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2012 one of 10 warmest years on record, report says

Arctic sea ice reaches record lows and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.<p>August 06, 2013|By Neela Banerjee<p>About 97% of Greenland's ice sheet melted last summer, far greater… (Joe Raedle / Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON — Last year was …

Global Warming

2012: A year of broken climate records

2012 was the eighth or ninth warmest year on record, depending on which data set you look at, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Japanese Scientists Develop Pioneering Drought-Resistant Rice Crop to Battle Climate Change

As the world’s population soars above 7 billion, the threat of severe drought weighs heavily on global food supply. To help in the fight against …

Steve King: Belief In Climate Change Is A ‘Religion,’ ‘Not Science’

Despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is real, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is insistent that it is “not science” and …

For some climate scientists, speaking out is a moral obligation

As human beings, climate scientists have a vested interest in getting the climate change policy right<p>We scientists talk to each other…a lot. Usually it is about breaking studies or techniques that can help us better understand the world around us. On occasion, however, we talk about how to …

The Earth's Oceans Have Never Been Higher

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The story of climate change is largely a story about what's happening to the ocean. Most of the …

Noaa report says Arctic sea ice is disappearing at unprecedented pace

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate study puts 2012 among the 10 warmest years on record<p>The Arctic lost record amounts of sea ice last year and is changing at an unprecedented pace due to climate change, a landmark climate study said on Tuesday.<p>Last year was among the 10 warmest …

Seven ways the drought in the West really sucks

Almost 87 percent of the Western U.S. is in a drought, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports today in a big, gloomy article with big, gloomy pictures. New …

Snorkeling

Polar Bear Tragically Starves to Death Because of Global Warming

It’s always sad to see dead animals in the wild, but the death of this 16-year-old male polar bear found dead on a beach north of Norway is …

Sea level and temperatures hit record highs last year, report says

The US had its warmest year on record in 2012 as carbon levels grew and Arctic sea ice melted. Another downer: the global sea level hit an all-time high last year as well. These and other troubling environmental records were published Tuesday in the 32nd edition of the American Meteorological …

Sea creatures race toward cooler waters - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — Ocean animals are moving toward the poles and doing so …

Zoology

Watching Fox News Increases Distrust In Climate Science

Conservative media makes people distrust scientists, and in turn, doubt the existence of climate change.<p>Science has done a good job of documenting the great divide between liberals and conservatives on the issue of climate change. Several studies have found that watching conservative media outlets, …

Siberia, The Newest Hot Spot

It hasn’t been a typical summer in Siberia. High temperatures for this time of year are usually in the mid-to-low 60s Fahrenheit, but this July they …

Announcing the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection | EveryONE

<i>Post authored by Collection Curator Ben Bond-Lamberty</i><p>The ecological impacts of climate change are broad and diverse, and include alterations to …

Swimming Robot Tested for Billion-Mile Trip to Saturn Moon

<b>Where do you get a robot ready to visit a lake a billion miles away?</b><p>The glacier-fed Laguna Negra (map) in the Chilean Andes, where NASA and SETI Institute scientists have been testing a floating robot whose successors may eventually parachute into a sea on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.<p>It’s not …

Astronomy

China’s Climate Change Initiatives Are Leaving the US in the Dust

While US lawmakers continue to debate whether climate change even exists, sweeping climate change reforms are starting to emerge from a surprising …

Clean Air Act

Thousands of Fish Die in Record Alaskan Heat Wave

A record-breaking heat wave recently resulted in the deaths of thousands of fish throughout Alaska. Highs of over 90 degrees devastated trout and …

Global Warming

Creating the world’s smartest lake

A new collaborative project aims to create the world’s “smartest lake” by installing smart water technology in New York’s Lake George.<p>Rensselaer …

Sustainability

On a hot planet, tempers may flare - Futurity

PRINCETON / UC BERKELEY (US) — Human history shows a link between even a moderate …

UC Berkeley

Drastically altered marine food web on the horizon

If current climate trends follow historical precedent, ocean ecosystems will be in state of flux for next 10,000 years, according to Scripps …

Climate Change

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Is Climate Change Creating More World Violence?

Stand by for more violence. As planetary temperatures rise, so does the likelihood of murder, rape and domestic violence, as well as civil war, …

Scientists Propose Planting Trees in the Desert to Combat Climate Change

<i>Desert photo from Shutterstock</i><p>A group of German scientists led by Klaus Becker of the University of Hohenheim believes that planting drought-tolerant …

Climate Change

Alaska Blasts Through Temperature Records, Surpassing Miami in Some Areas

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>No part of the world is safe from the clutches of global warming, including the United States’ only Arctic region, Alaska. Due …

Global Warming

Solar Could Provide One-Third Of The Western U.S.’s Power Needs By 2050

Solar power could supply one-third of the West’s power needs by 2050 if federal cost-reduction targets are met and the region adopts reasonable …

Who's Gonna Pay For Global Warming?

Who do you think? The middle classes of the developed world will pay with their hard-earned taxes. The poor of the world will pay with their blood, sweat and tears. And half the species on this planet will pay with their lives. The 1% won’t even notice, although Bree might wonder why her friend’s …

Climate Change This Week: Burn, Baby, Burn, Sea Rise Lock-in, and More!

<b>Climate Change Is Burning America</b> conclude scientists and fire experts at a recent conference reports Tom Kenworthy at <i>Climate Progress</i>. Huge, explosive fires are becoming commonplace, say many experts, because climate change is setting the stage -- bringing higher temperatures, widespread drought, …

Alpine glaciers 'protect mountain peaks from erosion'

<b>Instead of wearing mountains down, evidence from Europe's high Alps shows that glaciers shield summits from erosion, acting as a protective lid.</b><p>French scientists studied erosion on Mont Blanc, western Europe's highest peak, below and around its glaciers.<p>Ice at the highest points froze to the …

Mount Everest