California’s climate dystopia comes true
Global Warming

California’s climate dystopia comes true

A firefighting helicopter pumps water during the Magic Fire. Image: Shutterstock / Krista Kennell By Mark Kaufman2019-10-09 21:49:12 UTC On October 9, 2019, Pacific Gas and Electric started the blackouts.  The beleaguered utility, which oversees 125,000 miles of electrical and transmission lines in the fire-plagued Golden State, warned that an unprecedented 800,000 customers, meaning some…

Marine Ecology

For sea creatures, baseline shows disease as sentinel of change

As global warming increases disease, healthy corals, pictured here, are at greater risk for ecological impacts. Credit: Drew Harvell/Cornell University The health of Earth’s oceans is rapidly worsening, and newly published Cornell-led research has examined changes in reported diseases across undersea species at a global scale over a 44-year period. The findings, published Oct. 9…

Carbon pricing impact on Alberta’s oilsands were lowballed by Exxon, lawsuit alleges
Environmental News

Carbon pricing impact on Alberta’s oilsands were lowballed by Exxon, lawsuit alleges

Alberta’s oilsands are at the centre of a court battle in New York this week that legal experts say could affect future climate lawsuits in Canada. “The evidence that’s coming out through this case is absolutely relevant to other lawsuits,” said Martin Olszynski, a University of Calgary professor who teaches environmental law.New York’s attorney general…

To stop Arctic ice melt, Ice911 proposes scattering tiny, glass beads
Nature & Science

To stop Arctic ice melt, Ice911 proposes scattering tiny, glass beads

Scientists have discovered that melting in Greenland and Antarctica is occurring much faster than they previously thought. This year, the extent of Arctic sea ice was the second-lowest ever recorded.Polar ice melt contributes to sea-level rise and also leads the planet to heat up faster, since ice reflects sunlight back into space.An organization called Ice911…