Global Warming Archive
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.
06 February 2014, 06:09 PM ET
In light of President Obama's plan to advance brain science, here are some recent cool findings about the brain.
05 February 2014, 01:51 PM ET
Early farmers boosted Earth's temperature by 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) in the past 8,000 years, a new study suggests.
04 February 2014, 11:09 PM ET
What will Mannhattan look like 400 years into the future?
04 February 2014, 03:23 PM ET
This year may be the perfect time for Sochi to host the Winter Olympics, as new research suggests that by the middle of this century, the Russian town could be too warm to support many cold-weather sports.
04 February 2014, 02:26 PM ET
Chart shows average high and low temperatures of Olympics sites since 1924.
04 February 2014, 01:50 PM ET
Since 1950, Alaska's Arctic lakes freeze later and thaw earlier, leaving them vulnerable to water loss from evaporation and possibly adding to local warming.
03 February 2014, 06:45 PM ET
Deaths due to heat waves could rise three to four times in some regions by the middle of this century, according to a new U.K. study.
03 February 2014, 05:01 PM ET
An amazing landscape left behind by melting ice sheets offers clues to the future of Greenland's disappearing glaciers, a new study suggests.