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7 striking images that tell the story of "Arctic outbreak"

7 striking images that tell the story of “Arctic outbreak”

The invasion of frigid Arctic air began on Monday, here are some of the most arresting images of this unusual weather pattern.

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UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the impacts of human activity on the world was published Sunday.

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Australia blasted by record heat — again

Australia blasted by record heat — again

Another sweaty weekend for Australians with Saturday’s continent-wide average maximum topping 36°C — a record for October.

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Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

As California’s historic drought dries up the state’s water supplies and withers its crops, it’s also shaking up the way electricity is produced there.

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Marine economy takes a dive as ocean acidity rises

Marine economy takes a dive as ocean acidity rises

New study from NOAA shows growing acidification of Alaska’s waters, particularly those off the southern coast, threatens the state’s whole economy.

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Planet is running a temp: State of the climate ‘check-up’

Planet is running a temp: State of the climate ‘check-up’

From the top of the globe to the depths of the oceans and everywhere in between, the climate is warming and changing in ways humans have never experienced.

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Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather and climate-related disasters have caused $2.4 trillion in economic losses and nearly 2 million deaths globally since 1971.

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Military bases face hurdles in climate change adaptation

Military bases face hurdles in climate change adaptation

Climate change could cost the US Department of Defence big in coming decades unless adaptation measures are taken soon.

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Air conditioner use in cities trigger vicious cycle

Air conditioner use in cities trigger vicious cycle

Researchers in US say city-dwellers are inadvertently stoking up heat of the night – by installing air conditioners.

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US climate change report warns of serious regional impacts

US climate change report warns of serious regional impacts

The National Climate Assessment – a new report from the U.S. federal government – makes clear that climate change is a present-day issue and a growing threat.

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Are we heading for a worrying Super El Niño?

Are we heading for a worrying Super El Niño?

Climate researchers are seeing the beginnings of what could be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997/98.