News tagged with climate

What is the habitable zone?

The weather in your hometown is downright uninhabitable. There's scorching heatwaves, annual tyhpoonic deluges, and snow deep enough to bury a corn silo.

dateJun 30, 2015 in Astronomy
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Scientists recruit public to help study "The Blob"

A huge mass of unusually warm water that scientists have dubbed "The Blob" has lurked off the West Coast for much of the past two years and speculation is growing that it may be connected in some way with the drought plaguing ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Environment
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China announces climate target for Paris deal

Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Environment
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Pace of climate talks far too slow: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on climate change were moving too slowly and urged governments to quicken the pace ahead of the December conference on reaching a new global ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Environment
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Silent extinctions on coral reefs

There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.

dateJun 25, 2015 in Environment
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