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    Polar bears could become extinct faster than was feared

    Polar bears could be sliding towards extinction faster than previously feared, with the animals facing an increasing struggle to find enough food to survive as climate change steadily transforms their environment. New research has unearthed fresh insights into polar bear habits, revealing that...
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    2017 was U.S.’s costliest weather year on record, NOAA says

    Last year was the third-warmest year on record in the United States, contributing to 16 separate billion-dollar-plus disasters that made 2017 the most expensive weather year ever, federal climatologists said Monday. The National Centers for Environmental Information, a division of the National...
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    Impressive breast-shaped mammatus clouds seen in post-storm Melbourne sky

    The severe thunderstorms which swept across Victoria caused flash flooding and leaving tens of thousands without power. They hit Melbourne's CBD around dinner time, just as people were preparing for a night in front of the television (or their smartphones and tablets). Pulled from their...
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    This Has Been The Worst 12 Months For Floods In U.S. History

    Since last October, the United States has been hit by “historic flood” after “historic flood”, and this latest flooding down in Louisiana that is making headlines all over the world has been caused by a “500 year storm“. Even before some areas of the state received more than 30 inches of rain...
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    News ‘Heat dome’ set to envelope US with sizzling temperatures

    A ‘heat dome’ is sweeping across the US this weekend, bringing prolonged sweltering temperatures, expected to reach 15 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit above what’s normal for this time of the year. A ‘heat dome’ occurs when high pressure traps hot air underneath it and usually lasts a number of days...
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    Scientist Offers $10,000 To Anyone Who Can Disprove Climate Change

    Outraged by the unsavory tactics of climate change deniers, physicist Christopher Keating says he'll give $10,000 to anyone who can use the scientific method to prove that human-instigated climate change isn't real. Keating has been involved in one way or another with climate change for the...
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    Research center or weather weapon? US military is shutting down HAARP

    Adepts of conspiracy theories might well take a deep breath: the HAARP program could be dismantled as soon as this summer, so from now on a tornado destroying your house will be a mere whirlwind, not a DARPA prank. Or will it? The Air Force is said to be getting ready to wave their last...