Rebecca A

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What Is Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis? 5 Questions Answered

By Karl Havens<p><i>Editor's note: Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast,</i> …

Florida

This Garlicky Chicken with Mozzarella Is a Dinner Dream

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Global warming is melting Antarctic ice from below | John Abraham

We all know intuitively that in a warmer world there will be less ice. And, since the North and South Pole regions contain lots of ice, anyone who wants to see evidence of climate change can look there.<p>But beyond this simplistic view, things can get pretty complex. First, it’s important to …

Global Warming

India’s forest governance needs systemic overhaul

Last week, a wild elephant attacked and killed a senior Indian Forest Service officer (IFS), S Manikandan, in a thickly forested area in Karnataka’s …

Maximum Temperature 7 Degrees Above Normal; Delhi Prepares For Early Summer

Delhi set for early heat wave as maximum temperature soars<p><b>New Delhi:</b> The temperature in the national capital region edged closer to that of peak …

Carbon pricing seems obvious to economists, but for many voters it just doesn't click

If you want to stop climate change — and most Canadians say they do — economists insist they know the most efficient way of making it happen.<p>But as …

Seed farms help Cameroon's climate-hit farmers shore up harvests

BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers in Cameroon struggling with the effects of prolonged drought are finding relief through a government-supported initiative to give them access to better crop seeds.<p>A farmer works on her young maize crop in Molyko, Cameroon, December 18, 2017. …

'It's not impossible': Western Canada's risk of water shortages rising

<i>This story is part of our series Water at Risk, which looks at Cape Town's drought and some potential risks to the water supply facing parts of</i> …

The cliff that changed our understanding of time

A rocky, remote outcrop in Scotland inspired the realisation that the Earth was millions of years old – and led Charles Darwin to his theory of evolution.<p>“Just a bit further, round the next bend,” my guide Jim said, as our fishing boat pitched and rolled in the choppy waters of the North Sea. It …

Climate emergency: Half of Bering Sea ice vanishes in 2 weeks

CLOSE<p>The Bering Sea has lost approximately half of its sea ice in two weeks. Experts say the coastline is now open to more storms rolling in from the …

San Francisco Sinks as Waters Rise

According to a study released March 7, half of San Francisco International Airport's runways could sink underwater by 2100, The New York Times …

25 cities where crime is soaring

Violent crime is a broad designation consisting of the most egregious infractions — aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder. According to the FBI, there were 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the United States in 2016. While the crime rate has fluctuated slightly in recent years, …

Crime

Arctic ice melting reignites Russia and China visions of a ‘Polar Silk Road’

The unprecedented melt of Arctic sea ice is sounding alarm bells around the globe, but it’s also rejuvenating hopes of a shipping shortcut across the …

China's War on Pollution Will Change the World

China’s War on Pollution Will Change the World<p>By Jeff KearnsJeff Kearns, Hannah DormidoHannah Dormido and Alyssa McDonaldAlyssa McDonald<p>China is …

China now has a giant, smog-sucking chimney

China has long suffered from some of the worst smog in the world. Now, the government wants to do something about it. Alongside other attempts to …

The ozone hole over the Antarctic is beginning to fill up. Here's the bad news.

This heightened awareness led to the international adoption of the Montreal Protocol in 1987, in which major restrictions were placed on products …

New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life

A newfound pair of giant viruses have massive genomes and the most complete resources for building proteins ever seen in the viral world. They have …

In Louisiana, Facing the Peril of Rising Seas

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>The Feb. 25 special section, “The Drowning Coast,” written in collaboration with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, is one of the best pieces of reporting I have ever read. It tells the story of coastal South Louisiana, with a keen ear to the political, cultural, economic and personal …

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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupted Today and the Photos Are Spooky as Hell

The photos and video emerging from the Indonesian island of Sumatra right now are absolutely terrifying. Thankfully, no one has been hurt, but the …

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Laser experiment hints at weird in-between ice

Scientists spot signs of an unusual phase of water called superionic ice.

Could soils help save the climate?

Soils are a double-edged climate sword. They are huge reservoirs of organic carbon and can act as a carbon sink. But they can also release CO2 into …

First experimental evidence for superionic ice

Among the many discoveries on matter at high pressure that garnered him the Nobel Prize in 1946, scientist Percy Bridgman discovered five different …

Uganda investigates allegations of refugee aid fraud

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is investigating allegations that its officials defrauded donors by inflating refugee numbers and diverting food aid, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Refugees from South Sudan offload food items from the World Food Program (WFP) trucks in Palorinya …

Africa

Ørsted's massive new offshore wind farm will generate power for 1 million homes

Offshore wind farms keep getting bigger and bigger. Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, just began offshore construction on Hornsea Project One, the latest …

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

Scientists find oxidized iron deep within the Earth's interior

Scientists studying the Earth's mantle recently made an unexpected discovery. Five hundred and fifty kilometres below the Earth's surface, they found …

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