Climate Change News News Archive

10 Results for August 2012

Antarctica Warmth ‘Unusual, But Not Unique’ - August 23, 2012

The recent Antarctic Peninsula temperature rise and associated ice loss is unusual but not unprecedented, according to research.

New System Could Predict Solar Flares, Give Advance Warning - August 14, 2012

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.

Creating A Habitable Island Made Of Garbage In The Pacific Ocean - August 9, 2012

By doing so it hope to provide a solution to one of the world’s major environmental problems – the North Pacific Garbage Patch.

Study Finds More of Earth Is Hotter and Says Global Warming Is at Work - August 8, 2012

Climate-change skeptics routinely accuse Dr. Hansen of manipulating the temperature record to make global warming seem more serious.

U.S. Heat Waves of 2011 Linked Directly to Man-Made Climate Change - August 8, 2012

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.

Half of US Counties Now Considered Disaster Areas - August 6, 2012

After a summer of extreme weather patterns, half of the country is classified as disaster zones.

Barge Runs Aground On Mississippi River; Historic Drought Continues - August 3, 2012

The Greenville closure affects a 10-mile stretch of the Lower Mississippi.

Chronic Drought, Extreme Weather Patterns ‘The New Normal,’ Researchers Say - August 3, 2012

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.

Rare Earth Metals Under Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet Could Trigger Mining Rush - August 3, 2012

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.

Ex-Sceptic Says Humans To Blame For Global Warming - August 1, 2012

Richard Muller, a physicist at the University of California at Berkeley, now says there is strong evidence that humans are indeed warming the planet.

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