Stronger action needed to transform the UK's energy system
An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. ...
Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery
New collaborative research between NOAA, University of Alaska and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries ...
Producing fuel from Canada oil sands emits more carbon than from US crude
The production of petroleum from Canada's oil sands is on the rise with much of it destined for U.S. refineries. As the U.S. takes stock of its greenhouse gas emissions, scientists report in the ACS journal ...
Seafood supply altered by climate change
The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists.
Lax rules put Congo's forests, key carbon reserve, at risk
Without new conservation efforts, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could lose up to 20 percent of its forests, unleashing a 60 percent increase in carbon emissions, says a new study by researchers at ...
EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks
The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global ...
Research examines whether policies can curtail the growth of greenhouse gases
Researchers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing are collaborating to bring new insights into how China—now the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2)—can reverse the rising trajectory ...
Researcher discusses new ways to calculate ecosystem impacts on climate
For decades, scientists have relied on an established formula to measure the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change.
New study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species
New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that t ...
Climate peril stirring in permafrost, experts tell UN
Scientists on Tuesday called for action to defuse a time bomb of Arctic greenhouse gas as negotiators at UN talks grappled over a climate rescue pact.
How ageing population could help to save the world
A finance expert at Murdoch University has hypothesized that a worldwide ageing population could result in a natural reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions without the need for policy interventions.
At G-7, Japan's energy plan is not all that green
Japan may find itself the odd man out when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presents his government's blueprint for combating climate change at this weekend's summit of the world's leading industrialized democracies.
California lawmakers advance aggressive climate change plans
California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state's carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years.
Six energy companies call for carbon pricing
Six leading oil and gas companies Monday called on governments to put into place a carbon pricing system, saying this would be the most effective way of cutting the emission of greenhouse gases.