Extreme daily weather shifts have increased over past decade
The first climate study to focus on changes in daily weather conditions has found that day-to-day weather has grown increasingly erratic and extreme, with significant fluctuations in sunshine and rainfall affecting more
Air pollution linked for first time to droughts and major storms
A groundbreaking new study has found an increase in air pollution can reduce rainfall in drought-affected regions and worsen the severity of storms in wet regions or seasons.
Healthcare costs of a decade of climate-change events tops $14bn
Health costs exceeding $14 billion dollars, 21,000 emergency room visits, nearly 1,700 deaths, and 9,000 hospitalizations are among the staggering impacts of six climate change-related events in the United States during
Climate change causing mass migration of tree species, NASA study finds
The forests of the future are taking a new shape as a huge "migration" of trees has begun across much of the West due to global warming, insect attack, diseases and fire, a new study has found.
Extreme melt of Greenland ice sheet could be difficult to halt
The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, according to new analysis released today.
Global CO2 emissions are on the rise again, energy report warns
Global CO2 emissions are expected to rise again following the first decrease in over a decade, according to the latest statistics released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Cash register receipts could be bad for your health, new study warns
A new study has found danger chemical bisphenol A (BPA) — a substance that may have harmful health effects — occurs in 94 percent of thermal cash register receipts.
Cutting-edge eco technology to be tested in two-year household trial
Washing machines that switch on automatically when the sun is at its strongest or homes which can choose to be heated by different green technologies - these are the smart home technologies of the future being investigat
UK Govt report warns that millions could be trapped by climate change
A UK Government report warns of the ever-increasing danger of humanitarian disasters and reveals how millions of people could be become trapped by the devastating effects of climate change and unable to move to safety.
Washing machines blamed for ocean 'microplastic' pollution
Scientists have identified household washing machines as the major source of so-called “microplastic” pollution — bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin — that they now have detected on ocea
Climate change will cause sea levels to rise for 500 years, study warns
Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures, a new study warns.
Study finds politicians' success can be swayed by climate change policy
A political candidate's electoral victory or defeat is influenced by his or her stance on climate change policy, according to new Stanford University studies of the most recent US presidential and congressional election
Himalayas could become the Saudi Arabia of solar energy, research suggests
A new study has found that some of the world's coldest landscapes - including the Himalayas, the Andes, and even Antarctica - could become Saudi Arabias of solar energy.
Study launched to boost consumer take up of Green Deal
A research team from the Norwich Business School and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has won funding to assess how the Government's new Green Deal scheme will influe
UK must prepare better for extreme weather and the elderly population
Researchers have mapped areas of England most likely to face more extreme weather events and increasingly elderly populations, and have called on service providers to adjust their planning to meet these challenges.