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Immediate Climate Action Is Needed to Avoid “Grim” Future, Scientists Warn – Scientific American

A leading group of international climate scientists is warning that “large-scale strategies” are needed immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avert “catastrophic circumstances” that threaten every part of the world. In a paper published yesterday in the journal Science, 21…

Did a common childhood illness take down the Neanderthals?

(SUNY Downstate Health Science University) A new study suggests that the extinction of Neanderthals may be tied to persistent, life-long ear infections due to the structure of their Eustachian tubes, which are similar to those of human infants.

D.C.’s Soggy Forecast: NBC Makes Same Hysterical Prediction As 30 Years Ago

On Tuesday’s NBC Today, NBC weatherman Al Roker warned viewers that climate change was “threatening some iconic American landmarks” and even touted predictions that Washington D.C. may soon be underwater as a result. The only problem with that dire forecast?…

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers – Nature.com

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbersNatureShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailNature BriefingSpringerNature Current issue PDF version A family eats near a coal-fired power plant in China. Coal supplies nearly…

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EPA: Despite rumors, Wheeler likely to sit out climate summit

The Trump administration still won’t say who will be in the U.S. chair at next week’s U.N. climate summit in New York City, but observers say reports that it will be EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler are false.

Greta Thunberg to lead youth climate strike in 150 countries on Friday – Vox.com

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday,…

Emails Reveal Bloomberg’s Climate Crusaders’ Role In Maryland’s AG Office

A climate attorney inside Maryland’s attorney general’s office appears to be working at the direction of a group connected to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to documents published recently by a watchdog group. The special assistant attorney…