UK: Global warming to bring heavier summer downpours
Global warming could cause extreme summer downpours to become several times more frequent in the UK by 2100, a new study suggests.
Study suggests large waves may have bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice than thought
Climate scientist proposes extremely cold 2014 winter link to global warming
Climate deal 'won't be perfect': US negotiator
With 19 months to go until the deadline for a new, global pact on climate change, the United States' top negotiator cautioned Thursday against unrealistic expectations, saying the deal "won't be perfect".
Study shows iron from melting ice sheets may help buffer global warming
A newly-discovered source of oceanic bioavailable iron could have a major impact our understanding of marine food chains and global warming. A UK team has discovered that summer meltwaters from ice sheets ...
Public interest in climate change unshaken by scandal, but unstirred by science
The good news for any passionate supporter of climate-change science is that negative media reports seem to have only a passing effect on public opinion, according to Princeton University and University of ...
Different types of El Nino have different effects on global temperature
Southern Oscillation is known to influence global surface temperatures, with El Niño conditions leading to warmer temperatures and La Niña conditions leading to colder temperatures. However, a new study in Geophysical Re ...
Climate warnings ignored with US elections looming
The U.S. Congress, ignoring dire new warnings about climate change, continues to shy away from legislation that might mitigate the effects of global warming, leaving President Barack Obama with limited tools to reduce greenhouse ...
Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns
(Phys.org) —As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth's greenhouse gas problem. A Cornell ecology professor fears that we may not be many years away from an ...
Fossil palm beetles 'hindcast' 50-million-year-old winters
(Phys.org) —Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds are giving Simon Fraser University biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes new information about ancient climates.
A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon
The next time your throat is as dry as a bone and the Sun is beating down, take a glass of clean, cool water.
Sun rises on solar panels on White House roof
An array of solar panels blanketing the roof of the White House is getting its day in the sun.
Wyoming is first state to reject science standards
Wyoming is the first state to reject adopting new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups.
Germany now EU's worst polluter as CO2 emissions rise
Germany is the European Union's worst polluter, with its production of CO2 gasses from fossil fuel rising by two percent in 2013 to 760 million tonnes, official data showed on Wednesday.