10 Results for August 2012
The recent Antarctic Peninsula temperature rise and associated ice loss is unusual but not unprecedented, according to research.
Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation.
By doing so it hope to provide a solution to one of the world’s major environmental problems – the North Pacific Garbage Patch.
Climate-change skeptics routinely accuse Dr. Hansen of manipulating the temperature record to make global warming seem more serious.
A new analysis shows that there is "virtually no explanation other than climate change" for extreme heat events, including last year's scorching weather in Texas and Oklahoma.
After a summer of extreme weather patterns, half of the country is classified as disaster zones.
The Greenville closure affects a 10-mile stretch of the Lower Mississippi.
The researchers said such climatic extremes are the result of global warming, and that today's weather, decades from now, will seem moderate in comparison.
For Greenpeace, the urgent demand for renewable energy technology means mining for rare earths can be an environmentally beneficial activity – provided it is done in the right way.
Richard Muller, a physicist at the University of California at Berkeley, now says there is strong evidence that humans are indeed warming the planet.