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28 11 2020 | 08:10

Scorching Tucson bucks US trend to put climate justice at centre of plans.

Key goals include powering city buildings on renewables and curbing urban sprawl. It was another scorching summer this year in Tucson, Arizona, the second hottest city in the United States, where…

28 11 2020 | 06:52

Study finds ticks choose humans over dogs when temperature rises.

Experiment put a human in one box, a dog in another and saw which the ticks preferred. Confining a young researcher in one box and a dog in another and unleashing blood-sucking ticks to scamper…

27 11 2020 | 12:31

Climate crisis: Arctic temperatures for November soar well above average.

The Arctic’s record-breaking year is continuing as temperatures in late November are reaching up to 12C higher than averages in the 1990s. The latest figures, from the University of Maine's Climate…

10 11 2020 | 10:16

Climate crisis: Europe experiences hottest October on record.

Temperatures across continent 1.6C above average in October, Copernicus data shows. Europe has just experienced its hottest October on record, new data shows. Temperatures across Europe were 1.6C…

09 11 2020 | 07:20

Climate crisis: Global temperature rise of 2C ‘would release billions of tonnes of soil carbon’.

Soils could release equivalent of four times China’s emissions over past century, scientists warn. Soil is a huge, but little-recognised, carbon storage facility.

25 10 2020 | 10:23

Ice melt in Alaska threatens to unleash unprecedented 'mega-tsunami,' scientists warn.

A giant, catastrophic tsunami in Alaska triggered by a landslide of rock left unstable after glacier melting is likely to occur in the next two decades, scientists fear - and it could happen within…

23 10 2020 | 11:13

Temperatures of deepest ocean rising quicker than previously thought.

Warming ocean contributes to sea level rise and to more extreme weather such as hurricanes. Even the pitch black, nearly freezing waters at the bottom of the ocean – far from where humans live and…

08 10 2020 | 10:19

September breaks global and European records for hottest ever.

Air temperatures hit all-time highs for month and Arctic sea ice level was ‘particularly low’. The world this year experienced its hottest September on record, scientists have reported. Surface air…

27 09 2020 | 09:37

Censored: Australian scientists say suppression of environment research is getting worse.

Survey finds that many researchers are banned from speaking about their work or have had their research altered to downplay risks.

27 09 2020 | 08:10

Welcoming the improved courage of the Commission on climate protection, EREF deplores the weakness of several members of the European Parliament to follow suit

In her first State of the Union Address, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced a stronger climate ambition by increasing emissions reduction from the previously…

27 09 2020 | 08:00

New Cooling Technology Protects Against Severe Heat and Viral Spread

In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air conditioned cooling centers. Normally, that would be a wise choice, but during a pandemic, indoor shelters present…

15 09 2020 | 23:20

Earth May Temporarily Pass Dangerous 1.5℃ Warming Limit by 2024, Major New Report Finds.

The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this century. A new report by the World Meteorological Organization warns this limit may be exceeded by 2024 – and the risk is…

15 09 2020 | 11:11

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain.

Water seeping into fissures in Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, accelerating rise of sea levels. British scientists have mapped cavities half the size of the Grand Canyon that are allowing warm ocean…

15 09 2020 | 10:06

Greenland and Antarctica Already Melting at 'Worst-Case-Scenario' Rates.

Antarctica and Greenland's ice sheets are currently melting at a pace consistent with worst-case-scenario predictions for sea level rise, with serious consequences for coastal communities and the…

15 09 2020 | 09:53

Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years.

Italian scientists warn Marmolada has shrunk 80% in 70 years due to global heating. The largest and most symbolic glacier in the Dolomites could vanish within 15 years because of global heating,…

10 09 2020 | 11:18

United in Science report: Climate Change has not stopped for COVID19

New York/Geneva - Climate change has not stopped for COVID19. Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase. Emissions are heading in the direction of…

09 09 2020 | 11:58

Ice sheet melt on track with ‘worst-case climate scenario’.

A recent report confirms that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, whose mass-loss rates have been rapidly increasing, are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case sea-…

07 09 2020 | 09:53

Marine Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common and Intense. What Can We Do to Minimize Harm?

In the summer of 2015, Laurie Weitkamp was walking on the beach near her coastal Oregon home when she saw something strange: The water was purple. A colony of tunicates, squishy cylindrical critters…

31 08 2020 | 08:19

Weatherwatch: Danube's ice cover changes are a warning in Hungary.

Scientists monitor frequency of Danube freezing over to track rising temperatures. As a landlocked country in the heart of Europe, Hungary has a typically continental climate, with little or no…