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Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats

Here Are 5 National Landmarks Facing Climate Threats

Some of the most treasured pieces of American history are facing imminent threats from climate change. A new report released on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists provides case studies of 25 sites threatened by climate change, particularly rising seas, increased risk of wildfires, and melting permafrost.… Read More

Climate Change Poses Growing Threat of Arctic Conflict

Climate Change Poses Growing Threat of Arctic Conflict

Climate change poses a growing security threat and could cause conflict in the Arctic, a group of retired American generals and admirals said on Tuesday. In a new report, the former military officers said the Pentagon had been caught out by the rapid changes under way in the Arctic because of the melting of the sea ice. “Things are accelerating … Read More

Great Barriers: Reefs First Line of Coastal Defense

Great Barriers: Reefs First Line of Coastal Defense

A new study quantifies what many surfers already know: coral reefs help defuse incoming waves and create huge breaks. While that helps determine where to hang ten, it also hints at something much more important: reefs are a first line of defense for coastal communities when it comes to storm surge protection and that in many cases, they are much m… Read More

Climate Change Making Food Crops Less Nutritious

Climate Change Making Food Crops Less Nutritious

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are set to make the world's staple food crops less nutritious, according to new scientific research, worsening the serious ill health already suffered by billions of malnourished people. The surprise consequence of fossil fuel burning is linked directly to the rise in CO2 levels which, unlike some of the predicted … Read More

Watch the Earth Live From Space, Music Not Included

Watch the Earth Live From Space, Music Not Included

Stop watching the clock on Friday afternoon and start watching the Earth live and in HD from outerspace. The International Space Station (ISS) recently started streaming video as it races around the planet, allowing everyone a chance to enjoy the view previously only accessible to astronauts. The view of our planet from space has captivated astrona… Read More

Can We Talk About the New NCA Website?

Can We Talk About the New NCA Website?

This week’s release of the National Climate Assessment, which chronicles in painstaking detail how climate change is affecting the U.S., is a far cry from what most expect when they hear the words “government report.” The NCA represents the first major digital release of a federal report, one that could be a prototype for all future reports. The … Read More

John Allen: Scientist with an Eye on the Storm

John Allen: Scientist with an Eye on the Storm

“Have you seen a 5-inch hailstone?” asks John Allen. “Seeing a stone like that is pretty amazing. Seeing it fall? Pretty amazing. Being in Oklahoma, when there’s a Porsche dealership outside the gas station you’re hiding (in), and hearing the hailstones hit Porsches? Kinda fun.” Allen, 27, is 6-foot-5 with reddish-brown hair and grey eyes behind … Read More

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts

The newly released National Climate Assessment spans 30 chapters with thousands of references on how climate change is and will impact the U.S. The draft report received over 4,000 comments from the public, which the 300 scientists writing the report were required to address. The message of the report that climate change is already happening in th… Read More