Scientists say Greenland just opened up a major new ‘floodgate’ of ice into the ocean
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Scientists say Greenland just opened up a major new ‘floodgate’ of ice into the ocean

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - November 12, 2015

As the world prepares for the most important global climate summit yet in Paris later this month, news from Greenland could add urgency to the negotiations. Another major…

Earth in ‘uncharted territory’ on climate change
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Earth in ‘uncharted territory’ on climate change

Marlowe Hood and Nina Larson | AFP - November 9, 2015

PARIS – Earth has heated up by 1 degree Celsius (1.6 F), Britain's weather office said Monday, as greenhouse gases hit record levels just weeks before a crucial climate…

Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week
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Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week

Lindsay Fendt - October 13, 2015

It is the rainy season. And according to meteorologists at the National Meteorological Institute (IMN), Costa Rica can expect torrential rain, wind gusts and lightning storms all…

El Niño in Costa Rica: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet, say experts
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El Niño in Costa Rica: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet, say experts

L. Arias - July 29, 2015

The National Meteorological Institute recently announced that additional severe weather is in store for Costa Rica in coming months, caused by the ongoing effects of El Niño, which has yet to reach its peak in the country.…

El Niño intensifying, could rival strongest in recorded history
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El Niño intensifying, could rival strongest in recorded history

Jason Samenow | The Washington Post - July 21, 2015

The present El Niño event, on the cusp of attaining "strong" intensity, has a chance to become the most powerful on record. The event — defined by…

Chairman of UN climate panel quits after harassment allegation
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Chairman of UN climate panel quits after harassment allegation

Stefan Nicola | Bloomberg - February 25, 2015

BERLIN — Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel…

Hot in … everywhere! 2014 breaks all records
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Hot in … everywhere! 2014 breaks all records

Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - January 18, 2015

Planet Earth set an ominous record last year as global temperatures rose to the highest level since modern measurements began, scientists said Friday in a report that…

High-level reinforcement for final climate push
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High-level reinforcement for final climate push

Mariette Le Roux | AFP - December 7, 2014

LIMA, Peru – Ministers and the U.N. chief fly into Lima this week to bolster negotiators in a final push for consensus on key elements of a…

Costa Rica’s erupting volcanoes may help slow global warming
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Costa Rica’s erupting volcanoes may help slow global warming

Lindsay Fendt - December 4, 2014

The October eruption of the Turrialba Volcano may have implications beyond Costa Rica. According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Review Letters last week, small volcanic eruptions…

98 percent of Costa Ricans believe in climate change, says UN survey
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98 percent of Costa Ricans believe in climate change, says UN survey

Zach Dyer - December 2, 2014

Nearly every single Costa Rican surveyed by the United Nations Development Program said they agreed the climate is changing, and more than 90 percent said that humans…

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