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Emissions of Ozone-Destroying Chemical Mysteriously Rising

Emissions of Ozone-Destroying Chemical Mysteriously Rising

A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows an “unexpected and persistent increase” in global emissions of an ozone-depleting chemical even though an international treaty forced production to completely halt by 2010. NOAA scientists suggest that emissions are most likely from new, unreported production from an unidentified source in eastern Asia. […]

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    How to Help a Sick Looking Marine Animal

    How to Help a Sick Looking Marine Animal

    By Amy McDermott At 5 a.m. one morning last spring, a baby seal wandered into the sleepy town of Bar Harbor, Maine. The little pup waddled off the beach and onto the highway. Locals called the police. The police called Rosemary Seton. “They said, we have a seal pup in the middle of the road,” […]

    Climate Denial Group Linked to Trump Admin Is Funding ‘Research’ on Sea Levels in Questionable Journals

    Climate Denial Group Linked to Trump Admin Is Funding ‘Research’ on Sea Levels in Questionable Journals

    By Graham Readfearn A climate science denial group with links to President Trump‘s administration has been funding work to sow doubt that low-lying islands in the Pacific are at risk from rising sea levels. The two researchers being funded—one of which is a well-known climate science denier—have targeted little known “open access” journals with dubious […]

    It’s Official: 2017 Was the Hottest Year Without an El Niño

    It’s Official: 2017 Was the Hottest Year Without an El Niño

    The United Nations announced Thursday that 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño event kicking up global annual temperatures. Last year’s average surface temperatures—driven by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions—was 1.1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial times, putting the world on course to breach the internationally agreed “1.5°C” temperature barrier […]

    2017 Weather and Climate Disasters Cost U.S. Record $306 Billion

    2017 Weather and Climate Disasters Cost U.S. Record $306 Billion

    2017, one of the hottest years in modern history, was also an extremely costly year. According to a new report from the National Centers for Environmental Information, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “the U.S. experienced 16 weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion, with total costs of approximately […]

    3 Extreme Weather Events in 2016 ‘Could Not Have Happened’ Without Climate Change, Scientists Say

    3 Extreme Weather Events in 2016 ‘Could Not Have Happened’ Without Climate Change, Scientists Say

    Three of 2016’s extreme weather events would have been impossible without human-caused climate change, according to new research. The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society published a collection of papers Wednesday focused on examining the effect of climate change on 27 extreme weather events last year. The research found that climate change was a “significant […]

    Arctic Report Card 2017: Ice Cover Is Shrinking Faster Compared With Prior 1,500 Years

    Arctic Report Card 2017: Ice Cover Is Shrinking Faster Compared With Prior 1,500 Years

    By Brenda Ekwurzel The 2017 Arctic Report Card reflects contributions from 85 scientists representing 12 countries. The pace of sea ice area (hereafter extent) decrease is unprecedented over the past 1,500 years, according to Emily Osborne’s et al. 2017 contribution to the Arctic Report Card released Tuesday. Osborne and team carefully relied upon 45 different […]