Climate Change

A disastrous megaflood could bring more than 8 feet of water to parts of California, scientists say

Devastating wildfires and droughts are not the only natural catastrophes that California will continue to face. According to new research published on Friday, a disastrous megaflood could bring so much water to some areas of the state that it could completely drown entire stop signs on a neighborhood street. Scientists say it’s part of an …

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Artificially Inducing Phytoplankton Blooms Could Lower Carbon Dioxide Levels and Fight Climate Change

The main conversation around climate change focuses on one thing: how much carbon is in the air—and by extension, how to reduce it. However, what is less talked about but may become incredibly important is how much carbon is in our oceans. There is 50 times more carbon in the ocean than the atmosphere. Some …

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Gastonia sewer line hailed by FEMA climate change project example

Gov. Roy Cooper joined federal officials from FEMA and the White House Friday, Aug, 12, 2022, for a tour of a project paid for with climate resiliency funds in Gastonia. To Cooper’s right is Robert Cloninger, assistant director of public works for the city of Gastonia. Will Wright wwright@charlotteobserver.com Federal officials see a sewer project …

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California governor announces aggressive $8 billion plan to boost water supply

California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week announced an aggressive new plan to tackle the state’s water shortage. The $8 billion strategy, detailed in a 16-page document, aims to reinforce California’s dwindling water supply. As the burdens of global warming and historic drought conditions show no sign of slowing down, Newsom is looking to expand the …

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Arctic warming 4 times faster than the rest of the world, study shows

Scientists have known the Arctic is warming faster than climate models show, but a new study just put into context how much worse the problem is. It’s long been reported that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. The researchers behind a Finnish Meteorological Institute study found the Arctic …

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Which diet will help save our planet: Climatarian, flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan?

By Mark Maslin, UCL for The Conversation The food we consume has a massive impact on our planet. Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on Earth, destroys forests and other ecosystems and produces a quarter of the world’s gas greenhouse emissions. Meat and dairy accounts for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. So …

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The Arctic is warming up to four times faster than the rest of the planet, new study shows

Scientists have known for years that the Arctic has suffered from more warming than the rest of the world. But a new study shows that it’s much worse than previously thought. Researchers have long estimated that the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the world — a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification …

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