ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT BREAKS RECORD LOW FOR WINTER...

Melting ice on the Chilkat river near Haines, Alaska, in January 2016. This winter scientists said the Arctic freeze stalled early on, across the polar seas. Photograph: Michele Cornelius/Alamy

With the ice cover down to 14.52m sq km, scientists now believe the Arctic is locked onto a course of continually shrinking sea ice...

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THE ENORMOUS CARBON FOOTPRINT OF FOOD THAT WE NEVER EVEN EAT...

Stephan Martinez, owner of Le Petit Choiseuil bistrot, poses next to food waste garbage in the kitchen of his restaurant in Paris in 2014.  (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions frequently center on clean energy, more efficient transportation and sustainable agriculture. But research suggests that if we really want to pay attention to our carbon footprints, we should also be focusing on another, less-talked-about issue: the amount of food we waste each day. 

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CHINA PUSHES FOR MANDATORY INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE POWER...

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China has ordered power transmission companies to provide grid connectivity for all renewable power generation sources and end a bottleneck that has left a large amount of clean power idle, the country's energy regulator said on Monday...

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TOP SCIENTISTS FIND IT HARD TO MAKE PUBLIC SEE RISKS...

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Officials and scientists who write and review the nation's chief climate analysis say they are struggling to get across the risks of climate change to policymakers and the public...

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WHEN THE END OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION IS YOUR DAY JOB...(long read)

In the photo: Glaciologist Jason Box, left, at work on the Petermann Glacier on Greenland's northwest coast, which has lost mass at an accelerated pace in recent years. Box and his family left Ohio State for Europe a couple years ago, and he is relieved to have escaped America's culture of climate-change denial (Photo: Nick Cobbing).

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it...

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OIL MILESTONE: FRACKING FUELS HALF OF U.S. OUTPUT...

The rise of fracking has reshaped the global energy landscape...

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WHERE DO THE REMAINING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAND ON CLIMATE ISSUES?

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We are now officially through half of the United States Presidential election primary and caucus season, and there are currently 5 contenders left in the Republican and Democratic parties vying for their party’s respective nomination. Delegate math shows that Governor John Kasich has no chance to become the Republican nominee, so we’re left with four real candidates to examine...

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THE STRANGE CASE OF AUSTRALIA’S FLIP-FLOPPING ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

A solar thermal array in Newcastle, Australia operated by CSIRO, the country's scientific research agency.

Australia has announced plans for a green energy revolution, a sharp reversal from where the country stood just six months ago...

 

 

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DEAR WORLD LEADERS: SIGN THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON EARTH DAY...

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The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis... 

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ROCKEFELLER FAMILY FUND HITS EXXON, DIVESTS FROM FOSSIL FUELS...

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CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS LONDON, NEW YORK COULD BE UNDERWATER IN A FEW DECADES, SOONER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT...

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A new study suggests that sea levels will rise much quicker than previously expected — inundating coastal cities worldwide. Above: A man walks through knee-deep water along a flooded West Avenue as a storm comes on shore in Ocean City, New Jersey, Oct. 2, 2015...

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DICAPRIO CRITICISES CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT...

It takes courage to stand up to the Government.

Bravo Mr DiCaprio... -JobOneForHumanity.org

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THE LUCKY ONES: NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE RECEIVES $48M TO FLEE CLIMATE CHANGE...

The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe in Louisiana has found money to relocate due to the impact of climate change. Others aren’t so lucky. Photograph: Charlie Varley for the Guardian

In Louisiana, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe has been awarded a natural disaster grant to resettle away from their sinking land. But other indigenous Americans have no way out...

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GLOBAL WARMING’S TERRIFYING NEW CHEMISTRY...

A fracking well in the Eagle Ford Shale region, near Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo / Aaron M. Sprecher)

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong...

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SCIENTISTS WARN OF PERILOUS CLIMATE SHIFT WITHIN DECADES, NOT CENTURIES...

A massive boulder on a coastal ridge in North Eleuthera, the Bahamas. A new research paper claims it was most likely moved there by powerful storms during the last warm period of Earth history, 120,000 years ago, and warns that such stormy conditions could recur because of human emissions of greenhouse gases. Credit Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post, via Getty Images

The nations of the world agreed years ago to try to limit global warming to a level they hoped would prove somewhat tolerable. But leading climate scientists warned on Tuesday that permitting a warming of that magnitude would actually be quite dangerous.

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AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES A$1 BILLION CLEAN ENERGY FUND, IN BREAK WITH PAST...

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CHINA'S SEA LEVEL RISES FASTER THAN GLOBAL AVERAGE...

BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- China's average annual rise in sea level from 1980 to 2015 was 3 millimeters, higher than the global average, according to a report released by the State Oceanic Administration on Tuesday...

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WORLD BANK APPROVES $500 MILLION LOAN FOR BEIJING CLEAN-AIR PROJECTS...

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STATE DEPARTMENT: NEW CLIMATE CZAR CHARGED WITH MAKING PARIS PROMISES A REALITY...

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern (right) announced yesterday he will step down next month. Replacing him will be his former No. 2, Jonathan Pershing (left), who is currently principal deputy director of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. Courtesy of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Jonathan Pershing, who will become the top U.S. diplomat on climate issues next month, has spent the last three years at the Department of Energy working to make the U.S. commitment in Paris easier to achieve...

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WE HAD ALL BETTER HOPE THESE SCIENTISTS ARE WRONG ABOUT THE PLANET’S FUTURE...

GREGORY TOWN, BAHAMAS – Climatologist James Hansen on the Eleuthera coastal ridge on Nov. 22, 2015, in Eleuthera, Bahamas. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post)

An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in 1988 congressional testimony, has published a dire climate study that suggests the impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than generally envisioned...

 

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A VEGETARIAN WORLD WOULD BE HEALTHIER, COOLER AND RICHER: SCIENTISTS SAY...

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could avoid several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage, researchers said...

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WORLD-RENOWNED CLIMATE SCIENTIST MAKES DIRE WARNING ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE, STORMS...

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Controversial new research explains why increasing global temperatures could be more dangerous than we thought...

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2015 ONE FOR THE CLIMATE RECORD BOOKS...

By Climate Central

The long-term warming of the planet, as well as an exceptionally strong El Niño, led to numerous climate records in 2015, including milestones for global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual State of the Climate Report...

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THE WARMER, WETTER ARCTIC IS BECOMING A NEW SOURCE OF CARBON...

A winding river snakes its way across a highland tundra valley floor in Greenland above the Arctic Circle. (Photo: Jason Edwards/Getty Images)

Researchers find that hotter temperatures could be setting off dangerous environmental feedback loops...

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HOW CAN GLOBAL CO2 LEVELS SOAR WHEN EMISSIONS ARE FLAT?

CREDIT: Dieu Nalio Chery, AP Haiti drought worsened by the El Nino.

Last year saw the biggest jump in global CO2 levels ever measured, as NOAA reported on March 9. Yet in 2015 the world economy grew while energy-related CO2 emissions were flat — for the second year in a row — according to the International Energy Agency, as ClimateProgress reported last week...

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CARBON EMISSIONS HIGHEST IN 66 MILLION YEARS, SINCE DINOSAUR AGE...

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PERILOUS ARCTIC PASSAGE THAT FOILED CENTURIES OF EXPLORERS TO BE OPENED UP TO CRUISE LINERS...

The Crystal Serenity (inset) is the largest ship to attempt to make the Arctic journey Photo: NGS/Getty

Climate change means the ice in the Northwest Passage is less thick, allowing luxury cruise ships to pass through...

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'A TIPPING POINT': RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS SEE GLOBAL WARMING AS THREAT...

A man at at a New York rally calling for action on climate change, a day before the start of the historic COP21 conference in Paris. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

New polling data shows that public concern about climate change is at a new high, as the US emerges from its warmest-ever winter...

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AN ENTIRE AIRPORT PAYS NOTHING FOR ELECTRICITY THANKS TO SOLAR POWER...

Cochin International Airport Solar Panels

Day by day, solar power is becoming a more viable source of energy for homes and businesses. If you need further proof of this, look no further than the Cochin International Airport in India that is now entirely powered by solar energy and pays nothing for electricity. The airport last year installed a solar power system with a 12-megawatt peak (MWp) capacity that added to its previous installation that had a capacity of 1.1 MWp, thus giving it enough solar energy to run the entire airport...

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO SAYS CHINA CAN BE 'CLIMATE CHANGE HERO'...

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio holds a Chinese writing brush as he prepares to write his name on stage during a news conference of the movie “The Revenant” at a hotel in Beijing, Sunday, March 20, 2016. DiCaprio on Sunday praised China’s work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing to promote his movie “The Revenant.” (AP Photo/Andy Wong) VIEW GALLERY

BEIJING (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio praised China's work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be "the hero of the environmental movement."

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HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED SINCE PARIS CLIMATE PACT...

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National leaders have yet to sign a new United Nations climate pact, but developments during the three months since the Paris Agreement was finalized have been feverish...

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WHAT DRIVES UNCERTAINTIES IN ADAPTING TO SEA-LEVEL RISE?

photo by Dr. Benjamin Horton

Let me get this off my chest – I sometimes get frustrated at climate scientists as they love to talk about uncertainties! To be sure, their work thrives on it...

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DID CHINA JUST CREATE A MODEL FOR RECOVERY OF THE WORLD’S FORESTs?

At China's Wolong National Nature Reserve, the forests in the foreground have regrown since 2000, thanks to a national forest conservation program. Deforested areas are visible in the background. (Photo: Andrés Vina/Michigan State University)

A new study suggests ‘pay to conserve’ programs can help reverse the deforestation crisis—to a point...

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EARTH CRUSHED TEMPERATURE MILESTONES THIS WINTER, EDGING CLOSER TO CLIMATE GUARDRAIL...

An ice-filled fjord near Svalbard, Norway, which experienced a record mild winter in 2016. Image: Getty Images/Moment RF

More all-time global heat records bit the dust this winter than were initially suspected, according to a new and shocking National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report released Thursday...

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FOOD INSECURITY: ARCTIC HEAT IS THREATENING INDIGENOUS LIFE...

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 Subsistence hunters in the Arctic have long taken to the sea ice to hunt seals, whales, and polar bears. But now, as the ice disappears and soaring temperatures alter the life cycles and abundance of their prey, a growing number of indigenous communities are facing food shortages...

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NOTHING 'VIRTUAL' ABOUT CLIMATE IMPACT OF EMAILS, TWEETS...

A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity, ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones, has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar...

A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity, ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones, has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

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A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity, ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones, has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

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SCIENTISTS PREDICT CHANGE IN PROVINCIAL ECOSYSTEMS...

Scientists predict coyotes will likely have an easier time adapting to climate change than some other species, such as pikas.
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Alberta's climate is changing and expected to bring many changes to the province's vast ecosystems and species...
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CONGRESS IS INFECTED WITH CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, BUT THEIR CONSTITUENTS UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS...

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Here’s an inconvenient truth for the fossil fuel industry: The majority of Americans accept the scientific consensus that climate change is real and that it is a threat that must be addressed. This includes a majority of Democrats, a majority of Republicans, and a majority of citizens who do not identify with a specific political party...

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OUR HORRIFYINGLY UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENT IS KILLING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR...

(Photo : David Greedy/Getty Images) A young student waits for classes to begin at a free school in one of the poorest neighborhoods which surrounds Metro Manila's largest landfill on March 17, 2004 in Payatas, Philippines.

It’s no secret that the Earth is in dire straits. Photos of the waterways in Rio de Janeiro, still reeking of sewage despite a years-long cleanup plan ahead of this summer’s Olympics, prove just how difficult it can be to fix what humanity has fouled...

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IN TEXAS, OBAMA'S NOMINEE MAY DRAW ATTENTION FOR EPA RULINGS...

Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee

Despite pledges from Senate Republicans to deny a hearing or vote to any nominee this year, President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning...

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DROUGHT AND RISING TEMPERATURES 'LEAVES 36M PEOPLE ACROSS AFRICA FACING HUNGER'...

A maize plant among other dried maize in a field in Hoopstad in the Free State province, South Africa. The country suffered its driest year on record in 2015. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa...

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2,000 SQUARE MILES OF ICE BREAKS IN BERING STRAIT, TOTALLY NOT A SIGN OF GLOBAL WARMING ;)

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It was a sad, cold day in the Bering Strait on March 12, when a 2,000-square-mile chunk of ice decided it was time to break up with the mass it was likely attached to. It took just two days for the split to fully occur, and thanks to NASA's Worldview near real-time satellite imagery program, we can watch the whole thing like a cringeworthy reality TV breakup...

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MILLIONS IN US AT RISK FROM RISING SEAS: STUDY...

Submerged cars are seen in Manhattan, New York, after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, in October 2012 (AFP Photo/Christos Pathiakis)

Paris (AFP) - Rising sea levels driven by climate change could upend the lives of more than 13 million Americans by the end of the century, according to a study released Monday.

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AS TEMPERATURES SOAR, NEW DOUBTS ARISE ABOUT HOLDING WARMING TO 2 DEGREES C...

February 2016 was a stunningly warm month. According to NASA data, it was the most anomalously hot month the Earth has seen since record keeping began — fully 1.35 degrees Celsius (2.43 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the average from 1951-1980...

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A FISHERMAN’S FEARS: THE THREAT OF SEISMIC TESTING ON THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...

cartoonist: Colin Suggett

As President Obama pulls the plug on offshore drilling off the Atlantic Coast, a North Carolina fisherman illustrates the magnitude of the decision...

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THE EARLY ANTHROPOCENE HYPOTHESIS: AN UPDATE...

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For over a decade, paleoclimate scientists have argued whether the warmth of the last several thousand years was natural or anthropogenic...

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GRASSROOTS EFFORTS PAY OFF IN OBAMA REVERSAL ON OFFSHORE DRILLING...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez

Years of campaigning paid off Tuesday, when the Obama administration removed plans for oil and drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast from its draft five-year plan for ocean energy development.

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OPINION: GETTING MISLED BY SHORT-TERM THINKING IN OUR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES...

Presidential debates are getting a lot of coverage. But we're missing some important information...

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Severe coral bleaching worsens in most pristine parts of Great Barrier Reef...

Coral bleaching at Lizard Island off the coast of Queensland. Damage to parts of the Great Barrier Reef has worsened. Photograph: Wwf Australia/AFP/Getty Images

Expert blames global warming, as coral bleaches when water temperatures go above a certain threshold for an extended period of time...

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RECORD SURGE IN 2016 TEMPERATURES ADDS URGENCY TO CLIMATE DEAL, SAY SCIENTISTS...

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ONE OF THE U.S.’S TOP SALMON PROVIDERS JUST LOST MILLIONS OF SALMON...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File

A deadly algal bloom has killed nearly 23 million fish in Chile, the world’s second-largest exporter of salmon, causing widespread economic losses that could cost the country $800 million. According to government officials, there are enough dead fish to fill 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools, and losses could account for as much as 15 percent of Chile’s total annual salmon production...

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MILLENNIALS ARE NOT WORRIED OR NERVOUS ENOUGH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE...

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PANEL: FINDING CLIMATE FINGERPRINTS IN WILD WEATHER IS VALID...

FILE - In this July 2, 2015 file photo, a rancher looks toward his cattle grazing on a barren hillside in Tulare County, outside of Porterville, Calif. Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming?s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, concluded a high-level scientific advisory panel. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) (Gregory Bull/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming's fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel.

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CUTTING EDGE RESEARCHERS' IDEA WILL BLOW YOU AWAY: 656-FOOT LONG BLADES ON WIND TURBINES...

A wind turbine turns as giant turbine blades lie awaiting new construction at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado in March 2009. (John Moore / Getty Images)

Efforts to increase wind power mean that turbine blades are getting bigger and bigger. But a new design in the works takes the idea to levels most people can barely imagine: Blades up to 656.2 feet long — more than two football fields...

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Some Extreme Weather Now Reliably Linked to Climate Change...

The goal of weather attribution work is to predict events like super cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji in February. Credit: Getty Images

Scientists can now readily attribute some weather, such as intense heat waves, to the influence of a warming climate.

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OUR PLANET’S TEMPERATURE JUST REACHED A TERRIFYING MILESTONE...

NASA has confirmed that our planet's temperature surged in February 2016—past a major milestone. photo:NASA

Update, March 12, 2016: Data released Saturday from NASA confirm that February 2016 was not only the warmest month ever measured globally, at 1.35 degrees Celsius above the long-term average—it was more than 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the previously most unusually warm month ever measured: January 2016.

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THE NEXT LEVEL OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS...

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Calling what is happening in Europe a refugee crisis no longer captures the enormity of the problem. This is a catastrophe that will soon become far worse as warm weather swells the torrent of people fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. With the European Union incapable of united action, country after country has imposed panicky controls on once-open borders to block the refugees...

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WOULD SAVING A LIVABLE CLIMATE DESTROY BUFFETT’S FOSSIL FUEL EMPIRE?

BNSF oil train derailment in 2013.CREDIT: Bruce Crummy, AP

Billionaire Warren Buffett has bet the future of his company Berkshire Hathaway on dirty energy. In recent years he has been building a vertically-integrated fossil fuel empire — one that develops, delivers, processes, and burns the most climate-destroying fuels...

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EMISSIONS FROM GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION THREATEN TO OVERWHELM EFFORTS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Image: Rice fields in India's Kashmir region. Credit: sandeepachetan.com travel photography/Flickr

Each year our terrestrial biosphere absorbs about a quarter of all the carbon dioxide emissions that humans produce. This a very good thing; it helps to moderate the warming produced by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests...
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HILLARY CLINTON SHOWED SUPPORT, ASSOCIATES PROFITED FROM EX-IM BANK FINANCING WORLD’S LARGEST COAL PLANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA...

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