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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.

Op-Ed: What does Mike Huckabee get wrong about science? A lot, it seems

What does Mike Huckabee get wrong about science? I did some digging and came to the conclusion that perhaps the question should be: "Does Mike Huckabee ever get anything right about science?"

Glacial lakes in Third Pole region impacted by climate change

Lhasa - Chinese scientists have found that glacial lakes in the Third Pole region of the Earth are experiencing an increase in size due to global warming. The study was the first comprehensive study of the region to be conducted for 1990, 2000, and 2010.

Warning as hot weather causes Salmonella infections to rise

Baltimore - Almost everyone is enjoying the hot weather that the summer brings, but not, perhaps, the odd rain shower. When enjoying food, especially outside, care must be taken with avoiding food poisoning. New research suggests a new summertime risk.
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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.
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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.
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2014 was the hottest year...
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2014 was the hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. — At the Arctic and Antarctic massive ice shelves are disintegrating and breaking away.
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NASA satellite data reveals how the minimum sea ice extent  reached on Sept. 9 [2011] as depicted he...
NASA satellite data reveals how the minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9 [2011] as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red)
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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.
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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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Local threats and thermal stresses are putting extreme pressures on the world's coral reefs, with a new report projecting they could all be gone by 2050.
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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
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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.
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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Global temperatures, November 2013
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Usine électrique de Vitry-sur-Seine
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No problem at all. Say this didn't happen, oil industry.
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File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln, Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
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Selected CO2 emissions per capita
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A new study shows that rising ocean temperatures and increased acidity levels are likely to lead to extreme bleaching events for the world's coral reefs.
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Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
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This graphic was created based on word frequency to call attention to global climate change.
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The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland  te...
The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland, terminating in a giant floating ice tongue.
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