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Ocean Warming is Making Floods Worse, Study Finds

Ocean Warming is Making Floods Worse, Study Finds

Floodwaters that washed icy brine into streets and homes along the eastern seaboard during Saturday’s blizzard reached heights in some places not experienced since Hurricane Sandy. “I just hope it isn’t a sign of things to come,” Pam Bross told a local newspaper as she mopped up the market she operates on a New Jersey street not normally reached by… Read More

Study: Deep Ocean Waters Trapping Vast Store of Heat

Study: Deep Ocean Waters Trapping Vast Store of Heat

A new generation of scientific instruments has begun scouring ocean depths for temperature data, and the evidence being pinged back via satellite warns that the consequences of fossil fuel burning and deforestation are accumulating far below the planet’s surface. More than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas pollution since … Read More

Here’s How Software Could Save Salt Marshes

Here’s How Software Could Save Salt Marshes

It’s a mild and sunny summer day on the tidal salt marshes at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, which sits across Little Narragansett bay from Stonington, Conn. Walking through a wide, dry stretch of marsh, Chris Elphick, a conservation biologist at the University of Connecticut, focuses a spotting scope on a group of little brown birds hidden … Read More

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

At Climate Central, we love climate research (but really, who doesn’t?). We cover it relentlessly and a lot of findings have come through our inboxes this year. All those studies are crucial to shaping both what we know about the world we currently live in as well as what we’re in store for in the future depending on how we respond to climate … Read More

The 8 Biggest Climate Storylines of the Year

The 8 Biggest Climate Storylines of the Year

We’re coming to the end of arguably the most influential year ever when it comes to climate change. The agreements struck at the Paris climate talks gave the world hope that nations could finally get their acts together to cut carbon emissions and with them, the risks climate change poses. And talk about a good timing. On top of being the hottest … Read More

With CO2 Boost, Marshes Can Rise to Meet Flood Risks

With CO2 Boost, Marshes Can Rise to Meet Flood Risks

New research suggests that rising levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could help communities of marsh plants grow quickly enough to keep up with changes that would otherwise inundate them. “The fertilization effect from increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere definitely enhances marsh-plant biomass functioning,” said Kather… Read More

World Unites, Delivers Hopeful Climate Deal

World Unites, Delivers Hopeful Climate Deal

After decades of failures to cooperate to slow the release of climate pollution, the Paris Agreement is a global framework crafted to transition away from fossil fuel-based economies toward cleaner energy supplies, and to protect the forests and other ecosystems that help keep the planet cool.… Read More

Once Ignored, 1.5°C Climate Goal Gains Momentum

Once Ignored, 1.5°C Climate Goal Gains Momentum

Delegates from the U.S., Canada, China and the European Union have all expressed support in Paris for including a 1.5°C goal in what could be an historic new climate pact, the Guardian reported. Fossil fuel burning and other industrial activities have already raised global temperatures by an average of 1°C since the 1800s, pushing sea levels up mo… Read More

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