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Unless you are a new arrival from another planet, you have probably heard or read at least one of the following claims (among other possibilities):
Global warming is occurring--or, conversely, is not occurring. (Presidential candidate ...
If we don't drown or suffocate first, it's a very real possibility that life on earth will starve to death as climate change
ravages planet Earth. Though it serves as the background story for Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, the ...
A top conservationist has called on world leaders and environmentalists to urgently renew their focus on the state of tropical rainforests, arguing that the issue has dropped off the political agenda even though the world is “not far away from a ...
For the first time, scientists at the Senckenberg Research Center for Biodiversity and Climate
and the Research Institute Senckenberg in Gelnhausen have modeled the effects of land use change
s on the species diversity in rivers and streams. Their ...
Many lizard and insect species could be completely wiped out by global warming because they cannot evolve quickly enough to deal with rising temperatures, a new report warns.
threatens to wreak havoc on cold-blooded ...
People commonly perceive mountain ranges as jumbles of pyramid-shaped masses that steadily narrow as they slope upward.
While that's certainly how they appear from a ground-level human viewpoint, new research shows that pyramid-shaped ...
Sea creatures are set to shrink as the world’s oceans become more acidic. That is the startling warning given by an international group of biologists who have charted the likely impact of rising carbon dioxide levels on marine life.
Last week, scores of local residents made their way to Sharp State Park in Pacifica, California, a 20-minute drive south of San Francisco, to view the body of a humpback whale that came ashore on 4 May.
When the 32-foot female humpback ...
Welcome back to Green Screen, where Grist writers break out their inner film buffs to talk movies, television, video games, and any other heretofore undiscovered screen-based media forms. This week, our star team turn to the newly released Mad ...
Here's a recent headline that sends chills down your spine if you're a climate
-news junkie -- and makes just about zero sense if you're any other normal person:
"A Global Milestone: CO2 Passes 400 PPM"
Translation: There's now ...
For the first time in human history, carbon dioxide concentrations averaged out at 400 parts per million (ppm) worldwide in March, according to NOAA. Carbon dioxide concentrations have likely not hit such levels in two million years-long before ...
Ever since it was first noticed in 2006 that America's honeybees were dying en masse, the spotlight has been on these essential pollinators. It was quickly revealed that not only US honeybees, but entire global populations were in trouble, with ...
rate is rising rapidly, a new study finds. And climate change
is to blame.
A wood frog lays eggs on a pond surface. Many frogs like this are breeding earlier in the spring because of climate change
. Mark ...
Renowned biologist E.O Wilson, assessing Earth's sixth great extinction
now underway, described the future as a shrinking keyhole through which all species must pass as humanity responds to, and hopefully averts catastrophe. A new study published ...
If increases in greenhouse gases stay on pace, species will go extinct at an ever-increasing rate, according to a study published last week (May 1) in Science. In the worst-case scenario, global warming will contribute to wiping out one of every ...
Global warming will eventually push one out of every 13 species on Earth (7.7 per cent) into extinction
, a new study projects.It won't quite be as bad in North America, where one in 20 species (five per cent) will be killed off because of ...
Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction
, a new study projects.
It won't quite be as bad in North America, where only 1 in 20 species will be killed off because of climate change
or Europe ...
could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction
unless governments cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to a U.S. study published on Thursday.
Species in South America, Australia and New ...
Up to one-sixth of the species on Earth could disappear if climate change
remains on its current course, according to a new analysis of more than 100 smaller studies.
“All the studies are in pretty good agreement: The more warming we ...
High elevation environments around the world may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to members of an international research team including Raymond Bradley, director of the Climate
System Research Center at the University of ...
How is it that in a year stuffed with conferences on environment and human development, from climate
talks in Paris and on new development goals in New York, those actually trying to save the environment are at best dismissed as enemies of ...
Greenland’s polar bears have a thyroid problem. Their endocrine systems, too, are being disrupted. In both cases the culprit agency is environmental pollution by a range of long-lived industrial chemicals and pesticides. Kristin Møller ...
Two films concerned with water and environmental activism arrive in New York this week. “Groundswell Rising”, which premieres at the Maysles Theater in Harlem today, is about the struggle to safeguard lakes and rivers from fracking while ...
Nowhere do people love fish and chips more than in the United Kingdom, where the National Federation of Fish Friers calls it “the undisputed National dish of Great Britain” and claims sales of 1.2 billion pounds sterling per year.
scientists don't just rely on computer models and contemporary observations to understand the intimate relationship between CO2 in the atmosphere and environmental conditions on Earth. They also look to the ancient past — and two reports ...