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Greater Than Anticipated Permafrost Thaw Threatens Flood Of CO2 And Methane
Greater Than Anticipated Permafrost Thaw Threatens Flood Of CO2 And Methane
by Alex Kirby
Global warming’s greater than anticipated impact on permafrost will release huge amounts of methane and carbon dioxide as the soil thaws.
The carbon dioxide emissions of the electric power sector in the U.S. fell 5 percent in 2016. Credit: Hope Abrams/flickr
Electricity’s Carbon Footprint in U.S. Shrinks, Sets Record
by info@climatecentral.org
All the right things came together in 2016 for the U.S. to shrink its carbon footprint in some dramatic and record-breaking ways, according to federal data released this week. For two years in a row,…
How Forests Offer Cool Way To Slow The Pace Of Global Warming
How Forests Offer Cool Way To Slow The Pace Of Global Warming
by Tim Radford
New global database of trees affirms the need for greater conservation and protection of forests to slow the pace of global warming.
Plankton Blooms In The Arctic Meltwater Ponds Feed Climate Concerns
Plankton Blooms In The Arctic Meltwater Ponds Feed Climate Concerns
by Tim Radford
Plankton blooms in the Arctic’s increasing number of meltwater ponds are enriching the ocean – but potentially accelerating global warming.
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To conserve tropical forests and wildlife, protect the rights of people who rely on them
by Prakash Kashwan, Assistant Professor, Comparative Environmental Policy and Politics, Department of Political Science., University of Connecticut
Many of our planet’s most beautiful areas are also sites of intense conflicts. In a recent example, traditional herdsmen in February took over the land around Mount Kenya, which is a World Heritage…
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Icebergs Are Swarming Shipping Lanes in the Arctic
by info@climatecentral.org
Like bees, icebergs sometimes roam in swarms. Unlike bees, icebergs can sink ships. It’s with that threat in mind that shipping companies are now avoiding parts of the North Atlantic, where an…
Why America's Farmers Face An Uncertain Future
Why America's Farmers Face An Uncertain Future
by Tim Radford
New research indicates that climate change will wreak havoc on farmers in America as they struggle to adapt to the rapid increase in heat.
Politics: Environmentalists Need To Think Globally, But Act Locally
Climate Politics: Environmentalists Need To Think Globally, But Act Locally
by Nives Dolsak, and Aseem Prakash, University of Washington
As President Trump pivots from a failed attempt to overhaul health care to new orders rolling back controls on carbon pollution, environmentalists are preparing for an intense fight.
Polar Sea Ice Reaches A Record Low
Polar Sea Ice Reaches A Record Low
by Tim Radford
NASA scientists say that in the last six months the world has lost an area of polar sea ice that is bigger than Mexico.
Why States Are Pushing Ahead With Clean Energy Despite Trump's Embrace Of Coal
Why States Are Pushing Ahead With Clean Energy Despite Trump's Embrace Of Coal
by Bill Ritter, Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
On Tuesday, March 28, President Trump traveled to the Environmental Protection Agency to sign an executive order rolling back a number of climate-related regulations that have taken effect over the…

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