Climate

Climate change isolates Rocky Mountain butterflies
August 14, 2007 08:32 AM - University of Alberta

Expanding forests in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are slowly isolating groups of alpine butterflies from each other, which may lead to the extinction of the colourful insects in some areas, says a new study from the University of Alberta.

Brazil Says Amazon Deforestation Down
August 13, 2007 10:25 AM - Associated Press

Destruction of the Amazon rainforest dropped by nearly a third during the last year, reaching the lowest rate since Brazil's space research agency began keeping track in 1988, according to preliminary figures released Friday.

Heat on Australian PM Over Climate Skeptic MPs
August 13, 2007 10:18 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

A report questioning climate change and calling global warming a "natural phenomenon" on Monday led to accusations Australia's Prime Minister John Howard was a climate skeptic, possibly denting his re-election hopes.

Second Major U.S. Climate Change Science Program Report Issued
August 11, 2007 07:56 PM - U.S. Department of Energy

Report Evaluates the Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Concentrations.

Experiment Suggests Limitations to Carbon Dioxide 'Tree Banking'
August 11, 2007 03:16 PM - Monte Basgall, Duke University

Duke Forest trees receiving extra amounts of the gas for a decade added carbon to their tissues, but unevenly

No Development, No Peace
August 11, 2007 02:09 PM - , Global Policy Innovations Program

When a war erupts, as in Darfur, most policymakers look for a political explanation and a political solution. This is understandable, but it misses a basic point. By understanding the role of geography, climate, and population growth in the conflict, we can find more realistic solutions than if we stick with politics alone.

What A 250-Million-Year-Old Extinction Event Tells Us About Earth Today
August 10, 2007 04:49 PM - Jesse Boyett Anderson, Stanford News Service

Stanford University - Approximately 250 million years ago, vast numbers of species disappeared from Earth. A massive, rapid release of carbon may have triggered this extinction.

NOAA Update: Atlantic Hurricane Season - Above-Normal Season Still Expected
August 9, 2007 03:50 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

NOAA is predicting an above average hurricane season for 2007. The 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center was released this week.

Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
August 9, 2007 02:24 PM - Michigan State University

Permafrost — the perpetually frozen foundation of North America — isn’t so permanent anymore, and scientists are scrambling to understand the pros and cons when terra firma goes soft.

The Human Impact of Climate Crisis
August 6, 2007 02:33 PM - By Nadra Hassan Mohammed El Mahdi for Panos, London

Sudan, Africa. Increasing desertification has robbed Sudan’s villages of their pastures and children of their education. This is the story of Usama Ahmed Al-Iman, one of many children who has been forced to drop out of school.

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