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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

Rising temperatures will affect forests carbon storage role says study

Rising temperatures will affect forests carbon storage role says study

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 12:10:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

As temperatures rise forest soils will store less carbon says a new study but, according to Jerry Melillo, trees may see carbon-storing growth spurts too. However, the increased temperature also speeded up the nitrogen cycle, enabling trees to store more carbon, partially offsetting the CO2 released from decaying matter in the soil.

Rising temperatures will affect forests carbon storage role says study

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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

Ice sheets react to short cold snaps, study finds

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:00:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Ice shelf collapse causes glacial surge

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

Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems

Posted Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Doomsday climate change messages make public skeptical

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:00:53 GMT by David Hewitt

Using icebergs to solve southern European water shortages

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

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

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

Ploughing into the effect of crop tillage on greenhouse gas emissions

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:43:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Arctic ozone hole moving south

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:37:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Global warming and habitat choice

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Extreme weather motivates greener behaviour

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