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In Montana, unlikely allies unite to fight fossil fuels

The fight against fossil fuels is sweeping the state of Montana — and those protesting new infrastructure for coal and oil production aren't quite your usual suspects. Environmentalist groups are being joined by cowboys, farmers, and Native American tribes in efforts to stymie ventures they say …

Studies warn of abrupt environmental effects of warming

One report says sudden climate shifts could appear in years or decades and calls for an early warning system. Another says a widely accepted emissions cap is too high.<p>December 03, 2013|By Tony Barboza<p>An iceberg floats off Greenland. Climate scientists say that among the… (Joe Raedle, Getty Images …

Scientific Panel: Global Warming Threatens Society, Warning System Needed

A scientific panel has called for the creation of an early ecological warning system after finding that global warming threatens a polar sea ice …

Volcano Alert: A System to Warn Us About the Next Major Iceland Eruption | WIRED

With more than 30 active volcanoes, Iceland is one of the most tectonically active spots on Earth, and each eruption has the potential to send all of …

Thermal waste may be the next thing heating our cities

The warmth we need is right under our feet<p>Cities are polluting the air, ground, and water around them with heat. Roads and rooftops absorb sunlight, and swapping trees for pavement removes shade. Add all these factors together, and you get something called an "urban heat island," an air temperature …

Major cold, snow, and even ice for a large part of the U.S.

Snow and a significant ice event is likely all the way from parts of North Texas into the Great Lakes and U.S. Northeast over the next several …

4 Eco-Friendly Holiday Decoration Ideas

<b>1. Use well-supervised candles instead of lights</b><p><i>Image of a candle via Shutterstock</i><p>If you’re having a gathering, use candles to create a warm …

Decorations

One result of rising ocean acidification: Anxious fish

Increased carbon dioxide uptake by the oceans might be making fish anxious, a new study suggests.<p>A new research study combining marine physiology, …

Bipedal 'Millenium Man' hung out in trees - Futurity

An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals that the six-million-year-old "Millenium Man" was bipedal but lived in the …

Some Stranded Whales In Fla. Moving Out To Sea

Wildlife officials in southwest Florida who are struggling to save dozens of beached pilot whales say there's hope that at least some of the animals might escape after they spotted at least 20 of them swimming in deeper water.<p>The Associated Press reports:<p>"Blair Mase, a fisheries stranding …

Ocean 2050: How to sustain our biggest ecosystem

Mankind is consuming the ocean’s resources at an alarming rate. How do we sustain this vital resource for generations to come? National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle outlines some of the ways to save this vital ecosystem.<p>Predicting the future state of the ocean is tricky, partly …

Pacific Ocean

Nova Centauri 2013 Now visible to the unaided eye (southern hemisphere) Copyright: Yuri Beletski

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The Road to Redemption

Everything may be going wrong for the Texans right now, but they will be charging out of the cellar quicker than you might think<p>Swept by the Jaguars. …