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Global warming

Starving & sick: Sea lion pups wash ashore in record numbers, global warming blamed
More than 1,500 starving sea lion pups have washed ashore on the California coast this year, many of which are on the brink of death. Animal rescuers are overwhelmed with calls to save them. A weather phenomenon caused by global warming may be to blame.

13.03.2015 20:59

Air pollution increases chance of stroke, study says
People living in areas with high air pollution, such as New York City, face a greater risk of stroke according to a new study from New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

06.03.2015 01:45

Senate fails to override Obama veto of Keystone pipeline
The Republican-controlled Senate has failed by five votes to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The override had required a two-thirds majority.

04.03.2015 23:20

​Green power: UK hits 12-year low in attracting renewable investment
Britain’s appeal to green energy investors has fallen to its lowest level in 12 years because of the government’s “lack of clarity” over its renewable energy policy. That’s according to a new index, in which the UK has slipped down to eighth place.

02.03.2015 09:27

Environmental chair throws snowball on Senate floor to rail against global warming (VIDEO)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) does not believe that humans contribute to global warming, and on Thursday he took to the Senate floor with some hard evidence in tow: a snowball. Then he threw it.

27.02.2015 03:10

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll found that over half of the religious right wants to establish Christianity as the country’s official creed.

25.02.2015 21:30

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