WE’RE PLACING FAR TOO MUCH HOPE IN PULLING CARBON DIOXIDE OUT OF THE AIR, SCIENTISTS WARN...

In this July 1, 2013 photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. (Matthew Brown/Associated Press)

 

In the past decade, an ambitious — but still mostly hypothetical — technological strategy for meeting our global climate goals has grown prominent in scientific discussions. Known as “negative emissions,” the idea is to remove carbon dioxide from the air using various technological means, a method that could theoretically buy the world more time when it comes to reducing our overall greenhouse-gas emissions...

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A DISAPPEARING HOME IN A WARMING WORLD...

Buildings on a snowy hill in Fort Good Hope. mattcatpurple

 

Arctic life in the time of globalization and climate change...

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HOW TO REDUCE RISKS FROM MEGA-STORMS?

 

Climate change is increasing storm frequency and intensity, while sea level rise has made storm surge more dangerous. What solutions exist for reducing the risk of disaster? Hurricane Matthew provides recent lessons...

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THIS IS HOW YOU CREATE A RECORD-BREAKING HURRICANE...

A satellite image from October 2015 shows Hurricane Patricia (L) as it approaches the coastline of Mexico from the Eastern Pacific.  (EPA/NOAA)

 

It may very well be the strongest hurricane, for wind speeds, that human beings have ever been able to measure...

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N.Y.'S QUEST TO TURN DAUNTING DATA INTO AN 'ENERGY INTERNET'...

Data-heavy smart meters have forced utilities to consider ways to better serve customers with such data. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

Two little boxes vex Andy Frank: "username" and "password"...

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HOW GOOGLE IS USING BIG DATA TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT...

Kate Brandt speaking at the 2016 SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Diego Donamaria

 

Google’s sustainability officer Kate Brandt outlines the company’s wide-range interest in sustainable fishing, green buildings and renewable energy...

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NORTH CAROLINA FLOODING IS SO SEVERE THAT RESCUERS NEED SONAR TO LOCATE CARS, VICTIMS...

A man holds onto a yield sign after trying to swim out to help a truck driver who was stranded in floodwater from Hurricane Matthew in Hope Mills, N.C.,  Oct. 9, 2016. Image: Mike Spencer/AP

 

Flooding is worsening in parts of North Carolina, as water that fell in inland parts of the state and neighboring Virginia slowly pushes southeastward toward the Atlantic Ocean. More than 1,000 people still need rescuing as rivers crest at their highest recorded levels in multiple locations...

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GREENLAND IS MELTING FROM ABOVE AND FROM BELOW — AND SCIENTISTS SAY THEY’RE CONNECTED...

A crew sets out to retrieve a measurement device in a Greenland fjord and passes by a small hanging glacier on its side wall that is unleashing a stream of water into the ocean. (Dustin Carroll)

 

There were no scientists around circa 11,000 years ago, when the great Laurentide Ice Sheet, which once covered much of present day North America, began to collapse in numerous stages and eventually dwindled into a collection of much smaller ice caps across Alaska and Canada, raising seas by tens of feet. So no one could observe all of the processes that, as the Northern Hemisphere warmed, led to its undoing...

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CLINTON DEDICATES AN ENTIRE SPEECH TO CLIMATE CHANGE...

Attendees walk past a portrait of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they arrive for a rally in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

 

After two debates miss the mark, Clinton takes talk on climate into her own hands...

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FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION EMITS MORE METHANE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT, NOAA SAYS...

An oil drilling rig is seen in North Dakota. Estimates of global emissions of methane, a global warming gas more potent than carbon dioxide, from fossil fuel industry activities have been underestimated by global databases, according to a new analysis. Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

 

The exhaustive global study found emissions from oil, gas and coal sites are between 20 and 60 percent higher than many earlier estimates...

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