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Woolly rhinos wiped out by climate change

Today 11:00am - Although overhunting led to the demise of some prehistoric megafauna after the last ice age, a new study found that the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros may have been caused by climate change.

REPORT: Climate change will mean we get more diseases from animals

Today 11:00am - As the new coronavirus continues to turn the world upside down, crashing economies and overextending health care systems, epidemiologists and infectious disease experts are increasingly focusing on how to prevent the next pandemic, rather than solely reacting to the current one.

CLIMATE CRISIS: Last decade was the hottest on record

Thursday - The past decade was the hottest ever recorded globally, with 2019 either the second or third warmest year on record, as the climate crisis accelerated temperatures upwards worldwide, scientists have confirmed.

Cod are disappearing because of global warming

Thursday - PEOPLE who love eating cod might have to change their preferences soon - according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, global warming may cause a decline in cod populations.

Climate science’s worst case is today’s reality

Tuesday - A trio of US researchers has grim news for people worried about climate science’s worst case outcome. Forget about the other options. The worst case is already happening.

Diseases from wildlife thrive when nature is destroyed, study finds

7 Aug 20 - The human destruction of natural ecosystems increases the numbers of rats, bats and other animals that harbour diseases that can lead to pandemics such as Covid-19, a comprehensive analysis has found

Satellites find new colonies of emperor penguins

6 Aug 20 - Satellite observations have found a raft of new emperor penguin breeding sites in the Antarctic - welcome news as the species faces increasing pressure from climate change.


YOUNG v OLD: The battle goes on in the forest

Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest

5 Aug 20 - Are young trees or old forests more important for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it?

New-look Scott Base is all go for green

4 Aug 20 - THE COLOUR of the new Scott Base may not be decided, but one thing is clear – the building will be green.

Scientists pull 100-million-year-old microbes from sea

31 Jul 20 - Microbes buried beneath the sea floor for more than 100 million years are still alive, a new study reveals.

Is there time for the nuclear fusion dream to work?

30 Jul 20 - The biggest science experiment on Earth could avert climate change. But is there still time for nuclear fusion to work?

Carbon emissions chill atmosphere at edge of space

29 Jul 20 - While greenhouse gases are warming Earth’s surface, they’re also causing rapid cooling far above us, at the edge of space.

Is storing CO2 in rocks a solution to climate change?

21 Jul 20 - An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet.

Ocean sensitivity might lower carbon emissions cuts

3 Jul 20 - As greenhouse gas emissions soar, ocean sensitivity has quietly helped humanity to slow global heating: the seas have responded by absorbing more and more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Burning coal caused mass extinctions

30 Jun 20 - Geologists have linked one of the planet’s most devastating events to the burning of fossil fuels, as ancient coal fires set in train a global extinction wave.

Microplastics are in the soils of even the remotest places

30 Jun 20 - If microplastics can enter the food web on King George Island, they can probably do so almost anywhere on earth.

Hospitals new theatres of emissions warfare

19 Jun 20 - Hospital operating theatres could be a new frontier in the battle to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough

15 Jun 20 - Worst-case global heating scenarios may need to be revised upwards in light of a better understanding of the role of clouds, scientists have said.

Sponge-tech sucks carbon from the air

Matthew Hill

12 Jun 20 - Scientists have set a record for carbon capture and storage using new sponge-like technology that can capture carbon directly from the air.


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