Michael Hanlon

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Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1053000/1053403_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678997_6ac9e98015463532094d0455de9ec5e3<p><b>The main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing, research suggests.</b><p>The study …

Drug trafficking is speeding deforestation in Central America

<b>A new report says that drug smuggling in Central America is rapidly increasing rates of deforestation.</b><p>Remote forests in Honduras and Guatemala are being cut down to facilitate landing strips for the transportation of narcotics.<p>The scientists believe the influx of drug cash encourages ranchers, …

Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility: Only 1 of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming

<i>This is a guest post by James Lawrence Powell.</i><p>I have brought my previous study (see here and here) up-to-date by reviewing peer-reviewed articles in …

Spread Science about Climate Change, Global Warming

<b>Deniers say:</b> The greenhouse effect is just a theory; it hasn’t been proven by real-world data.<p><b>Science says:</b> Two centuries of scientific research tell …

Energy-Generating Floor Tiles Make US Debut at NYC Prep School

Pavegen's floor tiles underfoot at the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Kent | Image credit: Pavegen<p>Related:<p>“Imagine if children running, …

EU asks the U.S. to share the energy wealth

Taking note of the United States recoupment of natural gas, most specifically from shale, the EU is pressing its Washington counterparts to include …

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

Planet Ark Stories and Ideas

Latest Stories<p><b>Date:</b> <i>12-Jun-18</i> <b><br>Author:</b> David Rowlinson<br>Lendlease has received the green light for a second timber office building at Barangaroo South. …

New York City doubles down on solar energy

A huge solar array planned for Staten Island is expected to increase New York City's renewable energy capacity by 50 percent.<p>The solar power station …

Warming seas and superstorms are destroying aquatic life

<b>( Tischenko Irina via Shutterstock)</b><p>And when it dies, the people onshore suffer as well<p>Simeon Tegel<p>November 29, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>CAYE CAULKER, Belize — Stripped of its color and smashed into pieces, the dead coral all but carpets the seafloor.<p>Here, just …

Polar bear numbers in Hudson Bay of Canada on verge of collapse

Polar bear populations are a sensitive topic for the Canadian government, which has faced international criticism for its policies on climate change and for allowing limited hunting of bears, mainly by indigenous communities.<p>The Canadian environment minister provoked outrage last October when she …

3,280-Foot Inflatable Solar Chimney Would Power Remote Areas

Some innovations require a bit of hot air to get off the ground.<p>Per Lindstrand, an aeronautical engineer and founder of hot air balloon manufacturer …

Pay-as-You-Go Solar Panels Offer African Communities a Cheaper Energy Alternative

Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa – however it inflicts a heavy toll on people’s health and costs …

Rapid Plankton Decline Puts The Ocean’s Food Web In Peril

Springtime blooms of plankton — microscopic sea creatures that are the foundation of most marine ecosystems — are at the lowest levels ever seen off …

The US ranks 43rd in the world on climate policy (and Canada is even worse)

North America's climate policy laggards: Canada and the US rank 58th and 43rd in the world, respectively.<a …

Solar Energy Was America's Sole New Power Source in October

Get ready for a photovoltaic building boom.<p>In October, power plants generating 530 megawatts of electricity came online in the United States. And every single electron put on the grid came from the sun, according to a report released today.<p>It’s possible to make too much of the fact that solar …

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Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines prepares climate change plans for worse to come

As one of the world's poorest and least developed countries, the Philippines is handicapped by a chronic lack of resources, poor or non-existent infrastructure, and a far-flung archipelagic geography when dealing with the natural catastrophes that regularly afflict it.<p>But hard-won experience is …

Typhoon Haiyan and climate change: connecting the dots (updated)

UPDATED 15 November<p><b>NEW: Super Typhoon Haiyan's Intensification and Unusually Warm Sub-Surface Waters</b> <br>A remarkable warming of the sub-surface Pacific …

Philippines blames climate change for monster typhoon

It’s hard to comprehend the scale of the disaster in the Philippines, where a massive typhoon may have killed more than 10,000 people. But climate …

Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half

<b>A new study by British and Canadian researchers shows that the global temperature rise of the past 15 years has been greatly underestimated. The</b> …

Dubai's Sustainable City Will be Powered by 600,000 Square Feet of Solar Cells

London-based Baharash Architecture was recently selected to design the phase 2 of the Dubai Sustainable City development – the first green …

Dolphin-killing virus reaches Florida, and is infecting whales, too

The bottlenose dolphin die-off that began in July has been traveling steadily south with migrating Atlantic herds, and now diseased and dead dolphins are turning up in Florida. The culprit, a measles-like virus, has claimed 753 victims and counting, making this the worst outbreak ever recorded. …

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The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather like Hurricane Sandy

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).<p>One year ago,</b> …

Fact check: Spectator (U.K.) overlooks facts on wind power and wildlife - Into the Wind

Fact check: Spectator (U.K.) overlooks facts on wind power and wildlife<p>The Spectator, a U.K. newspaper, recently carried an article that …

Interactive Look at Top 11 Indicators of a Warming World

• <i>Published:</i> September 26th, 2013<p><i>By Climate Central</i><p>Climate scientists are 95 percent certain that the greenhouse gas emissions from human activities …

Renewable energy's bird problem

In the lively conversation about how to integrate variable renewables such as wind and solar into our electric grid's generation mix, an unlikely …