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August 25, 2014 Turf removal in parched California, at a glance

Source: Washington Post

As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.

August 24, 2014 Don't be fooled by pause in global warming caused by 30 year cycle in ocean currents warn scientists

Daily Kos - According to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), global average temperatures have increased by around 0.05C per decade in the period between 1998 and 2012. .... This compares with a...

August 22, 2014 Ban on filling swimming pools hits communities in parched California

Source: Reuters

The California dream of owning a house with a sparkling swimming pool is drying up for would-be swimmers in communities across the state as some local water districts have banned homeowners from filling empty pools in...

August 22, 2014 Drought Is Slightly Elevating Ground In U.S. West, Study Finds

Source: Business Insider

LOS ANGELES - A drought has robbed the U.S. West of 63 trillion gallons (238 trillion liters) of water, and with all that weight off the land the ground in the region has risen by several millimeters, according to a study...

August 22, 2014 Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

Source: BBC News

The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research. Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the...

August 21, 2014 How the Current Mass Extinction of Animals Threatens Humans

Source: National Geographic

More species are becoming extinct today than at any time since dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the Earth by an asteroid 65 million years ago. Yet this bio-Armageddon, caused mainly by humans, is greeted by most of us with a...

August 21, 2014 Talk to explore fate of Antarctic ice sheet

Scoop - His work suggests that the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) sea-level rise projections are underestimating the Antarctic ice sheet contribution. âWhat is concerning is that the...

August 21, 2014 Why Global Warming Took a Break and When It's Going to Start Again

Source: Science World Report

The average temperature of Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. So if global warming is still occurring, why does it seem like it's taking a break? Scientists may have the answer and have also announced that warming...

August 21, 2014 Drought Has State Debating Its Unregulated Pumping

Source: ABC News

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

August 20, 2014 Climate change means more bugs, slimy ponds

Source: USA Today

WILMINGTON, Del. — From a surge in disease-carrying ticks and Tiger mosquitoes to increases in toxic algae blooms, the symptoms of climate change are rapidly affecting America's relationship with the great outdoors, the National...

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