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5/9/2014
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19. There's little doubt ...   
4/9/2014
Climate change has been blamed for the rapid decrease in coral cover in the Caribbean over the past few decades. But new research suggests the effects of pollution and overfishing may have been underrated. This is good news, experts say, because ...   
31/8/2014
Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing "extreme effects" from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a "moral responsibility" to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a ...   
15/6/2014
Visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science can stand beside an enormous rotating drill bit, take a virtual ride down a fracking well and run their fingers along the smooth, dark surface of the Barnett Shale, the natural gas-rich rock that ...   
13/6/2014
There’s no reason to believe that any of the world’s oceans will be spared the effects of global warming and ocean acidification, including the Mediterranean Sea, where rapid changes threaten numerous species and entire ecosystems, according to a ...   
10/5/2014
A new climate assessment report released this week gives a detailed and honest look at the present and future climate change for the United States. However, Canadians should sit up and take notice of this report and its contents, as they will ...   
1/5/2014
My visit to Heron Island revealed that evolution does not always generate elegant or even obviously efficient solutions. Instead, the island ecosystem, with its bird-killing trees and turtle-gobbling sharks, is built on what appear to be ...   
18/4/2014
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) ...   
31/3/2014
A few weeks from now, in the waters off the Tasmanian coast, marine ecologist Jonny Stark of the Australian Antarctic Division and a team of biologists and technicians will piece together an underwater laboratory. Once they get the technology ...   
30/3/2014
Australia is set to suffer a loss of native species, significant damage to coastal infrastructure and a profoundly altered Great Barrier Reef due to climate change, an exhaustive UN report has found. The Intergovernmental Panel on ...   
30/3/2014
The tropical Pacific Ocean is getting acidic at a much faster rate than expected, a new study says.The cause behind this rapid increase was carbon dioxide (CO2), the combination of its natural variability and human-caused emissions in the ...   
28/3/2014
A coal-fired power plants: Coal burning is a major cause of climate change. Use of coal in the United States is down, but China has overtaken the U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change is being felt from the lowlands of ...   
13/3/2014
Carbon dioxide emissions are causing the climate to change and those changes come with a real cost. The big questions are what's the price tag for that "social' cost and when does it gets paid? According the a new report, current best estimates ...   
8/3/2014
The Great Barrier Reef will suffer "irreversible' damage by 2030 unless radical action is taken to lower carbon emissions, a stark new report has warned. Unless temperatures are kept below the internationally agreed limit of 2°C warming ...   
6/3/2014
Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said Thursday. Stretching along more than 2,000 km (1,200 ...   
9/1/2014
In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in one of the largest volcanic blasts of the 20th century. It spat up to 20 million tons of sulfur into the upper atmosphere, shielding the earth from the sun’s rays and causing global ...   
2/1/2014
Many people are by now familiar with the Keeling curve, a graph showing the steady increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured over decades by the Mauna Loa Observatory, the world's longest-running CO2 monitoring station.The ...   
2/1/2014
Resting near the bottom of the food chain, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) underpin much of the Southern Ocean's ecosystem. But in a rapidly warming world, these hugely-abundant crustaceans could see their habitat shrink considerably. In a ...   
28/12/2013
I haven't returned to Mount Rainier to see just how much further that glacier has receded in the last few years, but recently I went on a search to find out just how bad it might turn out to be. I discovered a set of perfectly serious ...   
26/12/2013
The National Research Council of the National Academies (NRCNA) has pre-published (available to the public as of Dec. 2013), an extensive 200-pg study: “Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change, Anticipating Surprises.”The goal of the report is ...   
3/12/2013
The limit of 2C of global warming agreed by the world's governments is a "dangerous target", "foolhardy" and will not avoid the most disastrous consequences of climate change, new research from a panel of eminent climate scientists warned on ...   
17/11/2013
FROM "very likely" in 2007 to "extremely likely" in 2013 -- that's how certain the United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on its assessment that global warming is a man-made problem."The IPCC report should be a ...   
1/11/2013
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year's ...   
20/10/2013
Much has been made of the need to develop climate-change-adaptation plans, especially in light of increasingly alarming findings about how swiftly the environment that sustains life as we know it is deteriorating, and how the changes compound one ...   
15/10/2013
An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by humanmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually ...   

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