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Global warming

Oysters, crabs & clams under threat from CO2 along East Coast – study
Ocean acidification and agricultural runoff may lead to shelled mollusks drastically dropping down in number, according to a new study. This poses a threat to businesses in coastal communities from Maine to the Chesapeake Bay, to the Louisiana bayou.

24.02.2015 03:10

Climate regime change? CIA may fund weather research for new weapon, scientist fears
A US scientist spoke to RT saying he is worried intelligence bodies could try to use the weather as a weapon. He called on the CIA to open up and be more transparent, and wants research to be conducted globally to limit the possibility of hostile use.

16.02.2015 09:16

12 likely causes of the Apocalypse, as seen by scientists
Filmmakers, authors, and media have widely speculated about how human life on Earth will end. Now scientists have come up with the first serious assessment, presenting 12 possible causes of the Apocalypse.

15.02.2015 20:49

Mega drought: US southwest set for worst water shortage in 1,000 years
Southwestern USA could be set for its worst drought in 1,000 years because of climate change. Numerous states have experienced severe water shortages, with 64 million people affected. Researchers say things could get worse.

13.02.2015 07:09

Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch butterflies - report
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready system – a potent herbicide combined with genetically-modified seeds that can withstand it – has decimated the monarch butterfly’s only source of food in the Midwest, putting it on the edge of extinction, according to a new study.

05.02.2015 15:09

EPA criticizes State Dept’s Keystone XL pipeline conclusions
The Environmental Protection Agency said that despite the State Department’s evaluation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, it does present a “risk of spills,” pollution, and could contribute to global warming.

04.02.2015 03:04

‘Claims exaggerated’: Bioenergy challenges sustainable food future, study says
Innovative energy policy that promotes turning plants into fuel turns out to be quite controversial. It requires the use of agricultural land with little positive impact on the greenhouse effect, according to a new report from a global research group.

29.01.2015 08:22

Humans can stop global warming and maintain ‘high quality of life’ – UK govt
Future generations can enjoy a higher quality of life while also making huge cuts to carbon emissions, a new UK government study has found. This will only be possible if massive changes to infrastructure are made, however.

28.01.2015 09:14

​Pollution damaging English economy, public health – experts
Pollution in England is damaging its economy, an independent advisory group has warned, as it urged the government to rethink its attitudes to environmental wellbeing.

27.01.2015 15:47

Scientists blame climate change for world’s biggest trees dying
New research carried out over 90 years has found that up to half of California’s iconic big trees have disappeared, with scientists suspecting climate change as the prime reason.

23.01.2015 14:18

Clock’s ticking: Humanity ‘2 minutes’ closer to its doomsday
Three minutes to midnight – with midnight being the figurative end of humanity – are left before apocalypse descends upon the planet, scientists announced on Thursday, as the minute hand of the iconic ‘Doomsday Clock’ was adjusted two minutes forward.

22.01.2015 20:00

Mass extinction for Earth’s oceans probable, comprehensive study says
The first comprehensive study of its kind has determined that ocean life is facing mass extinction from human activity. But the record damage is still reversible – unlike our impact on land. American scientists say the effects can be mitigated.

17.01.2015 08:28