Monsanto Is Using Big Data to Take Over the World

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The GMO giant wants to help you beat climate change…with your phone.

The US Will See 50 Percent More Lightning Strikes, Thanks to Global Warming

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Plus an awesome video showing every lightning strike in America in a year.

Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

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As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads

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The virus took the U.S. by surprise. Thanks to climate change, it’s here to stay. 

Frame Climate Change as a Food Issue, Experts Say

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As IPCC report warns of climate impact on food security, researchers are looking at whether talking about food could break political deadlock on global warming.

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