Global Warming

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The Unlikeliest Heroes in the Battle Against Climate Change? Dung Beetles

The cow poop-crunching insects play a small but vibrant role in reducing greenhouse gases, scientists report.

Reuters

What if the Rest of the World Used as Much Air Conditioning as Americans?

U.S. households use more energy for A/C than the rest of the world combined. But that's changing, fast.

Reuters

The Atmospheric 'Rivers' That Explain Why Flooding Has Gotten So Vicious

Imagine the amount of water pouring out the mouth of the Mississippi River, times 15. That's what these things move through the air over time.

Reuters

The Best Excuse Ever for Getting Your Groceries Delivered: It's Greener

If used right, online grocery services like Peapod and FreshDirect could help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

NASA

For Cleveland, Climate Change Could Mean Tons of Toxic Green Algae

Heavy agriculture and global warming are aligning to produce nasty algae blooms in the Great Lakes, scientists says.

NASA

Climate Change Is Making Canada Look More Like the United States

The vegetation around Winnipeg now looks as lush as what's growing in Minneapolis, according to a NASA-funded study.

John Metcalfe

How NASA Scientists Are Turning L.A. Into One Big Climate-Change Lab

Studying the emissions of megacities like Los Angeles promises to be the next big thing in combating global warming.

NASA

The Surprising Way Airplanes May Be Heating Up the World's Climate

Tantalizing evidence suggests that yes, air traffic is helping give the atmosphere a fever.

Reuters

There's No Question: Climate Change Made Superstorm Sandy Worse

Here's the logic: Sandy threw the ocean at the land, and because of global warming, there were about eight inches more ocean to throw.

EPA

What Would New York Look Like If the Storm Surge Was Permanent?

It would be a lot smaller, for one thing.

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A Handy Guide to Global Warming Diseases

As temperatures rise, tropical diseases move into new territory.

Reuters

Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

Climate Central

Map of the Day: The State of a Warming America

Temperatures rose in each of the continental 48 states since 1970.

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The Greening of China's Smoky Funeral Rites

Instead of burning paper money to honor their deceased relatives, many Chinese people are choosing to just write a check.

Reuters

What Communities Should Do To Protect Against Climate Change

Nine low-tech steps we can take to mitigate the effects of global warming.

Climate Central, NOAA, et al.

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

Jim Henderson

New York City in Line for Dozens of '100-Year Floods' Every Century

If the climate continues to warm, Manhattan could face crippling deluges every 3 to 20 years by the end of the century, say MIT researchers.

Reuters

Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data