Jun 18, 2015

Dinosaurs avoided tropics due to hot, dry climate: study

An unpredictable, yet scorching and dry climate kept large, grass-eating dinosaurs out of the tropics for some 30 million years after they first appeared on Earth, a study out Monday found. It has been a long-standing mystery: Why did long-necked dinosaurs seem to avoid ...

Jun 17, 2015

Study: A third of global groundwater basins are overstressed

Satellite data show people are overdrawing water from some of the world’s largest groundwater basins. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine say it’s unclear how much water is left in the most overburdened aquifers. The problem is expected to worsen with climate change ...

Pope eyes worldwide audience for environment directive

Jun 15, 2015

Pope eyes worldwide audience for environment directive

Pope Francis is looking for a global audience for his upcoming encyclical on the environment, saying Sunday that it is meant for everyone, not just Catholics. Francis engaged in some self-promotion during his weekly blessing, alerting the thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square ...

From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

Jun 10, 2015

From fossil fuels to epidemics: What the G-7 decided

German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting of the leaders of Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the U.S., ...

Jun 10, 2015

Climate peril stirring in permafrost, experts tell U.N.

Scientists on Tuesday called for action to defuse a time bomb of Arctic greenhouse gas trapped in thawing permafrost as negotiators at U.N. talks grappled over a climate rescue pact. About 1,500 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon-based gas are estimated to be locked in ...

Jun 5, 2015

Investors must take climate change into account: study

Most investors need to make a significant behavioral shift and start factoring climate change into their portfolio risk management, a study on its impact on financial market returns found on Thursday. Government officials are meeting in Germany this month to work on a global ...

Study refutes doubters on global warming 'hiatus'

Jun 5, 2015

Study refutes doubters on global warming 'hiatus'

Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new U.S. government federal study that rebuts doubters. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration readjusted thousands of weather data points to account for different measuring techniques ...

Jun 4, 2015

Secret of Greenland's vanishing lakes found

Scientists were baffled last year after meltwater lakes atop Greenland’s ice sheet suddenly drained out at rates rivaling Niagara Falls. Now a team of U.S. researchers says it has figured out the bizarre phenomenon and that could help them forecast global sea-level rise. Vertical ...