Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic
Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has identified a new source of methane for gas hydrates—ice-like substances found in sediment that trap methane within the crystal structure of frozen ...
A complex landscape has both vulnerabilities and resilience to climate change
Central Appalachian forests have been experiencing the effects of a changing climate for decades, and effects such as more heavy rainfall events, more drought, and more hot days are likely to continue, according ...
Gene required for plant growth at warmer temperatures discovered
Researchers have discovered a new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures.
Anesthetic gases raise Earth's temperature (a little) while you sleep
The gases used to knock out surgery patients are accumulating in the Earth's atmosphere, where they make a small contribution to climate change, report scientists who have detected the compounds as far afield ...
England set for 'substantial increase' in record-breaking warm years
The likelihood of record-breaking warm years in England is set to substantially increase as a result of the human influence on the climate, new research suggests.
Climate change protest outside British parliament
Around 5,000 protesters marched on the British parliament Saturday demanding greater action on climate change, exactly two months ahead of the general election.
Competition between trees the main driver of forest change
Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research reveals that it is competition, not climate change, that has a greater impact on the changing composition of forests in Western Canada.
Two degrees climate change target 'utterly inadequate', commentary says
The official global target of a 2°C temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), writing a commentary ...
Sea-level rise accelerating, say scientists
Sea-level rise is accelerating, not declining as some have hoped, scientists said on Monday citing meltwater from Earth's ice sheets as the likely cause.
Obama says 'no greater threat to planet than climate change'
US President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change poses the world's biggest single threat.
What works—and what doesn't—for engaging people on climate change
A special report analyzing what works—and what doesn't—for motivating people to take action on climate change has been released today by the University of Victoria-led Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).
Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes
Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor.
Climate change debate fueled by 'echo chambers,' study finds
A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) demonstrates that the highly contentious debate on climate change is fueled ...
How to make trees grow bigger and quicker
Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change.