Cloud brightening 'could tame hurricanes'

Decreasing sea surface temperatures through cloud brightening could cut the severity of hurricanes by a full category, claims a team of British scientists.

How your pee can combat global warming

Spanish researchers have discovered a novel way of removing carbon from the atmosphere - urine.

Diseased trees may be a source of global warming

A recently published study has concluded that rising methane levels may not all be due to human activity.

Global warming blamed for extreme summer heat

A recent statistical analysis conducted by NASA concludes that Earth's land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century.

Noted global warming skeptic changes his mind

Physics professor Richard A. Muller now believes that the world's climate change is a result of human activity.

Polar bears have survived global warming before

Despite being separate species, polar bears and brown bears interbred during periods of global warming in the past - and appear to be doing the same today.

Seeding oceans with iron could help limit global warming


A team of German researchers believe stimulating the growth of algae in our oceans may offer a viable method of removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Reflective sea ice fuels Arctic warming

Melting sea ice and global atmospheric warming are making the Arctic warm as much as four times faster than the global average, Australian scientists say.

Aerosol geoengineering could make sky white instead of blue

Some scientists advocate pumping aerosols into the atmosphere to counter global warming by reflecting solar energy away.

Pollution in thunderclouds increases global warming

Pollution is leading thunderstorm clouds to capture heat, increasing global warming in a way that climate models have failed to take into account.

Americans cool on global warming action

Public support in the US for government action on climate change has fallen over the last two years, thanks to political rhetoric and a bit of cold weather.

Report: EVs save money and reduce emissions

Electric Vehicle haters may have just lost one of their major rhetorical weapons.

Arctic sea ice is leaking methane

NASA scientists have detected large releases of methane - a highly potent greenhouse gas - from the crumbling Arctic sea ice.

Give up meat to save the planet

Dealing with the dangers of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere means not only a 50 percent cut in emissions but a 50 percent cut in meat-eating too, say scientists.

Earth's wobble led to CO2 release that ended last Ice Age

Rising levels of carbon dioxide have for the first time been definitively linked to the global warming that led to the last Ice Age.

Climate change beliefs influenced by recession

Americans are less likely to believe in man-made climate change as economic conditions get tougher, new research shows.

Global warming not caused by increased solar activity

A new NASA study has confirmed that it's greenhouse gases - not changes in solar activity - that are the main cause of global warming.

CO2 emissions 'delaying ice age'

We have manmade global warming to thank for the fact that we're not all shivering in an ice age, according to research from Cambridge University that's likely to prove highly controversial.

Thawing permafrost affects climate more than thought

As the Arctic warms, thawing permafrost will release greenhouse gases  faster and in greater amounts than previously believed.

Global warming may not be as severe as predicted

As atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, the planet won't get as hot as previous studies have indicated, new research shows.