Opinion: World shipping meeting must tackle climate and toxic fuel
Oct 25, 2016
The world's leading shipping organisation should agree a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic and also shoulder some of the responsibility for reducing climate change during its meeting in London this week.
Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage
Oct 20, 2016
The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage—but how exactly it will work remains unclear. ...
Link between climate change and armed conflict is exaggerated – new study
Oct 18, 2016
Can climate change explain the conflict in Syria? Prince Charles once famously listed drought as a root cause of the war. Similar arguments have been made by other campaigners like UN climate envoy Mary Robinson, celebrities ...
Rich countries 'confident' of meeting climate finance pledge
Oct 18, 2016
Rich countries, which have pledged $100 billion (91 billion euros) every year from 2020 for poor countries to deal with climate change, said Monday they were "confident" of meeting the target.
Extraterrestrial impact preceded ancient global warming event
Oct 13, 2016
In a new study, scientists say they have found evidence along the New Jersey coast that an extraterrestrial object hit the earth at the same time a mysterious release of carbon dioxide suddenly warmed the planet, some 55.6 ...
New food-ordering formula could lead to less food waste in buffet-style restaurants
Oct 11, 2016
In a 2013 study conducted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), researchers estimated one third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. Although waste occurs in ...
Researchers find building innovative capacity led to higher stock prices
Oct 03, 2016
Firms need to invest in innovation in order to create new technologies and move the economy forward, according to new research from the University of Houston.
Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash
Sep 30, 2016
After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.
New finding supports Moon creation hypothesis
Sep 26, 2016
A layer of iron and other elements deep underground is the evidence scientists have long been seeking to support the hypothesis that the moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ...
Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident
Sep 19, 2016
A new article provides an overview of the impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station accident in Japan in 2011 and subsequent remediation measures, comparing similarities and differences with the lessons learned from ...