Environment

President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Barack Obama said trends toward a clean energy economy that have emerged during his two-term presidency "will continue" after he leaves office, according...
Weakening of North Atlantic current can be prevented by reducing carbon emissions

Weakening of North Atlantic current can be prevented by reducing carbon emissions

Continued melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet could have a significant impact on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a system of surface and deep...
Where is heavy air pollution in Beijing from?

Where is heavy air pollution in Beijing from?

Beijing's latest smog alert has dragged on into the first week of 2017. In fact, the joint prevention and control policy for atmospheric pollution in...
Tiny grazers may be the new hope for Caribbean reefs

Tiny grazers may be the new hope for Caribbean reefs

Thirty years ago a mysterious disease wiped out long-spined black sea urchins across the Caribbean, leading to massive algal overgrowth that smothered already overfished...
Arctic sea ice loss impacts beluga whale migration

Arctic sea ice loss impacts beluga whale migration

The annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear...
Mulled wine

Mulled wine: a recipe for sustainability?

Nothing quite says ‘Christmas party’ like the smell of mulled wine drifting around an office. It’s an easy drink to make – all of...
NASA’s space laser reveals boom-and-bust cycle of polar ocean plants

NASA’s space laser reveals boom-and-bust cycle of polar ocean plants

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust,...
Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

Amazonia’s best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

The first mapping of carbon recovery in Amazonian forests following emissions released by commercial logging activities has been published in the journal eLife. The findings suggest...
Ring-tailed lemurs

Ring-tailed lemurs: Going, going, gone?

The ring-tailed lemur, an iconic primate that is emblematic of the wild and wonderful creatures inhabiting the tropical island of Madagascar, is in big...
Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl, nacre

Ocean temperatures faithfully recorded in mother-of-pearl, nacre

Mother-of-pearl or nacre (pronounced nay-ker), the lustrous, tough-as-nails biomineral that lines some seashells, has been shown to be a faithful record of ancient ocean...