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Contentious UN Climate Change Summit In Warsaw Makes Sluggish Progress
Nov 24, 2013 11:48 AM E
The United Nations 2013 summit on climate change ended with some agreements that mark progress toward goals in the complex web of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but during the two-week conference hundreds of representatives of environmental groups and social movements walked out in frustration at alleged influence by fossil fuels interests and...
Arctic Strategy
Melting Ice Caps Could Spark Tension In The Arctic; Defense Department Releases 'Arctic Strategy'
Nov 23, 2013 18:15 PM E
Melting ice caps are changing arctic sea routes and opening previously inaccessible territory to tourism, commerce and mineral extraction, which has the potential to spark tensions, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday.
Greenland's ice sheet as observed from the air
Greenland’s Shrunken Ice Sheet Was Even Smaller 3,000-5,000 Years Ago
Nov 23, 2013 17:10 PM E
Using amino acid dating methods on the Arctic fossil record, scientists have found that Greenland's ice sheet was much smaller than it is today.
Carbon Emissions
Global Carbon Emissions Keep Rising; Expected To Reach New Record For 2013
Nov 18, 2013 20:36 PM E
Global carbon emissions are expected to rise to new pollution records in 2013, spurred by a combination of coal burning, China's industrialization, and worldwide deforestation.
Polar bear trio on arctic ice.
Chukchi Sea Polar Bears Faring Well Despite Declining Sea Ice
Nov 18, 2013 09:13 AM E
Researchers studied the effects of retreating ice on polar bears and discovered that geographic differences play key factor in health of species.
Pace of Global Warming Over Twice As Fast As Predicted By Climate Tracking Data
Nov 17, 2013 14:16 PM E
Climate scientists have found gaps in data on a rapid warming trend in the Arctic that led to an underestimation of the pace of global warming.
Crew members aboard a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter , dumping water below them on a California wild fire.
Scientists Turn To The Sky To Forecast Wildfires
Nov 16, 2013 18:51 PM E
Borrowing from weather forecasting techniques, scientists unveil a new, more accurate method for predicting the trajectory of wild fires.
From Paradise to Inferno
Amazon Deforestation Increases by 28%; Brazilian Environmental Minister Calls For Action
Nov 15, 2013 15:00 PM E
Brazilian Enironmental Minister Izabella Teixeira said Thursday Brazil would respect international conventions calling for a stark reduction in Amazonian deforestation, adding that Brazil's commitment is not only to overturn any increase in deforestation but to eliminate deforestation altogether.
Sinkhole in Dunedin, Florida, November 2013
Florida Sinkhole 2013: Disaster Causes Homes To Collapse Like A Pack Of Cards
Nov 15, 2013 12:14 PM E
A Florida sinkhole in Dunedin caused at least two homes to come crashing down,
Deforestation Progression Over a 12 Years
Hi-Tech Google Map Shows Frightening Pace of Global Deforestation
Nov 15, 2013 11:13 AM E
A new map, created with the aid of satellite imagery and Google Maps know-how, reveals a damning picture of 12 years of global deforestation. On the positive side, its images are at such high resolutions that they can be used by local municipalities to shape environmental policy.
Bar-tailed Godwit in breeding plummage
Migrating Birds Affected By Global Warming: Newer Generations Are Nesting and Hatching Earlier
Nov 13, 2013 10:27 AM E
Some migrating birds are still arriving at their breeding and nesting sites like clockwork. But, their youngsters are leaving earlier on their spring migration. And parents are equipping them to do this by nesting earlier.
ivory tusks
US Will Crush 6-Ton Stockpile Of Seized Ivory To Send Message To Poachers
Nov 12, 2013 23:08 PM E
The United States will destroy its six-ton cache of ivory to send a message to poachers. The illegal ivory trade is a $10 billion business, and demand for ivory has decimated the population of African elephants. Poaching has led to a 62 percent decline in the African elephant population in the last decade.
haiyan
Super Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath: 10000 Feared Dead In Philippines As Storm Moves On To Vietnam And China
Nov 11, 2013 17:00 PM E
Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines this weekend, where it killed as many as 10,000 people and displaced 600,000. The typhoon, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, has moved north to Vietnam and China and has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
San Francisco, Calif. Under 80 Meters Of Sea Level Rise
8 Cities That Could End Up Underwater As Sea Levels Rise, Visualized Using Google Maps [SLIDESHOW]
Nov 11, 2013 08:34 AM E
As nations develop responses to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, a creative application for Google Earth maps offers a visualization of rising waters in cities around the world.
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