Global Warming and Climate Change News

Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

The most detailed and comprehensive 3D map so far of Antarctica's winter sea ice shows that big parts of it are much thicker and more smashed-up than we thought, in fact, three times as thick. Data from this map will help us fill in some of the biggest gaps in our global climate models. [News Source]

Fast-warming Arctic proves deadly to animals and people.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

In the winter of 2012, the Svalbard archipelago was hit with an extreme weather event of record-breaking heat and rain—a slush avalanche knocked out bridges and roads. Reindeer carcasses littered the landscape, as permafrost warmed and snow-dependent tourism took a major hit. [News Source]

What people think about climate change around the world, in one map.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. [News Source]

Wind energy faces turbulent future in desert.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

For renewable energy advocates and environmental groups, few questions are more divisive than the impact of wind turbines on desert wildlife. Those groups clashed during the drafting of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and the conservationists seem to have come out ahead. [News Source]

Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can’t decide.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

For months, the Obama administration has dismayed innovators and environmentalists with its skepticism of requirements that gasoline contain escalating amounts of  ethanol. [News Source]

Radar row at Middlesbrough FC threatens football wind farm plan.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

A row over aircraft safety near Middlesbrough’s home ground is blocking a plan to install wind turbines at top football clubs around the country. [News Source]

Green Revolution trebles human burden on planet.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

American researchers say seasonal swings in temperatures and CO2 levels are evidence of how agricultural advances and the population explosion have tilted nature's balance. [News Source]

How soil and squirrels offer cues on Alaska climate change.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

On the Alaskan tundra, researchers are tracking the march of global warming, and how soil composition and the sleep schedules of squirrels might offer data on the ways warmer temperatures are affecting ecosystems. [News Source]

Renewable energy farms spread through California deserts.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

The interconnected swatches of desert land in California that, combined, make up the largest wilderness area in the Lower 48 is also about to become host to the biggest renewable-energy projects in the world. [News Source]

Russia warming 2.5 times faster than rest of the world.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

Global warming will have more impact on Russian than any other area of the world, this will give the country certain advantages as longer navigation period and shorter heat supply seasons, Head of Meteorology says. But it's not all good news. [News Source]

Why metro Houston fears the next big storm.
Tuesday November 25th 2014, 9:00 AM

Six years on, Galveston and Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, are as vulnerable as when Ike hit. No major projects are under way to fend off surging seas. [News Source]