5-31-14 US set 'to take very significant step' on climate
US set 'to take very significant step' on climate
President Obama is set to unveil the most significant American attempt yet made to curb carbon dioxide emissions when he announces new restrictions on existing power plants on Monday.
(Webmaster's comment: There has been no reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from the United States for at least 22 years. The capitalists are going to fight this mandate with tooth and claw. They stand to lose millions in future personal wealth. The rest us just stand to lose a decent environment to live in. But what's more important, the environment we all live in or a few getting obscenely rich!)
5-21-14 Carbon loss from tropical forests 'underestimated'
Carbon loss from tropical forests 'underestimated'
The amount of carbon lost from tropical forests is being significantly underestimated, a new study reports.
5-20-14 Water goes 'missing' with snow loss
Water goes 'missing' with snow loss
A new study finds that if temperatures rise and more precipitation falls as rain rather than snow, it will reduce the total amount of water in rivers.
5-19-14 Esa's Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double
Esa's Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double
Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed.
5-19-14 Greenland's long glacier fjords point to higher seas
Greenland's long glacier fjords point to higher seas
Greenland's ice sheet may be more vulnerable to melting than previously thought, say scientists.
5-14-14 Tropical storms migrate toward poles
Tropical storms migrate toward poles
Continue reading the main story Related Stories What causes a tropical storm? Watch Tropical storms have been migrating northwards and southwards towards the poles for the past 30 years, a paper in Nature says.
5-14-14 Antarctic wind vortex is strongest for 1000 years
Antarctic wind vortex is strongest for 1000 years
OUR greenhouse gas emissions are boosting a vortex of winds around Antarctica. As this maelstrom accelerates, it shrinks, dragging rain away from Western Australia.
5-14-14 Delays on climate change have cost us $8 trillion
Delays on climate change have cost us $8 trillion
TIME is money, goes the saying. When it comes to climate change, two years of inaction has cost the world $8 trillion.
5-12-14 Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt
Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt
A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday.
5-12-14 Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable
Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable
Parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet are already collapsing and probably can't be saved. Two independent studies suggest that several glaciers have gone past the point of no return, dooming them to fall into the sea and cause several metres of sea level rise. However the collapse will take centuries.
5-12-14 'Nothing can stop retreat' of West Antarctic glaciers
'Nothing can stop retreat' of West Antarctic glaciers
Key glaciers in West Antarctica are in an irreversible retreat, a study team led by the US space agency (Nasa) says.
5-9-14 Warm Texas wind blows green for Mars
Warm Texas wind blows green for Mars
This year is turning into a humdinger for those of us lucky enough to collect sprawling climate science reports.
5-8-14 Sentinel satellite spies ice cap speed-up
Sentinel satellite spies ice cap speed-up
Melting at one of the largest ice caps on Earth has produced a big jump in its flow speed, satellite imagery suggests.
5-7-14 World is unprepared for major El Niño later this year
World is unprepared for major El Niño later this year
Wild weather is coming in 2014, with floods, storms and droughts expected around the Pacific, but little is being done to protect the people on the front line
5-7-14 CO2 'significantly reduces' nutrients in major food crops
CO2 'significantly reduces' nutrients in major food crops
Rising levels of CO2 around the world will significantly impact the nutrient content of crops according to a new study.
5-6-14 US Supreme Court air pollution ruling will save lives
US Supreme Court air pollution ruling will save lives
Citizens of the US, breathe easier. The Supreme Court has ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can regulate air pollution that drifts across state lines. The ruling means about 1000 power plants will be forced to reduce their emissions.
5-6-14 Warming 'increasingly disruptive' across US - report
Warming 'increasingly disruptive' across US - report
Climate change is having significant financial, ecological and human health impacts across the US, according to a new report.