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A new study is helping astrobiologists understand how climate change
may shape the future of life on Earth.
As we approach the end of the next century, many scientists believe that we could be facing increasingly severe droughts due to ...
Those wind turbines endlessly turning on the hill near your home tell of a changing world. So do the fields of solar panels sprouting from the deserts of California to the plains of Germany. But the world is not changing fast enough, says the ...
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced the call to action from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change
in a statement issued [this ...
William Tell, in popular legend, takes a stand against a system that undermined his human dignity – tyranny and oppression. He refused to bow down before the hat of the evil bailiff Gessler, but was then forced to shoot an apple off his son’s ...
Limiting global warming to 2C from pre-industrial times – the threshold widely agreed by scientists as the target for climate change
mitigation efforts – will not be enough to prevent widespread and substantial change
s across Europe, according to ...
JAMAICA'S CLIMATE Change
Framework Policy and Action Plan could receive parliamentary approval early this new financial year, following a series of public consultations to inform amendments to the document.
"We have gone through the ...
Recently, the US State Department released yet another report on the environmental impacts
of building the Keystone pipeline. The report is shocking in its ironic juxtaposition of real greenhouse gas emissions and the potential impact on the ...
Australia's poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, and those with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are significantly more likely to suffer high levels of toxic air pollution. Children are at particular risk from ...
We've blown our chances of fully counteracting the effects of climate change
; recently-released reports from the International Energy Agency and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provide plenty of evidence. But all hope is not yet lost, we've ...
Study finds fracking sites cause more damage to the environment than previously assumed Earlier this week, researchers with the Purdue and Cornell universities released a new study bound to further fuel already widespread opposition against the ...
A global warming of 2?°C relative to pre-industrial climate
has been considered as a threshold which society should endeavor to remain below, in order to limit the dangerous effects of anthropogenic climate change
However, a new study ...
In railing against everything from bike lanes to transit spending, pundits and politicians often raise the spectre of a “war on cars”. Of course, there is no war on cars--but there should be.
Cars directly kill and hurt more people every ...
A new climate change
study conducted on sub-Arctic moths living in Finland has revealed mixed results: moths seem to be thriving despite a warmer, wetter climate
– while an as-yet-unknown force is apparently masking the expected effects of this ...
While populations of 80 moth species in Finnish Lapland are generally either stable or increasing, a study by the University of Michigan suggests their growth rates have been dropping, according to a release from the school. The researchers ...
A collaborative study released yesterday involving scientists from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative has shown that climate change
is altering species distributions and populations, seemingly through shifting interactions between species ...
Scientists frustrated by a lack of action on climate change
, despite the recent stark warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC), should go on strike, it has been suggested.
In a blog post, Dr Jonathan Rowson said ...
Runaway climate change
can be thwarted. The cost of fighting global warming is affordable. It`s also within the reach of the richest.
What’s more, we can avert this global crisis without sacrificing living standards of the developed ...
Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” to cut the United States out of ...
If you were collecting sections of the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, you can now complete your set. Following the release of the section on the physical science of climate change
in September and the section on ...
An area of extraordinarily high temperature stretching more than half way around the globe helped propel this past March into the record books as the fourth warmest since historical record-keeping began in 1880, according to NASA’s Goddard ...
Yesterday the world’s leading climate
scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC), published their final report in their recent trilogy of warnings about climate change
The latest authoritative document, produced by ...
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
’s (IPCC) latest report has implications for us all. But given it warns of the unsustainability of our approach to energy production and calls for an unprecedented trillion-dollar shift in investment, ...
Acidic ocean water blunts the sense of smell in fish, making them bolder -- perhaps recklessly so, according to a new study offering a glimpse of the oceans of the future.
This is the first time people have been able to test what would ...
For the second time in three weeks, a United Nations panel sent a loud-and-clear message--now is the time to divest from fossil fuels.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) released another addition to its Fifth Assessment ...