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Another six islands have lost more than 20% of their surface area, forcing communities to relocate as the shoreline closes in on their homes.
CNN
 | Environment
May 10, 2016
World
And not just broken it, but shattered it, blasting through it like the previous record wasn’t even there.
Slate
 | Environment
April 16, 2016
World
A group of scientists caused a stir this week when they suggested a new explanation for the huge number of ships and planes that seem to have disappeared in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
Mic
 | Environment
March 16, 2016
Denmark, Europe
Winnowing away of the ice, exacerbated by soot blown on to the ice from wildfires, means Greenland's ice sheet is stuck in a feedback loop.
The Guardian
 | Environment
March 03, 2016
World
If you needed further signs that humans are likely warming the planet, you just got it.
Engadget
 | Environment
January 21, 2016
World
According to new research, a third of that heat - and rising - is finding its way into the deep ocean below 700m, temporarily slowing warming at Earth’s surface.
EcoWatch
 | Environment
January 19, 2016
World
The new study provides one of the strongest cases yet that from the amount of concrete mankind uses in building to the amount of plastic rubbish dumped in the oceans, Earth has entered a new geological epoch.
The Guardian
 | Environment
January 09, 2016
World
Agreement criticized for imposing no sanctions on countries that fail to reduce emissions.
CBC
 | Environment
December 12, 2015
France, Europe
This law is the first to offer a "combined, coherent policy against food waste".
Telegraph
 | Environment
December 10, 2015
Uruguay, South America
In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success.
The Guardian
 | Environment
December 03, 2015
World
Changes to weather, agriculture, and health disproportionately affect poorer countries.
National Geographic
 | Environment
December 01, 2015
World
Lowering the cost of clean energy to make it competitive with fossil fuels is the best way to get poor countries to make the switch without sacrificing economic growth, Gates said.
CNN
 | Environment
November 30, 2015
World
Waterlogged cities might seem like stuff of the post-apocalypse, but that post-apocalypse might come as soon as a single generation.
Motherboard
 | Environment
November 09, 2015
World
It’s not just that the ocean is absorbing more heat than at any point over the last 10,000 years, and that its levels are rising. It’s also becoming more acidic. Its very chemical composition is changing. Ecosystems will be reordered, currents altered.
Motherboard
 | Environment
November 06, 2015
Chile, South America
"The Atacama region was punished, but also blessed by the phenomenon of a flourishing desert, something that happens only after the rains, this time brought about by El Niño and climate change."
ABC News
 | Environment
October 31, 2015
Middle East, Asia
Climate change could leave major cities in a key part of the Middle East, the oil-rich Persian Gulf region, unfit for humans to survive. They'd literally be unlivable.
CNN
 | Environment
October 28, 2015
Denmark, Europe
Scientists know that the melting of Greenland is accelerating. As the temperature rises, large lakes form on the surface of the ice, which in turn create a network of rivers.
New York Times
 | Environment
October 27, 2015
World
WE may think we’re pretty clever, but humans are a greater risk to themselves than any species in history.
news.come.au
 | Environment
October 24, 2015
Norway, Europe
The idea is to add nearly 40 miles of bike lanes and make the city center car-free, which would in turn make Oslo the first major European city to place a “comprehensive and permanent ban” on cars.
The Atlantic
 | Environment
October 21, 2015
India, Asia
In August this year, the airport became totally self sufficient in meeting its energy needs after it installed a 12 megawatt solar plant close to the cargo terminal.
BBC
 | Environment
October 09, 2015
World
The mass bleaching is caused by rising water temperatures resulting from two natural warm currents and exacerbated by man-made climate change.
BBC
 | Environment
October 08, 2015
Singapore, Asia
In Singapore, where every square metre counts, high rise buildings have typified the urban fabric for many years. Recent developments have tried to soften the friction between nature and the urban environment.
Maptia
 | Environment
October 05, 2015
World
"Climate change is severely impacting the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants, and we must transition to a clean energy economy that does not rely on fossil fuels, the main driver of this global problem," said Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ecowatch
 | Environment
September 25, 2015
United States, North America
The project is to turn a dying shopping mall and its sprawling parking lot into the world's largest green roof - creating a green, walkable neighbourhood filled with gardens, apartments and retail spaces.
Science Alert
 | Environment
September 24, 2015
World
Across the globe, cities are tackling climate change by shifting away from coal, oil, and natural gas. Yet a survey shows they’re now at very different stages.
National Geographic
 | Environment
September 22, 2015
World
Over the decades, a lethal mix of overfishing, pollution, intense ocean acidification, and climate change has increasingly endangered the ecosystems and coastal communities that they sustain.
Motherboard
 | Environment
September 16, 2015
World
The analysis comes in advance of an expected rise in ice levels during the cool fall and winter months.
Time
 | Environment
September 15, 2015
United States, North America
It is rare enough, in fact, that many viewers were baffled by the sight, but a quick look at the tweets filling Twitter reveals they found it pleasant regardless.
Slash Gear
 | Environment
August 24, 2015
World
Thursday, August 13, is Earth Overshoot Day, when resource use is expected to outstrip the capacity for production - and it's getting earlier every year.
National Geographic
 | Environment
August 18, 2015
Iran, Asia
Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.
The Washington Post
 | Environment
August 03, 2015
France, Europe
Many journalists traveling to the Island Reunion to cover the recent unveiling of a jet wing fragment were met with a surprise upon arriving.
Clapway
 | Environment
August 03, 2015
Kenya, Africa
The project will consist of 365 turbines and expected to achieve 68% load capacity factor, which will make it the most efficient wind power farm in the world.
Quartz
 | Environment
July 08, 2015
China, Asia
There are growing expectations that China will soon give details of its pledge to cut carbon emissions ahead of key UN climate talks.
BBC
 | Environment
June 30, 2015
World
Species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions.
The Telegraph
 | Environment
June 22, 2015
India, Asia
Solar energy has a surprising new supporter in India: the country's massive state-owned railways.
Quartz
 | Environment
June 15, 2015
Spain, Europe
A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy that will once again upend what you see outside your car window.
Wired
 | Environment
May 18, 2015
Africa
Africa’s innovators and social entrepreneurs are roaring to go, their ingenious innovations address African-specific challenges, and often also have important global relevance.
Quartz
 | Environment
May 11, 2015
United States, North America
The only way to remove garbage from America is to remove the incentive to dispose.
HopesFears
 | Environment
May 11, 2015
World
Australia, New Zealand, and South America are among the hardest hit as rising temperatures could drive the extinction of one in six species worldwide.
National Geographic
 | Environment
May 04, 2015
Japan, Asia
Scientists are trying to explain the incident, while some see it as an ominous sign to a similar case before the 2011 earthquake.
RT
 | Environment
April 13, 2015
World
If it worsens, acidification could threaten the whole of the marine biosphere, and, obviously, the land-dwelling creatures that depend on it too.
Motherboard
 | Environment
April 13, 2015
World
It's no surprise that, in an era of rapid change, island nations will be among the first to feel the effects of climate change.
National Geographic
 | Environment
April 09, 2015
Canada, Japan, Asia, North America
A water sample collected along the west side of Vancouver Island has returned the first definitive detection of radioactive cesium from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant along the British Columbia coast.
The Weather Network
 | Environment
April 09, 2015
World
For every moneyed thrill-seeker who thinks climbing Mount Everest is a novel post-college adventure, there is a mound of human waste sitting on top of the mountain to account for their privilege.
GOOD
 | Environment
April 03, 2015
Antarctica
Part of Antarctica hit a record high of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit last Tuesday, the hottest ever reported, according to the climate monitor OGIMET.
Vice
 | Environment
March 31, 2015
Australia, Oceania
The system is already turning heads both for the energy it produces, as well as the pollution it doesn't.
GOOD
 | Environment
March 30, 2015
World
If we could harvest deadly blooms and juice them for fuel, we'd be cleaning up the environment and our energy profile in one fell swoop.
Motherboard
 | Environment
March 26, 2015
China, Asia
The tiny Ili Pika, an 8-inch long rabbit-relative, is one of the world's most endangered species with less than 1,000 animals believed to be left in its natural habitat.
Daily Mail
 | Environment
March 25, 2015
Costa Rica, North America
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute announced that the country was able to completely run itself on renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal.
Sputnik News
 | Environment
March 24, 2015

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