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Sea Levels on the Rise

Despite the fact that talk radio is still denying it, new research reveals that About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal...
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Climate Change: More Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Climate change brings along a couple of companions: Volcano eruptions and earthquakes....
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It's Not the Sun, It's Us

NASA reports that a recent lull in the sun's activity did not prevent the Earth from absorbing more solar energy than could escape back into space. This means that climate change is mainly caused by...
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Monsters in Primeval Water?

We worry about fighting off an alien invasion in the future, but the biggest invasion of new creatures...
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Why It Suddenly Got So Cold

For the first half of the winter, there were warm temperatures and a lack of snow. But then all that changed: Temperatures in Europe have plunged. It has even snowed as far south as North Africa. Now it's...
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Landscape Invaders

Here's yet another result of climate change: Our landscapes will change too. It's not just that we'll have to plant more hot weather,...
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The End May be Cold, Not Hot

The future may not roast us--it may freeze us instead. We may even be heading for a mini ice age like the one that occurred in the 17th Century. In other words, we may soon have a REAL reason...
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Animals on the Move!

While in some cases, climate change is causing animals to locate to new places, it's mostly regular migration: Every fall, tiny hummingbirds face high winds and bad weather to migrate from Canada and the northern United States to as far south as Mexico, then back again in the spring--an...
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The Brave Quest for Biofuel

In their search for a low greenhouse gas emissions fuels, scientists have done a lot of embarrassing things: They have measured kangaroo farts and cow farts. Now they are collecting giraffe manure.

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Owl Invasion!

Have you seen an owl in your yard lately? Arctic Snowy Owls are moving south into the lower 48 states in numbers never before witnessed. A leading researcher has called the numbers "unbelievable." Most of the birds are younger owls, and it is believed that the migration is being caused by a fundamental failure of food supplies in the...
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A Warm Winter Kills

Despite the ominous forecasts for NEXT winter, we're having a mild winter in the US this year. We assume that a COLD winter is what kills plants and animals, but it turns out that a warmer-than-usual winter season can harm them just as much.
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Arctic Changes Could Halt Gulf Stream

Over the past 15 years, a mass of fresh water from ice melt has been building under the Arctic ice cap. The water is trapped under the Beaufort Gyre in the western Arctic, and presently represents about 10% of all the fresh water in the Arctic. It appears in the form of a bulge under the ice, and is kept in place by the permanent anti-cyclonic...
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Something GOOD About the Recession

The recession has been painful for most of us, but it's been GOOD in one way: It's cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, which means it's reduced the threat of global...
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Animals are Disappearing and We're Covering it Up

Animals are going extinct for all sorts of reasons, and what's being done to some of them should be a CRIME. Many of the animal species at risk of extinction right here in the US have...
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Evolution May Not Keep Up With Climate Change

If climate change accelerates, can animals and plants evolve quickly enough to keep up with it? Climate changes profoundly...
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If Climate Change Accelerates, Can Plants and Animals Keep Up?

No matter WHAT ELSE 2012 brings, there's one thing we KNOW will continue in the future: Climate change and the resulting extinction of many animal species.

The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of...
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Were Neanderthals Frozen Out?

It may have been the WEATHER that did them in. Researcher Julien Riel-Salvatore says, "It's been long believed that Neanderthals were outcompeted by fitter modern humans and they could not adapt. We are changing the main narrative. Neanderthals were just as adaptable and in many ways, simply victims of their own success."

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Is This the Beginning of the End?

It's happened: Methane, previously trapped in the ocean floors, is out gassing into the atmosphere at an ...
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Insects Fight Terrorism

New research may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans. But we'd better get there soon, because...
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Horror Movies May Come to Life

Is the horror of the "Creature From the Black Lagoon" in our future? As...
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World War III Will be Caused by Climate Change

The next war won't be over conflicts in Asia or the Middle East--between India and Pakistan or Israel and the Palestinians. If history is any guide, it will be a result of...
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Cold Weather? Blame the Sun

Can the sun cause cold weather? Cold winters that have dumped tons of snow on areas like the Northeastern US may have their origins in the sun's varying ultraviolet emissions. Recent satellite data shows that the sun's UV output is far more changeable than scientists had previously thought, and these changes lead to warmer winters in some places...
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A Wonderful New Tool to Detect Climate Change

Not all Smartphone "apps" are ominous--some of them are wonderful (and fun!). Here's another...
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Climate Change Facts are CLASSIFIED

By now, climate change is obvious to everyone except the most ardent deniers. But the data collected by the Center on Climate Change and National Security remains classified. What are they...
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Can the Ocean Save Us?

The planet's deep oceans at times may absorb enough heat to flatten the rate of global warming for periods of as long as a decade even in the midst of longer-term warming. According to a new analysis led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),...
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Cooling the Earth: Pollution and Cosmic Rays

Pollution causes climate change and also helps prevent it, but what it does MOST is make it hard to forecast what will happen to our weather in the future (if you order our...
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Listen for the Lies

Don't vote for the laughing candidate or the depressed candidate--vote for the candidate who will keep JUNK SCIENCE...
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Wildfires are Burning: Another Reason Why

In past decade, almost 78,000 fires have burned almost 7 million acres in the US and Texas is burning right now. There are several reasons for this: one of them has to do with climate change, but the other may be invasive plant...
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Do We Still Have a Chance?

When it comes to climate change, the answer is probably "no." Unknowncountry.com's Climate Watch warned that extreme summer ice melt this year will be accompanied by methane outgassing that will, in...
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Texas is Burning

Texas is home to presidential candidate Rick Perry, who denies global warming, but parts of the state are burning, due to a drought of historic proportions that has been intensified by excessive...
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