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San Diego-Los Angeles fault could cause 7.4-magnitude quake: Study

San Diego-Los Angeles fault could cause 7.4-magnitude quake: scientists warn

Scientists have identified a new fault system spanning from San Diego to Los Angeles that can cause an earthquake of up to 7.4-magnitude, according to a newly-published study.

A team of scientists from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography re-characterized the Newport-Inglewood Fault and Rose Canyon Fault, saying the two faults represent a single system.

The massive fault system, which was previously considered as two separate faults, runs from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach, Orange County, and finally moves on the shore to the Los Angeles Basin.

Study Blames Humans for 85 Percent of Wildfires in the United States

Study Blames Humans for 85 Percent of Wildfires in the United States

Wildfires across the United States lead to massive destruction, loss to environment, cost for nearby communities and expenses for emergency services. A new study has claimed that nearly 84 percent of all the wildfires in the United States during the last two decades have been caused due to human carelessness or arson. Under drier and warmer conditions, the risk of wildfires has increased and people should be extra careful to save our environment and forest cover.

Colorado River Could Witness 50% Decline in Water Resource by year 2100: Research

Colorado River Could Witness 50% Decline in Water Resource by year 2100: Research

Colorado river is facing a rapid decline in its water sources and this could lead to 50 million acre-feet decline in its water level by year 2050. The research conducted by a team from Colorado State University and University of Arizona has predicted over 50 percent decline in water level by the end of this century. This decline in water would cause water scarcity in seven states in the American Southwest. The research team informed that it could impact nearly 41 million Americans.

Arctic Facing Increased Ice Melting due to High Temperature

Arctic Facing Increased Ice Melting due to High Temperature

The average temperature in the Arctic region in the recent times has led to melting of ice in the region at a much higher level. The level noticed in January this year, has not been recorded at this level in decades. The current heat wave has alarmed scientists tracking the region. Past records for temperature have been broken and the heat waves noticed in the recent months suggest much smaller ice cover in the region.

Daily Mail report justified probe into climate study: GOP Chair

Daily Mail report justified probe into climate study: GOP chair says

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Science Committee, has hailed the controversial report in which a British newspaper claimed that U.S. climate scientists exaggerated data to “dupe” world leaders into accepting the Paris Climate Agreement.

The report published by the Daily Mail cited a former NOAA researcher outlining concerns that data used in a major 2015 climate change study was exaggerated. Dr. John Bates reportedly told the Daily Mail that the study’s lead author was rushed out so that it could have an impact on international climate negotiations.

NOAA duped world into accepting Paris Climate Agreement: Daily Mail

NOAA duped world into accepting Paris Climate Agreement: Daily Mail

American climate scientists exaggerated data used in a 2015 study to “dupe” the world into accepting the Paris Climate Agreement that aims to tackle climate change by cutting carbon emissions, according to a Daily Mail article.

For his provocative article, British journalist David Rose spoke to a high-level whistleblower in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a top-level climate agency.

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Trump administration reviewing climate data on EPA website

Trump administration reviewing climate data on EPA website

The Trump administration is scrutinizing the website of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which climate data will remain, while new studies have been placed under a temporary hold.

Doug Ericksen, communications director for President Trump's transition team at EPA, confirmed on Wednesday that the newly-launched review extends to all existing climate change and other scientific data on the agency's website.

Larsen C ice crack continues to increase

Larsen C ice crack continues to lengthen

A tabular iceberg one-quarter the size of Wales may soon break off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica as a crack in it continues to lengthen, climate scientists have warned.

Since January 1, the crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has extended further 10 kilometers, and scientists have warned that it would free a massive tabular berg if the rift propagates merely 20 kilometers.

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California Sets Ambitious Target of 40% Greenhouse Gas Reduction by 2030

California Sets Ambitious Target of 40% Greenhouse Gas Reduction by 2030

California has set an ambitious target of 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by year 2030 aiming at doing its bit for saving the climate. While President Donald Trump has termed climate change and global warming as a fake issue created by China, lawmakers in California have different opinion about the issue. Government across the world are trying to figure out ways to deal with global warming and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is one of the major tasks. California has been working hard in implementing rules that could help climate.

Effects of global warming can be noticed everywhere: Research

Effects of global warming can be noticed from America to Antarctica

While many high-profile skeptics are not ready to acknowledge the existence of global warming, the effects of soaring temperatures can be noticed in the form of extreme wildfires in America to melting ice sheets in Antarctica.

As had been expected, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday announced that 2016 was the hottest year on record.

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