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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

Of human frailty; how susceptible are we to the dangers of climate change?

Of human frailty; how susceptible are we to the dangers of climate change?

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:33:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

The comparative geographical long-term effects of global warming, and the issues of responsibility and accountability of those who are arguably the worst offenders. Climate change-related headlines always carry with them a terrible sense of impending doom, and the latest news is no more palatable than the rest. The latest developments highlight the fact that the populations least responsible for the problem of Global Warming are taking the most significant environmental hit.

Of human frailty; how susceptible are we to the dangers of climate change?

No hiding for cattle methane culprits

No hiding for cattle methane culprits

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:50:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Tracking cattle methane directly has taken a step forwards, with new research using GPS and laser technology. With scientists able to point fingers at each methane emission in a herd, there is now potential for measuring the best ways to reduce such emissions. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and reducing releases from cattle is important for knocking back risks from climate change.

No hiding for cattle methane culprits

Is The Great Green Wall The End Of The Line For Desertification?

Is The Great Green Wall The End Of The Line For Desertification?

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:46:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Africa's Great Green Wall gets the go-ahead. The Great Green Wall is an initiative that has been planned for many years by a partnership of eleven African countries in a bid to prevent further desertification by the Sahara. The good news is the project has just got the go-ahead at an international summit in Germany at a review of the efforts of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

Is The Great Green Wall The End Of The Line For Desertification?

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

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

As the earth warms through this century forests will move north into tundra regions while Greenland's ice cover will shrink. Forests will spread north into areas of previously bleak tundra and ice cover once thought to be permanent will retreat uncovering new tundra by the end of this century according to climate scientists from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and South Korea.

Greening of the Arctic as trees march north

Building from beneath - ice-sheets in Antarctica flip glaciologist's ideas on their head

Building from beneath - ice-sheets in Antarctica flip glaciologist's ideas on their head

Posted Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:40:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The miles-thick ice-sheets of Antarctica continue to surprise scientists, as they attempt to prise out the secrets from deep within the southern hemisphere's giant ice locker. Now a survey of the completely ice-submerged Gamburtsev Mountains has glaciologists rethinking ideas of ice-sheet dynamics. The Antarctic ice-sheets form the largest body of freshwater on the planet, making up 60% of all water outside the oceans.

Building from beneath - ice-sheets in Antarctica flip glaciologist's ideas on their head

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?

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If you can't stand the heat, --- !

Posted Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Flood the Pacific islands or don't sell your coal!

Posted Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sea ice helps carbon absorption

Posted Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change affects islands, but one snail hangs on.

Posted Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:14:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Soil carbon is lost with global warming

Posted Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:52:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

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

Jet contrails major contributor to aviation's effect on climate

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:01:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Wildfires are lasting longer

Posted Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

In the ocean depths: scientists track global warming's 'missing heat'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Berkeley Warm-Up

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

Projected California megastorm given added edge by climate change

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

Will drought in Mexico spur surge in emigration to the US?

Posted Sat, 03 Dec 2011 15:25:44 GMT by Michael Clark

Research casts light on planet's future

Posted Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:03:00 GMT by John Dean

Cancun delegates should adjust to reality of 4°C temperature rise

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 09:30:01 GMT by David Hewitt