Climate Change Is So Bad Even Oil Companies Are Bracing for it Now
This month, an oil refinery on the Delaware River sought approval from state officials and Army engineers to reinforce its facilities. Why? Because the earth is warming, storms are churning, and the sea level's already high enough to endanger the oil company's business.
New study confirms water vapor as global warming amplifier
A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere – a key amplifier of global warming – will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades. The new study ...
SWERUS-C3: First observations of methane release from Arctic Ocean hydrates
Just a week into the sampling program and SWERUS-C3 scientists have discovered vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor of the Laptev continental slope. These early glimpses of what may be in store for a warming Arctic Ocean could help scientists project the future releases of the strong greenhouse gas methane from the Arctic Ocean.
U.S. lawmakers got cash from Alberta's Keystone lobbyists
One of Washington's most influential lobbying firms made thousands of dollars in political contributions to U.S. lawmakers as it worked on behalf of the Alberta government to promote Keystone, documents reveal.
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?
‘In Sichuan, we're eaters,” said Chen Zemin, the world's first and only frozen-dumpling billionaire. “We have an expression that goes, ‘Even if you have a very poor life, you still have your teeth to please.' ” He smiled and patted his not insubstantial belly. “I like to eat.”