Atmospheric dust slowing greenhouse gas effect, for now

In our daily lives, dust is little more than a nuisance to be wiped away. On a global scale however, dust carried around the world on air currents has an impact on planetary temperatures. A new study shows that this dust could be masking the true impac… Continue reading Atmospheric dust slowing greenhouse gas effect, for now

Another potential climate casualty: Beloved fluffy balls of algae

In the winter months, at the bottom of Lake Akan in Hokkaido, Japan, harmless underwater algae balls that can grow to be bigger than basketballs are protected from death by an ice shield on top of the water. That shield is expected to thin thanks to gl… Continue reading Another potential climate casualty: Beloved fluffy balls of algae

Europe found to be warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe

Scientists tracking climate change have found Europe is seeing temperatures increase at more than twice the global average. This rate of warming is the highest of any continent in the world, with the team warning of more frequent heatwaves, wildfires a… Continue reading Europe found to be warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe

Scientists Discover Arctic Waters Are Rapidly Becoming Acidic in Dire Climate Warning

The western Arctic Ocean’s high rate of acidification magnifies the impact of carbon dioxide on all of our oceans, which will likely face a similar fate.  Continue reading Scientists Discover Arctic Waters Are Rapidly Becoming Acidic in Dire Climate Warning

UN climate report projects path into “uncharted territory of destruction”

A new United Nations report has delved into the widening gap between our aspirations in fighting climate change and the reality of the situation, and reinforced the notion that we are very much headed in the wrong direction. The report also warns of da… Continue reading UN climate report projects path into “uncharted territory of destruction”

Shredded masks and broken glass: Green ingredients for better concrete

From residential homes and skyscrapers to art sculptures and footpaths, concrete is everywhere you look and it’s difficult to imagine the modern world without it. As the most widely-used human-made material on Earth, it also plays a huge role in global… Continue reading Shredded masks and broken glass: Green ingredients for better concrete

Permafrost thaw seems to be draining Arctic lakes at an accelerated rate

Scientists studying the lake systems of the Arctic lowlands have made a surprising discovery, tapping into satellite data to find that these bodies of water are vanishing much faster than predicted. They suspect the reason for this is new drainage chan… Continue reading Permafrost thaw seems to be draining Arctic lakes at an accelerated rate

Greenland ice melt has already locked in 10 inches of sea level rise

As scientists sharpen their observational tools and more data comes to light, our view of the changes gripping our planet is only becoming clearer, and it’s not a pretty sight. A striking new example of this has come from glaciologists studying the sea… Continue reading Greenland ice melt has already locked in 10 inches of sea level rise

Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Scientists understand the area in and around the North Pole to be warming disproportionately to the rest of the planet, a phenomenon known as “Arctic amplification.” A new study, however, argues that this effect has been vastly underestimated, concludi… Continue reading Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate

Scientists understand the area in and around the North Pole to be warming disproportionately to the rest of the planet, a phenomenon known as “Arctic amplification.” A new study, however, argues that this effect has been vastly underestimated, concludi… Continue reading Striking study finds Arctic Circle warming at 4 times the global rate