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Deadly Heat Could Be Norm By 2100: How Societies Adapt To Killer Temperatures

Dangerous heat waves could affect up to three-fourths of the world's population in the future. Heat-related deaths and illness could also become common. How can societies adapt to potentially deadly temperatures?

Earth/Environment June 21, 2017

Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Are The Latest Victim Of Climate Change

Global warming is starting to affect the livelihood of millions of coffee farmers in Ethiopia. Data shows that the country could end up losing as much as 60 percent of its coffee growing regions if climate conditions don't improve soon.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2017

Scorching Earth: Killer Heat Waves Are Occurring More Frequently, Study Shows

Deadly heat waves, while already killing people around the world, are set to become worse in the face of climate change. The findings of a new study paints a grim picture of fatalities from extreme heat.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2017

NOAA Says 3-Year Global Coral Bleaching Event Is Ending, But It's Too Early To Celebrate

A massive bleaching event that damaged coral reefs across the globe now appears to be easing after three deadly years, NOAA revealed. However, an expert warns it's still too early to celebrate.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2017

Can Scientists Predict Volcanic Eruptions? Volcanic Crystals Offer New View Of Magma

Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Scientists Report Massive Melt Occurred In Antarctica Affecting An Area Larger Than Texas

Scientists report that a massive melt event in Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf affected an area larger than Texas. Researchers warn that unless climate change is addressed, it could lead to the end of the ice shelves.

Earth/Environment June 16, 2017

Where Did These Turquoise Swirls In The Black Sea Come From?

Bosphorus Strait, dividing Europe and Asia in Turkish city Istanbul, has suddenly become home to milky turqoise swirls. Scientists say there's no need to worry, as it's the byproduct of phytoplankton bloom.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Building 428 New Hydroelectric Dams May Cause Major Damage In Brazilian Amazon

An extensive dam construction project in the Amazon river basin may threaten to damage the river’s biodiversity and disrupt regional climate, a team of scientists warned. The dam project includes building 428 new hydroelectric dams in the region.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Can Plastic Made From Sugar And Carbon Dioxide Replace The Ones Made From Toxic Materials?

Scientists discovered a way to create plastic from carbon dioxide and sugar, which they claimed was biodegradable. Normal plastic production processes involve BPA and phosgene use, both of which are toxic substances.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: It's Fast Approaching, And Here's How You Can Experience It

A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21. Learn more about this rather mysterious natural phenomenon and the simulator called the Eclipse Megamovie Project.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2017

Researchers Map Hotspots Of Alien Plant And Animal Species

A research was conducted to determine the hotspots of the alien plants and animals in the world. The study revealed that the Hawaiian Islands had the greatest number of alien plants and animals, followed by New Zealand.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2017

EPA Pushes Back Implementation Of Obama-Era Air Quality Rules For A Year

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt wrote to state governors about the agency’s latest decision to delay the implementation of Obama-era air quality regulations.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2017

Polar Bears Are Facing New Challenge Caused By Global Warming

Global warming may be forcing polar bears to continuously move eastward to counter the westward drift of ice. A study revealed that adult female polar bears spend almost four times more energy each year to make this journey.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2017

Exxon Misled Investors On Climate Change: NY Prosecutor

A New York prosecutor believes Exxon Mobil misled its investors on the matter of climate change and related regulations. Exxon calls the claim inaccurate, irresponsible, and politically motivated.

Earth/Environment June 4, 2017

UNESCO Wants Australia To Act Urgently To Save Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO urged the Australian government to beef up efforts save the Great Barrier Reef from complete damage. The reef's coral underwent several mass bleaching events and are in danger of becoming extinct.

Earth/Environment June 4, 2017

Oceanfloor Craters Hint Of Potential Arctic Methane Explosions In The Future

Hundreds of craters caused by methane explosions were discovered underneath Barents sea. Further research finds evidence that the violent explosions could happen again in the future.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2017

Tim Cook, Elon Musk, And Other CEOs Urge Trump Not To Leave The Paris Cimate Deal

Leaving the Paris climate deal had been one of the promises during election season for Donald Trump, and he followed through. However, CEOs like Tim Cook and Elon Musk were just two of many to try and dissuade him from leaving.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2017

Chemicals From Household Substances Adversely Affecting Green Sea Turtles

Researchers found traces of household chemicals and human medicines in the bloodstream of green turtles residing in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. These tests were carried out as a part of the 'Rivers to Reef to Turtles' project.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2017

America First, Lost Jobs, And Empowering Other Polluters: Here's Trump's Argument For Backing Out Of Paris Climate Deal

On Thursday, President Donald Trump has announced that the United States would back out of the Paris climate change agreement. Here's his argument for the exit, so far his strongest assertion of his 'America first' policy.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2017

Elon Musk Leaves Trump Advisory Council As US Backs Out Of Paris Climate Deal

President Donald Trump has officially announced that the country will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Elon Musk and Bob Iger have also announced their decisions to leave the president’s advisory council.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2017

Larsen C Ice Shelf May Soon Break And Produce One Of The Largest Icebergs Ever Recorded: Here's Why

The Larsen C Ice Shelf is on the verge of a split, which could create one of the largest icebergs in history. Here's what that means and how it could affect the planet.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2017

Cities Will Be Hardest Hit By Global Warming Due To 'Urban Heat Island' Effect

A new study suggested that the 'urban heat island' effect can double the economic cost of a city. The 'heat island' effect takes place when heat trapping substances replace a natural surface.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef Isn't Alone: Scientists Warn That US Coral Reefs Could Be Gone Within A Few Decades

The Great Barrier Reef isn't the only one in danger. Seventy percent of the world's reefs have been affected by global warming and more could follow.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2017

Faceless Fish Missing Since 1873 Found In Deep Waters Of Australia

Scientists on a month-long research voyage surveying the abyss of Australia have rediscovered a faceless fish that was last seen more than 100 years ago. The creature was found at a depth of 4,000 meters.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2017

Is The Great Barrier Reef Dead? Experts Warn It Can No Longer Be Saved In Its Current Form

Experts have said that the Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved in its present form because of the extent of climate change. What are the recommendations for the World Heritage Site?

Earth/Environment May 30, 2017

Bogoslof Volcano In Alaska Erupts Again: Ash Clouds Expected To Disrupt Flights

Bogoslof Volcano, in the Aleutian Islands, erupted yet again on May 28, causing a plume of smoke and ash to spread almost 35,000 feet in the air. This may result in flights in the area getting disrupted.

Earth/Environment May 29, 2017

This Is What Happens If US Withdraws Pledge In Climate Deal

President Donald Trump will soon decide whether the United States will back out from the climate change agreement and experts are concerned. How will the environment fare without America’s pledge?

Earth/Environment May 28, 2017

NASA Study Of Greenland’s Rink Glacier Reveals New Type Of Ice Loss

NASA has discovered a new mode of ice loss that was previously undetected despite its huge impact on Rink Glacier. The gigantic wave dented the bedrock underneath the ice sheet.

Earth/Environment May 26, 2017

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault Gets Fitting Upgrade After Flooding Event

No seeds were compromised when the Svalbard Global Seed Vault became flooded by permafrost melt recently. But Norwegian government officials are not taking any chances and are upgrading the "doomsday" vault facility amid climate change.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2017

Norway Boosts Defense Of Arctic 'Doomsday' Vault Against Climate Change: Here's How

The world’s backup seed vault experienced water intrusion due to melted permafrost. The Norwegian government is now placing extra precautions to ensure the safety of the vault’s contents.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2017

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault, Meant To Protect Against Disasters, Gets Flooded After Permafrost Melts

The Svalbard global seed vault has met its match in global warming. Arctic permafrost was thawed and flooded the vault after a series of heat waves.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2017

Antarctica Is Turning Green, And We Have Climate Change To Thank For It

Researchers find a growing number of moss banks in Antarctica as the planet continues to experience rapid warming. The large-scale greening will continue as an effect of climate change.

Earth/Environment May 19, 2017

Majority Of Salmon And Trout In California At Risk Of Extinction In The Next 100 Years

Scientists estimated that 23 species of salmon and trout found in California would become extinct in the next 100 years. They suggested that climate change, agriculture, and dams were the main cause behind the declining numbers of fish.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2017

Climate Change Is Causing US Tree Population To Shift: Study

A new study was conducted to determine how the eastern American tree population has shifted in the last three decades. Scientists discovered that most trees moved westward and not in the predicted northern direction.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2017

The World Just Had Its 2nd Warmest April In 137 Years

April 2017 emerged as the second warmest April on record or in 137 years. Find out more about the details on record-setting global temperatures recently and what role global warming plays in these extremes.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2017

Trash Isn't Just A Problem For Henderson Island, It's Everywhere

Henderson Island isn't alone in its ocean trash problems - there are many remote locations that have been turned into dumping grounds for waste. Here are just a few.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2017

Garbage Island: Deserted South Pacific Island Littered With More Than 37 Million Plastic Pieces

A study revealed that the world's remotest spot has the highest density of plastic. The Henderson Island in the South Pacific is littered with over 37 million plastic pieces.

Earth/Environment May 16, 2017

Campi Flegrei Volcano Approaching A Critical Stage: Closer To An Eruption?

A new study indicated that the Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may erupt sooner than expected. The eruption could occur due to massive energy build-up in the volcano for the past few decades.

Earth/Environment May 16, 2017

What If All Ice On Earth Melted? Here’s A Chilling Image Of That Future

This map of North America shows what the continent would look like if the entire world’s ice were to disappear because of global warming. Glaciers worldwide are melting at a fast pace, shaping a completely different landscape for future generations.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2017

Rare ‘Dragon Skin’ Spotted In Antarctica: Why Does This Kind Of Sea Ice Occur?

An expedition to the Ross Sea polynyas, in West Antarctica, stumbled upon peculiar ice formations that resemble dragon scales. Find out what causes the strange phenomenon spotted at Terra Nova Bay and how it impacts local and global oceanography.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2017

Look Up: Skywatchers Await The ‘Flower Moon’ In Its Full Regal Bloom

Skywatchers are treated on May 10, Wednesday, with the May full moon, also known as the 'Flower Moon.' Learn about the origins and history of the Flower Moon and skywatching in the East Coast at this time.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2017

Charles Darwin Is Right: 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits In Australia Show Life Emerged On Land

The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2017

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