Major ocean current is widening as climate warms

A new study found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which have important implications for global...

Experts call on climate change panel to better reflect ocean variability in their projections

Ocean variability and realistic marine regional projections should be included in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports to better inform policy-makers, state researchers.

Sharks help prevent climate change

Over fishing and shark finning may result on more greenhouse gasses and increased climate change, researchers suggest. Their new paper demonstrates the importance of...

Yesterday’s Silk Road could be tomorrow’s environmental superhighway

While China is building a gigantic modern-day upgrade of the famed ancient Silk Road resplendent in global cooperation in the name of economic expansion,...

Informing action on a historic climate agreement

The Paris Agreement on climate change goes into effect today, but while the agreement set ambitious targets for tackling climate change, scientists say there...

Carbon levy could limit impact of climate change, study suggests

A decades-old tax system may offer an economical solution to the problem of catastrophic climate change, according to a new study. A consumer tax...

Adapting to climate change a major challenge for forests

Climate change is happening so quickly that a question mark hangs over whether forests can adapt accordingly without human interference and can continue to...

What the ancient carbon dioxide record may mean for future climate change

Scientists have reconstructed the ancient atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) record from about 300 million years ago. Their study reveals previously unknown fluctuations of atmospheric...

Climate change impairs survival instincts of fish and can make them swim towards predators

Fish farms may hold the key to studying the impact of rising carbon dioxide on marine life, and help researchers understand if fish could...

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage

The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related...

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