Global warming

Worst Drought Since The Middle Ages May Be The New Norm
Jul 30, 2012 12:28 PM E
The widespread drought that decimated much of western North America from 2000 to 2004 may be the new norm
plankton
Tropical Plankton Invade Arctic Waters
Jul 26, 2012 02:30 AM E
Tropical plankton usually found in warm climates have been observed living in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Svalbard. This is the first time tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa have been found living so for north.
ocean eddy
Dumping Iron Into Oceans Could Sink Carbon, Slow Global Warming
Jul 20, 2012 02:33 AM E
An international team of scientists has finally published the results of a 2004 experiment to fertilize oceans with iron in an effort to reduce the carbon at the surface of the water and potentially slow global warming.
Global Warming
Generation X Doesn’t Care About Climate Change
Jul 18, 2012 10:30 AM E
Even though much of the United States is suffering though record-breaking heat waves, the majority of Generation X -- a term used to describe the generation of people born between the early 1960s and early 1980s -- are "surprisingly unconcerned" about climate change and global warming, according to a new report by the University of Michigan.
Snow Could Offset Global Warming In The Antarctic
Jul 10, 2012 12:22 PM E
Increased snowfall in Antarctica could offset the effects of global warming in the region
Air Pollution
Hot US Summer 'What Global Warming Looks Like'
Jul 03, 2012 08:14 AM E
While the recent freak weather across the United States cannot be blamed on global warming yet, experts say the extreme heat, wildfires, droughts and floods are a prime example of what to expect as global warming worsens.
sea turtle
Warming Climates Threaten Leatherback Sea Turtles
Jul 02, 2012 18:49 PM E
Leatherbacks, the largest sea turtle species, are among the most critically endangered due to a combination of historical and ongoing threats including egg poaching at nesting beaches and juvenile and adult turtles being caught in fishing operations. And with the added difficulty that climate change poses to their breeding grounds, researchers say the turtle population may not be able to recover.
San Francisco
California sea level to rise 6 inches by 2030
Jun 25, 2012 09:16 AM E
The sea level on the West Coast will rise several inches over the next two decades, and California will see the biggest increase, according to a report released by the National Research Council
Antarctica
Ancient Antarctica Was Ringed With Plant Life
Jun 20, 2012 00:19 AM E
Ancient global warming brought more rain and warmer climates to Antarctica, making it almost 20 degrees warmer than it is today, and allowing for plant life to grow on its coasts.
Ocean
Ocean warming caused by human activites, greenhouse gases
Jun 12, 2012 19:12 PM E
A new computer modeling study shows that natural variability alone doesn't account for Earth's rising temperatures.
Brown Argus
Global Warming Has Its Benefits: Rare Butterfly Flourishing Thanks To Warming Planet
May 25, 2012 10:09 AM E
The brown argus butterfly, a small, rare butterfly that lives in England, has expanded its range, thanks to global warming.
Warming hole
'Warming Hole' Delayed Climate Change over Eastern United States
Apr 27, 2012 07:44 AM E
Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a "warming hole" over the eastern United States-that is, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured.
Mountains
Global Warming Has Driven Europe's Mountain Plants to Migrate 2.7 Meters Upwards in 7 years
Apr 25, 2012 11:40 AM E
Researchers at the University of Granada Department of Botanic have participated in an international study that has confirmed that global warming is causing plants to migrate to higher altitudes. The study -recently published in Science- analyzed species diversity shifts in 66 summits of 17 European ranges between 2001 and 2008.
Carbon
Study Finds Surprising Arctic Methane Emission Source
Apr 23, 2012 12:23 PM E
The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. As Earth's climate warms, the methane, frozen in reservoirs stored in Arctic tundra soils or marine sediments, is vulnerable to being released into the atmosphere, where it can add to global warming.
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