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August 21, 2015 Scientists are still trying to figure out how fast West Antarctica could melt

Source: Wahington Post

The global warming problem seemed to take on a new level of urgency last year, when a NASA study suggested that a key region the massive West Antarctic ice sheet may have been destabilized. “We conclude that this sector of West...

August 21, 2015 Global warming worsened the California drought, scientists say

Source: Washington Post

California’s drought was spawned by natural weather variations that have bedeviled the West throughout recorded history. But a new study released Thursday says human-caused global warming is worsening the natural phenomenon. The...

August 21, 2015 July was warmest month on Earth in 136 years, NOAA says

Source: LA Times

Another month, another record high for global temperatures, U.S. government scientists announced Thursday. Earth’s average surface temperature for the month of July was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit (or 16.61 degrees Celsius). That...

August 19, 2015 Coal mining sector running out of time, says Citigroup

Source: The Guardian

US banking giant Citigroup says the global coal industry is set for further pain, predicting an acceleration of mine closures, liquidations and bankruptcies.

August 19, 2015 Muslim leaders support Islamic declaration on climate change

Source: Washington Post

Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries made a joint declaration Tuesday (Aug. 18) at a conference in Istanbul, calling on Muslims and all nations worldwide to address climate change.

August 19, 2015 California's Drought Will Cost The State $2.74 Billion This Year, Report Finds

Source: Huffington Post

SACRAMENTO - California's ongoing drought will cost the economy in the most populous U.S. state an estimated $2.74 billion in 2015 and lead to the loss of 10,000 seasonal farm jobs, despite overall health in the state's...

August 18, 2015 Cuba on edge as drought worsens

Source: Reuters

Cuba put its civil defense system on alert on Monday due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture and left more than a million people relying on trucked-in water.

August 18, 2015 How Asia's melting glaciers could fuel conflict

Source: CS Monitor

The glaciers in Asia's Tian Shan mountains have lost more than a quarter of their total mass over the past 50 years — a rate of loss about four times greater than the global average during that time, new research shows.

August 17, 2015 Soon, a pill to cut methane gas production by cows

Economic Times - The study is noteworthy because methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Globally, according to the îUnited Nationsî' Food and Agriculture Organisation, animal agriculture emits 44 per cent of the methane...

August 14, 2015 Global warming increases 'food shocks' threat

Source: BBC News

Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world.

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