Climate Change

Europe’s aggressive new emissions rules put gas engines on notice

Europe’s aggressive new emissions rules put gas engines on notice

The European Union has revealed tough new emissions standards, aiming for a 55-percent cut this decade in a move that could all but sign the death warrant for combustion engines. The European Green Deal, revealed in Brussels today, sees the EU's existing fossil fuel goals made even more aggressive as it cranks up the cost of emitting CO2.

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This 2050 Earth map is an ominous glimpse of our future

This 2050 Earth map is an ominous glimpse of our future

A new interactive map shows the likely impact of climate change and industrial development on the Earth's surface, an ominous prediction of how vulnerable our planet will be as we head toward 2050. The new 2050 global land cover map is part of Esri's Living Atlas, tapping satellite imagery and more for a glimpse into the next three decades.

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NASA & ESA partnership sounds “all-hands-on-deck” climate change alarm

NASA & ESA partnership sounds “all-hands-on-deck” climate change alarm

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are teaming up to tackle climate change, inking a new strategic partnership that will see the collected observations of Earth from space released freely. The collaboration comes amid ominous predictions for how changing global temperatures and rising sea levels will expand flooding, accelerate fires, and see even greater extremes in weather conditions.

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NASA issues a dire flood warning – and the wobbly Moon isn’t helping

NASA issues a dire flood warning – and the wobbly Moon isn’t helping

A wobble in the Moon's orbit, combined with climate change, is likely to provoke massive flooding a new study has warned, with the potential for coastal cities to find themselves regularly swamped from the mid-2030s. The newly-published research highlights just how dangerous unchecked global warming can be, and how it can leave dangerous even natural environmental cycles.

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Antarctica’s highest-ever temperature confirmed, beating 2015 record

Antarctica’s highest-ever temperature confirmed, beating 2015 record

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has confirmed a new highest-ever recorded temperature that occurred in Antarctica back in February 2020, one that slightly eclipsed the previous record recorded in 2015. Though that temperature was confirmed and accepted, the organization rejected an even higher temperature that was reported a couple of days later.

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Climate change is shrinking our atmosphere with unexpected consequences

Climate change is shrinking our atmosphere with unexpected consequences

Climate change isn't just causing heatwaves right now, but could eventually lead to a pile-up of space trash in low Earth orbit, NASA warns, with almost three decades of data suggesting a vital layer of our atmosphere is shrinking because of greenhouse gas emissions. An increase in carbon dioxide has led to the upper atmosphere gradually contracting, with a new study putting a number on that change for the first time.

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Thousands of desperate spiders made a massive rolling web in Australia

Thousands of desperate spiders made a massive rolling web in Australia

A spider web so large that it rolls like grass in the wind has popped up in Victoria, Australia, and thousands of busy spiders are to blame. The scene, which will send a chill down the spine of even the mildest arachnophobe, was recently showcased in a new video of the ensnared grasslands. The spider web spans from the ground all the way to the top of nearby trees.

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Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is crumbling faster than expected

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is crumbling faster than expected

A newly published video shows the dramatic increase in ice chunks breaking free from the large ice shelf holding back the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. With the rate of icebergs breaking free increasing over the past few years, scientists warn that the time it takes before the glacier falls into the ocean may be significantly reduced.

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Researchers say global warming is reducing oxygen levels in lakes

Researchers say global warming is reducing oxygen levels in lakes

Researchers published a new study that found oxygen levels in the temperate freshwater lakes worldwide are declining faster than in the oceans. Scientists say that the trend is driven mainly by climate change and threatens freshwater biodiversity and the quality of drinking water. Oxygen levels in lakes across the temperate zone have declined 5.5 percent on the surface and 18.6 percent in deeper water since 1980.

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New study blames one in three heat-related deaths on global warming

New study blames one in three heat-related deaths on global warming

A new study has been published that looked at data between 1991 and 2018. According to the study, more than a third of all deaths where heat played a role are attributable to global warming induced by humans. The study is reportedly the largest of its kind and was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Bern with help from other organizations.

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Torched Earth Ale reveals what beer will taste like amid climate disaster

Torched Earth Ale reveals what beer will taste like amid climate disaster

Scientists have been warning for years now that unmitigated climate change will result in vast changes to the Earth, including scarcity among certain crops that play a key role in the food chain. The beer company New Belgium has made an activist version of its popular Fat Tire ale called 'Torched Earth' that gives the public a real-world experience of what beer would taste like in a planet ravaged by climate change.

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The 2 key parts of NASA and ISRO’s disaster satellite just came together

The 2 key parts of NASA and ISRO’s disaster satellite just came together

It's not being called the doomsday satellite, but NASA-ISRO SAR perhaps should be, with work on what will eventually be a watchful eye over incipient natural disasters continuing ahead of its expected launch in 2022 or beyond. A collaboration between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the satellite will be the first designed to track changes in the nearly the entire surface of the Earth, which could provide a vital warning of upcoming volcanic eruptions or highlight the impact of climate change.

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