24 July, 2017 – Timber rots, cement crumbles, metal corrodes: plastics are there for ever. By 2050 there could be 12 billion tonnes in the world’s landfills.
9 July, 2017 – Climate change is likely to bring bad times for many bee species, and tricky sex problems for marine turtles too.
17 June – Canadian scientists have to think again as unusual Arctic warmth puts shipping at risk and icebergs freeze climate research plans.
13 June, 2017 – As the seas rise, US cities can expect a varied flood risk: some will have more of the worst floods, others more frequent familiar inundations.
7 June, 2017 – Marine reserves can give protection against the impacts of climate change to both sea life and land-dwelling species, including humans.
6 June, 2017 – Wet and dry extremes across the world will become more marked as the planet heats up, evidence from past climates shows.
22 May, 2017 – The world’s second largest ice shelf is in danger of shrinking dramatically within a few decades as the Southern Ocean continues to warm.
10 May, 2017 – Circulation changes caused by warming waters and melting polar ice are the most probable explanations for the rapidly falling levels of oxygen in the ocean.
4 May 2017 – A combination of acidification and global warming could be turning oceans toxic and threatens to destabilise the balance of marine life, say US marine scientists.
30 April, 2017 – Nitrite pollution caused by rising temperatures is changing the chemistry of coastal waters, threatening more algal blooms and zones devoid of fish.
28 April, 2017 – Five US coral reefs are sinking beneath the waves due to the erosion of the sea floor, robbing coastal communities of their natural storm barrier.