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.
8 June, 2018 – In theory conservation reserves are set aside to preserve wild creatures. But then the humans move in. Land almost twice the area of India is threatened.
25 May, 2018 – One consequence of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be less nutritious rice, despite growth gains for some other crops.
17 May, 2018 – The kelp forests – those towering submarine tangles of brown seaweeds – may not survive the steady change of ocean chemistry.
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.
29 January, 2018 – Plastic flotsam provides a liferaft for deadly bacteria – and a way of colonising coral reefs with killer infections.
18 January, 2018 – Marine and freshwater fish could one day be in trouble as ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide affect aquatic life.
16 January, 2018 – Coral reefs have always lived near the edge. Now, thanks to global warming, life there is five times more precarious.
22 July, 2017 – As the heat rises, output flags. European scientists have measured every second of a working day as the vineyard heat hits grape pickers.
20 July, 2017 – When the food source fails, the hunter too is at risk. Africa’s hungry aardvarks offer a lesson in climate hazards.
18 July, 2017 – Even a small nuclear war could end global warming. But it would certainly precipitate catastrophic climate change.