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What would a heat-proof city look like? Cities are already up to 10C hotter than the surrounding areas. As the climate warms, here are four ways cities can cool down – saving lives and energy.

Enough with the fairy tales about the Paris agreement. It's time for facts - Erwin Jackson A select and uninformed few have been railing against the Paris objectives. Let’s debunk some of their tallest tales.

Green Fury: California Fires Caused by Environmentalists, Not Climate Change Green Fury: California Fires Caused by Environmentalists, Not Climate Change. Superforest, Climate Change. Guest essay by Eric Worrall. Greens have reacted with fury at Trump Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke's suggestion that opposition to sensible forest management is exacerbating fire risks.

Cost of Coal: Electric Bills Skyrocket in Appalachia as Region's Economy Collapses "We're in danger of shutting down." As coal mining has collapsed across Appalachia, residents in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia have been socked with a double whammy-crippling electric bills to go along with a declining economy.

Why Ravaging Heatwaves Matter to World's Dinner Table To see the impact of record-breaking temperatures around the world, watch wheat. Found in everything from bread to noodles, biscuits to cereals, beer to cakes. there is no more widely grown staple crop and more than 170 million metric tons trade every year.

Off the African Coast, a Struggle to Revive a Battered Fishery "People do whatever they want - they feel entitled," says Fi Myrthe, an oysterwoman, of the continuing scramble for depleted fisheries resources on Mauritius.

The tropics are in trouble, warn scientists Plants and animals in the tropics are disproportionately threatened by a range of dangers, including habitat loss, overexploitation, and climate change, warn researchers writing in the journal Nature.

Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It's About Time Chile is a land of rivers. Along its narrow 3,000-mile length, thousands of rivers and wetlands bring freshwater and nutrients down from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Exclusive: Draft details Trump's plan for reversing Obama climate rule The Trump administration is preparing to unveil its plan for undoing Barack Obama's most ambitious climate regulation - offering a replacement that would do far less to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet, according to POLITICO's review of a portion of the unpublished draft.

The planet is experiencing an unexplained major cooling and scientists are ignoring it. The planet is experiencing an unexplained major cooling and scientists are ignoring it. Superforest, Climate Change. By Javier. A most remarkable climate phenomenon is taking place under our very noses without anybody paying attention to it. As nearly everybody knows, the planet is warming.

New Mexico Groundwater Diversion Plan Rejected as ‘Water Speculation’ According to the state's order, Augustin Plains Ranch failed to explain how it would put the water to beneficial use, who would use it and for what purposes.

'Millennia of human activity': heatwave reveals lost UK archaeological sites It has also revealed the lines of scores of archaeological sites across the UK landscape, tracing millennia of human activity, from neolithic cursus monuments laid out more than 5,000 years ago to the outline of a long-demolished Tudor hall and its intended replacement.

Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S. New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.

Survey: federal researchers believe politics outweighs science WASHINGTON - Scores of scientists working for the federal government say that under the Trump administration, political concerns outweigh scientific rigor and budget cuts hamper their mission, a new survey shows. Scientists also said they censor their own work to avoid getting in trouble, according to the survey released Tuesday.

Does wild nature create activists? The primary purpose of this website is to celebrate the mountains of south eastern Australia and Tasmania. This includes getting out and enjoying them - walking, skiing, riding, climbing, paddling, or simply just taking it easy.

Opinion - What if Mother Nature Is on the Ballot in 2020? Democrats could have a strong issue to run on if the extreme weather persists and President Trump continues to dismiss climate change.

Carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifts east New images made with data acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite show the high concentrations of carbon monoxide emitted from the fires between July 29 and August 8. As the time series progresses, carbon monoxide high in the atmosphere is shown drifting east.

Zinke blames 'radical environmentalists' for wildfires. Science says otherwise post on Ryan Zinke. Chicago Tribune link. A few weeks ago we began our series of posts highlighting the catastrophic effects of human activity on the planet.

News Clip Linked Coal to Climate Change - 106 Years Ago Today Researchers were studying the topic at least as early as 1882, as evidenced by H.A. Phillips' paper titled "Pollution of the Atmosphere," published that year in the journal Nature.

Scientists create mineral that can remove CO2 pollution from the atmosphere Though still in preliminary stages, scientists welcome 'big step forward' in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas levels and curtail climate change.

My Tryst With Destiny! It's that time of the year, again. I am sipping tea with some banana walnut cake on the side, reflecting on the last three years. Yes, it has been three years! I quit my job on 14th August, 2015 - meri azaadi - to do whatever I wanted to professionally.

Global temperatures likely to be ‘abnormally high’ for at least four years, climate scientists warn Increased likelihood of 'extreme warm events' forecast to drive increasingly hot weather.

The Dangers of Believing False Narratives; If you Don't Properly Diagnose a Problem, You can Never Fix it Only One Can Be Right: Why don't Tree Farms have Catastrophic Fires? California's catastrophic wildfire season has illuminated the yearslong stalemate between those who want to cut back the overgrown, beetle-infested national forests and environmentalists who have axed efforts to fell more trees, blaming the destructive fires on climate change.

Opinion - Here’s How to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Without Taxing Them Congress should require the share of electricity from low-polluting technologies to increase steadily over time.

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