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Christmas is for the Birds: Let the Bird-Counting Season Begin!

Bird counting might seem like a needless, time-consuming hobby, but many people look forward to it annually around the holiday season. Thanks to the National Audubon Society, bird enthusiasts can collectively come together to count birds in their local areas each year. The Christmas Bird Count, as it’s been titled, is an event held every …

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The Earth Keeps Warming, So What Are We Doing About It?

If it felt like August was particularly warm, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed your suspicions. New data shows that the average temperature in August was 61.74 degrees Fahrenheit, which was .09 degrees warmer than the old August record of 2015. Furthermore, it was the 16th consecutive month of record-breaking heat. Overall, this …

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earth, global warming, science, environment

The State of the Climate Report has Been Published, and It Doesn’t Look Good

The latest edition of the “State of the Climate” report has been published, and the results don’t look good. Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gauges the health of the planet in its report. This year’s edition shows that greenhouse gas concentrations, global surface temperatures, sea surface temperature, global upper ocean heat content, …

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fire, wildfire, fires, environment

Global Warming May Fuel Future Forest Fires

Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, dominated the headlines last month when wildfires nearly destroyed the area. Now, scientists say that global warming could be responsible for the growing number of wildfires sprouting up around the Northern Hemisphere. As global warming impacts this section of the world, temperatures are increasing at a rapid rate, according to …

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