Global Warming Archive
10 March 2014, 10:56 PM ET
Open ocean clouds have been found to contain biological substances that can be traced to the waters where they formed.
07 March 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Antarctica may be the last place one would expect to find a mathematician, but Ken Golden isn't your average mathematician. Golden, a mathematician at the University of Utah, is using math to model the melting of the polar ice caps.
06 March 2014, 11:07 PM ET
According to a new analysis, the U.S. is at risk for its own Fukushima-like disaster.
06 March 2014, 09:30 AM ET
The effects of global warming could cost the world $1.45 trillion in economic damages, with the planet's crop production projected to decline up to two percent every decade, according to news reports.
04 March 2014, 07:01 PM ET
If current trends in global warming continue unmitigated, some of the world's most well-known and historically significant cultural landmarks could be destroyed by rising global sea levels, according to a new study.
04 March 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Researchers have discovered that willows play a surprising role in countering climate change in Alaska, one of the fastest-warming spots in the world.
04 March 2014, 02:50 PM ET
As invasive species continue their march across continents, one weapon stands in their way: a bitterly cold winter. Here are six invasive pests whose populations might not survive sub-freezing temperatures.
03 March 2014, 03:33 PM ET
A shift from briny to fresh in Antarctica's ocean waters in recent decades means the Southern Ocean's coldest, deepest currents may be shutting down, a new study finds.
28 February 2014, 04:08 PM ET
California is fed up with cleaning up the plastic that collects on its waterways and beaches, but whose responsibility is it to clean up this made-made marvel that never breaks down? The plastic manufacturers make the stuff…should they clean it up?
28 February 2014, 11:40 AM ET
Thanks to a few inches of fresh snow, the route for Alaska's venerable Iditarod sled dog race, which kicks off on Saturday (March 1), may be in much better shape than race organizers feared just a week ago.
27 February 2014, 07:54 PM ET
Whales are pushing into new territory as the far north warms quicker than the rest of the planet and sea ice retreats.
27 February 2014, 02:22 PM ET
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint effort between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, blasted off aboard an H-2A rocket from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center today at 1:37 p.m. EST.
25 February 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Climate and ocean-circulation changes that happened millions of years ago likely contributed to the differences in appearance between certain species of male and female seals.
25 February 2014, 01:13 PM ET
Climate denial is becoming all too predictable, so a drinking game could liven things up.
23 February 2014, 01:14 PM ET
Increasingly, improving the lots of people around the world requires ever-more carbon emissions, new research finds. Unless something changes, it's unlikely that development and sustainability can go hand-in-hand.
23 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The range of lifestyles seen on the ocean floor of ancient Earth was changed little by the end-Permian mass extinction, the greatest die-off of life on Earth, a new study shows.
23 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Cooling caused by volcanic eruptions accounts for 15 percent of the global warming "pause," the mismatch between actual warming and climate-model predictions.
21 February 2014, 03:27 PM ET
Winter Olympians talk about the changes they've seen in snow cover during their careers -- and urge climate action to prevent further warming.
20 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the continent's fastest-changing ice streams, looks to be recreating 8,000-year-old history as it shrinks and thins, a new study suggests.
18 February 2014, 04:23 PM ET
Climate change occurs at different speeds in different regions around the planet. Now, researchers have created global maps showing the speed and direction in which certain temperature regimes will change this century.
18 February 2014, 10:57 AM ET
Habitat ranges shift with climate change, but at different speed around the world. These maps help show how different regions might experience different rates of habitat shifts.
17 February 2014, 03:12 PM ET
The amount of heat generated by sea ice melting and the associated decrease in albedo is equivalent to roughly 25 percent of the average global warming currently occurring due to increased carbon dioxide levels, the team reports.
14 February 2014, 09:17 PM ET
Climate solutions need conservative and progressive input.
14 February 2014, 09:02 PM ET
After generations of steady employment, coal miners are looking to go elsewhere.
14 February 2014, 04:46 PM ET
The rising ocean temperatures that may come with climate change pose a threat to fish that live near the equator, a new study from Australia suggests.
14 February 2014, 03:22 PM ET
Epitomizing the idea of a 'Conservative Conservationist', the Honorable Right John Gummer, Lord Deben is a conservative member of the UK's House of Lords and Committee on Climate Change, which is tasked with determining the country's carbon targets.
14 February 2014, 10:27 AM ET
The summer melt season for Arctic sea ice has lengthened by a month or more since 1979, raising sea surface temperatures.
13 February 2014, 07:01 PM ET
The eight nations with Arctic territory aren't prepared to respond to a major shipwreck, reports a new study.
13 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The federal government has underestimated methane emissions from the United States by 50 percent for the past 20 years, according to a comprehensive new study.
12 February 2014, 02:02 PM ET
By quantifying the data from sea ice cores taken in the Arctic and Antarctic, scientists are developing powerful mathematic formulas for calculating ice melt.
12 February 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Natural disasters can create conditions that put survivors at risk for fungal infections, which are often overlooked, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.
10 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
A group of scientists says it can predict El Niño events a year in advance, six months longer than currently possible, though other scientists don't think the methods used are sound.
10 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
It took only 60,000 years to kill more than 90 percent of all life on Earth, according to the most precise study yet of the Permian mass extinction, the greatest die-off in the past 500 million years.
08 February 2014, 02:27 AM ET
Can the coal industry blame its fading status on the federal government?
07 February 2014, 02:35 PM ET
Ancient civilizations have long written about the power and force that weather once brought upon them, and now these international monuments are showing visible signs of wear.
07 February 2014, 10:01 AM ET
Satellites snapped imagery of a surprisingly snow-less Sierra mountain range, painting a grim picture of the water prognosis for California. NASA scientists are investing the cause.