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Feds Opening Waters to Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Feds Opening Waters to Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

The Atlantic’s powerful bluster twirls thousands of wind turbines off the coast of Europe, sending gigawatts of renewable energy coursing into the power grid there. Currently, there is not a single wind turbine generating even a watt of electricity in American waters as oil platforms represent the only offshore energy development in the U.S. But th… Read More

Tales of Ancient Sea Rise Told for 10,000 Years

Tales of Ancient Sea Rise Told for 10,000 Years

Without using written languages, Australian tribes passed memories of life before, and during, post-glacial shoreline inundations through hundreds of generations as high-fidelity oral history. Some tribes still can still point to islands that no longer exist — and provide their original names. That’s the conclusion of linguists and a geographer, w… Read More

Moisture Shortfall, Heat Threaten Southwestern Forests

Moisture Shortfall, Heat Threaten Southwestern Forests

Pinecone-littered forests draped over tens of millions of acres of mountaintops through the American Southwest are in danger of being scorched out of existence by global warming. It’s not just rising heat that threatens to put a meteorological flamethrower to lush montane swaths of a region better known for its low-altitude cacti and desert plains… Read More

Tropical Forests Play Huge Role in Inhaling Emissions

Tropical Forests Play Huge Role in Inhaling Emissions

Tropical forests are so critical to fighting climate change that they may absorb up to one-third of all of humans’ fossil fuel emissions and may become more effective at doing so as atmospheric CO2 concentrations increase, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. … Read More

You Should Watch This Space Time-lapse Right Now

You Should Watch This Space Time-lapse Right Now

If you're a fan of epic ultra high definition time-lapse videos from space — and really who isn't — then you'll be happy to know that Christmas arrived early. The European Space Agency has stiched together more than five months of astronaut Alexander Gerst's time-lapse photography from the International Space Station and made it into a s… Read More

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Check This Map

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Check This Map

December 25th is just around the corner, and you might be dreaming of a white Christmas. Depending on where you live, your dreams might be realistic — or they might be completely farfetched. Luckily the kind folks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have created a handy map that can make or break your dreams. It shows the… Read More

NY Fracking Ban Divides Experts on Climate Impacts

NY Fracking Ban Divides Experts on Climate Impacts

New York, Quebec and New Brunswick have banned or restricted fracking mainly for public health reasons. But experts agree one of the broader ramifications of this week’s actions may be on the climate.… Read More

Persistent Warming Driving Big Arctic Changes

Persistent Warming Driving Big Arctic Changes

Not every year can be a record setter in the Arctic. But records are only one small piece of a larger puzzle that shows persistent change in the Arctic. And that change hasn’t slowed according to this year’s Arctic Report Card released at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting on Wednesday. Long-term trends in rising temperatures, spirali… Read More