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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions: FAO

Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates the direct cost to producers of food that goes to waste is currently $750 billion annually, a figure that excludes wasted fish and seafood. But the FAO says the waste not only causes huge economic losses but is also doing very significant damage to natural resources – climate, water, land and b… Read More

Worsening Water Scarcity to Affect 2 Billion Globally

Worsening Water Scarcity to Affect 2 Billion Globally

Water scarcity is a fact of life in many parts of the world, particularly in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. A new study says the situation could get a lot worse, with climate change resulting in less rain and more evaporation in many areas. The study, led by researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact and Research and appearing i… Read More

Massive Flooding, Hot & Wet Summer, Melting Arctic Ice

Massive Flooding, Hot & Wet Summer, Melting Arctic Ice

Epic flooding caught on camera, extreme heat, melting Arctic ice and fracking wrap up the week in photos, and a busy plate for climate in the news.… Read More

Epic Flooding Deals Colorado Drought Crippling Blow

Epic Flooding Deals Colorado Drought Crippling Blow

All it took was a 1,000-year flood to knock out — or at least significantly dampen — the drought that has been ravaging much of Colorado for at least a year and half. The Sept. 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, released Thursday, shows that nearly all of north-central Colorado is drought free, and the drought is greatly reduced in much of the rest of the … Read More

Warm and Wet Are the Buzzwords for the Summer of 2013

Warm and Wet Are the Buzzwords for the Summer of 2013

After the scorching summers of 2011 and 2012, this year might have felt cool and even downright chilly for some parts of the U.S. But in terms of the record books, this summer’s temperatures still came in above average for the country according to a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Rainy weather in the … Read More

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered, Scientists Say

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered, Scientists Say

Arctic sea ice extent has reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35-year satellite record. This year’s melt represents a significant gain in sea ice extent from last year, when the ice cover plummeted to a record low, but scientists cautioned that long-term trends are what is most important, with most projections st… Read More

The Globe’s More Than 28-Year Warm Streak Continues

The Globe’s More Than 28-Year Warm Streak Continues

While global land temperatures ranked as the 11th warmest on record during August, ocean temperatures tied with several other years, including 1998 and 2005, for the warmest level on record for the month. The tropical oceans were relatively cool during August, according to NOAA data, but outside of the tropics and in both the northern and southern … Read More

Arresting First Responder Images of Colorado Flooding

Arresting First Responder Images of Colorado Flooding

After receiving nearly a year's worth of rain in just one week, portions of Colorado are suffering from devastating flooding. In the hardest-hit areas of Colorado's Front Range, including the city of Boulder, the National Guard has been airlifting people who have been cut off from surrounding communities by raging floodwaters.… Read More