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A new study for the first time found links between the rapid loss of snow and sea ice cover in the Arctic and a recent spate of exceptional extreme heat events in North America, Europe, and Asia. The study adds to the evidence showing that the ...
Scientists in Lyon, a French city famed for its cuisine, have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen (H2).
The breakthrough suggests a better way of producing the hydrogen that propels rockets and energizes ...
A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on ...
IT’S only five in the morning and yet Josephine is already awake. She doesn’t mind the cold weather of December. She has to clean her vegetable garden since a lot of weeds have been growing near the crops. She needs to plant some eggplants and ...
In addition to being a warming hot spot, the Arctic plays a pivotal role in the movement of carbon between atmosphere, land and sea.
But the degree to which Arctic regions are a carbon sink, versus a source of greenhouse gas, is still a ...
In a mist-shrouded parking lot, Will Ricks, a surveyor and landowner from Ross-on-Wye, stands in a circle of lamplight and briefs eight volunteers on the evening's mission.
Ricks and his group belong to a volunteer organization, ...
About David Keith's TEDTalkEnvironmental scientist proposes a cheap and shocking way to address climate change
: What if we inject a huge cloud of sulfur into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?About David ...
Global warming may push many native freshwater mussel species to the brink of extinction, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. In a laboratory setting, the researchers found that warmer water temperatures impair mussel ...
In the fight over hydraulic fracturing in California, opponents of the drilling process frequently argue that restrictions are needed because of the potential for a massive oil boom in the state.
There could be rapid expansion, they ...
President Obama made another modest attempt to do something about climate change
last week by ordering federal agencies to more than double their use of renewable energy by 2020.
The operative word is modest. There is no hope of doing ...
Map based on the latest climate change
research shows a projected average annual temperature increase of 6.1 degrees Fahrenheit by 2080 which could mean more rain and less snowfall for Southeast Alaska and western British Columbia. Courtesy Colin ...
Last weekend’s doozy of a storm followed a classic Northwest weather script.
Winds gusting to 40 mph blew moisture-rich air from the ocean into the Cascades and Northern Rockies, dumping snow on the mountains while leaving lower ...
More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control ...
Yesterday, the National Research Council (a branch of the US' National Academies of Science
) released a report in which it called for the creation of an early warning system that would let us know when we're approaching tipping points in the ...
An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency.
Charles Monnett was briefly suspended in 2011 from his work with the US ...
scientist and activist James Hansen has said it before, and he'll say it again: Two degrees of warming is too much.
negotiators agreed in the Copenhagen Accord, a global agreement on climate change
Software engineer Andres Chavez is used to doing things quickly, efficiently and correctly. So he knew something was seriously wrong when, on a business trip in 2009, he was so confused he could barely sign a stack of paperwork.
"I felt ...
Despite the fact that recent studies have focused on climate change
impacts on the intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones themselves, a research team led by Jon Woodruff of the University of Massachusetts Amherst found on review of the ...
For the past three decades, as the climate
has warmed, the massive plates of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean have shrunk: in 2007, scientists observed nearly 50 percent less summer ice than had been seen in 1980.
While the Arctic Ocean as a ...
Ever since the 2009 climate
talks in Copenhagen, world leaders have agreed on 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F) as the maximum acceptable global warming above preindustrial levels to avert the worst impacts of climate change
(today we`re at about ...
Ars asked for your questions about the recently released final draft of the first section of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) report, and you delivered. A number of the questions were about the climate change
impacts and ...
A new study surveys 90 sea level rise experts, who say sea level rise this century will exceed IPCC projections Share Tweet this Email Sea level rise over the next century depends on future greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Jon M ...
UC Berkeley's Tony Barnosky joined climate
scientists this morning at a press conference at the National Academy of Science
s in Washington, D.C., to summarize a new report issued today focusing on the short-term effects of climate change
and the ...
Abrupt climate change
is not only imminent, it's already here. The rapid dwindling of summer Arctic sea ice has outpaced all scientific projections, which will have impacts on everything from atmospheric circulation to global shipping. And ...
Government-backed U.S. scientists on Tuesday urged for the creation of a warning system to help people anticipate the impact of climate change
on food, water and cities.Early warnings would give more time to adapt, but they will require ...