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Bill Nye makes an inciting point.Image: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver via Youtube By Mark Kaufman2019-05-13 21:51:56 UTC Bill Nye just dropped a slew of F-bombs.  As a guest on the May 12 episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the storied science communicator used profanity and half-jest to make a succinct point about Earth’s rising carbon dioxide emissions, which are now at their highest levels in millions

The most damning conclusions from the UN's special climate change report

A shadow over the Earth.Image: nasa By Mark Kaufman2018-10-08 23:13:59 UTC A grim dose of climate change news has arrived, and top scientists are urging us to deal with it — now.   The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — the global agency tasked with providing objective analyses of the societal impacts of climate change — released a powerful report Sunday evening.  It concluded that limiting Earth’s

Maryland residents post frightening videos of flash flooding after heavy rain

By Shannon Connellan2018-05-28 02:58:16 UTC Residents and local press in Maryland posted frightening footage of destructive flash flooding on Sunday, following heavy rain across the state. Particularly affected was Ellicott City, located about 14 miles west of Baltimore, which suffered intense flash flooding along its Main Street — the very same street that was turned into a raging river amidst a torrential flood in 2016, which killed at least two

Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra Island on Feb. 19, 2018.Image: TIBTA PANGIN/AFP/Getty Images) By Andrew Freedman2018-02-19 23:32:51 UTC Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. On Feb. 19, the volcano unleashed a far more explosive eruption that vaulted smoke and ash more than 25,000 feet into