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'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2016 08:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events.

Top climate scientists ask environmentalists to support nuclear power in climate battle

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2013 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming.

Concentrations of warming gases break record

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2013 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.

First sign that humanity is slowing its carbon surge

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The ever-faster rise of carbon emissions worldwide slackened in 2012, and that might signal a lasting trend

Ozone chemicals ban linked to global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that the ban on ozone depleting chemicals may have also impacted the rise in global temperatures.

Solar Activity Playing a Minimal Role in Global Warming

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the twentieth century.

Biodiversity offsetting plans too simplistic, MPs warn

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Biodiversity offsetting plans outlined by the government must be strengthened if they are to "properly protect Britain's wildlife"

Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability, Penn Biologists Find

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 06:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may fare better in rapidly changing environments.

Is a constructive conservation the last chance for biodiversity?

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A pragmatic approach to saving what can be saved.

The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Deforestation at this scale is having a tremendous ecological impact, on both species and climate.

Wildlife and countryside groups attack progress on nature

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The government is failing to deliver a third of its commitments to protect the natural environment, a report says.

English seas get new marine conservation zones

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The government has announced it will create 27 new marine conservation zones to protect wildlife in the seas around the English coast.

Last minute deal saves fractious UN climate talks

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
UN climate talks in Poland have ended with delegates reaching a compromise on how to fight global warming.

Trees can capture over 50% of the particulate matter in polluted urban air

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2013 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Trees Capture Particulate Matter From Road Exhaust.

New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America by using molecular markers, researchers claim.

The Subarctic Lakes Of Canada Are Drying Up

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2013 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
At a rate unseen in 200 years.

Even If Emissions Stop, Carbon Dioxide Could Warm Earth for Centuries

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2013 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years.

Trillions of tons of fresh water under ocean's continental shelf

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2013 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery comes as United Nations estimates suggest water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of the population of the world over the last century.

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts.

NASA says ozone hole stabilizing but won't fully recover until 2070

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2013 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The assessment comes two decades after the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that banned chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds that deplete the ozone layer.

Global Warming: 4 Degree Rise Will End Vegetation Carbon Sink

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon will spend increasingly less time in vegetation as the negative impacts of climate change take their toll.

Green Energy Scheme To Burn Beetle Infested Trees

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2013 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
In a new program, the U.S. Forest Service is fueling a biomass power plant in Colorado with trees killed by a pest called the mountain pine beetle.

91 new species described by California Academy Of Sciences in 2013

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The new species, include 38 different ants, 12 fishes, 14 plants, eight beetles, two spiders, one reptile, and one amphibian.

Billion dollar climate denial network exposed

Posted in Business on 24th Dec, 2013 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A network of 91 think tanks and industry groups are primarily responsible.

Ozone hole still needs over 50 years to heal

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2013 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The Earth’s ozone layer is important because it filters out much of the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Without it, we humans would fry.

Wildlife 'thrived' in 2013 after hot summer

Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2013 04:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The trust's Matthew Oates said 2013 was "one of the most remarkable wildlife years in living memory".

Poorly camouflaged insects can kick off a cascade of ecological impacts

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2013 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The new findings illustrate the ability of rapid evolution to cause a cascade of ecological impacts.

Australian Sharks Now Tweet When They are Too Close to a Beach

Posted in Hardware on 30th Dec, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
A unique approach to stop shark attacks by tagging sharks with an electronic device that sends out auto tweets.

Solution to cloud riddle reveals hotter future

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced.

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2014 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
With help from light that humans can't see

More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2014 05:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges.

Fish Fluorescence Widespread: 180 Species Found To Glow

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2014 05:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Fluorescence is surprisingly common in many different kinds of fish.

Climate Engineering: What does the public think?

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Some scientists think that climate engineering approaches will be required to combat the inexorable rise in atmospheric CO2 due to the burning of fossil fuels.

Scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A massive ancient subglacial trough, deeper than the Grand Canyon, has been discovered by a team of UK experts.

Thousands of Australian bees are getting tagged for research

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Approximately 5,000 bees are receiving RFID tags.

Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate Change

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says.

Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2014 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size.

Chemical process turns any plant matter, even trees, into biofuels

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Nearly any plant material can be broken down into simple sugars.

EU outlines 2030 climate goals

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Commission has outlined its plans for climate and energy policy until 2030.

One quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face imminent extinction

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 04:42 AM
by AlexMuller
There are no real sanctuaries for sharks where they are safe from overfishing.

Climate change 'could be making fish smaller'

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A decline in the length of fish in the North Sea could be linked to climate change, according to researchers.

Want to cut Arctic warming in half? Curb emissions now

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades.

Pacific salmon migrate with a 'magnetic map'

Posted in Science on 8th Feb, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
There is more evidence that salmon use the Earth's magnetic field to perform extraordinary feats of navigation.

Met Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms'

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office's chief scientist has said.

Green space can make people happier for years

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is showing for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way.

Deep-sea mining 'must responsibly respect ecosystems'

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea.

Theory on origin of animals challenged:

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Studies show that animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies.

Bumblebees infected with honeybee diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
In the last few decades, many species have suffered steep declines, and some in the UK have gone extinct.

Smell of forest pine can limit climate change

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests a strong link between the powerful smell of pine trees and climate change.

Apple CEO Shuts Down Anti-Environmental Investors

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2014 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Tim Cook laid the verbal smack down on investors who want the company to abandon some of its progressive policies.

Europe-wide flood losses to 'increase four fold' by 2050

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the most accurate model yet developed, flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050.

NASA-funded study: industrial civilization headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system.

Damning study blames BP oil spill for heart defects in fish

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2014 03:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists find evidence of Deepwater Horizon's potentially lethal effect on commercial fish species.

Scientists to climate change skeptics: Get real

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of the extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe and the Pacific region last year can be blamed on human-induced climate change:

Methane emissions expected to soar as Earth warms

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Methane, already the third most abundant greenhouse gas, has roughly 30 times the heat-trapping potency of CO2.

Can science stop sharks attacking humans?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Sharks have patrolled the oceans for at least 400 million years and evolved into a huge range of remarkable species.

Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe'

Posted in Business on 1st Apr, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Earth has a fever, but the heat is sloshing into the oceans

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that surface temperatures are a poor measurement of global warming, which continues undeterred.

Are GMO Trees Good for the Environment?

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have genetically engineered poplar trees that they claim will clean up the notoriously messy paper industry.

Northern Europe hit by most bee deaths; EU study

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study covering 17 EU countries says that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in Mediterranean countries.

World 'needs Plan B' on climate change

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report.

Carbon Dioxide Levels Climb Into Uncharted Territory for Humans

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has exceeded 402 parts per million, which is higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years.

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty.

Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

Open-source "intelligent" beehives developed to tackle Colony Collapse Disorder

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies are in decline worldwide. This is a growing problem, and a number of theories and solutions are being explored.

Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Per Cent

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're very effective at stopping poachers.

Agreement reached on deep sea mining

Posted in Business on 26th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The project will extract ores of copper, gold and other valuable metals from a depth of 1,500m.

Climate change may worsen summertime ozone pollution

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Americans face 70 percent increase in unhealthy ozone levels by 2050.

Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder.

Rate of honey bee losses in the US 'economically unsustainable'

Posted in Business on 17th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Bee populations have been dying at a rate which is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of US consumer foods.

Last Month Tied for Globe’s Hottest April

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
This past April tied 2010 for the hottest April on record according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Americans care about 'global warming', but not 'climate change'

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Yale researchers have found that the two terms, often used interchangeably, generate very different responses.

Study: Species disappearing far faster than before

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2014 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene.

Climate change to boost summer flash floods, says study

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming will lead to a significant increase in extreme summer downpours in the UK, a study suggests.

Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval: Rate may be ten times faster

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The oceans are on track to acidify at least as much as they did in ancient times, only at a much faster rate.

Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.

New study finds environmental damage globally may cost more than U.S. GDP

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
“Nature is a large and important part of the real economy which adds to human well-being.”

What Happens To A Human Who Spends A Month Under The Sea?

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2014 03:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

US sets up honey bee loss task force

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The White House has set up a taskforce to tackle the decline of honey bees.

Satellite Images Show Massive Reduction In US Air Pollution

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution is still a problem, especially worldwide, but these images show things have recently improved in the US.

See For Yourself How Many Animals Are Close To Extinction

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Mass extinctions have happened before in Earth's history, for example when an enormous meteorite slammed into our planet and (likely) wiped out the dinosaurs.

Stopping harmful climate change could be surprisingly cheap

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Governments have agreed to limit global warming to 2°C, because more than that may be impossible to adapt to.

Early Flood Prediction Gets a Boost from Space

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have figured out a new way to predict which rivers are most at risk of dangerous flooding.

One Third Of Borneo's Rainforest Has Been Cut Down

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bad news for orangutans.

First national study finds trees saving lives, and reducing respiratory problems:

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jul, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees.

Climate 'key driver' in European forest disturbances

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
These disturbances have intensified considerably in recent decades.

Natural light in office boosts health

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2014 03:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Office workers with more natural light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life.

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.

Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million people in poverty

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
In one year, India’s ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country’s major crops, causing losses of more than a billion dollars.

Study Shows 'Megadrought' May Soon Hit Southwestern U.S.

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.

Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing early signs of thickening after years of depletion, a UN study says.

UN Pledges to End Deforestation by 2030

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2014 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Dozens of countries and companies pledged to halve destructive deforestation by 2020, and completely end losses by 2030.

Could Climate Change Mean the End of the Seasons?

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
As climate change causes winters to warm, the world becomes more like the tropics, possibly meaning the end of the seasons as we know them, according to new research.

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, sending waves of workers who collide, grapple and die.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

The world is losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2014 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt.

PenguinBot Infiltrates Penguin Colony:

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the ways study animals behaviors is to watch them in their natural environment. But even the most passive act of observation can change the way an animal behaves.

The Plan to Map Illegal Fishing From Space

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers.

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

Microplastic deposits found deep in world's oceans and seas

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have previously been puzzled by why they found much less plastic on the ocean surface than they expected.

A new method to convert CO2 to a valuable organic compound

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2014 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans are shifting the carbon cycle by adding more carbon dioxide and influencing nature's ability to remove the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a cost-effective way to save a wide range of threatened species, including rare old ones that may be costly too protect.

GPS to Track Ice Migration in Real Time

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica's melting ice sheets have been a major contributor to global sea level increases over the last decade, and the losses are expected to accelerate.

Nearly half of crucial planet stability systems compromised

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity.

Commercial bees threaten wild bees, say researchers

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects.

U.S. Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, 98 Votes to 1

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
All that remains now, is for them to agree on the cause.

Huge reserves of freshwater lie beneath the ocean floor

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2015 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of huge freshwater reserves preserved in aquifers under the world's oceans.

Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate:

Posted in Science on 7th Feb, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
These underwater volcanoes erupt during the first six months of each year. The pulses, tied to changes in Earth's orbit, and to sea levels, may trigger climate swings.

How changes in the Earth's orbit can affect the Antarctic ice caps

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The Earth's orbit, while a concept that is light-years away, is hitting close to home, affecting the stability of Eastern Antarctic ice caps.

Urban habitats 'provide haven' for bees

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2015 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research.

We're Dumping Much More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Thought

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Eight million tonnes is like covering an area 34 times the size of New York's Manhattan Island to ankle depth.

Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Forty-Year Low This Winter

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The maximum extent of Arctic sea ice occurred early this year, and, at 5.61 million square miles, was the smallest in four decades.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in the South Pacific, offering unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 species that live there.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning is speeding up

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate.

Climate change does not cause extreme winters, experts say

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Cold snaps like the ones in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists have now shown that global warming tends to reduce temperature variability.

Global warming itself will likely accelerate warming

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2015 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change.

US makes climate pledge to UN

Posted in Business on 1st Apr, 2015 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

Oceans might take 1,000 years to recover from climate change

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
'We have to come to terms with the things that we are going to sacrifice if we do not reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.'

New material set to change cooling industry

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2015 04:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The world refrigeration market is expected to increase by $7-8 billion by 2018. The breakthrough has an economic impact and an impact on the energy industry and environment.

On the brink of a mass extinction?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's animal and plant species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than they did before humans came along.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance' for action

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2015 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Pesticide problems are just one of many problems facing pollinators; this is separate from colony collapse disorder, which has devastated honeybee populations.

Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A switch from a permanent cover of thick ice to a new state where thinner ice vanishes in the summer will have far-reaching implications.

Global carbon dioxide levels break 400ppm milestone

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Concentrations of CO2 greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record global average in March, figures show, in a stark signal ahead of Paris climate talks.

Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:49 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time that melting from below has been found to be a culprit in the Antarctic Peninsula's vanishing ice shelves.

New study finds a hot spot in the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2015 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
This result is in very close agreement with climate computer models and it contradicts the view that there is a slowdown in climate change.

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2015 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

How Arctic ozone hole was avoided by Montreal Protocol

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger by now if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been banned in the 1980s, according to research.

Parasites Are Wiping Out Entire Honeybee Colonies

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Although parasites have long been associated with colony collapse disorder, where entire hives are wiped out, only recently has the magnitude of the threat been realized.

Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather in Europe and US

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2015 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic warming appears to be the prime reason behind fluctuations in the polar jet stream that is causing unusual weather.

Climate change progress 'too slow'

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Countries are working towards options to limit greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 in time for a crunch Paris summit.

Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost 80% of crop pollination by wild bees is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists.

Rapidly Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Species

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2015 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Trouble for the food chain in some of the world's most productive fisheries and a preview of what is in store for the rest of the world's oceans down the road.

The Global Warming 'Pause' Never Actually Happened

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth’s extra heat has spent the last 10 years sinking into the vast depths of the equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Warming 'worst case' must be considered say experts

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change risks should be assessed in the same way as threats to national security or public health according to a new report.

Ocean warming due to climate change is unstoppable

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2015 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say scientists.

2014 Was the Warmest Year on Record

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2015 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The many records set in 2014 included land temperatures, ocean temperatures, sea levels, and greenhouse gas levels.

US firms to commit $140B to address climate change

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs are looking to invest at least $140B to shrink their carbon footprints.

Poll launched to find the UK's favourite insect

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The small tortoiseshell butterfly is in the shortlist of 10 insects selected by the Royal Society of Biology.

Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2015 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have recorded alarming rates of glacial retreat, which are accelerating at a pace double that of a decade ago.

July was Earth's hottest month on record

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2015 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
July was the hottest month on Earth since records began, averaging 16.6 C (61.9 F), according to US scientists.

Research shows that honey bees can rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops.

Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier sheds big ice chunk

Posted in Science on 24th Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The 12.4km sq section is among the largest ever witnessed to come away from the ice stream's calving front.

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.

One-meter rise in sea levels inevitable, NASA says

Posted in Science on 28th Aug, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
We don't know whether it will happen within a century or somewhat longer, but the rise will have a 'profound impact' around the world.

Emissions 'far above' 2C target

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Global plans to curb carbon dioxide are well below what's needed to keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees according to a new analysis.

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Irreversible changes to microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces.

The statistic that captures what climate change means

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2015 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Hot records have started to happen much more frequently than cold records, and from 2000 to 2014, outnumbered them by more than 12 to 1.

If we burned all of the fossil fuels, would any of Antarctica's ice survive?

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2015 09:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Oceans would rise by over 50m changing the face of planet Earth, say scientists, but over a long time.

China, US pledge $3 billion each to fight climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2015 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
China and US recognized the importance of climate finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development in developing countries, according to the statement.

Concern over hidden diesel pollutant

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study.

Caffeinated plants give bees a buzz

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Many plants produce caffeine in their nectar. An experiment with artificial nectar has now shown that bees are attracted to and even drugged by the compound.

Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Molecule for molecule, methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide; approximately 30 times more.

After a series of records, last month was the hottest September in recorded history

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
We’ve seen enough record-smashing heat waves, droughts and fires to know that something is up with our planet’s thermostat.

We Could Reduce the Number of Hurricanes By Injecting Particles Into the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2015 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
But doing so with today's technology could lead to disastrous unintended consequences.

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Increases in Antarctic snow is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the losses from its thinning glaciers.

Warming set to breach the 1C threshold in 2015

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2015 02:40 PM
by AlexMuller
If temperatures remain as predicted, 2015 will be the first year to breach this key threshold. The world would then be half way towards 2C, the gateway to dangerous warming.

Two billion people rely on snow for drinking water, and supplies are melting

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Snow during winter acts as a watery savings account for drier months. When snow melts, it fills rivers, providing a seasonal water supply.

Loss of species biodiversity near melting Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2015 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the past five decades, temperatures have risen nearly five times as rapidly on the western Antarctic Peninsula than the global average.

Study debunks the global warming pause

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 04:51 AM
by AlexMuller
There is no substantive evidence for a 'pause' or 'hiatus' in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research has found.

A successful Paris climate treaty may not be enough to keep temperature rise below 2 C, study warns

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A success in Paris may not be enough to prevent dangerous warming of the planet.

Rallies call for Paris climate change action

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 2,000 events for action against climate change are happening globally on the eve of a UN summit in the French capital.

Climate Scientists: Nuclear only path forward for climate

Posted in Science on 4th Dec, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
'A build rate of 61 new reactors per year could entirely replace current fossil fuel electricity generation by 2050'

Global carbon emissions 'to stall or even decline' this year

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say it is the first time this has happened while the global economy has continued to grow.

Climate change is going to make inequality even worse than it already is

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The disproportionate effect of climate change on the poor isn’t a new idea.

US joins 'high ambition coalition' for climate deal

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A push for an "ambitious, durable and legally binding" deal with a strong review every five years.

Paris climate deal: reaction from the experts

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
While the summit delegates herald their ambitious targets, scientists and campaigners have mixed views of the deal now that an agreement has been reached:

Met office says 2016 'very likely' to be warmest on record

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
A new global temperature forecast from the UK's Met Office says that 2016 is likely to be even warmer than record-breaking 2015.

US wild bee numbers decline as land is converted for biofuel

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The researchers say that the conversion of land to grow corn for biofuels is a key element in the decline.

Giant icebergs play 'major role' in ocean carbon cycle

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant icebergs could be responsible for the processes that absorb up to 20% of the carbon in the Southern Ocean's carbon cycle, a study suggests.

We narrowly missed a new ice age, and now we won’t see one for a very long time

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2016 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
An ice age is not going to happen any time soon. Our current breakneck emissions of greenhouse gases have ensured that.

2015 Unambiguously the Hottest Year on Record

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The international community has set a goal of limiting warming to no more than 2 C above pre-industrial levels; the Earth is now approximately half way to that limit.

Records near impossible without manmade climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New calculations shows there is just a 0.01% chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations.

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.

Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court.

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2016 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Thermal expansion of the oceans as they warm is likely to be twice as large as previously thought, according to researchers.

Low-carbon policies could prevent 175,000 US deaths by 2030

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Reducing U.S. climate emissions could prevent up to 175,000 pollution-related deaths nationwide by 2030 and generate health benefits of about $250 billion annually.

How Climate Change Affects Public Health

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Low-income nations do not have enough resources to alleviate the effects of climate change on agriculture, which their economies largely depend on.

CO2 data is 'wake-up call' for Paris climate deal

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere grew more in past 12 months than at any time in the past 56 years.

World temperature could rise rapidly by 2020

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our model shows we may have less time left than expected to prevent world temperature from rising above thresholds.'

Earth Hasn’t Heated Up This Fast Since the Dinosaurs’ End

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2016 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
People are sending carbon into the atmosphere ten times faster than during the hottest period in the past 66 million years.

Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Killer storms stronger than any in modern times, and a rise of the sea sufficient to begin drowning the world’s coastal cities.

Paris Treaty: 'Significant step' as US and China agree to sign

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 11:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The US and China have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets:

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2016 03:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy in worst case scenario, first economic modelling estimate suggests.

What climate change means for you

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The people most likely to be affected by climate change are people that are already the most vulnerable.

A Key Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Is Practically Obsolete

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 02:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the past year, the world has smashed so many temperature records we've grown desensitized.

Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2016 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Amid hope and hype, delegates have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York.

Why living around nature could make you live longer

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2016 09:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The health benefits are likely thanks to factors such as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that come with living near green spaces.

Nations sign historic Paris climate deal

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2016 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
171 countries inked the deal, a record number for a new international treaty.

Old forest may provide buffer against rising temperatures

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 05:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The vegetation of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a new study.

Artificial Intelligence fights wildlife poaching

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are using A.I. applications that incorporate a game theory model for wildlife protection.

Climate change will noticeably reduce oxygen in oceans by 2030

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:33 AM
by AlexMuller
There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?

Baking soda 'sponge' could capture carbon emissions

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is believed by many scientists and politicians to be a critical element in global attempts to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.

CO2 levels forecast to shatter milestone

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2016 10:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists warn that global warming target will be overshot within two decades, as annual concentrations of CO2 set to pass 400 parts per million in 2016.

It's official: May is now Earth's hottest on record

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
'The question is will the rate of change continue? Will it accelerate? We are in uncharted territory.'

Long visits to nature linked to improved mental health, study finds

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t.

Country pledges overshoot Paris temperature limit

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2016 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The entire carbon budget for limiting warming to below 2°C might have been emitted by 2030, according to the study.

Climate change: UK to set new emissions target

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Ministers are expected to announce that the UK will cut carbon emissions by 57% by 2032, from 1990 levels.

Researchers detect 'Healing' in the Antarctic ozone layer hole

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 02:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.

Bees suffer from pollution confusion, says new study

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Bees look for flowers using their enhanced sense of smell, but air pollutants could be making it harder for them to sniff out possible food sources.

Clouds are in different places than they were 30 years ago

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’re seeing what the climate models think the pattern of cloud change would be'

Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is not prepared for the risks posed by climate change from flooding and changing coasts, heatwaves, water shortage, ecosystem damage and shocks global food shock.

Brits cut climate department in post-brexit vote shake-up

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Politicians are worried about what this means for the UK’s commitment to fighting climate change, as the country still has not ratified last year’s Paris Agreement.

The first half of 2016 saw some disturbing climate trends

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2016 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A record year so far for global temperatures, but the record temperatures in the Arctic over the past 6 months have been even more extreme.

Debate needed on 1.5C temperature target

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study shows the limit will be breached over land, even if emissions of warming gases ceased immediately.

Federal carbon tax imminent in the USA and Exxon is pushing it

Posted in Science on 31st Aug, 2016 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Exxon's Natural gas business is a direct competitor with coal, a product that Exxon has no interest in.

Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

Posted in Hardware on 4th Sep, 2016 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - have both formally joined the Paris global climate agreement.

Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2016 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Parliament has backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the world's first global agreement.

Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years due to climate change, experts say

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2016 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters higher than today.

UN moves to ban 'fastest growing' greenhouse gases

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2016 01:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Cooling chemicals that play a key role in refrigeration and air conditioning are likely to be rapidly phased out if delegates can reach agreement this week.

Scientists Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2016 11:17 AM
by AlexMuller
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2016 12:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first time in recorded history in 2015.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2016 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2016 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area.

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
If emissions from human activities continue unabated, it could trigger runaway planetary warming, researchers warn.

Nations vow to move forward with the Paris Agreement, with or without the US

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2016 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Other nations expressed their determination to implement the deal and to continue their work on climate protection, even if the US withdraws.

Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
8 of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record.

Plants are ramping up photosynthesis, helping absorb carbon dioxide

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Green plants are helping us fight climate change, but scientists say that in the future, they may not be able to absorb so much of our extra CO2.

What we learned about Earth's climate in the hottest of years

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice in Antarctica poses a real threat to coastal communities around the world.

Climate: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.

Trump moving away from supporters on climate science

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2017 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump and his cabinet accept far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2017 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.

As Trump enters White House, California renews climate change fight

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2017 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The state's climate change goals are the most ambitious in North America.

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows.

Increacing numbers of people now believe human-made climate change is happening

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2017 06:38 PM
by Alex Muller
The proportion of people who accept climate change is happening and is largely human-made has risen to almost two-thirds, a survey shows.

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 05:21 PM
by Alex Muller
The UN’s new climate chief says she’s worried about President Donald Trump - but confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable.

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2017 09:46 PM
by Alex Muller
But climate change is still responsible for the rest.

Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2017 09:15 AM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change.

Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unraveling

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2017 07:59 PM
by Alex Muller
The polar region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2017 01:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Speculation has increased that President Trump may withdraw the America over fears it could hamper his oil and gas reforms.

Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:30 PM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2017 11:35 PM
by Alex Muller
California legislators have voted to extend a law to cut carbon emissions, weeks after President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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