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Will Florida’s Burmese pythons move north? How far?

Parents beware: Halloween is coming, and some real monsters are out there.  We tend to think climate warming is harmless and far in the future.  But Burmese pythons, endemic in Florida, are already living in Washington, D.C. GR

 
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Expect another winter of extreme weather, forecasters say

Published on October 27, 2010 by in Science

East coast Americans still remember last winter’s “snowmageddon.” Extreme weather may affect Westerners more this year, according to the National Weather Service, basing its forecasts on a strong La Nina and the North Atlantic Oscillation. GR

 
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Climate change doubt is Tea Party article of faith

The headline of this New York Times article should read: Climate Change Denial is Tea Party Article of Faith. Tea Party Congressional candidates are skeptical about climate warming and oppose cap-and-trade. Their views come from the oil industry, talk-radio pundits, and the Bible. Be sure to vote.

 
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Sea ice melting as Arctic temperature rises

The annual Arctic Report Card is out, and the grades aren’t good. According to the report, Arctic temperatures are rising again after a year of relatively slow warming in 2009. This increase in temperature is a great cause for concern as atmospheric scientists attribute the melting of Arctic ice caps and glaciers as a cause

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Dr. Chu talks efficiency

Is home energy efficiency actually important for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and slowing climate change? The secretary of energy, Steven Chu, certainly believes so.  From tackling efficiency projects such as insulating to prevent drafts to using the dishwasher as opposed to washing dishes by hand, Chu addresses a variety of home energy dilemmas posed to

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