2-28-14 Crime rates could rise as climate change bites
Crime rates could rise as climate change bites
In a warmer world it might be best not to leave your windows open. As temperatures rise, so do crime rates, suggesting climate change will lead to millions of extra offenses in the coming decades. However, factors such as better policing may keep a lid on the problem.
2-24-14 Justices Divided on EPA Greenhouse-Gas Case
Justices Divided on EPA Greenhouse-Gas Case
Supreme Court Weighs Arguments on Agency's Move to Cut Emissions From Stationary Polluters.
2-21-14 Forget The Local Cold: Worldwide, It Was Another Hot January
Forget The Local Cold: Worldwide, It Was Another Hot January
January will go down in the weather history books as the fourth-warmest on record. That's right. No matter how brutal the winter was in North America, especially the Eastern half, it was balanced by warm temperatures elsewhere on the planet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climate Data Center says that last month marks the 38th consecutive January and the...more »
2-21-14 New online tool tracks tree loss in 'near real time'
New online tool tracks tree loss in 'near real time'
A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.
2-18-14 Arctic thaw significantly worsens global warming risk
Arctic thaw significantly worsens global warming risk
Melting ice is cooking the planet. Shrinking Arctic sea ice means the ocean is absorbing more energy from the sun, and it's now clear the effect is twice as big as thought - adding significantly to heating from greenhouse gases.
2-15-14 Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift'
Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift'
The main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing, research suggests.
2-13-14 Can Fracking Lead the Way To Clean Energy?
Can Fracking Lead the Way To Clean Energy?
Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, is a method of extracting trapped gas and petroleum by injecting water, sand, and chemicals underground to fracture the deep rocky layers. When Harrison first learned about the destruction fracking can inflict on rural communities and the threat it poses to the water supply, she went into shock. "I didn't sleep for three nights," she recalls, "and I'm a good sleeper."
2-13-14 Donald Trump to appeal Aberdeen offshore wind farm defeat
Donald Trump to appeal Aberdeen offshore wind farm defeat
A legal challenge to a planned offshore wind farm which could be seen from Donald Trump's golf resort in Aberdeenshire has been rejected.
2-12-14 Climate slowdown? Just wait until the wind changes
Climate slowdown? Just wait until the wind changes
POWERFUL winds in the Pacific are largely responsible for the recent slowdown in global warming. The intense winds have encouraged heat to sink into the oceans. But as soon as the winds die down, the heat will escape and warming will resume.
2-12-14 US 'climate hubs' to save farms from extreme weather
US 'climate hubs' to save farms from extreme weather
IT'S all hands on deck. The US is creating seven "climate hubs" to help ordinary people, particularly farmers, handle global warming.
2-10-14 El Niño may make 2014 the hottest year on record
El Niño may make 2014 the hottest year on record
Hold onto your ice lollies. Long-term weather forecasts are suggesting 2014 might be the hottest year since records began. That's because climate bad-boy El Niño seems to be getting ready to spew heat into the atmosphere.
2-9-14 Met Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms'
Met Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms'
Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office's chief scientist has said.
2-4-14 Greenland glacier hits record speed
Greenland glacier hits record speed
A river of ice in Greenland has become the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world, a study suggests.
2-3-14 Emissions impossible: Did spies sink key climate deal?
Emissions impossible: Did spies sink key climate deal?
The revelations of the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, are an ongoing embarrassment for the US government.
2-3-14 Alaska's Arctic icy lakes lose thickness
Alaska's Arctic icy lakes lose thickness
The ubiquitous shallow icy lakes that dominate Alaska's Arctic coastal plain have undergone a significant change in recent decades.
2-1-14 Drought-hit California unable to supply state water
Drought-hit California unable to supply state water
California's water agency has announced it may for the first time be unable to deliver water to local agencies, amid a worsening drought.