Climate Change

These Maps Can Show What Winter Will Be Like Where You Live

This winter could bring lower than average temperatures to some parts of the northern U.S., with warmer than average temperatures in the south and …


Antarctic Ice is Melting Because of a Phenomenon Not Seen for 7,000 Years

Ice shelf thinning has accelerated in recent decades, with ice loss of up to 18 percent in vulnerable areas like the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas.


Oceans Can Rise in Sudden Bursts

The threat of sea-level rise remains one of the greatest global concerns about climate change, and scientists are still improving their predictions …


Scientists Discover a Tiny Monster in Canada's Arctic Ice

No one said that monsters needed to be big or even scary. But when James Dwight Dana first spotted one strange plankton species back in the 19th …


EPA's climate change website reappears, but it's missing climate references

On April 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) abruptly took down its long-standing treasure trove of online climate change resources, and …


Dutch artist 'drowns' viewers with sea level rise |

Scientists can issue report after report on the dangers of rising sea levels, but sometimes it takes a bit of art to drive the point home.<p>That's the …


Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.<p>At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists …


Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Niño events.<p>The …


Even a 'minor' nuclear war would be a global ecological catastrophe

President Donald Trump's vow to hit North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" was an unveiled threat to unleash America's most …

North Korea

Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century

Statewide, about 27,300 homes could be flooded if sea levels rise six feet, including one-fifth of homes in Grays Harbor County.

Real Estate

‘Geostorm’ Movie and Climate Hacking: Are the Dangers Real?

By Jane A. Flegal and Andrew Maynard<p>Hollywood's latest disaster flick, "Geostorm," is premised on the idea that humans have figured out how to …


Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.

Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks's latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: a tree that can withstand the effects of climate change.<p>Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, a crop that requires specific …


Hollywood to the rescue: Can pop culture fight climate change?

"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to …

World News

Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label

Filed under: News, Environment, Science & Tech<p>TANGIER ISLAND, Md, Oct 20 (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.<p>Read more...<p>…


Corporate TV Drops the Ball on Climate Change

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan"As you put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the globe warms, whether it’s the Earth or another planet. It’s just the …

Liberal View

Santa Rosa fires: How climate change made the disaster worse

“If we had the wine country fire, more than 100,000 acres, that would be from Richmond to Hayward...and that is possible”<p>Nobody can yet say for certain exactly what ignited the deadliest and most costly wildfire in California history on October 8.<p>But climate scientists do know why conditions were …


The Entropy of a System - Tega Brain

<b>Tega Brain:</b> Hi, every­one. I’m Tega. I’m an artist and envi­ron­men­tal engi­neer. And I call what I do eccen­tric engi­neer­ing. So, I do …

When do spring tides occur and how do they happen?

<b>Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels across the planet as the ocean is pulled by the gravitational pull generated by the moon and the sun.</b><p>They …

Fugitive methane levels in Alberta higher than expected

Last year, researchers from the University of Carleton conducted a research project where they set out to measure methane emissions in Alberta. …

Business (Canada)

Megafires of the Future Will Burn ‘Bigger, Brighter, and Longer’

Climate change and outdated forest management practices are fueling “bigger, brighter, and longer” wildfires that are consuming taxpayer dollars at a …


Because Paris Deal Not Nearly Enough, European Climate Kids File Suit

"Whether we like it or not, we are going to be the main ones affected by the consequences that climate change entails."


Fighting fire: New book pulls the alarm on future destructive 'firestorms'

In November of 2016, author Edward Struzik took a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park with two wildfire specialists, not to …

Canadian News

Expect warm temperatures to continue this weekend

Sunday's high is intended to rise to 23 C followed by rain until Wednesday.


Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures may result in worldwide change for shallow reef ecosystems, according to research published yesterday in Science …


Old reefs hold the tale of past sea level rise, and … it’s dramatic.

Toward the end of the last ice age, about 19,000 years ago, the sea rose in several large spurts, according to a new study of coral reefs that grew …


A 27-year study found the amount of insects flying in the air has declined 75% — but no one knows why

• <b>75% of the flying insects on protected lands in Germany seem to have died over the past 27 years.</b>• <b><br>Researchers aren't sure what's responsible for the decline, but say climate change probably isn't to blame.</b>• <b><br>Bird populations are now also on the decline.</b><p>Bug researchers in Germany are puzzled.<p>New data …


New Evidence Suggests Ancient Egypt Was Brought Down By Volcanoes and Climate Change

Ancient Egypt is often described as an exotic place—pyramids, hieroglyphics, lavishly worshipped kings and queens.<p>But in many ways, it has a lot of …


Why the Vikings Struggled in Iceland and Greenland—And Some Didn’t Make It

Can something that happened 1,000 years ago still affect people today? Of course it can. Just ask Iceland.<p>When Vikings came to Iceland over a …


With one giant wind farm, we could power the entire planet

Oil is running out. Coal is dirty. And fracking, the process used to extract natural gas, contaminates ground water. And using any of these fossil …

Wind Farm

From Anthropocene To Ecocene By 2050?

The unprecedented transformation and ecological decline caused by human activities since 1950 has prompted scientists to mark the end of the Holocene geological epoch, and the beginning of the “Anthropocene” – the human era. Never before has a single species of organism so dominated and damaged the …