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Archive: Climate

17 Apr 2014

UN Panel Looks to Renewables As the Key to Stabilizing Climate

by FRED PEARCE
In its latest report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes a strong case for a sharp increase in low-carbon energy production, especially solar and wind, and provides hope that this transformation can occur in time to hold off the worst impacts of global warming. READ MORE

07 Apr 2014

On Fracking Front, A Push To Reduce Leaks of Methane

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Scientists, engineers, and government regulators are increasingly turning their attention to solving one of the chief environmental problems associated with fracking for natural gas and oil – significant leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. READ MORE

03 Apr 2014

New Satellite Boosts Research On Global Rainfall and Climate

by NICOLA JONES
Although it may seem simple, measuring rainfall worldwide has proven to be a difficult job for scientists. But a recently launched satellite is set to change that, providing data that could help in understanding whether global rainfall really is increasing as the planet warms. READ MORE

31 Mar 2014

Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows

by JO CHANDLER
A sophisticated and challenging experiment in Antarctica is the latest effort to study ocean acidification in the polar regions, where frigid waters are expected to feel most acutely the ecological impacts of acidic conditions not seen in millions of years. READ MORE

24 Mar 2014

UN Climate Report Is Cautious On Making Specific Predictions

by FRED PEARCE
The draft of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the world faces serious risks from warming and that the poor are especially vulnerable. But it avoids the kinds of specific forecasts that have sparked controversy in the past. READ MORE

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23 Apr 2014: Five Questions for IPCC Chairman On Future of Climate Change Action

21 Apr 2014: Massive Data Crunch Shows Steady Rise in Warmer Days

16 Apr 2014: Studying a Polar Menagerie On an Island in Arctic Russia

14 Apr 2014: Despite Stark Warnings, UN Panel Finds Signs of Hope on Climate

09 Apr 2014: On Far-Flung Wrangel Island, A Scientist Sizes up Muskoxen

07 Apr 2014: Newfound Atmospheric 'Hole' Threatens Polar Ozone Layer, Scientists Say

07 Apr 2014: E360 Announces Contest For Best Environmental Videos

03 Apr 2014: Deforestation of Sandy Soils Increases the Release of CO2, Study Finds

02 Apr 2014: Comment: e360 Point/Counterpoint Debate On University Fossil Fuel Divestment

31 Mar 2014: IPCC Issues Stark Report On Present and Future Climate Impacts


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