Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by 2100

Nov 7, 2015

Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by 2100

Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Persian Gulf beyond human tolerance by the end of the century, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, heat waves occurring on average ...

Oct 26, 2015

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

The Philippines cancelled flights and put hospitals on alert on Sunday, as its southern and central islands were covered by thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires. Smog from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming has choked vast expanses of Southeast Asia for weeks, killing at least 10 ...

A huge El Nino spreads wide range of mayhem around the world

Oct 23, 2015

A huge El Nino spreads wide range of mayhem around the world

It has choked Singapore with smoke, triggered Pacific typhoons and left Vietnamese coffee growers staring nervously at dwindling reservoirs. In Africa, cocoa farmers are blaming it for bad harvests, and in the Americas, it has Argentines bracing for lower milk production and Californians believing ...

Oct 1, 2015

World headed for 2.7 degrees Celsius warming: analysis

Earth is on track for average warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100, higher than the U.N. target, said an analysis Thursday of country pledges for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. While exceeding the U.N. goal of limiting overall warming to 2 Celsius over ...

Unknown monkey species found in Peru

Aug 29, 2015

Unknown monkey species found in Peru

For nearly a century the carcass of a small, reddish-brown monkey from South America gathered dust in a windowless backroom of the American Natural History Museum in New York City. Like a morgue corpse in a drawer with the wrong toe tag, it was ...

Glaciers in Central Asia shrinking fast: study

Aug 29, 2015

Glaciers in Central Asia shrinking fast: study

Central Asian glaciers have melted at four times the global average since the early 1960s, shedding 27 percent of their mass, according to a recent study. By 2050, warmer temperatures driven by climate change could wipe out half the remaining glacier ice in the ...