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    Solutions Journalism Covers More Than Just the Bad News

    Solutions Journalism Covers More Than Just the Bad News

    Whether reporting on sea level rise, crop failures, or natural disasters, journalists are often the bearers of bleak news about global warming. But Liza Gross of the Solutions Journalism Network says that the bad news on climate is not the only news. And she says that unrelenting negative coverage can turn viewers and readers off […]

    Polar Ice Caps Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

    Polar Ice Caps Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

    The polar ice caps are melting six times faster than they were in the 1990s, the most comprehensive look at the data to date has found. That data, compiled and analyzed by the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise (IMBIE), puts the melting of Greenland and Antarctica‘s ice sheets on track with the worst-case-scenario prediction […]

    The World Is ‘Way off Track’ in Dealing With Climate Crisis, Says UN Head

    The World Is ‘Way off Track’ in Dealing With Climate Crisis, Says UN Head

    The United Nations released a sobering report Tuesday showing that the climate crisis is accelerating global hunger and wreaking havoc on land, sea and in the atmosphere, according to the UN’s State of the Climate report. The report says that “the tell-tale physical signs of climate change” are everywhere, noting record breaking heat waves, wildfires […]

    ‘Fossil Fuel Companies Knew’: Honolulu Files Lawsuit Over Climate Impacts

    ‘Fossil Fuel Companies Knew’: Honolulu Files Lawsuit Over Climate Impacts

    By Dana Drugmand Hawaii has officially joined the fight to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the climate crisis. On Monday the City of Honolulu filed a lawsuit against 10 oil and gas companies, seeking monetary damages to help pay for costs associated with climate impacts like sea level rise and flooding. The lawsuit, filed […]

    Half of the World’s Beaches Could Disappear by 2100, Study Finds

    Half of the World’s Beaches Could Disappear by 2100, Study Finds

    If nothing is done to lower greenhouse gas emissions, sea level rise could swallow nearly half of the world’s sandy beaches by 2100. That’s the conclusion of a study published by the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Nature Climate Change Monday, which marks the first worldwide assessment of the future of sandy shorelines, EU […]

    Rising Tides Will Force Millions of Americans to Move

    Rising Tides Will Force Millions of Americans to Move

    By Tim Radford The Texan city of Houston is about to grow in unexpected ways, thanks to the rising tides. So will Dallas. Real estate agents in Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; and Las Vegas, Nevada could expect to do roaring business. The inland counties around Los Angeles, and close to New Orleans in Louisiana, will […]

    Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Atmosphere Hit Highest Level in 3 Million Years

    Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Atmosphere Hit Highest Level in 3 Million Years

    According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, the last time carbon dioxide levels were this high was 3 million years ago “when temperature was 2°–3°C (3.6°–5.4°F) higher than during the pre-industrial era, and sea level was 15–25 meters (50–80 feet) higher than today.” That period, the Pilocene Era, is unrecognizable from […]