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It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame.

What if the scourge of false news on the internet is not the result of Russian operatives or partisan zealots or computer-controlled bots? What if the main problem is us?<p>People are the principal culprits, according to a new study examining the flow of stories on Twitter. And people, the study’s …

Journalism

Rising Humidity Due to Climate Change Could Push Humans to Their Physical Limit

It’s not just the heat, but also the humidity, that could make life uncomfortable — and even deadly — for humans as climate change worsens.<p>In the …

Ecosystems Are Collapsing, Food Bowls Are Next

The world we grew up in is disappearing.<p>From the tropics to the poles, the effects of climate change are transforming environments that humans have …

2017 Was A Record-High Year For Billion-Dollar US Disasters

Last year marked the costliest US wildfire and hurricane seasons on record.<p>It’s official: 2017 set a new record for big, costly disasters in the United States.<p>The nation was struck by 16 hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters last year, each with losses exceeding $1 billion. Combined, …

Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly U.S. disaster year on record

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters in the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday.<p>The …

Climate Change

6 Months After Angela Merkel Lectured Trump on Global Warming, Germany Abandons Its Climate Goals

Germany will abandon its 2020 national global warming goal, a huge embarrassment to Chancellor Angela Merkel, as part of a deal to put together a …

It's So Hot In Australia Roads Are Melting and Bats Are Falling Out of the Sky

In what’s becoming an annual rite of passage each summer, a monster heat wave has blanketed nearly all of Australia. Bats boiling alive, crews …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Weather

AL GORE WAS RIGHT: Sahara Desert Blanketed With 15 Inches Of SNOW, So, Duh, Global Warming Is Real!

Al Gore recently declared that weather is the same as climate while pointing out that it's really cold in the Northeast.<p>Despite climatologists …

Climate Change

The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers

Jeez.<p>Decades of measurements and predictions of sea level rise could have underestimated the scale of the problem, experts warn, due to scientists …

Global Warming

Climate Change Is an Overwhelming Problem. Here Are 4 Things Executives Can Do Today

Today’s climate challenge is so far beyond our collective experience that it demands a radically different kind of engagement from senior leadership teams in the private sector. The threats that climate change poses to business, markets, and, indeed, capitalism are peculiarly hard for most top …

Tata Motors

Report: The media is bad at covering climate change and worse at covering solutions

While President Trump has turned bashing the mainstream media into a form of performance art, sometimes the press does deserve some <i>constructive</i> criticism. For example, look no further than the media’s inadequate coverage of climate change and potential solutions—inadequate, at least, according to a …

Climate

MPs call for 25p charge on takeaway coffee cups ahead of possible ban

In UK 2.5bn disposable cups are thrown away each year, of which less than 0.25% are recycled, according to environmental audit committee report<p>MPs are calling for a 25p charge on takeaway coffee in a move that could see disposable cups banned in five years time.<p>In the UK 2.5bn takeaway coffee cups …

Coffee

Heartbroken scientists lament the likely loss of ‘most of the world’s coral reefs’

For decades, marine scientists have been warning of the demise of coral reefs in a warming world. But now, those warning calls have reached a …

This powerful greenhouse gas has been rising sharply for a decade. Now we know why

Just over a decade ago, scientists found that methane — a potent greenhouse gas — had begun to rapidly increase in our atmosphere. The amounts of gas …

Climate Change

Oxygen Is Disappearing From the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

Tech & Science Ocean Oxygen Climate Change<p><i>Updated |</i> The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much …

Donald Trump's offshore drilling plans spark fierce criticism

The Trump administration has announced plans to vastly expand offshore drilling. But state governors and conservationists have vowed to defend …

Oil & Gas Industry

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity<p>Ocean dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, scientists have warned, while the number of very low oxygen sites near coasts have …

Global Warming