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Greenland Is Melting

The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.<p>I<p>Not long ago, I attended a memorial service on top of the Greenland ice sheet for a man I did not know. The service was an intimate affair, with only four …

Giant iceberg poised to snap off from Antarctica: scientists

An expanse of ice roughly the size of Delaware is close to breaking off from the warming Antarctic ice shelf to form one of the world's largest-ever …

New light on the future of a key Antarctic glacier

The melt rate of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier is an important concern, because this glacier alone is currently responsible for about 1 percent …

Oil and plastic are choking the planet

(Credit: John Schneider via Flickr)People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet's life-support systems astound me. When confronted …

Tropical forests may be hiding mass extinctions | Cosmos

A mass extinction of tropical species ranging from bats to butterflies may have already happened without anyone noticing, suggests research from …

Microfibres: Scientists warn of growing cost of inaction on tiny particles polluting oceans

When it comes to plastic pollution on beaches, scientists say few of us realise the biggest threat — microfibres.<p>They are invisible to the naked eye …

More frequent extreme ocean warming could further endanger albatross

As Earth warms due to human-caused climate change, extreme climatic events like heat waves, droughts, and spikes in ocean temperatures have increased …

Climate Change

U.S. resists plan to link climate change, ocean health: U.N. co-chair | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - The United States is resisting plans to highlight how climate change is disrupting life in the oceans at a U.N. conference of almost 200 nations next week, Sweden’s deputy prime minister, who will co-chair the talks, said on Tuesday.<p>A tourist snorkels above coral in the lagoon …

Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia<p>“I’d like to be a doctor,” says seven-year-old Martin, sitting quietly in his modest home in Kabwe, Zambia. But the truth is that Martin struggles with his schoolwork, and his …

Pollution

NSW mine rehabilitation funds inadequate and outcomes vague: Auditor-General

The audit also found there is no financial provision made to cover significant unexpected environmental degradation should a mine rehab fail after …

Surveys taken throughout 2016 show escalating impact from north to south, with 70% of shallow water corals dead north of Port Douglas<p>Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef last year was even worse than expected, while the full impact of the most recent event is yet to be determined.<p>Queensland …

Great Barrier Reef

'The great unknown': New climate change data lifts the sea-level threat

The resulting maps show airports in Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart will be largely under water by 2100 if that two-metre rise happens.<p>Other areas at …

Study Finds That Going Meatless Could Save the Environment

Taking a Bite Out of Emissions<p>In the first study of its kind, the U.K.’s Global Food Security Programme and the European Union’s Seventh Framework …

Deadly environment harming kids

A University of Queensland and World Health Organisation (WHO) research collaboration has found that many of the most common causes of death among …

Polluted environment linked to higher cancer rates | Cosmos

Poor quality across a wide range of physical measurements – notably air, water, built environment, population density and soil – collectively …

Pollution

Combination of carbon emissions and ‘urban heat island’ effect of concrete and asphalt gives rise to worst-case scenario by end of 21st century<p>Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the world’s cities may be as much as 8C (14.4F) warmer by 2100, researchers …

Climate Change