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Massive iceberg breaks off from Greenland glacier

An iceberg four miles wide has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland and scientists have captured the dramatic event on video. New York University professor David Holland, an expert in atmospheric and ocean science, said “this is the largest event we’ve seen in over a decade in Greenland…”

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Ireland Expected To Become World’s First Country To Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Republic of Ireland took a crucial step Thursday toward becoming the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels.

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Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change

Marine scientists predict climate change might severely hinder efforts to protect populations of the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper by the end of this century.

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Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change

The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change.

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The surprisingly lethal price of air-conditioning

As global temperatures rise year after year, we’ll probably be relying on AC more and more, but that, say scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is killing us, too. It may be more subtle than a heat wave, but the toll air-conditioning takes could have a much deeper, long-term impact.

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.

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How Eating Seaweed Can Help Cows to Belch Less Methane

Emissions from the nearly 1.5 billion cattle on earth are a major source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Now, researchers in California and elsewhere are experimenting with seaweed as a dietary additive. Farmers in ancient Greece and 18th-century Iceland deliberately grazed their cows on beaches.

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Marine mammals most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic

The first comprehensive survey of Arctic marine mammal populations’ vulnerability to shipping along two main routes finds which face the most risks from heavier traffic in the region.

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Coral reefs ‘will be overwhelmed by rising oceans

Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world’s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming.

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