UN TO TRUMP: CLIMATE DEAL IS CRITICAL TO SAVING PLANET...

Donald Trump vowed in a speech to "cancel" the hard-won climate agreement reached in Paris in December and signed by 175 countries at the UN (AFP Photo/Robyn Beck)

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United Nations on Friday hit back at Donald Trump after he vowed to scrap the Paris climate deal if elected US president, saying the agreement was critical to saving the planet...

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THE TEMPERATURE SPIRAL HAS AN UPDATE. IT’S NOT PRETTY...

An update to the famous temperature spiral using future climate projections
Credit: Jay Alder/USGS

The temperature spiral that took the world by storm has an update. If you think the heat is on in our current climate, you ain’t seen nothing yet...

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SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND YET ANOTHER PART OF ANTARCTICA THAT MAY BE IN TROUBLE...

The Venable Ice Shelf, in West Antarctica, in 2008. (NASA/JPL-Caltech-UC-Irvine/AFP)

The forces affecting the ice in West Antarctica are an area of urgent focus for climate scientists who are all too aware of the ice sheet’s huge potential contributions to global sea-level rise...

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SCIENTISTS DEBATE EXPERIMENTING WITH CLIMATE HACKING TO PREVENT CATASTROPHE...

Hacker using laptop. The US Senate is poised to fund computational experiments of climate hacking. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Funding for geoengineering computational experiments was mysteriously included in a Senate appropriations bill...

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NEW BIOFUELS BOOST WILL WORSEN CARBON POLLUTION IN SPITE OF ITS 'RENEWABLE' BRAND...

A fuel nozzle for E-85, left, and traditional gasoline is seen at a gas station in Batesville, Miss. ( AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

This month, the Environmental Protection Agency once again proposed an uptick in the billions of gallons of biofuels—mostly corn ethanol and biodiesel—that Americans must put in their autos and other vehicles as we hit the traveling season of summer...

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DID DONALD TRUMP DENY THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT BECAUSE HE’S LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY?

CREDIT: Andrew Harnik, AP

Many credible sources have said that Donald Trump has lost touch with reality. Even so, I won’t say it...

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MYSTERY OF ANTARCTICA'S COLD SEAWATER EXPLAINED BY OCEAN CURRENTS...

Antarctica's cold water mystery finally solved -Reuters

 

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EXTREME WEATHER INCREASING LEVEL OF TOXINS IN FOOD, SCIENTISTS WARN...

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HOW GREG HUNT AND HIS DEPARTMENT TURNED GOOD NEWS INTO AN INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL...

Greg Hunt first denied knowing about the removal of all mentions of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef but then justified the move with reasons that went beyond those provided by the environment department. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP

The full draft of the Unesco report on climate change reveals many mentions of Australia were actually positive...

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RISING SEAS COULD SWAMP CRUCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE...

The view north from a bluff in Westchester down to the Ballona Wetlands, which is surrounded by dense residential and commercial development, crucial roadways, and a drainage channel to the Pacific Ocean several miles to the west. Los Angeles International Airport is nearby, as are active oil fields and the largest yacht marina on the West Coast. credit- Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace

“The three basic options are defense, accommodation and retreat,”

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MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PARIS AGREEMENT...

The Bonn Conference Center, site of May 2016 UNFCCC discussions.

"High-level political attention can help ensure that the negotiations stay on track – and, perhaps more importantly, that countries push forward with the domestic policies needed to deliver on their commitments..."

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WHY SCIENTISTS ARE AMAZED AT OIL SANDS SMOG LEVELS...

Alberta's oil sands: The 'smell of money' more toxic than thought. Photo by Dru Oja Day

Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers...

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NOT COOL... WHY IS IT SO INSANELY HOT IN INDIA RIGHT NOW?

Too hot to step out. (Reuters/Amit Dave)

On May 19, India’s all-time temperature record was smashed in the northern city of Phalodi in the state of Rajasthan. Temperatures soared to 51℃, 124F, beating the previous record set in 1956 by 0.4℃...

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FROM COOKSTOVES TO FORESTS, UN PUTS EYE ON MENDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT...

Once-lush peatland near Pekanbaru, Indonesia, that went up in flames in 2015. Deforestation is among the top global challenges to the environment and sustainable development. Michael Holtz /The Christian Science Monitor/File

A global conference in Nairobi this week put a focus on environmental risks in city streets, farms, and beyond. The challenges to human well-being are big, but some steps already under way point toward solutions.

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SECRET TAPE SHEDS LIGHT ON WHY AUSTRALIA IS LOSING VITAL CLIMATE SCIENCE JOBS...

Many are concerned cuts at the CSIRO will mean Australia's ability to prepare for climate change will be undermined.

Image: AFP/Getty Images

Remarks made by the head of Australia's peak science body in a secret recording will do little to assuage fears the country will lose much of its climate science capacity amid severe budget cuts...

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ECOLOGICAL TRIAGE AND OTHER REASONS TO GET UP IN THE MORNING...

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
– Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

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5 THINGS THAT MADE NO SENSE IN TRUMP’S BIG ENERGY SPEECH...

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On Thursday, Donald Trump shared his views on America’s energy future in a North Dakota speech...

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OPINION: IN MEME-MORIAM...

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This weekend, America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice.

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DONALD TRUMP TELLS CALIFORNIA, ‘THERE IS NO DROUGHT,’ INSISTING RAVAGED, ARID STATE JUST NEEDS TO ‘OPEN UP THE WATER’

California, the alarming statistics about your historic drought are not fooling Donald Trump!

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METEOROLOGISTS ARE SEEING GLOBAL WARMING'S EFFECT ON THE WEATHER...

A woman tries to manage her umbrella between storm with heavy rain on street in Calcutta, eastern India, 23 May 2016. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Weather is becoming more extreme, and meteorologists are taking notice...

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THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY LIED TO US ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. IN CALIFORNIA WE'RE FIGHTING BACK...

The fossil fuel industry’s professed doubt about climate change has not been an honest attempt to discern the facts, but PR spin intended to confuse consumers and fend off competition from lower-carbon energy sources...

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1,000,000,000 BIRDS - JUST GONE!

The just released State of North America’s Birds report is grim reading.  Based on a comprehensive evaluation of species population size and trends, ranges and threat severity the assessment reaches a stark conclusion...

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THESE SCIENTISTS MADE THEIR OWN CLOUDS, AND WHAT THEY FOUND COULD REQUIRE US TO RETHINK HOW FAST THE EARTH IS WARMING...

credit: Wikimedia Commons

A new experiment looking at clouds is about to change the way we think about climate change...

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EARTHTALK: CAN TRUMP RENEGE ON THE PARIS AGREEMENT?

Dear EarthTalk: Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate the Paris climate agreement? And will he be able to pull it off if he does get elected President – Betsy Edgewater, Dayton, OH

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PROFIT IS THE BOTTOM LINE. SHELL SAYS IT WILL LIMIT SOLAR INVESTMENT UNTIL IT PROVES PROFITABLE...

Shell’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, insisted the company was ‘not the opposition’ to renewables. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shell will avoid investing too heavily in solar or other technologies until they can make financial profits, its chief executive has said...

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CLIMATE CHANGE STILL A 'RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK': UN CLIMATE CHIEF...

Under the Paris Agreement, 195 nations vowed to hold average global warming to well under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 1.5 C if possible (AFP Photo/Janek Skarzynski)

Bonn (AFP) - Even after the world sealed a historic climate deal in Paris, the UN's climate chief is worried humanity won't be able break its fossil fuel habit in time to avert catastrophe, she told AFP Thursday...

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MAKE AMERICA GRAY AGAIN...

Donald Trump Unveils His Energy Platform...

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WE MIGHT AVERT CLIMATE CATASTROPHE WITH THIS ONE RADICAL CHOICE...

(Photo: Balazs Koranyi/Reuters)

Leaving most of the world’s remaining fossil fuels in the ground could prevent worst-case warming, study says...

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NEW TAR SANDS IMPACT ON CLIMATE, AIR QUALITY FOUND...

An open pit where tar sands are mined, with a heavy hauler truck that is used to transport oil sand to processing facilities.
Credit: Environment Canada

In one of the first studies of its kind, scientists have found that tar sands production in Canada is one of North America’s largest sources of secondary organic aerosols — air pollutants that affect the climate, cloud formation and public health...

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EXXON’S CEO JUST WON: HIS SHAREHOLDERS REJECTED CLIMATE CHANGE PROPOSALS...

CREDIT: RL Miller/Climate Hawks Vote Environmentalist rallied outside an Exxon shareholders' meeting on May 25.

After a long battle to even get on the agenda for ExxonMobil’s 2016 Annual Meeting, the company’s shareholders on Wednesday voted against four initiatives to address climate change, even while the company is facing an investigation for its climate denial activities...

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LARGEST U.S. WATER RESERVOIR SHRINKS TO RECORD LOW AMID MAJOR DROUGHT...

Robert Alexander—Getty Images A 'bathtub ring' surrounds Lake Mead near Hoover Dam, which impounds the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border, on March 30, 2016. The white ring shows the effects of a drought which has caused the level of the lake to drop to an historic low.

The water in the largest reservoir in the U.S. has shrunk to the lowest level on record, following years of drought in California and surrounding states...

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SCIENTISTS GETTING ORGANIZED TO HELP READERS SORT FACT FROM FICTION IN CLIMATE CHANGE MEDIA COVERAGE...

"Media misrepresentation confuses the public and prevents our policy makers from developing a well-informed perspective, and making evidence-based decisions."

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‘AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH’ DIRECTOR TALKS CLIMATE AND CHANGE 10 YEARS AFTER...

Director Davis Guggenheim arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'An Inconvenient Truth' in May 2006. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘There’s still a need for this movie and many, many more. This issue is not going away,’ Davis Guggenheim says...

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FIVE MOMENTS OF CLIMATE PROGRESS SINCE 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH'...

Here’s something to smile about. Check out five climate successes in the past decade... :)

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SCIENTISTS ARE CONTROLLING THE WEATHER...

Cloud seeding involves releasing silver iodide, a naturally occurring compound, into storm clouds.    Photo: Mike Cavaroc/TandemStock

Ten or so percent of it, anyway...

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NEW STUDY PREDICTS AN INTOLERABLY HOT WORLD...

A dried-up pond in Cambodia's Kandal province. Delayed monsoon rains, due in part to climate change, have created the country's worst drought in decades. (Photo: Samrang Pring/Reuters)

Researchers say that unless fossil fuels are kept in the ground, global temperatures could rise more than 11 degrees Fahrenheit by 2300...

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AIR AND WATER PROBLEMS ARE WORSENING ON A GLOBAL SCALE, U.N. SAYS...

The dry bed of Manjara Dam, which supplies water to Latur and nearby villages in the Marathwada region of India, is seen on May 10. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

"Damage to the planet is happening more rapidly than before, through slights ranging from air pollution, to the proliferation of human and toxic waste, to water scarcity and climate change..."

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PORTLAND BANS CLIMATE-DENYING TEXTBOOKS FROM ITS SCHOOLS...

CREDIT: shutterstock

Climate education in Oregon just took a big step forward...

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CROCODILES AND PALM TREES IN THE ARCTIC? NEW REPORT SUGGESTS YES...

If the use of fossil fuel continues, scientists warn that warming will melt the ice caps, "which will expose bare ground, increase heat absorption at high latitudes, and cause more warming."

 PHOTOGRAPH BY DIANE COOK AND LEN JENSHEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

 

If we keep burning fossil fuels, Earth will be 8 degrees warmer, returning to the climate of 52 million years ago, according to new research. It's the most dire prediction yet.

 

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EXXON'S DENIAL IS UNFORGIVABLE...

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DO REGIONAL CLIMATE MODELS ADD VALUE COMPARED TO GLOBAL MODELS?

Global climate models (GCM) are designed to simulate earth’s climate over the entire planet, but they have a limitation when it comes to describing local details due to heavy computational demands. There is a nice TED talk by Gavin that explains how climate models work...

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CLIMATE FEEDBACK SITE ALLOWS SCIENTISTS TO CORRECT MEDIA ERRORS...

Interested readers can visit the website ClimateFeedback.org to see what climate scientists thought of original articles in the media (AFP Photo/HO)

Miami (AFP) - In one case, a writer claimed a mini Ice Age would befall Earth in 15 years. In another, an op-ed touted global warming as saving countless people from freezing to death...

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HOW CARBON FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE...

Cattle graze here on a ranch in the Sand Hill region of North Central Nebraska. Grasslands cover a large percentage of the planet and research demonstrates greater potential with improved management (such as compost additions and plant composition) to increase soil carbon. credit: Aaron Price

Are there agricultural practices that might offer more potential than the ones commonly discussed in the “carbon farming” conversation?

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THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION HAS SOLD OFF ITS ENTIRE $187M INVESTMENT IN BP...

Since the start of 2014 the Gate’s Foundation’s investments in major coal, oil and gas companies have fallen from $1.4bn to $200m. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

World’s largest health charity sells its $187m stake in the oil giant in a move welcomed by fossil fuel divestment campaigners...

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ACROSS AFRICA, THE WORST FOOD CRISIS SINCE 1985 LOOMS FOR 50 MILLION...

The Mashango family stand in front of their drought-affected crops in the Buhera district of Zimbabwe. Photograph: Tamara van Vliet/OCHA

A second year without rain threatens to bring catastrophe for some of the poorest people in the world. Donor countries, in the grip of wars and refugee crises, have been slow to pledge funds. But by the time they do, it could be too late...

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The day coal power dropped out of the national grid for the first time in more than 100 years...

The Government is planning to phase out coal energy completely by 2025 PA

From 1882 until 10 May this year, coal has powered the nation. Could the UK be one of the first countries to end coal power altogether?

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CRIPPLING DROUGHT IN CENTRAL INDIA LEAVES MILLIONS ON BRINK...

In this May 10, 2016, photo, a Shepard drinks water on the dry bed of Manjara Dam, which supplies water to Latur and nearby villages in Marathwada region, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Failed monsoons play havoc with millions of farmers in central India leading to crippling poverty and soaring suicides. Some 400 farmers have killed themselves so far this year in the parched Marathwada region, which is home to about 19 million people.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup) more photos on original story...

Tens of thousands of people, mostly farmers, have been forced to abandon their villages and head to slums in bigger cities to earn a living...

 

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FAR FROM TURNING A CORNER, GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS STILL ACCELERATING...

The latest greenhouse gas index shows the world is still overwhelming its natural defenses with carbon emissions. Credit: Getty Images

The latest greenhouse gas inventory from NOAA shows CO2 and methane 'going completely in the wrong direction.'

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CONTINUING COLLAPSE OF ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES WILL AFFECT US ALL...

ESA satellite image from 2002 of the Larsen B ice shelf, shattered and separated from the continent. The Larsen A ice shelf collapsed in 1995. Photograph: AP

If we had a West Antarctica ice sheet collapse, "It would change the coastline of the world"...

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INSURERS SHUN RISK AS OIL-LINKED QUAKES SOAR IN OKLAHOMA...

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WHO: GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION IS WORSENING, AND POOR COUNTRIES ARE BEING HIT THE HARDEST...

A Chinese woman holds her phone as Chinese Paramilitary police wear masks to protect against pollution as they stand guard during smog in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Air pollution is growing worse in urban areas across much of the globe, hitting the poorest city dwellers hardest and contributing to a wide range of potentially life-shortening health problems, from heart disease to severe asthma, according to the World Health Organization...

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WORLD'S CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATION TEETERING ON THE POINT OF NO RETURN...

‘We’re going into very new territory’: James Butler, of the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, says the amount of carbon dioxide is locking in future warming. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Future in which global concentration of CO2 is permanently above 400 parts per million looms...

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NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HOUSE REPUBLICANS: ARE YOU KIDDING?

CREDIT: P Photo/Bebeto Matthews  In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, center, speaks during a news conference in New York.

Not content to let the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology’s reputation for hating science rest for even a moment, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has now subpoenaed the New York attorney general over his investigation into Exxon’s role in sowing climate denial...

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TINY ENGLISH VILLAGE FIGHTS FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY TO AVOID BECOMING GROUND ZERO FOR BRITISH FRACKING...

CREDIT: Samantha Page/ThinkProgress  Kirby Misperton, in Yorkshire, England, could be the site of a new test well for hydraulic fracturing -- but not if the local opposition can help it.

“If we can’t say that it’s safe then we shouldn’t do it.”

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LAKE MEAD DECLINES TO LOWEST LEVEL IN HISTORY...

John Locher/AP Photo

The water levels in Lake Mead, the man-made reservoir that serves about 20 million residents in Nevada, Arizona and California, is at an all-time low, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation...

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HUMANS DAMAGING THE ENVIRONMENT FASTER THAN IT CAN RECOVER, UN FINDS...

The dried-up river Tawi in Kashmir, India. Water scarcity is an increasing problem in poorer parts of the world. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows...

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INDIA JUST RECORDED ITS HOTTEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD: 51 DEGREES CELSIUS/123.8 FAHRENHEIT

Misery Index showing temperatures plus dewpoint levels across India on May 19, 2016. Image: Earth Simulator

India just set a new national record heat benchmark when the small city of Phalodi, in northwest India, recorded a high temperature of a whopping 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit, on May 19...

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INSIDE THE LOOMING DISASTER OF THE SALTON SEA...

CREDIT: Alejandro Davila Fragoso: Dead tilapia lines the shores of the Salton Sea, California's largest lake. Located in Imperial County, the manmade Salton Sea is drying up fast, threatening the fate of fish, migratory bird species and even public health as exposed playa will create dust bowls, harming an area known for high asthma rates and high levels of air pollution.

BOMBAY BEACH, CA — The lake is drying up, uncounted dead fish line the shore, and the desert town is losing people...

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YES IT CAN BE DONE. PORTUGAL RUNS FOR FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY ALONE!

As recently as 2013, renewables provided only about 23% of Portugal’s electricity. By 2015 that figure had risen to 48%. Photograph: Pete Titmuss/Alamy Stock Photo

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours...

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OBAMA IS LEAVING ONE BIG BLACK MARK ON HIS STRONG CLIMATE CHANGE LEGACY...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Matthew Brown

The Obama administration says it's working to boost renewable energy and head off the threat of climate change, but it's not ready to pull the plug on fossil fuels...

 

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THE DISAPPEARING WEST...

A football field worth of natural area in the West is disappearing every two and a half minutes. And every year, the Western United States loses an Los Angeles-sized amount of natural area to development...

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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM THIS SURPRISING SOURCE COULD DOOM THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD GOAL...

In Vietnam, alternate wetting and drying in irrigated rice is helping farmers use less water and lower emissions without compromising yields. (Courtesy of G. Smith/CIAT)

By now, almost anyone can pick the world’s biggest polluters out of a lineup: power plants, automobile tailpipes and factories...

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'SLEEPING GIANT' GLACIER MAY LIFT SEAS TWO METRES: STUDY...

To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise (AFP Photo/Eitan Abramovich)

Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday...

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STATE'S HIGH COURT RULES FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN GLOBAL WARMING LAWSUIT AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS...

The state's highest court has mandated new standards for carbon pollution in Massachusetts. ( File photo)

A closely watched lawsuit concerning climate change has been decided in favor of environmentalists who sued Massachusetts over its failure to implement carbon-reduction goals mandated by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act...

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AS FLOODING INTENSIFIES, COASTAL MEGACITIES TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO STAY AFLOAT...

Picture: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images

Coastal cities around the world are facing multiple environmental challenges, including rising seas, increasing storm surges and more frequent flooding...

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WILDFIRE-FIGHTERS WARN 2016 COULD BE BAD IN CALIFORNIA, AVERAGE IN OTHER STATES...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2015 file photo, timber burns in the First Creek fire near lakeside structures on the western shore of Lake Chelan near Chelan, Wash. The nation’s primary wildfire-fighters are getting ready for the 2016 season, which is expected to be worse than average in Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest. U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will meet with regional forest officials Tuesday, May 17, 2016, to discuss plans and preparations. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday...

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THE FRACKING CONTEXT FOR THE EPA’S NEW METHANE RULES...

Image credit: Simon Fraser University, courtesy flickr

The Obama administration’s new rules to curb methane come in the wake of two reports that illustrate the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These reports show that methane is leaking throughout the fracking process from extraction to the end users...

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REDUCING TORNADO FATALITIES OUTSIDE TRADITIONAL “TORNADO ALLEY”...

Photo by Hodor Groot/CC By CC BY-NC 2.0

Atmospheric scientists have long suspected that climate change produces an increase in weather extremes of all varieties, but tornadoes are an unusually tricky case...

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WHY EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO WORRY THE MOST ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE OFTEN TAKE LITTLE ACTION...

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

So what’s the problem here?

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CITIES "WOEFULLY UNPREPARED" FOR RISING DISASTER RISK - WORLD BANK...

A man pushes his bicycle cart through waist-deep flooding caused by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, at Longos town in Malabon city, north of Manila July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

By 2050, 1.3 billion people and $158 trillion in assets will be menaced by worsening river and coastal floods alone...

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GLOBAL WARMING TO SPUR MORE FIRES IN ALASKA, IN TURN CAUSING MORE WARMING...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau consoles Fort McMurray, Alberta fire chief Darby Allen in the wake of the devastating wildfire that ravaged the city. Credit: Reuters

Dangerous cycle includes more tundra blazes and threats to the boreal forests, as well as the people of Alaska, new research shows...

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SCIENTISTS PREDICT HUGE SEA LEVEL RISE EVEN IF WE LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Sea level rises of eight inches have already worsened flooding effects from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. Photograph: John G Wilbanks/Alamy

Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central...

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ON SIX CONTINENTS, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOOK BOLD ACTION TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS...

Nigerians march through Ogoniland to protest Big Oil's ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta. Photo: Babawale Obayanju

For the past 12 days, thousands of people on six continents have stepped up their commitment to keep fossil fuels in the ground with courageous actions that have challenged business as usual across the globe...

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EARTH JUST RECORDED ITS WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD, AND IT WASN'T EVEN CLOSE. LOOKS LIKE THE HOTTEST YEAR EVER ON TAP...

April was the warmest such month on record for the globe, and yet again, we saw a near-record large margin compared to average, according to NASA data released Saturday...

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OVER BILLION PEOPLE COULD BE AT RISK OF COASTAL FLOODING BY 2060...

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According to a study published by the UK based Christian Aid charity, over a billion people may be at risk of coastal flooding by 2060 due population growth and the consequences of climate change...

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CONFIRMED: SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CO2 LEVEL RISES ABOVE SYMBOLIC 400 PPM MILESTONE...

Cape Grim, one of the world's most important monitoring stations for gauging changes in the atmosphere. Photo: Auscape


A significant marker of rising global greenhouse gas emissions has been passed, with a key monitoring site on Tasmania's north-west tip recording atmospheric carbon-dioxide exceeding 400 parts per million for the first time.
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HOW SCARED OR HOPEFUL SHOULD WE BE IN A WARMING WORLD?

Melting of the Arctic summer sea ice. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters

Should we be optimistic that the Paris agreement can save us from serious climate change or is it too little too late? Clive Hamilton looks at both sides of the debate...

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THE FORT MCMURRAY BLAZE SET THE STAGE FOR EVEN BIGGER, HOTTER WILDFIRES...

Smoldering peat, laced throughout Canada's boreal forest, is expected to release tons of greenhouse gas for months to come...

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GLOBAL 2040 FORECAST SEES ONLY SLIGHT FALL IN FOSSIL FUELS...

Gasoline and diesel will likely remain the globe's biggest transportation fuels in the coming decades.
Credit: Michael Kappel/flickr

Despite the urgency to cut greenhouse gas emissions as climate change bears down on the globe, fossil fuel use is not likely to change much in the coming decades. Though renewable energy will grow quickly though 2040, gasoline and diesel will still move most of the world’s vehicles, and coal will still be the largest single source of carbon emissions...

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THE DAMAGE IS CIRCLING THE GLOBE. ‘HEART WRENCHING’: INDIA’S CORAL REEFS EXPERIENCING WIDESPREAD BLEACHING, SCIENTIST SAYS...

By 2008 many reefs in the Lakshadweep showed almost complete recovery of coral http://ncf-india.org/

Coral reefs around the world are in deep trouble...

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TIME FOR CONCRETE ACTION AT UN CLIMATE FORUM IN GERMANY...

India says 330 million people are suffering from drought after two weak monsoons (AFP Photo/Noah Seelam)

Paris (AFP) - Frontline climate diplomats will seek to translate good intentions into concrete action in Bonn Monday when they gather for the first time since hammering through a historic deal in December...

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MARC MORANO'S CLIMATE HUSTLE MOVIE "AMATEURISH" AND "NOT VERY WATCHABLE" SAYS FILMMAKER...

Blog image credit: DeSmogBlog

It has a few good parts – but it got me angry because it’s just cherry picking,” Olson told DeSmog.  “You aren’t missing anything.”

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TRUMP TAPS CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTIC, FRACKING ADVOCATE AS KEY ENERGY ADVISOR...

U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, United States on January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo

A case of the fox watching the hen house? SMH...

-Job One News Blog Editor

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'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH' THEN AND NOW: WHAT’S CHANGED FOR OUR CLIMATE SINCE 2006?

credit: NASA

Here’s what’s changed for our planet since 'An Inconvenient Truth' sparked a global movement against climate change a decade ago...

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THE VICIOUS CYCLE THAT MAKES PEOPLE AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

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If you want to understand why it is that on a planet wracked by climate change, people still don’t talk much about climate change, then this may be the key: They’re people...

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THIRSTY PLANET...

Photos: Stephen Smith

India, Israel: Two Paths in Response to Global Water Crisis...

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TRY NOT TO JIGGLE WHILE WATCHING THESE AMAZING BLADELESS WIND TURBINES...

Photo by Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images.

The wind: A cool breeze, a breath of fresh air, a pollen delivery system...

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EPA BEGINS CRACKDOWN ON METHANE EMISSIONS...

Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy has long said the agency would tackle methane emissions from oil and gas production. Credit: Getty Images

New regulations cover new oil and gas facilities, but methane from existing sites remains unregulated, a crucial step to reaching greenhouse gas reduction goals...

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Recycling Carbon?

It’s fantastic that web sites like Real Climate and Climate Feedback  are out there to clear some of the popular misconceptions about how the climate system functions...

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13-YEAR-OLD NATIVE AMERICAN’S PETITION TO STOP OIL PIPELINE REACHES 80,000 SIGNATURES...

Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer is part of a large Native American campaign to stop the pipeline credit: YouTube

Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and 30 young people from the Standing Rock Reservation are campaigning against a big oil company...

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FRACTURES SEEN IN RAPIDLY MELTING ARCTIC SEA ICE, AND IT'S ONLY MAY!

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Even accounting for the accelerating pace of Arctic climate change, sea ice loss in the Far North is running well ahead of schedule. This may signal a near record or record low sea ice extent to come in September...

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WHERE ARE CLIMATE GOALS IN EIA ENERGY OUTLOOK? IT’S COMPLICATED...

The EIA foresees energy-related emissions rising steadily to 2040 (Pic: Flickr/kris krug)

US advisory body disregards Paris Agreement in energy projections, to the chagrin of climate campaigners...

 

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DUKE STUDY FINDS A "LEGACY OF RADIOACTIVITY," CONTAMINATION FROM THOUSANDS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILLS...

Photo Credit:  North Dakota, Williston - Bakken - Oil and Gas - Missouri River, by EcoFlight

Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewed study...

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GLOBAL WARMING CITED AS WILDFIRES INCREASE IN FRAGILE BOREAL FOREST...

Charred trees near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Climate change is a prime suspect in a rise of wildfires in the boreal forest. Credit Ian Willms for The New York Times

Scientists say the near-destruction of Fort McMurray
last week by a wildfire is the latest indication that
the vital boreal forest is at risk from climate change...

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UNRAVELING SPIRAL: THE MOST COMPELLING GLOBAL WARMING VISUALIZATION EVER MADE...

credit: GALAH survey

Over the years, scientists have attempted to visually communicate the Earth’s warming in many ways.  They’ve developed an array of maps, charts, and animations that present an unmistakable picture of a warming world...

 

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THE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IS AT THE TIPPING POINT — BUT WE NEED TO HELP IT GO FASTER...

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The world is approaching a tipping point, with renewable energy taking over from the fossil fuel industry...

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AFTER THE PACIFIC OCEAN SWALLOWS VILLAGES AND FIVE SOLOMON ISLANDS, A STUDY BLAMES CLIMATE CHANGE...

credit: H44HP Solomon Islands

As the ocean rose, they had to flee...

 

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RIGHTING CLIMATE WRONGS BY EMPOWERING VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

A Syrian refugee walks among severely damaged buildings in downtown Homs, Syria, on June 3, 2014.  Photo by Chaoyue Pan/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It is widely recognized that the poorest countries in the world are both the least responsible for and likely to be hardest hit by climate change...

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EXXON SCRAMBLES TO CONTAIN CLIMATE CRUSADE...

Activists plan to make a public stand at Exxon’s annual shareholder meeting May 25, where several resolutions intended to force the company into acknowledging the climate threat will come to a vote. | Getty

A green campaign to make the company pay for climate change is besieging the oil industry and its conservative allies...



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WORLD BANK: THE WAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS REALLY GOING TO HURT US IS THROUGH WATER...

The dried-up riverbank of the Ganges is seen from a bridge in Allahabad, India, on May 3. Much of India is reeling from a heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)

As India, the world’s second-most populous country, reels from an intense drought, the World Bank has released a new report finding that perhaps the most severe impact of a changing climate could be the effect on water supplies.

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