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and we can even simulate babies. Now, we can simulate life on Earth, too - the vast and complex interactions of the living organisms on our planet.
Named Madingley, after the village in Cambridgeshire, UK, ...
I'm not watching Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime's nine-part series on climate change
. I'm not going to read Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction
: An Unnatural History, despite its great reviews. When I see a long article in The New ...
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...
lants with the ability to regulate the timing of germination in response to environmental cues are more likely to spin off new species and are better at dealing with weather threats from climate change
.Plants whose seeds put off sprouting ...
Human-caused climate change
may already be out of control, as suggested in recent reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
), confirming that a “tipping point” may already have arrived (1) with warming of the Arctic and (2) ...
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...
Late one night last August, on the chalk downlands of southern England, Paul Kingsnorth stood in a field beside an old-growth forest, two yurts and a composting toilet. Kingsnorth is 41, tall, slim and energetic, with sweeping brown hair and a ...
IN 2001, at the age of 52, Richard Primack packed the records of 21 years of research on tropical rainforests into a filing cabinet.
Despite a cool reception from his colleagues at Boston University, the professor of biology had decided ...
By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 °C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers at the University of Leuven, ...
Converting peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia into industrial oil palm and pulpwood plantations releases emissions, threatens biodiversity and ultimately accelerates climate change
, according to a guest column by a Princeton professor and PhD ...
Elizabeth Kolbert has been an unflinching chronicler of climate change
at The New Yorker magazine for years, writing with a steady, understated tone that lets each alarming fact speak for itself. Her engrossing new book, The Sixth Extinction
: An ...
A worldwide push over the next 15 years is the only way to avoid the disastrous effects of climate change
, experts appointed by the United Nations said Sunday.
A report released Sunday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
and global warming are here, no doubt about it,” an editorial by the BusinessMirror declares. Sen. Loren Legarda agreed: “Climate change
is now a clear and present danger and a national security concern for our ...
There are few experiences more frustrating than a delay in travel plans caused by bad weather. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, this may be something we will have to get used to in the future.
In March, the ...
Over the short term, methane is 80 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. The White House has launched plans to control methane emissions from most US sources, but as Living on Earth's Helen Palmer reports, evidence from ...
As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.
The U.S. Geological Survey and researchers from the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona ...
Environmental experts, international report says small-scale farmers biggest losers in increasingly arid future which places biodiversity at risk.Both Chile’s smallholder farmers and endemic species face major challenges over coming decades ...
Sea levels are rising at the highest rate in thousands of years, putting at risk low-lying islands around the world. In a new study published in Nature Conservation, researchers found that projected rises in sea level stand to swamp more than ...
The 21st century will present gloomy challenges for Costa Rica and the rest of Latin America, such as the collapse of wildlife habitats, animal extinction
, water scarcity and the spread of disease in an already vulnerable population.
The IPCC says it will threaten food and water supplies, and lead to rising sea levels and species extinction
. It will affect everything from what our farms produce to where we live. Unsurprisingly, the effects of a warmer climate
will be most ...
One focus of the latest report from the UN panel on climate change
is the impact on Earth's ecosystems. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) says that in recent decades, many plant and animal species have moved ...
The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for countries that get warmer and wetter and consequently more fertile agriculturally. Drier weather in ...
The UN`s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) has warned of the effects global warming will have on food prices, national security and the environment in its latest sobering report.
The second part of the IPCC’s Fifth ...
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No one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades, the chairman of the organisation behind the world's most comprehensive climate change
study to date warned on Monday.
Flooding, storm ...