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There have been a number of studies that have come out recently on ocean warming
. Collectively, they are helping scientists coalesce around an emerging understanding of climate change and its impact on the Earth. Most recently, ...
Over the weekend, Bangladeshi artists performed plays, sang songs, and recited poetry all in a bid to protect the Sundarbans-the world's biggest mangrove forest-from the threat of a massive coal plant. Construction is already under way on the ...
Loss of ice in the Arctic triggered by global warming
could result in more severe winters in Europe and central Asia, as freezing air from altered wind patterns would be pushed southwards, according to new research.
Sydney's scorching weather is set to continue on Monday, with temperatures forecast to surge beyond 31 degrees and the chance of a thunderstorm developing during the day.
In Sydney's western suburbs, temperatures are expected to hit the ...
With a 2015 deadline looming large for a global
pact on curbing climate change, six days of UN talks closed in Bonn on Saturday with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress.Rifts over responsibilities for galloping ...
Nations will have to make important compromises to meet a deadline that is just 14 months away for a global
pact on curbing climate change, observers say.
Worrying signs of obstinacy emerged from six days of UN talks in Bonn that ended ...
Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign sea
son, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the ...
At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rise
s to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over sea
walls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...
levels remained steady for thousands of years before recent rapid rise
s, a study led by the Australian National University shows.
The study looked at the fluctuation of ocean levels over the past 35,000 years, based on ice volume ...
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global
poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising ...
is changing the way the US trains for and goes to war – affecting war games, weapons systems, training exercises, and military installations – according to the Pentagon.
The defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, will tell a ...
The Defense Department sees global warming
as a challenge that "poses immediate risks" to national security, rather than one that will rear its head only in the future.
This shift in thinking comes as the sprawling department puts in ...
When city officials publicly kicked off the downtown waterfront master planning process in August, they described the nearly seven miles fronting Tampa Bay as a beautiful gem that set the city apart.
What Mayor Rick Kriseman, Deputy ...
The world is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's ...
Antarctic ice floes extended further than ever recorded this southern winter, confounding the world’s most-trusted climate models.
“It’s not expected,” says Professor John Turner, a climate expert at the British Antarctic Survey. “The ...
One of the most hotly-argued questions in climate research -- whether global warming
has slowed or even stopped -- appears to have been definitively answered. And the scientists` conclusion is unambiguous: the Earth continues to warm at a ...
The ongoing, intense drought in California; the nonstop storms that left parts of Great Britain waterlogged all winter; the bitter winter cold in the eastern U.S. -- these are just some of the extreme weather events from this year that could be ...
In 1773, an expedition headed by Constantine John Phipps, the Second Baron Mulgrave, embarked on a dangerous journey North-to see how far they could go before having to turn back. In his report at the end of the exploratory voyage, he notes that ...
The Union of Concerned Scientists has said that over the next 15 to 30 years, Mid-Atlantic communities and some of the most important cities on the US east coast will experience severe floods and high tides, as worsening climate change raises sea
Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming
, scientists said Wednesday.
As shorelines are growing more populated, sea
First, the truth:
After a summer of sea
sonal melting, on Sept. 17, 2014, Arctic sea
-ice extent* likely hit its minimum for the year. The official word is that it was measured at 5.02 million square kilometers (1.94 million square miles). ...
The deepest reaches of earth's oceans have not warmed significantly over the last decade, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California — a finding that undermines a leading theory as to why the pace of global warming
When British Capt. James Cook undertook his second voyage in the Southern Ocean in 1772, scientists on board measured the temperature 183 meters below the surface. It was colder than at the surface.
Scientists have since graduated to ...
Hidden heat Previous estimates of global
have been significantly underestimated due to historically sparse temperature data from the Southern Ocean, new research has found.
The study, led by Australian oceanographer Dr Paul ...
Scientists probably have significantly underestimated how much the world’s oceans have warmed since the 1970s, according to a new study. The finding may force researchers to revise their gauges of some climate change effects, including the rate ...