RedskyNews Category: Rising Temperatures

Antarctic To Produce Mega Iceberg

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A massive crack is growing wider in the Antarctic ice sheet and could break apart in the coming months, forming an iceberg the size of New York City, NASA scientists have warned. The crack in western Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

Climate Change Threatens Nile

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JOHANNESBURG — Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural research group said Monday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, a global think-tank, warned the changes could

China’s Glaciers In Meltdown

Sharp increases in temperature driven by global warming are melting China’s Himalayan glaciers, an impact that threatens habitats, tourism and economic development, says a study released Tuesday. Of 111 weather stations scattered across southwestern China, 77 percent showed significant upticks

Austrian Glaciers Shrink Fast

Austria’s glaciers shrank dramatically this summer, the most since a record hot period in 2003, principally because of low amounts of snow the preceding winter, scientists said. The Goldbergkees glacier in the Alps, for instance, is on average two metres

9 More Years Of Texas Drought

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A devastating Texas drought that has browned city lawns and caused more than $5 billion in damages to the state’s farmers and ranchers could continue for another nine years, a state forecaster said on Thursday. “It is possible that we

Climate Melts Arctic Ice Fast

If you want to witness climate change, just head north — and keep going until you run out of globe. Of course, that’s easier said than done; the Arctic is a forbidding, isolated area, short of people and encased in

UK To be Hotter Than Hawaii

BRITAIN will be hotter than Hawaii this week as summer makes a belated comeback. Forecasters say temperatures could hit nearly 83F (28C) – and the unseasonably balmy weather is set to last well into October. Please follow and like us:

Nitrate Levels Rising In Pacific

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Changes in the ratio of nitrate to phosphorus in the oceans off the coasts of Korea and Japan caused by atmospheric and riverine pollutants may influence the makeup of marine plants and influence marine ecology, according to researchers from Korea

Everest Soon To Be Ice Free

Climbers and custodians of Everest say rapid climate change could soon make for an ice-free ascent of the world’s highest mountain. Their warning comes amid a new international effort to gauge the effects of climate change in the Himalayas –

Epic Scorching Drought Tests Texas

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Massive droughts caused by wildfires in Texas have ravaged the environment, incited a tug of war for available water, and fundamentally changed the way of life for the state’s millions of residents. The onset of a Dust Bowl-like drought has