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UN report: Sweeping effects on continents and oceans from global warming

Arctic Ocean Climate Change Impacts

Climate Change Animation Shows Devastating Effects

5 Warning Signs An Economic Collapse Is Looming

Nodding donkeys

FEW symbols of the oil industry are as familiar as the pumpjack, or “nodding donkey” (pictured). The technology is little changed since it was …

Climate Change by the Numbers: 760 Million Displaced by Rising Sea Levels

Surging sea levels will leave up to 760 million people homeless, according to estimates from scientific research organization Climate Central. Should …

Climate Change

We’re Halfway to Global Warming’s 'Dangerous Limit'

We're blowing past another major climate milestone. And it isn't a good one.<p>Scientists and climate leaders have pegged 2˚ Celsius (3.6˚ F) as the degree of temperature rise to which we <i>must</i>, at all costs, limit global warming. The number itself has been nigh-endlessly debated, but the reasoning goes …

Climate change could pummel stocks: study

Environmentalists aren't the only ones fretting over climate change. A new study has calculated the risk to financial markets if temperatures are …

Global Warming's Devastating Effect On World's Largest Cities Visualised With These Before And After Pictures

Long term sea level rise as a result of global warming could affect the lives and homes of over 130 million people globally according to a study …

Can Miami Beach Survive Global Warming?

Miami real estate is booming as never before—but rising sea levels driven by global warming might mean a major bust. The mayor, climate scientists, and other experts tackle the dilemma.<p>I. Paddling Home<p>In the summer of 2013, one of the leading candidates in Miami Beach’s mayoral race, a businessman …

Global Warming Enters "Unchartered Territory" As Temperatures Breach 1C

This year, global temperatures have entered "unchartered territory" as they breach the one degree Celsius mark. That's according to scientists at the UK's Met office who confirmed that 2015 will be the hottest year on record:<p>"These are the highest temperatures we have seen in our record, which goes …

Why Is it Still Illegal to Visit the US if You Admit to Using Drugs?

Every foreign visitor is asked "Are you a drug abuser or addict?" before being allowed to enter the United States, and in 2015, answering "yes" means automatic rejection.<p>Shaun Shelly was looking forward to speaking at the annual International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington, DC, this …

Drivers under the influence of drugs now outnumber those who are drunk

While about eight percent of drivers during weekend nighttime hours had alcohol in their system, only one percent were found with breath alcohol content higher than 0.08 percent - the legal limit in every state, according to the survey by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic …

Migration: A Global Issue in Need of a Global Solution

As the Group of Twenty leaders gather in Turkey this weekend, they will have on their minds heartbreaking images of displaced people fleeing countries gripped by armed conflict and economic distress<b>.</b> The surge of refugees in the last few years has reached levels not seen in decades. And these …