“Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change”

“LONDON — Under partly sunny skies and relatively balmy temperatures in the low 50s, the Venta Maersk sailed through the Bering Strait this past week and steered hard to port, beginning a modern-day voyage of discovery that could… Read More

“Greenhouse Gases Are Bubbling Up From Arctic Lakes That Were Recently Frozen”

“FROM BAD TO WORSE. The bad news: Global warming is thawing Arctic permafrost. And that’s releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The really bad news: It’s happening faster than we previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a NASA-funded… Read More

“How Sustainable Is the Seafood at Your Supermarket?”

“As savvy customers take an interest in the sustainability of their seafood, sourcing environmentally-friendly fish is sometimes easier said than done. Sure, fishmongers and conscientious chefs can and will tell you where your fish is from and opt… Read More

“Climate change event heats up when Harvey victims complain of neglect”

“It seemed a reliably friendly crowd Saturday at a town hall dedicated to climate change effects in flood-prone areas of Houston. More than 100 had packed the community center auditorium east of downtown, many sporting T-shirts with environmental… Read More

“Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst”

“A research analyst at Swiss investment bank UBS believes the cost of energy renewables could be so near to zero by 2030 “it will effectively be free,” according to a projections published on Monday. If renewables could soon… Read More

“CO2 Levels Reach 800,000 year high”

“Using ice cores drilled in Greenland and Antarctica, scientists have a pretty good record of how the composition of Earth’s atmosphere has fluctuated over the last 800,000 years. That’s why scientists know carbon dioxide levels are higher than… Read More

“California’s destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change”

“Palm Springs had its warmest July on record, with an average of 97.4 degrees. Death Valley experienced its hottest month on record, with the average temperature hitting 108.1. Park rangers said the heat was too much for some… Read More

“Hot Weather Spells Trouble For Nuclear Power Plants”

“Nuclear power plants in Europe have been forced to cut back electricity production because of warmer-than-usual seawater. Plants in Finland, Sweden and Germany have been affected by a heat wave that has broken records in Scandinavia and the… Read More

“Biodiversity Is In Free Fall. Here’s How We Can Fix It.”

“THE TROPICS ARE home to nearly 80 percent of all species in the world. Those species, in their perennial warm temperatures, face the double punch from both human pressures, such as overfishing or logging, and environmental abuse, from… Read More

“Climate change driven by humans made heatwave ‘twice as likely'”

“Climate change resulting from human activities made the current Europe-wide heatwave more than twice as likely to occur, say scientists. Researchers compared the current high temperatures with historical records from seven weather stations, in different parts of Europe…. Read More