US Cities Under 12 Feet Of Water: Rising Sea Levels Turn US Into Venetian Waterland — Eventually May 18, 2014 14:51 PM E
Two new studies predict sea levels will rise by as much as 12 feet during the centuries ahead as parts of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse.
Snowfall and Global Warming: Less Snow May Cause Rivers to Go Dry May 18, 2014 13:07 PM E
Snowfall contributes water to nearby water sources, but as global warming reduces the occurrence of snow, these rivers may go dry.
Solar Winds Contribute To Lightning Strikes On Earth May 17, 2014 13:33 PM E
Although it's long been known that lightning is caused by electrical charges produced in clouds, scientists have now discovered that they're also created by the Sun's solar winds.
Expansion of Earth's Tropical Regions Bringing Cyclones Closer To Home May 14, 2014 12:42 PM E
A 35-mile-per decade expansion of the tropical regions toward the northern and southern poles may be bringing powerful cyclones closer to coastal cities, scientists say.
Reducing Dangerous Effects Of Nitrogen With Mitigation Efforts May 13, 2014 17:48 PM E
A recent study analyzed mitigation efforts that can reduce nitrogen pollution by half.
Europe’s Ban On Discarding Unwanted Fish Could Do More Harm Than Good May 13, 2014 17:30 PM E
The European Union's fish discard ban, which bans the practice of dumping tons of unwanted fish back into the sea may not be the right solution to improve dwindling fish stocks.
Sea-Level Rise Of 10 Feet May Be Unavoidable Because Of Melting Linchpin Glacier May 12, 2014 15:24 PM E
Sea-level rise of 10 feet over the next millennium may be inevitable, according to two major papers published Monday. A few melting glaciers are predicted to set off a chain reaction that will unleash the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Humans Are Only Partially Responsible For Melting Arctic Ice; The Rest Is Natural May 11, 2014 13:39 PM E
A recent study comparing temperatures since 1979, climate models and actual climate behavior, reveals that humans are only partially responsible for the rapidly melting arctic sea ice.
Deepwater Horizon’s Oil-Eating Microbes May Have Eaten Less Oil Than We Expected May 11, 2014 13:13 PM E
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the worst in history, but while oil-eating microbes were supposedly eating all the dangerous gas out of the water, they may not have been doing as good a job as we thought.
Antarctica Is Stealing Australia’s Thunder May 11, 2014 13:04 PM E
Increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are causing wind patterns near Australia and Antarctica to shift, stalling climate change in Antarctica while making Australia hotter.
Climate Change: A Boon for Pests, A Bane for Us May 10, 2014 16:04 PM E
Recent studies show that as carbon dioxide levels rise, insect pests and weeds will become bigger, more pernicious problems.
Reducing NYC Air Pollution Would Boost Children's IQ And Chance For Financial Success May 08, 2014 14:00 PM E
A study that likens the effects of air pollution on fetuses to that of smoking mothers, finds that cleaner air would lead to smarter, higher-earning children.
Rising Carbon Emissions Could Cause Massive Malnutrition As Zinc And Iron Are Depleted From Crops May 07, 2014 13:06 PM E
Rising levels of atmospheric carbon may threaten humanity with greater malnutrition as crops lose zinc and iron.
Bill Nye: 'Climate Change Is Our Most Urgent, No. 1 Priority Right Now' [VIDEO] May 07, 2014 13:05 PM E
Bill Nye "the Science Guy" debated about climate change on CNN's Crossfire on Tuesday. He says the country's most pressing policy issue is dealing with global warming.
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