News tagged with climate

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. ...

Jun 10, 2014 3.3 / 5 (29) 20

Pinpointing climate change uncertainty

The National Climate Assessment, released recently by the White House, describes a troubling array of climate woes currently affecting the United States—from intense droughts and heat waves to more extreme precipitation ...

Jun 09, 2014 2.9 / 5 (8) 2

Marine scientist's quest to save coral

More than half the world's coral reefs have died since the dawn of the industrial age, due to human activities and ever increasing ocean temperatures. Stanford's Steve Palumbi has a plan for bringing them ...

Jun 09, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Russia crisis boosts EU carbon deal

Worries about energy dependence on Russia have boosted prospects of EU leaders approving a package of proposals to cut carbon emissions by 2030, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said Friday.

Jun 07, 2014 3.7 / 5 (13) 3

More CO2 also means less nutritious food

Rice, maize, soybeans and wheat are the main source of nutrients for over 2 billion people living in poor countries. But with climate change and the rising amount of CO2 in the air we breathe, their already low nutrient value ...

Jun 06, 2014 3.8 / 5 (16) 15