Climate

  • Does that reef smell good?

    Chemicals in gases may be an indicator of coral health.

    Gassy corals make a happy reef, it seems, but these gases may be lost if the water gets too hot. Animals release g...

    Climate December 1, 2020
  • Trees tell tales of troubling change

    Heatwaves in Mongolia and falling leaves in Europe.

    As the climate crisis intensifies, forests are feeling the heat, as two studies just published in the journal Science...

    Climate November 28, 2020
  • Carbon dioxide still at record levels

    Impact of COVID lockdown not more than a blip.

    Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere continue to rise despite the industrial slowdown brought on ...

    Climate November 24, 2020
  • Sombre state of our climate

    Report points to warming and extreme weather events.

    If you’re looking for a bit of good news at the end of a tough year it’s probably best if you don’t seek it in the Bu...

    Climate November 13, 2020
  • Atmospheric rivers help create sea ice holes

    Scientists measure the impact of warm, moist air.

    Long “atmospheric rivers” help create massive holes in Antarctic sea ice and may influence ocean conditions around th...

    Climate November 13, 2020
  • Future hurricanes may cause havoc inland

    Study shows they are weakening more slowly.

    North Atlantic hurricanes are weakening more slowly than they used to when they hit land, according to a new study in...

    Climate November 12, 2020
  • Ecological data reveal a changing Arctic

    Scientists track animal behaviour over three decades.

    Three decades of data on animal migration and movements in the Arctic confirms that they are shifting their behaviour...

    Climate November 6, 2020
  • How droughts affect forests

    Scientists explore the ecosystem regrowth.

    High on the list of the threats forests face due to climate change is tree mortality following droughts, which are be...

    News November 3, 2020
  • New view of Tweed Valley’s attraction

    It’s a ‘natural laboratory’ to test carbon sequestration.

    Australia’s Tweed Valley region, in northern NSW, boasts world-class surf breaks and sub-tropical rainforest – and ac...

    Climate October 14, 2020
  • We need better weather warnings

    WMO calls for switch to impact-based forecasting.

    More than 11,000 disasters have been attributed to weather, climate and water-related hazards over the past half cent...

    Climate October 14, 2020
  • Unprecedented ice loss expected in Greenland

    Scientists model the impact over 12,000 years.

    Mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet is likely to be higher in this century than at any time in the past 12,000 yea...

    Climate October 1, 2020
  • Burning up the health budget

    2019–20 bushfires cost Australia in so many ways.

    Ruined homes and other structures are among the most obvious signs of bushfires, and because there are insurance and ...

    Climate September 22, 2020
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