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 ...

Researchers track the retreat of Arctic ice

Aug 8, 2015

Researchers track the retreat of Arctic ice

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Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research center could walk on the Arctic town’s frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface. Now there is liquid water even in the coldest months, the glaciers are retreating at a ...

'Tinderbox' California ablaze in wildfires

Aug 3, 2015

'Tinderbox' California ablaze in wildfires

Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the inferno, which has claimed at least one life. Some 6,000 homes were evacuated as 21 large fires burned in ...