Earth’s warming hole not indication of abrupt climate change event, study finds

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University of Toronto is planning a net-zero vertical farm

Sprouting up in what used to be horizontal farmland, this is wrong on so many levels.

Gender assumptions harm progress on climate adaption and resilience

Outdated assumptions around gender continue to hinder effective and fair policy making and action for climate mitigation and adaptation: women are innately caring and...

Fish more tolerant than expected to low oxygen events

Fish may be more tolerant than previously thought to periods of low oxygen in the oceans, new research shows.

Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabaska Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants...

Plastics and rising CO2 levels could pose combined threat to marine environment

Scientists found that after three weeks of being submerged in the ocean, the bacterial diversity on plastic bottles was twice as great as on...

Large mammals can help climate change mitigation and adaptation

A new study investigates whether protecting and restoring large animal wildlife can help to support climate change goals.

Climate change already dramatically disrupting all elements of nature

Global changes in temperature due to human-induced climate change have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with...

Uncovering plant invasions in the tropics

An international collaboration of scientists has created the first inventory of flora introduced to the tropics, filling a knowledge gap about invasive plants in...

Arctic could be iceless in September if temps increase 2 degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a...

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