Another major public opinion analysis confirms that Americans are growing substantially more “Alarmed” and “Concerned” about global warming, while at the same time becoming less “Doubtful” and “Dismissive.”Read more
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This photo taken Monday, June 17, 2013, shows people sunning at Goose Lake in Anchorage, Alaska. The current heat wave baking Alaska rivaled and in some cases exceeded the 2013 heat wave. CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark Thiessen
The Arctic is experiencing a heat wave...
Rep. Lamar Smith seen on Capitol Hill in 2013 on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Image: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via ap
The Republican chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued subpoenas of two state attorneys general and eight environmental organizations on Wednesday, seeking records about their investigation into ExxonMobil Corp's climate denial activities...Read more
Dan Mullaney, chief US TTIP negotiator (R) and Ignacio Garcia Bercero, his EU counterpart at the 14th round of the TTIP talks in Brussels, 11 to 15 July. Photograph: Lieven Creemers/EC Press office
Draft proposal reveals new loopholes on a pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies within a decade...Read more
Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life...
The island village of Kivalina, an Alaska Native community at risk from rising sea levels, another top concern of US voters surveyed by Guardian US. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Survey of Guardian readers appalled at lack of climate discussion in 2016 campaign finds food and water shortages viewed as most pressing consequence...Read more
Tonight on the Senate floor, senators are exposing the Web of Denial, the fossil fuel-funded effort to mislead the public on climate science.Read more
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ExxonMobil — the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company — has had an interesting year. In September, two investigations by InsideClimate News and the Los Angeles Times revealed that the company’s own scientists had recognized the dangers posed by climate change as far back as 1977, and yet did nothing about it...Read more
America’s iconic Great Salt Lake is rapidly shrinking due to drought, climate change and misguided water management schemes. Utah is considering another major water diversion project that would further deplete the lake's inflows. Photo by Jeremy P. Jacobs.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- For a long time, the lake that lends its name to this city was taken for granted by most here and treated as a sewer by some of the nation's biggest polluters.
But the Great Salt Lake can no longer be ignored...Read more
Clouds play contradictory roles in climate change. Photo: Shannon HallRead more
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The milky white clouds in this algal bloom in the Barent Sea, off Norway and Russia, are the result of phytoplankton producing shells made of chalk. (Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC / NASA's Earth Observatory)
A milky white cloud blooms in the Barents Sea, so vast it can be seen from space...Read more
This image released by NASA’s Earth Observatory Team from data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), an instrument on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, shows the land surface temperature as observed by MODIS in Asia between April 15 to April 23, 2016. Yellow shows the warmest temperatures. Photograph: AP
Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016...Read more
A map from the National Weather Service shows the intensity of the rains that brought floods to the region. National Weather Service graphic
Heavy rainstorms like those that caused last week’s devasting flooding across a 12-county region of West Virginia are almost certainly made more frequent and more intense by global warming that is fueled by the buildup of greenhouse gas emissions, some of the nation’s top climate science experts say...
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While the world panics about the Great Barrier Reef, an even larger and more valuable habitat is collapsing under our noses...Read more
SIGN THE PETITION TO CNN AND TELL THEM: STOP SHILLING FOR BIG OIL AND START REPORTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE!!!
CNN recently dedicated five times more air time to fossil fuel advertising than it did to climate coverage...Read more
For decades, solar power was so expensive, few could afford it. That's now changing...Read more
The giant kelp forests are part of the Great Southern Reef – a global biodiversity hotspot, with up to 30% of species endemic. Photograph: Thomas Schmitt/Getty Images
About 90% of forests off the western coast were wiped out between 2011 and 2013, posing a threat to biodiversity and the marine economy, say scientists...Read more
An area of Arctic sea ice about twice the size of Texas has vanished over the last 30 years, and the rate of that retreat has accelerated. Photograph: NASA/Reuters
From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 miles a day, about 70% faster than the typical rate of ice loss, experts say...Read more
How temperatures across the contiguous U.S. compared to normal during June 2016.
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Thanks in part to the epic heat wave that sent temperatures skyrocketing in the Southwest, last month was the hottest June on record for the contiguous U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday...Read more
The garden at Masindray primary school, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Weather patterns on the island are becoming more unusal and extreme. All photographs: Kate Holt/WaterAid
Severe droughts and floods have had a devastating impact on the island’s rural poor, who are reliant on small-scale farming or fishing...Read more
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New York City is in trouble...Read more
A villager in Chandipur holds a can of contaminated tube-well water. Many such wells in Bangladesh are now drying up altogether. Photograph: Pavel Rahman/AP
For centuries, the region has been shaped by its struggles with water. But where floods and cyclones once threatened, the menace now is a lack of water...Read more
Lake Poopó, credit: Josh Haner
LLAPALLAPANI, Bolivia — The water receded and the fish died. They surfaced by the tens of thousands, belly-up, and the stench drifted in the air for weeks...Read more
Seaham harbour, County Durham in 2013. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA
As the Earth’s temperature continues to rise at an alarming rate, the country faces the threat of catastrophic flooding...Read more
This NOAA/NASA image shows Earth using near-infrared and shortwave infrared energy instead of the standard red, green, and blue light that the human eye has evolved to detect. By using infrared energy rather than visible light, the colors indicate differences in temperature rather than what they look like. For example, instead of appearing just white, clouds are shades of yellow, orange, and red depending on their elevation. Photograph: HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
When comparing apples to apples, a new study finds energy budget climate sensitivity estimates consistent with climate models...Read more
A pile of dung cakes. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Americans used a lot of energy in 2015 - 97.7 quadrillion British thermal units (BTUs) of it to be specific, according to a recent report from the EIA. For reference, one quadrillion BTUs is equivalent to 45 million tons of coal, 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, or 170 million barrels of crude oil.”Read more
The sun rises behind cartons of water at a California water station. (David McNew / Getty Images)
The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached all-time triple-digit highs. Meanwhile, every single state experienced spring temperatures above average, with some in the Northwest reaching record highs...Read more
File photo: Redwood trees in San Mateo County. (Kirstina Sangsahachart/Bay Area News Group archives)
California redwoods store more carbon than any other forests in the world, study finds...Read more
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An enormous landslide that spread rocky debris more than six miles across a glacier in southeastern Alaska last week was not the first to occur in the area, and certainly will not be the last...Read more
FOREST ALERT! FRIEDA MINE POISED ABOVE PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S MIGHTY SEPIK RIVER THREATENS RAINFORESTS AND INDIGENOUS CULTURES WITH UTTER RUIN...
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Chinese government’s massive open-pit mine in the rainy Papua New Guinea highlands, with its tons of toxic tailings full of sulphides and heavy metals, is to be poised above the Sepik River and its primary rainforests, intact local cultures, and the South Pacific Ocean. Apparently Papua New Guinea’s urban elites have learned little from decades of foreign industrial mining (and logging) causing conflict and despair, environmental damage, and social and economic decline...Read more
Guardian US survey reveals anger of voters as election year debate fails to deal with concerns over the gathering global disaster..Read more
The fossil fuel industry is spending millions to salvage its reputation...Read more
The red-ruffed lemur is now found in only one area of Madagascar: a peninsula that is regularly hit by severe storms. (Photo: Mathias Appel/Flickr)
Australian scientists were surprised at how suddenly global warming drove an endangered mammal to extinction. Are there other species that could vanish faster than expected?Read more
YORK, England, July 4 (UPI) — A team of scientists in England have found a better way to capture carbon from power plant emissions.Read more
Following Temperature Record Announcements, Oil Industry Ads Outpaced Climate-Related Coverage By Almost 5-To-1...
When Americans fire up their grills on Independence Day, they'll dump up to 882 million pounds of carbon pollution into the atmosphere—the equivalent of burning 2,145 rail cars of coal. And that doesn’t even include the carbon burned just by driving to July 4 celebrations or the pollution that leeches from fireworks displays...Read more
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Climate change is threatening the livelihoods of the people of tiny Kiribati, and even the island nation’s existence. The government is making plans for the island’s demise...Read more
SEC CHARGES "FRACK MASTER" CHRIS FAULKNER, SHALE CEO AND INDUSTRY ADVOCATE, WITH $80 MILLION FRAUD...
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Mr. Faulkner, 39, had personally used at least $30 million worth of investor money for his own “lifestyle of decadence and debauchery,”Read more
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WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader democratic base, has promised to one-up President Obama on climate change, vowing to produce a third of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027, three years faster than Mr. Obama, while spending billions of dollars to transform the energy economy...Read more
Stephen Hawking believes we must be vigilant to the dangers of artificial intelligence. credit: Getty Images
Leading physicist also worried about Artificial Intelligence in warfare, warning machines' goals may differ from ours...Read more
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India's Sunderbans islands, on the rim of the Bay of Bengal, are threatened by sea level rise caused by global warming...Read more
In this Wednesday, June 29 photo, a man holds an umbrella as water engulfs him during high tide on the Arabian Sea coast, in Mumbai, India. (AP Photo)
NEW DELHI (AP) — Each year as temperatures rise across India, farmers look to the sky and pray for rain...Read more
Miami, Florida is already feeling the impacts of climate change - how will a city deal with the rising seas?Read more
Queensland's coal seam gas industry now has more than 7000 wells. Photo: Saah Moles, Wilderness SocietyRead more
OBAMA ADMIN APPROVED OVER 1,500 OFFSHORE FRACKING PERMITS IN GULF OF MEXICO AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS IGNORED IT...
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On June 24, the independent news website TruthOut broke a doozy of a story: the Obama Administration has secretly approved over 1,500 instances of offshore hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the Gulf of Mexico, including during the Deepwater Horizon offshore spill disaster...Read more
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It's one of the highest-stakes debates in the battle over climate change policy action: how much methane is spewing from oil and gas sites nationwide, and what do we do as a result?Read more
A satellite view of Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA handout photo obtained by Reuters February 6, 2012. Russian scientists are close to drilling in to the prehistoric sub-glacier Lake Vostok, which has been trapped under Antarctic ice for 14 million years. REUTERS/NASA/Handout
WASHINGTON – Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds...Read more
Traffic in Los Angeles. Credit: Prayitno/flickr
When an expected record-breaking 36 million Americans take their holiday road trips this Fourth of July weekend, they’ll be part of what is quickly becoming our nation’s biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions — transportation...Read more
The amount of area burned has ballooned by 1,200%, with areas such as the northern Rockies and the north-west particularly badly hit. Photograph: Ryan Babroff/AP
High temperatures, drought, wind and beetle infestations have combined to create a number of fires that have caused at least two deaths in California...Read more
Even forests in unexpectedly vulnerable places like Poland are suffering the effects of climate change with millions of dying trees. Credit: Reuters
Mass die-offs in California, the Southwest and Europe are not only tied to global warming by new studies, they will add to it...Read more
Amber Rudd, the energy secretary. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Fears had been raised that EU referendum would result in deadline being missed but sources say carbon budget will be agreed...Read more
Rep. Lamar Smith, left, who has led many of Congress' efforts to question climate science, speaks with John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Credit: Getty Images
The letter, signed by many major American groups, pushes back against climate denial and calls for policy solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions...Read more
The theoretical basis of anthropogenic climate change has been understood for decades. The sun radiates energy to the earth, and it is emitted back from the earth’s surface as infrared radiation, which we feel as heat...Read more
What impact will a steadily rising carbon fee with all proceeds returned to households have on the American emissions and health? REMI economist Scott Nystrom discusses the results of this ground breaking study. In summary, pricing carbon and returning the proceeds to households will save lives from a decrease in localized pollution and reduce emissions...Read more
In this April 23, 2016, photo, David Goethel sorts cod and haddock while fishing off the coast of New Hampshire. To Goethel, cod represents his identity, his ticket to middle class life, and his link to one the country's most historic industries, a fisherman who has caught New England's most recognized fish for more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry...Read more
BREXIT: ENVIRONMENTALISTS FEAR 'BONFIRE' OF REGULATIONS DESIGNED TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROTECT WILDLIFE...
Greenpeace analysis suggests the majority of restrictions on fracking are based under EU legislation and could be undone following Brexit Reuters
Remain campaigners have argued that EU legislation has helped towards tackling water and air pollution, protect endangered species and imposed tough safeguards on the use of genetically modified crops and potentially dangerous chemicals...Read more
Solar Roadways is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to install a stretch of solar road that could generate enough energy to power a rest stop...
This June 6, 2016 photo shows patches of dead and dying trees near Cressman, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday, June 22, 2016, that the number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought and a bark beetle epidemic has dramatically increased since last year. Photo: Scott Smith, AP
An estimated 66 million dead trees in a six-county region of Southern California are a tinder box just waiting to be ignited, US officials say...Read more
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Children suffer the most from fossil fuel burning...Read more
Children walk along a spur of Peru’s main oil pipeline near the village of Mayuriaga, where a spill in February affected more than 20 communities along the Morona River. Photo by Barbara Fraser.
A new oil spill from the pipeline that carries crude oil from the northern Peruvian Amazon across the Andes Mountains to the Pacific coast has raised fears of yet more pollution of the water and fish on which indigenous villages and riverside communities depend...Read more
In a drafting session of the Democratic Party's policy platform, supporters of Hillary Clinton brushed off calls by environmental activists for several strong actions to move away from fossil fuels. Credit: REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Platform's authors request federal climate probe into 'allegations of corporate fraud,' while brushing off calls for carbon tax and other strong climate policies...Read more
In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought...Read more
FLOOD EMERGENCY IN RICHWOOD, WV Photo Credit: Jeremy Rose
Some of the worst flooding in West Virginia "in 100 years" has left at least 23 people dead, including two children...Read more
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According to the Ventura County fire department, up to 700 barrels of crude oil — some 29,000 gallons — have spilled from a pipeline in southern California...Read more
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Will the liars pay for their sins? More people will die from climate change then tobacco...
The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says...Read more
It's not because sharks are getting fiercer...Read more
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Thousands of cities from six continents united Wednesday to create the largest global coalition committed to battling human-caused climate change and pushing the world into a low-carbon economy...Read more
Sequoia National Park. (Photo: USFS Region 5/Flickr)
The mortality rate is unprecedented and will fuel the state’s fire season...Read more
The Obama administration's hydraulic fracturing rule is dead...Read more
An aerial view of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park in January. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
When forecasters last year warned of a massive El Niño, some Californians held out hope that a single extremely wet year could bust the state’s severe drought...Read more
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Germany's coalition government agreed to ban fracking for shale gas indefinitely on Tuesday, after years of fractious talks over the issue, but environmental groups said the ban did not go far enough and vowed to fight the deal...Read more
Patrick Edwards-Daugherty, the founder of drone company, Pleiades. Photo from Facebook.
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A technology more closely associated with geeky hobbyists and the military may be the next weapon in the fight against climate change....Read more
Heat waves, like the one that baked India this year, will become the new normal without emissions cuts, a new study says. Credit: Reuters
New study shows dangerously hot summers will become the norm across much of the globe unless greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced...Read more
Documenting the dead coral after the bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, captured by the XL Catlin Seaview Survey in May 2016. Image: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
The ongoing coral bleaching event that has killed or severely injured reefs from the Great Barrier Reef to Hawaii and the Indian Ocean has set its sights on the U.S. during the rest of 2016 and into next year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...Read more