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Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face possible disaster by the end of the century.
March 31, 2016 New coal plants rise in 2015 despite falling consumptionSource: Carbon Brief
The fact that coal consumption has now declined for two consecutive years is a major factor in allowing carbon emissions to stall and perhaps fall in 2014 and 2015. An increasing number of plants are being retired, while many...
Source: Washington Post
For many scientists studying Antarctica, and particularly the vulnerable West Antarctic ice sheet, a major new study significantly increasing expectations for sea-level rise is the culmination of a large body of prior research —...
Researchers found that short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts. The new study led by researchers at...
March 29, 2016 New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our OceansSource: Huff Post
The study, published in Monday’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that with better fishing practices, the majority of the world’s fisheries — 77 percent, to be exact — could recover to a healthy...
Reports of a historic dip in China‘s carbon dioxide emissions in the past two years are premature because of uncertainty over data showing the pace of a decline in coal use by the world’s biggest consumer, a study showed on...
Source: Collective Evolution
More than 13 million people – in the US alone – could face the risk of inundation by 2100, according to a new study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Source: The Guardian
There have been multiple scientific studies that all concur: scientists know that climate change is happening and it is largely caused by humans. I recently wrote about this here, where I reviewed the studies. It turns out that...
March 24, 2016 And the most congested city in the world is...Source: Washington Post
Traffic congestion wreaks havoc on productivity, the environment, and, of course, travelers. Last year, mapping and traffic service TomTom revealed that commuters were wasting an average of 100 hours each year stuck in...
March 24, 2016 How is climate change affecting agriculture?Source: University of California
In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends...
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