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The Most Comprehensive Assault On 'Global Warming' Ever

It made sense. Knowing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that our industrialized world is adding a large amount of it to the atmosphere on a yearly …

The World Is Getting Warmer Faster Than Expected

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report from the International Energy Agency says global temperatures will rise twice as fast …

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Centuries-old frozen plants revived

Glacier retreat has markedly accelerated in the period since 2004 - and many new species lie beneath<p><b>Plants that were frozen during the "Little Ice Age" centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say.</b><p>Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under …

Polar Bears Waiting Longer for Winter Ice

Polar bears in western Hudson Bay are struggling with sea ice that doesn’t last long enough due to climate change, according to a new …

Buried Mayan Village Yields New Insights Into Ancient Agriculture

An ancient Mayan village buried in volcanic ash for centuries has revealed unusually well-preserved houses, crops, and gardens.<p>U.S. archaeologists …

FYI: Do Wind Farms Make It Less Windy?

Related: Do they change the surrounding temperature?<p>Wind turbines extract kinetic energy from the air around them, and since less energy makes for weaker winds, turbines do indeed make it less windy. Technically speaking, the climate zone right behind a turbine (or behind all the turbines on a wind …

Spring 2012 Was The Earliest On Record

A prematurely sprung spring caused trouble with crops, insects, and pollen, according to a new report.<p>Remember the 80-degree days and early daffodils last March? It wasn't just an early spring. For much of the U.S., it was the earliest spring since 1900, when systematic weather records became …

African Coins Found in Australia Are 1,000 Years Old

<b>African coins found in Australia?</b> Researchers found five African coins dating back around 1,000 years in Australia’s Northern Territory, which could …

Separating the recent from the ancient past

It is not uncommon to come across claims of fossils being found in layers where we would not expect them to be, with combinations of animals from …

Impossible Choice Faces America's First 'Climate Refugees'

Climate change is a stark reality in America's northernmost state. Nearly 90 percent of native Alaskan villages are on the coast, where dramatic erosion and floods have become a part of daily life.<p>Perched on the Ninglick River on the west coast of the state, the tiny town of Newtok may be the …

Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

By Brad Plumer<p>Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, …

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.<p>Authors …

Tornado activity hits 60-year low

Quiet tornado season forecast to last into next week, at least.<p>The USA in the past 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011.<p>Just two years after a ferocious series of tornado outbreaks …

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

Rain will get more extreme thanks to global warming, says NASA study

The forecast for the future of rainfall on Earth is in: over the next hundred years, areas that receive lots of precipitation right now are only going to get wetter, and dry areas will go for longer periods without seeing a drop, according to a new NASA-led study on global warming. "We looked at …

The White House Convenes Scientists to Discuss the World's New Ocean

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>Despite its straight-from-science-fiction premise, it's real: A group of scientists …

2012 Was a Cold Year in a Spectacularly Hot Decade

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>For twenty-seven years, the world's average temperature has been hotter than the …

Environment: News & features

West Antarctic ice loss still within normal range

<b>U. WASHINGTON (US) —</b> Glaciers at the edge of the icy continent of Antarctica have been thinning dramatically, but the changes can’t be attributed …

A look at the world now explains 90 percent of changes in vegetation

In the last thirty years, vegetation has changed significantly the world over. Until recently, the extent to which the climate or humankind was …

Peru develops early warnings of melting glaciers – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2013/apr/12/peru-warnings-melting-glaciers-in-pictures<p>720<p>Environmental changes have increased …

Turbulence Ahead! Climate Change To Cause Bumpier Flights, Longer Trips

Buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride over the seas in the coming years as climate change increases the times -- and discomfort -- of …

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How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

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