Chase Dion

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The world is getting warmer, but are natural disasters getting worse?

Evidence of climate change has been coming at a steady pace for years. NASA has said that the 10 hottest years on record all occurred since 1998, and carbon dioxide levels — cited the force behind global warming — hit a record high in May. Now, a UN report has compiled data for the past 10 years, …

5 ways to help our disappearing bees

Colony collapse disorder is claiming many bees. But there are things you can do to help.<p>In the spring and summer, thoughts naturally turn to the …

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously …

Climate sickness

The World Health Organisation says there is a clear correlation between climate change and an increase in diseases in the Pacific.<p>The WHO has …

Australian heatwaves 'five times more likely due to global warming'

Global warming has increased five-fold the probabilities that Australians will bake in record hot summers, according to new research from the …

The Southwest's Forests May Never Recover From Megafires

Chinese coal pollution has cut life expectancy by at least five years, study finds

New research puts the costs of economic development in stark relief<p>Heavy pollution in northern China has cut average life expectancy there by at least five years, according to a study published Monday. The report, authored by American, Israeli, and Chinese researchers, found that people in southern …

Oil Train Tragedy in Canada Spotlights Rising Crude Transport by Rail

The explosive train derailment that killed at least five people and left dozens missing in a Canadian lakeside town focused attention on North America's skyrocketing use of rail to transport its booming oil production.<p><b>With authorities still reckoning the death toll from the explosive train</b> …

Update on Arctic sea ice extent July 2013

By June 2013, Arctic sea ice had melted below the 1981-2010 average for this time of year. However, the rate of melt is nowhere near what we saw last …

Global Warming

What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

America's hugely productive food system is one of its success stories. The nation will export a projected $139.5 billion in agricultural products this fiscal year alone. It's an industry that supports "more than 1 million jobs," according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.<p>But all that …

US has failed to protect marine life, say conservationists

Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife …

Clean up radioactive contamination at beach, Gordon Brown tells MoD

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is demanding the Ministry of Defence "owns up" and takes responsibility for radioactive contamination at a …

US government report says global warming threatens our power grid

The Department of Energy has cited climate change as a major danger for US power infrastructure. In a report released today, the DoE said that several likely consequences of global warming — including increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, rising sea levels, and more extreme storms …

China to limit car sales in fight against air pollution

China, struggling to cope with worsening smog problems as roads in Shanghai and Beijing become choked with traffic, plans new restrictions on vehicle sales in some key cities.<p>Such limits are already in place in four major cities, and another eight will be added to the list, according to reports …

Retreating Antarctic Ice Fuels Surprising Glass Sponge Invasion

Author: Joe Hanson. Joe Hanson Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p>In the frigid, inky ocean depths beneath …

Mysterious Manatee and Dolphin Deaths in Florida Confound Scientists

Once a lush and healthy estuary, the Indian River Lagoon is now an enigmatic death trap. Running along 40 percent of Florida’s Atlantic coast, the …

Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

Climate change seems like this complicated, intractable problem. But maybe it doesn't have to be.<p>On today's show, we talk to a couple economists about a very simple idea that could solve the climate-change problem: Tax carbon emissions.<p>A carbon tax could be paired with cuts in the income tax. And …

Climate change to top agenda at US-China talks

The secretary of state, John Kerry, has promised climate change will top the agenda of this week's broad US-Chinese strategic dialogue, further …

Increased gas prices? Don't blame unrest in Egypt

You may soon find yourself paying a dime more for a gallon of gas, which you may blame on unrest in Egypt.<p>You’d be only partly right. Another culprit, believe it or not, is how successful the energy business has been recently in the U.S.<p>Inventories of domestic crude oil have plunged in recent …

Radioactive leak reaching Pacific, says Japan

Japan's nuclear regulator says it believes radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power station is leaking into the Pacific, and urged operators to act to prevent further contamination.<p>Shunichi Tanaka, head of the new Nuclear Regulation Authority, said on Wednesday that he believed …