How China's Pollution Haze Is Linked To Climate Change

How China's Pollution Haze Is Linked To Climate Change

Tim Radford
Research shows that polar warming could explain the episode of severe winter air pollution Beijing experienced in 2013,…
A Plastic Ocean Shows Us A World Awash With Rubbish
A Plastic Ocean Shows Us A World Awash With Rubbish
by Gary Truong, UNSW
We live in a world of plastic. Shopping bags, drink bottles, your toothbrush and even your clothes are among the…
Many Of The World's Reefs Are Already Damaged Beyond Repair
Many Of The World's Reefs May Be Already Damaged Beyond Repair
by Tim Radford
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Maldives have been dangerously weakened by coral bleaching caused by…
Does Green Energy Have Hidden Health And Environmental Costs?
Does Green Energy Have Hidden Health And Environmental Costs?
by Edgar Hertwich, Yale University; et al.
There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really better than fossil…
How Electric Cars Can Help Save The Grid
How Electric Cars Can Help Save The Grid
by Mark Andrich, University of Western Australia and Jemma Green, Curtin University
A key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia’s east coast energy market has been how much…
How Extreme Heat Could Cause Animals To Shrink
How Extreme Heat Could Cause Animals To Shrink
by Jim Erickson, University of Michigan
More than 50 million years ago, when Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals…
How Humans May Have Transformed The Sahara From Lush Paradise To Barren Desert
How Humans May Have Transformed The Sahara From Lush Paradise To Barren Desert
by David K Wright, Seoul National University
Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human…
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Why Humans Are Causing Up To 70% Of Planet Wide Sea Ice Loss
by Tim Radford
Research into natural causes of summer loss of Arctic sea ice reveals human responsibility for drastic changes to the…
Why A Healthy Diet Is Good For Climate Change

Why A Healthy Diet Is Good For Climate Change

Tim Radford
US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant…
Will Humans May Learn To Survive Climate Change
Will Humans Learn To Survive Climate Change?
by Alex Kirby
Researchers say improved education levels of future populations are a key factor in predicting climate change impacts…
Yikes! The Old, Dirty, Creaky US Electric Grid Would Cost $5 Trillion To Replace
Yikes! The Old, Dirty, Creaky US Electric Grid Would Cost $5 Trillion To Replace
by Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin
The electric grid is an amazing integrated system of machines spanning an entire continent.
How Too Much Information Can Stop People From Being Sustainable Consumers
How Too Much Information Can Stop People From Being Sustainable Consumers
by Peter Nuttall and Avi Shankar, University of Bath
Most People Would Agree That Living More Sustainable Is Something To Strive For.
Why Conservation Efforts Must Include Small Animals
Why Conservation Efforts Must Include Small Animals
by Michael Samways, Stellenbosch University
Humans like to think that they rule the planet and are hard wired to do so. But our stewardship has been anything but…
Phosphorus Is Vital For Life On Earth And We're Running Low
Phosphorus Is Vital For Life On Earth And We're Running Low
by Vera Thoss, Bangor University
Phosphorus is an essential element which is contained in many cellular compounds, such as DNA and the energy carrier…
The Colorado River Flow Could Drop 50% By 2100
The Colorado River Flow Could Drop 50% By 2100
by Mari Jensen, University of Arizona
Warming in the 21st century has reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet—about the amount of…
Rex Tillerson Used Secret Alias to Talk Climate While CEO of Exxon
Rex Tillerson Used Secret Alias to Talk Climate While CEO of Exxon
by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams
New York Attorney General's office discovers secondary email while investigating company's climate science cover-up
This Molecular Leaf Uses The Sun To Turn CO2 Into A Fuel

This Molecular Leaf Uses The Sun To Turn CO2 Into A Fuel

Kevin Fryling, Indiana University
Chemists have engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide.
As Global Food Demand Rises, Climate Change Is Hitting Our Staple Crops
As Global Food Demand Rises, Climate Change Is Hitting Our Staple Crops
by Andrew Borrell, The University of Queensland
While increases in population and wealth will lift global demand for food by up to 70% by 2050, agriculture is already…
6 Years After Fukushima, Much Of Japan Has Lost Faith In Nuclear Power
6 Years After Fukushima, Much Of Japan Has Lost Faith In Nuclear Power
by Tatsujiro Suzuki, Nagasaki University
Six years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, but Japan is still dealing with its…
How Much Was Climate Change's Influence On Australia's Crazy Summer Of 2017
How Much Was Climate Change's Influence On Australia's Crazy Summer Of 2017
by Andrew King, University of Melbourne; et al
Australia’s summer is officially over, and it’s certainly been a weird one. The centre and east of the continent have…
Investigation Reveals Shell Oil Co.'s Decades Long Climate Lies
Investigation Reveals Shell Oil Co.'s Decades Long Climate Lies
by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams
Much like ExxonMobil, Shell lobbied against climate legislation and invested billions in fossil fuels despite knowing…
Spring Is Coming Sooner At A Record Rate
Spring Is Coming Sooner At A Record Rate
by Tim Radford
The northern hemisphere is experiencing a much earlier spring due to global warming, causing problems for plants and…
America's Hidden Subsidies For Fossil Fuels Are Worth $170 Billion A Year
America's Hidden Subsidies For Fossil Fuels Are Worth $170 Billion A Year
by Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews
Donald Trump wants to restrict or even abolish the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Shells Show That The Tropics Once Got Hot Enough To Kill
Shells Show That The Tropics Once Got Hot Enough To Kill
by Brian Peloza, Purdue University
As the world warmed millions of years ago, conditions in the tropics may have made it so hot some organisms couldn’t…

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