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Melting icebergs linked to carbon dioxide absorption

Melting icebergs linked to carbon dioxide absorption

Posted Sun, 27 Mar 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Scientists have discovered that the movement and melting of icebergs plays an important role in distributing phytoplankton and consequently absorbing and removing carbon dioxide from the oceans. The new findings have major implications for global climate research and management.

Melting icebergs linked to carbon dioxide absorption

Cut CO2 and the rains will flow

Cut CO2 and the rains will flow

Posted Sat, 26 Mar 2011 18:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Decreasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere causes more rain to be wrung from the clouds, according to research published in Geophysical Research Letters. That change in rainfall can go both ways, with decreasing precipitation as CO2 levels rise - and it happens faster than the overall global change in temperature.

Cut CO2 and the rains will flow

The canary is tweeting - Arctic winter ice ties lowest level ever

The canary is tweeting - Arctic winter ice ties lowest level ever

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:06:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

March's Arctic winter-ice peak has just been called by the NSDIC, and it's low. This year's level is tied with the lowest ever recorded sea-ice extent - also seen this decade in 2006. The Arctic is probably seeing the fastest rates of change due to global warming, marking it out as an early warning of the dangers faced. Will anyone listen before this canary keels over?

The canary is tweeting - Arctic winter ice ties lowest level ever

Climate Change Has Huge Effect On Birdlife

Climate Change Has Huge Effect On Birdlife

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Climate change is having a bigger effect than previously thought on bird species. There is no doubt that climate change is affecting many ecological events, such as flowering and reproduction seasons in animals. In the case of birdlife, there is growing evidence that this effect is particularly profound.

Climate Change Has Huge Effect On Birdlife

Biofuels may not be as green as you might think - new study sheds light on 'con'

Biofuels may not be as green as you might think - new study sheds light on 'con'

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:41:01 GMT by Helen Roddis

Biofuels produced in Africa but destined for use in Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, according to a new report. Some species of the succulent Jatropha genus are widely promoted as easily grown crops, and oil from the seeds is used extensively in many developing countries to produce biofuel. However, the new report contradicts the 'green image' of biofuels, which are widely considered to be a renewable alternative to fossil fuels.

Biofuels may not be as green as you might think - new study sheds light on 'con'

Is the clock ticking on Earth Hour?

Is the clock ticking on Earth Hour?

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:21:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Earth Hour annual event to raise the profile of climate change faces criticism. Started in 2007, Earth Hour might be facing a ticking clock. Criticism is growing. There are allegations of ''tokenism'' and that it is an ineffectual response. A darling of large corporations who want to align themselves with a brand to increase their green credibility might be, in themselves damaging what began as an underground zeitgeist.

Is the clock ticking on Earth Hour?

A review of climatic history following a new look at Antarctic ice cores

A review of climatic history following a new look at Antarctic ice cores

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A review of Antarctic ice cores by German physicists, leads to an expansion of the accepted hypothesis of climatic history. Researchers have reconstructed temperature fluctuations in Antarctica for the last million years by studying ice cores. Up until now the presumption has been that these fluctuations were triggered by the global effect of climatic changes in the northern hemisphere.

A review of climatic history following a new look at Antarctic ice cores

Extreme weather motivates greener behaviour

Extreme weather motivates greener behaviour

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:21:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

People who live through extreme weather catastrophes are more concerned about climate change and are more willing to adopt greener habits to help tackle it, say environmental behaviour scientists. Researchers at the Universities of Cardiff and Nottingham suggest that when individuals have experienced extreme weather events in their local area, such as flooding, they are more prepared to reduce how much energy they use in an effort to minimise climate change.

Extreme weather motivates greener behaviour

Are we in the first 'hyperthermal' for 40 million years?

Are we in the first 'hyperthermal' for 40 million years?

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:57:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Starting 50 million years ago, repeated spikes in temperature pushed life on earth to the brink. Now new research published in Nature has shown that these hyperthermals were more common at that time than originally thought. With these events being linked to massive outpourings of CO2, they may have much to teach us, as we head into the first hyperthermal in tens of millions of years.

Are we in the first 'hyperthermal' for 40 million years?

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen; how global warming impacts Corn yields

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen; how global warming impacts Corn yields

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:30:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

It's actually happening; after years of forewarnings Global Warming is now demonstrably affecting the way that we live and adversely impacting certain regions of the world. A recent study conducted by research scientists based at Stanford University, California was reported at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the results showed how increased temperatures have proved harmful to Corn crops in Africa.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen; how global warming impacts Corn yields

A worrying rate of ozone depletion is found above the Arctic

A worrying rate of ozone depletion is found above the Arctic

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:03:46 GMT by Nikki Bruce

New data illustrates the rapid rate of ozone loss above the Arctic. The ozone is destroyed when products from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are converted into aggressive substances, this happens when they come into contact with extremely cold conditions and there has long been a link between climate change and the loss of the ozone. Filed in environmental issues: ozone/climate change.

A worrying rate of ozone depletion is found above the Arctic

Hottest hit hardest - Africa's maize vulnerable to warming climate

Hottest hit hardest - Africa's maize vulnerable to warming climate

Posted Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:16:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The impact of global warming on maize yields in the tropics has not been fully appreciated, according to new research in the inaugural issue of Nature Climate Change. Yields can fall by more than 20% for most areas, when subject to a drought plus a 1 degree C rise in temperature. But the new research also offers a potential avenue for fast-tracking such crop studies, in other climate-change prone areas. Filed in environmental issues: climate change.

Hottest hit hardest - Africa's maize vulnerable to warming climate

Communities warned to prepare for effects of climate change along the UK coastline

Communities warned to prepare for effects of climate change along the UK coastline

Posted Sun, 13 Mar 2011 10:50:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A recent report had warned communities of the impending disruption that will be caused by rising sea levels and stormy conditions. The report, titled 'Impacts of Climate Change on Disadvantaged UK Costal Communitites' examines the current impact that the changing climate has already had on the coastline and predicts the effects that it will have by 2080. Filed in environmental issues: climate change.

Communities warned to prepare for effects of climate change along the UK coastline

UN report backs green farming for the future

UN report backs green farming for the future

Posted Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:57:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Large scale agricultural production is not the answer to food shortages and climate change says a UN report which backs smaller producers and green farming methods. Environmentalists everywhere will welcome the news that the United Nations is backing more ecological agriculture; not just for its green benefits but in order to produce an estimated doubling of yields in areas affected by food shortages. Filed in environmental issues: food/agriculture/climate.

UN report backs green farming for the future

More ice leaving polar ice sheets than ever before

More ice leaving polar ice sheets than ever before

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:34:01 GMT by Louise Murray

A new NASA-funded satellite study of the polar ice sheets shows an alarming accelerating trend of ice loss from both Greenland and Antarctica. Combined with losses from mountain glaciers and ice caps this could result in a global sea level rise of 32cm as early as 2050. Filed in environmental issues: Sea Levels/Climate

More ice leaving polar ice sheets than ever before

Projected California megastorm given added edge by climate change

Projected California megastorm given added edge by climate change

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Recurring mega-storms hit California every 200 years, and the impact of the next one could be huge, according to a USC economist. At $1 trillion in economic loss, a potential megastorm could easily exceed the damage from the projected San Andreas earthquake - and climate change is boosting their destructive potential.

Projected California megastorm given added edge by climate change

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WMO and others at Montreal climate change conference

Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Trees lose out to climate change

Posted Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Relicts are natural ecological laboratories

Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Oceania sinks, and like New Zealand, we have to help

Posted Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:48:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Atlantic/Pacific climate links cause US and island calamity

Posted Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:09:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The emperor has no ice

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

Ice influence will prevent some cold spells

Posted Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:26:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Even more carbon emitted from tropical forests!

Posted Mon, 26 May 2014 07:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Melting Antarctic ice and sea levels

Posted Fri, 09 May 2014 14:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change and permafrost loss

Posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Destroying Amazonian forest cuts rainfall

Posted Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:21:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

History may hold the key to future climate change consequences

Posted Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:30:01 GMT by David Hewitt

Ice shelf collapse causes glacial surge

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:50:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Global warming can lead to a colder Britain

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:19:02 GMT by Michael Evans

Food harvests dragged lower by global warming

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 18:11:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Carbon in Polar permafrost 'behind ancient global warming'

Posted Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:30:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Driest March for 50 years in UK prompts fears of summer drought

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:07:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Berkeley Warm-Up

Posted Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Arctic scythe laying the ice-sheets low

Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:20:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

New UN Climate Law: Protection or otherwise?

Posted Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:55:00 GMT by Paromita Pain