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Articles by Brian Kahn

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic

The winter of blazing discontent continues in the Arctic

Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented. These are some of the words that describe what’s been happening in the Arctic over the past year.

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Climate concerns, Trumpian "facts" push Doomsday clock close to midnight

Climate concerns, Trumpian “facts” push Doomsday clock close to midnight

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists turned the hands of the Doomsday clock to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, the closest the clock has been to midnight since 1953.

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Obama just made the case for his clean energy legacy

Obama just made the case for his clean energy legacy

Obama sees the world as at a tipping point and that a clean energy revolution is already underway.

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East Antarctica is melting from above and below

East Antarctica is melting from above and below

Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.

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Fossil fuel divestments now add up to $5.2 trillion

Fossil fuel divestments now add up to $5.2 trillion

Report shows network of governments, funds, organisations, philanthropies and individuals representing $5.2trn in assets divesting from fossil fuel companies.

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Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

From next year Google will purchase 100 per cent of the energy it uses from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Because it is cheaper.

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The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

The Arctic is a seriously weird and scary place right now

Intense warmth in both the air and oceans is driving the mini-meltdown at a time when Arctic sea ice should be rapidly growing.

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Climate advocates get a huge donation Trump bump

Climate advocates get a huge donation Trump bump

NGOs gearing up to battle Trump on a host of issues, including climate change, may have more public support than ever.

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The world isn’t doing enough to slow climate change

The world isn’t doing enough to slow climate change

The greenhouse gas emissions reductions countries have pledged aren’t nearly enough to meet the Paris goal.

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Hottest months on record have something in common

Hottest months on record have something in common

September 2016 ends a streak of 16 consecutive record-setting hot months in NOAA’s dataset. The run of planetary heat has rewritten the record books.