News tagged with climate

Why global warming is taking a break

The average temperature on Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. ETH researchers have now found out why. And they believe that global warming is likely to continue again soon.

Aug 19, 2014 2.9 / 5 (113) 176

Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic

The vast reservoir of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is gradually being converted to carbon dioxide (CO2) after entering the freshwater system in a process thought to be controlled largely by microbial ...

Aug 21, 2014 3.7 / 5 (6) 0

An uphill climb for mountain species?

A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets an agenda for biodiversity conservation throughout ...

Sep 02, 2014 3 / 5 (1) 0

US cities prep for warm climate without saying so

Climate change remains a political minefield across the U.S., despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, so some local leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe consequences without ...

Sep 08, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 1