Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.
New research suggests that climate change has mysteriously caused lakes in a northern protected area to nearly double in size, forcing a herd of at-risk bison off some of their best habitat.
Scientists want to give the farming community better information about which crop strains are better suited to changing weather and soil conditions
DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests rising temperatures in small bodies of water, like ponds, could accelerate global warming.
The temperature of the North Sea is increasing with climate change. Good news for immigrant species - bad news for cold-loving residents.
As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease.
Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased.
When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate, there has to be something serious going on.
With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.
Project would involve 10 million devices and cost $500 billion US
Climate change is altering the useful qualities of some plants, a Montreal botanist says, and changing the way some Indigenous people in northern Canada live.
How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study finds an ice cap in southern Norway to be ‘exceptionally sensitive’ to climate change.
Research co-led by the Australian National University (ANU) claims that the actions of humans are causing the earth's climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.
Celebrating Nile Day. The Rive Nile stretches an estimated 4,132 miles from its source to its mouth north in Egypt, which makes it the world’s second longest river after Amazon. It is shared by more than five states which 17 years ago conceived an idea of a body, Nile Basin Initiative [NBI], thr ...
University of Kwazulu-Natal — -Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa's fynbos region - a floral region with plants unique to South Africa ...
Wildfires are severe conditions that can inflict significant damages in lives and communities, especially in more wildfire prone areas such as western North America and southern regions of Australia.
World is actually wasting one-third of the food we produce, the equivalent of 2.6 trillion dollars.Climate change must be urgently addressed to ensure global food security, according to experts speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
The new administration in Washington is dominated by fossil fuel interests and has resumed the mantra of “Drill, baby, drill!.” Deep sea drilling, mining in protected and sometimes fragile environments, mountaintop removal, fracking, and massive pipeline projects are all back on the table. It’s ...
Prague, Feb 8 (CTK) - The shape of the Czech landscape will fundamentally change in the years to come due to the warming because spruces, which now form up to a half of all forests in the country, need much water, which is short in many places, daily Pravo has written.
Warmer winters, prolonged drought, and other effects of global warming multiply the threat of fire in these communities
From Wordsworth’s gardens to the south’s white cliffs and salmon rivers in Wales, climate change is wrecking historic sites, finds report
Their numbers vary enormously from year to year, but warmer weather will provide wasps with more favourable conditions
Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.
The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops.
Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country's most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent.
Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.
Species are on the move across the world as rising temperatures allow some to extend there range, while others are forced to flee
Coastal ecosystems and aquifers will be greatly affected by climate change, not only from rising temperatures and more volatile weather, including changes in precipitation patterns, but also from sea level rise.
Researchers have succeeded in documenting an extremely rare case of evolutionary adaptation “in action” among wild snow voles.
We don’t want the Earth to warm more than 1.5–2°C (2.7-3.6°F) compared to the pre-industrial climate.
Extreme climate events cost Europe €400 billion between 1980 and 2013, a report by the European Environment Agency has found. And the cost is rising. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of researchers—including an expert from The University of Manchester.
Europe and northern hemisphere are warming at faster pace than the global average and ‘multiple climatic hazards’ are expected, says study
Coral reefs that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by global warming remain deeply damaged, with little prospect of full recovery, researchers said Wednesday.
Southern and southeastern regions of Europe will face the continent's most adverse effects from climate change as heatwaves and droughts become more intense and frequent, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.
On the 20th of this month, Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States.
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet - India's highest decision making body - on Tuesday gave its approval to ratify the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). .
Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.
New research provides insight into the role of independent monitoring approaches in enhancing transparency in the land use sector
PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 23 2017 (IPS) - Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story — another pest infestation on an even larger scale.
An interview with scientist Bruno Locatelli on improving the design of climate change projects
Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species.
One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate, research suggests.
Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk
Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries
CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 19 2017 (IPS) - The new political power of business magnate Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States, will have ramifications for every global region, including the Pacific Islands.
Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures.
CARLINI BASE, Antarctica (Reuters) - On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina's Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.
Scientists found for each additional day with temperatures above 86 degrees Fahrenheit, maize and soybean yields are reduced by 5 percent.