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Meeting at New York Trump Tower comes as US president-elect picks climate science sceptic to head Environmental Protection Agency Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met on Wednesday with US president-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centring on preserving the environment can boost the economy, hours after Trump announced a climate science sceptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a statement to the Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York. Tamminen said the pair gave a presentation to Trump, daughter Ivanka,...

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Dormant chasm has opened up and risks cutting the station off from the rest of the ice shelf Image: The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has recorded records data relevant to space weather, climate change, and atmospheric phenomena since 2012. Photograph: British Antarctic Survey. Britain is preparing to move its research station in the Antarctic 23km further inland because it is under threat from a growing crack in the ice. The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has recorded data relevant to space weather, climate change, and atmospheric phenomena from its site on the Brunt Ice Shelf...

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Image: The St Kilda archipelago is home to one of the most significant sanctuaries for seabirds in the Atlantic Ocean Kittiwake numbers on St Kilda have plummeted to their lowest level, with experts fearing the population is at risk of collapse. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which monitors the archipelago's bird population, said numbers were falling across a range of seabird species. Across seven monitoring sites there was just one kittiwake nest this season. The only chick that hatched died later. The islands are 64km (40 miles) north-west of the Western Isles. They are recognised as one of the...

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Remember back in 2002 when a massive chunk of the Larsen Antarctic ice shelf broke off? Well, NASA scientists just found a very, very big crack in Larsen C, the last complete part of the shelf. Measuring in at just over 70 miles long and 300 feet wide, the rift extends downwards about half a mile. The Larsen ice shelf is/was comprised of three parts: Larsen A, Larsen B, and Larsen C. Larsen A, the smallest of the three, collapsed in ’95. Shortly after, in 2002, Larsen B began to fall apart, and researchers began to panic a little. And...

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New study rewrites two decades of research and author says we are 'beyond point of no return' Image: The San Fernando Valley Generating Station in Sun Valley, California Getty Images Global warming is beyond the “point of no return”, according to the lead scientist behind a ground-breaking climate change study. The full impact of climate change has been underestimated because scientists haven't taken into account a major source of carbon in the environment. Dr Thomas Crowther’s report has concluded that carbon emitted from soil was speeding up global warming. The findings, which say temperatures will increase by 1C by 2050,...

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