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Oceans Storing More Carbon than Previously Thought

Oceans Storing More Carbon than Previously Thought

Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, and act as an important carbon sink. However, each part of the ocean works in different ways to take up carbon from the atmosphere and store it. Two new studies shed light on the nuances how these processes work in the Arctic Ocean and coastal zones. The findings about the Arctic were published recen… Read More

New Climate Records Focus on Earth’s Sensitivity

New Climate Records Focus on Earth’s Sensitivity

– You may think the prospect of climate change is alarming, a call to action to slow down our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. You’re almost certainly right. But some scientists are now suggesting you should be much more concerned than you are, because they think we may be seriously underestimating the problem. The Geologica… Read More

New Greenhouse Gas Proves More Powerful Than CO2

New Greenhouse Gas Proves More Powerful Than CO2

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto. The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century. The chemical, that does not occur naturally, breaks all records for potential … Read More

Six Degrees: Giant Wind Farms, Megadroughts & Sea Level

Six Degrees: Giant Wind Farms, Megadroughts & Sea Level

We've summarized the top climate stories from the week and put them together into one great slideshow. … Read More

Maps Show Risks of Increased Flash Flooding in England

Maps Show Risks of Increased Flash Flooding in England

Three million properties in England, including No. 10 Downing Street, are at risk of flash flooding, according to new maps published by the Environment Agency on Thursday. The maps, the first of their kind to be made available to the public, were described by the agency as a "vital service," enabling homeowners to check their level of risk. But mi… Read More

Fingerprints of Arctic Warming Seen Throughout Region

Fingerprints of Arctic Warming Seen Throughout Region

The Arctic climate during the past year featured sharp swings between warm and cold extremes, the report found. For example, Eurasia had an unusually cold winter, but that was followed by spring air temperatures that were as much as 7°F above average. Meanwhile, unusually warm winter temperatures over the central Arctic Ocean, Greenland, and Baffin… Read More

Is the West’s Dry Spell Really a Megadrought?

Is the West’s Dry Spell Really a Megadrought?

The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the last 13 years may be a “megadrought,” and the likelihood is high that this century could see a multi-decade dry spell like nothing else seen over the last 1,000 years, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.… Read More

Sea Level & Risk of Flooding Rising Rapidly in Mid-Atlantic

Sea Level & Risk of Flooding Rising Rapidly in Mid-Atlantic

In the Mid-Atlantic region, it turns out, local land elevation changes are accelerating regional sea level rise, with all locations in the mid-Atlantic seeing faster rates of relative sea level rise compared to the global trend, the study found. The rate of relative sea level rise in the Mid-Atlantic since the early 1900s was nearly double that of … Read More