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Adapting to climate change – one ecosystem at a time

In Africa, food production will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if climatic changes continue at their current pace. The new report from the World Bank, Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience (pdf) suggests that the worst …

Our Climate-Change Cathedral

The science of global warming is weak, but the idea is strong.<p>A 19th-century Scottish journalist, songwriter, and poet is not an obvious guide to a …

Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports

By Nina Chestney<p>LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - A release of methane in the Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change with a cost to the global economy of up to $60 trillion over coming decades, according to a paper published in the journal Nature.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs

<b>Scientists say that the release of large amounts of methane from thawing permafrost in the Arctic could have huge economic impacts for the world.</b><p>The researchers estimate that the climate effects of the release of this gas could cost $60 trillion (£39 trillion), roughly the size of the global …

Disappearing Product Packaging Will Blow Your Mind

For his senior thesis, Pratt Institute student Aaron Mickelson found a way to fix America's trash problem.

Washing Machines

Mini Phone Sensor Monitors The Environment For Harmful Toxins

Lapka Pro is an app that accompanies a personal environment device to measure your surroundings for elements like radioactivity and humidity.<p>Lapka …

NBC: ‘Scientists … Said Climate Change Plays A Factor In What’s Become A Deadly And Historic Fire Season’

The NBC Nightly News on Wednesday had a good story on the wildfires ravaging the West and the role of climate change:<p>Unknown iFrame situation<p>NBC …

This Film Will Convince Every Skeptic That Climate Change Is Real

Until recently, Balog thought climate change was only based on computer models and hyperbole. "I didn't think that humans were capable of changing the basic physics and chemistry of this entire, huge planet," he said in the film. "It didn't seem probable, it didn't seem possible."<p>The turning point …

Glaciers

Tony Abbott caught dog-whistling to climate change denialists

Tony Abbott gained not one, but two Oxford Blue in boxing, his online biography tells us. But on Monday, he fell for the simplest of sucker punches …

Culture's role in environmental change

A huge body of science has built up over the last 50 years to prove that climate change is anthropogenic: human-made. The balance of nature is being …

UK climate movement planning to 'relaunch' in spring 2014

The climate movement in the UK is preparing to "relaunch" in the spring of 2014. It is also considering targeting "10-15 marginal seats" in the run …

So What Did Obama Announce in His Highly-Anticipated Climate Speech? Here’s What You Need to Know

• <b>Obama announced federal regulations that would set limits on emission of greenhouse gases from new and existing power plants Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>He called it a way to “put an end to the limitless dumping of carbon pollution.”</b>• <b><br>Obama also revealed he is instructing the State Department to approve the Keystone</b> …

If you care about the environment, you should welcome natural gas fracking

Shale gas is reshaping America's economy, environment and politics in still surprising ways. It was an unpredicted phenomenon, but shale gas, now …

The Big Idea: Why Are Climate Change Negotiations Failing?

<b>What's your big idea?</b><p>Climate politics, and the policies that result from it, should be designed to promote human wellbeing. This goes without saying, …

US government report says global warming threatens our power grid

The Department of Energy has cited climate change as a major danger for US power infrastructure. In a report released today, the DoE said that several likely consequences of global warming — including increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, rising sea levels, and more extreme storms …