27 August, 2016 – In Antarctic winter conditions too harsh for research scientists, elephant seals fitted with sensors have collected ocean system data that raises climate change concerns.
26 August, 2016 – Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as feared – but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.
25 August, 2016 – India and China have good reason to cut their greenhouse emissions, scientists say: soot they are producing is damaging their own water resources.
24 August, 2016 – Brazil proclaimed that it would be hosting Rio’s green Olympics. Despite some bright spots, the result was disappointing, our Brazil correspondent says.
23 August, 2016 – Co-operation between species can make ecosystems more resilient, so that marshes beat droughts far faster than they could otherwise, US scientists find.
22 August, 2016 – The perennial question of how clouds affect the Earth’s climate takes another twist, with one study expecting cooling and another the opposite
21 August, 2016 – Halting tree-felling and land clearance is not enough without programmes of forest restoration in degraded areas, scientists say.
20 August, 2016 – Study of natural carbon dioxide reservoirs shows that the greenhouse gas could be safely stored deep in rock formations for tens of thousands of years.
19 August 2016 – New research warns that the growing reliance on smart technologies is leading to a rapid rise in internet energy demand that will push up carbon dioxide emissions.
18 August, 2016 – Reduced production of fruit and vegetables as climate change impacts on agriculture could substantially increase dietary and weight-related factors that contribute to so many deaths worldwide.
17 August, 2015 − New research demonstrates scientifically that armed conflict in ethnically-divided societies could be connected to climate-related extremes of heat or drought.