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Cyclone Marcus

News
Mar
23

It is the first category 5 cyclone of 2018 and the strongest to hit Darwin, Australia, since 1974. But so far, Cyclone Marcus has directed most of its fury into the Indian Ocean, rather than onto landmasses.

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Rescuers scramble to help beached whales after mass stranding in Australia

More than 140 short-finned pilot whales died after a mass stranding on a beach in Western Australia.

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FEMA is buying homes in this Alaskan town because of climate change

The village of Newtok, Alaska, is trying to escape catastrophic coastal erosion. Its residents have even been called America’s first climate refugees. But because traditional FEMA disaster funding doesn’t cover climate-related threats, they’ve struggled for years to find funding to relocate to a new location 9 miles away, called Mertarvik.

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“Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is growing rapidly, study reveals

News, Pollution
Mar
22

Researchers estimate that at least 79,000 tons of ocean plastic are floating in waters between California and Hawaii – and known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an area spanning 1.6 million square kilometers, or about 618,000 square miles – “four to sixteen times higher than previously reported,” the study says.

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A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case.

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Pacific influences European weather

Sea surface temperature in the distant tropical Pacific can influence November weather in Europe.

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The World Added Nearly 30 Percent More Solar Energy Capacity in 2017

The global solar market grew 29.3 percent last year, with nations installing 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity, according to data from the industry group SolarPower Europe.

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Seaside homes in Norfolk evacuated over fears they could fall into the sea, UK

Erosion, News
Mar
19

Homes in Norfolk have been evacuated amid fears they could be washed into the sea, repeating devastating scenes of 2013.

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Half a degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

A new study finds that by 2150, the seemingly small difference between a global temperature increase of 1.5 and 2.0 degrees Celsius would mean the permanent inundation of lands currently home to about 5 million people, including 60,000 who live on small island nations.

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