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And not just broken it, but shattered it, blasting through it like the previous record wasn’t even there.
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.
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 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.
This law is the first to offer a "combined, coherent policy against food waste".
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.
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.
Waterlogged cities might seem like stuff of the post-apocalypse, but that post-apocalypse might come as soon as a single generation.
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.
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."
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.
WE may think we’re pretty clever, but humans are a greater risk to themselves than any species in history.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.
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.
Solar energy has a surprising new supporter in India: the country's massive state-owned railways.
Africa’s innovators and social entrepreneurs are roaring to go, their ingenious innovations address African-specific challenges, and often also have important global relevance.
United States, North America
The only way to remove garbage from America is to remove the incentive to dispose.
Australia, New Zealand, and South America are among the hardest hit as rising temperatures could drive the extinction of one in six species worldwide.
Scientists are trying to explain the incident, while some see it as an ominous sign to a similar case before the 2011 earthquake.
If it worsens, acidification could threaten the whole of the marine biosphere, and, obviously, the land-dwelling creatures that depend on it too.
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.
Part of Antarctica hit a record high of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit last Tuesday, the hottest ever reported, according to the climate monitor OGIMET.
The system is already turning heads both for the energy it produces, as well as the pollution it doesn't.
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.
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.