Researchers track the retreat of Arctic ice

Aug 8, 2015

Researchers track the retreat of Arctic ice

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Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research center could walk on the Arctic town’s frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface. Now there is liquid water even in the coldest months, the glaciers are retreating at a ...

'Tinderbox' California ablaze in wildfires

Aug 3, 2015

'Tinderbox' California ablaze in wildfires

Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the inferno, which has claimed at least one life. Some 6,000 homes were evacuated as 21 large fires burned in ...

Australia's war on wind farms threatens project

Jul 25, 2015

Australia's war on wind farms threatens project

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hostility to “visually awful” wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country’s biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind and solar plant in the country’s north. In an early sign that a ...

Western Canada wildfires worsen amid heat, drought, lightening

Jul 14, 2015

Western Canada wildfires worsen amid heat, drought, lightening

Warm, dry weather over the weekend sparked more wildfires in Saskatchewan, while lightning ignited more fires in British Columbia, officials said Monday. Thousands of people have been evacuated because of the hundreds of fires burning across Canada’s western provinces and the thick smoke they ...

Wary of climate change, Vanuatu villagers seek higher ground

Jul 12, 2015

Wary of climate change, Vanuatu villagers seek higher ground

Many people living in this coastal village in Vanuatu believe the March cyclone that sent waves surging through their homes was the latest and most dramatic sign of climate change. They are now considering rebuilding their entire community on higher ground. Cyclone Pam struck ...