• Climate: New spin on ocean's role

    New studies of the Southern Ocean are revealing previously unknown features of giant spinning eddies that have a profound influence on marine life and on the world's climate. >> Read the Full Article
  • Taking a Bite out of Cement’s Global Warming Potential

    Hardcore greenhouse gas (GHG) geeks will recall that cement is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, with approximately 1 ton of CO2 equivalent emitted into the atmosphere for every 1 ton of cement produced. Damn. Forget your carbon guilt from flying, people! Cement is responsible for 5% of the Earth’s CO2 emissions, and it’s the third largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US according to the EPA. >> Read the Full Article
  • Global warming: Western U.S. feels the heat

    As pilot Bruce Gordon lifts up from the local airport, the distant perspective of the Teton Range raises the spirits, but the unfolding sight of dying forests sears the soul. >> Read the Full Article
  • Global Warming: Warmer Seas Linked To Strengthening Hurricanes, According to New Research

    The theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic over the past 30 years is bolstered by a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. The study will be published in the Sept. 4 edition of the journal Nature. >> Read the Full Article
  • New Study Confirms Accuracy of "Hockey Stick" Global Warming Graph

    New research now supports the infamous “hockey stick” graph that shows temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere beginning to skyrocket around the time of the Industrial Revolution, illustrating the link between human activity and global warming. >> Read the Full Article
  • India's flood victims on the move

    Sep 3 - Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the flood devastated areas of Bihar in India after losing their homes and loved ones. The floods were caused when the river Kosi deviated its course in northern Bihar and it is expected to be a while before things return to normal. >> Read the Full Article
  • Forecaster expects four September hurricanes

    The noted Colorado State University hurricane research team on Tuesday said it expects well above-average Atlantic hurricane activity in September, with four hurricanes, two of which will become major storms. "We predict that September will be quite active based on climate signals through August," said pioneer hurricane season forecaster Dr. Bill Gray, founder of the research team. >> Read the Full Article
  • Drought in Australia food bowl worsens

    Drought in Australia's main food growing region of the Murray-Darling river system has worsened, with water inflows over the past two years at an all-time low, the government's top water official said on Tuesday. The drought will hit irrigated crops such as rice, grapes and horticulture the hardest, but would have less impact on output of wheat, which depends largely on rainfall during specific periods and is on track to double after two years of shrunken crops. >> Read the Full Article
  • Global warming greatest in past decade

    Researchers confirm that surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were warmer over the last 10 years than any time during the last 1300 years, and, if the climate scientists include the somewhat controversial data derived from tree-ring records, the warming is anomalous for at least 1700 years. >> Read the Full Article
  • U.N. chief warns against waiting for climate deal

    The world should not wait until next year to cobble together a new climate change pact, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday. Ban, addressing diplomats and officials at a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the U.N. climate panel, said countries negotiating a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol should aim for a meaningful breakthrough in Poznan, Poland, in December. >> Read the Full Article