The record follows a trend over the past three years of anomalously high winter ice extents, providing a stark contrast to the inexorable decline of Arctic sea ice
As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation’s capital, could become unusable within three decades,...
Canada is set to badly miss a 2020 target for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, in part because of its failure to regulate the booming oil and gas sector, Parliament's environmental watchdog said ...
Better measurements deepen the mystery of global warming heat stored in the oceans
On October 2, the Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan became the first full-sized coal-fired boiler to capture the copious carbon dioxide that had previously billowed from its smokestack, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere...
The upper 2,300 feet of the Southern Hemisphere's oceans may have warmed twice as quickly after 1970 than had previously been thought, committing Earth to a warmer climate
When it comes to spewing methane, big oil companies and little wildcatters both make the list for biggest contributors to global warming
Can economic incentives evolve to combat climate change?
Historian of science Naomi Oreskes, now at Harvard, first came to my attention 20 years ago, when she and two co-authors argued in Science that “verification and validation of numerical models of natural systems is impossible.” In The End of Science, I cited the Oreskes et al...
Toyota Motor Corp plans to halt production on Monday morning at 12 plants in central Japan due to a typhoon that is hitting the area, spokesman Ryo Sakai said on Sunday
With all the attention to the Ebola virus and other pathogens floating around in bodily fluids and the air, we may not be aware that the dirt beneath our feet is home to thousands of bacteria and other microorganisms...
The U.S. is on track to become the world’s leading liquid petroleum producer. According to IEA, domestic production of oil was about 11.5m barrels a day in August, and the Financial Times reports that we are likely to surpass Saudi Arabia’s production for the first time in 23 years...
At the U.N. summit last week, climate economists tackled the role of innovation in fixing the world’s climate
Fast-melting Arctic sea ice has forced some 35,000 Pacific walruses to retreat to the Alaska shoreline, scientists from several federal agencies said on Wednesday.
Researchers are racing to breed beneficial new traits into the dangerously homogeneous coffee crop before it succumbs to disease or other threats
Protesters from 12 South Pacific nations plan to block ships entering and leaving Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export terminal
Scientists find a link between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and deadly hot spells but drought and downpours proved more complicated
Smog and soot top the list, even though there are remedies for both
Carbon dioxide that escapes from storage underneath the seafloor is not likely to harm the environment, based on a recent experiment
The new concrete would contribute less to global warming and be stronger