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More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. A key part of this agreement would be the pledges...
After a decade of rapid growth in global CO2 emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and...
A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts...
A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led...
Saharan Africa, dozens of major 'development corridors,' including roads, railroads, pipelines, and port facilities, are in the works to increase agricultural production, mineral exports, and economic integration. And, if all...
Ground-breaking new research has shown that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.
A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a stabilizing sill and is crumbling into...
The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study.
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- Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis
- NASA sees small Tropical Storm In-fa becoming extra-tropical
- Satellite video shows Hurricane Sandra moving north along Mexico's west coast
- NASA study suggests carbon content of temperate forests overestimated
- Shedding light on oil behaviors before the next spill
- NASA study: Mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet greater than losses
- Massive northeast Greenland glacier is rapidly melting, UCI-led team finds
- Declining snowpacks may cut many nations' water
- Former Tropical Cyclone Kate examined by GPM, RapidScat and GOES-East
- The past shows how abrupt climate shifts affect Earth