What the World Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted

If we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet. Explore what the world’s new coastlines would look like.

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Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results | The Gazette

Greenland, the world’s largest island and home to its second largest ice sheet, is a land of ragged cliffs, breathtaking fjords and unimaginable amounts of water on either side of the freezing point. It has also, until now, been something of a mystery.

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Hurricane Irma Has Left the Caribbean Brown and Barren – Atlas Obscura

Winds up to 185 miles per hour stripped trees bare, but the vegetation will gradually return.

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China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race – Bloomberg

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years | Ars Technica

Cost goals met, the DOE is moving on to address grid reliability in solar.

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Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before — Quartz

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.

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How the demand for sand is killing rivers – BBC News

Demand for sand in Kenya is driving the illegal sand harvesting industry, causing loss of ecosystems and even deaths.

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