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Iceland honours Okjokull, its first glacier lost to global warming – FRANCE 24

Date created : 19/08/2019 – 06:13Latest update : 19/08/2019 – 09:03 Iceland on Sunday honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same…

Global warming is already here. Denying it is unforgivable. – The Washington Post

August 18 at 5:51 PM GLOBAL WARMING is already here, striking substantial regions of the United States with increasing severity. That is the upshot of an exhaustive Post investigation in which Steven Mufson, Chris Mooney, Juliet Eilperin and John Muyskens…

A Growing Number of Americans Are Alarmed about Global Warming – Scientific American

When it comes to concern about global warming, the good news is that a growing number of Americans are alarmed. The bad news is that most still are not alarmed, though they should be given what we already know, how…

Meet WASP-121b, a hot ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet

For the first time, heavy metal gases like magnesium and iron have been detected floating away from an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant sun. Why? Because the planet – which is about as big as Jupiter – is orbiting perilously close to its star.

Life on other planets may glow like coral to protect itself from an angry sun

Every now and then, astronomers looking for alien life will spot a planet that checks a lot of boxes. Is it in the “Goldilocks zone” — in other words, does it orbit not too far and not too close from…

Forest Study Shows How Plants Adapt To Rising Carbon Dioxide

Studies of the world’s tropical forests have pinpointed how much water plants put back into the atmosphere compared to how much carbon they take up, with lower rainfall linked to increased efficiency. By studying how efficiently plants use water, researchers…

Activist Researcher Back With Debunked Claims On Oil, Methane Emissions

A new Park Foundation-funded methane study is generating lots of anti-fracking headlines, despite its conclusions being at odds with the bulk of the scientific community. Cornell University professor and Food and Water Watch board member, Bob Howarth, is back and…

The Reason Antarctica Is Melting: Shifting Winds, Driven by Global Warming – Scientific American

In the remote, alien area of the world where the Amundsen Sea meets the coast of West Antarctica, tall, frozen cliffs loom over the water. They are the edges of massive glaciers—rivers of ice that spill into the ocean. In…