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Dec 19, 2014
Carbon emissions continuing at their current levels will lead to dramatic rise in severely hot weather patterns in central Europe and the Mediterranean (from the Guardian)
Dec 18, 2014
Model’s surprising outcome "will also occur for other savannahs", authors say
Dec 17, 2014 1 comment
Brazilian climate expert proposes five-point “battle plan” in a war against the Amazon deforestation that is having increasingly dire impacts on the regional and global climate.
Dec 16, 2014
Rainforest ecosystems need protection to prevent release of stored carbon
Dec 15, 2014
Model could spur creation of mangrove carbon-market, researchers hope
Dec 12, 2014 1 comment
Climate change analysts say latest commitments by China, the US and Europe on emissions cuts could mean significant progress towards ensuring that global average temperatures this century will rise less than predicted.
Dec 11, 2014
Compound-specific radiocarbon dating could reveal that algae are the culprits
Dec 10, 2014
Technique based on Landsat data is accurate and easy to use.
Dec 9, 2014
Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report (from the Guardian).
Dec 8, 2014
Over land, precipitation responds faster than air temperature, study finds.
Dec 5, 2014
As land rights of indigenous peoples are increasingly being violated, new research shows that destruction of Amazon rainforest is a major threat not only to cultural identity but also to the global climate.
Dec 4, 2014
Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including water consumption by energy systems, permafrost gullying, nitrous oxide emissions, tropical peat decomposition, the carbon footprint of Chinese solar cells, and more.
Dec 3, 2014 1 comment
Peak warming occurs just 10 years after an emission of carbon dioxide, study shows
Dec 2, 2014
Atmospheric levels of HCFC-22 and HFC-134a peak in summer
Dec 1, 2014
Passive system works without the need for a power source
Nov 28, 2014
Study in California’s White Mountains reveals vertical elevation could be key for tree-ring-based climate reconstructions in the area
Nov 27, 2014 3 comments
But ‘geoengineers’ say urgent nature of climate change means research must continue into controversial technology to combat rising temperatures (from the Guardian)
Nov 26, 2014
Study indicates 25% increase in severe drought in coming decades
Nov 25, 2014
Particulate matter from vehicles caused 242,000 premature deaths
Nov 24, 2014 1 comment
Rising temperatures, rainfall changes and shifting monsoon set to harm crop output