Bostonians may have grumbled about digging out from almost 2 feet of snow after a historic snowstorm clobbered the Northeast in late January 2022, but it shouldn't have been a surprise. This part of the U.S. has been seeing a lot of storms like this in recent decades.
Wetlands – land consisting of swamps or marshes – have, during the centuries, been demonised as places of pestilence, drained for agriculture or urban development, and polluted or paved over.
The mitigation potential of vegetation-driven biophysical effects is strongly influenced by the background climate and will therefore be influenced by global warming. Based on an ensemble of remote sensing datasets, here we first estimate the temperature sensitivities to changes in leaf area ove ...
Snowfall in a hot desert may seem a contradiction but snow has been recorded several times in the Sahara Desert over the last decades, most recently in January 2022. Thus, snowfall may be unusual but is not unprecedented in the region.
Climate change, soil deterioration, unhealthy trees and excessive use of pesticides have been found to be key factors contributing to the devastating thrips attack that has threatened to decimate the season’s yield from the mango orchards of Muthalamada in Palakkad district.
Mombasa Lenapir briefly strokes the waters of Kenya’s Lake Turkana with his hand as he boards the rickety canoe. A piece of hippo tooth or kalate, dangles from his right earlobe, evidence that he once killed a hippo in his younger years, a rite of passage.
Gardeners are very much aware of climate change since the act of gardening draws our attention to it every day. As Canadians march uneasily towards our 2030 deadline for carbon neutrality, land stewardship is becoming more central to the discussion.
Peering through binoculars from an inflatable motorboat bobbing in frigid waters, polar ecology researchers Michael Wethington and Alex Borowicz scan a rocky outcrop on Antarctica's Andersson Island for splatterings of red-brown guano that might signal a colony of penguins nearby.
With hospitals under strain from COVID-19, we need to safeguard them against another threat set to increase as the world warms. That threat? Flooding. Many Australian hospitals were built on cheap land near rivers.
Scientists in Switzerland assessed potential impacts of climate change on three of the most globally traded crops produced by many tropical smallholder farming systems, coffee, cashew, and avocado crops. Their latest finding offered a not so good news in the coffee-making world, by far the most ...
When looking at our climate, we know our temperature is rising. Globally, annual mean temperatures have risen just over a degree since 1880.
The weekend blizzard that slammed coastal Mid-Atlantic and New England with up to 30.9 inches of snow and howling winds is consistent with climate science research showing how the characteristics of these winter storms are changing.
Risk assessment in today’s economy means evaluating factors far outside the obvious. Moody’s Analytics takes a broad-based view of commercial real estate by examining the world around it and using their vast data analytics capabilities to determine and quantify alternative dimensions of risk.
Let’s face it — hearing about climate change can be overwhelming. We’re told so many of the things we rely on — the way we heat and cool our homes, the cars we drive, and the products we buy — are making climate change worse. But as overwhelming as it can be, there is still reason for hope.
You might think hibernation is just a nap that bears take during the wintertime, but it's really much more complicated and climate based.
Iguanas are falling from trees in Florida as the US Sunshine State is hit with unusually cold weather conditions. In South Florida, temperatures reached a low of -4C (25F) early on Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
Climate change is raising flood risks in neighborhoods across the U.S. much faster than many people realize. Over the next three decades, the cost of flood damage is on pace to rise 26% due to climate change alone, an analysis of our new flood risk maps shows.
The conversion of forests to agricultural land is happening at a mind-boggling speed. Between 2015 and 2020, the rate of deforestation was estimated at around 10 million hectares every year.
Blipfoto members, or ‘blippers’, choose to record a single photo from their day. This unique community of photographers enjoy recording life as they see it. Perspectives on climate are often presented as ad hoc events so it’s not often we get to see a global perspective of public opinion and per ...
We human beings need plants for our survival. Everything we eat consists of plants or animals that depend on plants somewhere along the food chain. Plants also form the backbone of natural ecosystems, and they absorb about 30 percent of all the carbon dioxide emitted by humans each year. But as ...
The world could lose half of its best coffee-growing land under a moderate climate change scenario. Brazil, which is the currently world’s largest coffee producer, will see its most suitable coffee-growing land decline by 79%.
Climate change is threatening to destroy treasures buried in the UK as the soils that protect them dry out. A Roman toilet seat, the world's oldest boxing glove, and the oldest handwritten letter by a woman are some of the extraordinary objects discovered in at-risk British peatlands.
As the arctic warms four times faster than the global average, Europe’s only indigenous population is under threat. For centuries, the Sámi people have herded reindeer throughout northern Europe.
Rising temperatures are leading to a surge in demand for cooling. But, ironically, the more we rely on energy-intensive air conditioners, the more the planet warms. What are the other options?
Perth smashed its previous heatwave records last week, after sweltering through six days in a row over 40℃—and 11 days over 40℃ this summer so far. On top of that, Perth has suffered widespread power outages and a bushfire in the city's north.
As climate change increases and oceans warm up, it could have a huge impact on the fishing industry due to fish populations shifting from the waters of one country to another, according to a new Canadian study.
As part of the Saudi Green Initiative, which was launched last year with the aim of tackling climate change, reducing carbon emissions and improving the environment, 10 billion mangrove trees will be planted across the Kingdom.
A recent pilot study by the Bank of Canada and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) highlighted that slow action on climate change will increase the related financial risks.
A study has suggested that many rockpool species are threatened by climate change and would not survive crossing the Channel's currents. The University of Exeter's study focused on the St Piran's hermit crab, which appeared in Cornwall in 2016.
Two new studies led by a North Carolina State University researcher offer a preview of what electricity consumers on the West Coast could experience under two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat due to climate change strains power supplies, and one where the grid shifts toward r ...
Scientists will study how rising temperatures affect trees, plants, wildlife and humans who use the park. Central Park means a lot of things to New Yorkers: playground, meeting place, natural oasis, arts venue and movie set, to name just a few.
For many it goes unnoticed, but climate change is a serious threat in Yucatan , and as an example, the octopus endemic to the region, the Maya Octopus, sensitive to temperature changes, can “abandon” the local coast in the next 50 years and migrate to other areas to survive.
The climate crisis is real and is impacting everyone on the planet. While the individual choice to live a sustainable life is commendable, businesses also have a critical role to play. They must help protect our planet for future generations, securing the economy, protecting their businesses and ...
The Egyptian President Abdel Fatah ElSisi attended the main session titled 'From Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh: Combating Climate Change' during the second-day activities of the World Youth Forum, which was held last week in the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, under the slogan 'Back Together'.
You probably noticed a lot of weird weather in 2021. From record-breaking deluges and tropical storms to drought-stricken landscapes that erupted in wildfire, the nation seemed to lurch from one weather-related disaster to the next.
Last year joined the list of the seven warmest years on record, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday, and was also the seventh consecutive year when the global temperature has been more than 1°C above pre-industrial levels; edging closer to the limit laid out under the 2015 Paris Agreement on ...
Of the 21 cities to host the Winter Olympics, only Sapporo, Japan would be able to provide fair and safe conditions to stage them again by the end of the century if greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced, said a University of Waterloo study released on Tuesday.
Cuba’s location in the Caribbean Sea makes it especially vulnerable to the impacts of global warming, but the island nation has embarked on a plan to combat that threat that began in 2017 and is envisioned to span the entire 21st century.
Climate change and environmental degradation are among the gravest threats to humanity, says a new report.
India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, known as the Land of Gods, is facing the dual challenge of climate change and migration. The incidence of glacier bursts, flash floods, unseasonal torrential rains, forest fires, and landslides have swelled in the state. The dwindling population is another ...
For Africa, 2021 was the third-warmest year on record, tied with 2019. Even as the continent clocks record-breaking temperatures, adaptation efforts are failing to keep pace, marred by planning gaps and financing woes.
The world witnessed record-breaking climate and weather disasters in 2021, from destructive flash floods that swept through mountain towns in Europe and inundated subway systems in China and the U.S., to heat waves and wildfires. Typhoon Rai killed over 400 people in the Philippines; Hurricane I ...
Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Co-Founder and President, Igarapé Institute, has spent most of her life working to build coalitions for collective action and says it will take broad and diverse networks of people to tackle the biggest challenges in the world.
Among the flurry of futuristic investments that Canadian French fry empire McCain Foods Ltd. has been making, probably the most interesting has been an indoor lettuce farm.
Last year, lumber turned into the surprise superstar of the U.S. economy when it briefly outperformed bitcoin, gold, and the S&P 500 to become “the hottest commodity on the planet.”
If 2021 was the wake up call, then 2022 is the year of taking the urgent action needed to combat climate change. The past year has been rife with alarming extreme weather events and rapidly changing weather patterns that have brought urgent action to tackle climate change to the top of the world ...
The British military is currently “too slow and resistant to change”, according to Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the UK’s chief of defence staff. The urgent always takes priority over the important. But in the context of one of the world’s biggest security issues – climate change – threats and adapt ...
The volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma caused widespread havoc for nearly three months, but did its emissions have any impact on Earth's atmosphere longer term?
There could be global warming of 4C by the end of this century despite pledges made at the COP26 climate summit, according to a new report.
The U.N. climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, brought a series of positive steps for implementing the Paris Agreement. It also reinvigorated U.S.-China cooperation and offered opportunities for voluntary initiatives on methane and forests.