Plumose anemones and velvet swimmer crab, River Forth, Scotland, 2005. Credit: GK underwater/Alamy Stock Photo.
The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research suggests...Read more
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We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years...
The sudden, scary ice melt in the Arctic, in three charts.Read more
The sudden, scary ice melt in the Arctic, in three charts...Read more
Rising sea levels increase the risk of storm surge flooding in coastal cities like Charleston, South Carolina, shown here after Hurricane Matthew. Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images
Satellite data confirm what computer models have warned for years: Oceans are rising faster as the planet warms, and coastal communities face increasing flood risk...Read more
The Bering Sea is a volatile place, with powerful storms and changing sea ice. Here, a ship plows through the ice toward Nome, Alaska, in January 2012. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images
Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it's affecting people's lives...Read more
The director of national intelligence warned Congress that climate change could cause “upheaval” this year...Read more
A poplar tree farm in Oregon is a fast-growing bioenergy source.
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.
Vast bioenergy plantations could stave off climate change—and radically reshape the planetRead more
Northern extremes. Camouflage is a key survival strategy for many animals. But what do you do if your habitat changes dramatically with the seasons? From high mountain habitats to the Arctic north, animals have developed a seasonal wardrobe to stay under cover — and stay alive.
Global warming is leaving animals who take on a white coat in winter exposed as snow cover retreats. But scientists say hot spots for "evolutionary rescue" could see them adapt...Read more
Millions of Brazilian free-tailed bats spend summers in the Bracken Cave near San Antonio, Texas. A study finds they're arriving earlier and staying longer as the planet warms. Credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS
Scientists say the shift follows the effect climate change is having on insect populations, and warn it could disrupt bats' critical role as pest control for farms...Read more
‘The only way CCS on coal will ever be built at scale is with a carbon price so high it’d kill the rest of the coal sector.’ Photograph: David Crosling/AAP
Josh Frydenberg talks up carbon capture and storage not because it’s effective but because it’s a point of political difference...Read more
Global sea level rise is accelerating incrementally over time rather than increasing at a steady rate, as previously thought, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann
The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data...Read more
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WASHINGTON DC: Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolina’s beaches. Recent winters have delivered a bitter chill to the Southeast, reinforcing attitudes among some that global warming is a fraud...Read more
The aftermath of cyclone Gita is seen in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, February 13, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Facebook Noazky Langi/via REUTERS
Power, water supplies disrupted in capital...Read more
Smoke rises from the coal power plant in Jaenschwalde, Germany February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
"Climate change can feel distant and intangible, and yet it's never been more important to make sure the science around it is heard and understood."Read more
Intelligence officials testified before a Senate committee about global threats. Left to right: FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
While top Trump administration officials deny climate change, the intelligence agencies warn global warming can fuel disasters and violent conflicts.Read more
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How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes...Read more
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The crossing, unassisted by an icebreaker vessel, marks a milestone as thawing polar ice opens up Russia’s northern coastline, reports Climate Home News...
The new research suggests he world’s oceans will be on average at least 60cm higher by the end of the century. Photograph: Jonnie Hughes/BBC/Silverback Films/Jonnie Hughes
Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated...Read more
Going beyond the 1.5C target set by the Paris Agreement will pile pressure on small-scale farmers, driving hunger (Photo: Filippo Bassi/ICARDA)
UN draft report says missing 1.5C warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation...Read more