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On May 10, 1996, an unexpected storm engulfed the summit of Mt. Everest, killing eight climbers. At the time, it was the deadliest disaster in the mountain's history. Twenty-five years later, scientists and the mountaineering community are still taking steps toward safer expeditions. But with the climate crisis taking its own toll on the mountain, climbing the world's highest peak may become more dangerous than ever.

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An aerial view from a drone shows a street inundated with flood water on Dec. 23, 2019 in Hallandale, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

By Elizabeth Djinis

Florida has long been known as an environmental contradiction. It's mostly a peninsula at risk from the severe impacts of climate change, including rising seas, warming temperatures, and worsening extreme-weather events; yet it's also a state governed by Republican leaders who have refused to even publicly utter the words "climate change."

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If you're interested in saving money on electric bills and reducing your environmental impact, you may be considering a home solar system. But before you make the switch to renewable energy, you'll need to understand the types of solar panels and choose the right fit for your home.

There are a few types of solar panels on the market today, and the kind you use can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your system. Here, we'll break down the differences in solar panel technology and explain the pros and cons of each type of panel.

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Consumer decisions could play a critical role in dealing with climate change. A study gauging perceptions was published May 13, 2021. FotographiaBasica via Getty Images

By Lucca Henrion, Joe Árvai, Lauren Lutzke and Volker Sick

Would you drink carbonated beverages made with carbon dioxide captured from the smokestack of a factory or power plant?

How would you feel if that captured carbon dioxide were in your child's toys, or in the concrete under your house?

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Archeologists made their discoveries in the Karonga District in Northern Malawi. David Wright / University of Oslo

More evidence has emerged that humans have been altering the environment for much longer than the current climate crisis.

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A new climate study finds that consuming "less-carbon polluting meats" like chicken may not be a sustainable replacement to beef. achayakorn lotongkum / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Curbing the world's appetite for meat is necessary to combat the climate crisis, but global meat consumption is on the rise.

Beef cattle have an outsized environmental impact because they belch methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In total, they account for 3.7 percent of the United States' total greenhouse gas emissions, and nearly half of all agricultural emissions, Inside Climate News reported. To replace beef, some environmentalists and scientists have suggested choosing chicken instead, which produces significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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A Honduran couple are forced to leave their flooded home near San Pedro Sula in Honduras on November 20, 2020 in the aftermath of Hurricane Iota. Orlando Sierra / AFP / Getty Images

Climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and growing inequality will exacerbate global volatility over the coming decades, a report by top U.S. intelligence officials released Thursday warns.

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Lower Granite Dam is obstructing salmon along the Snake River in Washington. Greg Vaughn / VW PICS / Universal Images Group / Getty Images

Climate change, activities that contribute to it, and dams pose grave threats to America's rivers, according to American Rivers.

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A warming climate can lead to lake stratification, including toxic algal blooms. UpdogDesigns / Getty Images

By Ayesha Tandon

New research shows that lake "stratification periods" – a seasonal separation of water into layers – will last longer in a warmer climate.

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The Chinle Formation at Petrified Forest National Park provides a "living laboratory" for studying the Triassic period. National Park Service

By Ria Mazumdar

Reddish rock formations pervade the American Southwest. Their coloration is associated with the mineral hematite, through which a recent Rutgers University–led study uncovered a powerful link to climate.

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Google Earth's latest feature allows you to watch the climate change in four dimensions.

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By Cameron Oglesby

Since 1960, about 21 percent of global agriculture production, including livestock, tree farming, and traditional crops such as corn and soybeans, has been negatively impacted by climate change, according to a new study.

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Flooding and a coal ash spill at Duke Energy's Sutton power plant near Wilmington, North Carolina on Sept. 21, 2018 after Hurricane Florence. Jo-Anne McArthur / Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. / Flickr

The threat of a catastrophic failure unleashing a 20-foot wall of industrial wastewater over nearby homes and businesses in Piney Point, Florida, illustrates the danger of widespread reliance on industrial waste ponds across the U.S., The New York Times reports.

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EcoWatch is a community of experts publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions for a healthier planet and life.
Martin Jernberg / Unsplash

On May 10, 1996, an unexpected storm engulfed the summit of Mt. Everest, killing eight climbers. At the time, it was the deadliest disaster in the mountain's history. Twenty-five years later, scientists and the mountaineering community are still taking steps toward safer expeditions. But with the climate crisis taking its own toll on the mountain, climbing the world's highest peak may become more dangerous than ever.

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
An aerial view from a drone shows a street inundated with flood water on Dec. 23, 2019 in Hallandale, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

By Elizabeth Djinis

Florida has long been known as an environmental contradiction. It's mostly a peninsula at risk from the severe impacts of climate change, including rising seas, warming temperatures, and worsening extreme-weather events; yet it's also a state governed by Republican leaders who have refused to even publicly utter the words "climate change."

Read More Show Less
sl-f / iStock / Getty Images

If you're interested in saving money on electric bills and reducing your environmental impact, you may be considering a home solar system. But before you make the switch to renewable energy, you'll need to understand the types of solar panels and choose the right fit for your home.

There are a few types of solar panels on the market today, and the kind you use can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your system. Here, we'll break down the differences in solar panel technology and explain the pros and cons of each type of panel.

Read More Show Less
Consumer decisions could play a critical role in dealing with climate change. A study gauging perceptions was published May 13, 2021. FotographiaBasica via Getty Images

By Lucca Henrion, Joe Árvai, Lauren Lutzke and Volker Sick

Would you drink carbonated beverages made with carbon dioxide captured from the smokestack of a factory or power plant?

How would you feel if that captured carbon dioxide were in your child's toys, or in the concrete under your house?

Read More Show Less
Trending
Archeologists made their discoveries in the Karonga District in Northern Malawi. David Wright / University of Oslo

More evidence has emerged that humans have been altering the environment for much longer than the current climate crisis.

Read More Show Less
A new climate study finds that consuming "less-carbon polluting meats" like chicken may not be a sustainable replacement to beef. achayakorn lotongkum / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Curbing the world's appetite for meat is necessary to combat the climate crisis, but global meat consumption is on the rise.

Beef cattle have an outsized environmental impact because they belch methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In total, they account for 3.7 percent of the United States' total greenhouse gas emissions, and nearly half of all agricultural emissions, Inside Climate News reported. To replace beef, some environmentalists and scientists have suggested choosing chicken instead, which produces significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Read More Show Less
A Honduran couple are forced to leave their flooded home near San Pedro Sula in Honduras on November 20, 2020 in the aftermath of Hurricane Iota. Orlando Sierra / AFP / Getty Images

Climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and growing inequality will exacerbate global volatility over the coming decades, a report by top U.S. intelligence officials released Thursday warns.

Read More Show Less