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Northern Climates Warming Fast

Birds react by moving north - There is a colossal ice shelf collapse going on in our close neighbor Canada. Farther away, Greenland's glaciers are not doing well. That's not the only thing that's happening in the North: Bird habitats are moving that way, as the weather gets warmer.

The ice shelves in Canada have lost a...

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A Confession

A conservative media outlet admits that, undoubtedly pressured by the Bush administration's unwavering support of big business, NASA downplayed studies on global warming that were done between 2004 and 2006?and some of them were THEIR OWN studies!

Now none other than Fox News, which used to unabashedly support all Bush policies, quotes...

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A Tiny Nation Drowns

It's happened before, and now it's happening again: another tiny South Pacific island country has realized it will soon disappear beneath the ocean forever.

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Whole SOLAR SYSTEM Getting Hotter

UPDATE: Jupiter has NEW red spot & frost melting on Pluto - Earth is not the only planet in this solar system that is experiencing increased heating and weather upheavals. Increased turbulence and storms were first seen on Jupiter over two years ago, and are continuing. Periods of heating have also been noted on Mars from...

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How Global Warming Affects Human Health

According to a leading medical journal, climate change will have a huge impact on human health and bold decisions are needed now to protect the world's population.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, Professor McMichael says that the risks to health are many, and include the impact of heat waves, floods and wildfires, changes in...

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Farming in the Future

Climate change could cause severe crop losses in South Asia and southern Africa over the next 20 years, because these countries could lose more than a third of their main crop, which is corn, due to heat and drought?or floods. The Israelis, who have experience growing crops in the desert, have developed a way to help plants adapt to the harsh...

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Glacier Surge May Cause Huge Rise in Sea Level

A surge of Antarctic glaciers into the oceans could cause a dramatic rise in sea levels, and an area of the continent the size of Texas could be about to do just that. This area is known to be the least stable in the Antarctic.

The largest of the glaciers, the Pine Island Glacier, seems to be the least stable. It is now dropping more ice...

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Car Emissions: Recycle Them

While scientists are searching for an auto fuel that does not release dangerous greenhouse gases, other researchers are working on a strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon dioxide from vehicles to prevent the pollutant from finding its way from car tailpipes into the atmosphere.

Technologies to capture carbon dioxide...

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Incredible Ice Melt

Glaciers are melting in the Arctic and everywhere else, and now a huge ice sheet in Canada is melting as well. The level of the Mediterranean ocean is rising rapidly. Soon this will be common news, all over the world and it's already affecting the weather right here in the US.

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Spring Confusion

Believe it or not, spring is coming, but will global warming change things? A new study shows that the breeding ranges of North American birds have shifted northward coinciding with a period of increasing global temperatures. Eventually, some of our favorite birds may disappear completely. And those trees they?re nesting in seem to change...

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Recession Also Caused by Weather?

The upcoming recession is being talked about in the news right now, and it's mainly being blamed on oil prices and the sub-prime mortgage situation. But there's another area where our economy is leaking money: the insurance industry. They've taken a beating from the bad weather caused by global warming.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on...

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Go Green for 2008

On Dreamland, prophet John Hogue says the election motto for 2008 will be, "It's the ECOLOGY, stupid." Want to begin to be more environmentally friendly in 2008 but can't afford a hybrid car? There are plenty of other ways to lessen your impact on the environment and go green.

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Despite Warming, There Can Still be Ice

New research has discovered that massive ice sheets existed on the earth during past periods of global warming, giving us hope that sea levels may not rise to disastrous levels during this one.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has found strong evidence that a glacial ice cap, about half the size of the modern day glacial ice...

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Suck It Up!

The ocean is no longer doing it very well.Forests are no longer doing it much either. But that doesn't mean WE can't do it.

In LiveScience.com, Charles Q. Choi writes that scientistsare working on ways to "pull carbon dioxide straight from the air to potentially attack global warming directly." He quotes researcher Frank Zeman as saying...

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Santa Chased Away by Global Warming

Santa may have to retire from the North Pole soon, because arctic is becoming more and more like the weather in California. Climatologist Mark Serreze says, "The Arctic is screaming." What does he mean? It's MELTING. And it turns out the melting in Greenland is not only due to global warming?there's also the problem of underground heat wafting...

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Out of the Past

Global Warming isn't just happening now?it's happened in the past, as well. Is there anything we can learn from those times that will help us today?

In New Scientist, Fred Pearce writes, "It was the biggest climate event of the last 10,000 years and caused the most dramatic change in the weather since humans began farming. And it may yet...

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Why Your Leaves Didn't Turn This Year

Autumn's usual red, orange and yellow leaves arrived later than usual this year and in some places, leaves didn't change color at all. Does this have anything to do with global warming?

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson reports that delayed fall foliage occurred not only in the US, but also in parts of Europe. The reason could be...

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Forests Failing

First we heard that the oceans are no longer sucking up CO2 the way they used to?now it turns out that the FORESTS aren't either! Plus forest fires, like the recent ones in California, pump tons of carbon dioxide INTO the atmosphere.

In the Nov. 1 edition of the Independent, Steve Connor reports that "the sprawling forests of the...

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Time to Re-Draw Our Maps

As global warming melts glaciers at both poles and sea levels rise, maps all over the world will have to be redrawn. Coastal towns in Florida may disappear and so may Boston and New Orleans. In other parts of the world, drought is causing rivers to dry up. For instance, the Dead Sea is 82 feet lower than it was half a century ago, and may not...

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What Needs to be Changed?FAST

A new study show that by 2050, the United States must cut its emissions by at least 80% below those created in the year 2000 if the world is to avoid potentially dangerous impacts of human-induced climate change.

To avoid the most severe effects of climate change, the world must stabilize the concentration of heat trapping gases in the...

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Is Ancient Bacteria Still a Threat?

Microbes locked in Antarctic ice for as much as eight million years have been "resuscitated" in a laboratory. Now that the ice at both poles is melting, could this be dangerous?

Scientists melted down samples of ice from Antarctica glaciers, some of which are 8 million years old. The oldest living thing they discovered is a 600,000-year-...

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Gone in Less Than a Week

An area of the Arctic the size of Florida has melted away in just the last six days as the polar cap continues to melt at a record rate. And not surprisingly, polar bears are starting to disappear as well. There are a lot of mysterious events going on in the far North right now.

On the ABC News website, Clayton Sandell reports that "2007...

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MORE Extreme Weather

Floods in Europe, a tornado in Brooklyn: Due to global warming, extreme weather may be here to stay. the average temperature in 2006 was the second highest since we started keeping records in 1895. The warmest year on record in the US was 1998, and meteorologists say that there's a 16% chance that 2007 will also turn out to be a record breaker...

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Coldest Lake is Heating Up

Lake Superior in Michigan is the coldest and deepest of the Great Lakes, which together have almost 20% of the world's fresh water. It?s the biggest freshwater lake on earth?as big as South Carolina. But due to evaporation caused by global warming, it's at its lowest level in 80 years. Lake Superior is heating up.

In AOL News, John...

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Pole Problems

There are climate problems going on at both ends of the earth right now. Both the arctic and antarctic are suffering from the effects of global warming.

Antarctica, at the bottom of the earth, is the worst. In the August 20 edition of the Independent, Meredith Hooper describes a journey around that continent with the seabird ecologist...

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Extreme Weather?Will it Get Better or Worse?

Evidence of that much-maligned?and denied?global warming in action: the UN is reporting that many parts of the world have been experiencing record extreme weather conditions including floods, heat waves, storms and cold snaps since the beginning of 2007?including a TORNADO in Brooklyn on August 8!

Yahoo News reports that global land...

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Sudden Climate Change

After The Day After Tomorrow was released, climatologists fell all over their own feet trying to claim that sudden climate change isn't all that sudden, really. Shortly thereafter, the Byrd Polar Research Institute published studies of Peruvian glaciers showing that permanent climate change had taken place there in literally a matter of minutes...

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Weather Woes Grip Planet

While unprecedented flooding cripples Britain and Texas andhundreds die in Asian 'rain bombs,' the western UnitedStates is experiencing drought so extreme that thousands ofsquare miles of desert and forest are burning, and thepersistence of the weather patterns suggest that they areindicators of fundamental climate change.

Flooding in...

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Sudden Change

Not all change is gradual?sometimes even HUGE earth changes can happen suddenly. For instance, we now know that the island that is now the UK became separated from the mainland suddenly 200,000 years ago after a huge flood. And Greenland, which is now covered by a sheet of ice, once WAS green!

BBC News reports that scientists got this...

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Arctic: Still Cold, but Not Cold Enough

Polar bears aren't the only Arctic creatures suffering because their habitat is changing. Research has uncovered alarming evidence that high Arctic ponds, many which have been permanent bodies of water for thousands of years, are completely drying out during the polar summer, due to climate change. Arctic plants are faring better?they are...

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