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Massive source of ‘missing’ nitrogen could revolutionise climate change projections

A team of scientists they have solved the mystery of Earth’s “missing nitrogen”, a discovery with significant implications for climate …

Climate Change

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Glyphosate

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case<p>California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for …

Climate Change

20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed 'Warning to Humanity'

A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was …

Climate Change

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

Trump's view that ice caps 'setting records' baffles scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists puzzled on Monday over U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that ice caps are "setting records" when much of the world's ice from the Alps to the Andes is melting amid global warming.<p>Trump cast doubt on mainstream scientific findings about climate change in an …

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

We’re getting into French Revolution territory

What the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill might mean for you.<p>The Republican tax reform plan, with last-minute changes scribbled into its …

California will burn until it rains — and climate change may keep future rains away

Dry weather looms ahead as fires rage across Southern California<p>Wildfires are spreading unchecked across Southern California, adding more infernos to the state’s worst fire season on record. A warm, dry fall in Southern California and strong offshore winds combined to create dangerous fire …

Climate Change

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in …

Mental Health

Ryan Zinke recommends Trump shrink two more US national monuments

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke has announced recommendations to shrink two more national monuments in the western US – Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon and California, and Gold Butte in Nevada.<p>Trump slashes size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah<p>Read more<p>He also said Donald Trump …

Forests

New study uncovers the 'keystone domino' strategy of climate denial

How climate denial blogs misinform so many people with such poor scientific arguments.<p>The body of evidence supporting human-caused global warming is vast – too vast for climate denial blogs to attack it all. Instead they focus on what a new study published in the journal Bioscience calls “keystone …

Climate Change

“Do the opposite thing you did 18 months ago”: EPA staffers on the agency in the Trump era

Two dozen former and current employees at the Environmental Protection Agency describe dysfunction under Scott Pruitt.<p><i>This story was produced by the</i> <i>Center for Public Integrity</i><i>, a nonprofit investigative news organization in Washington, DC.</i><p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt …

Scott Pruitt

Opinion: Heed the cries for help from Fiji

Island nations of the world, unite! The UN climate conference in Bonn symbolizes cooperation between those responsible for climate change and its …

Climate

These 10 rivers likely the source of millions of tons of ocean plastic

<b>New study finds that rivers deliver up to 4 million metric tons of plastic debris to the sea every year, with up to 95% coming from just 10 of …

The oceans are coming for the world's cities — and we aren't ready, according to a new book

We build cities on the water.<p>Miami, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, Lagos, Los Angeles — look anywhere in the world and humanity has decided that the places we want to congregate look out to sea. Close to 40% of the US population lives in coastal counties. Many of the most expensive and desirable …

Climate Change

Carbon Emissions From Soil Could Lead To ‘Unstoppable’ Global Warming

The results of an extensive study suggest that carbon emissions from warming soils are considerably higher than once thought. Scientists believe that …

San Francisco sues Big Oil for billions over climate change claiming they knew the dangers for decades

The US cities of San Francisco and Oakland are suing five of the world’s largest oil companies for the coasts of walls and other defences against …

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it might be 'too late' to recover from climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that, in the wake of devastating floods and damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate change had become so severe that the country "might not be able to recover."<p>In an interview on CNN's "GPS," Tyson got emotional when …

Homeland Security

South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

SEOUL, South Korea — With his public alarmed by President Trump’s recent threats to North Korea, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea issued an unusually blunt rebuke to the United States on Tuesday, warning that any unilateral military action against the North over its nuclear weapons program …

North Korea

These are the crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about

During August, ice-free areas of the Barents Sea (north of Norway and Russia) were up to 20°F (11°C) above average<p>By now, we’ve all heard that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that heat-trapping greenhouse gases hit their highest concentration ever, surpassing 400 parts per million for the …

Global Warming

Stars Orbiting a Supermassive Black Hole May Have Finally Confirmed General Relativity

Suck it, Newton.<p>If you really, really want to scrutinise the limits of Einstein's general theory of relativity, there's a unique testing ground you …

Physics

Michael Mann Counters Climate Denial With Simple Statistics

By Tim Radford<p>Each of the last three years has seen record temperatures worldwide, further evidence that climate warms the Earth, not mere chance. …

Climate Change
Global Warming

Electric cars are not the solution

If we really want to tackle particle pollution we need carbon-free electricity and, even better, walk or cycle over short distances<p>Will our streets be pollution free when the last petrol and diesel cars are sold in the UK in just over two decades time? Sadly not. This is for two main reasons. …

Pollution

Tesla’s ‘tiny house’ hits the road in Australia to show off solar power potential

Tesla has a new way to demonstrate the possibilities of its home solar products to potential customers – using a ‘tiny house’ on wheels, which it can tow on a rolling tour with a Tesla Model X. The Tesla Tiny House made its official debut in Australia (via Electrek), where it will welcome visitors …

Tesla

The Latest: Trump signs executive action on trade with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. relations with China (all times local):<p>3:30 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has signed an executive action that asks his trade office to explore a possible investigation into China for the alleged theft of American technology and …

North Korea

In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects

On Egypt's Mediterranean coast, August should be prime tourist season. But the seaside restaurants in Alexandria are almost empty. Worries over security are keeping a lot of foreign tourists away. But there's a much bigger worry looming: that hotter weather and a disappearing shoreline could make …

Climate Change

Trump’s environmental agenda is crashing into the courts

Pruitt used to sue the EPA. Now he’s being sued for what he’s doing with it.<p>Donald Trump made clear on the campaign trail that he intends to “get rid of” the Environmental Protection Agency and many of its Obama-era regulations.<p>And in its first six months, his administration has overturned or …

Scott Pruitt

Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told

Former defence force chief decries Australia’s response to climate challenge as a ‘manifest failure of leadership’<p>Military and climate experts, including a former chief of the defence force, have warned that Australia faces potential “disastrous consequences” from climate change, including …

Climate Change