The lingering impact of bushfires
Study sheds light on how they affect urban microclimate.
Australian scientists are examining how serious bushfires, such as those that devastated large areas of the country l...
Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide
Study shows clear regional differences, however.
Nearly every part of the world has seen a significant increase in the frequency and duration of heatwaves over the pa...
South Pole warming faster than we feared
Research reveals its true sensitivity to climate change.
Climate scientists long thought Antarctica’s interior may not be very sensitive to warming, but our research shows a ...
Ancient ice tells story of carbon storage
Southern Ocean findings could improve modelling.
Scientists better understand the history of carbon dioxide storage in the Southern Ocean after analysing sea ice from...
Mangroves threatened by sea level rise
Studying history provides a future warning.
Mangrove ecosystems may cease to function if greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced, according to a new study publis...
Antarctic ice sheets capable of hasty retreat
Researchers look back to the end of the last Ice Age.
The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline were retreating at up to 50 metres a day at the end of the last I...
Cyclones can damage even distant reefs
Models underestimate their impact, study suggests.
Here’s some sobering news with the Atlantic hurricane season just days away. New research shows that strong cyclones,...
Tropical forests quite resilient to warming
But carbon storage could plummet.
In an ambitious, long-term study of more than half a million trees, a virtual army of scientists has found that tropi...
How a pandemic created a cleaner planet
Scientists quantify fall in emissions – but more is needed.
Since the coronavirus lockdown we’ve seen reports of clear waters in Venice, dramatically reduced air pollution in Ch...
How hot will it get this century?
Latest climate models don’t offer good news.
Climate scientists use mathematical models to project the Earth’s future under a warming world, but a group of the la...
Climate change in northern climes
Studies assess peatlands and monitor methane.
Two new studies could help scientists better monitor – and hopefully manage – climate change in the Earth’s northerly...
The heat we fear may already be here
Study tracks pattern of wet-bulb extremes.
Heat and humidity beyond what the human body can tolerate is emerging ahead of projections, a new study suggests. ...