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ON 08/31/2022 AT 05:03 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $70 million in funding for seven projects that will improve climate prediction and aid in the fight against climate change.

ON 09/09/2022 AT 02:22 AM

Although other studies had predicted it, evidence released in a new research study show melting of Greenland’s glaciers because of global heating will produce between 10.6 to 20.7 inches (27 to 78 centimeters) of ocean sea level rise. What is different about this study is that the researchers say this is “now inevitable”.

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
ON 08/26/2022 AT 06:16 AM

A just-concluded visit by Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Saudi Arabia came back with commitments to fund construction of the world’s largest wind farm in his country.

electric car
ON 09/06/2022 AT 01:47 AM

It is now official: the state of California will no longer allow sales of any new gasoline-powered cars by 13 years from now. The hard part will not be the availability of cars which meet the new standards. It will instead be mostly about rolling out the infrastructure they require to operate.

Loire River in France suffering from Drought
ON 09/05/2022 AT 03:11 AM

A just-released report from the European Commission says over two-thirds of the continent is now plagued by a drought of unprecedented proportions.

A man carrying water cans in Qarqora, Galmudug, Somalia
ON 08/31/2022 AT 04:57 AM

The worst drought in eastern Africa in four decades has forced the region into accelerating starvation conditions this year.

Yangtze River in China
ON 08/30/2022 AT 12:51 AM

The world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases is now reaping the consequences of that, as it declares the first major drought emergency warning of the summer. Every aspect of Chinese life is about to get more difficult in the roughly half of the country affected.

ON 08/18/2022 AT 03:48 AM

While researchers predict that climate change will have an adverse effect on most staple crops, including rice, corn and soybeans, a new Northwestern University study finds that breadfruit — a starchy tree fruit native to the Pacific islands — will be relatively unaffected.

Colorado River Drought in Summer 2022
ON 08/25/2022 AT 10:40 PM

A 23-year drought which has pushed water resources in the lower Colorado River to record lows has now forced the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to declare the first “Tier 2” shortage in history.

Simon Stiell, head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat
ON 08/15/2022 AT 08:21 PM

Simon Stiell, a fierce climate activist and policy innovator, has been appointed as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.

Flooding in Kerachi, Pakistan, in 2020.
ON 08/25/2022 AT 02:06 AM

A new study has concluded that global heating and temperature variations associated with it are holding back the economic growth of approximately one-fifth of the world. When all other climate factors are considered, the numbers are far worse.

Rhine River Drought 2022 compared to 2021
ON 08/24/2022 AT 02:45 AM

Water levels in the Rhine, one of the most important rivers in Germany for shipments by barge, have dropped to record low levels as Europe\'s drought deepens.

Arctic hurricane
ON 08/11/2022 AT 05:55 AM

Arctic cyclones have become more intense as the climate crisis has raised ocean and air temperatures at the northernmost latitudes. For the first time, scientists will be flying reconnaissance missions into those storms – much as other aircraft fly into hurricanes further south – to study how the storms form and what their impact is on the rapid decrease in Arctic Sea Ice.

ON 08/10/2022 AT 10:25 AM

Learn how to empower health and the planet with a natural whole-foods plant-based diet.

Flooding from Hurricane Florence
ON 08/21/2022 AT 09:09 PM

A new study has concluded that the climate crisis is making us sicker, as over 1,000 “unique pathways” for the spread and incubation of illness -- made worse by global heating and extreme weather -- encompass the planet.

Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
ON 08/17/2022 AT 03:27 AM

A new study has revealed that the total forest area on the planet has dropped by 81.7 million hectares (0.32 million square miles) since just 62 years ago. Incorporating the rise in population since that time as a factor, that works out to 60% reduction in forest coverage per person.

Flooding From Hurricane Ida
ON 08/03/2022 AT 10:11 PM

Coastal communities in three locations along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts saw record high tide flooding last year — a trend that is expected to continue into 2023 and beyond without improved flood defenses, according to NOAA. 

Lambs on an Irish farm
ON 08/11/2022 AT 12:56 AM

The government of Ireland finally did what most nations will eventually have to do to make any major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. They picked the right target, made achieving it law, and fought off the lobbyists in the process.

Paraguay River Drought
ON 07/27/2022 AT 04:22 AM

Continuing drought in the Rio de la Plata basin in Paraguay is threatening trade which depends on its rivers for most of the country\'s export and import shipping. This is yet another casualty of the deepening global climate crisis.

President-elect Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Elect Francia Márquez of Colombia.
ON 07/27/2022 AT 10:09 AM

With the old right-wing government out in less than 2 weeks, Colombia is already working to increase protection of its environment.

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