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Scientists: Halve World's Carbon Dioxide Emissions Each Decade Starting 2020 To Combat Warming

Oslo scientists are pushing for a 'carbon law' policy to cut by half the world's carbon dioxide emissions for every decade starting 2020 in order to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement.

Earth/Environment

German Scientists Test 'World's Largest Artificial Sun,' Hoping To Make Hydrogen And Climate-Friendly Fuel

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center flipped the switch on the 'world's largest artificial sun,' called the 'Synlight' experiment. Synlight heralds a new era of experiments to produce climate-friendly fuel.

Energy March 23, 2017

WMO 2016 Report: These Extreme Climate Events Are Hitting Parts Of The Planet

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization warns that the current climate is bringing Earth into 'truly uncharted territory.' Here are the extreme climate events that hit parts of Earth in 2016.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2017

WMO 2016 Report: Current Climate Change Brings Earth Into Uncharted Territory

The new World Meteorological Organization report confirmed that Earth had the warmest temperature in 2016. The rising temperature is bringing the world into an uncharted territory with changes that come with climate change.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: What To Expect And How To Get Involved

Earth Hour 2017 is the annual campaign's 11th edition and will be held on March 25 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Here is the lineup of events as well as criticism to the yearly campaign to curb climate change.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2017

Stephen Hawking Raises Concerns Over Trump’s Environmental Policy

Reputed physicist Stephen Hawking has raised concerns over the environmental policy of President Donald Trump and called for the replacement of EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He said the effects of climate change in America need to be tackled with a serious approach.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2017

Ancient Horse Shrank To Size Of Cat Because Of Global Warming: How Climate Change Affects Plants And Animals

Arenahippus, an early horse the size of a dog, shrank to the size of a cat as a result of global warming more than 50 million years ago. How does climate change affect modern-day plants and animals?

Earth/Environment March 17, 2017

Climate Scientists Warn More ‘Airpocalypses’ For China Amid Melting Polar Ice Caps

Experts warn of more 'airpocalypses' to happen in China amid the melting of polar ice caps as climate change worsens. A study calls for more urgent actions not only for the reduction of air pollution but also of greenhouse gas emissions.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

WATCH: Stunning Footage Of Australian Coastline Colored Bright Blue By ‘Sea Sparkle’

Amazing snapshots of iridescent algae casting a blue light on the waters near Tasmanian shores took social media by storm this week. Photographer Leanne Marshall captured exquisite images near Rocky Cape National Park.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Massive Algae Bloom In Arabian Sea Linked To Climate Change, Threatens Local Ecosystems

Mexico-sized harmful algal blooms are striking the Gulf of Oman and other parts of the world at a greater rate due to climate change. How do they affect local marine ecosystems?

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Mammal Dwarfing: Animals May Shrink As Earth Heats Up

Mammals could shrink in the future under global warming, a new study warns. University of New Hampshire researcher Abigail D’Ambrosia investigates mammal dwarfing through fossilized teeth and jaw fragments.

Animals March 15, 2017

Atmospheric CO2 Hits Record Levels While UK Emissions Drop: Carbon Tax Lesson 101

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits an all-time high while the United Kingdom is experiencing its record low of their CO2 emission. The drop, according to a think tank, is attributed mainly to the carbon tax which the government is vigorously implementing.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2017

Doorway To Hell: Massive Crater Offers Glimpse Into Climate Change In Siberia

The Batagaika Crater, also known as the 'doorway to hell,' is the result of melting permafrost in Siberia. The crater offers climate scientists an opportunity to view more than 200,000 years of climate change in the region.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2017

Natural Changes In Environment To Blame For 40 Percent Of Arctic Sea Ice Loss

The melting of the arctic sea ice can be largely blamed on man-made activities such as emission of Earth-warming greenhouse gases. A new study, however, revealed that natural causes remain a significant factor to this phenomenon.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Not Just Lyme: Here Are Other Tick-Borne Disease To Watch Out For

While it remains the most commonly reported vector-borne sickness in the country, Lyme disease is not the only scourge of tick bites these days. Here's a rundown of other tick-borne diseases in the U.S. today.

Public Health March 13, 2017

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bombarded By Angry Calls After Climate Change Comment

Scott Pruitt’s CNBC interview on climate change has apparently sparked strong feelings among Americans. His main phone line at the EPA has been ringing nonstop, according to reports.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2017

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Global Warming Contributor: EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt has issued a statement that contradicts the public stance of the agency he leads. The EPA administrator does not think carbon emissions are a primary contributor to climate change.

Earth/Environment March 11, 2017

Stephen Hawking Predicts Human Destruction From Technological Advances

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has cautioned that technological strides that helped humans achieve insurmountable feats will also lead to their demise. He sees threats coming from nuclear war, biological war and advancements like artificial intelligence.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

How Trump’s Planned Cuts To Climate Science Agency Budget Can Put Your Life At Risk

A leaked White House memo reveals planned NOAA budget cuts, feared to put climate change research - and lives - at risk. Just how exactly will these U.S. environmental budget cuts affect weather satellites and related initiatives?

Earth/Environment March 5, 2017

Oil And Gas Companies No Longer Required By EPA To Report Methane Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted the order that required oil and gas companies to report the equipment they used and their level of methane emissions. The decision once again highlights EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's deep ties with fossil fuel industry leaders.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2017

Balmy Days: Antarctica Hits Record-High Temperature

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced record-high heat in Antarctica at 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded last March 24, 2015. Here are other record highs and lows in temperature amid climate change.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Find Out How Early Spring Is Arriving In Your State

New maps from the USA National Phenology Network of the USGS reveal the early arrival of spring this year in many parts of the country. What accounts for the unusual season change?

Earth/Environment March 1, 2017

Humans Have A Hand In Over 80 Percent of Wildfires In America: Study

A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Half Of Earth’s Species Could Be Extinct By 2100: Biologists

One in five species on Earth is now threatened by extinction and the number could rise to 50 percent by 2100. These are some warnings of experts attending the Biological Extinction workshop at the Vatican this week.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

On International Polar Bear Day: Are We The Last To See The Struggling Creatures?

On International Polar Bear Day, one is left to wonder: are we the last generation to witness the lovely polar bear in existence? Learn about the role of melting sea ice and climate change in threats to this animal's survival.

Animals February 28, 2017

Rapid Cooling In North Atlantic May Cause Disruptive Climate Change

A drastic cooling in many parts of the North Atlantic Ocean including the Labrador Sea may trigger drastic climate changes in the region. According to a study, the cooling of Labrador Sea is a high probability within this century.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2017

300 Climate Skeptics Urge Trump To Withdraw US From UN

Global warming initiatives may be in peril as a group of 300 climate change skeptics urge President Trump to withdraw from UN's climate change agency. It is not yet clear, however, where Trump is finally heading.

Earth/Environment February 24, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Deaths: Life Jacket Made Compulsory For Snorkelers

Recurring tourist deaths in Great Barrier Reef have led the authorities clamping new security safeguards on reef tourists. As a result, life jackets will be mandatory for reef snorkeling even as coral bleaching and coral death rates are rising.

Earth/Environment February 24, 2017

Rivers In The Sky: Atmospheric Rivers Can Wreak Widespread Calamities

Atmospheric rivers can wreak widespread calamities that will prove to be costly because of the hazards it can bring to lives and properties. More than 10 rivers are expected this winter, according to the National Weather Service.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2017

Saving Sea Ice From Global Warming: $500 Billion Geoengineering Project Is On

The $500 billion geoengineering project to save the Arctic is seen to restore the ice level of the polar region to where it was two decades ago. Beyond the massive cost, the project is feared to have adverse effects on the food chain.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2017

Pond Warming Enhances Climate Change By Driving Out Carbon Dioxide: Study

A new study has unveiled the serious threat posed by warming ponds in accentuating climate change. It says when ponds are warmed, they reduce the stored carbon dioxide and triggers huge emissions of methane gas which traps heat.

Earth/Environment February 22, 2017

Climate Change Can Supercharge Atmospheric Rivers That Bring Drought-Ending Floods In California

Climate change can influence the atmospheric rivers that brought record breaking rains in California. How does a warming world affect the intensity of the so-called rivers in the sky?

Earth/Environment February 21, 2017

How Cholera And Diarrhea Pathogens Spread Northward Because Of Climate Change

Infectious disease experts are concerned about climate change. See how this crisis could increase chances of diseases, and move them to places they may have never gone before.

Public Health February 18, 2017

Resurrecting Extinct Woolly Mammoth May Help Mitigate Climate Change: Scientists

Creating a hybrid of the woolly mammoth is possible in as little as within two years. Scientists say that resurrecting the extinct Ice Age animal can help mitigate climate change. How?

Animals February 17, 2017

From Heat Waves To Hunger: Scientists Reveal Fatal Health Risks Of Climate Change

There's no time to waste when it comes to climate change. Heat waves, disease outbreaks, and hunger could kill more people as Earth heats up, warned scientists at the recent Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta.

Earth/Environment February 17, 2017

January 2017 Emerges As Third Hottest In 137 Years: NASA

January 2017 ranked as the third hottest January since modern record-keeping began in 1880. The recent finding was based on a monthly global temperature analysis by NASA scientists.

Earth/Environment February 17, 2017

Western US Sitting Over Vast Expanse Of Molten Carbon

Western United States is sitting over a vast expanse of molten carbon that is stored beneath a depth of 200 miles. According to a study, this carbon will ultimately reach the surface and induce serious climate change issues.

Earth/Environment February 15, 2017

African Penguins In Distress: Climate Change Ups Food Crunch

A new study has said African penguins are in a climate trap and deprived of the right habitat and desired food, caused by climate changes as well as overfishing and forcing them to eat less nutritious jellyfish.

Animals February 13, 2017

Research: Wildfires May Become More Frequent And Extreme Because Of Climate Change

Wildfires can inflict severe social and economic damage. Researchers believe that these fires could become even more damaging and more frequent because of the changing climate.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2017

Fossil Record Could Aid In Conservation: Humanist Approach To Conservation Discussed By Experts

Experts in different fields believe fossils could give significant clues in the fight for wildlife conservation. Combining paleobiology with conservation biology could provide the best methods for conserving species.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2017

Arctic Temperatures Rise: Sea Ice Cover Sets Record Low For January

Arctic sea ice has set another record low for January as temperatures in the region continue to rise. A scientist says the warming event in the Arctic is a 'chicken-egg' phenomenon.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2017

NOAA May Have Manipulated Climate Change Data Ahead Of Paris Conference

Scientist John Bates claims NOAA has manipulated the 2015 climatic change data to satisfy political agenda before the Paris Conference. The report is believed to have hidden the fact that global warming paused in the period since 1998.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

This Is How The Ice Sheets Of Antarctica Formed Very Rapidly About 34 Million Years Ago

Scientists have linked two older theories to explain how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed very rapidly. The first theory focuses on climate change, while the second theory focuses on dramatic changes in ocean circulation patterns.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

After Women’s March, March For Science Planned On Earth Day

Encouraged by the viral success of the Women’s March, scientists officially announce March for Science on April 22 at the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. – the same date for Earth Day 2017.

Earth/Environment February 6, 2017

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