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Biden to yank Keystone XL Pipeline permit by executive order

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.

'Death by a thousand cuts' — Earth's insects are disappearing

The world's vital insect kingdom is undergoing "death by a thousand cuts," according to the world's top bug experts. Insects, considered vital to the food chain, are slowly disappearing, and for a variety of reasons.

Extreme weather events marked the course of 2020

The past year has seen a number of extreme weather events, including storms, wildfires and heat waves. The causative link is climate change. A number of the events have caused considerable damage. Some of the most extreme events are presented.

Threshold for dangerous warming will be crossed between 2027-2042

While it is clear that time is running out to stop the damage to the planet caused by climate change, the threshold may be closer than previously thought. Unstoppable dangerous warming will likely be crossed between 2027-2042, say researchers.

Op-Ed: COVID-19 has pulled our attention away from global warming

No other issue has so consistently hogged the global limelight as the coronavirus pandemic. There have been a few disruptions, like the U.S. presidential elections, riots, and protests worldwide, but the real, long-term issue has been ignored.

Trudeau unveils Canada's new net-zero emissions plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his government's net-zero accountability plan on Thursday, requiring the federal government to set five-year interim emissions reduction targets over the next 30 years to ensure progress toward that ambitious goal.

World leaders react to news of Joe Biden's presidential victory

Democrat Joe Biden captured the U.S. presidency on Saturday as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump's tumultuous leadership and embraced Biden's promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in a divided nation.

Rewiliding is the solution to rebalancing the climate

How is climate change affecting the array of species on the planet and natural spaces? Scientists are using biodiversity indicators to provide a measure for reporting on international goals and targets. These suggest the need for rewilding.

Essential Science: As the Earth warms, how can we keep cool?

As climate change continues to cause the average temperature around the planet to rise, staying cooler in what are increasingly set to be long, dry, and hot summers presents a challenge. We look at three solutions.

Carbon dioxide levels drop significantly during COVID-19

Carbon dioxide levels have fallen in line with a decrease in economic output during the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time there are signs that more people are understanding the impact of climate change on the planet.

White House rejects California's request for disaster-relief aid

Sacramento - The Trump administration rejected California's request for disaster-relief funds to help it recover from some of the worst wildfires in the state's history.

California wildfires have burned close to 4 million acres

California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 31 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record.

Climate-fueled wildfires are decimating the planet's forests

Landscape-changing wildfires have become a concern worldwide as global warming creates fires that burn more ferociously and more frequently. Scientists are now asking just how much more devastation our forests and woodlands can take, and still survive?

Op-Ed: Climate Change — The great disruptor of life as we know it

America’s worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters. Yet this worsening situation is being ignored by many of us.

A huge chunk of Greenland's ice cap has broken off

A big chunk of Greenland's ice cap, estimated to be some 42.3 square miles (110 square kilometers), has broken off in the far north east Arctic which scientists say is evidence of rapid climate change.

A huge chunk of Greenland's ice cap has broken off

A big chunk of Greenland's ice cap, estimated to be some 42.3 square miles (110 square kilometers), has broken off in the far north east Arctic which scientists say is evidence of rapid climate change.

It's official: La Nina has arrived, but what does this mean?

A La Nina climate pattern has developed and is likely to persist through the winter, according to an advisory issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. What does this mean for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere?

Climate change is driving the extremes in weather and wildfires

We have seen two intense heatwaves on the U.S. West Coast, followed by some of the most catastrophic wildfires in recent memory - while a few hundred miles to the East, temperatures dropped and two feet of snow fell. Coincidence? No, it's climate change.

Op-Ed: Trump has dragged Canadian lobster into his re-election bid

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has launched a trade investigation to assess the impact of Canada's worldwide lobster exports on the U.S. lobster industry.

We now live in the Pyrocene Age — a time of wildfires and smoke

The number and sheer magnitude of wildfires around the globe over the last two years have set records, not only in the amount of acreage burned, but in smoke pollution. One scholar, Stephen J. Pyne, suggests humans are living in a new age, the pyrocene.

Scientists find out why Alaska's wild salmon are getting smaller

Fairbanks - Alaska’s highly prized salmon - a favorite of seafood lovers the world over - are getting smaller, and climate change is suspected, a new study reported, documenting a trend that may pose a risk to a valuable fishery, indigenous people and wildlife.

New Study: Greenland lost 586 billion tons of ice in 2019

Greenland lost a record amount of ice during an extra warm 2019, with the melt massive enough to cover California in more than 1.25 meters or 4.9 feet of water, a new study said.

Wildfires in three Western states have burned over 90,000 acres

Firefighters across three Western states are battling wildfires that have destroyed more than 90,000 acres. Rising temperatures have not helped as firefighters in California, Oregon and Colorado work to get the blazes under control.

The Florida Current has been weakening during the past century

New research suggests the strength of the Florida Current, which forms the beginning of the Gulf Stream, has weakened considerably over the last century.

Extreme heat and COVID-19 make for a dangerous climate mix

From the start, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed America's social and economic inequality in stark relief, with people of color, the elderly and people with chronic health issues being impacted the hardest. But another invisible threat looms.

Climate change made Siberia’s heatwave 600 times more likely

The intense heat wave that gripped Siberia during the first half of 2020 would have been impossible without human-caused climate change, a new study by researchers with the World Weather Attribution Network found.

Trump plans to change environmental laws to get pipelines built

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his final plans to expedite permitting for major infrastructure like oil pipelines and road expansions in Atlanta on Wednesday, a move that environmentalists say will bypass public input.

World edging closer to 1.5C mark within the next five years

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels in each of the next five years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Thursday.

Texas faces future of drier summers and decreasing water supplies

Texas' future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century - likely resulting in the driest conditions the state has endured in the last 1,000 years.

Siberian Arctic sets record for June heat as wildfires spread

Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9°F) above normal, in a heatwave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known.
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The extent of Arctic sea ice on Aug. 26, 2012, the day the sea ice dipped to its previous smallest extent before the release of the data for September 2012.The line on the image shows the average minimum extent from the period covering 1979-2010, as measured by satellites. Every summer the Arctic ice cap melts down to what scientists call its “minimum” before colder weather builds the ice cover back up.
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Sediment cores from beneath the ocean floor hold clues to Earth s carbon dioxide levels over time.
Sediment cores from beneath the ocean floor hold clues to Earth's carbon dioxide levels over time.
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On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.
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Doha Climate Change Conference - 2012
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The instruments aboard the Aura satellite.
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The Association la Voûte Nubienne was one of 12 recipients of the UN's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards.
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Climate conditions and weather events associated with extreme phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation.
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Poster for the People's Climate March on September, 21, 2014.
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A schematic that illustrates geoengineering techniquest to counteract greenhouse gas warming, also known as climate change. Diaggram courtesy of Johann Feichter, Jan Kazil, Stefan Kinne and Johannes Quaas, from their presentation, "Perspectives of Solar Radiation Management."
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Canadian Cabinet Minister Leona Aglukkaq, representing Canada at the 2013 meeting of the Arctic Council, signs the Kiruna Declaration with US Secretary of State John Kerry in the background.
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A Shell gas station in California.
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CO2 levels as of July 2013.
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