Michael E Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University. ‘Michael has most certainly become a lightning rod,’ said MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel. Photograph: Supplied
Researchers will have to deal with attacks from a range of powerful foes in the coming years – and for many, it has already started...Read more
It’s summer in Antarctica, which has scientists scurrying around the seventh continent carrying out various research experiments. That includes monitoring the massive crack that has spread across the Larsen C ice shelf, located on the Antarctic Peninsula...Read more
Goats with ribs showing crowd around a a trough of well water in Somaliland region of Somalia, which is experiencing a devastating drought, on Feb. 9, 2017. (VOA/Jason Patinkin)
BURAO, SOMALILAND — Even the hyenas won't eat the carcasses of Mohamed Aden Guleid's sheep, goats and camels, which litter the landscape in Somalia's northwest Somaliland region...Read more
An iceberg in the East Antarctic basin, seen from a drone launched from the RV Investigator. Instruments on the vessel are taking taken continuous readings of atmospheric conditions. Photograph: CSIRO
Australian scientists seek to understand how non-carbon aerosolised particles affect global temperatures...Read more
wens Branch, a small tributary of the Nanticoke River, was part of a Nature Conservancy property near Riverton before it was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Dave Harp)
Subtle changes in nutrient levels, vegetation lurking beneath river’s sublime beauty...Read more
The temperature of the North Sea is increasing with climate change. Good news for immigrant species - bad news for cold-loving residents...Read more
The kelp is not getting enough cold, nutrient-rich water. credit: Mick Baron
There are fears Tasmania's giant kelp forests are almost extinct...Read more
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PARIS — Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published on Monday (Feb 20) in the journal Nature Climate Change...Read more
When the glaciers that fed La Paz, Bolivia, its water vanished, citizens woke to dry taps, civil unrest—and a Water General’s reign. Photograph by Christina Holmes
The city is high and dry after losing its glaciers...Read more
An Obama administration regulation aimed to reduce the environmental and climate impact of mountaintop removal coal mining and Donald Trump's reversal could threaten some rare species. Credit: Getty Images
The stream protection rule finalized under President Obama would have reduced emissions and the harmful effects of coal mining on thousands of waterways...Read more
Arctic sea ice has reached record lows this winter around Greenland and elsewhere, following the predictions of remarkably accurate models based on global warming. Credit: Getty Images
Study from decades ago proved remarkably accurate in showing how global warming would affect the Arctic's sea ice, currently in steep decline...Read more
Newly bleached corals discovered near Palm Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Photograph: Australian Marine Conservation Society
Exclusive: Coral bleaching found near Palm Island as unusually warm waters are expected off eastern Australia, with areas hit in last year’s event in mortal danger...Read more
A cyclist pedals on a flooded path in Marin during a king tide. (Sarah Craig)
Charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, cybersecurity and terrorism are topics that have recently dominated the national security conversation...Read more
This simulation shows what the view of the Mountain Valley Pipeline would look like from Giles High School in Pearisburg. Courtesy of Hill Studio for Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition
An organization that describes its mission as exposing the true costs of fossil fuels contends that the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and the separate but similar Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be “climate disasters”...Read more
Members of an APU glacier travel and glaciology field course traverse the upper basin of Eklutna Glacier. (Louis Sass)
The days are numbered for the glacier that provides most of the drinking water for Alaska's largest city. Fortunately for Anchorage's current generations, that number of days is high...Read more
Scientists, science advocates, and community members rallied in Copley Square in Boston on Sunday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
“Without science, there’s no America,” said one attendee at the rally in Copley Square in Boston on Sunday...Read more
Canada's glaciers and ice caps are now a major contributor to sea level change, a new UCI study shows. Ten times more ice is melting annually due to warmer temperatures. Seen here is the edge of the Barnes Ice Cap in May 2015. (NASA/John Sonntag)
Since 2005, study finds that surface melt off glaciers in the North has risen by 900%...Read more
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another winter heat wave stunted sea ice growth over the weekend. The repeated bouts of warm weather this season have stunned even seasoned polar researchers, and could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.
Meanwhile, Antarctic sea ice set an all-time record low on Monday in a dramatic reversal from the record highs of recent years....Read more
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In recent weeks, “Energy Kids” has cut information about fossil fuels’ environmental impacts. Effort meant to inform younger generations about energy and the environment sees sentences reworked and pie charts eliminated...
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ATLANTA — Climate change is poised to affect the world's food supply in three key ways, experts say...Read more
A small tortoiseshell butterfly near the M8 motorway, Glasgow. Photograph: Cath Scott
Pesticides, paving and higher temperatures have put huge strain on butterflies in cities over past two decades, finds study...Read more
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A powerful storm with near hurricane-force winds swept through Southern California on Saturday, killing at least two people and causing widespread disruptions, but providing a definitive respite from five years of drought...Read more
Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this asian butterfly, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Source hongkongkwildlifephotos.blogspot.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly...
In this installment of our “Climate Diaries” series, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips continues his reporting from Antarctica, one of the most remote places on earth. He shows us the dramatic shifts happening around a half-century-old research base. The icescape and the area’s penguin population reveal the impact of the rapid pace of climate change...
“We’re counting the penguins every year,” said Shawn Farry. He is called the “bird man.” But lately, he’s had a lot fewer birds to study...Read more
Gyldenlove Glacier, Greenland (Pic: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Environment minister says warm temperatures and low levels of Arctic sea ice are an early warning to world that climate change is biting...Read more
Harvesting coffee cherries at a plantation on the slopes of the Agua volcano in Guatemala. Dec. 17, 2015. Bloomberg via Getty Images
What’s happening in Guatemala is, in many ways, a harbinger of what’s to come throughout the world...Read more
Rex Tillerson (Pic: World Economic Forum/Michael Wuertenberg)
This week’s top climate politics and policy stories...Read more
A unified scientific approach has been called for to help protect one of the most threatened little known ecosystems on earth.
Seagrass is an underappreciated marine organism. New research shows how important it is to the health of the oceans, and people, too...
Illustration by Luisa Rivera
Many U.S. corporations have adopted environmentally friendly practices and touted themselves as green companies. But when it comes to government climate policy, these businesses have been largely silent and support politicians who oppose taking any action...Read more
CHEMICAL PLANT BOOM SPURRED BY FRACKING WILL BRING SMOG, PLASTIC GLUT, AND RISKS TO WORKERS' HEALTH, NEW REPORT WARNS...
On the heels of the shale gas rush that's swept the U.S. for the past decade, another wave of fossil fuel-based projects is coming — a plastic and petrochemical manufacturing rush that environmentalists warn could make smog worse in communities already breathing air pollution from fracking, sicken workers, and expand the plastic trash gyres in the world's oceans...Read more
Al Gore. Climate Reality
Experts paint a dire portrait of climate change’s public health impacts, but leave a little room for hope...Read more
JOB ONE FOR HUMANITY BLOG HITS MAJOR MILESTONE AT THE SAME TIME WE COME OUT WITH OUR EYE OPENING BOOK CLIMAGEDDON......
The frightening thing is that the amount of pertinent stories are frighteningly snowballing...Read more
Rising temperatures are bringing ethnic tensions to a boil in Central Asia...Read more
Photo: Supplied / Christchurch City Council
Fires like the huge one burning in the Port Hills are rare in New Zealand but are likely to become more common, a rural fire expert says...Read more
Things aren't looking great, but we can fix it according to a new book. Image: Stuart McEvoy/Newspix/REX/Shutterstock
We may think we're clever with our internet-connected fridges and such, but the reality is much of what sustains us depends on simple things...Read more
Many scientists, led by those doing climate work, have expressed concern about the Trump administration's actions and the future of federal science. Credit: Wikimedia
Fearing an assault on science from the Trump administration, the Union of Concerned Scientists is creating a way for federal scientists to report abuses...Read more
Video: William Happer: who is Trump’s likely science adviser?
William Happer, of Princeton University, has described some climate science as ‘like Hare Krishna or something like that’. Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Alamy
William Happer, frontrunner for job of providing mainstream scientific opinion to officials, backs crackdown on federal scientists’ freedom to speak out...Read more
Before and after satellite imagery show an iceberg breaking off the calving front of the Pine Island Glacier.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory
The growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf is the most dramatic example of change in Antarctica right now. But it isn’t the continent’s only frozen feature changing in a warming world...Read more
Cracks are seen on the Fourcade glacier near Argentina's Carlini Base in Antarctica, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Nicolas Misculin
Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary U.S. satellite data showed on Tuesday...Read more
Ocean Beach in San Francisco was hit hard by erosion last winter.
As California reels from record-breaking erosion following punishing waves last winter, the federal government is turning to mud and sand from dredging projects to slow land losses and ease flooding nationwide as seas rise and storms intensify...Read more
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LOS ANGELES — The St. Francis Dam was a proud symbol of California’s engineering might and elaborate water system — until just before midnight on March 12, 1928, when it collapsed, killing more than 400 people in a devastating wall of water. Ever since, the state has had a reputation of diligent inspections as it has built the largest network of major public dams in the nation...Read more
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World Bank reports "a race" underway to secure sustainable energy, but a money gap leaves poorer nations—particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa—lagging...Read more
Melting sea ice is a troubling sign of record warmth in the Arctic. Credit: Getty Images
Record-high temperatures spike concerns about climate change's new normal in the melting Arctic and an already-hot Australia...Read more
An African elephant, Nxai Pan, Botswana, Africa. Elephants’ ability to adapt to climate change is curtailed by their slow reproductive rates. Photograph: Jami Tarris/Getty Images
Climate change is threatening about 700 endangered species and policymakers must act urgently to lessen impact...Read more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Trump on Monday, with no sign that they discussed climate change. Credit: Reuters
A year after Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama pledged cooperation on climate goals, Canadian PM's first meeting with President Trump produced no mention of them...Read more
Greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans over the past 45 years have increased the rate of temperature rise to 1.7 degrees celsius per century. Photograph: ISS/NASA
Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia...Read more
A pelagic red crab is seen here in San Diego, California. The crabs, also known as tuna crabs, normally live off Baja California, Mexico. As oceans warm, dozens of marine species off the coasts of the United States are shifting their ranges. Credit: David McNew/Getty Image
Q&A with Malin Pinsky, an ecologist studying how climate change is reshuffling marine species, and its ripple effects on society...Read more
A Somali woman trudges through the arid landscape in northeastern Somalia, amid warnings the country could confront famine later this year. (Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP/Getty Images)
In Somalia, the farm animals are dying. The water holes have dried up. The crops have failed. With no food, water or money, people are trudging off their land, taking the long, dry walk to the nearest town to look for help...Read more
Arctic sea ice under the midnight sun. Photograph: Solent News/Rex/Shutterstock
Temperatures are now so high at the north pole that scientists are contemplating radical schemes to avoid catastrophe...Read more
Flying foxes roost in trees during the day. On Monday, 700 were found dead after a heatwave struck the Australian state of New South Wales (Photo: James Niland)
On a weekend rural communities suffered dangerous climate events, the government doubled down on coal...Read more
We're not running out of fossil fuels, they're just not going to be worth it...Read more
The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence. Source fluffyfeet at pinterest.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded...
Peer at a map of the Arctic and it glows fluorescent red. The warmth, compared to normal, is again nearly off the charts. It’s crazy and perhaps unsettling, but we have seen it coming...Read more
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The Canadian biologist Ian Stirling has spent much of his life with polar bears. Now seventy-five years old, he joined the Canadian Wildlife Service in the early nineteen-seventies, at a time when no one was doing much in the field beyond tagging the bears and waiting to see where they went...Read more
Ed King making a solar panel
This week’s top climate politics and policy stories...Read more
Solar Impulse soars above Egypt's pyramids on its historic flight earlier this year (Pic: Solar Impulse/Flickr)
As he hands the secret Climate Home editor codes and knackered laptop to Karl Mathiesen, Ed King reflects on the five years since he launched the site...Read more
Anthony Kendall, courtesy Flickr
Nowhere is the climate changing faster than in the Arctic. The region is warming at about twice the rate of the global average, with atmospheric temperature anomalies as much as 13 degrees Fahrenheit above normal reported in January...Read more
LATEST PROJECTIONS OF REGIONAL SEA LEVEL RISE EMPHASIZE NEED FOR ONGOING RESEARCH, ADAPTATION PLANNING...
Our rapidly warming climate has profound geophysical, ecological and biological, as well as socioeconomic, impacts worldwide. Glacial melt, for instance, is changing the shape and raising the elevation of land masses, while rising sea levels threaten the sustainability of coastal cities and communities, reshape ocean basins and alter the Earth’s rotation and gravitational field...Read more
Lewes, Del., faces steeply rising flood risks as seas rise. Credit: Mike Mahaffie/Flickr
The lawns of homes purchased this year in vast swaths of coastal America could regularly be underwater before the mortgage has even been paid off, with new research showing high tide flooding could become nearly incessant in places within 30 years...Read more
Juan Gonzalez of MTD Farms in Firebaugh, Calif., despairingly holds a baby tomato that was planted the day before. But it had not been watered and is near death.Nathan Weyland
Drought is not an easy subject to record in pictures, and yet such images are vital to understanding water problems. Photographer Nathan Weyland describes why he devoted himself to documenting California’s drought...Read more
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As he prepares to launch a fact-filled show into a fact-challenged world, Bill Nye, a.k.a. the Science Guy, is looking on the bright side...
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) dons a hat suggesting the hearing should be renamed ‘Keep the EPA Great’ Photograph: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
Fake news propagates through the conservative media to the halls of Congress where science is under attack...Read more
The young plaintiffs in a climate change lawsuit against the U.S. government say they hope the suit prevents future damage to the planet by President Trump. Photo courtesy of Robin Loznak, ZUMAPRESS.com
Landmark suit against the U.S. government replaces Barack Obama as defendant with President Trump, argues that climate action is a constitutional right...Read more
Pancake ice in the open sea in the Arctic. Image: Shutterstock / Solodov Aleksey
This Arctic winter has startled even the most even-keeled scientists, with records set for low sea ice extent, high temperatures and other indicators of a climate gone awry...Read more
Critics say the move could imperil families across America...Read more
A vector control team vehicle displays a sign warning before the early morning spraying of a neighborhood due to increasing numbers of mosquitoes having tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S. May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake
More severe drought in the United States in the next 30 years may double the size of future epidemics...Read more
On February 3, the Republican-led Senate used an obscure procedural tool to end a bipartisan provision meant to fight corruption and overseas oil bribery, a rule opposed by Rex Tillerson as head of ExxonMobil...Read more
Distortion? False information? Conspiracy theories? Hacked email? Climate scientists have known all this for decades. What can be learned from their rich experience with climate propaganda...Read more
(Pic: Flickr/Pavel Kazachkov)
Kremlin wants new plan by mid-2018, as brief sent to regions highlights focus on extreme weather events, permafrost thawing...Read more
Cottages at Birling Gap were once one of seven properties. The fifth pebble-dash end-of-terrace was demolished in March 2014. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
From Wordsworth’s gardens to the south’s white cliffs and salmon rivers in Wales, climate change is wrecking historic sites, finds report...Read more
DURHAM -- Duke University researchers say the fish they caught in three North Carolina lakes that’ve taken power plants’ coal-ash waste showed relatively high levels of selenium, an element left over from the combustion process...Read more
Abnormally warm air is expected to reach the North Pole by Thursday.
Credit: Climate Reanalyzer
Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented...Read more
Folsom Reservoir near Sacramento, shown in a depleted state in August 2015, after the driest winter ever recorded. Dams like Folsom are trapping massive amounts of sediment that isn't available to rebuild eroding shorelines, a bill that will come due as sea level rise increases.Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee
Rivers are supposed to transport sediment. We need that sediment to combat sea level rise. But the dams we need for water are holding back the dirt, a problem that may become acute very soon...Read more
Smoke billows from smokestacks and a coal-fired generator at a steel factory in China. Scientists have developed a new method for tracking countries' compliance with the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement. (Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)
If the United States and its fellow Paris Agreement signatories are to meet global climate targets, they’re going to have to make serious commitments that attack the problem on multiple fronts, including reducing coal use, raising renewable energy, accelerating carbon-capture technologies and electrifying more of our automotive fleet, a new analysis shows...Read more
Russian President Vladimir Putin, shaking hands with then-Exxon chief executive Rex Tillerson during a 2013 ceremony awarding oil company heads and employees, now finds himself aligned philosophically with the U.S. on a lack of enthusiasm for the Paris climate agreement. Credit: Sputnik/Michael Klimentyev/Kremlin/via REUTERS/File Photo
The only big emitter to not ratify the Paris climate agreement, Russia may find it easier to slough off climate action with the U.S. matching its oil-focused view...Read more
Norway, Credit: Dean/flickr
The history of climate and human health gives us a glimpse of the dramatically amplified risks we face if present trends continue...Read more
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Michael Eisen, an evolutionary biologist, is among the elite of American scientists, with a tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, and generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his research on fruit flies...Read more
NOAA researchers have faced unprecedented requests for access to their unpublished research from conservative groups and politicians. Credit: Getty Images
As researchers strive to keep their unpublished work private, many brace for more anti-science government interference under Donald Trump...Read more
New measurements of the Sierra Nevada snowpack show California's snowiest winter in 20 years. But it may be too soon for sweeping policy changes...Read more
Buddhist prayer flags drape an ice stupa in Ladakh, India. TRF/Athar Parvaiz
A glacial lake that threatens to burst needs to be drained to prevent disaster - but could its water be saved for future use?Read more
Tenants Harbor fisherman and seaweed harvester Hale Miller maneuvers his barge while harvesting rockweed off the Muscle Ridge Islands in July 2016. credit: Merritt Carey
BOOTHBAY, Maine — Seaweed cultivation has been promoted in recent years in Maine as a way to produce local nutritious food and to boost the coastal economy...
Despite January rains heavy enough to cause flooding in some areas, the effects of severe drought continue to be felt keenly in many areas of Bolivia, affecting about 125,000 families. A resourceful village in Mizque province has come up with ways to eke out what little water is available...Read more
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