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Hottest Year, Hybrid vs. Electric Cars and 2013 Hurricanes

Hottest Year, Hybrid vs. Electric Cars and 2013 Hurricanes

The hottest year, the hurricane forecast, which states are best for green cars and more. … Read More

Arctic’s Rapid Sea Ice Loss Threatens Wildlife

Arctic’s Rapid Sea Ice Loss Threatens Wildlife

The loss of Arctic sea ice is bad news for the Pacific walrus, and for polar bears: the walrus has further to swim to dig for clams on the sea floor, and the polar bear has less chance of catching seals. But the real problems begin at the base of the food chain. Since the end of the last century, more than two million square kilometers of sea ice … Read More

NOAA: 2012 One of Globe’s 10 Hottest on Record

NOAA: 2012 One of Globe’s 10 Hottest on Record

Last year was one of the globe’s 10 warmest years on record, with numerous milestones set that indicate that global warming is continuing, despite a plateau in the short-term trend in global average surface temperatures, according to a new climate report released on Tuesday. The report, which amounts to a 260-page checkup of the health of the clima… Read More

Australia Faces Bigger Health Risks from Climate Change

Australia Faces Bigger Health Risks from Climate Change

Australia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world. The report, part-funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and published in Science, found that climate change is already abetting diseases in wild… Read More

Climate & Conflict: Warmer World May be More Violent

Climate & Conflict: Warmer World May be More Violent

The study, published in the journal Science, concludes that climate events from heat waves to droughts and floods have strong links to violent conflicts, helping to explain patterns of crime, civil wars, and even the collapse of some ancient civilizations.… Read More

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

The impact of thinning Arctic sea ice, monsoons and heat waves, plus the future of energy and more. … Read More

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

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