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Hundreds of Methane Plumes Erupting Along East Coast

hundreds of gas plumes bubbling up from the seafloor were spotted during a sweeping survey of the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

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New Methane Signs Underline Urgency to Reverse Emissions

Researchers from Stockholm University on the icebreaker Oden in the Arctic Ocean reported from the site that "vast methane plumes" were rising from the ocean floor probably due to a tongue of warmer Atlantic water that is penetrating into the Arctic.

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California's 1st seven months of 2014 have been its warmest on record

The temperature beats the record temperature of 59.3 degrees set in 1934 by nearly a full a degree,

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'Dead Zone' in the Gulf of Mexico is the Size of Connecticut

The zone, which at about 5,000 square miles (13,000 sq km) is the second largest in the world but still smaller than in previous years, is so named because it contains no oxygen, or too little, at the Gulf floor to support bottom-dwelling fish and shrimp.

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New Map Shows Dramatic Time Lapse of Tar Sands Deforestation

A time-lapsed map released today by the World Resources Institute using satellite imagery from Global Forest Watch shows how much forest is being lost in Northern Alberta to make way for major industrial operations, mainly to extract oil from the tar sands, also referred to as the oilsands.

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