January 19, 2018

January 18, 2018

Global Warming Predictions May Be Less Uncertain

A group of researchers say they've reduced the uncertainty in estimating how much Earth's average surface temperature will go up if the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is doubled. Their new calculation narrows the range from between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius to between 2.2 to 3.4 degrees.

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria that Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope

Over a three-week period in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope in central Kazakhstan suddenly died. Scientists say a bacteria called Pasteurella multocida type B, which was already present in the animals, was triggered and became harmful because of a period of unusual weather: heat and humidity in the 10 days before the mass death.

January 17, 2018

Christianity Is Not Getting Greener, New Study Says

American Christians' concerns about the environment and climate change haven't shifted much in the past two decades and may even be declining, according to new research. The study comes as some researchers have suggested there has been a "greening of Christianity" in recent years.

January 16, 2018

BP Deepwater Horizon Costs Balloon to $65 Billion

BP says recent settlement claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were about seven times higher than expected, raising the company's total costs to about $65 billion. The claims were part of a settlement program that included nearly 400,000 cases, and hundreds of claims have yet to be closed.

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