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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

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

Emperor Penguins Struggling To Adapt To Climate Change: Should They Be Protected Under Endangered Species Act?

A study revealed that the survival of Emperor penguins will be at risk by 2100 if the Antarctic sea ice keeps melting at the current rate. The researchers asked that the Emperor penguins be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Animals June 9, 2017

Emperor Penguins Struggling To Adapt To Climate Change: Should They Be Protected Under Endangered Species Act?

A study revealed that the survival of Emperor penguins will be at risk by 2100 if the Antarctic sea ice keeps melting at the current rate. The researchers asked that the Emperor penguins be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Animals June 9, 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

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

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

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

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Very Close To Splitting From Antarctic Shelf: What Danger Does This Pose?

One of the biggest iceberg split is about to happen to the Larsen C ice shelf very soon. Scientists are concerned about what could happen to Antarctica afterwards.

Feature | Science 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

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

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

Survey Offers Hope For Declining Honeybee Population: What More Can Be Done To Save The Bees

The United States only saw a 30 percent decline in the bee population in 2016 but Americans can do better with helping save bee colonies. Here are ways to rescue the hardworking pollinators.

Animals May 28, 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

Climate Change Can Cause Sleep Problems: Here's How

Results of a new study show that increasing temperatures due to climate change lead to insufficient sleep. Certain members of the population are more susceptible to the warmer nights, and it could only get worse.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

These 5 Earth Science Missions Of NASA Are Getting Axed

What are NASA's planned and ongoing Earth science missions on the chopping board? The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request allots $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels.

Space 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

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

New Zealand’s Penguins Are Fast Disappearing: How Are Penguins Elsewhere In The World Doing - Or Dying?

Just like the yellow-eyed penguin of New Zealand, the already endangered African penguin is also under threat of becoming extinct. More than half of the world’s penguin species are dwindling due to global warming and man’s intrusion in their habitat.

Animals May 17, 2017

Climate May Affect Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Linked To Outdoor Temperature

Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.

Public Health May 15, 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

Airplane Passengers Could Face More Turbulence In The Future: Climate Change To Blame?

New studies revealed that future airplane rides may get bumpier due to increase in mid-air turbulence. The researchers blamed climate change as the cause for the rise in turbulence.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2017

New York Times In Hot Water Over Skeptical Climate Change Column: Who Is Bret Stephens?

Bret Stephens’s first column for The New York Times stirred vivid reactions from the publication’s readers as well as fellow journalists. Stephens was accused of climate change denial after the columnist expressed his skeptical take on global warming.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Best And Wittiest Signs At The Climate March That Got Our Attention

The climate march brought thousands of people together from all walks of life for a single cause. Here are some of the wittiest signs from Saturday’s march.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2017

EPA Removes Climate Change Data From Website On Eve Of Climate March

The EPA updated their website right before the climate march on Saturday. The move is the latest in the reshaping of the agency to match the administration’s priorities.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2017

Climate Change May Be Getting Americans To Exercise More: Here’s How

The increasingly warmer temperatures might inspire Americans to be more physically active and spend time outside. A new study finds there is a link between global warming and increased outdoor exercise as the only positive outcome of climate change.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2017

Global Warming Behind Record-Breaking Climate Events Worldwide: Here's The Evidence

Could global warming be the culprit behind extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves, and intense storms? A new study from Stanford University gives us the answer.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Lead On Climate Change, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Urges World Leaders

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders to ignore President Trump's stand on climate change. The debate about the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions is still ongoing.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Coolest Protest Signs At The March For Science

Protesters gathered at the March for Science on Earth Day this year and stood up for the importance of science in everyday life. Many of them carried funny protest signs showing witty puns and slogans, turning the event into an absolute delight.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Defending Science: Why America’s Scientists Were Marching This Weekend

The 'March for Science' rallies took place last weekend. The event, which started as a social media initiative, is a response to President Trump's budget cuts.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Crack In Larsen C Ice Shelf In Antarctica Set To Produce One Of The Largest Icebergs When It Breaks Off

The Larsen C ice shelf is seen to produce one of the biggest-ever icebergs ever recorded once it breaks off. How grim are predictions for this Antarctic ice shelf and its effects on the environment?

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Here Are Simple Ways You Can Contribute To Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year around the world. What are steps you can take to contribute to this celebration and help mitigate climate change in your own way?

Earth/Environment April 22, 2017

Apple Pledges To Make iPhones And Other Products Using Only Recycled Materials: Environmental Responsibility Report

In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple details the efforts it made so far and its goals for the future. The company pledged to make devices using only recycled materials, but has yet to figure out how to achieve this.

Apple April 21, 2017

'River Piracy' In Focus: How Climate Change Made Canadian Glacier River Disappear Within Days

A river piracy has been reported in Canada where an existing Slims River, feeding Kluane Lake, in Yukon Territory suddenly vanished and the water started flowing into another river. The reason is climate change thinning the Kaskawulsh Glacier.

Earth/Environment April 20, 2017

River Piracy: Global Warming-Driven Glacier Melting Reroutes River In Canada

Intense melting of Canada's Kaskawulsh Glacier because of climate change rerouted vast streams of meltwater. It is the first time the phenomenon known as river piracy was observed in modern times.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2017

Zoo Euthanizes Polar Bear Diagnosed With Terminal Kidney Failure

Rizzo, the 19-year-old polar bear at Hogle Zoo in Utah was diagnosed with renal failure, a condition common in older polar bears. Zoo officials eventually have to make the difficult decision to euthanize the animal.

Animals April 9, 2017

Most Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real And Happening: US Lawmaker

A vast majority of Americans believe that climate change is real despite the Trump administration’s skepticism. This was revealed by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during his lecture “Time to Wake Up” at Congress with a varied opinion on the role of humans.

Earth/Environment April 9, 2017

Brain-Invading Parasite May Have Spread Due To Climate Change And Globalization

Rat lungworm was first detected in Taiwan in 1944 and has since spread to other parts of the world including the United States. How does globalization and climate change help spread the parasite?

Public Health April 8, 2017

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