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US carbon emissions drop, now 12% below 2005 levels
US carbon emissions were down slightly in 2015, continuing a period in which economic growth has been accompanied by relatively flat emissions. Compared to 2005, however, the current numbers represent a 12 percent drop. The Energy Information Agency (EIA)
Study: Lots Of CO2 Is Literally Making The Earth Greener
The study is the largest of its kind and was written by 32 scientists from 24 colleges and universities in eight countries. It used three long-term satellite records of plant area and 10 different global ecosystem models to measure increasing plant growth
El Niño devastates coral reefs in Pacific Ocean | The Ring
A team of marine scientists from the University of Victoria and the Georgia Institute of Technology have returned from nearly a month of scuba diving on coral reefs in the middle of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. What they saw will haunt them for a long ti
Subpoenaed Into Silence on Global Warming
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is getting subpoenaed by the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands to cough up its communications regarding climate change. Today a climate change skeptic is being hounded. Tomorrow it might be you.
Southernmost polar bears losing weight as ice shrinks
The world's southernmost population of polar bears has already lost significant amounts of body weight after decades of shrinking sea ice with breeding females suffering the most, says new research from the Ontario government.
New B.C. park protects 'Ancient Forest' from loggers
B.C.'s newest park will protect thousand-year-old cedars east of Prince George in the world's only known inland temperate rainforest. The Ancient Forest Park, or Chun T'oh Wudujut in the local Lheidli language, is located 120 kilometres east of Prince Geo
Obama and Trudeau pledge to protect a warming Arctic
U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have made a pledge to protect the Arctic from overfishing and development. That is increasingly important as climate change melts the ice in the Arctic Ocean and opens it up to outsiders.
U.S. breaks record for hottest winter
U.S. government meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.
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