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Sierra Nevada snowpack is much worse than thought: a 500-year low

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Tue, 09/15/2015 (All day)

When California Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a snowless Sierra Nevada meadow on April 1 and ordered unprecedented drought restrictions, it was the first time in 75 years that the area had lacked any sign of spring snow.

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The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You Ever Read

Published: 
Thu, 09/10/2015 (All day)

Here on planet Earth, things could be going better. The rise in atmospheric temperatures from greenhouse gases poses the most dire threat to humanity, measured on a scale of potential suffering, since Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany launched near-simultaneous wars of conquest. And the problem has turned out to be much harder to solve.

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The World Lost Two Portugals’ Worth of Forest Last Year

Published: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

The demand for beef, soy, and food made with palm oil is driving the devastation contributing to climate change and disappearance of wildlife.

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Obama in Alaska: Climate-change deniers 'are on their own shrinking island'

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

President Obama started out persuasive Monday, patiently ticking off evidence of climate change during the first major speech of his three-day Alaska tour, but he ended up blunt, calling out “deniers” who would stand in the way of desperately needed change.

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The Chart That Shows Why the Solar-Powered Future Has Arrived

Published: 
Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

More than one record was broken in June. Scarily, it was the hottest month on record as global temperatures continue to rise thanks to climate change. More happily, United States solar power plants in June smashed the record for generating carbon-free electricity from the sun, another sign that renewable energy is increasingly becoming competitive with fossil fuels.