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Storm chasers are searching the clouds for the key to climate change
Clouds are complex, elusive, and the greatest source of uncertainty about how hot the Earth will get in response to carbon dioxide. Meet the scientists who try to catch them.
Flying low along a mountain ridge in central Argentina, Clayton Eveland slaloms right and left, steering the plane through one cloud after another, each one turning the cockpit windshield briefly white. Reaching the end of the range, he wheels around and take… [+36035 chars]
The Planet Needs a New Internet
When climate change comes for our coffee and our wine, we’ll moan about it on Twitter, read about it on our favorite websites, and watch diverting videos on YouTube to fill the icy hole in our hearts. We’ll do all this until the websites go dark and the netwo…
When climate change comes for our coffee and our wine, well moan about it on Twitter, read about it on our favorite websites, and watch diverting videos on YouTube to fill the icy hole in our hearts. Well do all this until the websites go dark and the network… [+18874 chars]
Climate Change Could Be Behind An 'Extraordinary' Ancient Plant Bloom in the UK
Cycads are palm-tree like plants that dominated the Earth’s landscape some 280 million years ago when the continents were smashed up into Pangea. Back then, the planet was going through global warming due to increased carbon dioxide levels from natural proces…
Cycads are palm-tree like plants that dominated the Earths landscape some 280 million years ago when the continents were smashed up into Pangea. Back then, the planet was going through global warming due to increased carbon dioxide levels from natural process… [+2195 chars]
Sweden's Tallest Peak Has Lost Its Title, Thanks to Climate Change
Sweden may have to follow Iceland’s lead in holding a funeral for the dying ice atop Kebnekaise, the nation’s former tallest peak. Scientists have confirmed that the title of Sweden’s highest point has changed hands, after two blistering summers eroded the gl…
Sweden may have to follow Icelands lead in holding a funeral for the dying ice atop Kebnekaise, the nations former tallest peak. Scientists have confirmed that the title of Swedens highest point has changed hands, after two blistering summers eroded the glaci… [+2385 chars]
Mystery Russia Explosion Reportedly Happened During Mission to Recover Nuclear-Powered Missile from Ocean
U.S. intelligence has reportedly determined that a mysterious blast that occurred on Russia’s northern coast earlier this month took place during a mission to reclaim a nuclear-powered missile. Read more...
U.S. intelligence has reportedly determined that a mysterious blast that occurred on Russias northern coast earlier this month took place during a mission to reclaim a nuclear-powered missile. Last week Russia signaled that it had no interest in shedding lig… [+1834 chars]
What to watch for during the unprecedented, 7-hour climate town hall
The DNC killed the climate debate. But on Wednesday night 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls will still have the chance to show their climate savvy in a less-heated environment. Each candidate will take the stage, one by one, during CNN's 7-hour climate cris…
The DNC killed the climate debate. But on Wednesday night 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls will still have the chance to show their climate savvy in a less-heated environment. Each candidate will take the stage, one by one, during CNN's 7-hour climate cris… [+8144 chars]
Amazon fires and sanctions high on agenda as G7 leaders meet at summit
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro seemed to be making a surprising reversal when he announced plans to send armed forces to fight the fires in the Amazon Friday night, the day before world leaders arrive at the G7 summit in Europe.
(CNN)Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro seemed to be making a surprising reversal when he announced plans to send armed forces to fight the fires in the Amazon Friday night, the day before world leaders arrive at the G7 summit in Europe. While Bolsonaro has d… [+5397 chars]
There's a global emergency in the Amazon. Here's what we can do
The corporations and financial institutions that back the businesses Bolsonaro beckons drive this deforestation and destruction, and will generate tremendous short-term profits at the expense of the Amazon, write Leila Salazar-Lopez and Lindsey Allen.
Leila Salazar-López is the executive director of Amazon Watch. Lindsey Allen is the executive director of the Rainforest Action Network. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the authors. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)Called "the lungs of the E… [+5855 chars]
Pope Francis in Africa: Five things we learned
Pope Francis drew huge crowds during his visit to Africa. What can we learn from his trip?
Image copyrightEPA Pope Francis drew huge crowds during his three-nation visit to Africa, reflecting the growth of the Roman Catholic Church on the continent. This was his fourth visit to Africa since he became the pontiff in 2013. His predecessor, Pope Be… [+6632 chars]
Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit
The US secretary of state speaks with Denmark's foreign minister amid a public row over Greenland.
Media captionWatch: Greenland wouldn't be the first time the US bought territory US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised Denmark amid a public row over Greenland that saw President Donald Trump cancel a visit to the country. In a phone call with Dani… [+4100 chars]
Our biggest renewable energy purchase ever
Sustainability has been one of Google’s core values from our earliest days. Over the years we’ve worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, build products with people and planet in mind, and drive change at scale through our supply chains. …
Sustainability has been one of Googles core values from our earliest days. Over the years weve worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, build products with people and planet in mind, and drive change at scale through our supply chains. A… [+956 chars]
Fairphone 3 is a modular, ethical smartphone with mid-range specs
Fairphone is the first smartphone maker to integrate Fairtrade gold into its supply chain. What you need to know Fairphone 3 is the latest ethical smartphone released by Fairphone, a social enterprise company. The phone is made using recycled materials and fe…
Nearly three years after the launch of the Fairphone 2, Fairphone today announced its latest sustainable phone, the Fairphone 3. The new Fairphone 3, according to the company, is its "newest response to the growing demand for a more ethical, reliable and sust… [+1077 chars]
Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he don't want the cash — unless it comes with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron.
After the G-7 nations pledged millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight wildfires, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he's not interested unless he gets an apology. Eraldo Peres/AP Brazil says it will reject an offer of at least $22 million fr… [+3954 chars]
26 breathtaking photos of colorful places in Europe
A plethora of colorful destinations can be found within Europe. Some of the continent's brightest locations are found in nature, like the Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway, and the Rio Tinto River in the Huelva province of Spain. Kinsale, Ireland, and Wrocław…
According to Stockholm's website, the Swedish city boasts 100 subway stations— each of which is painted "with unique art on its platform, walls, or waiting hall." The Stadion station, for example, is painted almost entirely sky-blue with a large rainbow ne… [+342 chars]
A lost 8th continent is hidden nearly 1,000 miles under Europe, new research shows. Scientists named it 'Greater Adria.'
Hundreds of millions of years ago, Earth had one giant supercontinent named Pangea. Pangea eventually broke up into smaller land masses, which then fragmented further and became our modern-day continents. New research shows that an eighth continent slid under…
The map of the world looked very different 240 million years ago. Earth's modern-day continents were joined together in one Pac-man-shaped supercontinent known as Pangea, which eventually split into two fragments: Laurasia in the north and Gondwana in the … [+4613 chars]
A new study suggests obesity hurts the planet, but body positivity advocates say blaming individuals is short-sighted
"Metabolic food waste," or overeating, is damaging the environment, according to a new study. Researchers coined the term to describe how obesity, human health, and environmental health are related. Some body positivity advocates think the study is biased, bl…
As warnings of climate change become increasingly dire, more and more research is examining how our lifestyles are contributing to the destruction of the planet. One possible culprit may be overeating, according to a new study published in the journal Frontie… [+6507 chars]
We've killed off more than 50% of forest animals on Earth, a new report found — even more evidence of a 6th mass extinction
Forest animal populations worldwide have declined 53% since 1970, according to a recent analysis from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Forests are our "greatest natural ally in the fight against global warming," Susanne Winter, a program director at the WWF, to…
Earth's forests are emptying. Half of their inhabitants have disappeared in the last 40 years, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report tracked populations of 268 species of forest-dwelling birds, mammals, amphibians, and… [+8910 chars]
How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate-change activism
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden, has become the face of climate change activism. Thunberg has spoken at United Nations summits, met with world leaders like President Obama, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a zero-emissions boat, and led the large…
The Global Climate Strike, which could be the largest climate change demonstration in history, is expected to put thousands of people on the streets around the world on Friday to protest inaction against climate change. At the helm is 16-year-old Greta Thu… [+1290 chars]
A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It's not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea.
Climate change is likely to put stress on our agricultural system and cause severe food shortages in the future. Behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund recently suggested that because of this, people might one day consider eating human flesh. In 2018, evolutio…
Last week, behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund posed a controversial question at a seminar in Sweden: Can you imagine eating human flesh? As global temperatures continue to rise, Söderlund said in a talk at the Gastro Summit in Stockholm, the consequence… [+5118 chars]
The best iPhone cases for every model
We've rounded up the best iPhone case companies so you can find an excellent case for your iPhone no matter the model number or your style. Whether you want a leather, affordable, rugged, or stylish case — we have an iPhone case for you. We are currently test…
Otterbox and Lifeproof are known for their super rugged cases and even their thin cases boast more protection from drops and falls than most. Most people know Otterbox as the best company for rugged cases that can take a hit, and LifeProof as the place to … [+1343 chars]