Global warming brings crab threat to Antarctica
The sea floor around the West Antarctica peninsula could become invaded by a voracious king crab, which is on the march thanks to global warming, biologists reported on Wednesday.
Skyscraper greenhouses to sprout in crowded cities: expert
Vertical greenhouses that grow organic fruit and vegetables smack in the middle of crowded cities where land is scarce may soon be a reality, a Swedish company developing the project said Friday.
Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms.
Ice Sheets Can Retreat 'In a Geologic Instant,' Study of Prehistoric Glacier Shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage or retreat, according to new findings by paleoclimatologists ...
Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say
A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday.
WWF says over-consumption threatens planet
The spiralling global population and over-consumption are threatening the future health of the planet, according to conservation group WWF.
Crowded Earth: how many is too many?
Already straining to host seven billion souls, Earth is set to teem with billions more, and only a revolution in the use of resources can avert an environmental crunch, experts say.
The unstable future of a world full of men
As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile "bachelor nations" driven by an aggressive competition for brides.
Study shows how sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere
(Phys.org)—Can an abundance of sea otters help reverse a principal cause of global warming?
Global resource consumption to triple by 2050: UN
Global consumption of natural resources could triple to 140 billion tons a year by 2050 unless consumer nations take drastic steps, the United Nations warned Thursday.
New planetary dashboard shows 'Great Acceleration' in human activity since 1950
Human activity, predominantly the global economic system, is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System (the sum of our planet's interacting physical, chemical, biological and human processes), according ...
Large-scale edible insect farming needed to ensure global food security
The large-scale production of edible insects is unavoidable in order to continue feeding the ever-increasing global population and providing them with enough animal protein. Insect farming can be compared ...
Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix', modelling research shows
New multi-scenario modelling of world human population has concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change this century to solve ...
Six degrees of separation? More like 4.74
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon may be the name of the game but it takes less than that to connect any two users on Facebook.