rss Last update Geoengineering our climate is not a 'quick fix', 23 minutes ago

Earth news

Geoengineering our climate is not a 'quick fix'

The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to the findings of the UK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

23 minutes ago
not rated yet 0

US to propose stricter smog standard

Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and ...

2 hours ago
not rated yet 0

Sao Paulo drought issue for global concern

He cast his rod happily here for 30 years—but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.

2 hours ago
not rated yet 0

Owner of ship that damaged reef to pay $840,000

The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more than 100,000 coral colonies several years ago when it ran aground off Oahu.

15 hours ago
not rated yet 0

Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean

Single-cell phytoplankton in the ocean are responsible for roughly half of global oxygen production, despite vast tracts of the open ocean that are devoid of life-sustaining nutrients. While phytoplankton's ...

Nov 24, 2014
5 / 5 (6) 3

Avoiding ecosystem collapse

From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of the world's most iconic habitats are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events. A classic example: the decimation of kelp forests when a ...

Nov 24, 2014
4.2 / 5 (5) 3
Trending topics
  1. climate change
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. greenhouse gas emissions
  4. nasa
  5. water
  1. global warming
  2. united states
  3. sea level
  4. climate
  5. coral reefs
  1. ocean
  2. emissions
  3. australia
  4. ice sheet
  5. ice

More news

Other news

Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

(Phys.org) —At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps' ...

Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice

The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness ...

A colorful gathering of middle-aged stars

NASA's SDO shows moon transiting the Sun

NASA seeks comments on possible airship challenge

Recreating clothes from the Iron Age

Patients at emergency departments regarded as 'symptoms'

How calcium regulates mitochondrial carrier proteins

New tool displays West Coast ocean acidification data

Increasing carbon dioxide in the air penetrates into the ocean and makes it more acidic, while robbing seawater of minerals that give shellfish their crunch. The West Coast is one of the first marine ecosystems ...

Damage caused by geothermal probes is rare

Soil settlements or upheavals and resulting cracks in monuments, floodings, or dried-up wells: Reports about damage caused by geothermal probes have made the population feel insecure. In fact, the probability ...

ENIAC panels go on display at Oklahoma museum

Precise measurements of microbial ecosystems

Building a better battery

Americans are smoking less than ever

Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live

US northeast braces for flooding after record snow

Weather forecasters and emergency officials warned Sunday that melting snow would lead to heavy flooding in parts of the US northeast, with hundreds of thousands of people told to brace for fast-rising waters.

3Qs: Game theory and global climate talks

Last week, China and the United States announced an ambitious climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions in both countries, a pledge that marks the first time that China has agreed to stop its growing emissions. ...

Is Phobos doomed?

Why do people with autism see faces differently?

Find more Earth news articles via sort by date page