Where the greenhouse gases go
10 hours ago
Almost half of the carbon dioxide that humans release into the environment is taken up by the world's oceans and the terrestrial biosphere. In this manner, greenhouse gases are partially extracted from the atmosphere, which ...
More winter-time haze in Beijing with global warming
Mar 20, 2017
Global warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern China, scientists said Monday.
Preserving the memory of glaciers
Mar 19, 2017
Locked up in about 140 metres (460 feet) of ice capping a Bolivian mountain lie 18,000 years of climate history, dating back to an epoch when humans were only just learning to farm.
Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says
Mar 15, 2017
Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again.
Climate change is making people sick: US doctors
Mar 15, 2017
From rising levels of air pollution to increased water contamination and a widening range for disease-carrying mosquitoes, climate change is making people sick, a coalition of 11 US medical groups said Wednesday.
Fly larvae found to contribute to atmospheric methane pollution
Mar 14, 2017
Chaoborus spp is a small fly species that is found all over the world (except in Antarctica). The insect spends one to two years of its life cycle under water in a larval state, in lakes no deeper than 70 metres. Larvae spend ...
Flowering times shift with loss of species from a grassland ecosystem
Mar 13, 2017
Scientists have documented many cases in which the timing of seasonal events, such as the flowering of plants or the emergence of insects, is changing as a result of climate change. Now researchers studying a grassland ecosystem ...
Democrats and Republicans draw different conclusions when seasons are too hot or too cold
Mar 13, 2017
When the weather is unseasonably hot or cold, Americans across the political spectrum have even stronger views about whether climate change caused by human activity is a reality or not. Republicans are then less likely to ...
Measurements by school pupils paved way for key research findings
Mar 10, 2017
With their measurements and samples, nearly 3,500 schoolchildren have assisted a research study on lakes and global warming, now published in the journal Scientific Reports. The results show that water temperatures generally ...
EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming
Mar 09, 2017
The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency.