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July 10, 2015 Torrential rains increasing in warming world: studySource: Reuters
Torrential rains have become more frequent worldwide since 1980, with Southeast Asia getting the biggest increase in downpours, a scientific study said on Tuesday
Oregon’s governor plans to order state agencies to review their water usage and to draft strategies to conserve water in the parched state, following similar moves in neighboring drought-stricken California, a spokesman said on...
Renee Montagne talks to Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten about the Colorado River's falling water levels, and how flawed water policies and mismanagement are to blame — in addition to the drought.
Source: Climate Progress
As countries across Europe continue to shatter temperature records — Germany hit 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, an all-time high since records began in 1881 — scientists around the world are beginning to wonder: what role is...
July 9, 2015 Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more yearsSource: The Guardian
ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the...
As a result of California's historic drought, thousands of trees that dot the parks and line the streets of urban Los Angeles are in the process of being cut down. John Russell reports
July 8, 2015 Alaska's On FireSource: Wired
This weekend, smoke smothered the high-rises of downtown Vancouver. Sunsets as far south as Ohio took on brilliant hues of red and orange. And humanity reached another potential milestone in climate change—all thanks to hundreds...
July 8, 2015 Experts gather in Paris for climate change solutions
China - However, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî tells us that we are heading towards average global warming of 5-6 degrees Celsius, he said. The emissions gap â the difference between pledged...
In a new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate, leaders call for at least $1 trillion in annual investment in clean energy, a tripling of funding for research and development of low-carbon...
Phys.org - According to the study, the cooling effect due to volcanic eruptions was clearly underestimated by climate models used for the last îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) report. Led by the...
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