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NASA to Study Arctic Sea Ice Loss’s Climate Impact Like Never Before

With temperatures in the Arctic rising twice as fast as elsewhere, ARISE will be the first NASA airborne Arctic field campaign equipped to simultaneously measure the balance of of factors that determine climate warming.

More warming is causes by increased number and intensity of wildfires

The Dangerous Feedback Loop Between Wildfires and Climate Change

In North America, wildfires are destroying vast swaths of forest and creating massive plumes of smoke which extend across the continent and all the way to the Mid-Atlantic. In Canada, there are huge fires raging in B.C., the Northwest Territories, and Ontario. As of August 6, a total of 3,840 wildfires have destroyed over 3,508,582 million acres so far this year. As…

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Drought Conditions May Limit Panama Canal Passage

The head of the Panama Canal Authority warned that drought conditions may limit the draft of ships able to make the 48-mile passage. Besides its role in Panama’s economy, the Panama Canal watershed supplies clean drinking water and hydroelectric power for the Panama City metro area.

The California drought is "exceptional" in nearly the entire state and continues to worsen. Is this a global harbinger of things to come?

California’s Drought is a Global Warning

California drought is “exceptional” and getting worse While many places in the U.S. suffer from drought, no state is suffering more than California. For three years, the nation’s most populace state has been enduring one of the worst droughts since record-keeping started in 1885. The long stretch of subnormal precipitation dates back to 2011. In 2012, the drought had already reached historic proportions…

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Renewable Energy the Focus as UN Climate Investment Funds Expands

CIF member countries gathered in Montego Bay to share knowledge and experiences as the international community ramps up efforts to spur low-carbon development pathways.

The leaders of California and Mexico agree to cooperate in combating climate change and wildfires

California, Mexico Sign Climate Change-Green Trade Pact

Signed by CA Gov. Brown and officials from Mexico’s environment and natural resources ministry and national forest commission, the MoU aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change and forest fires, and spur bilateral clean energy and clean tech trade and investment.

The ocean currents and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

EarthTalk: Ocean Debris

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health?       …

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