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Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate

Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate

Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says. The study, by an international research team from the UK, Canada, Australia and France, is the first to quantify future losses in deep-sea marine life, using advanced climate models. The researchers say their re… Read More

Six Degrees: Emissions, Explosions, Fires & More

Six Degrees: Emissions, Explosions, Fires & More

Six photos show the top climate news from this week around the globe. … Read More

Study Sheds Light on Effects of Clouds on Warming

Study Sheds Light on Effects of Clouds on Warming

Australian and French scientists believe they have cracked one of the great puzzles of climate change and arrived at a more accurate prediction of future temperatures. The news is not good, according to Steven Sherwood of Australia’s Centre for Excellence for Climate System Science at the University of New South Wales. If carbon emissions are not … Read More

California Drought Expands, Fueling Heat and Fire

California Drought Expands, Fueling Heat and Fire

California is coming off it’s driest year on record, and the drought looks to be getting worse according to numbers released on Thursday. Amid the rising drought woes, a wildfire has exploded outside of Los Angeles while record temperatures have spread across a large portion of the state. A new update to the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that severe … Read More

D.C. Methane Leaks Threaten Explosions, Climate

D.C. Methane Leaks Threaten Explosions, Climate

Nearly 5,900 methane and other gas leaks have been found in ageing natural gas pipelines in Washington, D.C., where some manholes were found to have methane levels 10 times the threshold for an explosion — concentrations as high as 500,000 parts per million (ppm) of natural gas.… Read More

U.S. Precipitation Extremes Highlights of Quieter 2013

U.S. Precipitation Extremes Highlights of Quieter 2013

Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric released the official climate numbers for U.S. in 2013. Unlike 2012, which was the hottest year on record and spawned extreme events across the country, last year was only on the slightly warmer and wetter side of history. Instead, was a country divided by a lack of rainfall in the West and extreme weather… Read More

Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup in Arctic Air

Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup in Arctic Air

Changes in sea ice could be responsible for shifting mercury and ozone levels in the Arctic's atmosphere.… Read More

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increased in 2013

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increased in 2013

2013 energy-related CO2 emissions in the U.S. are expected to have increased 2 percent last year over 2012 emissions once all the data for the year are tallied, while emissions may increase slightly — 0.7 percent — in 2014.… Read More