A tire rests on the dry bed of Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, California. (Noah Berger / Reuters)
The complaint accuses the government of infringing on “the fundamental right of citizens to be free from government actions that harm life, liberty, and property” by “approving and promoting fossil fuel development.”
Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau (left) with US president, Barack Obama. The visit is seen as an important moment for Trudeau to break with the record of his Conservative predecessor. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP
US and Canadian leaders expected to announce a series of common measures including methane emissions cuts and protections for rapidly warming Arctic...Read more
Badwater, in Death Valley National Park, the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 280 feet below sea level, is seen at sunrise in California in this July 15, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has paid $500 million into the United Nations' Green Climate Fund, the first tranche of the $3 billion it pledged as part of the commitments it made in the December Paris Climate Agreement, the State Department confirmed Monday...Read more
The death of photojournalist Gary Braasch silences one of the strongest, creative and eclectic environmental journalists...Read more
Exxon is a corporate devil but it is not alone in its demonic subterfuge. Exxon is being investigated for criminal wrongdoings and some other fossil fuel companies are also coming under legal scrutiny...Read more
Satellite view of swirling blue phytoplankton bloom in the Black Sea. (Photo: Stocktrek Images/Getty Images)
A new study finds that unabated greenhouse gas emissions will cripple ocean phytoplankton’s ability to produce oxygen.Read more
Tourists from Italy walk in the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California in this June 29, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files
OSLO (Reuters) - Extreme downpours are increasingly hitting both the wettest and driest regions of the world and global warming will raise the risks of bigger cloudbursts for the rest of the century, a study showed on Monday...Read more
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As changes in the eco-system increase the intensity of natural disasters and threaten economic stability, water and food shortage will catalyze civil unrest and conflicts, thereby hindering the government’s ability to properly manage its resources...Read more
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By studying beetles, researchers find they have a domino effect on much larger species as the Arctic warms.Read more
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Water, water everywhere. Unfortunately, it’s not enough...Read more
Dr. Ellen Williams (right), Arpa-E director: ‘We want power to be easy.’ Photograph: ARPA-E
Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-ERead more
A recent drought was the Middle East's worst in 900 years and may have been the result of climate change, according to a new study from NASA...Read more
The price of palm oil
Michael Bachelard journeys into the world of palm oil plantations in Aceh, where land is taken to grow the sought-after product, whatever the cost...Read more
THE CLIMATE IS NOT CHANGING. IT’S DESTABILIZING. WHAT EVERY MILLENNIAL MILLENNIUM MUST KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION...Add your reaction Share
One of the most under-appreciated aspects of the climate change problem is the so-called "fat tail" of risk. In short, the likelihood of very large impacts is greater than we would expect under typical statistical assumptions.Read more
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during an election night watch party Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Stafford, Texas. Image: David J. Phillip/AP
February was the warmest month in the satellite record of atmospheric temperatures, according to new data. This is just the first domino to fall during what will likely prove to be the warmest, or one of the warmest, months on record as more data trickles in on conditions during February...Read more
ARE THERE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PREVENTING NUCLEAR WAR AND PREVENTING THE WORST CONSEQUENCES OF ESCALATING GLOBAL WARMING?
On the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we celebrate the doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD), which claimed that nuclear war was a suicide pact. Yet the scientists who argued this would happen faced plenty of criticism, and politicians sought to undermine the theory for gain, not unlike the debate we are having on climate change today...Read more
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In fiery TED talk Al Gore says "Humanity will overcome..."Read more
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Climate Change, Climate Justice and Disability...Read more
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Major floods, like the ones that hit in 2010, plague Copenhagen and other coastal cities as climate change intensifies. Credit: Getty Images
Research begins to show that damage will increase exponentially and aims to give coastal cities a way to prepare for them...Read more
Scientists are struggling to figure out the timeline for how climate change will affect vulnerable waterfront communities...Read more
WHAT EVERY MILLENNIAL MUST KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING TIPPING POINTS — THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL INFORMATION!Add your reaction Share
As France cracks down on protests at the Paris climate change talks, activists find new ways to get their message out...Read more
As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said on Monday...
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Since he sailed onto millions of middle school bedroom walls in "Titanic," Leonardo DiCaprio has been winning the Oscar of our hearts on a daily basis. Now, at long last, he's finally won an Oscar IRL.Read more
Trees void of leaves and life hang on to tiny strips of land surrounding Isle de Jean Charles. (Image by Kathleen Flynn)
French-speaking Indians who live deep in Louisiana bayou, some 50 miles south of New Orleans, became the United States' first official climate refugees last week when the federal government awarded them $48 million to relocate...Read more
Pollinator populations around the world are declining, threatening hundreds of billions of dollars worth of agriculture. Humans are part of the problem, say scientists, but they can also be part of the solution.
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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Arctic permafrost that is thawing due to global warming is releasing greenhouse gases, further compounding the problem of climate change, according to a study released on Thursday...Read more
Concrete blocks intended to break waves are all that's left to protect the 15th-century Qaitbey Citadel from rising seas. (Photo: Sima Diab)
It's not alone among World Heritage Sites facing encroaching seas....Read more
In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, Tera Lecuona, resident of the heavily impacted Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing in Granada Hills over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. Richard Vogel/Associated Press
The massive leak that vented millions of pounds of natural gas from a Los Angeles storage facility now appears to have been the worst accidental discharge of greenhouse gases in U.S. history, scientists concluded in an analysis released Thursday...Read more
ARCTIC WARMING: RAPIDLY INCREASING TEMPERATURES ARE 'POSSIBLY CATASTROPHIC' FOR PLANET, CLIMATE SCIENTIST WARNS...
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Dr Peter Gleick said there is a growing body of 'pretty scary' evidence that higher temperatures are driving the creation of dangerous storms in parts of the northern hemisphere...Read more
It is now public knowledge that Exxon has known for decades that their core business is directly responsible for climate change. Even more damning is the fact that they covered up this knowledge. To make matters even worse, they actively participated and funded a sophisticated campaign to fuel climate denial and delay climate action as long as they could...Read more
The problem is way worse than we thought...Read more
Why we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground...
‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments...Read more
ARE YOU AWARE OF THE GLOBAL WARMING TIPPING POINTS — THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL INFORMATION?
It is not an exaggeration to say that those who know the global warming tipping points and use that information wisely will become the ultimate winners of the future—and those individuals, businesses, or nations that do not will become the ultimate losers...Read more
A new study shows that human beings are too selfish to endure present pain to avert future climate change. That's why we need win-win solutions now...Read more
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The World Trade Organization delivered a blow to India’s ambitious solar power program on Wednesday at the behest of the United States. So much for all that nice chatter about international climate cooperation back in December...Read more
For six years, Bill Gates has been arguing that we need “energy miracles” to avoid catastrophic climate change. For six years, he has been wrong!Read more
Common Ground High School students study water quality in the river that flows near their campus as a part of Green Jobs Corps, an environmental employment and leadership training program. Photo courtesy of Common Ground
In response to climate change, a growing number of schools are taking kids outside to show them how a warming planet affects their local environment...
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According to a trio of new studies, sea levels rose faster over the past century than at any other point over the last 2800 years. Scientists say this is definitive proof that human actions are directly contributing to rising water levels. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Benjamin Strauss of Climate Central for more on the emerging environmental crisis and what it might mean for future generations...Read more
People cool off from the heat at the Miroir d'Eau (Mirror of Water), a public art piece on the quay of the Garonne River, during a warm summer day in Bordeaux, southwestern France, June 30, 2015.
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The scorching, deadly heat waves that today strike only about once every 20 years could become an annual occurrence for more than half the world if nothing is done to curb emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, a new study reported Tuesday...Read more
THE METHANE MONSTER! WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE CONCERNED ABOUT FRACKING AND OTHER LARGE METHANE RELEASES...
Unfortunately, CO2 is not the only human emission forcing global temperatures rapidly higher...Read more
Brackish sea water washes over the center line of a street in Charleston, S.C. on Oct. 1, 2015. Image: Stephen B. Morton/AP