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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.

Essential Science: Severe warming recorded at the South Pole

New climatology evidence presents some concerning news about the South Pole. Researchers have discovered that the South Pole is warming at a rate three times above the global average. This has occurred across the past 30 years.

Deadly heatwave to hit large part of U.S. next week

A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the extreme heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks.

New insights into atmospheric pollution sound warning bells

The global heating effect is leading to higher than predicted levels of methane, an insight that relates to better understanding aquatic microbial life. In other areas, the levels of harmful particles remain high, especially in the Sahara.

Data shows 14.6 million properties in U.S. at risk from floods

A new, nationwide flood modeling tool released Monday paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, both now and in the future. And as climate change accelerates, the flood risk will only grow.

Climate Change — Most Americans say government needs to do more

A majority of Americans continue to say they see the effects of climate change in their own communities and believe that the federal government falls short in its efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Britain reaches an important milestone — Two months coal-free

Britain is about to pass a significant landmark - at midnight on Wednesday, it will have gone two full months without burning coal to generate power. This breaks the previous record set in June 2019 of 18 days, 6 hours, and 10 minutes.

Op-Ed: Trump's scorn of global warming kills our chance to stay below 2C

The Trump administration has expressed little concern over climate change or the environment as it pursues its goal of American dominance in the energy market.
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