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5 Things Successful People Do to End Their Days Right

You're probably not at your most energetic toward the end of the day. Here's how the most successful people utilize this time for maximum productivity.<p>Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane …

Productivity

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

Record CO2 emissions 'committing world to dangerous climate change'

Global greenhouse gas emissions on course to reach record high of over 40bn tonnes in 2014, study in Nature Geoscience says<p>Children born today will see the world committed to dangerous and irreversible levels of climate change by their young adulthood at current rates, as the world poured a record …

Extinction: Not Just for Polar Bears

This week another massive beaching of walruses in the Alaskan Arctic. I did video on this a few years ago that is still relevant. The science denial …

Experts Are "Stunned" By How Quickly Oceans Are Warming

Southern Hemisphere ocean temperatures have been rising much more quickly than previously thought, so much so that global ocean warming may have been …

Ice loss sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

Scientists analysing more than three decades of weather data for the northern Alaskan outpost of Barrow have linked 7C rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice, reports Climate News Network<p>If you doubt that parts of the planet really are warming, talk to residents of Barrow, the Alaskan town that is …

Once a Sea - now it's the Aral Desert

During early Soviet Union times, the Aral Sea and its fringing wetlands were a significant resource for the fishing industries, agriculture, animal …

Peru glaciers shrink 40% in 44 years: government

Peru's glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since 1970 because of climate change, giving birth to nearly 1,000 new lagoons, national water …

Asia floods: Kashmir valley 'submerged after floods'

Rescue efforts following the floods which have affected parts of Northern India and Pakistan have been disrupted by further rainfall.<p>More than 400 people have died in landslides and flooding and hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped by floodwaters.<p>India's air force has suspended rescue …

Pakistan

Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat<p>When American geologist Ulyana Horodyskyj set up a mini weather station at 5,800m on Mount Himlung, on the Nepal-Tibet border, she looked east towards Everest and was shocked. The world's …

63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds

The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, on average, has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, according to a new study.<p>The situation was even worse in the snow-starved mountains of California, where the Earth rose up to …

Geology

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends

<b>The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s, two new studies suggest.</b><p>Because the sea absorbs 90% of the heat caused by human activity, its warmth is a central concern in climate …

Dramatic Ice Loss Is Messing With Antarctica's Gravity

But don't worry, the penguins won't float away<p>Just when you wondered if climate change news couldn't get much worse, along comes proof that it's affected one of the fundamental forces of nature: The ice sheet covering West Antarctica lost enough mass between 2009 and 2012 to cause a measurable dip …

Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a clear sign of high meltwater runoff from the continent's …

Watch A Mile Of 3,000-Foot-High Ice Fall Into The Ocean

It's hard to truly appreciate the effects of climate change. We hear of a two-degree jump over the course of decades, of dwindling animal populations, and of sea levels rising inches. These effects don't sound all that stunning.<p>But when we see something like an island-sized chunk of ice fall into …

Global Warming