The quest to capture and store carbon — and slow climate change — just reached a new milestone

The quest to capture and store carbon -- and slow climate change -- just reached a new milestone

A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially result in the active removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It’s an objective described as crucial by scientists hoping to control the planet’s warming. The facility operated by ethanol giant […]

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Climate change could destroy far more of the Arctic’s frozen soil than we expected

Climate change could destroy far more of the Arctic's frozen soil than we expected

Climate change could cause another 4 million square kilometers, or about 1.5 million square miles, of permafrost to disappear with every additional degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, a new study suggests. The estimate, which was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, is about 20 percent higher than previous studies, the authors said. The study […]

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For the second year in a row, severe coral bleaching has struck the Great Barrier Reef

For the second year in a row, severe coral bleaching has struck the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists just back from a 5,000 mile aircraft survey of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pronounced a dire verdict Sunday: Warm waters have severely bleached large swaths of its corals for the second year in a row in a deadly one-two punch. In 2016, two thirds of corals in the northern sector of the reef died […]

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Trump’s EPA shows signs it may not defend Obama-era smog protections

Trump’s EPA shows signs it may not defend Obama-era smog protections

The Trump administration has given its strongest indication to date it may not stand in the way of lawsuits aimed at undoing Obama-era environmental protections for smog-forming pollutants. In a court filing, the Environmental Protection Agency sought on Friday to postpone oral argument in a case involving an Obama-era standard limiting an air pollutant that forms […]

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Trump prepares to overturn Obama’s limits on offshore oil drilling

Trump prepares to overturn Obama’s limits on offshore oil drilling

The White House is readying an executive order that aims to open up new areas of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to offshore oil and gas drilling, according to multiple individuals briefed on the proposal. The White House is considering issuing instructions to the Interior Department to reverse President Barack Obama’s withdrawal of hundreds of millions of […]

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The federal land agency’s homepage went dark. Really dark. Literally as black as coal.

The federal land agency's homepage went dark. Really dark. Literally as black as coal.

It is a tale of two photographs, one light and airy, the other kind of, well, dark. On Wednesday, the feature photograph on the Bureau of Land Management’s homepage was an idyllic shot of what appears to be a sunrise over pretty green bluff, witnessed by a pair of backpackers. But seemingly overnight, there was […]

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Scientists say the unique Arctic ocean is being transformed before our eyes

Scientists say the unique Arctic ocean is being transformed before our eyes

There’s something special — and very counter-intuitive — about the Arctic ocean. Unlike in the Atlantic or Pacific, where the water gets colder as it gets deeper, the Arctic is upside-down. The water gets warmer as it gets deeper. The reason is that warm, salty Atlantic-originating water that flows into the Arctic from the south is […]

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