Climate

Meteorologist warns collapse of two Antarctic glaciers could flood every coastal city on Earth

Two of Antarctica’s glaciers are holding our civilization hostage, meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote in a piece for Grist. Pine Island and Thwaites …

Climate Change

The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts — Not Just How Fast

The world's oceans are rising. Over the past century, they're up an average of about eight inches. But the seas are rising more in some places than others. And scientists are now finding that how much sea level rises in, say, New York City, has a lot to do with exactly where the ice is melting.<p>A …

Global Warming

I shut down an oil pipeline – because climate change is a ticking bomb

Normal methods of political action and protest are simply not working. If we don’t reduce emissions boldly and fast, that’s genocide<p>A little over a year ago, four friends and I shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States by using emergency shut-off valves. As …

Opinion

Blocked From Discussing Climate Change, Valve-Turner Faces 10 Years in Prison After Felony Conviction

By Julia Conley<p>After a judge refused to allow him to share his reasons for shutting off a tar sands pipeline valve in a protest of fossil fuel …

Environment

Trump administration backs Obama-led climate effort

A career State Department official speaking at a conference Thursday on behalf of the Trump administration backed a climate policy then-President …

Environment

In ‘The Water Will Come,’ Jeff Goodell Warns That Rising Seas Won’t Wait

After Hurricane Irma, President Trump offered hoagies and cheerful platitudes. None of that will save Florida from the catastrophes to …

Science

A climate-change policy that grows the economy and benefits D.C. residents

<i>Khalid Pitts is co-owner of Cork Wine Bar & Market. Roger Horowitz is co-founder of Pleasant Pops.</i><p>We know most of our customers by name. There’s Jennifer, the public-education advocate around the corner. And Ari, the full-time mom up the street. And Judith, the 80-year-old retiree who walks seven …

Opinion

Climate Change Could Lead To More Volcanic Eruptions, Warns Study

The world would be thrown into a deep freeze.<p>Remember when Iceland’s volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted? By sending around 250 million cubic metres of …

Climate Change

Effect of Trump's attempts to end U.S. climate-change efforts: Twitter poll results

By now it's clear that the Trump Administration is doing everything it can to end U.S. government efforts to address climate change.<p>Climate-science …

Environment

A Forgotten Underwater Sound Experiment Almost Changed How We Measure Global Warming

In 1991, scientists lowered 10 speakers into the water off of a remote Australian island in order to blast a monotonous 57 hertz tone from them for …

Environment

U.S. Coal Industry Shows No Sign of Comeback

Despite Trump's promises to revive the industry, the global market is evaporating.<p>President Donald Trump has made clear his intention of “bringing back coal.” He has rolled back environmental regulations and moved to repeal the previous administration's curbs on carbon emissions from power plants. …

Business

The Fairytale Whale At Risk Of Extinction: Narwhal Whale Hit By Climate Change

News<p>With many species becoming endangered, this magical looking whale that is at risk of being next on the list...<p>Earlier this month, the <i>Guardian</i> …

Biological Species

EPA scientific integrity in the balance: what’s at stake

CLOSE<p>EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has decided to end former President Obama's Clean Power Plan, rolling back another one of his signature …

Environment

Scott Pruitt kicks out professors, researchers under federal grant money rule

Charles Werth was nearing the end of his first three-year term as an adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency, and had hopes of being kept on …

Environment

What the Just? Transitioning to a low carbon, good jobs economy

For most working people, environmental concerns have historically been a bit like Harvey Dent—two faced. One face says that poisoned water supplies …

Environment

NASA's stunning timelapse video captures 20 years of life on Earth

NASA has been recording the ebb and flow of life on our planet, year after year, for the past two decades.<p>The space agency has sped the footage up to …

Climate Change

Siberian pupils go to school as temperatures hit -50C

<b>Pupils in a Siberian town are still going to school after outdoor temperatures plunged to -50C (-58F), it's been reported.</b><p>Oymyakon in Russia's Sakha Republic of north-eastern Siberia might be in a deep freeze but it's not too cold to prevent children heading to the classroom, local news portal …

Climate Change

Geoengineering Could Create More Problems Than It Could Solve

By Tim Radford<p>Geoengineering—the untested technofix that would permit the continued use of fossil fuels—could create more problems than it could …

Climate Change

'Huge and unexpected drop' in California's 2016 carbon emissions

<i>The natural gas-fired AES power plant in Huntington Beach, CA. Greenhouse gas emissions from California electricity sector fell about 20 percent</i> …

Environment

It's already hot in here: Melbourne swelters through record heatwave

Summer has well and truly arrived early as Melbourne sweltered through its longest November heatwave in more than 150 years.<p>The city reached its …

Weather

Glaciers Melting From Climate Change Threaten To Reactivate Iceland’s Sleeping Volcanoes

Scientists are saying that melting glaciers could lead to more volcanoes erupting in Iceland because of the way the pressure on the terrain will …

World News

Climate change could be making lizards less intelligent, finds study

Exposing lizard eggs to warmer temperatures during incubation makes the individuals that hatch from those eggs less intelligent, according to new …

Climate Change

Potent greenhouse gas methane could be cut for 'near-zero' cost: study

Industry, as a whole, doesn't suffer' says researcher David Tyner<p>Canada's oilpatch could get a big head start on reducing emissions of a powerful …

Environment

Montana towns shatter Thanksgiving temperature records

CLOSE<p>More than 400 participants Burn the Bird on Thanksgiving morning.<p>The kitchen wasn't the only thing heating up on Thanksgiving this year.<p>Cities …

Montana

Big Oil Seeks To Plug Methane Leaks And Burnish Its Image

Big Oil is painting a clear picture of where it thinks the future of energy might be headed. And all signs right now point to natural gas. Eight major companies have agreed to curb their methane releases and to encourage others along their value chain to do the same.<p>Natural gas is a hot commodity, …

Oil

Could a Rogue Nation Alter Clouds to Combat Warming?

Plans for two experiments to potentially slow global warming by deploying tiny particles into the atmosphere have sparked an international debate …

Climate Change

Averting the Apocalypse: Lessons from Costa Rica

Earlier this summer, a paper published in the journal Nature captured headlines with a rather bleak forecast. Our chances of keeping global warming …

Costa Rica

Met Office predict ice and SNOW as temperatures plummet to minus 3

The North West looks set to be plunged into prolonged sub-zero temperatures as the UK is hit with an Arctic Blast.<p>Forecasters are even on alert for …

Weather

Al Gore's Dark Past an Inconvenient Truth

, Orange County Register November 24, 2017<p>It seems like every time you open the morning paper, more powerful men are being accused of groping, raping …

Al Gore

Disrupting sensitive soils could make climate change worse, researchers find

The new findings highlight the many ways that climate change and certain farming practices could alter these microsites and shift the amount of CO2 …

Climate Change