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Obama's Catch-22 on climate change

On Wednesday, President Obama traveled down to the Florida Everglades to give a big Earth Day speech on global warming. And one of his key points was that climate change should, ideally, transcend partisan politics.<p>"This is not something that historically should be a partisan issue"<p>"This is not …

Scripps Investigating Mysterious Warm 'Blob' in North Pacific

Share This Article:<p>Scripps Institution of Oceanography has organized scientific workshop next week to investigate a “blob” of high-temperature water …

Global Warming

Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists

Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists<p>The warming of the oceans due to climate change is now unstoppable after record temperatures last year, bringing additional sea-level rise, and raising the …

Global Warming

Hurricanes Are Making History This Year

Changing Planet<p>Did you know that the 2015 tropical cyclone season in the Northern Hemisphere is already the most active on record? It’s a fact. Check out the graph below published by The Weather Channel and created by Colorado State University tropical scientist Dr. Phil Klotzbach and National …

Weather

Why Is Record Cold and Epic Snow Hitting U.S. So Early?

Blame the polar vortex, the jet stream, the lake effect—and a typhoon.<p>It's only November, and half the U.S. is blanketed in snow—six feet deep and counting in and around Buffalo, New York—while parts of the Deep South have been waking up to temperatures that are just above freezing.<p>Temperatures are …

English coastline flood risk from waves reassessed

<b>The Environment Agency is reviewing the flood risk around the English coastline from high waves.</b><p>It says some of its existing maps may underestimate the risks to coastal communities.<p>It is updating its National Flood Risk Assessment which informs members of the public and local authorities about the …

Coastlines

Environment: News & features

Environment

Sinking Ground and Rising Seas Could Drown Coastal Cities by End of Century

Excessive groundwater removal is causing the ground to sink, adding to concerns of rising ocean levels facing coastal cities.<p>A study on sea-level …

Snow and Storm Winds Slam New England With Early Winter Blast

A wintry storm blasted New England on Sunday, dumping nearly two feet of snow in parts of Maine and knocking out power across the region. Cary, Maine, near the border with Canada, was blanketed by 21 inches of snow by Sunday evening, while Bangor reported nearly 15 inches, according to Weather.com, …

New England

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …