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Ogallala Aquifer: Water Pumping Could Dry It Up
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A LiveScience story picked up by NBC News has dismal news regarding the United States’ water supply: the High Plains Aquifer, which runs from South Dakota to Texas and provides 30 percent of the nation’s irrigated groundwater, will dry up …

New Study: Marine Life Rapidly Migrating to Poles
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A new study published in the journal of Nature and Climate Change may generate some controversial discussion: the rising ocean temperatures are pushing marine creatures 7 km (just over 3 mi) a year in the direction of the cooler water. …

Climate Data Can Predict Crop Failure, Shows Study

Farming can often be a volatile business, but NASA researchers this week published a new study showing that climate data could help predict crop failures months in advance. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, linked temperature and …

‘God’s Bathtub’ Discovered By Scientists In Australia
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I would imagine that God’s bathtub would be very big and very beautiful. That seems to be what led scientists to bestow the name upon a lake recently discovered in Australia. Scientists in Australia have discovered a lake, now called …

Google Joins NYC’s Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30% Google Joins NYC’s Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30%

Google, along with a handful of other high-profile companies, has announced that they will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is participating in the “Carbon Challenge,” an initiative to “cut greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and fight climate change.” …

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Declining, Shows Satellite Data
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A new European Space Agency (ESA) study has shown that Arctic sea ice has declined significantly since 2003. The study, published recently in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, has confirmed that Arctic ice volume is declining, rather than just sea …

Antarctic Ozone Could be Returning, Shows New Images
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New satellite imagery has shown that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is shrinking. In 2012, the hole was the smallest it has been in the past ten years. The images were taken by the European Space Agency’s …

Climate Change is Threatening the Amazon Rainforest, Says NASA

A NASA-led study has shown that a part of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California is still suffering from a “megadrought” that began in 2005. Researchers cited this and damage due to drought recurrences in the Amazon during …

2012 the Ninth Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA

NASA announced this week that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, the earliest date to which global temperatures can be tracked. 2005 and 2010 rank as the hottest years on record, while all 10 of the warmest years …

Study Shows Ice Loss at Both Poles Increasing

A new study by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) is showing that the melting rate for ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica has increased over the past two decades. All together, the ice sheets are losing over three …

Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views

When Google embarked on its mission to map out all of the world’s roads with Google Maps and Google Street View, it was an ambitious mission to make the most consummate map of human development and expansion. The company’s done …

Astronauts Condemn NASA’s Global Warming Stance

Global warming is happening! That was the belief up until 2009 when it was discovered that the worlds most trusted and renowned center for studying climate change, the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, was fudging …

Ben Stein Sues Kyocera Over Climate Change Discrimination

Ben Stein is suing Kyocera and their ad agency. He alleges that Kyocera had contracted him to do some commercials for them, then pulled out of the deal. According to Stein, the bad news came after reps for the agency …

Yahoo Is Greener Than You

The Internet company’s continued efforts at addressing environmental concerns received a positive mark from the Climate Counts project.