global warming

  • Loss of animal biodiversity spells doom for some plants

    Animal-dispersed plants’ abilities to adapt to climate change reduced by 60% due to a loss of bio...

    More bad news for flora, with research indicating that even a small drop in wildlife can have dramatic effects on bot...

    Plants January 14, 2022
  • Melting Arctic ice and US wildfires are linked

    Research into the connection between diminishing polar sea ice and western US wildfires shows tha...

    Melting sea ice in the Arctic is helping to fuel western US wildfires, scientists say. The odd-seeming link was di...

    Climate January 5, 2022
  • Warmer soils can’t store as much carbon

    Increasing temperature alone will interfere with the soil carbon sink.

    All eyes are on soil carbon at the moment, and its potential to store some of the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide through...

    Climate November 18, 2021
  • Feeling the heat

    When you study heatwaves, you understand the urgency of a rapid reduction in the emission of gree...

    I decided to look at heatwaves around the time of the Angry Summer, back in 2012–13. Heatwaves were starting to occur...

    Climate November 12, 2021
  • Scorching cities: Deadly urban heat has tripled

    Study spans nearly a quarter of the world’s population.

    The world is heating up, and cities are bearing the brunt of it. A new study of more than 13,000 cities has found tha...

    Climate October 5, 2021
  • CFC ban slowed global warming

    New research shows just how much the 1987 Montreal Protocol has protected the planet.

    It’s a vanishingly rare occurrence, but this week there’s some good news among the bad in relation to climate change....

    Climate August 19, 2021
  • Marine species flee the equator

    Warming waters are triggering a mass exodus of marine creatures from the tropics.

    A new global study reveals that the biodiversity of marine species around the equator has dropped, as warming seas fo...

    Marine life April 6, 2021
  • Using forests to fight global warming

    Analysis offers direction for policy and resource priorities.

    The cost of leveraging nature’s precious trees to help buffer the planet from global warming could amount to nearly U...

    Climate December 2, 2020
  • Science from the top of the world

    Two months, 10 teams, troubling discoveries.

    The science is in from an ambitious interdisciplinary expedition to Mt Everest – and the results are appropriately ch...

    Earth November 21, 2020
  • Citizen Science

    Keeping an eye on coral health

    CoralWatch aims to protect our precious reefs.

    Coral bleaching is a devastating global issue. If temperatures continue to rise, the rate of bleaching events will in...

    Citizen Science November 16, 2020
  • Conversation

    Why we should worry about nitrous oxide

    Emissions have great warming potential.

    Nitrous oxide from agriculture and other sources is accumulating in the atmosphere so quickly it puts Earth on track ...

    Earth October 9, 2020
  • Citizen Science

    A warming climate’s impact

    ClimateWatch is observing flora and fauna behaviour.

    Over the past decade ClimateWatch has made some important contributions to understanding the phenology of Australian ...

    Citizen Science September 28, 2020
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