Global Warming Archive
29 January 2014, 12:13 PM ET
An emphatic five words spoken by President Obama last night during the State of the Union address were bittersweet for some climate scientists, who applaud the declaration of climate change as a fact. But what can he do to make a difference?
23 January 2014, 05:14 PM ET
Once thought steady and predictable — and handy for gauging past climate change — rivers are a little wilder than scientists once thought.
23 January 2014, 03:39 PM ET
As climate change has shortened the hunting season on sea ice, polar bears have shifted to eating more land-based foods such as geese, eggs and caribou.
23 January 2014, 03:14 PM ET
As climate change has shortened the hunting season on sea ice, polar bears have shifted to eating more land-based foods such as geese, eggs and caribou.
22 January 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Though physically distant from Antarctica, water masses in the north and tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean appear to have a significant influence on the effects of climate change on the icy continent.
21 January 2014, 02:23 PM ET
How much of an impact does beef really have on health and the environment?
21 January 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Since 1950, average temperatures have increased 1.1°F to an average of 58.3° in 2013. Increase in greenhouse gas levels continue to drive the temperature increase.
21 January 2014, 01:59 PM ET
It's official: 2013 was one of the hottest on record, tying 2003 as the world's fourth warmest year since record keeping began in 1880, a new analysis shows.
21 January 2014, 11:38 AM ET
Renewable biofuels are sometimes criticized for effecting food prices when they use food crops, which is why a research program in France is aiming to turn straw and other agricultural waste into jet fuel.
19 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The most intense El Niño events may soon hit every 10 years, instead of every 20 years, thanks to warming water in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a new study predicts.
16 January 2014, 02:05 PM ET
Rapidly growing mountains have higher rates of soil production and weathering than scientists thought possible, suggesting they may be able to act as carbon sinks.
16 January 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A new survey finds that while the proportion of Americans who believe in climate change holds steady, the number of the uncertain has dropped and the ranks of the disbelievers have grown.
16 January 2014, 09:36 AM ET
Pine Island Glacier – one of the largest glaciers within the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – is about to undergo rapid, uncontrollable retreat, new research finds.
15 January 2014, 03:53 PM ET
The cold snap triggered by the polar vortex was paltry compared to cold waves in the past four decades.
15 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Roiling air currents above cracks in Arctic sea ice help pull down toxic mercury and ozone from the atmosphere — an unexpected new source of mercury pollution in the polar environment.
14 January 2014, 04:06 PM ET
A prominent scientists' group warns that nuclear weapons and climate change threaten civilization. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientist's Doomsday Clock remains set at 11:55 p.m.
13 January 2014, 11:58 AM ET
The fact that the current weather influences Americans' belief about climate change has long frustrated scientists. Now, researchers discover that the reason for this shift is that people use the most accessible information available when making judgments
10 January 2014, 08:39 PM ET
Beneath the lush forests of the Amazon is a whole different level of diversity that new research says may be one of the keys to understanding how to stem the global impacts of deforestation.
10 January 2014, 11:52 AM ET
The Bay Area chapter of wants all local gas pumps to display a label that states, "WARNING! GAS USE CREATES CLIMATE DISRUPTION."
08 January 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Data from remote locations suggests global warming is not slowing at all.
08 January 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Emperor penguins may be one of the most awkward birds on land, but it turns out they can clamber up Antarctica's steep ice cliffs and start new nesting colonies if their sea-ice homes disappear, a new study finds.
06 January 2014, 04:06 PM ET
Record-breaking cold winter temperatures today (Jan. 6) means global warming must be a farce, right? Wrong, and here's why.
30 December 2013, 03:01 PM ET
Mangrove forests have more than doubled in expanse on the northern end of Florida's East Coast, likely because climate change has led to fewer cold snaps, a new study finds.
30 December 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Is industry really to blame for climate change?
22 December 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Big surprises still hide in snowy Greenland. Despite decades of poking and prodding by scientists, only now has the continent revealed its hidden snow aquifer.
19 December 2013, 02:59 PM ET
From pandemic fungus to robot insurrection, here are 9 apocalyptic visions that scientists foresee.
19 December 2013, 12:21 PM ET
Will genetic diversity help species adapt to climate change?
17 December 2013, 04:35 PM ET
Laser technology known as lidar could be used to track polar-bear dens and, in turn, help shield the dens full of helpless baby polar bears from oil and gas exploration.
17 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
On Sunday, snow covered 53 percent of the continental United States, which is the largest snow pack on record for that date in the last decade.
17 December 2013, 01:09 PM ET
Last month was the hottest November on record since 1880, new climate data suggests. And the odds that next year will be even hotter are rising.
16 December 2013, 09:25 AM ET
At the beginning of this year, LiveScience asked scientists for their wishes for 2013. What discoveries did they yearn for? What trends did they love or hate in their fields? Now, we look back at the year to see if their wishes came true.
13 December 2013, 10:39 AM ET
Civli Engineer Dorothy Reed is helping New York City prepare for the next hurricane by merging together data from Sandy devastation, including power stations, flood zones, subway lines, and weather forecasts.
13 December 2013, 09:18 AM ET
Kilimanjaro's shrinking northern glaciers, thought to be 10,000 years old, could disappear by 2030.
12 December 2013, 04:26 PM ET
A new digital elevation model shows Kilimanjaro's glaciers are shrinking. If the pace continues, Credner Glacier could disappear by 2030, said researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
12 December 2013, 03:50 PM ET
Antarctica's crumbling Larsen B Ice Shelf is poised to finally finish its collapse.
12 December 2013, 03:26 PM ET
A type of greenhouse gas that is thought to have a potent impact on global warming was detected in trace amounts in the atmosphere for the first time, according to a new study.