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It’s Official: 2018 Was the Fourth-Warmest Year on Record – New York Times

Source: NASA | By The New York Times NASA scientists announced Wednesday that the Earth’s average surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth highest in nearly 140 years of record-keeping and a continuation of an unmistakable warming trend. The data…

Why NASA is studying an island that didn't exist until 4 years ago

A new island born from an explosive submarine volcanic event in early 2015 may help NASA scientists answer a few questions about similar processes on other planets. The island, located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean in the Kingdom of Tonga,…

Australia Is Burning Up While The U.S. Was Freezing To Death. Global Warming’s Role? – Forbes

A dog cools off at a Melbourne beach during an Australia wide heat wave in 2019. Reflections of the sunset and sky visible in the water.Getty North America just went through a Polar Vortex in which much of the eastern…

5 Science Teams Racing Climate Change as the Ecosystems They Study Disappear – InsideClimate News

The landscapes and climate in many parts of the world could be nearly unrecognizable by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, research suggests. In the mountains and high latitudes, snow and ice…

Guest blog – New Year, New Moon Bird by Kerri ni Dochartaigh

Mark ♦ February 6, 2019 ♦ 1 Comment Kerri ní Dochartaigh is a writer who grew up during the Troubles that ravaged Ireland. She lives in a very northwesterly part of the island, where the sky is grey and unbearably…

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New study claims climate change could be linked to heart defects in newborns

Climate change may be linked to heart defects in newborns. The Journal of the American Heart Association just released new research that shows how higher temperatures are related to congenital heart issues in babies born in warmer months. With climate change increasing, moms in the United States are exposed to more heat than ever before. Scientists have previously shown that women who are exposed to heat during their pregnancy have a higher chance of having a baby born with a congenital heart…

Report: Global Warming Could Melt At Least A Third Of Himalayan Glaciers – NPR

The Ngozumpa Glacier in the Himalayas of Nepal, filling the valley in the foreground, now contains meltwater pools. Whitworth Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Whitworth Images/Getty Images The Ngozumpa Glacier in the Himalayas of Nepal, filling the valley in…

The weird and beautiful life hiding in Antarctica's frigid depths

In July 2017, an iceberg with a volume of water twice that of Lake Erie and encompassing some 2,300 square miles broke free of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. As it drifted away, the giant 620-foot thick berg…