Climate Change

Climate scientists just debunked deniers' favorite argument

And in the process, illustrated the difference between skepticism and denial<p>Whenever they hold one of their frequent hearings to reject and deny established climate science, congressional Republicans invariably trot out contrarian scientist John Christy, who disputes the accuracy of climate models. …

Environment

A huge crack in Antarctic ice is 'hours, days, or weeks' from breaking off an iceberg the size of Delaware

The 1,000-foot-thick, Delaware-sized iceberg that's getting ready to break off of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf could calve within "hours, days, or weeks," researchers say.<p>Scientists monitoring the ice shelf report that from June 24 to June 27, the outer end of the iceberg started to accelerate …

Environment

8,200 years ago, California's forecast was 150 years of rain

Cave deposits reveal the region's stormy past.<p>Once upon a time, Californians would have no excuse to complain about a drought. Some 8,200 years ago, the area was wet and stormy for a stretch of about 150 years.<p>The uncharacteristically rainy period accompanied a climate anomaly which took place at …

Environment

Boaty McBoatface Is Back! Here's What the Sub Found on Its 1st Mission

The bright-yellow submersible famously known as Boaty McBoatface has collected "unprecedented data" in Antarctica on its maiden voyage, according to …

Cool Stuff

The Ozone Hole Is Slowly Healing - But This Chemical Could Delay Its Recovery by Decades

We've screwed up again.<p>While the famous Antarctic "ozone hole" is finally beginning to heal, 30 years after it was first discovered, scientists have …

Environment

China may have achieved a seemingly impossible renewable energy goal, putting the US to shame

President Trump may not be interested in renewable energy or the Paris Agreement, but that's not stopping other parts of the world from …

Paris Agreement

N.Y.C. Is Spending $106 Million To Cool Itself Down

Temperature-wise, that is.<p>It’s summer, the mercury is rising, and it’s only getting hotter from here on out. In response to the imminent risks of warmer temperatures, New York City is on a mission to combat climate change through architecture. Its latest initiative? Tackling extreme heat by …

Cities

Canada is appointing a climate change ambassador to save the Paris agreement

By Justin Ling on Jun 27, 2017<p>Canada is appointing a new ambassador responsible for climate change, as the United States readies to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Jennifer MacIntyre on Tuesday to serve as his advocate for Canada’s climate change …

Paris Agreement

Teaching Students About Climate Change

Since my story about the clash between teenage climate skeptics and their high school science teacher ran earlier this month, several hundred teachers across the country have responded with their own stories of teaching on climate. After the initial flurry of replies, I wanted to get a handle on a …

Education

Overlooked water loss in plants could throw off climate models

Errors could cause researchers to overestimate the rate of photosynthesis when water is scarce.<p>Errors in how scientists account for water loss from …

Environment

How Climate Change Could Affect Your Homeowners Insurance Coverage

Homeowners insurance companies are increasingly in the crosshairs of extreme weather that has been associated with climate change, and their losses …

Insurance

Why Arctic icebergs are heading south earlier than usual

How a warmer climate caused icebergs to block a scientific mission to Hudson Bay<p>1 of 10<p>Previous<p>Next<p>A rounded, cone shaped ice berg embedded in dense …

Environment

$4.4 Million Is Being Spent to Protect the Global Seed Vault From Global Warming

The Global Seed Vault was designed as a back-up plan for humanity in the case of an apocalyptic event. The seeds in its collection would allow future …

Environment

Countries and Sectors That Will Benefit Most From the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement represents the first comprehensive climate change agreement in the world with nearly 200 countries signing onboard. While the …

Paris Agreement

Climate Change: Giant Hail Set to Batter North America

Scientists find hailstorms will become less frequent—but their size and potential for damage will increase significantly.

Environment

Rick Perry Clarifies Stance on Climate Change

The Energy Secretary says he believes that the Earth's climate is changing and that man is playing a role but more conversation is needed to determine exactly how big of an impact human activity has on climate change.

Climate

Climate change is coming for your morning cup of coffee

Climate change doubters, this one’s for you.<p>If you think your daily latte is already pretty steep at $4 a pop, it could get much worse. Coffee is …

Coffee

Heat a possible factor in 12 Maricopa County deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.<p>Maricopa County Department of Public Health officials said they have opened investigations into the deaths to determine if they are …

Public Health

Hot weather proves a problem for pilots

If aircraft are not certified to fly in high temperatures, they will remain grounded, which is what happened to some Bombardier jets<p>Much of Arizona rarely sees a cloud, and it usually offers great weather for flying. Phoenix is one of the top four US locations for number of flying days per year. …

Aviation

The world's tropical zone is expanding, and Australia should be worried

The Tropics are defined as the area of Earth where the Sun is directly overhead at least once a year — the zone between the Tropics of Cancer and …

Environment

Four Cool Weather Activities That You And The Kids Can Do For The 2017 Solar Eclipse

Ethan Siegel wrote an outstanding piece in Forbes this week about seven things to anticipate during the total eclipse on August 21st, 2017. One of the points that Siegel made is that many people will experience a noticeable temperature drop. The peer-review scientific literature reveals other …

Environment

High Temperatures Raise the Risk of Aggression in Dogs

Source: Photo by Canon_Shooter - Creative Commons License<p>It was an unusually hot day and I was feeling uncomfortably warm. I rang the bell and as the …

Environment

Increasingly wild weather could lead to rising air travel costs

‘It will get passed along to us as an operational cost one way or the other,’ says climate prof<p>Be prepared to pay more for airfare if climate change …

Environment

The Online Community of Enthusiasts Tracking the Arctic Sea Ice Melt

To some, watching sea ice melt—each floe dissolving slowly away into the Arctic Ocean—might seem the cold-weather equivalent of watching paint dry. …

Global Warming

South Patagonian Icefield : Image of the Day

acquired April 29 - May 24, 2016 download large image (50 MB, JPEG, 12000x30000)<p>Patagonia is one of the windiest and wettest regions on Earth. …

South America

Globally, floods seem to be decreasing even as extreme rainfall rises. Why?

Over the past decade we have seen a substantial increase in our scientific understanding of how climate change affects extreme rainfall events. Not …

Environment

WBUR Poll Finds A Sharp Increase In Concern About Climate Change Among Mass. Voters

Support the news<p><i>Part of a new series examining the effects of climate change here in Massachusetts</i><p>A new WBUR poll released Wednesday finds concern …

Climate

Scientists brace for climate-fund cutoff

Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work.<p>The break comes despite the Trudeau government’s repeated emphasis on the need for science-based decision-making in response to climate …

Research

Al Franken is right: ‘Humans are entirely the cause’ of recent warming

The Senator’s message left climate denier and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry flustered and angry — and it should be repeated.<p>Here’s the problem with …

Environment

Wednesday warms up in the capital, but storms still a possibility

High of 23 C expected for Ottawa after unseasonably cool Tuesday<p>After a cool start to the day Wednesday, we can expect the temperature to get a bit …

Weather