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Meanwhile, Australia's in the grip of an intense heatwave straight from hell

Meanwhile, Australia's in the grip of an intense heatwave straight from hell Yes, Australia is a hot place.But this weekend, it's really, really hot.

Good one, humans. You've polluted even the deepest trenches of the sea.

Good one, humans. You've polluted even the deepest trenches of the sea. Even the deepest most remote parts of the ocean can't escape our foolishness.Scientist have found a large amount of banned chemicals in the fatty tissue of crustaceans that live in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana and Kermadec trenches.

Parade of storms threatens to prolong California dam crisis

Parade of storms threatens to prolong  California dam crisis Right now in California, the nation's tallest dam is facing its toughest test yet — holding back about 1.The Oroville Dam crisis has forced nearly 200,000 people located downstream to evacuate, and it's not likely to be resolved quickly, based on the latest forecasts.

Your clever tech won't save you from health-damaging climate change

Your clever tech won't save you from  health-damaging climate change This question was explored by epidemiologist Tony McMichael at the Australian National University, who died in 2014, leaving his work Climate Change and the Health of Nations unfinished.How could climate change contribute and amplify ill health, as you write in the book?

It just got a whole lot harder for you to contact Energy Department employees

It just got a whole lot harder for you to contact Energy Department employees This is how the page reads now: Instead of finding the Energy Department phonebook online on Thursday, visitors to the department website now are directed to a central phone number (which is 202-586-5000) and are told to contact a specific office via a web directory.Until this morning, you could look up Energy Department employees by name to find their office phone number and email addresses.

Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon

Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon An iceberg the size of Manhattan has cleaved off of Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier on the southwest coast of the continent.NASA released the new data showing the iceberg's birth on Feb.

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower 'Smartflower' claims to be the world's first "intelligent energy plant." It's a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning and follows the sun throughout the day.

Atmospheric river slamming California extends from tropics like a ghostly finger

Atmospheric river slamming California extends from tropics like a ghostly finger Satellite imagery showing the transport of atmospheric water vapor reveals the atmospheric river lurching like a ghostly finger toward California from the central tropical Pacific Ocean.Consider this estimate from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which found that a strong atmospheric river, such as the one striking California Friday and Saturday, can transport "an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to 7.

A man with a nasty habit of suing the EPA now leads it, because why not?

A man with a nasty habit of suing the EPA now leads it, because why not? Congrats, America: We now have a Senate-confirmed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again.Plus, he denies the mainstream scientific conclusion that human emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of global warming.

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) claimed.The volcano is situated in Barren Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago.

Days after a blistering heatwave, it's now snowing Down Under

Days after a blistering heatwave, it's now snowing Down Under Less than two weeks ago that much of the country endured days of relentless heatwaves, leading to temperatures of around 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) along the eastern coast.Now fast forward to Sunday, and it was snowing in the Victorian alpine areas of Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Buller.

Startling aerial video reveals massive crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

Startling aerial video reveals massive crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf The crack is expected to give rise to one of the largest icebergs on record, sometime within the next few months, though the precise timing of the breakup is unclear.Researchers from Project MIDAS, led by Swansea University, have reported several rapid elongations of the crack in recent years.

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency Usually, new administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are welcomed at headquarters without too much fanfare.Scott Pruitt — the new EPA administrator nominated to the position by President Donald Trump — gave his welcome address to his agency Tuesday after garnering more "no" votes on the Senate floor than any other EPA nominee since the agency was founded in 1970.

This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city's air quality

This real-time pollution map will enlighten you on your city's air quality To help us gain a better understanding of air quality around the world, BreezoMeter, an air quality analytics provider, is visually breaking things down with a new interactive air pollution map.The map delivers real-time information on air pollution along with hourly forecasts and helpful weather-related health and fitness recommendations.

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding The cause of California's drought-busting flood woes lies thousands of miles off the Pacific coast, near Hawaii.These storms account for the majority of California's heavy rain events, both this winter and throughout history.

The emails Republicans don't want you to see

The emails Republicans don't want you to see Senators never saw these emails prior to voting on Pruitt's nomination on Feb.Overall, the emails further support the findings from a Pulitzer Prize-winning 2014 series in the New York Times that first revealed Pruitt's ties to the energy industry.

A 'weather bomb' named Doris batters the UK

A 'weather bomb' named Doris batters the UK The storm, named Doris by the UK Met Office, crossed Ireland as it intensified, before pinwheeling between Scotland and England.According to the Met Office, the storm underwent bombogenesis, which occurs when the central pressure in a storm plummets by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1 has seen a ridiculously lopsided ratio of daily record highs to daily record lows, which is a key indicator of short-term climate and long-term climate change.22, daily record highs have been blowing away daily record lows by a greater than 100-to-1 ratio, which, if it holds for a few more days, would itself set a record.

Europeans are cutting down U.S. forests for so-called 'sustainable' energy

Europeans are cutting down U.S. forests for so-called 'sustainable' energy By counting the burning of wood pellets from felled forests in the U., Canada and Russia as a "renewable" or "sustainable" form of energy, nations in the European Union are masking their full impact on the environment, the report warns.