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Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

Sponsored Links atese via Getty Images The effect of climate change on oceans is likely more extensive than you think. A study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) indicated that climate change and the ensuing hotter water reduced the amount of oxygen dissolved into oceans by 2 percent between 1960 and 2010. …

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California’s methane super-emitters

Enlarge Oregon Metro Methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, trapping much more heat. Point-source methane emitters are typically small—usually less than 10 meters in diameter—but they emit plumes of highly concentrated methane. So if we want to reduce the amount of methane we’re spouting into the air (which we obviously …

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Greta Thunberg Joins Satoshi in Questioning Bank Bailouts

</header> <strong>Saving planet Earth is a noble goal with many different dimensions. Climate change needs to be addressed vigorously as our world warms up faster than ever. Economic development needs a higher degree of financial freedom to provide everyone access to opportunities and wealth. A teenager from Scandinavia, dubbed a “next generation leader,” has once …

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House Democrats introduce bill to keep the US in the Paris Agreement

Enlarge / The Capitol Building in Washington DC. Getty Images On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) in announcing the Climate Action Now Bill, which is intended to stop the United States from exiting the Paris Agreement. President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the Obama-era agreement in 2017, …

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Those Midwestern floods are expected to get much, much worse

Enlarge / HAMBURG, IOWA – MARCH 20: Homes and businesses are surrounded by floodwater on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Scott Olson | Getty Images The record-setting floods deluging the Midwest are about to get a lot worse. Fueled by rapidly melting snowpack and a forecast of more rainstorms in the next few weeks, …

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500 million years of climate history pinned on plate tectonics

Enlarge / Indonesia’s Paluweh volcano sits in a region of colliding tectonic plates—perhaps the formula for glacial periods in geologic history. Robert Simmon/NASA Earth Observatory Generally speaking, it’s easy enough to make sense of the last few million years of climate patterns—the world looked much as it does today, so changes in greenhouse gas concentrations …

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