Sep 27, 2014

Earth on track for hottest year

2014 could turn out to be the hottest year on Earth since weather record-keeping began, yet getting countries to act together in reducing carbon emissions remains a hard sell.

Sep 20, 2014

Japan to pledge disaster mitigation help at U.N. climate summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pledge Japan’s further assistance to developing countries in coping with climate change-related natural disasters at this week’s United Nations climate summit in New York, a government source said Saturday. Thursday’s summit, convened and hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ...

Sep 19, 2014

U.S. sees hottest August since start of record-keeping in 1880

Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. If the trend continues, 2014 could set records for planetwide heat, raising fresh alarm at the pace of ...

New NASA satellite to map carbon emissions

Jun 21, 2014

New NASA satellite to map carbon emissions

NASA is preparing a July 1 launch for its first satellite dedicated to measuring atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that plays a key role in climate change. Carbon dioxide levels have reached their highest point in at least 800,000 years, according ...

Youth seek new ideas to solve old problems

| May 24, 2014

Youth seek new ideas to solve old problems

by Stephen Hesse

Young researchers today are in a pickle. Most of them have assumed that peer-reviewed science is fundamentally accepted until new, equally legitimate research proves those findings wrong. However, that was before politicians became self-declared experts on everything under the sun, from science to religion. ...

Climate change to make Everest even riskier

May 3, 2014

Climate change to make Everest even riskier

by Katy Daigle

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed ...

Kochi woman raising awareness for Tuvalu

Apr 21, 2014

Kochi woman raising awareness for Tuvalu

by Shinji Ito

A young Japanese woman is working to raise awareness about the impact of global warming on Tuvalu, a small Pacific island that could become one of the first nations to be submerged if sea levels continue to rise. Haruna Kitazoe, 26, who hails from ...