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August 5, 2015 Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' larger than usual this yearSource: USA Today
The annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that is harmful to sea life — is larger than average this summer, federal scientists reported Tuesday.
Source: Washington Post
Having the best climate is a bold boast, and the sign got climate scientist Ken Caldeira of Stanford University’s Carnegie Institute of Science thinking about how he might test the town’s claim to fame. His research, published...
The possible "carbon removal" techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere.
August 4, 2015 Three charts explaining Obama's energy regulationsSource: CNBC
President Barack Obama on Monday debuted sweeping regulations meant to address the growing threat of climate change. The new rules would significantly reduce climate-changing emissions from U.S. power plants and push the nation's...
August 4, 2015 An unstoppable problem is making it increasingly difficult for the world to produce enough food
The Business Insider - The possibility of increased food shortages looms in a nearer future than we'd care to believe. Citing the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), the latest Grantham Mayo van...
August 3, 2015 Statistics says the long-term global warming trend continuesSource: The Guardian
A new study has just been prepared for an upcoming climate meeting of the US Climate Variability and Predictability Program. This group has an annual summit and this year will have a special science session with papers and...
August 3, 2015 Water & Farmers: Things to Know About AP-GfK Drought PollSource: ABC News
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture...
To understand why U.S. oil production is so resilient, it helps to consider the maze of pipelines running out of Midland, Texas. New lines have relieved a chokepoint in America’s biggest oil-producing area. A massive supply glut...
July 29, 2015 Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, Study FindsSource: Texas Tribune
Texas probably will see a sharp increase in heat-related deaths and coastal storm-related losses in the coming decades if nothing is done to mitigate a changing climate, according to a new study commissioned by a bipartisan group...
Source: Washington Post
A major concern for climate activists is figuring out what drives the public’s beliefs about climate change. This information can help scientists better engage with the public and help activists understand what factors are likely...
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