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Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef now devastated by coral bleaching

It was reported that 67 percent of the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia suffered coral bleaching during the later half of 2017. Now, researchers have found that the reef this year been exposed to bleaching again. This time, the part in the middle was hit the hardest. While El Niño was …

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National Geographic: Before the Flood – Full Documentary

Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and aims to discover what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet in the future. The Oscar-winning actor’s documentary Before The Flood debuted in its entirety overnight via National Geographic’s YouTube channel, quickly racking up to over 5 …

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.  

Star Talk Radio: Bill Nye: No More Ice Ages?

What will the next ice age look like with our warmer global climate? Climatologist Gavin Schmidt recaps some past ice ages, and then gives us a glimpse into the future. Find out how dropping carbon dioxide levels led to our current cycle of ice ages, and how rising levels might change our future expectations. Don’t …

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TED: Al Gore | The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we’re designing to combat them.  

TED Ed: Can wildlife adapt to climate change? – Erin Eastwood

With rising temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution of all: evolution. Erin Eastwood explains how animals are adapting to climate …

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American Museum of Natural History: Science Bulletins: Super Corals—For the Future (1 of 3)

Marine biologists in Hawaii investigate so-called “super corals,” which thrive even as ocean temperatures rise. In For the Future, learn how corals create underwater cities bustling with life, and explore a reef where healthy and dying corals live side by side.  

London School of Economics: Paris and Beyond: the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy?

Paris and Beyond: how will we gain traction and build momentum for the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy? Speaker: Rachel Kyte Chair: Professor Samuel Fankhauser The Paris Accord, the hoped for ambitious agreement, to be decided at the 21st Convention of the Parties of the UNFCCC, this December, will set us …

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National Geographic: Photo Evidence: Glacier National Park Is Melting Away

Glacier National Park is losing its iconic glaciers to a changing climate. In the mid-1800s, this Montana landscape was covered by 150 glaciers—today only 25 remain. To show the decrease in glacier size, scientists from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center photograph the same areas where glaciers were photographed in the early 1900s. Dan …

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XPRIZE: $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE XPRIZE

A $20 Million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.  

Stockholm Resilience Centre TV: How will the world evolve towards the middle of the century?

A seminar with Professor Jörgen Randers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. Prof Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and one third in …

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Columbia University: World Leaders Forum | Extreme Weather and Climate

This World Leaders Forum program launches the new Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. It features a panel discussion on understanding the risks to human life and property from extreme weather events, both in the present and future climates, and on developing solutions to mitigate those risks. The discussion was followed by a question …

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Harvard University: Presidential Panel on Climate Change

Experts from the worlds of science, government, economics, business, and history gather in Sanders Theatre for a wide-ranging panel discussion on how society in general and universities in particular can best confront the perils posed by climate change. Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre Moderator: Charlie Rose Host and Executive Producer, …

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Harvard University: Catalyzing Climate Change Solutions

On April 7, 2014, President Drew Faust announced the creation of the Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund to support research initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, and to propel innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world. Seven …

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NASA: 2014 Warmest Year On Record

The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. 2014’s record-breaking warmth …

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AMNH: Our Earth’s Future – A Conversation about Climate Change

On December 1, we’re “opening the doors” of our online classroom and inviting you to join us for a Google+ Hangout event: Our Earth’s Future—A Conversation about Climate Change. As part of the curriculum in the American Museum of Natural History’s online course Our Earth’s Future, scientists will discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and …

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Public Domain TV: New Formula for cleaner & cheaper Diesel Fuel

Diesel — we know it best as the fuel that does the heavy lifting. Typically, diesel fuel is made from crude oil, but scientists can make high-grade diesel from coal, natural gas, plants or even agricultural waste, using a process called Fischer–Tropsch, or “FT.” Just about any carbon source is an option. FT Diesel is …

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NASA: A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern …

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Rice University: Carbon-capture breakthrough

Rice University scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.  

NASA: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the sun. On September 17, the Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014. At 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record. With warmer temperatures and thinner, less resilient ice, the …

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