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2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says

(Note: CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.) Last year was the second-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA reported Thursday. The global surface temperature average in 2017 was 0.90 C warmer than the 1951-1980 mean, surpassed only by 2016. According to

CBC NEWS - 2018-01-18 20:13:00

Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels'

If we want to accelerate the world's renewable energy transition, we'll have to modernize the electric grid and we'll need much better batteries. Just look at Germany, which generates so much clean energy on particularly windy and sunny days that electricity prices are often negative. Sure this i

ECOWATCH.COM - 2018-01-18 19:19:08

2017 was one of the three hottest years on record, NASA and NOAA scientists say

Even without the help of El Nino, 2017 was a top-three scorcher for planet Earth. Global temperatures last year were the third-highest since scientists began keeping records in 1880, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Measurements from NASA placed it even hig

LA TIMES - 2018-01-18 21:15:00

Business interests are winning out over science under Trump.

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists details how science advisory committees have gone by the wayside in the first year of Trump's presidency. Federal science advisory committees met fewer times in 2017 than in any year since the government started tracking them in 1997. Fewer experts

GRIST - 2018-01-18 20:31:11

These visualizations make disturbing 2017 temperature milestone look like modern art

The news that 2017 was either the second or third-warmest year on record, depending on the agency doing the official tallying, is not shocking. The past three years were each among the top three warmest on record, with 2016 coming out as the clear winner. To climate scientists, individual years and

MASHABLE - 2018-01-18 20:08:32

NASA Ranks 2017 as the Second-Warmest Year on Record

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. ImageA drought in South Africa is so severe that Cape Town could run out of water in April.CreditWaldo Swiegers/Blo

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 20:39:28

The ‘Ice Tsunami’ That Buried a Whole Herd of Weird Arctic Mammals

The biologist Marci Johnson spent the daylight hours of Valentine's Day 2011 in a helicopter, high over the Alaskan coastline, searching for musk oxen. It was part of her job. Through the winter, she regularly went to check in on animals that she and her fellow researchers had outfitted with radio c

THE ATLANTIC - 2018-01-18 19:00:09

Planting Trees To Save The Planet Is Turning Into Big Business

In Myanmar, one startup is using drones to quickly replant a massive mangrove forest. In Cameroon, another startup is using an invention called a "cocoon"-a biodegradable paper donut-to help thousands of seedlings survive near refugee camps. In the U.S., a third startup is replanting abandoned farml

AMPPROJECT.ORG - 2018-01-18 20:07:40

A Deadly Dog Virus Has Infected the World's Most Endangered Big Cat

An Amur leopard. Image: Land of the Leopard National Park Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a serious illness that can threaten the lives of our beloved dogs, so many pet owners take care to vaccinate their furry buddies against it. But CDV can also infect a diversity of wild carnivore species, fr

EARTHER.COM - 2018-01-18 20:45:00

Well, At Least One Catastrophic Climate Scenario Is Looking Less Likely

An aggregation of methane ice worms seen on a methane hydrate in the Gulf of Mexico. Image: NOAA There's been loadsof mediahype regarding the Arctic "methane bomb," an idea that rising temperatures could cause a pulse of ancient methane, locked in permafrost and frozen hydrates on the ocean floor, t

EARTHER.COM - 2018-01-18 19:12:00

2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Nino.

The world in 2017 saw some of the highest average surface temperatures ever recorded, surprising scientists who had expected sharper retreat from recent record years. Source: NASA Scientists at NASA on Thursday ranked last year as the second-warmest year since reliable record-keeping began in 1880,

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 15:30:30

Humans now 'dwarf natural climate effects'

Manmade climate change is now dwarfing the influence of natural trends on the climate, scientists say. Last year was the second or third hottest year on record - after 2016 and on a par with 2015, the data shows. But those two years were affected by El Nino - the natural phenomenon centred on the

BBC - 2018-01-18 15:30:31

The planet just had its hottest 4 years in recorded history. Trump is dismantling efforts to fight climate change.

2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday. The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 2017 was the third-warmest they have ever recorded. "The planet

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-18 16:58:00

Global warming roars on: Past four years have been Earth's hottest on record

The string of warmest years on record across the globe continued in 2017, federal scientists announced Thursday. NASA measured last year as the second-warmest on record, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration placed it in the third-warmest slot. Both agencies reported 2017 was the

USA TODAY - 2018-01-18 16:16:12

The 5 most alarming climate events in a near-record warm 2017

Near-record warmth in 2017 helped fuel extreme weather around the planet that caused catastrophic destruction, human suffering and loss of life. NOAA and NASA both reported Thursday that last year ranked among the three warmest on record. All four of the hottest years on record have occurred in the

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-18 16:29:00

It's going to get warmer. It really is

After the past few days in the deep freeze, things are going to begin to warm up across Alabama. It starts slowly, but it starts today. The nights will remain downright frigid, but daytime high temperatures will inch a little higher every day, topping out in the 60s statewide by the end of the weeke

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 15:18:13

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that "2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the th

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 16:22:37

Developer says it's moving forward with Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is moving forward with its plans and hopes to begin construction next year. TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that its decision builds on the Nebraska Public Service Commission's decision to approve a route through the state on Nov

NWJOBS - 2018-01-18 15:04:29

Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warming

Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures nat

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 18:01:50

Oil Spill Spreading in East China Sea 'Now the Size of Paris'

By Andy Rowell There are increasing environmental and health concerns surrounding the oil spill in the East China Sea from the Iranian registered tanker, the Sanchi, which sank on Monday carrying 136,000 tons, or one million barrels, of a highly flammable oil mix called condensate. The tanker had bu

ECOWATCH.COM - 2018-01-18 16:55:42