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Social media can help keep tabs on ecosystems

Wednesday - Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists monitoring the health of coral reefs and other environmental assets.

To stop climate change, should we aim to dim the sky?

10 Aug 17 - Solar geoengineering is a controversial process to reduce heat. Some researchers say it might be humanity's last line of defense to stop greenhouse gas emissions.

Should we tap undersea methane hydrates for energy?

4 Aug 17 - Turning big, frozen deposits of methane buried under the seafloor into fuel for our cars and homes is coming closer to reality.

WONDER WEED: Feed the fish kelp and help to fix climate

2 Aug 17 - Seaweed farms buffer the ocean’s growing acidity and provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of a variety of shellfish.

Plants might be wising up faster than humans

31 Jul 17 - Vegetation is adapting to soak up more CO2 and use less water.

Saving peatlands could help to save the planet

31 Jul 17 - New research hopes to reveal the role threatened bogs could play in the climate change story.

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology

27 Jul 17 - Google and a leading US fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress toward clean, limitless energy.


Public doesn't need scientific climate consensus

25 Jul 17 - Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary.

Gases are changing the atmosphere ... and rapidly

18 Jul 17 - Humanity’s grand experiment in the atmosphere continues, and a new report documents just how far it has gone.

Auckland could face a Japan-like climate

17 Jul 17 - Summer in Auckland could, by the end of the century, be as hot as summer in Yokohama is now, a new report says.

Next design step is bringing the weather indoors

17 Jul 17 - A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being...

ARKS OF THE APOCALYPSE: Science digs in to save our stuff

14 Jul 17 - All around the world, scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to ice to mammal milk — racing to preserve a natural order that is fast disappearing.

Global database gives more power to scientists

13 Jul 17 - Climate scientists will be able to more accurately study Earth’s temperature changes, thanks to a global database.

Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way

13 Jul 17 - A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared.

Artificial environments turning the world outside in

12 Jul 17 - When meltwater breached the global seed bank near Svalbard in May, after unusually warm weather, it served as a stark reminder of the need to safeguard humanity’s future in the face of increasing...

Wildlife faces climate survival and breeding problems

11 Jul 17 - Climate change could cast a dark shadow over the bees of Europe, with global warming posing sex problems for the sea turtles of the Atlantic.

Marine 'rats and cockroaches' thrive in our dying oceans

10 Jul 17 - Beneath the waves, swelling levels of carbon dioxide could be boosting some species to ecological dominance while dooming others.

Hopes of mild climate change dashed by new research

7 Jul 17 - Hopes that the world’s huge carbon emissions might not drive temperatures up to dangerous levels have been dashed by new research.

Climate more sensitive to CO2 than records suggest

7 Jul 17 - One of the key questions about climate change is the strength of the greenhouse effect.


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