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Severe drought — Once mighty Victoria Falls dries to a trickle

The worst drought in a century in south-central Africa has slowed the world's largest waterfalls - situated across the Zimbabwe and Zambia border - down to a trickle.

Twitter has a new tool to track climate science disinformation

Bot Sentinel has become a tool for those trying to fight the spread of disinformation on Twitter. The platform uses an algorithm to identify accounts it labels as "trollbots."

Oregon GOP lawmakers go into hiding to avoid vote on climate bill

Salem - Oregon’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, has dispatched state troopers to find missing Republican senators and bring them back to Salem to legislate.

Giant viruses unearthed in Arctic ice that's at risk of melting

Scientists working in the Arctic circle over the past few decades have unearthed several massive viruses that some say could be re-awakened if the permafrost that imprisons them dissolves.

Op-Ed: Climate science at center of House panel's hearing on March 29

Climate science has been pulled into the Trump Administration's topsy-turvy world of politics. It was announced today the House Science Committee will hold a hearing on March 29 that will challenge mainstream climate science conclusions.

Trump budget cuts to NOAA Satellite Division will be drastic

President Trump's proposed budget is still causing a storm of criticism. Funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expected to be cut 17 percent or even more.

Ambitious project afloat to get info on climate change in Arctic

The MOSAiC project is being billed as the single biggest Arctic expedition ever planned, with researchers hoping to gather valuable new insights into the Arctic, a region where climate is changing faster than any other place on Earth.

Trump administration orders EPA to remove climate change web page

Major news sources are reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to remove its Climate Change web page from its home on the Internet.

Fossil fuel companies under investigation for climate fraud

Vocal notice was given to Exxon Mobil and other fossil fuel companies on Tuesday that they will be held accountable for fraud and suppressing key evidence of global warming.

Ancient Atlantic algae provides part of climate change jig-saw

Aarhus - Analysis of ancient sea sediments by researchers based in Denmark demonstrates that the Sun’s impact on Earth’s climate isn’t constant over time but affects climate more when the Earth is cooler.

Atmospheric CO2 levels pass another worrying milestone

San Diego - In May 2013, atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) passed a milestone with levels recorded in excess of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time ever.

Fragrant forest pines regulate their own micro-climate

Seattle - The invigorating scent of pine assaulting the nostrils is one of the pleasures of any walk through pine forests but an international team of scientists has established there’s a lot more to pine-scented vapors than olfactory indulgence.

Volcanoes a contributory factor in global warming 'pause'

Livermore - In the climate-change debate, skeptics have made much play of the so-called “pause” in the rise in global surface temperatures over the last 15 years or so.
 

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