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Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

New York City Whale Sightings Jump From Just Five to 272

Reuters / David Gray Whale sightings in New York City have seen an incredible rise over this decade, starting at just five in 2011 to a total of 272 this year. Experts...

Trump, pressed on the environment in U.K. visit, says climate change goes ‘both ways’

His eldest daughter, Ivanka, could not change his mind. His former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, could not change his mind. Scores of international scientists could not change his mind. And now, President Trump,...

Cocoa’s child laborers

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey pledged nearly two decades ago to stop using cocoa harvested by children. Yet much of the chocolate you buy still starts with child labor. Behind much of the...

Robots conduct daily health inspections of schoolchildren in China

Wow! Via: New Scientist: Please stand in front of Walklake for your examination. This health checking robot takes just 3 seconds to diagnose a variety of ailments in children, including conjunctivitis,...

Two steps forward, yes. But it’s a change in mindset that is needed.

In November 2017,  a slave auction was broadcast around the world. CNN journalists travelled to a town not far from Tripoli, Libya and captured shocking video footage of the sale of 12...

This Is Why Meghan Markle Avoids Red Lipstick

We already know that Meghan Markle is the poster child for understated beauty. Her simple style, hairdo, and makeup almost make you forget she’s a royal. She’s just Rachel from “Suits.”...

5 ways you can personally fight the climate crisis

As we watch the youth take to the streets over climate change, and read daily news reports on sea-level rise, glacier melt rates and the alarming amount of carbon in the...

U.S. Battered by Extreme Weather, with 500+ Tornadoes in 30 Days

In the Central U.S., officials in seven states issued tornado warnings on Wednesday, making it the 14th straight day of severe weather that’s shattered previous records for the month of May....

Sea level rise could hit 2 metres by 2100 – much worse than feared

The world’s coastal cities have been warned to prepare for the possibility of a sea level rise exceeding 2 metres by the end of the century, with “profound consequences for humanity.” A...

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