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Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

On a hot July evening last year, a rancher tried to use a hammer and stake to plug a wasp’s nest. The hammer slipped, a spark flew, and a patch of...

What are algae blooms and why are they bad?

In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a large bloom of harmful algae would coat western Lake Eerie this year.NOAA In early July, a bloom of toxic blue-green algae forced...

How California’s Power Outage Is Hurting Legal Marijuana

Electricity drives many legal grow operations and could irrevocably damage marijuana plants during harvest season. Following massive, deadly wildfires a year ago, while also dealing with bankruptcy negotiations, California utility company Pacific...

If Trump Is Reelected, Cannabis Reform Is Dead Until 2025

For years, cannabis has been one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. It's helped to create approximately 243,700 full-time equivalent jobs as of January 2020, according to cannabis website Leafly. Worldwide...

“Sheep Going to Slaughter”: NYC Medical Workers Protest Lack of Protective Equipment

At the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, doctors and nurses wearing surgical masks and scarves held a demonstration Thursday to protest a critical lack of PPE — personal protective equipment. Montefiore nurse: “We...

The Hidden Light Show Below

As I descend into dark waters, my blue flashlights reveal a spectacular display of fluorescent colors shining out from some of the corals and marine creatures below. Normally hard to detect...

Great Barrier Grief

Nadine Marshall is trained as an ecologist, and she’s an expert on the Great Barrier Reef. But recently, her work has picked up an unexpected new element: crisis counseling. “People tell me...

7 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS YOU MIGHT BE EMBARRASSED TO ASK

Thanks to all the different voices claiming this and that – including fossil fuel interests and deniers spreading all kinds of myths – many people don’t know the truth of what’s...

Chagabi Etacore: The leader killed by contact with the outside world

Chagabi Etacore was a young child in 1986 when he heard a helicopter hovering over his home in Paraguay's Chaco forest. A member of the Ayoreo Totobiegosode tribe, Chagabi had never...

Kumkum to create green energy! Indian scientists develop low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using vermilion...

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on...

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