April 20, 2016

Earth's Hot Streak Continues for a Record 11 Months

Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row — a record in itself. Some scientists worry that people will be desensitized to the drumbeat of broken records and will not realize the real effect they have on weather.

April 19, 2016

Historic Flooding Slams Houston

Houston received more rainfall on a single day than it's ever gotten during a hurricane. Monday's historic flooding is the kind of event that's expected to occur more frequently as the climate warms.

April 18, 2016

April 15, 2016

April 14, 2016

UN Climate Science Body Green-Lights 1.5C Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will write a report by 2018 on the impacts of keeping global warming below 1.5C and the emissions cuts needed to stay within that threshold. The impetus for the 1.5C goal came out of the Paris climate talks last December.

April 13, 2016

Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files for Bankrupcy

Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately owned coal producer, has filed for US bankruptcy protection in the wake of a sharp fall in coal prices that left it unable to service a recent debt-fuelled expansion into Australia.

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