Tagged: greenhouse gases

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2016 was the hottest year ever recorded

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported. Weather-related events are now forcibly displacing more people than conflict and...

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Climate change denier to head EPA

Scott Pruitt has been picked to head the US Environmental Protection Agency. An attorney general from Oklahoma, Pruitt is an unapologetic climate change denier with close ties to the oil industry. He’s expected to...

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The Soil Will Save Us

by Kristin Ohlson Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world’s soils. That carbon is...

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Powerful greenhouse gas detected

A new greenhouse gas discovered by scientists from the University of Toronto is more than 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. While few have heard of it, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) has been in use...