Global warming

London
British Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 7 Percent in 2011
Apr 02, 2012 07:22 AM E
Britain's greenhouse gas emissions fell 7 percent in 2011, putting one of the European Union's biggest emitters further ahead of its internationally binding target under the Kyoto Protocol, provisional government data showed on Thursday.
Tropical forrest
Extreme Weather Threatens Rich Ecosystems
Mar 30, 2012 10:51 AM E
Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming. Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical rainforests.
UN
Plan Now for Climate-related Disasters: U.N. Report
Mar 29, 2012 12:01 PM E
A future on Earth of more extreme weather and rising seas will require better planning for natural disasters to save lives and limit deepening economic losses, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a major report on the effects of climate change.
Study: Conservatives' Trust in Science Has Fallen Dramatically Since Mid-1970s
Mar 29, 2012 10:27 AM E
While trust in science remained stable among people who self-identified as moderates and liberals in the United States between 1974 and 2010, trust in science fell among self-identified conservatives by more than 25 percent during the same period, according to new research from Gordon Gauchat, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Cecil G.
Ice
Scientists Pin Down Historic Sea Level Rise
Mar 29, 2012 06:44 AM E
The collapse of an ice sheet in Antarctica up to 14,650 years ago might have caused sea levels to rise between 14 and 18 meters (46-60 feet), a study showed on Wednesday, data which could help make more accurate climate change predictions.
Analysis
Analysis: EPA Rule a New Setback for New Coal Plants
Mar 28, 2012 06:50 AM E
The first-ever U.S. proposal to restrict carbon dioxide emissions would have once been a major shock to electricity companies by making it uneconomic to build new coal-fired power plants.
Climate
Link Builds Between Weather Extremes and Warming
Mar 26, 2012 07:58 AM E
Extreme weather events over the past decade have increased and were "very likely" caused by manmade global warming, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change said on Sunday.
WMO
Mankind Kept 2011 Global Temperatures Near Record-WMO
Mar 25, 2012 07:05 AM E
Human activity kept global temperatures close to a record high in 2011 despite the cooling influence of a powerful La Nina weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Friday.
Northern Scorpion
Scorpio Rising
Mar 23, 2012 07:42 AM E
Even in places as seemly well-studied as the national parks of North America, new species are still being discovered. Using ultraviolet light that cause scorpions to fluoresce a ghostly glow, researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) have discovered an intriguing new scorpion in Death Valley National Park.
Ocean
Damage to World's Oceans 'to Reach $2 Trillion a Year'
Mar 22, 2012 14:25 PM E
The cost of damage to the world's oceans from climate change could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 if measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions are not stepped up, a study by marine experts said on Wednesday.
Robert Diaz, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
US Scientist Helps Lead International Study of Ocean Value
Mar 22, 2012 11:16 AM E
Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is a co-editor of "Valuing the Ocean" a major new study by an international team of scientists and economists that attempts to measure the ocean's monetary value and to tally the costs and savings associated with human decisions affecting ocean health.
Greenland
'Gravity Is Climate' - 10 Years of Climate Research Satellites GRACE
Mar 19, 2012 16:01 PM E
For the first time, the melting of glaciers in Greenland could now be measured with high accuracy from space. Just in time for the tenth anniversary of the twin satellites GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) a sharp image has surface, which also renders the spatial distribution of the glacial melt more precisely.
Ocean
Global Sea Level Likely to Rise as much as 70 Feet for Future Generations
Mar 19, 2012 14:17 PM E
Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F), as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends, future generations will have to deal with sea levels 12 to 22 meters (40 to 70 feet) higher than at present, according to research published in the journal Geology.
Europe scientist
Europe's Chief Scientist Warns Against Climate Delays
Mar 17, 2012 15:59 PM E
The European Union cannot use the economic slowdown as an excuse to delay action on fighting climate change, the bloc's first-ever chief scientific adviser has warned.
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