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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:58:37 GMTA satellite image of the Arctic. Scientists say some cities will remain relatively safe places to live even as climate change causes sea levels to rise.Bets for avoiding the worst droughts, wildfires and floods also include Portland, Me., San Francisco, Detroit and — surprise — New York City.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMTThe krill is food for whales, sea birds, penguins, squid and seals. But those predators are now in competition with commercial fisheries.Scientists are trying to learn what melting sea ice means for the pinkish, feathery-limbed crustacean that sustains penguins, sea birds and whales.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:30:04 GMTKatharine Hayhoe photographed at Bull Run Park in Centreville, Virginia. “Katharine Hayhoe is a national treasure,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.“If you begin a conversation with, ‘You’re an idiot,’ that’s the end of the conversation, too,” says the Texas Tech scientist, an evangelical Christian spreading a gospel on warming.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:05:45 GMTA binding accord on a heat-trapping chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators could have a greater impact on global warming than the Paris pact of 2015.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:20:51 GMTRobert Hughes maintains just over 4,000 horses on thousands of acres of his Oklahoma ranch. “I basically run an old folks home for horses,” he said.The U.S. has struggled to limit wild horse populations since Congress passed a law in 1971 protecting the animals on public land in 10 Western states.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:48:07 GMTResearchers preparing to collect data off Lizard Island, Australia, for a study of the Great Barrier Reef that will also use aerial images.A NASA flying laboratory is using a specially designed sensor in a search for answers about what is killing large sections of the world’s coral reefs.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 14:26:46 GMTHighway 80, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., in June. High tides are forcing the road to close several times a year.Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline are no longer theoretical.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:01:19 GMTFormer Vice President Al Gore with Hillary Clinton last Tuesday at a rally in Miami, where climate change was a major topic.Most Americans say they are interested in the issue, but it came up only once in the first two debates and is not among topics listed for the third.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:10:16 GMTRobotic mussels contain thermometers and data loggers that record the temperature every 10 minutes, approximating the internal temperature of the actual mussels nearby.Brian Helmuth, the marine scientist who devised them about 18 years ago, says they are an example of “biomimicry,” a relatively new field.