Wildfires and other burns play bigger role in climate change, professor finds
It has long been known that biomass burning – burning forests to create agricultural lands, burning savannah as a ritual , slash-and-burn agriculture and wildfires – figures into both climate change and ...
Coast Guard proposes Bering Straits shipping route
(AP)—With global warming leading to increased traffic to a vulnerable Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a 4.6-mile (7-kilometer) wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the region.
Global warming may increase methane emissions from freshwater ecosystems
New research led by the University of Exeter suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth's atmosphere ...
With few data, Arctic carbon models lack consensus
(Phys.org) —As climate change grips the Arctic, how much carbon is leaving its thawing soil and adding to Earth's greenhouse effect? The question has long been debated by scientists. A new study conducted ...
Little-studied man-made gases have big warming potential
(Phys.org) —The total warming impact of 25 major synthetic greenhouse gases has been examined by an international team, led by researchers from the University of Bristol.
Researchers predict more runoff in High Asia due to increasing precipitation and glacier melt
UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated
(AP)—The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday—and that assumes a best-case ...
Study shows bacteria combat dangerous gas leaks
Bacteria could mop up naturally-occurring and man-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere and cause global warming - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact, research suggests
Aircraft can become more environmentally friendly by choosing flight paths that reduce the formation of their distinctive condensation trails, new research suggests.
Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change
Research published in Science today found that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.
"Ferrari of space' yields best map of ocean currents
A satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" has yielded the most accurate model of ocean circulation yet, boosting understanding of the seas and a key impact of global warming, scientists said Tuesday.
Climate change and the soil: Climate warming may not drive net losses of soil carbon from tropical forests
The planet's soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is far more than that released by burning fossil fuels. This happens through a process called soil respiration. This enormous ...
NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure (Update 2)
A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.
Reindeer grazing may counteract effects of climate warming on tundra carbon sink
(Phys.org) —Experts in ecosystem carbon cycling and environmental modelling at The University of Nottingham have been involved in research which suggests reindeer could play an important part in protecting ...