Obama to propose 'national plan' on climate change
US President Barack Obama will give a major speech on climate change Tuesday in which he will propose a "national plan" to curb carbon pollution despite resistance from Congress.
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Future heat waves pose threat to global food supply, study says
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
Warming climate may spread drying to a third of Earth, says study
Increasing heat is expected to extend dry conditions to far more farmland and cities by the end of the century than changes in rainfall alone, says a new study. Much of the concern about future drought under ...
Billions of kg of CO2 could be saved by scrapping DVDs, research suggests
A trip down to the local DVD store has slowly become a thing of the past thanks to the rise of video streaming services, which allow viewers to indulge in back-to-back episodes of hit TV series like House ...
How to address the climate crisis
(Phys.org) —Climate change is an issue of urgent international importance, but for 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...
'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought
A major drought across the western United States has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists said Thursday.
Survey: Scientists agree human-induced global warming is real
While the harsh winter pounding many areas of North America and Europe seemingly contradicts the fact that global warming continues unabated, a new survey finds consensus among scientists about the reality of climate change ...
World's water ecosystems under threat
(PhysOrg.com) -- Human activities such as fishing and water use are over-riding the effects of global warming on the ecosystems that support the world’s water and fish supplies, experts have revealed.
2008 Was Earth's Coolest Year Since 2000
(PhysOrg.com) -- Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City have found that 2008 was the coolest year since 2000. The GISS analysis also showed that 2008 is the ...
Beyond CO2: Study reveals growing importance of HFCs in climate warming
Some of the substances that are helping to avert the destruction of the ozone layer could increasingly contribute to climate warming, according to scientists from NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory and their colleagues ...
Oceanic 'garbage patch' not nearly as big as portrayed in media: researchers
There is a lot of plastic trash floating in the Pacific Ocean, but claims that the "Great Garbage Patch" between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an analysis ...
New NASA study links current extreme summer events to climate change
The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new ...
Is global warming causing harsher winters?
Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when—officially—spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming.