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Globe had 2nd warmest year to date, 4th warmest September on record

This year, 2017, is the second-warmest year on record for the entire globe, NOAA said. Nine of the 10 warmest January-September global temperatures have occurred since 2005, with 1998 as the only exception. September saw a number of weather anomalies across the globe.

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Three people die as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland and Britain

The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, described Ophelia’s impact as a “national emergency.” He said it was the worst storm in Ireland in 50 years.

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Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors

A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster. The World Wildlife Fund said unseasonably extensive amounts of sea ice around the colony in East Antarctica had forced the adult penguins to travel further than normal to forage for food.

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Hurricane Ophelia: what a tropical storm is doing in Europe?

Category 2 hurricane Ophelia is on a path that could eventually take it over Ireland by early next week as an extratropical storm. Ophelia’s destination isn’t unprecedented, but the storm is still raising eyebrows…

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As Trump Retreats, States Are Joining Forces on Climate Action

Despite the Trump administration’s environmental rollback, U.S. states are forging ahead with initiatives to combat climate change. Now, a coalition of states – from California to Colorado to North Carolina – are banding together to slash emissions and boost renewable energy.

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In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen has shown that deltas in Greenland, unlike most other deltas in the world, are growing.

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Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth’s history, scientists suggest

The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested.

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Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that’s bad for sea level rise

Another glacier in Western Antarctica has been cracking from the inside out, producing another massive iceberg — four and a half times the size of Manhattan — this week.

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Why this hurricane season has been so catastrophic

After Harvey, Irma, and Maria, a look at why this hurricane season has been so active.

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