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Environment Agency — UK could run out of fresh water in 25 years

London - England faces an "existential threat" if it does not change how it manages its water, the head of the country's Environment Agency warned Tuesday.

Arctic winter sea ice extent is seventh lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.78 million square kilometers on March 13. It is the joint seventh smallest winter maximum in the 40-year satellite record – tied with 2007.

Op-Ed: Kids worldwide skip school to call attention to climate change

Young people are fed up with the lack of progress on tackling climate change, so across the world today, they’re taking a stand and walking out of school to call for action. And if you think they're not serious, you are so very wrong.

Report: Time to prevent severe effects of climate change is now

Human activities are degrading the global environment at a pace that could endanger the "ecological foundations of society" and human health, according to a landmark United Nations report released Wednesday.

Jay Inslee to focus on climate change in presidential bid

Soon after announcing his bid to become the Democrat Party presidential nominee, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has decided to make the primary focus of his campaign all about climate change.

Climatic Change or Global Warming? - It's not an either/or answer

Whether referred to as "global warming" or "climate change," the consequences of the wide-scale changes currently being observed in Earth's climate system could be considerable. But which term should we be using?

Australia's summer was hottest on record, with more to come

Australia has endured its hottest summer ever, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), breaking the previous record set six years ago. Forecasts show the southern autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than normal.

Evidence for man-made global warming hits 'gold standard'

Evidence that humans cause global warming has hit the "gold standard" level of confidence, a U.S.-led team of scientists reportedly wrote in a journal article published Monday.

Can we recognize signs of climate change before it's too late?

The extreme weather that comes with climate change is becoming the new normal, so normal that people aren't talking about it as much - and that could make them less motivated to take steps to fight global warming, according to new research.

High-tide flooding already impacting coastal communities

Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States, the evidence is right outside their doors—or in their parking lots, and it's going to get worse.

UK report claims environment in five different crises

The report by the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said that the multiple environmental crises have reached a critical stage due to human impacts and now threaten to destabilize society and the global economy as well.

The DNA of ancient giant trees could possibly save our forests

What if we could revive giant creatures that once roamed the Earth? Well, that’s what arborists are doing today, only they’re cloning saplings from the stumps of the world’s largest, strongest, and longest-lived trees, the giant redwoods.

Decline in insect numbers may have catastrophic effect on planet

A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40 percent of species are undergoing dramatic rates of decline around the world, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems."

UK's Drax Power Station begins carbon capture project

For the first time, carbon dioxide is being captured at a biomass power plant in the UK. Britain's Drax announced that its pilot bioenergy carbon capture and storage project is expected to capture a ton of CO2 a day.

British pupils set to joining global climate change strike

Around the world students have walked-out of lessons in a bid to demand that governments and companies take climate change more seriously and start putting into place stronger measures. The campaign is set to reach the U.K.

Ocasio-Cortez offers outline of 'Green New Deal' plan

Washington - The Green New Deal is now a green new plan, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., set to roll out a resolution calling for a complete transition to renewable energy by 2030.

Five year period from 2019 to 2023 to be warmest on record

The forecast for the global average surface temperature for the five-year period to 2023 is predicted to be near or above 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels, says the Met Office.

The Earth's 'Third Pole' is thawing fast due to climate change

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw in this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river flows vital for growing crops from China to India, scientists said on Monday.

Essential science: Link between heart disease and climate change

It may not seem the most immediate connection, but new medical research has drawn a connection between climate change and an increase in the proportion of babies born with heart defects.

New study into the politics of climate change

Scientists from Northwestern University have studied the political divide behind climate change beliefs. The findings are different from the ‘left v right’ divide often presented in the media.

Investors urge fast-food giants to root out climate risks

More than 80 investors with $6.4 trillion (£5trn) in assets under management have told six of the world’s largest fast-food companies to urgently tackle climate and water risks in their supply chains.

Administration boosts research funding to save coal-fired plants

In the administration’s latest effort to help the coal industry, the Department of Energy (DOE) is providing up to $38 million in funding for research into improving the performance and reliability of the nation’s existing coal-fired power plants.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels will see biggest rise in 2019

In 2019, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels will make one of their highest leaps in the past 62 years of measurement, the UK's Met Office predicted Friday.

German Coal Commission agrees to 2038 deadline to end coal use

Berlin - A government commission has agreed that Germany should phase out all coal-fired power plants by the end of 2038. The government is already planning to shut down nuclear power plants over the next three years.

Global warming is creating a groundwater 'time bomb'

Over two billion people worldwide are dependent on groundwater for their source of fresh water. A new study shows we could be facing a groundwater "time bomb" because of climate change.

David Attenborough warns of impact of human activity on world

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday, renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough warned that human activity has forced the Earth into a "new geological age."

Global study shows the extent of permafrost warming

Large areas of permafrost around the world warmed significantly over the past decade, intensifying concerns about accelerated releases of heat-trapping methane and carbon dioxide as microbes decompose the thawing organic soils.

With climate change, we need to redefine an 'Act of God'

Climate change and all its devastating effects have challenged our understanding of the world today. Because we now know that humans are responsible for much of climate change, it's time we redefine what an "Act of God" really means.

Amtrak's Northeast Corridor will fall victim to climate change

By the middle of this century, climate change is likely to punch a hole through the busiest stretch of rail in North America - parts of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) route, which carries 12 million people each year between Boston and Washington.

Worm-like 'Dermophis donaldtrumpi' buries its head in the sand

In January, President Donald Trump had a moth named after him because its white and yellow scales resembled the president's distinctive hairdo. Now, an amphibian that buries its head in the sand has been named after Trump.
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Even birds that are seemingly common are very likely to be adversely affected by climate change.
Even birds that are seemingly common are very likely to be adversely affected by climate change.
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U.S. temperature record from 1950 to 2009 according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ...
U.S. temperature record from 1950 to 2009 according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many s...
This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the terminus of one the Patagonia Icefield’s many spectacular glaciers – Upsala Glacier, located on the eastern side of the icefield. Upsala is the third largest glacier in the icefield and like most other glaciers in the region, it has experienced significant retreat over the past century.
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Estimated precipitation amounts
Estimated precipitation amounts
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As warmer springs melt more of the snow pack  flooding will become more of an issue every year.
As warmer springs melt more of the snow pack, flooding will become more of an issue every year.
Province of BC
Protesters wearing masks of the world leaders in front of the national stadium during the last day o...
Protesters wearing masks of the world leaders in front of the national stadium during the last day of the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, November 22, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Kacper Pempel
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c. 1625
oil on panel
Mrs. Edward Speelman
Colf Players on the Ice c. 1625 oil on panel Mrs. Edward Speelman
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The photo shows a picture of the Hintereisferner and the Weisskugel in Tyrol  which was taken during...
The photo shows a picture of the Hintereisferner and the Weisskugel in Tyrol, which was taken during a photo flight of the Institute for Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences of the University of Innsbruck at the end of August 2015.
Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck
Sudanese youth scavenge for food and clothing in a municipal garbage dump.
04 September 2008
Juba ...
Sudanese youth scavenge for food and clothing in a municipal garbage dump. 04 September 2008 Juba, Sudan
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders  attention to climate change in Africa
Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
Reportes question international expert panel at UN conference on climate change  March 31  2014.
Reportes question international expert panel at UN conference on climate change, March 31, 2014.
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A farmer surveys his dry pond bed in Ashely  Illinois.
A farmer surveys his dry pond bed in Ashely, Illinois.
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The scientists conducted research on sediment cores retrieved by the drillship JOIDES Resolution.
The scientists conducted research on sediment cores retrieved by the drillship JOIDES Resolution.
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Potential global wind power in coming years. Top images represent the next 40 years  bottom images r...
Potential global wind power in coming years. Top images represent the next 40 years, bottom images represent the next 80 years. Left images represent lower emissions, right images represent higher emissions scenario. Red areas are wind power hotspots, blue areas are reductions. White areas are uncertain.
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Canterbury Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of Canterbury and the mother church of the Chur...
Canterbury Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of Canterbury and the mother church of the Church of England.
Hans Musil
Fraser River flooding in 2012.
Fraser River flooding in 2012.
Province of BC
Sad to think that something as beautiful as these corals may vanish if we do not limit fossil fuel e...
Sad to think that something as beautiful as these corals may vanish if we do not limit fossil fuel emissions.
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Using Dendrochronology  or tree-ring dating  we can get a snapshot of climate change.
Using Dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, we can get a snapshot of climate change.
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