Elon Musk throws $100 million at carbon removal in biggest XPrize yet

A new XPrize competition has been announced that takes aim at the problem of carbon pollution, with hopes of unearthing new technologies that can remove it from the atmosphere and ocean. The prize money is being put up by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk… Continue reading Elon Musk throws $100 million at carbon removal in biggest XPrize yet

CRISPR helps identify gene that regulates coral’s heat stress response

The world’s corals face a fight for survival as our oceans continue to warm, and scientists are pulling out all stops in an attempt to give them a fighting chance. An international team of researchers has made a discovery that could prove useful to the… Continue reading CRISPR helps identify gene that regulates coral’s heat stress response

Scientists link increasing storms to mystery skin disease in dolphins

In 2005, scientists began to notice a peculiar skin condition in coastal dolphin populations, one that was soon found to cover as much as 70 percent of their bodies and could prove fatal. A new study has found the increasing frequency and severity of s… Continue reading Scientists link increasing storms to mystery skin disease in dolphins

Ice sheet coverage at one pole found to influence coverage at the other

They might be tens of thousands of kilometers apart, but ice coverage at the North and South Poles may be more closely related than once thought. Scientists have tapped into geological records to model historical ice sheet changes at either end of the … Continue reading Ice sheet coverage at one pole found to influence coverage at the other

NASA and ESA launch new satellite to monitor next decade of rising seas

With the world continuing to warm and sea levels continuing to rise, NASA and ESA are eyeing the next decade of climate change and its consequences, launching a new satellite to observe the ocean from orbit. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite wa… Continue reading NASA and ESA launch new satellite to monitor next decade of rising seas

Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the planet to heat up at an alarming rate, but it doesn’t do so in an entirely even way. A new study has found that climate change is raising nighttime temperatures across th… Continue reading Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the planet to heat up at an alarming rate, but it doesn’t do so in an entirely even way. A new study has found that climate change is raising nighttime temperatures across th… Continue reading Climate change heating up nights faster than days, study finds

COVID-19 doing little to slow climate change, WMO report reveals

As much of the world went into lockdown due to the novel coronavirus in early 2020, scientists observed some notable declines in air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. A few months on, we are learning more and more about how this fits into the ove… Continue reading COVID-19 doing little to slow climate change, WMO report reveals

Warming oceans are trapping shellfish in hotspots they can’t escape

Many species are expected to be displaced as the world continues to warm and natural habitats are transformed, and this is true both on land and at sea. Scientists studying more than half a century of data on bottom-dwelling shellfish have uncovered ev… Continue reading Warming oceans are trapping shellfish in hotspots they can’t escape

Melting Greenland ice sheet has already passed major tipping point

The yearly formation and shrinkage of the Greenland ice sheet is a delicate balancing act, with melting glaciers reducing its mass each summer before the snowfall replenishes it in the winter. New analysis of satellite data has revealed that these oppo… Continue reading Melting Greenland ice sheet has already passed major tipping point