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July 2012 was the hottest July on record. Much of the nation suffers from extreme drought

Dust Bowl 2012: Hottest July on Record in U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that last month was, on average, the hottest July on record for the contiguous United States, beating the previous record set in the dust bowl of 1936. The past 12 months have been the hottest ever recorded in the US, with more than 27,000 heat records broken so far this year, more…

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Arctic Monitoring Stations Report CO2 Levels of 400 parts per million

The Arctic region continues to serve as the global climate “canary in a coal” mine. Now, as with average temperature rise, the region is leading into a new troubling milestone as monitoring stations near a remote outpost near Barrow, Alaska are among several such stations to report that average concentrations of CO2 have reached an average of 400 parts per…

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The latest environmental news headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Ethanol Support; Gates Foundation; NOAA Cleared in Climategate Investigation, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US government is not easing its support for ethanol, especially with rising oil prices. In 2011 we are going to have more ethanol coming out of the pump with oil than ever. The Gates Foundation is working to get everyone on Earth fed. One…

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Global Warming is Real – Don’t Just Take My Word for It

This blog is called Global Warming is Real, and scientist today from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency released a report saying just that: global warming is real. Of course, we already knew that didn’t we? Janet Ritz from the Huffington Post reports the story.