Saturday, September 28, 2013
A U.N. panel said Friday it was more certain than ever that humans were the cause of global warming and predicted temperatures would rise another 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius (0.5-8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) this century.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill.
The muddy deep-sea ecosystem around the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could take decades to recover from the effects of the disaster, researchers reported on Tuesday.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, in a bid to implement U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to fight climate change.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics: The heating of Earth's surface appears to have slowed in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.
Three cannons explode on a deserted Cape Cod beach, unleashing a startling cloud of white smoke and sand. In tandem, projectiles erupt from the ground, flinging a net over a group of elusive shorebirds known as red knots.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
China is the biggest soya consumer in the world, but demand is being driven by the increasingly wealthy country's voracious appetite for meat and fish raised on the product, rather than tofu or soy sauce.
Monday, September 16, 2013
A pair of converted military drones are the U.S. space agency's newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, with the aim of improving forecasters' ability to predict them.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Near Iraq's northernmost point, close to Turkey and Iran, a national park of snow-capped peaks and forested valleys is drawing tourists and researchers keen to explore a hardly touched land.