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Storms, Floods, and Droughts

The cycle that transports water around the Earth is intensifying. The ocean contains 96 percent of the free water on Earth, and it acts like a massive water pump. Now, as global temperatures have been rising, there is strong evidence that the ocean water pump has been revving up.

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‘Chasing Ice’ Follows James Balog’s Mission To Capture Climate Change

“Use your voice.” Standing before the audience at the New York City premiere of “Chasing Ice” in October, photographer James Balog offered this encouragement to individuals wondering what they can do in the face of global climate change. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change.

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Greening Havana

According to international studies, a key action for mitigating the effects of global warming is to increase forest cover in each country. The Cuban government’s National Forestry Programme has set a target of increasing forest cover to over 29 percent by 2015.

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Sir Attenborough: Force of Nature, 60 Years in the Wild

Sir David Attenborough may have lived the perfect life, travelling the world and seeing its wonders before tourism ravaged them. He talks to Robin McKie about his early regrets, battles with climate change deniers, and his favourite place on Earth…

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Seismic Signs Of Escaping Methane Under The Sea

Somewhere off the eastern coast of North Carolina, a frozen mixture of water and methane gas tucked in seabed sediments is starting to break down.

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Algae Biofuels Aren’t Sustainable,Yet

This week, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the Sustainability of Algae Biofuels. The report’s conclusions are not the most optimistic on algae biofuels, albeit highlights the future potential of algae biofuels and the steps needed to ensure its sustainable development.

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Warmer Future Oceans Could Cause Phytoplankton to Thrive Near Poles, Shrink in Tropics

In the future, warmer waters could significantly change ocean distribution of populations of phytoplankton, tiny organisms that could have a major effect on climate change.

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Do The Math : A Global Movement, by 350.ORG

“Do The Math” refers to the simple and terrifying new reality of the climate crisis: the fossil fuel industry currently has 2,795 gigatons of carbon in their reserves, five times more than the maximum 565 gigatons the world can emit and keep warming below 2°C, a goal agreed to by nearly every nation on earth, including the United States.

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Arctic Summer Wind Shift Could Affect Sea Ice

Changes in summer Arctic wind patterns contribute not only to an unprecedented loss of Arctic sea ice, but could also bring about shifts in North American and European weather, according to a new NOAA-led study.

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