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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

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

Dead Zones May Pose Further Threat To World’s Coral Reefs

Hypoxia in oceans, or low oxygen levels, can create large dead zones that snuff out marine life and threaten coral reefs worldwide. Learn how dead zones affect coral reefs worldwide, even in tropical regions.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2017

Climate Change Trend Continues In 2017 After Record Breaking 2016

World Meteorological Organization has shared a report stating that the weather insecurities noticed in 2016 may continue in 2017 as well. 2016 saw many extreme weather conditions, including the El Nino and life-taking droughts worldwide.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2017

Climate Change Caused Mammal Dwarfing: Would Humans Shrink As Well?

A recent study has found that due to global warming or climate change, mammals shrank in size some 50 million years ago. The research further stated that even humans have the risk shruning due to climate change.

Earth/Environment March 19, 2017

Proteins Protecting Water Bears From Dehydration May Hold Key To Drought-Tolerant Plants

Researchers have found how water bears can survive desiccation. Proteins that produce the bioglass protecting water bears from dehydration may lead to the development of crops that can withstand drought.

Animals March 18, 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

Cooler Ocean Needed To Save Great Barrier Reef From Coral Bleaching

Cooler ocean is needed to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, says a new study. Other measures to protect the coral reefs can only do so much, but ultimately, the need is even more urgent for a global action to address global warming.

Earth/Environment March 17, 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

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

Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Previously Believed, Scientists Suggest

A new study reveals that ocean temperatures are rising at a faster pace than scientists previously anticipated. The research compared oceanic temperature data between 1960 and 2015 with the help of the latest technologies.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2017

Half Of World's Coral Reefs Lost In 3 Decades, 90 Percent Expected To Die By 2050

Scientist are scrambling to protect the remaining healthy coral reefs globally from bleaching. They have predicted that by 2050, 90 percent of the world’s coral reefs will be dead, leading to heavy damage in the aquatic ecosystem.

Earth/Environment March 13, 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

Australia Great Barrier Reef Experiencing Second Year Of Massive Coral Bleaching, Many Species Will Struggle To Recover

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is reeling from yet another wave of coral bleaching, the second one in two years. Scientists speculate that many corals and organisms will perish in this.

Earth/Environment March 10, 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

Greenhouse Gas From Your Bread? Study Looks At Impact Of Breakfast Loaf On Environment

Greenhouse gas from your bread? A study looks at the environmental impact of your breakfast loaf with a warning: The loaf bread on your table is global warming in a pack.

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

25 Million UK Homes Should Be Insulated By 2050 To Reduce Carbon Emissions

One home every minute must be insulated in the United Kingdom to decrease the country's carbon emissions, a new report suggests. However, experts say achieving this standard by 2050 might prove difficult.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Global Warming Linked To 50 Percent Drop In Colorado River Flow By 2100

The flow of Colorado River, the source for water to some 40 million people, is expected to drop to as much as 50 percent by 2100 due to rising temperatures in the basin.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Why Have Earth's Oceans Lost 2 Percent Of Their Oxygen?

Past studies have shown that the world's oceans continue to lose their oxygen concentration over time. Now, a new report successfully quantifies the extent to which oceans are losing their oxygen levels.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2017

Crack In Antarctica’s Ice Shelf Larsen C Heading To Full Split

The fast growing giant crack in the Larsen C Ice shelf of Antarctica is threatening big changes in the landscape. The resulting iceberg may be massive and will be about the size of half of Lebanon.

Earth/Environment February 9, 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

Thanks To Al Gore, Climate Change Summit Is Back On Track

Former vice president Al Gore has stepped in to host his own climate change conference in Atlanta next month. The news comes days after the CDC canceled its own summit in the lead-up to the recent change in White House administrations.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

Forests ‘Held Their Breath’ During Global Warming Pause

A new study has found that forests around the world, widely deemed the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent episode of a so-called climate change hiatus. These ecosystems were shown to have been a strong carbon sink from 1998 to 2012.

Earth/Environment January 25, 2017

CDC Postpones Climate Change Conference: Is Trump Administration To Blame?

CDC postponed climate change conference, where stakeholders and experts are expected to speak and find solutions to the main threats of global warming. Some voices indirectly accused President Donald Trump.

Earth/Environment January 25, 2017

Ancient Warming Hints At Major Sea Level Rise Ahead

A new study raised worry over finding that the last time ocean temperatures were this warm, or 125,000 years ago, sea levels were up to 30 feet higher than they currently are.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2017

As Grimly Predicted, 2016 Emerges As The Hottest Year Yet

Scientists from NASA and the NOAA have reported that 2016 is the hottest year on Earth since record keeping started in 1880. It is the third consecutive year setting a new record for average global temperatures.

Earth/Environment January 19, 2017

UK Scientists Urge British PM: Push Trump To Act On Climate Change

In a letter to UK prime minister Theresa May, top UK researchers have warned that the incoming Trump administration may hamper the world-class climate research now being performed in the United States.

Earth/Environment January 16, 2017

Passive Climate Change Action May Drive Polar Bears To Extinction

Passive climate change action may cause the extinction of polar bears. Although a "recovery" plan was presented, it was focused on short-term survival that still does not address the long-term fate of the species.

Animals January 11, 2017

Methane Doesn’t Last Long In The Atmosphere But Causes Sea-Level Rise For Centuries

Sea levels are on the rise and researchers have found that short-lived compounds in the atmosphere like methane have a hand in influencing the event for centuries.

Earth/Environment January 10, 2017

Warmer Waters Mean More Killer Shellfish Toxins: Study

A new study links warmer ocean to increased and potentially more dangerous levels of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin found in shellfish and other marine creatures that can spell illness and even death.

Earth/Environment January 10, 2017

Iceberg The Size Of Delaware Set To Break Off From Antarctica, Potentially Affects Global Sea Levels

A long-running rift in Larsen C ice shelf suddenly grew in December, becoming almost as huge as Delaware and now poised to break off from Antarctica anytime soon.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2017

Species Rapidly Evolving In Response To Human Urbanization: Study

Human activities and hectic urbanization are impacting the evolution of many species. A study by researchers from the University of Washington examined phenotype changes across several species and has called for conservation efforts to handle such changes.

Earth/Environment January 6, 2017

Forget About Global Warming Pause: Oceans Are Steadily Warming, Scientists Warn

A new study that revisits NOAA dataset of global temperatures shows that a climate change hiatus hasn't really happened: the oceans have been warming steadily without a pronounced slowdown.

Earth/Environment January 5, 2017

Wisconsin DNR Removes References To Climate Change From Website

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has removed all references to climate change as manmade from its website. The DNR believes the exact causes for such an event are still being debated and researched in academic circles.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2016

Solar Geoengineering Aerosol May Be Able To Cool Earth, Fix Ozone Layer: Harvard Study

To control the faster warming of Earth, merely reducing greenhouse gases will not work. One more way is stratospheric cooling by using light-reflecting aerosols, according to a new study by Harvard researchers who are offering a risk-free aerosol application that will not hurt the ozone layer.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2016

Why Scientists Are Trying To Save US Federal Climate Data Before Trump Assumes Office

With Donald Trump set to take office in January, scientists are now scrambling to save U.S. climate data on independent servers. Many believe that these crucial data could be lost under the Trump administration if not preserved immediately.

Earth/Environment December 14, 2016

Bill Gates Leads $1 Billion Green Energy Fund To Combat Climate Change: Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos Join The Initiative

Bill Gates and some of the world's richest individuals teamed up to pledge a $1 billion investment fund as part of an initiative called Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The fund aims to help advance clean energy production to counter climate change.

Business Tech December 13, 2016

Santa's Reindeer Now Smaller And Weaker Because Of Climate Change

The weight of reindeer has dropped by 12 percent because of climate change. How do warmer temperatures influence the growth and size of the animals popularly portrayed pulling Santa Claus' sleigh?

Animals December 13, 2016

Lake Buried In Ice Indicates Impact Of Climate Change On East Antarctica

A lake of freshwater was found underneath the Roi Baudouin ice shelf in East Antarctica showing that climate change has impacted the region. What are the dangers posed by englacial lakes?

Earth/Environment December 13, 2016

Bedrock Evidence Shows Greenland Was Almost Ice-Free Before And It Could Happen Again

A new study has revealed that stability of the Greenland ice sheet cannot be taken for granted as bedrock evidence proves that it disappeared completely for an extended time in the last 2.6 million years. If the ice sheet melts faster under the impact of warming ocean, levels will rise drastically.

Earth/Environment December 9, 2016

Weather Channel Slams Breitbart News For Using Videos To 'Mislead Americans' About Climate Change

The Weather Channel calls out conservative website Breitbart News for using its own content to build a 'misleading case' about global warming. The company cited a weather.com video that Breitbart featured in a Nov. 30 article.

Earth/Environment December 7, 2016

Climate Change Could Triple Extreme Rainfall Risks Across US, New Study Says

The United States could experience more frequent and more powerful downpours in the next few decades because of climate change. Researchers predict that the country could see a 400-percent increase in extreme rainfall risks by the end of the century.

Earth/Environment December 6, 2016

Log Books From Early Antarctic Expedition Show Antarctic Sea Ice Hasn’t Changed Much In Size In 100 Years

New research suggests that the variations of the Antarctic sea ice are part of a natural pattern. The study shows that the change in the sea ice could be due to natural causes, and not influenced by climate change.

Earth/Environment November 26, 2016

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