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Europe Will Make Up a Quarter of Global Wind Power in Five Years

Europe’s installed wind power capacity is seen ballooning to 258 gigawatts, or about a quarter of the world’s entire output, within five …

Wind Power

Heed the warnings: climate change and ‘no deal’ Brexit present a real threat

The Climate Change Coastal Retreat Has Begun

MONIQUE COLEMAN'S BASEMENT was still wet with saltwater when the rallying began. Just days after Superstorm Sandy churned into the mid-Atlantic …

A 7th-Grader Built an Underwater Rover to Save Oceans From Microplastics

'She has all of the qualities — all of those essential ingredients — to be a great scientist.'<p>Billions of pieces of plastic pollute the ocean, make …

Is climate change causing the heat wave? To all intents and purposes, yes

Maybe it's the shirt-soaking, mind-melting, temper-fraying heat, but I've had it. I've had it with articles and radio discussions about heat waves …

Eco-friendly internet: Microsoft sinks data centre off Scottish coast in 'crazy experiment'

Microsoft has sunk a data centre off the coast of Orkney Island in the North Sea as part of a "moonshot research effort" to make the internet more …

Cheap oil killed sailing ships. Now they’re back and totally tubular

Somewhere between Finland and Sweden, a ship surges through the icy Baltic Sea with a strange white tower protruding, totem-like, from its deck. It …

Michael Bloomberg 'to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement'

Billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $4.5m cheque to cover the US’s financial commitment to the Paris …

Worst-case climate change scenario could be more extreme than thought, scientists warn

Scientists may have to recalibrate their projections of what a “worst case” climate change scenario is, as new studies take into account greater …

Climate Change

Government's post-Brexit environment laws will not enshrine EU principle that makes businesses pay for pollution they cause

Proposals for new environmental laws to ensure green protections are not weakened following Brexit have been deemed “hugely disappointing” by experts.<p>…

Hagens Berman Reduces Fee For Latest Government Client To Sue Over Climate Change

The law firm pushing cities and counties to sue fossil fuel companies over climate change has apparently offered a discount to snag a client in its own backyard.<p>Hagens Berman is representing King County, WA, in the latest case that accuses major energy companies of creating a “public nuisance” by …

Earth's carbon dioxide levels continue to soar, at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million.<p>This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Prior to the onset of …

These mysterious Arctic ice holes have NASA scientists puzzled

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's never super comforting when you hear some of the world's top scientists say things like, "I have never seen anything like that before."<p>But luckily, this puzzling picture of holes in a sheet of Arctic ice appears to be more of an interesting brain teaser than the discovery of, say, …

Sentinel tracks ships' dirty emissions from orbit

<b>The new EU satellite tasked with tracking dirty air has demonstrated how it will become a powerful tool to monitor emissions from shipping.</b><p>Sentinel-5P was launched in October last year and this week completed its in-orbit commissioning phase.<p>But already it is clear the satellite's data will be …

Australia to invest millions in Great Barrier Reef restoration and protection

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australia has pledged more than 500 million Australian dollars ($379 miillion) to help preserve the Great Barrier Reef, in an attempt to help better protect the world heritage site from the effects of climate change.<p>Marine heat waves caused by global warming killed off and damaged corals in …

Great Barrier Reef

Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again.<p>Scientists said nearly one-third of the reef’s coral were killed when …

Reef Aquariums

Climate change could trigger volcanic eruptions across the world, warn scientists

Besides having a disastrous impact on sea levels and weather, a warming climate could also trigger catastrophic volcanic eruptions across the …

Climate Change

This SpaceX Rocket Ripped a Giant Hole in Earth's Atmosphere

A SpaceX rocket launched last year tore a hole in a part of Earth’s upper atmosphere ionized by solar and cosmic radiation, according to a new study …

Arctic sea ice hits 2nd-lowest seasonal peak as scientists ring alarm bells

Arctic sea ice expands and contracts throughout the year, reaching a peak extent sometime during March, just as the sun rises above the North Pole.<p>It …

Global Warming

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

Planet or Plastic?<p>It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it …

Pollution

Australian scientists develop ‘sun-shield’ that could protect Great Barrier Reef from rising temperatures

As water temperatures rise and ocean acidity levels increase, corals are dying off at record rates. Now, researchers believe they may be able to …

Teen serial inventor returns with pollution filter to clear city skies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Angad Daryani. Remember the name.<p>The 19-year-old from Mumbai has already gained a reputation. He left school in the ninth grade and then self-educated while working with MIT Media Lab until the age of 17. Daryani has launched multiple startups and social initiatives, and collaborated on a …

New Delhi

SoftBank to Build the World's Biggest Solar Farm in Sunny Saudi Arabia

It would dwarf all other currently operational arrays.<p>On Tuesday Saudi Arabia and Japanese conglomerate SoftBank signed a memorandum to build the …

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

Our Planet's Largest Mass Extinction Had Warning Signs - And They're Happening Again

Oh no.<p>Mass extinctions don't just come unannounced. In fact, we're staring down the barrel of the latest one, according to new research.<p>Scientists …

Some species could survive ocean acidification by leaning on neighbors

Experiments with tiny ecosystems counteract some effects seen in lab tests.<p>The direct chemical effect of our CO2 emissions on our planet’s oceans …

Unusually High Temperatures In Arctic Rise In Frequency

Weather patterns in the Arctic have been described as "freakishly warm." NPR's Michel Martin talks with climate science professor Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University about what's behind it.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The weather has been a big story across the country this week - …