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Antarctica

Climate change: West Antarctica's Getz glaciers flowing faster

Wherever you look in West Antarctica right now, the message is the same: Its marine-terminating glaciers are being melted by warm seawater.

Sea rise accelerating as climate change causes collapse of glaciers

The study quantifies ice loss in a little-studied Getz region of West Antarctica, where nine of the 14 glaciers studied have yet to be named

North America

The battle over climate change is boiling over on the home front

Municipalities want new buildings to go all electric, spurning gas-fired stoves and heating systems. The gas industry disagrees.

Climate change helped some dinosaurs migrate to Greenland

A drop in CO2 levels helped massive plant eaters trek from South America to Greenland

Texas scientists: Power outages show why Texas must prepare for climate change

Last week, ice, snow and record-breaking cold left millions across Texas without electricity, heat or water, and with homes damaged or destroyed. Roughly 4 million homes and up to 15 million people had no power for several days, and 13 million homes had no water or poor water quality.

Europe

U.K. managers seen pressuring firms on diversity, climate change

U.K. public companies will see increased scrutiny in 2021 from U.K. money managers when it comes to ethnic minority representation on boards and climate-change response, the U.K. Investment Association said Wednesday.

UN Security Council takes up climate change risk for first time

In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 file photo, plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the Potpecko lake near Priboj, in southwest Serbia. A United Nations report released on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 says humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.