Wildlife faces climate’s survival and sex problems

9 July, 2017 – Climate change is likely to bring bad times for many bee species, and tricky sex problems for marine turtles too.

Climate change may increase California’s rain

8 July, 2017 – In a warmer world California’s rain may be more ample than today. But so far most climate scientists foresee more drought.

Sahel monsoon may see African drylands bloom

7 July, 2017 – Suddenly, a drought-stricken African region could benefit from a Sahel monsoon, with climate change storm clouds breaking over Chad and Mali.

Human growth lessens wildfire risk

6 July, 2017 – Wildfire is a natural hazard – and a natural part of the grassland ecosystem. Against expectation, the world’s fires are burning low.

Antarctic wildlife may change as climate warms

3 July, 2017 – As the ice retreats, there’s more room for Antarctic wildlife to grow. But that may not be good news for the life already there.

Amazon dams plan is set to cost the Earth

29 June, 2017 – It’s one thing to harness a river. It’s quite another to build a series of Amazon dams and control the life of the planet’s richest habitat.

Warming puts Ethiopia’s coffee in peril

28 June, 2017 – Climate change could take the steam out of Ethiopia’s coffee business. But espresso-addicts need not despair, say plant scientists.

High-flying insects expand Ethiopia’s malaria zone

23 June, 2017 – In a warming world new opportunities open up for disease-bearing mosquitoes, spreading Ethiopia’s malaria zone to higher altitudes.

Finding when humans first altered the planet’s geology

10 June, 2017 – Stone Age humans changed a landscape. Then time buried the evidence. Now researchers have unearthed the moment of the earliest human impact on the planet.

Warmer climate raises extinction risk

9 June, 2017 – Climate change is multiplying existing threats to much of the natural world, and more species face an unparalleled extinction risk.

Hopes rise for longer-term climate forecasts

8 June, 2017 – A study of the interaction between sunlight, air, water and foliage should lead to better longer-term climate forecasts, scientists say.