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New cloud study offers dire global warming outlook

cloud study offers dire warningNew research suggests current global warming prediction models aren't accounting for cloud composition.

"Clouds and aerosol particles strongly influence the amount of radiation, and thus heating, that occurs in the atmosphere, yet clouds and aerosol particles are currently the leading cause of uncertainty in climate projections," researchers with the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced in a press release.


California Blackouts Up to 14 Days Long Possible This Summer Because of Aliso Canyon Methane Leak, Officials Say

California blackouts coming due to methane leakA massive methane leak in Southern California was expected to have lasting impacts, but a new announcement by energy officials suggests prolonged blackouts – as long as 14 days – could also be coming as temperatures soar this summer.

State agencies studied the effects of the Aliso Canyon gas storage field's partial shutdown after a natural gas blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for the region. These officials proposed a plan to prevent power outages but concluded they "will reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of gas shortages this summer that are large enough to cause electricity interruptions for the region's residents and businesses."


Eco-friendly Portland baffled to discover an artisanal industry is polluting its air

Portland glass making industry polluting airInstead of eating the kale she grew in her backyard garden in Portland, Oregon, this spring, Jessica Applegate will submit the leafy green plants for toxic metal testing.

Recent revelations that heavy metals – specifically arsenic, cadmium and chromium – are hovering above the city in toxic hotspots have stunned the eco-conscious city. Along with the news came an unlikely culprit: artisan glass manufacturers.


Hundreds flee wind-whipped wildfires in Oklahoma, Kansas

Wildfires in Kansas and OklahomaHowling winds whipped up several wildfires late Tuesday across Oklahoma and Kansas, destroying homes and forcing hundreds of people to flee the flames.

At least six fires were reported across the state Tuesday, and many are continuing to burn Wednesday, according to Hannah Anderson, a spokeswoman for Oklahoma Forestry Services.


Keystone pipeline springs leak in South Dakota

Keystone leak in South DakotaA key section of the Keystone pipeline has been shut down due to an oil spill in South Dakota, TransCanada said on Monday.

TransCanada, which operates the pipeline, reported a spill of about 187 gallons of crude oil to the Coast Guard’s National Response Center on Saturday afternoon.


U.S. judge approves BP civil settlement with U.S. government over 2010 spill

BP settlement with USU.S. Judge Carl Barbier granted final approval on Monday to BP Plc's (BP.L) civil settlement over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after it reached a deal in July 2015 to pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states.

The company at the time said its total pre-tax charges from the spill set aside for criminal and civil penalties and cleanup costs were around $53.8 billion.



Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano violently erupts, launching burning rocks

Mexican volcano eruptsMexico's Popocatépetl volcano violently erupted over the weekend, launching ash and burning rocks into the air after weeks of increased activity.

Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention last week raised the environmental alert level to the second degree out of three, meaning nearby residents should be prepared to evacuate.


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