Climate

  • 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
  • Tropical forests struggle to recover from El Niño

    The lingering impacts on carbon storage and biodiversity.

    The extreme weather patterns of the 2015-16 El Niño, among the worst since the 1950s, had crippling ripple effects ar...

    Climate February 10, 2020
  • Biodiversity hotspots most vulnerable

    Refuges enabled organisms to survive past climatic cataclysms.

    Polar and tropical regions that foster the planet’s richest biodiversity are the most vulnerable to future impacts of...

    Climate February 4, 2020
  • Red Sea releasing polluting gases

    Previously unknown source pumps out as much ethane and propane as Kuwait.

    Given the size of the oil and gas industries therein, it comes as little surprise to learn that the Middle East churn...

    Climate January 28, 2020
  • Buffering vineyards against climate change

    Researchers model the impact of sticking to the tried and true.

    As the planet continues to warm, many vineyards will become less viable – but diversifying crops could help mitigate ...

    Climate January 27, 2020
  • Refrigeration chemicals drive Arctic warming

    Montreal Protocol an unsung hero of climate change.

    Chemicals used in refrigerators and freezers may have been responsible for half of Arctic climate change in the past ...

    Climate January 20, 2020
  • Hot end to our hottest decade

    WMO confirms what we probably all knew.

    2019 was the second warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s consolidated analysi...

    Climate January 16, 2020
  • Ocean warming an increasing problem

    Hottest ever year ended the hottest ever decade.

    Last year was the warmest in recorded human history for the world’s oceans, bringing to an end the warmest decade, ac...

    Climate January 14, 2020
  • Ice, permafrost and Siberian caves

    Cold scientists find clues to a puzzling relationship.

    Permafrost and stalagmites found in Siberian caves have answered a question that has long puzzled scientists: why don...

    Climate January 9, 2020
  • Early battle with a rising sea that failed

    Mediterranean seawall couldn’t protect village.

    By Natalie ParlettaAround 7000 years ago, Neolithic villagers built an extensive seawall to protect themselves agains...

    Climate December 18, 2019
  • The importance and vulnerability of water towers

    Scientists assess climate change and other factors that threaten the world’s glacier-based mounta...

    By Ian ConnellanThe ideal natural fresh water supply system is constant and reliable: capable of storing water during...

    Climate December 9, 2019
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