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Global warming is making Greenland greener

A study of satellite images found that an estimated 11,000 square miles of Greenland’s ice sheet and glaciers have melted over the past 30 years, giving way to vegetation.
Russell Glacier and proglacial area, near Kangerlussuaq, west Greenland.
Russell Glacier and proglacial area, near Kangerlussuaq, west Greenland.

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

Parade organizers sought to draw attention to the devastating effects brought by?illegal mining inside Brazil's Yanomami territory.
A member of Imperatriz Leopoldinense performs during the Carnival parades at Sapucai Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 11, 2024.
A member of Imperatriz Leopoldinense performs during the Carnival parades at Sapucai Sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 11, 2024.

Wisconsin's first recorded February tornado hits south of capital

High temperatures were about 25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than usual on Thursday in parts of Wisconsin. Tornado records date back to 1948.
Image: Andy Wagner, 40, surveys the damage on Feb. 9, 2024, outside his parents' home in the Town of Porter, Wis.,
Image: Andy Wagner, 40, surveys the damage on Feb. 9, 2024, outside his parents' home in the Town of Porter, Wis.,

NASA climate satellite blasts off to survey oceans and atmosphere of a warming Earth

SpaceX launched the Pace satellite on its $948 million mission before dawn, with the Falcon rocket heading south over the Atlantic to achieve a rare polar orbit.
Image: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on NASA's Plankton, Aerosol Cloud Ocean Ecosystem
Image: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on NASA's Plankton, Aerosol Cloud Ocean Ecosystem

Category 6? Climate-boosted hurricanes push scientists to rethink classifications

The findings add to ongoing debates about how to better communicate to the public the threats of extreme weather events and the ways that climate change can multiply them.
A woman walks through the rubble.
A woman walks through the rubble.

Sea sponges keep climate records and the accounting is grim, study shows

A study of the temperature-sensitive sea creatures makes the case that the world has warmed more than previously thought, though some scientists are skeptical.
Sea Sponge ocean sea
Sea Sponge ocean sea

Parisians vote to hit SUVs with eye-popping parking costs in latest green drive before Olympics

Only 5.7% of the 1.3 million eligible voters cast ballots at the 39 voting stations around the city.
On February 4, 2024 Paris' city hall is organizing a vote on the status of the heaviest and most polluting SUVs, and the creation of a special parking fee for these vehicles.
On February 4, 2024 Paris' city hall is organizing a vote on the status of the heaviest and most polluting SUVs, and the creation of a special parking fee for these vehicles.

Millions at risk as Californians brace for record rainfall and dangerously high winds

Residents were warned to stay out of the ocean and to avoid unnecessary travel, as thousands of state workers prepare to respond to storm-related emergencies.
A satellite image of clouds over the Pacific Ocean.
A satellite image of clouds over the Pacific Ocean.

An atmospheric river will drench California, with some parts still recovering from last year’s storms

The central coast and its inland valleys can expect “MAJOR amounts of rain” and “major hydrologic problems,” the weather service said.
An aerial view  surging Tulare Lake around farmland
An aerial view  surging Tulare Lake around farmland

Climate activist Greta Thunberg cleared of public order offense during London oil protest

Thunberg was?arrested Oct. 17 after joining hundreds of protesters at an “Oily Money Out” demonstration organized by Fossil Free London and Greenpeace.
Greta Thunberg smiles as she arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court.
Greta Thunberg smiles as she arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court.

John Podesta to succeed John Kerry as top adviser for international climate policy

Podesta will maintain his current portfolio advising the president while adding the climate duties. Kerry will shift to supporting Biden’s re-election campaign.
John Podesta speaks during CERAWeek.
John Podesta speaks during CERAWeek.

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