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Leading House Democrats, weeks away from taking over the majority in the lower chamber, are demanding records and information from the Trump administration’s rollbacks of numerous climate change policies at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA
We use a process-based biogeochemistry model to quantify the carbon accumulation for peatland ecosystems in the Pastaza-Marañon foreland basin in the Peruvian Amazon from 12,000 y before present to AD 2100. We find that warming accelerates peat carbon loss, while increasing precipitation slightly enhances peat carbon accumulation at millennial time scales. With these impacts, our…
The warning is clear and dire — and the source unexpected. “This report unquestionably will fan emotions, raise fears, and bring demand for action,” the president of the American Petroleum Institute (API) told an oil industry conference, as he described research into climate change caused by fossil fuels. “The substance of the report is that there…
A sperm whale that washed up dead in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 13 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach. Researchers from the WWF and the park's conservation academy uncovered more than 1,000 other pieces of plastic, including 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, 2 flip-flops and a nylon sack.
Northern California, already reeling from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, is now bracing for heavy rainfall. The forecasted rain could bring much-needed relief for the firefighters battling the Camp Fire in Butte County. However, it could also bring new hazards due to possible ash, mud and debris flows.
With only 68 individuals left on the planet, the Javan rhino is the world's most threatened rhino species. So you can image the surprise when one of these incredible creatures was seen wallowing in the mud in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, the only place on Earth where these critically endangered species are found.