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Climate Change Will Alter the Soil That Feeds Us

Climate Change Will Alter the Soil That Feeds Us

Global warming may be about to change the ground under our feet – and perhaps not in a good way. It could be about to affect one of the most important communities on the planet: the tiny microbes that make life possible for the rest of creation, according to new research by scientists in the U.S. and Spain. Cyanobacteria are almost everywhere, hav… Read More

Record Heat, How to Store CO2 and the Industry of Climate

Record Heat, How to Store CO2 and the Industry of Climate

A "drunken" weather pattern helps spawn heat waves, plus what's in the future of the climate industry.… Read More

Natural Barriers Protect Our Coasts Best, Say Researchers

Natural Barriers Protect Our Coasts Best, Say Researchers

The best thing to protect property from the sea is a sand dune – or a mangrove swamp, or a coral reef, kelp forest or sea grass meadow. Nature, which has been doing the job for three billion years, has had time to work out the surest and most enduring sea defenses, according to U.S. researchers. Katie Arkema of the Natural Capital Project at … Read More

Seventh-Warmest Start to the Year on Record

Seventh-Warmest Start to the Year on Record

Global temperatures records are in for January-June, and they indicate a globe with no intention of cooling off. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its analysis of global temperatures for the first half of the year. They show this January-June ties with 2003 as the seventh warmest on record since 1880 ...… Read More

‘Drunken’ Weather Pattern Leads to Deadly Heat

‘Drunken’ Weather Pattern Leads to Deadly Heat

The heat wave that has built across the eastern U.S. — roasting cities from Memphis to Washington to Boston in a stifling blanket of heat and humidity — has had one strange characteristic that meteorologists cannot yet explain. Rather than moving west to east, as typical weather patterns do in the Northern Hemisphere, weather systems across the cou… Read More

Record Heat in June Extends Globe’s Streak to 340 Months

Record Heat in June Extends Globe’s Streak to 340 Months

June was one of the top five warmest such months on record globally, according to data from NOAA and NASA.… Read More

Bill to Shift NOAA Resources to Weather Marches On

Bill to Shift NOAA Resources to Weather Marches On

A House bill that would mandate the nation’s top weather and climate agency shift its priorities more toward short-term weather forecasting has sped its way through the legislative process. The House Science Committee is expected to consider it in the next few weeks. The bill is aimed at changing how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric… Read More

Food Waste Offers Unforeseen Energy Benefits

Food Waste Offers Unforeseen Energy Benefits

Societies all over the planet are running out of holes in the ground in which to dump their waste, so they’re under increasing pressure to find alternative solutions. In the European Union one of the problem wastes is food — rich people buy too much in the supermarket and throw a lot away. This is a disaster for local authorities that have to find… Read More