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Sen. Murkowski Warns About the Impact of Climate Change

The senator from Alaska says the impact of climate change in her state “is real, it is happening, it is now, and almost none of these changes are for the better for us” — Although President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax and is pushing for the increased use of fossil fuels, Sen. …

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Arctic Undergoing Most Unprecedented Transition in Human History

The Arctic Report Card, released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, outlines vast changes taking place in the Arctic region. Here are some major findings — The Arctic continues to undergo dramatic change due to atmospheric and ocean warming, and the region “is no longer returning to the extensively frozen region of recent past …

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California wildfire smoke spreads to New York, 3,000 miles away

Haze envelopes Washington DC and other east coast cities and Arnold Schwarzenegger visits firefighters in California — The US east coast has been provided a firsthand reminder of the deadly California wildfires after smoke swept across the country and caused a haze to envelop the eastern seaboard, including Washington DC and New York City. Hazy …

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Melting Antarctic ice could slow global temperature rise, study says

Cold meltwater running off Antarctica’s ice sheets and into the ocean could dampen the pace of global temperature rise, a new study suggests — The research, published in Nature, finds that the rate of ice-sheet melt in a high-emissions scenario could see the oceans cooled by the influx of frigid water. This could knock as …

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Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise — Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse man-made damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. The …

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Hurricane Michael: everything you need to know on the record-breaking storm

It was powerful, surprising and destructive … and there will never be another Hurricane Michael — Hurricane Michael lashed the Carolinas on Thursday after it claimed at least six lives and tore a trail of carnage through Florida and Georgia. Here is what you need to know about one of the strongest storms ever to …

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Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was primarily driven by “pronounced warm conditions” in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, research finds — The study shows that high sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the Atlantic played a larger role than other possible …

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Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as the western US, Europe and Siberia. This has focused a great deal of public attention on the role that climate change plays in wildfires — Recently, some commentators have tried to dismiss …

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Last year was warmest ever that didn’t feature an El Niño, report finds

State of the climate report found 2017 was the third warmest with a record high sea level and destructive coral bleaching — Last year was the warmest ever recorded on Earth that didn’t feature an El Niño, a periodic climatic event that warms the Pacific Ocean, according to the annual state of the climate report …

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State of the climate: 2018 set to be fourth warmest year despite cooler start

Temperatures on the Earth’s surface in the first half of 2018 were lower than over the same period for the three previous years. This was due, in part, to a moderate La Niña event during late 2017 and the first half of 2018 — However, the world is quickly switching to El Niño conditions, which …

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