Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push
A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015.
EU agrees plan to cap use of food-based biofuels
The European Union agreed Friday to limit the bloc's use of biofuels made directly from agricultural products after criticism they push up food prices and add to pollution.
Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions
A specialist detector which is set to play a fundamental part in helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions is being developed as part of a collaborative project involving physicists at the University of Sheffield.
Greater granularity on anthropogenic emission
Improved estimates of anthropogenic emissions contribute to better overall air quality forecasts, thus allowing people to manage health conditions associated with air cleanliness.
No quick fix for those melting glaciers
Even after researching the effects of climate change on ecosystems for 15 years, I had to put down my morning coffee and take a deep breath at the news earlier this spring that much of the West Antarctic ...
Researchers predict global warming will cause an increase in frequency of Indian Ocean Dipole events
Brazil's World Cup also a test bed for climate change
Beyond the spectacle of 32 nations battling for the greatest prize in football, the World Cup is also a test bed for tackling climate-damaging carbon emissions from major events.
Greener furnaces for energy intensive industries
Energy-intensive industries play a crucial role in boosting Europe's growth and employment, but strong climate-related policies can undermine their competitiveness. New, cleaner technologies are needed, and an EU project ...
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. ...
Herschel observatory's population of trans-Neptunian objects
(Phys.org) —ESA's Herschel space observatory has observed 132 of the known 1400 cold worlds that inhabit a region of the Solar System beyond the orbit of Neptune, some 4.5–7.5 billion km from the Sun.
How much fertilizer is too much for the climate?
Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change.
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 ...
Building blocks missing for 2015 climate pact
The clock is ticking for countries to lay the foundations of a 2015 deal to tackle dangerous climate change, ministers warned in Bonn on Friday.
Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows.