Arctic

Cold war spurred Arctic climate research

28 January, 2017 – Western post-war scientific studies in the Arctic were primarily driven by military concerns about Soviet activities in the region.

May urged to melt Trump’s climate doubts

27 January, 2017 – A British scientist says the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, should try to dispel Donald Trump’s climate doubts at their meeting today.

Trump seeks to gag US scientists

26 January, 2017 – The new administration headed by President Donald Trump is limiting the ability of some US scientists to share their findings openly.

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Climate change caused Middle East dust storm

24 January, 2017 – The reason for the giant 2015 dust storm in the Middle East was climate change, not the Syrian conflict, and more could follow.

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Human actions caused 2016’s record heat

20 January, 2017 – As climate change doubter Donald Trump is inaugurated as president of the US, 2016 is officially declared the hottest year on record.

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US faces ‘abrupt and substantial’ crop losses

19 January, 2017 – Rising temperatures will lead to massive crop losses in the US, which will increase prices and cause problems for developing countries, says international study.

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New map reveals how roads devastate nature

17 January, 2017 – Scientists call for urgent protection of ecologically valuable roadless areas as map shows that roads lead to loss of biodiversity and damage to ecosystems.

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Solar power to rise from nuclear ashes

12 January, 2017 – Chinese companies plan to spend $1 billion over the next two years building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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Flood and hurricane risk varies widely across US

7 January, 2017 – New evidence based on groundwater and stream flow reveals mixed messages for the United States, as flood and hurricane frequency depends on region.

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Climate link to glacier retreat now irrefutable

23 December, 2016 – By studying evidence of the retreat of glaciers around the globe over a period of a century, scientists believe they have found an irrefutable link to climate change.

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Global warming already causing local extinctions

20 December, 2016 – Local extinctions due to global warming have occurred in almost half of plant and animal species, new research reveals, with the tropics experiencing the most pronounced loss.