The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German researchers have said. The findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, suggest that increasingly severe storm surges could be anticipated as a result.
MONTREAL Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on Tuesday to require that environmental reviews of oil pipelines and LNG export projects consider greenhouse gas effects, and said it was not his role to be a cheerleader for such projects.
Research on the amount of gas leaked from onshore oil and gas wells raises “serious questions” over the development of fracking in the UK, Greenpeace has said. Around a third of former onshore oil and gas wells are leaking methane gas, according to the research led by scientists at the University of Durham.
Cutting global-warming pollution in the U.S. may not be so costly after all. A shift to wind and solar power and an expanded electric grid would allow the U.S. to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from electricity production by as much as 80 percent without raising power costs, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
“In June, NOAA employees altered temperature data to get politically correct results.” At least, that’s what Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) alleged in a Washington Post letter to the editor last November. The op-ed was part of Smith’s months-long campaign against NOAA climate scientists.
Scaling up renewable energy capacity to meet Gulf states’ climate targets would result in enormous water and oil savings in the region, cut carbon emissions and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found.
Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history by far, breaking a record set only the year before – a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and is roiling weather patterns all over the world.
By Seth Borenstein Associated Press Posted: 01/18/2016 10:45:43 PM PST Updated: 01/18/2016 10:46:08 PM PST WASHINGTON — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground.
Nebraska is on the list of most polluted states in America. See how it stacks up with those even more polluted and what the statistics show about pollution here. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HealthGrove analyzed average daily fine particulate matter (ug/m3) from 2003 to 2011.