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Ocean Clams, Worms Release As Much Planet-Warming Greenhouse Gas As 20,000 Dairy Cows

Ocean critters produce the highly potent greenhouses gases methane and nitrous oxide. A study finds that clams and worms are behind about 10 percent of methane emissions from the Baltic Sea.

Earth/Environment October 16, 2017

Massive Giant Hole Larger Than The Netherlands Cracks Open In Antarctica

Scientists are investigating how a polynya in Antarctica's Weddell Sea formed again after disappearing for 40 years. Is climate change responsible for the formation of this massive hole?

Earth/Environment October 12, 2017

Climate Change: Carbon Emissions From Soil May Intensify Global Warming

Warmer soils release more carbon that can contribute to increase in temperatures. Scientists said that the addition of soil carbon into the atmosphere may accelerate the global warming process.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2017

Methane From Livestock: Scientists Underestimated Impact Of Cow Fart On Climate Change

Methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, is produced by cows and other livestock. A study finds that the impact of methane emissions from animals on global warming may have been underestimated.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2017

Plastic Pollution Reaches Remote Areas Of Arctic Ocean Because Of Melting Sea Ice

The melting sea ice likely brought about by climate change now allows plastic pollution to reach remote areas of the Arctic Ocean. Here's what could possibly happen as a result.

Earth/Environment September 27, 2017

Coffee Could Become Less Available, More Expensive Because Of Climate Change

Coffee production may decline because of global warming. Climate change is predicted to drive out species of coffee-pollinating bees and reduce coffee-growing areas in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Earth/Environment September 13, 2017

Climate Change Threatens One Third Of All Parasites: Why This Is Bad

A third of all parasite species could be wiped out by the year 2070, according to researchers. Losing a significant amount of the species could spell bad news for the ecosystem.

Animals September 10, 2017

Ancient Volcanic Eruptions In Antarctica Sparked Rapid Climate Change At The End Of Ice Age

The ancient eruptions of the stratovolcano Mount Takahe released high levels of chlorine and fluorine. How did these likely trigger the sudden and widespread climate change that occurred at the end of the ice age?

Earth/Environment September 5, 2017

Earth Is Heating Up: NOAA Says 2016 Hottest Year On Record For Planet

The NOAA international report showed that 2016 is the hottest year over the past decades. Learn what other climate threats have been observed for 2016.

Earth/Environment August 11, 2017

Giant Iceberg That Broke Off From Larsen C Ice Shelf In Antarctica Fuels Climate Change Debate

Delaware-sized iceberg finally parts from Larsen C, but experts are divided over the cause of calving. Some scientists claim climate change is not the cause.

Earth/Environment July 14, 2017

France Mulls Ban Of All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040

The ban of petrol and diesel vehicles in France could be happening by 2040. The move recently announced is part of the country's plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate change agreement.

Car Tech July 7, 2017

Climate Change Study Dampens Hope That Carbon Emissions Will Not Drive Global Temperature To Dangerous Level

Global warming at its current level is already blamed for the spread of diseases, war, and ecological changes. A new climate change study suggests that global temperature may even increase by up to 6 degrees, far more than previously estimated.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

Why Did UNESCO Decide Against ‘In Danger’ Status For Great Barrier Reef?

UNESCO has voted leaving the Great Barrier Reef off its 'in danger' list despite its recent destruction from mass coral bleaching. Who wins and loses in this decision on the embattled world heritage site?

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Is Now Ready To Break Off Antarctica

Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf could see a massive part of it breaking off in the coming days. Learn what scientists know so far about the Delaware-sized iceberg that's heading its own way.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2017

For Stephen Hawking, Trump’s Climate Stance Could Push Earth Over The Brink

Stephen Hawking has warned that Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the landmark Paris climate change agreement could result in irreversible climate change. Learn more from the scientist's exclusive interview with BBC.

Earth/Environment July 3, 2017

Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Of Ice-Free Antarctica: Study

As the Antarctic continues to thaw, its ice-free zones continue to grow. A new research shows what could happen to Antarctica’s biodiversity should the melting trend endure.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Which U.S. States Will Be Most Affected By Climate Change?

How hard will your state be hit by climate change? A new study argues that those in the South will have things much harder than their northern counterparts.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break Could Occur Within "Hours, Days, or Weeks"

The Larsen C ice shelf is closer than ever to splintering. When it does, it could form one of the largest icebergs ever.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2017

Brain-Invading Parasite That Can Cause Meningitis Now In Florida, Thanks To Climate Change

The rat lungworm parasite that can cause potentially deadly meningitis has been found in Florida. Here are the five counties where researchers detected the presence of the parasite in snails and rats.

Public Health June 29, 2017

Jelly-Like Tropical Sea Creatures Invade Pacific Coastal Waters

Pyrosomes, also known as sea pickles, are commonly found in tropical waters, but swarms of them started to show up off the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. What’s behind the population explosion of these strange-looking creatures?

Animals June 29, 2017

Boaty McBoatface Returns From Inaugural Mission In The Deep Ocean

The controversial submarine Boaty McBoatface has returned from its maiden voyage in the deep ocean. It comes back packed with 'unprecedented data' on one of Earth's deepest ocean regions to help scientists understand climate change better.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2017

The Ticking Clock Of Climate Change: How Long Do We Have To Address The Issue?

Climate change is a serious problem that threatens everyone, and time may be running out. A new article argues that we have about three years before we are forced to take drastic measures.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2017

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

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

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

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