Climate

  • Keeping an eye on methane

    NASA creates a 3D portrait of its sources and movements.

    NASA is tracking methane to get a better handle on how and where it moves, and how it behaves when it gets there. ...

    Climate March 25, 2020
  • Global warming impact underestimated

    Mix of tools needed for more accurate weather predictions.

    The influence of global warming on the unprecedented extreme climatic events between 2006 and 2017 has previously bee...

    Climate March 19, 2020
  • Could horses save the Arctic permafrost?

    Modelling suggests they could drastically reduce thawing.

    Seeking ways to combat the thawing of permafrost soils in the Arctic, German scientists have rather counterintuitivel...

    Climate March 18, 2020
  • Conversation

    Last five years confirmed as warmest on record

    WMO publishes a definitive climate report card.

    The World Meteorological Organisation published a definitive climate report card showing concentrations of greenhouse...

    Climate March 12, 2020
  • A decade of dithering on climate action

    Four times the effort now to comply with the Paris agreement.

    An analysis of climate change targets agreed to in Paris versus emission reductions actually achieved reveals that na...

    Climate March 4, 2020
  • Lose the levee and keep the wetlands

    Economics and ecology combine to improve hurricane protection.

    Town planning and city maintenance are areas of endeavour dominated by engineers, so it’s hardly surprising that coas...

    Climate March 3, 2020
  • Air pollution pandemic warning

    A leading cause of global deaths is right under all our noses.

    While governments are on the verge of declaring a coronavirus pandemic – an outbreak that is hogging daily media atte...

    Climate March 3, 2020
  • Ancient methane stores may not be a threat

    It’s what we’re creating today we should be worried about.

    Ancient methane in thawing permafrost or beneath Arctic ice may not pose a major climate threat, according to a new s...

    Climate February 20, 2020
  • Arctic warming not impacting the jet stream

    In fact, it seems it’s the other way around.

    Despite suggestions to the contrary, rapid Arctic warming has not led to a "wavier" jet stream around Earth’s mid-lat...

    Climate February 20, 2020
  • Lessons to learn from the Last Interglacial

    It didn’t take much for Antarctic ice to melt and seas to rise.

    Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,0...

    Climate February 12, 2020
  • Containing the contrails

    Small altitude changes could cut the climate impact of aircraft.

    As the airline industry battles to reduce the environmental impact of going about its business, the fluffy white stre...

    Climate February 12, 2020
  • Ground level ozone link to death risk increase

    New study highlights problem of daily exposure.

    Daily exposure to ground level ozone is associated with an increased risk of death, according to analysis of data fro...

    Climate February 11, 2020
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