In a word, why climate change matters: Water
6 hours ago
Think climate change and what comes to mind? The Arctic Ocean melting like an ice cube under a July sun? Island paradises swallowed up by rising seas? Beefier hurricanes crashing into coastlines with greater frequency?
Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphere
10 hours ago
250 methane flares release the climate gas methane from the seabed and into the Arctic Ocean. During the summer months this leads to an increased methane concentration in the ocean. But surprisingly, very little of the climate ...
UN climate talks flesh out landmark Paris pact
16 hours ago
Climate diplomats wrapped up technical talks Thursday saying they were on the right track but still far from delivering on the promise of the historic pact forged in December.
Climate change still a 'race against the clock': UN climate chief
May 26, 2016
Even after the world sealed a historic climate deal in Paris, the UN's climate chief is worried humanity won't be able break its fossil fuel habit in time to avert catastrophe, she told AFP Thursday.
Truck turns its own heat into power
May 25, 2016
A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per year.
Drugs and dung a bad mix for climate: study
May 25, 2016
Scientists have discovered a potential threat to Earth's climate lurking in a dark and smelly place: the dung of cattle treated with antibiotics, a study said Wednesday.
Researchers find higher than expected carbon emissions from inland waterways
May 24, 2016
Washington State University researchers have found that greenhouse-gas emissions from lakes and inland waterways may be as much as 45 percent greater than previously thought.
Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth: study
May 23, 2016
Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers said on Monday.
Atmospheric aerosols can significantly cool down climate
May 19, 2016
It is possible to significantly slow down and even temporarily stop the progression of global warming by increasing the atmospheric aerosol concentration, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. However, ...
Analysis finds flaws in Direct Action carbon program
May 17, 2016
An independent economic analysis of Australia's Direct Action program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has found major flaws in the program.