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New evidence confirms manifestation of ancient mega-drought

New evidence confirms manifestation of ancient mega-drought

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:48:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Evidence of ancient mega-drought may help to predict future climatory developments. international Scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory are to be believed, our hunter-gatherer ancestors were experiencing something of an ecological disaster during this time - a large-scale environmental 'Mega-drought'- which left animal and human lifeforms fighting for survival in an unforgiving climate amidst an agriculturally-redundant landscape.

New evidence confirms manifestation of ancient mega-drought

Global Warming; the early warning signs

Global Warming; the early warning signs

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:32:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

If you thought Winter 2010 was cold, think again. Over 56,000,000 years ago, our world experienced Arctic conditions which even the warmest, hardiest of UGG boots wouldn’t have weathered, but after many years of glacial temperatures the Arctic experienced a sudden change. Global warming occurred in the Arctic many years before it became the go-to cause for modern-day environmental activists.

Global Warming; the early warning signs

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:04:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A recent report has found that 68% of New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches are eroding. A report titled 'National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Historical Shoreline Change along the New England and Mid-Atlantic Coasts', the fifth report of its kind, has recently been issued by the U.S Geological Survey.

New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

North Central US prepares for spring floods, again

North Central US prepares for spring floods, again

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:13:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

Floods forecast for North Central US for the third year running. A recent forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted that there will be major flooding in the North Central region of the United States this spring for the third consecutive year.

North Central US prepares for spring floods, again

China not on board with CO2 - why a 16% cut means rising emissions

China not on board with CO2 - why a 16% cut means rising emissions

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:02:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

China's Premier pledged Sunday to cut carbon emissions intensity, by over 16% for the next 5 years. Whilst such a number sounds impressive, when it comes to global warming it's the total emissions that matter. There the story is not so promising. Whilst this pledge is part of a 20-year plan to reduce carbon intensity by 40-45% by 2020, relative to 2005, reducing the intensity of emissions is not the same as reducing total emissions.

China not on board with CO2 - why a 16% cut means rising emissions

Did ice-melt in the Arctic dry up the Nile 16,000 years ago?

Did ice-melt in the Arctic dry up the Nile 16,000 years ago?

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

In the recent past, melting events in the far north have had dramatic effects across continents further south, scientists say. A megadrought some 16,000 years ago dried up the Nile, and Africa's great lakes, according to a new paper in Science. This event may well have been linked to rapid glacial outpourings from North American ice sheets around the same time.

Did ice-melt in the Arctic dry up the Nile 16,000 years ago?

Climate change raises dust bowl specter for Southwest United States

Climate change raises dust bowl specter for Southwest United States

Posted Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:36:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Droughts and dust storms are being predicted by government scientists studying plant growth and soil erosion in the Southwest United States. Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of California, Los Angeles studied plants and soils in the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of south east Utah over a 20 year period.

Climate change raises dust bowl specter for Southwest United States

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

With the latest report from the Commerce Department clearing NOAA scientists of any wrong-doing in the Climategate affair, it's time to lay the ghost of those false accusations to rest. The way forward lies in a renewed and open dialogue with the public, to rebuild the trust eroded over the affair. As the reality of global warming continues to bite, the need to tell the story honestly and passionately is more apparent than ever.

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

'Climategate' story shook faith in global warming science

'Climategate' story shook faith in global warming science

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:10:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Weathercasters can be a trusted source for information on global warming but study finds their faith was rocked by 'Climategate' emails. The men and women who bring us our daily TV weather forecasts had their belief in global warming and faith in climate scientists damaged by the 'Climategate' scandal say researchers at George Mason University.

'Climategate' story shook faith in global warming science

The gender divide reaches climate change

The gender divide reaches climate change

Posted Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:44:01 GMT by Rachel England

Studies indicate gender discrepancies in climate change. New research indicates that the gender divide has spilled over into the climate change debate, with a French report suggesting that men are bigger eco-offenders than women.

The gender divide reaches climate change

The world will get warmer, deal with it

The world will get warmer, deal with it

Posted Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:48:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Even if all the world's factories shut down tomorrow and all the cars were taken off the roads, the planet would still get steadily warmer, scientists have warned. That is according to a team of scientists at the University of Washington who believe that, far from being just one of several possible future scenarios, a warmer global climate is now inevitable thanks to the sheer volume of carbon that has been released into the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

The world will get warmer, deal with it

Predicted long-term drought in the Horn of Africa

Predicted long-term drought in the Horn of Africa

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 07:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Scientists predict that a warming Indian Ocean will create drought conditions in Kenya and Ethiopia. Regular droughts have long been regarded as a feature of eastern Africa, but over the past 20 years the frequency of these droughts has noticeably increased. According to new research published in Climate Dynamics, this is likely to continue as global temperatures continue to rise.

Predicted long-term drought in the Horn of Africa

Can plants evolve fast enough to cope with climate change?

Can plants evolve fast enough to cope with climate change?

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Louise Murray

New research in Australia gives real hope that plants can respond to climate change, by rapidly evolving. This is the first study, published in the Journal of Ecology that shows just how widespread this ability is in plants.

Can plants evolve fast enough to cope with climate change?

New farming methods to reduce greenhouse gases and improve yields

New farming methods to reduce greenhouse gases and improve yields

Posted Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:25:00 GMT by Michael Evans

By drilling a field in foot wide strips, nine inches deep, and planting maize and adding nitrate fertiliser at the same time, this increases yields and reduces the amount of nitrate escaping into the atmosphere as nitrous oxide. Although carbon dioxide (CO2) is widely held to be the major contributor to global warming, scientists believe that the contribution of nitrous oxide (N2O) is about 300 times more than CO2.

New farming methods to reduce greenhouse gases and improve yields

Global warming can lead to a colder Britain

Global warming can lead to a colder Britain

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

Scientists believe that a shrinking Arctic ice cap is introducing warmer fresh water into the Atlantic to slow the warming effects of the Gulf Stream and cool down northwest Europe as a consequence. Britain has just suffered its coldest winter for 100 years, bringing freezing, snowy weather that paralysed the country. Scientists say that these icy winters could become a regular feature simply because the world is getting warmer.

Global warming can lead to a colder Britain

8,000 years of man made environmental impact

8,000 years of man made environmental impact

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:00:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Man has been influencing Earth's climate for at least 8,000 years say Swiss researchers. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire; the Black Death, and the colonisation of the Americas all had a significant impact on the environment due to changes in forestation. Early man began by clearing woody areas to improve hunting and gathering opportunities. Next the first farmers had a larger impact by clearing forest for early slash and burn agriculture.

8,000 years of man made environmental impact

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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

Costing 21st Century coastal flooding

Posted Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:16:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Winners and losers in the great warming!

Posted Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Remember November? it was HOT

Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

COP19 descends to walk-outs

Posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:16:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The players on the Warsaw pitch

Posted Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Climate change causes tree 'migration'

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:25:00 GMT by James Mathews

Flood and fire - climate change warnings from Irene and Texas?

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:03:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Climategate: NOAA in the clear, time to reclaim the debate

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Examining Ice Age Hominins' adaptability to Climate Change

Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:10:00 GMT by James Mathews

Farmer's count the cost of drought

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

New system to verify urban CO2 cuts

Posted Mon, 14 May 2012 19:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Europe's climate fate decided by tussle between oceanic currents

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Socking it to soot could clean air and save ice caps

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:43:25 GMT by Martin Leggett

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

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

Glacier melt 'less serious' study suggests

Posted Fri, 04 May 2012 09:57:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop