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An equivalent of the UK’s annual domestic water supply is being lost in ice melting in the Antarctic Peninsula according to new satellite research led by the University of Bristol.The Antarctic Peninsula is experiencing ‘dramatic’ losses ...
President Barack Obama had a strong message for graduates of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday, and all the rest of us too: Global warming
is a major security threat.
During a commencement address at the academy, he ...
President Obama in a speech on Wednesday cast climate change as a growing national security threat, accusing Republican skeptics of harming military readiness by denying its effects.
Obama argued in his address to graduates at the U.S. ...
President Obama warned Wednesday that climate change is a growing and "serious threat" to national security, tying severe weather to the rise
of Boko Haram and the civil war in Syria.
In his latest bid to turn up political pressure on ...
s and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global
temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
In a commencement address ...
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.
Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on cold-blooded ...
Back in 1999, I made an upsetting discovery. By comparing the temperature tolerance of reef-building corals with the projected effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, I found that the oceans would soon grow too warm for corals to bear, meaning ...
Roughly 43 percent of China's population lives near the coast — a region that is expected to experience dramatically rising sea
levels if global warming
continues along its current trajectory. What will China's coast look like far in the future ...
For the second time in three days, Sea
ttle is the vibrant center of the global
climate movement. On Saturday, hundreds of “kayaktivists” took to the water to protest the recent arrival of a Shell oil drilling rig. On Monday, hundreds of activists ...
A man of Ben van Beurden’s power and reputation for blunt speaking is capable of silencing a ballroom packed with his boisterous peers. When the chief executive of Shell rose to address an industry gathering in a London hotel, a respectful hush ...
The world’s oceans are playing a game of hot potato with the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists have zeroed in on the tropical Pacific as a major player in taking up that heat. But while it might have held that ...
Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global
of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the ...
Half of all the carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels remain in the atmosphere. The good news is that only half remain in the atmosphere, while the rest have been taken up by the living world and then absorbed into the land, and the ocean. ...
Earth's polar regions are in the midst of a stunning transformation. As global warming
accelerates, evidence of change is perhaps most obvious in our planet's ice.
More than a decade ago, scientists watched in awe as Antarctica's Larsen ...
New guidelines have been passed to prevent pollution from ships in polar waters.The Polar Code, passed at a meeting in London of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ban ships from releasing oil, sewage, chemicals and waste into ...
India has recently ramped up attacks on environmental and development organizations that work on climate, clean energy and sustainability issues. The world’s largest democracy has frozen bank accounts, restricted international donations, and in ...
January 1995 marked a seminal moment in modern Antarctic history, with the crumbling of the Larsen A ice shelf, a floating plain of ice fed by glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula. Less than a decade later, its southern neighbor, the Larsen B ice ...
An ice shelf twice the size of Wales depleted by 4 metres between 1998 and 2012 and is at risk of collapse, according to a study by the British Antarctica Survey.
Larsen C, which is a long ice shelf in the northwest part of the Weddell ...
When the Obama administration announced on Monday that it would let Shell drill for oil off the Alaskan coast this year if it met certain conditions, environmentalists were outraged — not just by the administration’s decision to allow drilling, ...
Londoño, a Colombian biologist, has been sea
rching painstakingly to find their nests. He’s located hundreds of them here on the Amazon flank of the Andes, though it’s taken him eight years. He has rigged each one with monitoring gear to collect ...
Experts have said thawing permafrost in little-known peat bogs in the frozen Russian wilderness could expedite the global warming
Vast swathes of marshland in Siberia are starting to emit greenhouse gases 30 times more potent ...
s are about to engulf the oldest city in the U.S., and it doesn’t look like anyone’s going to do anything about it. That’s because the city of St. Augustine happens to be in Florida, where pythons roam free, Mickey Mouse is king, and ...
is accelerating, not declining as some have hoped, scientists said on Monday citing meltwater from Earth's ice sheets as the likely cause.
In 2013, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the global
America's oldest city is slowly drowning.St. Augustine's centuries-old Spanish fortress sits feet from the encroaching Atlantic, whose waters already flood the city's narrow streets about 10 times a year -- a problem worsening as sea
Beyond the pounding surf loved by novelists and beachgoers alike, the ocean contains rolling internal waves beneath the surface that displace massive amounts of water and push heat and vital nutrients up from the deep ocean.