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Environment

2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says

Last year, was the second warmest since scientists began keeping reliable record in 1880, according to a study by NASA. Earth’s globally averaged surface temperatures in 2017 were 0.90 C warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Global warming vs the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are to celebrate the thrill of winter sports, but it seems winter is being less and less cooperative. With the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, just weeks away, a new study shows increasingly fewer cities will be» 

Environment

Top weather disasters Canada 2017

As we start this new year in Canada, much of the southern part of the entire country has been gripped by Arctic temperatures in the -20’s to -30’s Celsius. When you add in the wind-chill factor, those temperatures seem much» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Global warming, drier world

More drought, more wildfires coming with global warming The news stories of severe and unusual drought and of massive wildfires around the world have been increasing in recent years. Canada, Australia, Greece, South Africa, the U.S southwest and California, and» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic: Record ice-loss, highest melt rate in 1,500 years

Long-term ice-loss the “new normal” The latest Arctic Report Card – an annual scientific assessment of Arctic conditions by the U.S based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) paints a worrisome picture of the far north. The report begins with» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Heart breaking final moments of starving polar bear

Anthropogenic climate change blamed. It is an extremely painful and tragic video to watch. Canadian biologist and wildlife photographer Paul Niklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy went to Baffin Island in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut in» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Arctic data shows no pause in global warming: study

Researchers have long puzzled over an apparent contradiction in climate change calculations that suggested global warming may have paused or slowed down between 1998 and 2012 even as increased emissions of greenhouse gases in that period should have accelerated the» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Could climate change create Canada’s next island province?

Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia is connected to the continent by a large isthmus, but it’s low lying and easily flooded. The idea that Nova Scotia could be cut off by water is a serious concern that has» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Thousands of scientists from 184 countries warn humanity-again

(comments open on all RCI stories- to add your comment go to the form at bottom of page) This week, more than 15.000 scientists from around the world signed an open letter noting the lack of action on environmental issues.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

International research into global warming and plant change

Many people are noticing that plants seem to be changing their cycle, and flowering and producing fruit earlier than in the past.  This seems to be a reaction to global warming in which the summers appear to be arriving earlier.»