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Global warming

Feds: Americans in danger due to climate change
Global warming is already have significant effects in every region of the United States, forcing cities and states to spend large amounts of money in order to adapt to a climate that will likely worsen, a new government report states.

06.05.2014 19:08

Dutch police arrest Greenpeace activists for trying to block Russian tanker
Dutch police have stormed a Greenpeace vessel and arrested around 30 activists, as they tried to stop a Russian oil tanker from docking in Rotterdam. The Mikhail Ulyanov vessel was carrying Russia’s first shipment from a new Arctic drilling platform.

01.05.2014 12:00

NASA worried by unusually big iceberg six times the size of Manhattan (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Dubbed “B31,” the iceberg could pose some significant problems for ships if it continues to melt or break apart in the Southern Ocean.

25.04.2014 18:27

Gasoline better for environment than corn biofuels, study says
Contrary to popular ‘green’ beliefs, a study funded by the US federal government argues that corn-based biofuels are actually worse for the environment than gasoline, as they emit more greenhouse gasses and deplete soil carbon.

21.04.2014 10:31

Droughts, heavy rainfall coming? UN weather agency warns of El Niño later this year
The UN weather agency warned Tuesday that there is a fairly good chance of an El Niño climate phenomenon occurring later this year in the Pacific Ocean, which may bring drought and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world.

15.04.2014 17:55

Arctic Resources: The fight for the coldest place on Earth heats up
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia preparing to bring in the biggest bid to the UN.

15.04.2014 04:59

‘World must triple nuclear and renewable energy’ – United Nations
‘Clean’ power plants and nuclear stations need to triple their energy output to avoid a global warming doomsday. More than $17 trillion in investment in the next 21 years is needed to meet electricity demand alone, UN research has found.

14.04.2014 07:16

Fox News leads cable networks in climate change misinformation - report
A new analysis of the three major American news networks has determined that, among other findings, the way the conservative-leaning Fox News portrays climate change is far out of step with just how dire the situation truly is.

09.04.2014 20:39

Scientists debunk fears of a Yellowstone eruption over viral video
A bison herd stampeding through Yellowstone National Park is not proof of an upcoming volcanic eruption, geologists and park officials have said, despite a recent viral video that implies the animals' instincts tipped them off to an upcoming disaster.

05.04.2014 03:34

Half of European bumblebees in decline, quarter face extinction – study
Almost one-quarter of European crops’ vital pollinators – bumblebees – could die out in the coming years, as half of the species are declining, a new study says. Citing human factor and climate change, it warns of “serious implications” for agriculture.

02.04.2014 16:47

Earth Hour: Millions switch off lights around the globe to raise funds for green projects
Millions of people from at least 150 countries all over the world are switching off their lights to celebrate a symbolic holiday, known as Earth Hour, which this year aims to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects.

29.03.2014 10:02

Hundreds arrested at Keystone XL White House sit-in protest
Several hundred people have been arrested during a peaceful protest in Washington DC after they strapped themselves to the White House fence and laid out their demands on Pennsylvania Avenue in protest against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

02.03.2014 19:49