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El Niño Fueled Zika Outbreak

A new study found a link between El Niño and the Zika outbreak in South America. The researchers believe that this was likely due...

Environment

Scientists – Human Activity Causing Heat Waves

Human-caused climate change very likely increased the severity of heat waves that plagued India, Pakistan, Europe, East Africa, East Asia, and Australia in 2015...

Western U.S. Facing Megadrought

Scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Cornell University and NASA provide new insights into the role temperature plays in megadrought risk and how...

Why People Deny Climate Change

Climate change is a serious threat to humans, animals, and the earth’s ecosystems. Nevertheless, effective climate action has been delayed, partly because some still...

CO2 Passes 400 PPM

Scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced in 2013 that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reached a daily average above 400 parts per...

ENERGY

Turning CO2 Into Biofuel

Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a...

Electricity From Osmosis

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater,...

Berlin Latest City To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies.  The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s...
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