Global Warming and Climate Change News

F. Sherwood Rowland, Nobel Prize Winner For Global Warming Discovery, Dies at 84
Monday March 12th 2012, 1:34 PM

The man who sounded early alarm bells about ozone depletion and global warming passed away on Saturday in his California home. F. Sherwood Rowland, known to family and friends as "Sherry," was 84. He died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. [News Source]

Coral Reefs May Be Adapting To Global Warming
Monday March 12th 2012, 1:26 PM

As global warming heats up the Earth’s oceans, one ecosystem stands to be severely threatened: Coral reefs. However, new research has given scientists to be hopeful about the fate of these coral reefs. An international team of researchers has studied a coral population in South-East Asian waters that had survived a bleaching event. What was significant about this reef was that it had also ... [News Source]

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change
Monday March 12th 2012, 12:50 PM

From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change. [News Source]

Global warming threat to coral reefs: Can some species adapt?
Monday March 12th 2012, 12:27 PM

Coral reefs are among the ecosystems most severely threatened by global warming, but hopeful new evidence has emerged that some coral species may be able to adapt to warmer oceans. Researchers now report on coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in 2010 in Southeast Asian waters and had previously experienced severe bleaching during an event in 1998. [News Source]

Resilience to climate change underscored
Monday March 12th 2012, 12:02 PM

COUNTRIES in the Asia-Pacific region must build resilience to climate change, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) executive said on Monday. [News Source]

How Human Engineering Could Be the Solution to Climate Change
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:19 AM

From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change. [News Source]

Water crunch looms without action on waste: UN report.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

Water problems in many parts of the world are chronic and without a crackdown on waste will worsen as demand for food rises and climate change intensifies, the UN warned on Sunday. [News Source]

Louisiana’s ambitious new vision for its disappearing coastline.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

Hammered by hurricanes, the gulf oil spill and rising sea levels, the state may be about to embark on a highly ambitious project to keep its coast from slipping further underwater, and even restore some of it. [News Source]

Rebuilding land destroyed by oil-sands may not restore it, researchers say.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

In a small corner of the vast scrape the oilsands have left on northern Alberta, wetlands reclamation is underway. But academic researchers point out at least half the region's wetlands will be permanently lost. And then there is the carbon. [News Source]

Greenland ice melt seen at lower temperatures: Study.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

The complete melt of the Greenland ice sheet could occur at lower global temperatures than previously thought, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Sunday, increasing the threat and severity of a rise in sea level. [News Source]

GE rejects Republicans’ climate change doubts.
Monday March 12th 2012, 10:00 AM

General Electric has brushed aside the doubts leading Republican presidential contenders have raised about climate science. The US industrial and financial conglomerate said it had long seen climate change as a valid concern after an internal evaluation of the scientific case in 2005. [News Source]