THIS IS HOW SERIOUS INDIA'S DROUGHT HAS GOTTEN...

A child points to initials on a container on April 28 as she and other villagers line up to collect potable water at a makeshift camp in Mumbai.(Indranil Mukherjee / AFP/Getty Images)

As many as one-quarter of the country -- 330 million people -- could be affected by the shortages, the government has said...

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WESTERN U.S. SNOWPACK MELTING AT RECORD SPEED...

The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the western U.S. snowpack is melting at "record speed" as U.S. temperatures from January through April 2016 were 4.0°F above average. California Department of Water Resources / Courtesy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service issued its final "west-wide forecast" of the season this week. It shows that snowpack, from Washington to Wyoming, is melting so quickly, flooding is a possibility in some areas...

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LARGE SWATHS OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN MAY ACTUALLY SUFFOCATE IN JUST 15 YEARS...

Dmitry Miroshnikov via Getty Images

Take a wild guess what the culprit is...

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IS MOTHER NATURE FORCING US TO "KEEP IT IN THE GROUND"?

credit: https://www.thestar.com/

Fort McMurray wildfire forces a quarter of Canada’s oil output off-line...

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SEA-LEVEL RISE CLAIMS FIVE ISLANDS IN SOLOMONS: STUDY...

Aerial view of Marovo Lagoon, a World Heritage Site. Solomon Islands.Credit: Michael McCoy

At least 11 islands across the northern Solomon Islands have either totally disappeared over recent decades or are currently experiencing severe erosion, an Australian study shows...

At least 11 islands across the northern Solomon Islands have either totally disappeared over recent decades or are currently experiencing severe erosion, an Australian study shows

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-sea-level-islands-solomons.html#jCp
At least 11 islands across the northern Solomon Islands have either totally disappeared over recent decades or are currently experiencing severe erosion, an Australian study shows

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-sea-level-islands-solomons.html#jCp
At least 11 islands across the northern Solomon Islands have either totally disappeared over recent decades or are currently experiencing severe erosion, an Australian study shows

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-sea-level-islands-solomons.html#jCp
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WHO'S KILLING RENEWABLE ENERGY?

A view of the Middelgrunden offshore wind farm, which is home to 20 turbines, outside Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo: Eskinder Debebe/U.N. via Flickr)

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys...

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GOP STATES BENEFIT FROM SHIFT TO WIND & SOLAR ENERGY...

A four-acre stretch of land on Fort Hood now houses 3,000 solar panels, which will power 20 percent of the on-post neighborhood Liberty Village. (Credit: U.S. Army)

WASHINGTON (AP) – If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning...

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WHY BILL GATES’ MATH ERROR ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE MATTERS...

CREDIT: AP Photo/John Peterson Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates plays table tennis against prodigy Ariel Hsing, unseen, along with Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, unseen, outside the Borsheims jewelry store, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Bill Gates keeps saying confused and confusing things about climate policy and clean energy...

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CLEAN POWER WHAT? MOST AMERICANS HAVEN'T HEARD OF CLIMATE RULE...

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SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND THE KEY TO MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Motivating people to act on climate change is a constant struggle for governments and nonprofits. But a new study may have found how best to frame the issue to inspire people not just to act, but also to give...

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EXXON, CHEVRON UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE SCRUTINY IN NORWAY...

Norway’s $870 billion sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is the largest in the world, and it’s now planning to use its prowess to force supergiants Exxon Mobil and Chevron to report more about the effects of climate change on business, both in terms of risk and opportunity...

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HERE’S THE CLIMATE CONTEXT FOR THE FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRE...

Flames rise in Industrial area south Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada May 3, 2016. Courtesy CBC News/Handout via REUTERS

An unusually intense May wildfire roared into Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in province history. The flames rode the back of hot, windy weather that will continue through Wednesday and could pick up again this weekend...

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HOW WILL WE FEED THE MEGACITIES OF THE FUTURE?

Urban agriculture in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. (Photo: Sergio Ruiz via SPUR/Flickr)

More people are moving to urban areas, and making new connections with rural farmers will be necessary to feed them...

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GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES TO DELIVER 'SEVERE HIT' TO ECONOMIES, WORLD BANK WARNS...

Across the Horn of Africa, millions have been hit by the severe El Niño-related drought. The region is among those projected to take a big hit to GDP by 2050 because of water scarcity. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, report finds...

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Western Canada wildfires: This year could be worse than last, experts say climate change...

An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, which is the heart of Canada's oil sands region, forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 residents on May 3, 2016. The wildfire started on May 1 and reached Fort McMurray on May 3 due to strong winds and in spite of efforts from firefighters to curb the blaze. (Pictured) Students from Fort McMurray Composite High School are released early as the wildfire burns nearby on May 3, 2016.© Hanout/Reuters

Wildfires have led to evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta, as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal fire season...

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WHY WE’RE STILL SO INCREDIBLY CONFUSED ABOUT METHANE’S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING...

In this Dec. 9, 2015 photo, crews work on stopping a gas leak at a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

It’s perhaps the most contentious issue in U.S. climate change policy right now: How can we deal with emissions of methane, a powerful if short-lived greenhouse gas, which has many sources but appears to be leaking into the air in considerable volumes from U.S. oil and gas operations?

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SCIENTISTS AREN’T JUST ‘F*CKING WITH YOU’: JIMMY KIMMEL TAKES ON SARAH PALIN’S CLIMATE DENIAL...

CREDIT: Screenshot/Jimmy Kimmel Live

On Monday evening’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ABC late-night host tackled something that isn’t in your average topical monologue: the scientific consensus on climate change. And he made a video featuring real climate scientists responding to climate denial in a fashion one doesn’t see in the National Academy of Sciences...

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CITIZEN JOURNALISM AND POPULAR MEDIA’S CLIMATE FAIL...

The popular media has failed to communicate the science behind climate change. The public does not understand the science of anthropogenic global warming and the urgent need for climate action. We cannot expect people to support mitigation and adaptation efforts if they do not have access to accurate information...

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FLORIDA’S CORAL REEF IS DISINTEGRATING...

The only barrier reef off the continental U.S. stretches 300 nautical miles along Florida's coast, protecting the shore and bringing in billions of tourist dollars every year. Its condition is deteriorating faster than scientists predicted.PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCER MILLSAP, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Acidifying oceans are causing the reef’s skeleton—a key habitat for fish—to break down rapidly, according to new science...

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RESETTLING THE FIRST AMERICAN ‘CLIMATE REFUGEES’...

Photos - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Isle de Jean Charles in southeastern Louisiana. A $48 million federal grant has been allocated to resettle its residents because of flooding...

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IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS...

credit: http://www.ucsusa.org

May 4-16, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects — to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy...

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EATING LESS MEAT ESSENTIAL TO CURB CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS REPORT...

Dietary change is essential if global warming is not to exceed 2C, says report. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Getty Images

Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report...

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SCIENCE SAYS THIS CENTURIES-OLD DISCOVERY WILL SAVE THE PLANET...

The case for electrifying everything!

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LEAKED TTIP DOCUMENTS CAST DOUBT ON EU-US TRADE DEAL...

Protesters wear masks of Barack Obama and Angela Merkel as they demonstrate against TTIP free trade agreement. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health...

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HUMAN EXTINCTION ISN'T THAT UNLIKELY...

The sun rises as a dinghy carrying refugees and migrants approaches the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos. Alkis Konstantinidis / Reute

“A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report...

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CAN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SOLVE ITS SCIENCE DENIAL PROBLEM?

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) talks with reporters with (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the U.S. Capitol. Inhofe believes global warming is a hoax, and his fellow Republican senators deny that we need to mitigate the problem. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Evolution and climate science denial are predominant on the political right; there is no equivalent on the left...

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JAPANESE MONKS ARE SECRETLY THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLIMATE SCIENTISTS...

Source: NatGeo

Followers of Shintoism have been tracking ice since the 1400s, long before anybody was worried about global warming...

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SCIENTISTS SAY THERE’S BASICALLY NO WAY THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WAS BLEACHED NATURALLY...

This undated handout photo released on April 20 by XL Catlin Seaview Survey shows a diver checking the bleached coral at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. (AFP photo/XL Catlin Seaview Survey)

"A group of Australian climate and coral reef researchers has affirmed that the extremely warm March sea temperatures in the Coral Sea, which are responsible for the event, were hardly 'natural.' "

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FOOD SYSTEM SHOCK: CLIMATE CHANGE'S GREATEST THREAT TO CIVILIZATION...

Historic flooding on the Missouri River on July 30, 1993, just north of Jefferson City, Missouri. Midwest floods in 1993 caused a 33% loss in U.S. corn production. Image credit: Missouri Highway and Transportation Department.

The greatest threat of climate change to civilization over the next 40 years is likely to be climate change-amplified extreme droughts and floods hitting multiple major global grain-producing "breadbaskets" simultaneously...

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Why we aren’t acting on climate change???

Mark Buchanan

People tend to fear spiders and snakes more than they do electrical sockets or fireworks, even though the latter present a far greater danger. This might help explain why humans have such a hard time seeing the threat of climate change...


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article74698487.html#storylink=cpy
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THESE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE TURNING TO CLIMATE ACTION TO HELP KEEP THEIR SEATS...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Jim Cole Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

For most Senate Republicans, climate change is an anathema: 70 percent of Republicans in the Senate deny the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and humans are the main cause...

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EMBRACE THE COMING ECOLOGICAL INFLECTION POINT AND GREAT TRANSITION...

Environmental awareness must soon reach a critical mass, whereby massive societal resources are re-allocated to scale up solutions in a great ecological transition; before biosphere, social, and economic collapse become unavoidable. An approaching ecological inflection point reflects a narrow band of opportunity to repair fragmented, quivering nature, clearly at its breaking point, before it is too late...

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DISOBEDIENCE... (the movie) THE COURAGE TO BREAK FREE...

The film is a powerful journey, featuring Break Free organizers in Canada, Germany, Turkey and the Philippines as they prepare to mobilize for major actions this May. It shows that the global movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground is growing in size and courage...

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MUST SEE VIDEO PORTRAITS OF A CHANGING PLANET, IN REAL TIME...

Bill Carson, founder of The Orchard at Altapass in Spruce Pine, N.C., is interviewed for a Climate Stories NC video. Still image courtesyAn interview with Willy Phillips, a fisherman and seafood market owner from Columbia, NC. Climate Stories NC.

A UNC video series shows ordinary people reacting as climate change reshapes the world around them...

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HALF OF U.S. CONSERVATIVES SAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL...

 

 

The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two years, to 47 percent, according to public opinion researchers at Yale University and George Mason University. Overall, 56 percent of Republicans agree that it’s happening. Including Democrats and independents, the national average for the U.S. is 73 percent...

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BIG DATA FROM SATELLITES TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Only tears of sand remain Earth observation satellites such as the European Space Agency's Proba-V collect daily images that allow for the tracking of environmental changes over time. The images above - taken in April 2014, July 2015 and January 2016 (left to right) - offer crystal-clear insight into the gradual evaporation of Lake Poopo, once Bolivia's second largest lake - due at least in part to climate change.

Researchers have been slow to harness the power of big data from satellites in the fight against climate change. But a new partnership around the Copernicus program may change that...

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AMID CHEERS, NASA CHIEF IS ARRESTED AT OIL SANDS PIPELINE PROTESTS...

James Hansen was arrested on Monday, Aug. 29, on day 10 of the anti- Keystone XL pipeline protests at the White House. In total, 521 participants have been arrested. Credit: Ben Powless

James Hansen, the 70-year-old renowned climate scientist, was the 112th of 140 arrested on day 10 of the Keystone XL pipeline sit-ins...

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CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION EMERGES AS WINNING WEDGE ISSUE IN 2016...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

A new public opinion survey finds that “Americans across political lines, except conservative Republicans, would support a presidential candidate who strongly supports taking action to reduce global warming.”

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ACTIVISTS STEP UP LONG-RUNNING CAMPAIGN TO HOLD OIL INDUSTRY ACCOUNTABLE FOR CLIMATE DAMAGES...

Seizing on recent developments, environmentalist have stepped up pressure on Exxon over climate change. Credit: John Duffy via flickr

Green groups are working behind the scenes to prod state investigators probing Exxon for climate fraud, while industry accuses them of conspiracy...

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BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY TAKES ON CLIMATE DENIALIST JOE BASTARDI THE ‘GOEBBELS’ GUY...

Screengrab via Star Talk Radio/YouTube

You might have heard that quote from outspoken American author Upton Sinclair, who once wrote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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COULD VEGETARIANS SAVE THE WORLD'S FORESTS?

Cows eat pine needles in a snow covered forest in the Basque mountain port of Opakoa, northern Spain.
Vincent West/Reuters

A growing global population means forests are under threat from expanding farms. But a small change in our diets could save many trees...

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2016: IS THE EL NINO SHOWING US WHERE THE EDGE OF THE CLIMATE CLIFF IS?

By NOAA

The last time the Earth had an El Nino event like 2015/16 was in 1997/98...

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AUSTRALIA: CSIRO CHANGES LIKE PUTTING BANDAID OVER GAPING WOUND, SCIENTIST SAYS...

image: www.natsaret.org

Senior scientists have warned that despite the creation of a new CSIRO climate research in Hobart, Australia is still facing a major reduction in its climate research efforts...

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VEGANISM COULD FEED THE WORLD WITH ZERO DEFORESTATION...

Photo credit: Neil Palmer/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0)

There’s about to be a whole lot more mouths to feed...

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WE’RE FLIRTING WITH APOCALYPSE: THE PLANET INCHES EVER CLOSER TO THE 1.5°C THRESHOLD...

Filename: Ice falling Moreno Glacier NP los Glaciares.Patagoni.jpg Copyright ©MARCO SIMONI

Analysis finds the world will have to dramatically accelerate emissions reductions to meet Paris climate agreement...

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WORLD HEADING FOR CATASTROPHE OVER NATURAL DISASTERS, RISK EXPERT WARNS...

Pakistanis cross a flooded street following heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar on 4 April 2016. Photograph: A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

With cascading crises – where one event triggers another – set to rise, international disaster risk reduction efforts are woefully underfunded...

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SIBERIAN EROSION, RIVER RUNOFF SPEEDS UP ARCTIC OCEAN ACIDIFICATION...

The Lena River near the Arctic Ocean. Yoshihiro Iijima / JAMSTEC

As Siberian permafrost thaws, crumbling Russian coastlines and big rivers flowing north along eroding banks are dumping vast loads of organic carbon into marine waters there, causing much quicker acidification than had been anticipated and signaling future danger for the entire Arctic Ocean...

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NOT EVERYONE IS CELEBRATING THE SIGNING OF THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT...

When establishment civil society groups and politicians gather Friday to cheer the signing of the Paris agreement as a “historic” achievement that will avert global catastrophe, a group of climate emergency protesters will stage a “mass death” and collapse scenario outside the United Nations to demonstrate the reality of the future the agreement locks in.

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EDITORIAL IS THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE?

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and French President Francois Hollande celebrate at the conclustion of the conference on climate change near Paris last December.(Francois Mori / Associated Press)

Representatives from more than 160 nations gathered at the United Nations on Friday to sign the accord they hammered out in Paris last December to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change...

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AUSTRALIAN MP SETS RIVER ON FIRE, BLAMES NEARBY FRACKING...

Australian Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham (L) poses for a photo with local resident John Jenkyn after setting fire to methane gas along the Condamine River in Queensland, about 220 km west of Brisbane, on April 12, 2016 ©Max Phillips / NSW Greens Party (NSW Greens Party/AFP/File)

Politician Jeremy Buckingham conducted 'experiment' in Queensland...

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CO2 LEVELS MAKE LARGEST RECORDED ANNUAL LEAP, NOAA DATA SHOWS...

Fossil fuel burning and a strong El Niño weather pattern pushed CO2 levels last year. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

The last time the Earth saw such a sustained increase was over 11 millennia ago, says US science agency... Climate Home reports

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HALF-A-DEGREE MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE...

Last month was the hottest March in modern history and 2016 is shaping up as a record-breaking year for rising global temperatures. (AFP Photo/Philippe Huguen)

Paris (AFP) - A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many regions compared to a rise of 1.5 C, according to a study released Thursday...

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DOCUMENTS: HOW IOGCC CREATED LOOPHOLE USHERING IN FRACKQUAKES AND ALLOWING METHANE LEAKAGE...(long read)

Photo Credit: Steve Horn | DeSmog

Earthquakes caused by injection of shale oil and gas production wastes — and methane leakage from shale gas pipelines — have proliferated in recent years, with both issues well-studied in the scientific literature and grabbing headlines in newspapers nationwide...

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SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED...

Thanks To U.S. Leadership To Cut Carbon Pollution, More Than 170 Countries Sign Historic Climate Pact...

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THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD IS ABOUT TO BE SIGNED. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...

Smoke curls from a chimney at a factory in Ahmadabad, India. (Ajit Solanki / Associated Press)

Global climate rehab begins with a three-step process: Adopt, Sign, Join...

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U.S. CAN REACH PARIS AGREEMENT CLIMATE GOAL, BUT MORE WILL BE NEEDED...

Earth melting (Shutterstock)

New analysis breaks down estimates of future emissions reductions...

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FATE OF WORLD’S COASTLINES RESTS ON MELTING ANTARCTIC ICE...

King tide flooding on Tybee Island in the fall. Credit: Jason Evans/Stetson University

Councilmembers of an island town in Georgia met in a police station near sandy beaches last week to mull a plan for coping with worsening floods. The meeting followed unprecedented king tide floods in the fall that inundated the island and nearby Savannah, and shut down the highway that connects them...

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BACK OFF BABY BOOMERS: THE MILLENNIALS OWN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE...

When it comes to the climate change debate, there are two definitive sides: those who believe in the overwhelming science and those who stand to gain by continuing to deny the evidence...

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WE FACT-CHECKED A HIGH-PROFILE ARTICLE ON CLIMATE AND ENERGY. IT WASN’T PRETTY...

Aerial photo of Spanish solar power towers. CREDIT: By Koza1983 via Wikipedia

Foreign Affairs has run one of the most confused, out-of-date and error-riddled pieces ever seen on clean energy and climate change. I will fact check it here, since the editors apparently didn’t...

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HOW EARTH ITSELF HAS DRAMATICALLY UPPED THE STAKES FOR THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD...

A major ice sheet in western Antarctica is melting, and its collapse is predicted to raise global sea levels by nearly two feet, scientists said in 2014. The thinning of the ice probably is related to global warming, said a study in the journal Science. Airborne radar measurements of the West Antarctic ice sheet allowed scientists to map the underlying bedrock of Thwaites Glacier. AFP/Getty Images

From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts...

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REPORT: WE DON’T ALL HAVE TO GO VEGAN TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE...

(Photo: Chris Kim/Flickr)

A new paper on shifting diets to reduce emissions argues that targeted changes in consumption could yield big results...

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‘AND THEN WE WEPT': SCIENTISTS SAY 93 PERCENT OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF NOW BLEACHED...

Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Hamilton Island)

The conclusions are in from a series of scientific surveys of the Great Barrier Reef bleaching event — an environmental assault on the largest coral ecosystem on Earth — and scientists aren’t holding back about how devastating they find them...

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CLIMATE DENIAL CROCK OF THE WEEK: GREENLAND SEES RECORD-SMASHING EARLY ICE SHEET MELT...

Gyldenlove Glacier, Greenland (Pic: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

 

Scientists ‘incredulous’ at abnormally high numbers for April, with melting across nearly 12% of ice sheet...

 

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STUDY: HUMANS HAVE CAUSED ALL THE GLOBAL WARMING SINCE 1950...

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Ferrybridge power station on March 13, 2009 in Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Global warming attribution studies consistently find humans are responsible for all global warming over the past six decades...

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AS DROUGHT DEEPENS, AFRICAN NATIONS STRUGGLE TO GET GLOBE'S ATTENTION...

Lake St Lucia is almost completely dry due to drought conditions in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, northeast of Durban, South Africa. Rogan Ward/Reuters

It's been at least three decades since southern and eastern Africa have seen this level of drought. In an ironic twist, the progress countries have made in responding to drought may be making it harder to get the outside help many need.

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THE EXTINCTION CRISIS IN A WARMING WORLD... (long read,great series)

Photographs by Marilyn Chung and Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun

How climate change is intensifying threats to nature — and what can be done...

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CLIMATE RESISTANCE MOVES TO THE NEXT LEVEL...

People attend a demonstration inside the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

When it becomes necessary to break the law, serious explanation is required: at least in democratic countries laws should normally be respected, since they’re the rules we’ve agreed on...

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EXXON/MOBIL, ROCKEFELLERS FACE OFF IN CLIMATE BATTLE...

US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders alleging it hid what it knew about the effects of fossil fuels on climate change. (AFP Photo/KAREN BLEIER)

New York (AFP) - US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders alleging it hid what it knew about the effects of fossil fuels on climate change...

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CLIMATE CHANGE MAY TURN CROPS INTO JUNK FOOD...

(Photos: Neil Howard/Flickr; Lew Robertson/Getty Images)

Rising CO2 levels will make plants produce more carbohydrates and fewer nutrients and protein...

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LEADERS HEAD TO NEW YORK TO SIGN PARIS CLIMATE DEAL...

George Bush, President of the United States, signing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992 (Pic: UN Photos)

It’s 155 and counting, according to the UN. That’s the number of countries expected to sign up to the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change on Friday...

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DELTA DROUGHT GIVES GLIMPSE INTO BLEAK FUTURE FOR MIGHTY MEKONG...

A farmer harvests dried sugarcane on her drought-stricken farm in Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam March 31, 2016. Picture taken on March 31, 2016. Reuters/Kham
While China has been releasing water from a hydro-electric dam in the upper Mekong River to help relieve drought down river in Southeast Asia, little of it has flowed to Nguyen Van Thach's sugarcane farm in southern Vietnam...
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AS FRACKING CHEMICALS REACH A CREEK COMPANIES FIGHT AGAINST A FRACKING WASTE BAN...

View of the New River bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia. A tributary of the New River has traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals associated with fracking, according to a new study. Researchers discovered the chemicals near a fracking fluid waste site. The New River is a local water source. CREDIT: Bill Dickinson/Flickr

The smell of gas surrounding the northern streets of Lochgelly, West Virginia, was so pungent that Brad Keenan could taste it as he was driving home with his windows up that evening in 2004...

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SOCIETY NEEDS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, STANFORD RESEARCHERS SAY...

CREDIT: Shutterstock

Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, a Stanford team argues...

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HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS WENT TO CONFRONT THEIR CONGRESSIONAL TORMENTORS...

ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Jeff Flake’s “wastebook” targets unnecessary spending. But it also has had a chilling effect on the world of science.

It turns out their “wasteful” research serves a purpose...

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WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF WATER, AND THE WORLD’S POWERS ARE VERY WORRIED...

A boy carries buckets filled with water from a public tap amid an acute shortage of water, on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Hani Mohammed/AP Photo

The war has taken a heavy toll on Yemen with more than 4,000 people killed and the humanitarian crisis has left the impoverished country on the brink of famine...

 

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RESEARCH SHOWS — YET AGAIN — THAT THERE’S NO SCIENTIFIC DEBATE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

People march during a rally against climate change in New York, Sept. 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

It’s a well-known and widely cited statistic: 97 percent of scientific experts agree that human-caused climate change is real...

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FRACKING’S TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IS STAGGERING, REPORT FINDS...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File

A new report details the sheer amount of fracking in the United States...

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CLIMATE FINALLY GETS A DEBATE SPOTLIGHT...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Seth Wenig  Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in New York.

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton talked more about climate change in Thursday’s debate than in any previous debates...

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CLIMATE CHANGE FAR MORE THAN AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE...

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Global warming is already harming human health, the economy and national security...

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50 YEARS AGO BIG OIL BRAGGED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO MELT GLACIERS, WHILE THEY KNEW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGe...

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Newly-released oil industry documents push back the start date of the world’s most successful disinformation campaign to the 1960s, if not earlier!

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NASA SMACKS DOWN CLIMATE CHANGE DOUBTERS IN FACEBOOK DISCUSSION...

Temperature departures from 1951-1980 average in February 2016. (NASA)

In many online forums involving climate change science, the discussions are frequently hijacked by  doubters making the same tired, debunked arguments. On Tuesday, NASA was having none of it!

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MARCH WAS EARTH'S 11TH-STRAIGHT WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD...

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Data released on Thursday shows that March 2016 was the warmest March since at least 1891, making it the planet's 11th consecutive month to set a global temperature milestone...

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BEYOND PARIS: FROM AGREEMENT TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

On April 22, the historic Paris Agreement will be signed in New York!

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THE MOST IMPORTANT MYSTERY ABOUT U.S. CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY...

In this June 12, 2014 photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. Many companies drilling for shale oil flare natural gas because they do not have the incentives or pipeline infrastructure to capture the gas found along with crude oil. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

On the surface, it looks like extraordinarily good news...

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HEAT WAVE IN GREENLAND TRIGGERS RECORD EARLY START TO ICE MELT SEASON...

Humbolt Glacier in northern Greenland. Image: NASA

It may be a cold start to spring in the Midwest and eastern U.S., but in Greenland, more than 2,000 miles to the north, it's been positively balmy lately...

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CO2'S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING HAS BEEN ON THE OIL INDUSTRY'S RADAR SINCE THE 1960S...

Documents reveal that the risks of climate change were being discussed in the inner circles of the oil industry in the 1960s, earlier than previously documented. Credit: Photo of Exxon's Bayway oil refinery in New Jersey by the Environmental Protection Agency

Historical records reveal early industry concern with air pollutants, including smog and CO2, and unwanted regulation...

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EARTH’S POLES ARE SHIFTING BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

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Tugged by our greenhouse gases...
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Dear World Leaders: Sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day!

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Dear World Leaders: Sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day!

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SHADES OF EXXON: AUSTRALIAN OIL AND GAS LOBBY SPENT MILLIONS ADVOCATING AGAINST CLIMATE ACTION...

Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia. Photo: Supplied


Australia's peak oil and gas industry lobby group spent almost $4 million last year trying to "obstruct" more ambitious climate change policy, according to British research group InfluenceMap.
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WHY DEAD CORAL REEFS COULD MARK THE BEGINNING OF ‘DANGEROUS’ CLIMATE CHANGE...

A dead reef covered in turf algae. The mass mortality event at Christmas Island is believed to be one of the worst casualties of the ongoing global bleaching event. (Image credit: Kristina Tietjen)

"It was a horror show. Rationally I know what’s happened, but emotionally it’s very hard to accept it..."

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SCIENTISTS ARE WATCHING IN HORROR AS ICE COLLAPSES...

Emperor penguins on ice in the Ross Sea in 2011 Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Creative

Everything we learn about ice shows that it is disturbingly fragile, even in Antarctica...

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GREENPEACE: HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD REJECT FOSSIL FUEL MONEY...

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Hillary Clinton told Greenpeace she was going to reject fossil fuel donations yet her campaign has received over US$4.5 million from the industry...

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THIS IS WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS FOR YOU...

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Climate change is a big, broad, crazy topic that often seems far removed from our daily lives...

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THIS IS HOW FAR SEAS COULD RISE THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE...

If climate change continues, we can expect a large rise in sea level this century, and it will only get worse in the centuries to come...

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FAITH GROUPS CALL FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE FUNDING...

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More than 120 religious groups are encouraging lawmakers to approve President Obama’s proposed $750 million contribution to an international climate change fund...

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CAN A BOTTLE MADE FROM ALGAE END THE WORLD'S PLASTIC ADDICTION?

(Photo: Ragna M. Gudmundsdottir)

The all-natural container is biodegradable!

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NATIONS SEEK RAPID RATIFICATION OF PARIS CLIMATE DEAL, FOUR-YEAR LOCK...

People walk along a street during a smoggy day in Jilin, Jilin province, October 22, 2013. Reuters/Stringer
Many nations are pushing for swift ratification of a Paris agreement to slow climate change and lock it in place for four years before a change in the White House next year that might bring a weakening of Washington's long-term commitment...
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Is the IOGCC, Created by Congress in 1935, Now a Secret Oil and Gas Lobby? (long read)

 

In 1978, the DOJ told Congress IOGCC should be disbanded. It wasn't. In 2005, the group claimed credit for Halliburton loophole after ‘years of hard work'...

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Researchers fly over 8,000 well pads and find hundreds of methane leaks...

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As Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to expand, so does the possibility of potentially harmful methane emissions...

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH WORSE THAN POLIO, WHITE HOUSE WARNS...

The US surgeon general, Vivek Murthy: ‘By the end of the century we are looking at increase of tens of thousands of illnesses and death episodes because of climate change,’ Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Obama administration report details the diversity of risks and claims global warming is a far more challenging danger than polio virus in some cases...

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