Air pollution leads to more extreme weather

Scientists say they've found the first clear evidence of the way increases in air pollution are affecting climate and weather - and the results don't look good.

Climate disasters costing billions in health costs

Extreme weather events over the last ten years have cost the US over $14 billion in health costs alone, researchers have calculated.

A nice day to start a war?

The El Niño global climate cycle is triggering regular conflicts across the globe, new research suggests.

Pirate threat forces scientists to turn to Navy for help

Scientists are turning to the Australian and US navies to help protect them from Somali pirates in the western Indian ocean.

Leaders gather for Cancun climate summit

Representatives from 200 countries are gathering in Cancun for this year's UN climate summit. But hopes aren't high that there will be any global deal as a result.

Strange magma eruptions could affect world's climate

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have observed the Earth's crust forming in an entirely unexpected way — and one that could affect the world’s climate.

Would you eat artificially grown meat?

Would you eat meat grown in vats? No? Well, how about if you were really hungry? What could be better than a nice juicy cheeseburger with fries? 

And does it really matter whether the meat was raised, grown or cloned?



US should prepare for many more heatwaves, says government-funded report

Heat waves like the one now roasting the Eastern Seaboard are likely to become commonplace over the next 30 years, say scientists at Stanford University - even if global temperatures rise by only one degree Celcius.   

GreenPeace criticizes iPad's large carbon footprint

GreenPeace has expressed its concern over the iPad's rather potentially large carbon footprint.

Climate could tip without warning, study finds

A top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems - the so-called tipping point.