Feb 6, 2015

Termite mounds can halt desert's advance: study

Termites, the pesky insects whose fondness for wood makes them the bane of homeowners, help halt desertification in semi-arid areas and protect against the effects of climate change, a study said Thursday. In grasslands, savannas and arid areas of Africa, Latin America and Asia, ...

Feb 2, 2015

90% of cities failed to meet air standards in 2014: China

Nearly 90 percent of China’s big cities failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, but that was still an improvement on 2013 as the country’s “war on pollution” began to take effect, the environment ministry said on Monday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection ...

2014 was hottest year ever recorded, U.S. scientists say

Jan 17, 2015

2014 was hottest year ever recorded, U.S. scientists say

Last year was Earth’s hottest on record, two U.S. government agencies said Friday — new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases. The White House said the studies, by the space agency NASA and the National ...