Nature Climate Change

Carbon scheme in danger of going up in smoke

(Phys.org) -- Australia’s carbon-pricing scheme is a world-leader and shows the way forward for other countries seeking to mitigate carbon emissions, says an expert from The Australian National University. ...

Jun 19, 2012
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More people, more environmental stress

Although it's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing.

Jun 11, 2012
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Warming turns tundra to forest

(Phys.org) -- In just a few decades shrubs in the Arctic tundra have turned into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate, creating patches of forest which, if replicated across the tundra, would significantly ...

Jun 04, 2012
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Scientists sound acid alarm for plankton

The microscopic organisms on which almost all life in the oceans depends could be even more vulnerable to increasingly acidic waters than scientists realised, according to a new study.

May 15, 2012
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Global change puts plankton under threat

Changes in the ocean’s chemistry, as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, threaten marine plankton to a greater extent than previously thought, according to new research.

May 04, 2012
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