25 June, 2018 – With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.
21 June, 2018 – The Antarctic buffer which has for millennia sheltered the continent’s huge inland ice sheet is being battered by seaborne wave action.
15 June, 2018 – Tropical cyclones are slowing down. Hurricanes have lost their hurry. Paradoxically, this is bad news: they have more time to work their mischief.
13 June, 2018 – Rising sea levels and recurrent floods mean more homeless Bangladeshis, with unpredictably changing rainfall patterns compounding their plight.
18 May, 2018 – Hurricane forces are accelerating, and devastating floods can be linked to warmer oceans. But climate change is not the only factor.
17 May, 2018 – The kelp forests – those towering submarine tangles of brown seaweeds – may not survive the steady change of ocean chemistry.
9 May, 2018 – People on low-lying coral atolls need not wait until the rising seas lap at their feet. It’s the island freshwater that is first at risk.
30 April, 2018 – British and American scientists are joining forces to research the melting of an Antarctic glacier in what they are calling a race against time.
27 April, 2018 – Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the ice can only hold these indestructible pollutants for so long.
26 April, 2018 – Changes in Arctic currents today appear to reflect similar changes thousands of years ago – in the North Pacific. Scientists think they may be linked.
25 April, 2018 – US scientists have good news about prospects for coral survival on one of the world’s great reefs, threatened by climate change.