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15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Warn Humanity of Environmental Catastrophe

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Warn Humanity of Environmental Catastrophe

More than 15,000 scientists have signed a chilling article titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” urging global leaders to save the planet from environmental catastrophe. The plea, published Monday in the international journal BioScience, is likely the largest-ever formal support by scientists for a journal article with 15,372 total signatories, Motherboard noted. […]

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    July Ties for Hottest Month on Record

    July Ties for Hottest Month on Record

    Last month tied July 2016 as the hottest July in recorded history, according to a preliminary analysis by NASA. And as a result, it also statistically tied with August 2016 and July 2016 as the hottest months ever recorded. Mashable’s Andrew Freedman noted that this record is even more noteworthy because it occurred in the […]

    It’s Official: 2016 … Planet’s Hottest Year on Record

    It’s Official: 2016 … Planet’s Hottest Year on Record

    2016 broke several climatic records, a sweeping report issued Thursday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration INOAA) confirms. More than 450 scientists from more than 60 countries contributed to NOAA’s State of the Climate report, which confirms that 2016 was the hottest year on record. The report also details several other record-breaking events in […]

    Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone Could be Largest Ever, Thanks to the Meat Industry

    Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone Could be Largest Ever, Thanks to the Meat Industry

    Scientists predict that so much pollution is pouring into the Gulf of Mexico this year that it is creating a larger-than-ever “dead zone” in which low to no oxygen can suffocate or kill fish and other marine life. The Guardian reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expected to announce this week […]

    NOAA: Earth Had its Third Warmest June on Record

    NOAA: Earth Had its Third Warmest June on Record

    By Dr. Jeff Masters June 2017 was the planet’s third warmest June since record keeping began in 1880, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information on Monday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) rated June 2017 as the fourth warmest June on record. The only warmer Junes came […]

    6 Ways NOAA Budget Cuts Will Impact Weather Reporting

    6 Ways NOAA Budget Cuts Will Impact Weather Reporting

    By Scott Weaver At a time when storms are getting more destructive, floods more devastating and people and property more vulnerable, accurate weather forecasting is more critical than ever. Which is why the Trump administration’s brazen proposal to slash funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) most important forecasting and storm prediction programs […]

    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    Not Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Will Be Spared From Sea Level Rise

    By Nika Knight A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow, Water, Ice […]

    NOAA Launches Investigation Into Unusually High Humpback Whale Die-Offs

    NOAA Launches Investigation Into Unusually High Humpback Whale Die-Offs

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday it is investigating the unusually high number of humpback whale deaths off the U.S. Atlantic Coast. A total of 41 humpback whales died in the waters off Maine to North Carolina since January 2016, including 15 that washed up dead this year. That’s about three times […]