Bolivia's second-largest lake lost to warming

Jan 30, 2016

Bolivia's second-largest lake lost to warming

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Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia’s second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain. Lake Poopo was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds, if not thousands, ...

DiCaprio has audience with pope, shares environment worries

Jan 29, 2016

DiCaprio has audience with pope, shares environment worries

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brushed up his Italian to greet Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern over the environment and gave the pontiff a check for his charitable works. “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” ...

Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Jan 27, 2016

Doomsday Clock stays at 'not good news' 3 minutes till midnight

Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic Doomsday Clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Tuesday. The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying ...

2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change

Jan 23, 2016

2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change

When future generations write the history of humanity’s faltering quest to repair Earth’s climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter. Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year: almost certainly the hottest on record for ...

Jan 10, 2016

The hidden goods of 2015

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If we were to judge the state of the world by the news headlines, 2015 was the year of Islamist terror, especially in Paris. But there were two major positive developments as well.