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June marks 14 consecutive months of record heat for the Earth

Last month proved to be the hottest June in modern history, and was the continuation of an unprecedented streak of 14 months with above-average temperatures across the globe.

Cost of global warming's economic impact? $2 trillion+ by 2030

Rising temperatures brought on by climate change may end up costing the world's economy in excess of $2 trillion in lost productivity by the year 2030, according to a number of studies.

How beavers are affecting the global climate

A new study has demonstrated the effect that the growing beaver population, in certain regions, is having on both habitat and methane gas emissions.

Snow algae accelerate glacier melting

Leeds - A new environmental study indicates that red pigmented snow algae are strongly implicated with the melting Arctic glaciers. Data suggests a 13 percent reduction of the albedo during one year was caused by snow algal blooms.

As the heat creeps north, Quebec's forests may become a refuge

A study of over 26,000 trees across an area the size of Spain in Quebec's boreal forest showed there will be winners and losers as global warming inches northward.

Record melting of Arctic sea ice is cause for great concern

Boulder - On Tuesday, the The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo. reported that Arctic sea ice had receded to its lowest levels in 38 years, setting the stage for what could become the smallest Arctic sea ice extent in history.

Combating global warming through increasing vegetation

Climate change is exerting an effect on the composition of Artic soil. Oddly, this change in composition could slow down the rate of global warming. Swedish scientists have been investigating.

China has declared it plans to ship cargo via Northwest Passage

Beijing - Chinese maritime authorities have published a guide giving detailed route guidance for cargo ships that takes them through the Northwest Passage, a route claimed by Canada. China claims an Atlantic to Pacific route will save companies time and money.

Earth Day signing of Paris climate deal brings out 171 countries

New York - A record 171 countries turned out on Earth Day at the United Nations in New York on Friday to sign the Paris climate deal, raising hopes that it will be enacted much faster than anticipated.

Are Vegans saving our planet from pollution? Science says yes

For the first time, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences estimated the global effects on health and climate change of a worldwide shifting towards a vegan and vegetarian diet.

Carbon emissions highest since time of the dinosaurs

A new study looks at changes in the Earth's temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide since the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It found that humans were responsible for carbon release 10 times faster than any event recorded.

TX congressman wants magic to be recognized as national treasure

Texas congressman Pete Sessions, a Republican, doesn't believe in global warming and doesn't like big government. But he does like magic.

CO2 levels are exploding as world tries to curb emissions

U.S. government meteorologists have reported that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increased at a record pace in 2015, raising concerns over one of the world's top greenhouse gases and its effects on global warming.

Master of French electronica Lord Funk is warming up the globe Special

Based in Paris, Dalmasso Romain (better known as 'Lord Funk') will release a brand new album later this month entitled 'Global Warming.' Digital Journal spoke to him.

Giant 30-mile long ice shelf will soon break away from Antarctica

A massive 30-mile long ice shelf, now barely hanging on to the coastline of Antarctica, is soon to break away. Scientists say the future iceberg, twice the size of Manhattan, is not necessarily breaking off due to global warming.

Green Thumbs Up: States forge ahead despite ruling on clean power

Last week, the Supreme Court blocked a new federal regulation that would have cut emissions from power plants, putting a hold on President Obama's ambitious effort to combat global warming. But many states are still moving forward with clean power plans.

Guess which country is least concerned about climate change?

Climate change and global warming are part of the everyday lexicon, despite the causes and extent of the "change" being disputed. Across different countries concern varies. Perhaps surprisingly one leading nation is least concerned of all.

Overfishing forces seafood industry to rebrand 'trash fish'

Portland - Overfishing, declining catches and climate change have played a role in the shift in what is being marketed in the seafood industry today. The industry has been moving toward "trash fish," little-known species that are just as tasty as well-known fish.

U.S. President Obama applauds climate pact reached in France

Washington - The United States lauded Saturday dozens of international negotiators who hammered out a global climate agreement to limit industrial releases of greenhouse gasses contributing to the gradual warming of the atmosphere.

Can eating less meat help to reduce global warming?

One of the world's most influential think-tanks has co-authored a report with the University of Glasgow that takes on livestock production and its impact on global warming, as well as our over-consumption of meat.

New report finds climate change will increase world poverty

A newly published report from the World Bank Group finds climate change will dramatically increase the number of the world's impoverished people. Published as an eBook, the news it heralds is bad but it is also, the report says, preventable.

Polar bear population being reduced by climate warming in Arctic

A report released yesterday from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) paints a rather dismal picture for the future of polar bears. The report says their numbers may be dramatically reduced, thanks to global warming.

Study suggests global warming could alter human reproduction

New research suggests climate change may affect human reproduction. Increases in hot days may cause birth rates to decline.

Is this a trick? Feds say pumpkins contribute to global warming

Did you know that those scary-looking jack-o-lanterns on people's front stoops are dangerous? The Energy Department says those carved pumpkins will come back to haunt us as they lay rotting on some landfill after they are thrown out after the holiday.

Mendenhall Glacier, one of Alaska's main sites, vanishing Special

Juneau - Located a short drive from downtown Juneau in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, the Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 glaciers flowing from the almost 4,000 square kilometers Juneau Icefield.

Climate change response to world's oceans paints grim picture

University of Adelaide researchers are painting a grim picture for the future of the planet's oceans, global fisheries, and marine ecosystems due primarily to ocean warming and acidification.

Op-Ed: Are you ready to choose the last generation?

All parents love their children. And every grandparent falls in love with their grandkids. Which generation are you willing to kill?

Obama urges more ice breakers in Arctic Circle amid global race

The Obama administration is proposing an increase in the number of American Coast Guard icebreakers to be used in the Arctic Circle. The move comes as the region becomes an important global hotspot for resource exploitation and other activities.

British butterflies show decline due to climate change

London - A fall in the number and species richness of butterflies in Britain has been occurring during the past few decades. The reason, a group of biologists argue, is climate change, with warming temperatures especially significant.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.
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A river in Greenland augmented by ice melt: The river that runs through Kanger  called Akuliarusiars...
A river in Greenland augmented by ice melt: The river that runs through Kanger, called Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua in Greenlandic, but also known as Watson River. This river is very milky looking because it is formed by melt-water from the ice sheet. The grey river banks are not ice, but rocks now exposed
John Maurer, University of Colorado
The extent of Arctic sea ice on Aug. 26  2012  the day the sea ice dipped to its previous smallest e...
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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File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln  Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln, Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
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Coastal erosion of permafrost resulted in the complete destruction of this house in Shishmaref  Alas...
Coastal erosion of permafrost resulted in the complete destruction of this house in Shishmaref, Alaska.
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Warming permafrost softens coastlines  making it more vulnerable to wave action and promoting erosio...
Warming permafrost softens coastlines, making it more vulnerable to wave action and promoting erosion along the Arctic coast of Alaska. A large block of ice-rich permafrost has detached from the mainland and will quickly disintegrate (photo: Christopher Arp).
United Nations Environment Programme
Lake Hume at 4 percent capacity. Picture taken from Victoria side of the lake. Australia
Lake Hume at 4 percent capacity. Picture taken from Victoria side of the lake. Australia
Tim J. Keegan
Satellite images from DigitalGlobe show the calving of ice from Greenland s Jakobshavn Isbrae glacie...
Satellite images from DigitalGlobe show the calving of ice from Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier, causing an overnight retreat of the glacier of one mile.
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November temperature anomalies  1880-2013
November temperature anomalies, 1880-2013
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As interest in Earth s changing climate heats up  a tiny dark particle is stepping into the limeligh...
As interest in Earth's changing climate heats up, a tiny dark particle is stepping into the limelight: black carbon. Commonly known as soot, black carbon enters the air when fossil fuels and biofuels, such as coal, wood, and diesel are burned. Black carbon is found worldwide, but its presence and impact are particularly strong in Asia.
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This was thought to be the exit of Yok Balum Cave in the Toledo district of Southern Belize.
This was thought to be the exit of Yok Balum Cave in the Toledo district of Southern Belize.
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No problem at all. Say this didn't happen, oil industry.
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Environmental groups are fighting to stop the leveling of 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas fi...
Environmental groups are fighting to stop the leveling of 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines.
Friends of the Gualala River
The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a p...
The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a percentage, compared to the average from 1981 to 2010.
National Snow & Ice Data Center/University of Georgia
: a) NOAA Sea Surface Temperature anomaly (with respect to period 1854-2013) averaged over global oc...
: a) NOAA Sea Surface Temperature anomaly (with respect to period 1854-2013) averaged over global oceans (red) and over North Pacific (0-60oN, 110oE-100oW) (cyan). September 2014 temperatures broke the record for both global and North Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures. b) Sea Surface Temperature anomaly of September 2014 from NOAA's ERSST dataset.
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Global warming: Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks - 04/23/2013.
Global warming: Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks - 04/23/2013.
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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.
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Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond  this year  villagers in Teenpiple  Nepal have rece...
Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond, this year, villagers in Teenpiple, Nepal have received a good harvest of corn