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Scientists: Warming Climate Puts People At Risk

From heat waves in Australia to floods in Mozambique, global warming is already harming millions of people worldwide, says forthcoming UN report<p>Dozens of the world's top climate scientists have gathered in Japan this week with representatives from around 100 countries to work on the latest United …

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Rebelle Raises New Funds As Germans Switch On To Second-Hand Designer Fashion

Second-hand designer fashion has become big business online. Just look at the success of Nasty Gal in the U.S. which has done well out of vintage pieces as well as new clothing, shoes, and accessories from independent designers. Videdressing, a social marketplace where people buy and sell …

Scientists: Global Warming Likely to Surpass 2°C Target

They argue for new “narrative” so world can better prepare for dangerous climate change impacts.<p>It took a long time for nations to set a speed limit on the road to a warming world.<p><b>But for the past four years, even though negotiators have never arrived at a plan for avoiding dangerous climate</b> …

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

2014 Nissan Leaf Has Lowest Lifetime Carbon Footprint: Report

Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime?<p>The answer, according to Automotive Science Group (via …

Electric-Car Fast-Charging Networks: Nissan CHAdeMO Vs Tesla Supercharger

It's easy to forget how young the current electric vehicle market is.<p>Of the cars on sale today, none were launched before 2010. It's easy too to …

Bio Gas Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for going green on the road. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of biogas cars.<p><i>See Epoch</i> …

Mother’s Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

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Adelaide heatwave: state capital is declared the hottest in the world

Adelaide has been declared the hottest city in the world on Thursday by the United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation.<p>The city is on course for its hottest day ever recorded, as South Australia and Victoria swelters through another day over 40C.<p>It is set to reach 46C by 4.30pm on Thursday, …

A Massive New Assessment Of Climate Change’s Economic Risks Is Ready For Business

A new venture aimed at building a sophisticated and sweeping assessment of the risks climate change poses to the American economy just announced its …

More than 5,800 gas leaks found in Washington, DC

Researchers have identified thousands of leaks in the aging natural gas pipelines under the streets of Washington, DC, some of which could have …

Move Over Electric Car, Auto Companies To Make Hydrogen Vehicles

Toyota, Honda and Hyundai have announced that they plan to build hydrogen-powered cars in the next few years. But is America ready for automobiles fueled with gaseous hydrogen? Take a test-drive in one and find out.<p><b>Listen · 4:06</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From …

Climate Change Roulette and Water Scarcity

By Suzanne York<p>A new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, published in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of</i> …

Global Warming Is Rapidly Accelerating

The many scientific links in this comprehensive article about global warming, by Dahr Jamail, on December 22nd, make clear that climate change is accelerating, and that our planet will probably be unlivable by 2100, if not by 2050.<p>The best explanation of the process that's occurring is in this link …

Train collision in North Dakota sets oil cars ablaze - video

A train carrying crude oil in North Dakota has collided with another freighter, setting off a series of explosions that left at least 10 cars ablaze. It is the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarm over growing oil-by-rail traffic. Local residents heard five powerful explosions a …

Argentina: 'state of emergency' declared as power and water supplies fail during heatwave

Officials in Buenos Aires have declared a state of emergency during a heatwave where temperatures are averaging 36 degrees Celsius.<p>Power cuts and water shortages are affecting hundreds of families throughout Argentina, causing the hospitalisation of some frailer residents.<p>Three people have …

How climate change destroys human rights

In a 2012 interview, Oregon State University philosophy professor emerita Kathleen Dean Moore said, “Climate change is damaging food supplies, spreading disease and creating refugees, and it is poised to become the most massive human rights violation the world has ever seen." <br>Increasingly, the two …

The Insane Amount of Gas Americans Burn Compared to the Rest of the World

The typical American consumes more fuel, on average, than three Germans.<p>I've occasionally written about how U.S. motorists have been driving less and guzzling fewer gallons of gas since the years leading up to the recession. Here's a reminder, though, that compared to the rest of the world, we are …

Blackout? No Problem For Leaf-Powered Office Building

Japan's geological instability poses a real energy problem for the country--as witnessed during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent Fukushima …

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Most Americans think climate change, and more frequent and severe natural disasters are linked, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll that also finds most think human activity is at least partially responsible for the changing climate.<p>According to the new poll, conducted after Typhoon Haiyan …

Super Typhoon Haiyan: Why Monster Storm Is So Unusual

The massive typhoon striking the Philippines is both big and late in the season.<p><b>A fairly normal typhoon season in the western Pacific has spawned a real monster—supertyphoon Haiyan—which made landfall in the Philippines at around 5 a.m. local time.</b><p>The storm, described by some as "tropical cyclone …

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