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Op-Ed: Obama climate policy is a lie as long as we export our coal

Fossil fuel trade in the U.S. has flourished under President Barack Obama, and coal exports have sky-rocketed. In the past six years alone, our energy companies have sent more coal overseas than ever before.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Procrastinating 10 years on climate change may be very costly

The Earth's climate is changing, with drought, floods, and falling water levels in our lakes and reservoirs, to raging wildfires and rising sea levels. It's hard not to notice, and the White House is worried about delaying actions on climate change.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 10 comments

Tibetan lake loses spot as largest lake due to climate change

Tibet's Lake Nam, or Namtso, a Buddhist holy lake in Tibet, has for years been the country's largest lake. But it recently has lost that status to Serling Lake. Serling lake's size has increased, the result of melting glaciers and increased rainfall.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Penguins are losing their cool in Norway's heatwave

Bergen - Those denying climate change should take note, as hot weather in Norway is causing problems for penguins in zoos across the country and zoo keepers are having to take extraordinary measures to keep them cool.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

UN given new and positive report on avoiding climate disaster

The report covers nearly every aspect of human society and asserts that the previous information the United Nations (UN) board was given is incorrect. Those creating and publishing the study believe climate change is not inevitable.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Americans are not sheep, so quit acting like them

Coming from a family where knowledge and education was given a high priority, and opinions were respected, even if we didn't agree with them, it has become clear to me that people in the U.S. and other countries, too, are being fed a bunch of falsehoods.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Report warns how climate change threatens U.S. economy

Washington - The U.S. economy could face major, systemic disruption due to climate change unless legislators and businesses alike take urgent action to reduce climate risk, says a new report released this week.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Europe's wheat production at risk from changing weather patterns

With ever-increasing frequency, adverse weather occurrences have been taking place worldwide. The recent persistent rainfall and subsequent flooding in the U.K. are just one of a cluster of weather events happening around the globe.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Global warming: UK forecasted a summer of extreme downpours

New study warns that downpours could become a characteristic of the British summer if the effects of global warming and climate change continue.
In the Media by Katherine Ogilvie

Review: Can atheists be Republicans? Not if evidence matters

It is no secret that the Republican Party is the American theocratic party. They always seem to vote Bible first and ignore not only their constituents but also scientific evidence and all reason.
In the Media by Dan Arel - 15 comments

Fertilizer produces high levels of greenhouse gases

With an overload of fertilizer, soil microbes on farms produce high levels of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with 300 times as much heat-trapping power as carbon dioxide.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Termites and fungi are ‘more important’ than climate change

Tallahassee - A new research report argues that the activities of termites and fungi are more important than climate change in relation to the breakdown and decomposition of matter.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Tom Steyer to set up fund to help victims of climate disasters

San Francisco - Tom Steyer, an authority on climate change and a billionaire, announced that he would be setting up a fund to help victims of disasters brought about from "climate change"
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Norfolk Virginia: The poster child for climate change

Norfolk - When the cyclic movements of the ocean's waters bring especially high tides to Virginia's coastline, residents living in an inlet close by Norfolk's renowned Chrysler Museum of Art know what's coming. The 100 year old sea wall barely holds the ocean back.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Canada: Weather forecasters banned from discussing climate change

Reports from earlier this week have confirmed that Canadian meteorologists are forbidden from publicly discussing climate change, on the basis that the mere study of meteorology does not qualify an individual to make predictions past a few months.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 5 comments

Siberia becoming global warming capital

Siberia is associated around the world with the very cold but it is quickly becoming the capital of global warming, a distinguished Russian meteorological authority named Valentin Meleshko said.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

CO2 hits 400 parts per million

Geneva - The World Meteorological Association announced Monday that the average monthly concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the northern hemisphere exceeded 400 ppm in April, the highest monthly average on record. Scientists say 'time is running out'
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Climate change brought down Ancient Egyptian civilization

Cairo - Did a change in the climate cause the fall of the Egyptian Empire? New evidence shows that it may be the case, according to Sturt Manning.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 2 comments

Wyoming rejects school science standards for coal revenues

Wyoming, the nation's top coal-producing state, is the first state to reject the new educational K-12 science standards proposed by top national education groups, due to state officials disagreeing with the inclusion of global warming concepts.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

Southern Ocean winds strongest in 1,000 years

Using data from Antarctic ice cores and other sources, a study published in the Nature Climate Change journal says that winds in the Southern Ocean are the strongest they have been in 1,000 years.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 1 comment

Climate day of action results in a cancelled wedding Special

Edmonton - May 10 was a National Day of Action on climate change across Canada. The theme of Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities was first visited in the fall with a similar Day of Action.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Insurance company sues Chicago for inadequate flood protection Special

Chicago - It seems that at least part of corporate America is learning to use climate change to its advantage. In terms of liability, insurance companies have begun to embrace the reality of climate change and the fact that it has been going on for decades.
Digital Journal Report by Sandy Dechert - 1 comment

U.S. says China should be responsible in addressing climate change

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney emphasized that China and other nations that were producing large amounts of carbon emissions must be responsible in addressing climate change.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 2 comments

White House report: Climate change is the new reality

The impact of human-induced climate change is now a reality for Americans, and an alarming wake-up call on the need for us to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to the National Climate Assessment, released by the White House on Tuesday.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 49 comments

Federal budget to fight wildfires is over $400 million short

A new report released on Friday by the Department of Agriculture projects spending by the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to fight wildfires this year will exceed the $1.4 billion authorized by Congress by over $400 million.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Scientific American editor told not to talk climate change on Fox

A Scientific American magazine editor was apparently told by a producer of the show 'Fox and Friends' that he was not to talk about climate change.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 20 comments

Climate Change reaches another unpleasant milestone Special

Notch up more bad news about climate change. For the entire month of April, carbon dioxide levels have remained higher than 400 ppm. One scientist says if we act now, we can still prevent devastating climate change.
Digital Journal Report by Megan Hamilton - 11 comments

Salamanders shrink as they get warmer

Salamanders in the southern Appalachians appear to be changing their body size and getting smaller in response to global warming, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

UN report looks into climate change

Geneva - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest document discusses the dangers of a warming world. The document also suggests opportunities for adaptation in the face of environmental changes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Looking at climate change as a creative challenge

The UN report documenting the severe, inevitable and irreversible impacts to the earth because of global warming is more than likely going to fall on a multitude of deaf ears. The report, 32-volumes and 2,610-pages long, doesn't use any sugar-coating.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments
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This was thought to be the exit of Yok Balum Cave in the Toledo district of Southern Belize.
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Surrounded by lush green hills lined with rows of Pine, Teenpiple village of Nepal is today like a picture postcard
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The panel at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa
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The beach in front of two of Gambia's major hotels
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Fossil fuels create tons of greenhouse gases.
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Activists at the day's event had various concerns, all relating to energy and environmental issues.
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President Obama delivers an address at Georgetown University
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Dolpa district of Nepal - the largest producer of Caterpillar mushrooms/Cordyceps in the country
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The U.K. brings more aid to the Philippines last week. Supplies and 600 tents being off-loaded at Cebu airport.
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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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A kayaker paddles by Gene & Jude's Restaurant, flooded in mid-April 2013 by the Des Plaines River in Illinois.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Global surface temperature anomaly map for May 2011.
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Global surface temperature anomaly map for May 2011.
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A researcher uses heavy duty cutting equipment to take samples from boulders left behind at the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica from the last time it underwent rapid retreat and thinning 8000 years ago
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Remains of the 1639 Jamestown Church tower (with 20th century reconstruction on the original foundations)
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Woman carrying "Defend the Gulf" sign at the 'Forward on Climate" rally on Feb. 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
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Pocahontas coal plant in Eastgulf, West Virginia. Photo taken in 2014.
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