Storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions

Two people hold hands while walking south on Madison Street toward 27th Avenue in Bellevue, Neb., during a winter storm warning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP) A major winter storm is threatening to blanket parts of the middle of the country with more than a foot of snow Monday, promising […]

Increasing ocean temperature threatens Greenland’s ice sheet — ScienceDaily

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have for the first time quantified how warming coastal waters are impacting individual glaciers in Greenland’s fjords. Their work is the subject of a study published recently in Science Advances. Working under the auspices of the Oceans Melting Greenland mission for the past […]

Out-of-control Australian bushfire threatens Perth homes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Australian firefighters said they expect to battle an out-of-control bushfire well into the night on Saturday, as the blaze threatens lives and homes in the west coast city of Perth. Residents were told “to act immediately to survive” as the flames approached homes near Oakford, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) south […]

Clearing land to feed 2050’s human population threatens biodiversity

Humankind’s growing need for food is running up against thousands of other species’ need for space. By 2050, humans may need to clear an additional 3.35 million square kilometers of land for agriculture. Converting these largely natural habitats, collectively about the size of India, would squeeze more than 17,000 vertebrate species from some of their […]

Affordable Clean Energy Rule Threatens Progress of Clean Air Act

Last year, the U.S. EPA finalized the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a dramatic relaxing in air pollution standards. ACE effectively rolls back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), policy that aimed to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. electrical power generation—in particular, from coal-burning power plants—through the first national standards. ACE instead […]

Global food production threatens the climate

IMAGE: Use of fertilizers in agriculture, in particular, is responsible for the increase in the climate-damaging nitrous oxide concentration in the atmosphere. view more  Credit: (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT) Concentration of dinitrogen oxide – also referred to as nitrous oxide – in the atmosphere increases strongly and speeds up climate change. In addition to CO2 and […]