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Global warming is causing an Alaskan glacier to melt at the fastest pace in 400 years

One of the USA's tallest glaciers is melting at the fastest pace in 400 years, a new study reports.<p>The study said melting on Mount Hunter in Alaska’s Denali National Park can be linked mainly to rising summer temperatures in the region.<p>"We have not seen snow melt like this in at least four …

Global Warming

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Increasing snowfall in Antarctica could reduce sea level rise, but only a bit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Snowfall across the great white continent of Antarctica is increasing, according to a study released this week by an international team led by the British Antarctic Survey.<p>The team analyzed 79 ice cores from across Antarctica that provide detailed information on how much snow has fallen …

Sea Level

Arizona court rejects lower in-state tuition for immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's three state universities and its largest community college district say they will raise tuition immediately for young immigrants granted deferred deportation status in the wake of a court ruling.<p>The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that young immigrants in the program started by …

Immigration

Amidst all the other Trump administration crises, they're actively making the climate crisis worse

Last month, those radical hippies at the World Bank warned:<p>The worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world …

Climate Change

My Visit to the Trump Dump.... Sorry, Trump Tower

Before he makes America great again, can he at least clear the trash out of the Tower's public garden?<p>Trump Tower is no ordinary property: It is the jewel in Donald Trump's brass crown. He lives at the top in a three-story penthouse with his third wife and third son. But it's more than just Trump's …

Trump Tower

As Antarctic Melting Accelerates, Worst-Case Scenarios May Come True

(Photo: NASA HQ Photo)<p>Some of the world's most profound melting of glaciers is happening in the Antarctic; and is invisible from above.<p>According to a …

Global Warming

Hockey Is Threatened by Climate Change, NHL Report Says

<i>Sean Breslin<br>Published: March 29, 2018</i><p>Hockey must adapt to warming global temperatures or the sport could be threatened by climate change, according …

Climate Change

Arming teachers with guns won't help prevent school shootings, research suggests — here's how Germany dealt with the problem

Just days after President Donald Trump proposed giving teachers guns to better protect their classrooms from school shootings, a California teacher fired a bullet from his semi-automatic handgun in class, injuring one of his students.<p>Local TV station KSBW reported that the incident happened Tuesday …

Guns

A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves

BEIJING — After the brutal suppression of China’s 1989 democracy movement, Liu Suli, a student leader who had narrowly escaped being gunned down near Tiananmen Square, recalled a boyhood dream as he brooded in his prison cell.<p>If he owned a bookstore, he had mused at the age of 7, he wouldn’t have …

Books

Climate change could force more than 140 million people from their homes by 2050, major new report finds

Millions of people in the developing world will be forced from their homes by climate change in the coming decades, according to a major new report …

Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says <i>New York Times</i> editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, <i>(((Semitism)))</i>, is about being Jewish in the Trump era.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. After linking to an article about the rise of …

Donald Trump

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Global warming puts nearly half of species in key places at risk: report

<b>(CNN) —</b> About half of all plants and animals in 35 of the world's most biodiverse places are at risk of extinction due to climate change, a new report claims.<p>"Hotter days, longer periods of drought, and more intense storms are becoming the new normal, and species around the world are already …

Climate Change

Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe

The ocean current that gives western and northern Europe a relatively mild climate might be at greater risk of shutdown than we thought. If the North …

Immigration
El Paso

How To Debunk A Climate Change Skeptic

Is there anything more frustrating than a climate change denier? How do you even engage in conversations where the arguments are circular, based on …

Climate Change

Has the Arctic Finally Reached a Tipping Point?

Something is not right in the Arctic.<p>The recent wave of mild, humid air and its attendant impacts is disturbing. But this is the fourth winter where …

Arctic temperatures are soaring, and scientists are freaking out

The planet keeps heating up and melting ice at a "frightening" pace.<p>It was the warmest December on record in the Arctic, and 2018 has already set a …

Climate change 'will push European cities towards breaking point'

Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves<p>Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research.<p>The study, by …

Climate Change
Mass Shootings

Stanley murder acquittal inflames Indigenous people's loss of faith in Canada’s justice system

Before people took to the streets in protest, before the Prime Minister met with Colten Boushie's family, the Battleford courtroom where the trial of Gerald Stanley concluded last week was deathly quiet.<p>The jury foreman who said "not guilty" spoke so softly that for a moment the silence held, as …

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory.<p>Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has …

Donald Trump

Here We Go Again. Trump Just Said Another Stupid Thing About Climate Change

Is someone keeping count?

Climate Researchers' Work Is Turned into Fake News

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Science is slow. It rests …

Climate Change

Montana adds its own net neutrality rules in defiance of FCC

The net neutrality backlash just stepped up a notch.<p>Just weeks after the Federal Communications Commission controversially peeled back open internet …

Net Neutrality

Big snowfall, a cooler ocean and, yet, more signs of global warming

Two of America’s top science agencies confirmed last week that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record. But the news came with some anomalies — the kind that skeptics might use to muddy the evidence that the planet is growing dangerously warmer.<p>The reports from NASA and the National Oceanic and …

Global Warming

New research suggests worst-case global warming temperatures won’t be hit

But even the best-case scenarios are seriously bad<p>When writing about climate change and global warming, there is no such thing as good news. There’s …

Climate Change
Donald Trump