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Wind farms could take a serious hit from global warming

New climate modeling data predicts that climate changes due to global warming will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy.

U.S. climate scientists get $70 million in grants from France

Paris - Over 50 world leaders, bankers, energy magnates and other well-known figures are meeting today for the "One Planet Summit" in Paris. On Monday, French president Emmanuel Macron awarded $70 million in grants to U.S. climate scientists.

Science confirms Hurricane Harvey made worse by climate change

When Hurricane Harvey dumped 60 inches of rain in Houston, Texas in August, many people described the event as "biblical." And in a new study of this year's hurricane season, scientists conclude we need to be prepared for more of these extreme events.

Global rise of just 3C could leave many cities below sea level

A recent analysis of data from the Climate Central group of scientists by the Guardian showed that if the world warms by just 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 F) as the UN predicts is happening, many cities around the world will be inundated by rising waters.

Flooding and storm extremes to increase with global warming

Researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia, have done an exhaustive global analysis that shows signs of a radical shift in stream-flow patterns, with more intense flooding in cities along with drier countrysides.

Global ocean circulation appears to be collapsing due to warming

Researchers have found a correlation between melting Arctic sea ice and changes in the planet's largest water circulation system that could lead to the collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

Thinning summer cloud cover responsible for Greenland ice melt

Greenland's loss of ice has been the big story in climate-related news lately, and with good reason - a warming climate is responsible. And now we are beginning to understand why this is happening at such an accelerated rate.

Climate change is adversely affecting sea turtles

Swansea - Sea turtles are endangered animals, with the global population in decline. Risks include hunting, for turtle eggs and skin, and now, based on new research, from climate change.

House flies invade warmer Antarctica threatening native species

Scientists say that increasing number of houseflies that arrive in Antarctica on ships are surviving as the continent warms up. Their growing population can introduce deadly pathogens that could have a harmful effect on indigenous lifeforms.

Some question the plan to close some French nuclear power plants

Paris - French environment and energy minister Nicolas Hulot told reporters at the G7 Environmental Summit on Monday that France plans to close some nuclear reactors of state-controlled utility, EDF to reduce nuclear's share in the country's power mix.

India facing severe and fatal heatwaves with global warming

Increasingly severe heat waves brought on by global warming will lead to greater heat-related mortality rates in India and other Asian nations, according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine.

World's first commercial CO2 removal plant begins operation

Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland-based Climeworks asks, What if we could remove carbon dioxide directly from the air? Well, with a little help from technology, that is exactly what the company is doing.

Math proves urban emissions can be cut by two-thirds

A mathematician has developed a model that shows the optimal conditions for achieving sustainable urban distribution and cut emissions.

Exxon shareholders vote for historic 'climate change' clause

It's not been the best week for environment news, with President Donald Trump poised to pull out of the Paris climate accord. However, one positive is with shareholders in Exxon Mobil backing a motion for the company to assess the climate change risk.

Tiny seashells show extent of climate change

Future climate change conditions lead to additional to stress marine creatures, and this provides a means for tracking the effects of climate change. The research further shows how changes can throw off the ocean carbon balance.

Sea levels are rising three times faster than previously thought

New scientific analysis has found that the Earth's ocean levels are rising nearly three times faster than they were before 1990, a strong indication that sea level rise is accelerating.

Why the answer is not to plant more trees

Growing plants and trees is not sufficient to counteract emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to a new study. This is because the plantations would need to be so large they would not be economically viable.

Op-Ed: Climate talks begin in Bonn — The stakes have never been higher

UN negotiators are meeting in Bonn, Germany this week to discuss and work out a plan to implement the Climate-Rescue Paris Agreement. The stakes have never been higher - Yet one important member nation is threatening to pull out of the agreement.

Impact of heavy rains and flooding continues to grow in Midwest

Heavy rains in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have brought many rivers to record levels, causing at least 20 deaths and forcing hundreds to flee their homes as levees break. More levees are now at risk as the rains continue.

Milestone global carbon dioxide level reached — 410 PPM

Some records are just not meant to be broken. However, global carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have continued their relentless climb ever since reaching 400 PPM in 2013, and now, we have actually passed the 410 PPM mark.

New survey shows two Antarctic penguin species in sharp decline

As Antarctica continues to warm, two species of the continent's five iconic penguin species are in sharp decline, according to a new survey.

Louisiana's disappearing coastline under 'state of emergency'

Baton Rouge - On Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation was sent to President Trump and members of Congress.

Walmart takes aim at supply chain emissions with Project Gigaton

On April 19, during its Sustainability Milestone Summit, Walmart officially kicked off a new project to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global supply chain, inviting suppliers to join them in pledging to cut GHG emissions.

March was second hottest month in 137 years globally

The past several years have seen the average global temperature creeping up, and this past March was no exception. March ended up being the second hottest on record, following the second hottest February and third hottest January.

New way of breaking down carbon dioxide invented

Amsterdam - A new catalyst which provides an environmental solution has been invented. The catalyst can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide. This provides a sustainable solution to dealing with the greenhouse gas.

Op-Ed: Global Warming and a high school science teacher: voice of reason Special

While the current presidential administration in Washington, DC causes controversy with its executive directives on the subject of climate change, the debate continues at the grass roots level. This is evident in a high school science teacher's 2009 book.

Bleaching events have damaged two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef

There's a lot of bad news in the world today, but for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, the news has gone from bad to worse. Heartbroken scientists are now saying that the GBR is in a "terminal stage."

Arctic Ocean becoming more like Atlantic Ocean

Research shows that the Arctic Ocean is undergoing an astonishingly rapid change as global warming overwhelms the region, causing an "Atlantification" of the pole's waters and loss of sea ice.

Manhattan-sized iceberg shears off Antarctica glacier

An iceberg the size of Manhattan has sheared off the rapidly melting Pine Island glacier on the West coast of Antarctica, and from the looks of things, there will be more to come says NASA.

Prince Charles produces book on climate change

London - Prince Charles, heir to the British crown and head of the Commonwealth, has co-written a book for children and adults on climate change. The book is part of the revamped Ladybird series.
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Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond, this year, villagers in Teenpiple, Nepal have received a good harvest of corn
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A pic of the Pocono Mts. Off from my deck
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November 2013 Selected Climate Anomalies and Events Map
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File photo: Downtown Minneapolis from one of the skyways during what turned out to be one of the nastiest blizzards in over a decade.
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Protesters hold Marshall Island flag.
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A bird flies as sun is partially eclipsed in Sidon, southern Lebanon
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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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