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US undermining ‘last chance’ climate talks, experts charge

US undermining ‘last chance’ climate talks, experts charge

The American delegation came to promote coal. And the kids laughed in their faces. That was the bizarre and symbolic scene that unfolded Monday at the UN COP24 climate talks at a spaceship-shaped conference center in Polish coal country. The nations of the world are meeting here to hash out a “rulebook” to help ensure…MORE

In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says

In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says

What do scientists see when comparing our future climate with the past? In less than 200 years, humans have reversed a multimillion-year cooling trend, new research suggests. If global warming continues unchecked, Earth in 2030 could resemble its former self from 3 million years ago, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings…MORE

Aid for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Aid for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The civil war in Yemen has brought untold misery and desperation to civilians trapped by the fighting. You can help the charities and non-profits providing humanitarian aid through the Public Good campaign at https://bit.ly/2AYbjBm . The United Nations describes the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and reports more than 22 million…MORE

Melting of Greenland’s ice is ‘off the charts,’ study shows

Melting of Greenland’s ice is ‘off the charts,’ study shows

Greenland’s massive ice sheets contain enough water to raise global sea levels by 23 feet, and a new study shows that they are melting at a rate “unprecedented” over centuries — and likely thousands of years. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Nature, found that Greenland’s ice loss accelerated rapidly in the past…MORE

This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon

This exoplanet is inflated like a balloon

A newly discovered exoplanet 124 light-years away is just full of hot air, according to a new study. HAT-P-11b, about the size of Neptune and four times larger than Earth, was found in the Cygnus constellation. The planet is considered a “warm Neptune,” with an average temperature of 1,022 degrees Fahrenheit. For reference, Neptune is…MORE

Microplastics found in gut of every sea turtle in new study

Microplastics found in gut of every sea turtle in new study

Plastic was found in the gut of every single sea turtle examined in a new study, casting fresh light on the scale of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. The research, published in the journal Global Change Biology, examined more than 100 sea turtles of all seven species, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. Researchers…MORE

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