Atmospheric CO2 likely altering ocean foodchain, research says
Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean's food chain, selecting certain strains for survival, according to a new study.
Airborne pollution-scanning device maps Leicester's air quality
Leicester scientists have installed their groundbreaking pollution-detecting technology in a plane to map air quality around the city.
Climate change altering insurers' risk assessment
Climate change is creating more frequent and more unpredictable extreme weather events, forcing insurers to change how they assess the risk of natural disasters hitting a specific area, the Geneva Association ...
Carbon rise spurs 'urgent' call at UN climate talks
Negotiators on Monday launched a new round of UN climate talks to warnings that a newly breached threshold was a wakeup call to tackle surging carbon emissions.
Playing games with the climate
Gábor Kutasi of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, has applied game theory to the problem of climate change to help him analyse the relationships between international players on the world stage, occurrence and ...
Coccoliths thrive despite ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is damaging some marine species while others thrive, say scientists. An international team studied the effect of ocean acidification on plankton in the North Sea over the past forty years, ...
Historic carbon peak soon to become global average, WMO says
After seeing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpass a historic threshold last week, the world should brace for the new peak level to soon become the global annual average, the World Meteorological ...
World has entered new CO2 'danger zone', UN says
The world has entered a "new danger zone" with levels of Earth-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere never experienced by humankind, the UN's climate chief warned Monday.
Scientists sound alarm at Arctic Ocean's rapid acidification
Scientists expressed alarm on Monday over the rapid acidification of the Arctic Ocean caused by carbon dioxide emissions, which could have dire consequences on the region's fragile ecosystem.
Climate chief warns of 'urgency' as CO2 levels rise
The UN's climate chief called for urgency Monday as she opened a new round of global talks amid warnings that Earth-warming carbon dioxide levels were approaching a symbolic threshold never seen in human ...
Major pan-European study conducted on ocean acidification
More than 160 researchers across 10 European countries joined together, in what is being hailed as the first international project to focus on ocean acidification and its consequences.
Effect of ocean acidification may not be so dire
(Phys.org) —Marine scientists have long understood the detrimental effect of fossil fuel emissions on marine ecosystems. But a group led by a UC Santa Barbara professor has found a point of resilience in ...
Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise, research says
With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century.
Hubble sees light and dust in a nearby starburst galaxy
(Phys.org) —Visible as a small, sparkling hook in the dark sky, this beautiful object is known as J082354.96+280621.6, or J082354.96 for short. It is a starburst galaxy, so named because of the incredibly ...