Global Warming Archive
19 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The twilight zone plays a prominent role in transferring the atmosphere's excess carbon dioxide (from fossil fuel burning) into deep ocean storage. Now, the scientists think they can finally balance the twilight zone's carbon checkbook.
18 March 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Scientists have launched a new effort to engage the public in the threats of climate change to try to compel people to debate what should be done about climate change rather than whether or not climate change is happening.
17 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
It turns out that relying on the first flowers of spring may lead researchers to underestimate the full impact of climate change.
17 March 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Moss frozen on an Antarctic island for more than 1,500 years was brought back to life in a British laboratory, researchers report.
16 March 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The last stable part of the Greenland Ice Sheet has started melting, a new study finds.
16 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Spectacular images of shrinking glaciers in northeast Greenland.
15 March 2014, 01:34 PM ET
This week we found images of the Grand Canyon, rogue black holes and even volcanic steam.
15 March 2014, 02:05 AM ET
Guacamole, Coke and Nike clothes are all products feeling the heat of a changing climate.
13 March 2014, 02:53 PM ET
Although most Americans believe global warming's effects will take hold during their lifetime, they don't expect these changes to pose a serious threat to their way of life, according to a new poll.
13 March 2014, 09:10 AM ET
Global warming's crystal ball is clearing as climate models improve, and scientists now predict that some regions will see a month's less rain and snow by 2100.
12 March 2014, 12:54 PM ET
NASA's IceBridge campaign returns to Greenland and the Arctic for its 2014 survey of glaciers and sea ice.
12 March 2014, 09:51 AM ET
Climate change could put the kibosh on some of the biggest waves on Australia's east coast, disappointing surfers everywhere.
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.