model of dam-building has continued around the world. It’s time to give permanent protection to free-flowing rivers<p>Fifty years ago, environmentalists and dam builders in the United States were locked in a bitter battle. Dam building had swept the nation in the 1940s and …

The scary, unimpeachable evidence that climate change is already here

When Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump about his thoughts on climate change, the president-elect responded, “Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.” He’s not alone; according to Pew Research less than half …

Global Warming

Volcano near Naples showing signs of reawakening

Eruption of Campi Flegrei would put area occupied by 500,000 people at risk, say scientists<p>The slumbering Campi Flegrei volcano under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of reawakening and may be nearing a critical pressure point, according to a new study.<p>Italian and French scientists have for …

This animated map shows every single earthquake in the past 15 years

This animated map created from the NOAA, NWS, and PTWC shows every recorded earthquake in chronological order from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2015. The size of the circle shows the magnitude of the earthquakes in relation to each other. The color represents the earthquake depth.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

Earthquakes

These GIFs Show America’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Explosion

Even the Trump administration’s fossil-fuel-powered cabinet appointees may have trouble stopping this momentum.<p>Over the last five years, solar generation in Nevada has increased seven-fold. Iowa and Texas have doubled their wind power production. And, across the U.S., renewable energy has been …

Renewable Energy

Half the world's species failing to cope with global warming as Earth races towards its sixth mass extinction

Nearly half the species on the planet are failing to cope with global warming the world has already experienced, according to an alarming new study …

Scientists have long feared this ‘feedback’ to the climate system. Now they say it’s happening

At a time when a huge pulse of uncertainty has been injected into the global project to stop the planet’s warming, scientists have just raised the stakes even further.<p>In a massive new study published Wednesday in the influential journal Nature, no less than 50 authors from around the world document …

Climate Change

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050

Climate scientists warn that 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from Earth's soil by mid-century.<p>The term "snowball effect" is an unfortunate way to describe climate change, but a new study is predicting just that.<p>Climate scientists warn that by 2050, an …

Climate Change

Is Florida’s climate change model — denial at the Capitol, frantic action at the beach — in store for the U.S. under Trump?

When Floridians narrowly voted for<p>Donald Trumpon Nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves. Rising seas and accelerating storms are inundating this low-lying state, but a majority of its citizens still chose a presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax.<p>A disconnect …

Climate

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

<b>A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.</b><p>Writing in journal Nature, they project that an increase of 1C (1.8F) will release an additional 55 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere by 2050.<p>This …

Climate Change

Underground earthquake leaves at least four miners dead in Poland

Sixteen people were in the area of Rudna mine hit by magnitude 4.4 quake that struck at shallow depth in Polkowice district, says state media<p>An underground earthquake left at least four miners dead and four missing at the Rudna mine in Polkowice, south-western Poland, according to state media.<p>The …