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Thousands of timber jobs in regional Victoria face the axe because the Andrews Government has changed agreements for wood supply to six mills, with …

The world cannot afford to delay drastic emissions cuts, studies show

Delaying reductions would result in faster global warming, and be therefore more difficult to counteract in future years<p>The world cannot afford to wait any longer to make drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, two new studies have shown, as the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw enter …

Inland States Most Likely to Ignore Climate Hazards: Study

• <i>Published:</i> November 12th, 2013<p>Inland states and some along the Southeast coast are doing less than most other states to prepare for natural disasters …

Coral Reefs Are Fighting Back Against Global Warming

Coral reefs are on the receiving end of the battering ram that is anthropogenic climate change. With their vibrant colors and exotic fish, they’re …

This Spot in the Andes May Be the Fastest-Evolving Place on Earth

Few outside of the ecological community have likely heard of páramos—high, tropical habitats that occur in mountainous regions, above the tree line, …

Global warming will increase intensity of El Nino, scientists say

<b>Scientists say they are more certain than ever about the impact of global warming on a critical weather pattern.</b><p>The El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) occurs in the Pacific Ocean but plays an important part in the world's climate system.<p>Researchers have until now been unsure as to how rising …

Climate Change

Arctic Temperatures Highest in at Least 44,000 Years

Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?<p>…

As Arctic Melts, a Race to Test Oil Spill Cleanup Technology

As ice melt opens the Arctic to exploration and shipping, researchers are testing drones, sensors, skimmers, and dispersants for tackling oil spills in icy waters.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy—one of two working icebreakers in</b> …

El futuro incierto de los páramos andinos

<b>Los científicos que investigan el futuro del suministro de agua en los Andes están cada vez más preocupados porque ciudades como Quito y Bogotá, que se encuentran a una gran altura, pueden verse afectadas por las crecientes temperaturas que están secando los páramos.</b><p>Los páramos son praderas de …

Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

A study has shown that the speed of evolutionary change is far outstripped by the rate of global warming, meaning many creatures will face extinction<p>Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How worried should we be?

The world's oceans are turning acidic at what's likely the fastest pace in 300 million years. Scientists tend to think this is a troubling development. But just how worried should we be, exactly?<p>It's a question marine experts have been racing to get a handle on in recent years. Here's what they do …

Massive ice sheets melting 'at rate of 300bn tonnes a year', climate satellite shows

A satellite that measures gravity fluctuations on Earth due to changes in the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica has detected a rapid …

Why the World Bank Is Taking On Climate Change

<i>The World Bank, headquartered a block from the White House, was founded after World War II to combat global poverty. But over the past year, fighting</i> …

The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment …