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Rep. Lamar Smith Tried To Make A Big Deal Out Of A Fake Climate Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a longtime denier of mainstream climate science, is convinced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm...

Alternative Twitter Explodes Over Alternative Facts And Gag Orders

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

It started with tweets by Badlands National Park on climate change in defiance of a gag order by the Trump administration. When those tweets were dele...

The Sunday Shows Ignored This Calamitous Global Warming Report, But 'SNL' Didn't

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics

Global temperatures reached a new high in 2016, marking the first time the planet experienced three consecutive years of record warmth, according to a...

2016 Was The Second Hottest Year On Record For Most Of America

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.10.2017 | Green

Last year was the second warmest in recorded history across most of the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday ― yet ...

World's Coral Reefs Are Headed For Major Die-Off

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.06.2017 | Green

If humans do not take swift action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, annual coral bleaching events will soon decimate nearly all of the world’s cora...

NOAA Scientists Didn't Cook The Books On Climate Change, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green

New research has further eroded a go-to argument from climate change deniers: that there’s been a significant slowdown, or hiatus, in global warming...

Scientists Say 'Granny,' The World's Oldest Known Orca, Is Most Likely Dead

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green

Scientists believe “Granny,” the world’s oldest known orca, has passed away after living in the Pacific, off the shores of Washington, for what ...

Even Small Changes In Global Temperatures Can Have Disastrous Consequences For Birds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.29.2016 | Green

A new study showing how climate change threatens the migration patterns crucial to many birds’ survival is a reminder of how sensitive wildlife is t...

This Year's Extreme Weather Was One For The Books

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green

The past year was scorching hot, freezing cold, soaking wet and consumed in flames ― and it’s just a sneak peek of what’s to come if we don’t ...

El Nino Adds to Louisiana's Many Coastal Threats

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2016 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.

Protecting Our Oceans With Smart Policy

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Beyond ecosystems, biodiversity, or economics, we have a creative and calming connection with the ocean that provides us with enormous emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits.

How to Protect the Ocean From Us?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) -- the national parks of the seas -- are being designated all over the globe. Which is fantastic news. Who doesn't want to give fish species verging on extinction a break?

World Oceans Day: Ocean Acidification (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses the problem of ocean acidification and explains why its often referred to as "osteoporosis of the sea."

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Oscar race heated up, with Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with nine nominations each. In much more serious news, the planet itself continues to heat up, with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announcing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years since record-keeping began. What's more, the next 10 hottest years have all been since 1998. "The record 2014 temperatures underscore the undeniable fact that we are witnessing, before our eyes, the effects of human-caused climate change," said climate scientist Michael Mann. Of course, we've seen this movie before -- with alarming warnings about our steadily warming world repeatedly met with inaction. It's like "Groundhog Day," only without the laughs. Unless we rewrite the script, and push our leaders to adopt the long-term thinking that this challenge requires, we'll soon be facing a [SPOILER ALERT] very unhappy ending.

Kate Sheppard

There Will Be Flood: NOAA Projects Effects Of Sea Level Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea level rise, according to new resear...

Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure--And More

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for one simple act that set my life's course. Shortly after high school graduation, I picked up an issue of National G...

The Fish That Inspired a Woman to Help Save a Species

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Shana Miller was fresh out of college in 1998 when she came face-to-face with one of the fastest fish in the sea. She and her friends battled for three hours to haul a 154-pound bluefin tuna aboard their boat off the Maryland coast. And when she finally looked the creature in the eye, she felt something unexpected.

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Is Driving Heat Waves Around The World: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- The record-setting heat wave in Australia last year was "largely attributable" to human-caused climate change, according to a synthesi...

Coastal Flooding Becoming More Frequent In United States, Study Reveals

Reuters | Ryan McNeill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

July 28 (Reuters) - Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mex...

Watch A Great White Shark Ruin A New Jersey Fishing Trip

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

A group of friends was fishing off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey on Saturday when they got a surprise visit from a giant great white shark. NB...

PHOTOS: A Whale And A Cruise Ship Collided In New York Harbor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.08.2014 | Green

A massive dead whale that washed ashore in Brooklyn Sunday was struck by a large cruise ship in New York harbor, officials confirmed Tuesday. Now inve...

Kate Sheppard

Happy Earth Day. We Just Reached Another Scary Climate Change Milestone

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million. Now, researche...

Shrinking Coast, Sinking Land Discussed at Louisiana Forum

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Speakers at last week's State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans balanced grim projections for Louisiana's low-lying areas with possible solutions.

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

Kate Sheppard

NOAA: Sandy-Like Flooding Now Twice As Likely Due to Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new analysis released Thursday of 12 extreme weather events in 2012 found "compelling evidence that human-caused change was a factor c...