Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability
Trump Administration May Soon Ax Obama's Big Climate Rule
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:15:00 GMT
U.S. EPA staff under Administrator Scott Pruitt might refute Obama-era findings that reducing carbon dioxide emissions has large health benefits.
Chasing the Flame: Does Media Coverage of Wildfires Probe Deeply Enough?
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT
News stories often focus on the immediate cause of the blaze

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The GLOBE Program: Making the Case for K–12 Citizen Scientists
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Young participants in the GLOBE Program have collected more than 140 million data points in the last 20 years

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Cities and States Are Picking Up Trump's Slack on Climate
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT
Wind turbines and solar panels in Palm Springs, California.
Trump's Breathtaking Hypocrisy on Coal Mining
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Mountaintop-removal coal mining operation, West Virginia.
The Monster Hurricanes of 2017
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT
The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts

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Cities Sue Big Oil for Damages from Rising Seas
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT
San Fransisco.
Hurricane Maria: What Exactly Is a Category 4 Storm? [Slide Show]
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:15:00 GMT
INTENSE -- A photo taken on September 17, 2017 shows a roofless building at the Alizea residence in Mont Vernon, on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma.
Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for Birds
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:27:00 GMT
A trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports.

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World Faces Sharp Rise in Tropical Storm Damage Risk
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT
People walk past smashed boats on September 16, 2017 at Marigot shipyard on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin after the island was hit by Hurricane Irma.
Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Hundreds of people descend into the Bath's riverfront and beach to take part in the August 6, 2010 Redneck fishing contest on in Bath, IL, a response to the region's inundation with the invasive Asian Carp.
Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees Celsius May Still Be Possible
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Coal-fired power plants, such as this one in Germany, are a source of greenhouse-gas emissions.
NASA Nominee Wants to Study Climate Change--on Mars
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMT
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is nominated to oversee NASA.
Major Companies Set Carbon-Slashing Goals
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:30:00 GMT
Brand-name businesses—including clothing companies Nike Inc., Gap Inc., Guess and Levi Strauss & Co.—are setting goals to cut their greenhouse emissions based on climate science as part of a partnership launched by the United Nations and environmental groups.
Warming Puts Squeeze on Ancient Trees
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:30:00 GMT
As temperatures rise, the tree line moves upslope. But ancient bristlecone pines are losing that upslope race to faster-colonizing neighbors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Rising CO2 Pushes Plants to Drink Sparingly
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:25:00 GMT
As carbon dioxide levels rise, plants are sipping water more efficiently—which could come in handy in a drier future. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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The Window Is Closing to Avoid Dangerous Global Warming
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMT
There's a 50 percent chance that temperatures will rise 4 degrees Celsius under a business-as-usual scenario

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Will the Thawing of Arctic Ice Release Diseases?
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Anthrax bacterium.
Climate Skeptics Could Snag EPA Science Adviser Slots
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
The New Economy of Excrement
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:15:00 GMT
Sewage treatment plant.