Guest post: Is the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet inevitable?

Prof Christina Hulbe is geophysicist in the School of Surveying at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and Dr Christian Ohneiser is a...

Where ocean meets sky: New NASA radar gets a tryout

Ocean currents and winds form an endless feedback loop: winds blow over the ocean's surface, creating currents there. At the same time, the hot...

Leaked EU-China climate statement – in full

A leaked joint communiqué between the world’s second and third biggest economies has vowed to deepen their cooperation on climate change.The document was drafted in the days before...

Flow-riders: South Florida tries to hold back the sea

TURRETS and terracotta tiles, palm trees and pillars adorn properties on La Gorce Island. Trucks roll by on their way to plots where homes...

Scientists warn increasing ocean temperatures could destroy world’s coral reefs within decades

New research published in the journal PeerJ, reports that strict conservation and protection measures has failed to halt the destruction of coral reefs in...

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