A study released by Dr. James Hansen, the dean of climate scientists and director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, concludes that the recent heat waves and extreme summers likely were caused by climate change.
The Brazilian Amazon is home to about 40 percent of the planet’s tropical forests and a staggering amount of biodiversity.
Earlier study has found broad trends linking earlier spring weather, rising temperatures and increased forest fires, suggesting that climate change may play a role in fires like the Waldo Canyon blaze outside of Colorado Springs, which has burned more than 18,000 acres and consumed about 300 homes.
Rare earth refers to a group of 17 elements that are used to make a range of hi-tech gadgets.
Latest study of more than 50,000 people, about the effects of traffic noise pollution, it has found a ‘clear relationship’ between noise and heart attacks, reports journal PLoS ONE.
Members of the anti-GM movement, ‘Take The Flour Back’ plan to gather near a scientific research center where a genetically modified wheat crop is being grown.
British researchers have developed a porous material that can preferentially soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
‘Political controversy over climate change cannot be attributed to the public’s limited ability to comprehend science,’ according to Dan Kahan, Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School.
Five tuna species are classed as ‘threatened’ or ‘near threatened’ with extinction due to overfishing, according to the Red List of Threatened Species, prompting Greenpeace to appeal for fewer industrial-scale boats.
The World Bank in a report said political considerations, entrenched behavior and a lack of appropriate financing systems are the chief obstacles to environmentally friendly development.