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Climate Change News

Earth Science News. From earthquakes and hurricanes to global warming and energy use, read the latest research news here.

 

The world's first really green oil deal

Ecuador's £3.6bn scheme to save its rainforest from exploitation could point the way to sparing other th ...

Thursday, August 12,2010

Putting the heat on climate change's 'bikini babes'

Are swimsuit specials a thoughtful, clever way of arousing interest in climate change? Or are they little ...

Wednesday, August 4,2010

Car fumes raise spectre of 1980s revival nobody wants...acid rain

Thirty years ago it was one of the great environmental issues, along with the hole in the ozone layer and ...

Wednesday, July 14,2010

'£80 cost' of hidden taxes to combat climate change

Households are typically being charged more than £80 a year in hidden taxes to help combat the impact of ...

Wednesday, July 14,2010

Over 25% of flowers face extinction many before they are even discovered

Scientists say human activity could spell end for a quarter of all flowering plants, with huge impact on ...

Monday, July 12,2010

The world's rubbish dump: a tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan

A "plastic soup" of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an ...

Tuesday, June 15,2010

What's the carbon footprint of ... a pint of beer?

Too much beer can add to your footprint as well as your waistline – especially if it's imported Too mu ...

Friday, June 4,2010

A mighty wind

The effects of Greenland's extraordinary weather patterns are felt worldwide - they influence the movemen ...

Tuesday, May 25,2010

British summer is coming earlier each year, study finds

Scientists say onset of British summer has become increasingly early in the last 50 years, consistent wit ...

Thursday, May 6,2010

The Good Earth

The planet is greener and cleaner than you think. Now, That's Good News.So here's the good news: Our air ...

Friday, April 30,2010

10 Ways to Make Your Business Environmentally Friendly

Green Business is Good for the Bottom Line. Operating a green business is not only good for the environme ...

Monday, April 26,2010

How About 'Earth Day Resolutions'?

Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day there are signs of collective and individual ac ...

Friday, April 23,2010

Being greener in your home

5 Simple steps to make your home and lifestyle a little more environmentally friendly 1. Revamp your ward ...

Friday, April 16,2010

The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle?

Political and business leaders gather this week in an attempt to revive the world's faltering challenge t ...

Tuesday, April 13,2010

Drought turns southern China into arid plain

Drought turns southern China into arid plain Drought turns southern China into arid plainIt is hard to im ...

Tuesday, April 13,2010

'humans too stupid to stop climate change'

Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from affecting how we live on the Earth, according to Jam ...

Tuesday, March 30,2010

Drought crippling southwest China

Over 50 million people are affected by a severe drought in southwest China, according to Xinhua, the nati ...

Friday, March 26,2010

Rising seas claim island at centre of 30-year dispute

India and Bangladesh will fight no more over speck of land in Bay of Bengal India and Bangladesh will fig ...

Thursday, March 25,2010

Britain. A breath of foul air

The UK faces £300m in fines after failing to meet EU pollution targets, but Britons also pay the price w ...

Wednesday, March 24,2010

World votes to continue trading in species on verge of extinction

Their sheer size and strength have made them among the most celebrated of endangered species, yet they ha ...

Friday, March 19,2010

500 species of plants and animals vanish because of humans, says study

Nearly 500 species of plants and animals have disappeared in England in the past 200 years, according to ...

Tuesday, March 16,2010

Five Ways to Help Save the Planet in 30 Minutes or Less

Five Ways to Help Save the Planet in 30 Minutes or Less - Invest half an hour to protect the environment ...

Tuesday, March 9,2010

Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve, say experts

Conservationists say rate of new species slower than diversity loss caused by the destruction of habitats ...

Tuesday, March 9,2010

Evidence of Rapid Sea Rise Found in Coastal Cave in Mediterranean

An examination of mineral deposits in a coastal cave on the Spanish island of Mallorca shows evidence of ...

Tuesday, February 16,2010

Rising ocean levels threaten Maldives

Ahead of the global climate talks in December 2009, nine photographers from the photo agency NOOR photogr ...

Monday, January 4,2010

One in five mammals threatened with extinction

A fifth of the world’s known mammals, a third of amphibians and reptiles and more than two thirds of pl ...

Thursday, December 3,2009

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting faster than ever, data shows

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at an accelerating pace, according to the most detailed observations t ...

Friday, November 13,2009

Brazil celebrates 45% reduction in Amazon deforestation

A police offensive and the global economic crisis have combined to produce the largest fall in more than ...

Friday, November 13,2009

Four-year drought pushes 23 million Africans to brink of starvation

“The last time I had a good harvest was 2003 — there has been nothing at all for the last three years ...

Friday, November 6,2009

Foreign Secretary David Miliband accuses public of climate change apathy

The Foreign Secretary accused the public yesterday of lacking a sense of urgency in the face of the poten ...

Wednesday, November 4,2009

White House protects polar bears with Alaska 'critical habitat' designation

The Obama administration bowed to environmental groups and added a layer of protection for polar bear tod ...

Wednesday, November 4,2009

Yemen could become first nation to run out of water

One type of vehicle is always within sight on Yemen’s roads: the water truck. The brightly coloured, di ...

Friday, October 23,2009

MET Says its worse than we thought

An average global temperature rise of 7.2F (4C), considered a dangerous tipping point, could happen by 20 ...

Monday, October 19,2009

Carbon Cuts Must become Governments highest priority

Cutting carbon emissions and restoring the natural world must be given the ''highest priority'' by the ne ...

Monday, September 21,2009

The Health Implications of Climate Change

A failure to tackle climate change will lead to a ''global health catastrophe'', leading doctors warned t ...

Monday, September 21,2009

Surface Temperature is at a Record High

The world's ocean surfaces had their warmest summer temperatures on record, the US national climatic data ...

Thursday, September 17,2009

Tackling Behavioural Change

There is growing awareness of the damage we are doing to the planet and the natural resources on which we ...

Monday, September 14,2009

Short Haired Bumble Bees - The Solution

The short-haired bumble died out in the UK in 2000 because of loss of habitat and intensive agriculture. ...

Monday, September 14,2009

'Fruit Trees' are vital food source

The low-carbon revolution is not going to happen by itself, says Andrew Pendleton. In this week's Green R ...

Wednesday, August 12,2009

Climate study puts Incas’ success down to 400 years of warm weather

Supreme military organisation and a flair for agricultural invention are traditionally credited for the r ...

Monday, July 27,2009

The Ice Sheets are thinning

The Earth is going thin on top. A new study has revealed that the Arctic Ocean's permanent blanket of ice ...

Saturday, July 25,2009

Consumers seeking cost not value

British consumers who in the past were willing to pay a premium for organic, Fairtrade and eco-friendly g ...

Friday, July 24,2009

Electronics companies still polluting

The latest edition of Greenpeace’s 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking reveals that the world’s bi ...

Friday, July 24,2009

Highest Arctic C02 Levels in 50m Years

A Research Station situated in the Artic has announced that C02 levels, have reached their highest level ...

Wednesday, July 15,2009

Polar Bears to Live says Scientist

It is widely thought that the polar ice caps will melt, causing sea levels to rise, resulting in the loss ...

Tuesday, June 23,2009

Where has all the food gone?

Increasing extremes in both hot and cold weather affecting crops.    For the second time in lit ...

Friday, June 19,2009

£20 Billion Needed to Protect UK Homes from Flooding

One in six homes in England is at risk of flooding, the Environment Agency warned today. With Insurance c ...

Friday, June 19,2009

Forest Fanciers Sign Up Now

Business Accreditation for Forest Friendly Firms  The manufacture of everyday products is fuelling t ...

Tuesday, June 16,2009

Financial Benefit of Long Term Deforestation Questioned

Chopping down the Amazon rainforest to make way for crops or cattle has no economic or social benefit.The ...

Monday, June 15,2009

Extreme Heat Waves

The Met Office have released a report which takes into account expected, 'extreme' changes in weather.. A ...

Thursday, June 11,2009

Is Obesity a factor in climate change?

Sir Jonathan Poritt again caused controversy by stating that fat people are to blame for climate change. ...

Monday, June 8,2009

Bugs prefer Warmer Climates

Increase in bugs and disease to take heavy toll on human health.  By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Corr ...

Friday, June 5,2009

The Economic Cost of Inaction

The Stern Report is now available in PDF format online. Insightful, and realistic, it is a summary of the ...

Friday, June 5,2009

Carbon Quotas - :Not a Valid Option

Carbon off-setting will do nothing to prevent climate change... The Government’s scheme to buy carbon q ...

Friday, June 5,2009

Climate Change Distasters To Increase

Natural Disaster increase from Global Warming will affect 375 million a year.Oxfam claim that, the 252 mi ...

Tuesday, June 2,2009

Rainforest Destruction, Worse than Expected

For many in South America, the only way for them to make a living is to clear space for cattle farming. T ...

Monday, June 1,2009

Leaders called to special climate talks

Unprecedented number of summits as world struggles to hammer out agreement before vital meeting in Decemb ...

Monday, June 1,2009

Barack Obama's key climate bill hit by $45m PR campaign

Surge in oil, gas and coal industry lobbying against Democratic leadership on 'cap and trade' legislation ...

Wednesday, May 20,2009

New Coca-Cola Bottles with Environmental Benefits

The Coca-Cola Corporation has announced details of a newly-developed environmentally friendly plastic bot ...

Monday, May 18,2009

Climate Change Could Alter Earth's Gravity

New scientific data has highlighted the potential impact of ice melts on the Earth, explaining how the pl ...

Monday, May 18,2009

Coral reefs are being wiped out by climate change

Coral reefs in one of the most diverse areas in the World will be wiped out by the end of the century, ac ...

Thursday, May 14,2009

Climate Zones Being Forced To The Poles

This could be the scene of our rainforests if  they become hotter and dryer as expected following accele ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009

Save the Honeybee

Find out if scientists finally have a cure for vanish bees.  Dave Hackenberg makes a living moving h ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009