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Large Swaths Of Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green

It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world's oceans to warm, rise and acidify. But an equally troubling impact of climate ...

Mayflower: First, ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline Spill; Now, Deadly Tornado Destroys Arkansas Town

Steve Horn | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil's Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, sending hundreds of thousand...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: What Role Do Clouds Play In Climate Change?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

Most of us learned all about clouds in grade school -- from the different types of clouds there are in the sky to how they form. But for climate scien...

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

Xcel Energy Critiques Boulder's Case For Municipalization

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 09.15.2013 | Denver

On the 10th floor of an office building in downtown Denver, some 60 technicians, traders and meteorologists keep a careful eye -- 24 hours a day, seve...

Heat From Cities Has Far Ranging Effects On Climate: NCAR

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 03.30.2013 | Denver

Heat generated through everyday activities in one urban setting can affect the jet stream and other atmospheric systems, according to a new study in w...

Are Thunderstorms 'Ozone Factories'?

Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

From Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Thunderstorms not only clobber the Earth's surface with heavy rain and lightning, they al...

Study Indicates A Greater Threat Of Extreme Weather

The New York Times | JUSTIN GILLIS | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

New research suggests that global warming is causing the cycle of evaporation and rainfall over the oceans to intensify more than scientists had expec...

California's Global Warming Law Is Here to Stay

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On Tuesday November 2 the voters of California will not capitulate to big Texas Oil interest.

Trees Absorb Pollution Much Better Than Expected

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Some common and dangerous air pollutants found in cities can be absorbed by plants at far greater rates than ever suspected....

Is Americans' Climate Ignorance a Tragedy or an Opportunity?

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Everyone wants to pour their climate message into the chasm of ignorance, including Glenn Beck and possibly an oil-backed group of Evangelicals, who push the notion climate change is a "false religion."

Parting The Red Sea: The Scientific Explanation (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado have produced a computer graphic that offers a possible sci...

Boulder's National Center For Atmospheric Research: Planes Make It Rain

9News | Anastasiya Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER - Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder figured out that planes often inadvertently affect weather when flying...

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Boulder's National Center For Atmospheric Research Predicts Spread To The Atlantic

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The oil that has been gushing out of a broken well in the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month will likely reach the Atlantic Ocean and then travel up...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Climate-Change Program To Aid Poor Nations Is Shut

New York Times | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, an important hub for work on the causes and consequences of climate change, has shut down a program focu...