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A new weapon in the carbon fight

It is not usual to think of soils in the context of climate change. Policy is usually focussed on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the …

Agriculture

Oymyakon: Coldest settlement on earth hit -62C - then the thermometer broke

Oymyakon's school remains open until temperatures reach -52C<p>This Siberian village's thermometer broke last night because of how cold it was.<p>Oymyakon, …

Frozen

LED bulbs reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than half a billion tons in 2017

Adoption of LEDs, short for light-emitting diodes, is having a tremendously positive impact on the environment. According to a recent report from IHS …

Sustainability

''Apocalyptic'' Melting Transpires in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up a Scorching Year

The signs of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) continue to mount with each passing month.<p>2016 saw a record surge in the amount of CO2 in …

Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact<p>Our collective minds are stuck on this idea that talking about food’s environmental impact risks taking something very intimate away from us. In fact …

America Crowns a New Pollution King

For the first time in 40 years, power plants are no longer the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. That dubious distinction now belongs …

Turning Point: Global Supply Chains And Carbon

Twenty-five years ago this month the Union of Concerned Scientists published what they hoped would be a game-changing wake-up call to the world. In it, 1,700 esteemed scientists called out what they saw as a broad pattern of rising environmental damage that would, if unchecked, lead to “vast human …

Sustainability

Trump Is Quietly Surrendering to China on Climate Change

The president's climate inaction has frustrated the world, and allowed an economic rival to gain more power and influence.<p>When people look back at Donald Trump's first year as president, they're likely to be perplexed by his actions on climate change. They will see an administration that put …

Climate

Emissions, eschmissions: How to (simply) reduce your carbon footprint in 2017 | Ars Technica

Sick of waiting for governments, industry to lead? Here's how to be proactive on emissions.<p>Winter is coming—and not in that <i>Game of Thrones</i> sense. …

Trump administration drops social cost of carbon from $51 to $1

Monday, October 23, 2017 1:01 PM ET <br>Trump administration drops social cost of carbon from $51 to $1<p>Article<p>Related Content<p>To receive real-time alerts …

Climate change clams: Baltic sea molluscs release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 dairy cows

Oceans which contain clams and worms release 8 times more methane than those without.<p>New research suggests that ocean clams and worms are releasing a …

The Download - MIT Technology Review

Yesterday<p>While U.S. Workers Fear Automation, Swedish Employees Welcome It<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon take over the majority of …

Robots

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s thermostat

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.<p>Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most of the present-day United States was underwater, to the last ice age 20,000 years ago, when New England was buried beneath a mile-thick glacier. …

Climate Change

a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Date |<p>Data |<p>Scale |<p>Source |<p>Control | Now « – ‹ – › – » ⊕Grid▷HD<p>Mode | Air – Ocean – Chem – Particulates<p>Height | Sfc – 1000 – 850 – 700 – 500 – 250 – …

Climate Change

A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds

Last year, there was the temperature spiral. This year, it’s the temperature circle that’s making the trend of global warming crystal clear.A new …

Climate Change

The Country’s Mayors Commit Their Cities To 100% Renewable Power

If all the cities in U.S. Conference of Mayors hit this goal, it would cut more emissions than was outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.<p>Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement continues to galvanize states and cities to take climate action for themselves. Earlier this month, …

Climate

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.<p>On a more local level, experts …

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean

The Ocean Cleanup revealed how their ocean-plastic-removal machine will actually work.<p>You probably remember hearing about The Ocean Cleanup when it was first announced: 19-year-old Boyan Slat developed a plan to rid the oceans of plastic much faster and much cheaper than anyone else.<p>This directly …

Oceans

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Tools<p>Topics<p>Climate Explorer<p>Image Credits:<p>Landing panel: The moon over El Morro National Monument, New Mexico. Image credit: Gary M. Stolz/U.S. Fish …

Climate Explorer

What does Mean Daily Maximum Temperature tell us?<p>A day’s highest (maximum) temperature usually occurs in the afternoon. Averaging the daily high …

Climate Change

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Help MIT Solve Global Problems with Open Innovation - MIT Technology Review

Last month at the United Nations, MIT’s new Solve initiative brought innovators to pitch their most promising solutions to challenges we issued on …

Innovation

The next agricultural revolution: a ‘bionic leaf’ that could help feed the world

The radishes on the right were grown with the help of a bionic leaf that produces fertilizer with bacteria, sunlight, water, and air. (credit: Nocera …

Agriculture

New map reveals the world's most toxic countries

Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are. But you may not be aware of just how toxic your …

We don’t need to double world food production by 2050 – here’s why

Meeting both production and environmental goals will be a monumental task, especially in the face of new challenges<p>For decades, American agriculture has been a paragon of productivity, churning out record crops at a steady clip. We have exported both our farm products and our way of farming around …

Agriculture

Big kahuna of climate indicators: This January was the third warmest on record globally

The disappearance of Arctic sea ice is one indicator of how climate change is altering natural systems<p>While a powerful El Niño has faded, the globe’s heat continues to be an enduring phenomenon due largely to carbon pollution. This January was the third-warmest January on record, according to data …

Global Warming

This Country Could Get Rid of Coal Entirely by 2050

The world’s fastest-growing emitter of carbon dioxide could wean itself off coal entirely by 2050, a new report suggests—if the right policies are …

Renewable Energy