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Climate Change Moves the Doomsday Clock

Climate Change Moves the Doomsday Clock

The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one of the big reasons is the failure to reduce greenhouse emissions even in the face of climate change. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists maintains the clock and resets the hands every … Read More

Hot, Unfriendly Skies Could Alter Flights

Hot, Unfriendly Skies Could Alter Flights

You know those tube socks your grandmother air mails you on your birthday every year? Well, they could become another casualty of global warming. Or at least arrive a few days late. Hot weather is likely to increase the number of days with weight restrictions on cargo planes and even airliners, delaying gifts, air travel and slicing into airlines’… Read More

U.S. at Brink of Turning Point in Energy

U.S. at Brink of Turning Point in Energy

2014 set the scene for a major turning point in energy in 2015. We’ll see how those free-falling oil prices affect how people drive and if that, in turn, will stunt use of public transportation and development of vehicles running on alternative fuels.… 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

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

Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

Soggy times are coming for cities along both U.S. coasts and they’ll be here much quicker than previously thought. By mid-century, sea level rise is set to make floods a monthly occurrence in more than two dozen cities, and in some of those cities, it could become a daily occurrence by the 2070s. The watery findings come from a new study published… Read More

CO2 Takes Just 10 Years to Reach Planet’s Peak Heat

CO2 Takes Just 10 Years to Reach Planet’s Peak Heat

In a study that could have big ramifications on estimating the impacts, costs and benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, new research shows that CO2 brings peak heat within a decade of being emitted, with the effects then lingering 100 years or more into the future. The research, published Wednesday in Geophysical Research Letters, provide… Read More

Pipeline Crunch Could Keep Northeast’s Heating Bills High

Pipeline Crunch Could Keep Northeast’s Heating Bills High

For New Yorkers and Bostonians, a cozy warm home heated using natural gas will probably mean paying much higher heating bills than nearly everyone else in the U.S.… Read More