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Using icebergs to solve southern European water shortages

Using icebergs to solve southern European water shortages

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:49:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Global warming is causing water shortages in Southern Europe as well as causing large lumps of ice to break off the polar icecap. What if these icebergs could be towed south to solve the water shortage? A French study says that they could.

Using icebergs to solve southern European water shortages

Aircraft can trigger snow above airports, says study

Aircraft can trigger snow above airports, says study

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Research out in Science today points to aircraft as the source of a little extra snow locally, with the 'hole-punch' clouds that they create in low-lying cloud cascading the formation of ice crystals. Wings and props both seem to seed snow-producing cloud, which may mean that climate scientists need to adjust for the effect in airport weather-data records - especially near to the poles

Aircraft can trigger snow above airports, says study

How wallabies from 'down-under' can help in climate-change fight

How wallabies from 'down-under' can help in climate-change fight

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Wallabies have been shown to make use of helpful green bacteria, as part of their solution to turning grass and leaves into energy, says a new study. They produce 80% less methane than cows or sheep. The latest research from down-under, published in the new Science, may lead to better ways to control livestock emissions, which is the third-largest source of climate-altering methane in the US.

How wallabies from 'down-under' can help in climate-change fight

Arctic sea-ice loss lets Pacific sea-life into Atlantic

Arctic sea-ice loss lets Pacific sea-life into Atlantic

Posted Sun, 26 Jun 2011 15:31:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The news that the fabled North-west passage, across the Arctic, has become a reality for Pacific marine life, is just of many worrying signs reported from Europe's seas for an ongoing marine monitoring project. The shifting fortunes of Europe's seas, under the impact of climate change, is revealed today in a release from Project CLAMER, a collaboration between 17 European marine-study institutes.

Arctic sea-ice loss lets Pacific sea-life into Atlantic

Unseasonal Floods - Climate Change?

Unseasonal Floods - Climate Change?

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 06:57:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

It was 5am when I threw my feet over the 11°C heated bed and landed in -3°C mini-stream of water. I fumbled in the dark half-asleep, thinking I'd left the tap open but then tuned back into the thumping sounds of the constant almost 24-hour rains. The unusual occurrence of winter rainstorms had caused the overflow saturating the garden and making its way into the house.

Unseasonal Floods - Climate Change?

Unprecedented sea-level rise over 20th century pins down future of rising oceans

Unprecedented sea-level rise over 20th century pins down future of rising oceans

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:02:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

North Carolina's salt-marsh back-waters have helped scientists to show that the 20th century has seen seas rising by more than 8 inches per century – a rate unparalleled in 2000 years of data. The results, published today by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, will help climate scientists better constrain future predictions of the ocean's relentless rise – as global warming progresses.

Unprecedented sea-level rise over 20th century pins down future of rising oceans

Act now to prime the green growth pump says WWF

Act now to prime the green growth pump says WWF

Posted Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:07:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Governments need to act quickly and in concert to direct private enterprise towards the clean technologies needed for a greener future says world wildlife charity. Enabling the Transition - Climate Innovation Systems for a Low Carbon Future, calls for concerted action from governments, working together to back the private sector in developing clean technologies.

Act now to prime the green growth pump says WWF

Sun spot decrease is not an ice age say scientists

Sun spot decrease is not an ice age say scientists

Posted Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:52:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Sun seems to be about to enter a period of decreased activity say a team of American scientists who have been moved by the fuss their work has caused to deny that they are predicting a global cooling.

Sun spot decrease is not an ice age say scientists

Farmer's count the cost of drought

Farmer's count the cost of drought

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Wheat yield down 15% thanks to abnormally dry spring. The National Farmer's Union says it expects the UK's wheat harvest to drop by at least 15% this year, blaming drought conditions in the early part of 2011.

Farmer's count the cost of drought

Climate-change drying out Western US, as snows melt

Climate-change drying out Western US, as snows melt

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:15:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The snow-pack that feed the major rivers of the Western US, and the water supplies of 70 million people, is fast receding. And a paper on today's ScienceExpress online magazine shows that rate of decline has not been seen in 800 years of records. That has worrying implications for water security in the West, as the globe warms up.

Climate-change drying out Western US, as snows melt

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Global warming will start to have an effect within the next two decades say researchers from Stanford University who have used historical climate models to make their predictions. The research is published in the new edition of the journal Climate Change and says warmer summers are on the way unless greenhouse gas concentrations stop increasing.

Warmer summers on way with disastrous consequences

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:37:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Water on land can only affect rainfall in certain areas says a new study which could help future planning for droughts and floods. Researchers from Columbia Engineering, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Rutgers University have tried to explain the relationship between water on the earth's surface and atmospheric conditions.

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:22:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

An historical period of high CO2 concentration produced the greenhouse gas at only one tenth of current release rates and the speed of change may be too much for environments to adapt to say geologists.

CO2 release may be too fast for environment to cope say geologists

Megacities gather to tackle climate change

Megacities gather to tackle climate change

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 09:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

One in 12 humans live in megacities and the leaders of more than 70 of the world's largest settlements have met in Sao Paolo to discuss how they can reduce their impact on the climate.

Megacities gather to tackle climate change

''Biodegradable'' label may be bad news for global warming

''Biodegradable'' label may be bad news for global warming

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Biodegradable products may be a double-edged sword environmentally according to new research which shows the speed at which these products decay could be releasing the greenhouse gas methane in to the atmosphere.

''Biodegradable'' label may be bad news for global warming

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 15:39:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Energy production continues to pump more CO2 into the atmosphere and the targets agreed by world leaders to limit warming to 2 degrees are now seriously threatened warns the International Energy Agency.

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

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Rainforest Alliance and UTZ reinvented to fight against climate change.

Posted Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

One positive change, but emissions give centuries of rising sea-levels

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:55:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

The Polar Bear Future-what can we conserve?

Posted Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How forest ecosystems work in NW Europe and the Yukon

Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whales are loving the warm Pacific Arctic.

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How is Your Climate/Can You Help Avoid the Worst Year in History?

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Climate Mitigation from Agriculture is Limited.

Posted Tue, 17 May 2016 09:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How hot is the earth now?

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Antarctic penguin loss reported to be severe.

Posted Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:20:26 GMT by Paul Robinson

Lake disappears as Bolivia dries up.

Posted Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:08:19 GMT by JW Dowey

How thawing permafrost can increase CO2 emissions and accelerate climate change

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:50:21 GMT by Michael Evans

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:10:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Living Buildings: Cladding buildings to help combat effects of climate change

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:37:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Climate change is causing marine life changes quicker than expected

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:09:00 GMT by James Mathews

The emperor has no ice

Posted Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:20:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Temperature, Oxygen and Acidification in the Oceans

Posted Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:39:54 GMT by Dave Armstrong

More climate change targets missed: act now or 2 degree rise likely

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 15:39:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:15:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

That oil palm problem - again?

Posted Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:58:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Urgent action needed to feed growing population in warmer world

Posted Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:14:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts