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While You Were on Vacation, a Chunk of Ice the Size of an Asteroid Fell Into the Ocean

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Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. That’s how much of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg.

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The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It’s Even Higher

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Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate skeptics—“a statistically representative climate change debate,” he said.

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World is on a collision course with fossil fuels, Gov. Jerry Brown says

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Thu, 07/09/2015 (All day)

After two days of rubbing shoulders with an international collection of politicians, Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a climate-change conference here with new partnerships in the fight against global warming.

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2014 officially the hottest year on record

Published: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 (All day)

The numbers are in. The year 2014 – after shattering temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and roasting parts of South America, China and Russia – was the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average, US government scientists said on Friday.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
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Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.