The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare

Australias natural wonder is in mortal threat. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the remainder. Use exclusive photographs and new data, a Guardian special report investigates how the reef has been devastated and what can be […]

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Forget’ the environment ‘: we need new words to impart life’s wonders | George Monbiot

We need better ways of talking about nature and our relationships with it, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomiting, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it would have inspired them. So why […]

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Haitians are noticing climate change impacts on extreme weather and agriculture | John Abraham

John Abraham: Zacharie Bien-Aime documents his observations of a changing Haitian climate. A former student of mine, Luke Hacker formed an organization called Simply Love, which works in Haiti to support educational and agricultural growth in the country. Through this group, I was introduced to an agricultural expert who relayed this personal tale about environmental […]

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These People Are Buried Alive Every Night, But They Select To Live That Way

googletag.cmd.push( function() googletag.display( ‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’ ); ); Imagine living in a place where you have to dig out of your house every morning. This is part of everyday life for the people who live in Shoyna, which is a small, remote village in Northern Russia. The desert township is completely surrounded by sand dunes. Pair that […]

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Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data

Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster, says one expert as Australia Research Council determines fresh injury across 8,000 km Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australias Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found. The findings have caused alarm among scientists, who say the proximity of the 2016 and 2017 […]

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Rising ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

IUCN report warns that truly staggering rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing angling zones and spreading disease The rising temperature of the oceans is the greatest concealed challenge of our generation that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according […]

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How Florida could get hit by Hurricane Matthew twice in one week

Waves crashoff the pilings under the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier on Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016. Just like with people, the history of tropical cyclones is replete with oddballs and eccentrics. Cyclones that for one reason or the other just seemed to be listening to their own compass, rather than the larger plane stream around them, […]

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Obama highlights climate change on final presidential trip-up to Asia

President Barack Obama and Marine National Monuments Superintendent Matt Brown visit Turtle Beach during a tour of Midway Atoll, Sept. 1, 2016. Image: AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster President Barack Obama traveled to the remote, sun-scorched Midway Atoll on Thursday to highlight the threats that climate change and human activities pose to fragile ecosystems like the […]

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31 of the best space photographs of the year

The rusty red vortex of the circular, iron sculpture Seven Magic Points in Brattebergan, Norway mirror the rippling aurora above .Image: RUNE ENGEBO Bright green auroras dance above a Norwegian lagoon in just one of dozens of new photos shortlisted for a 2016 astrophotography prize. The shortlisted photos, chosen for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of […]

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