St Paul's Cathedral is seen refracted in raindrops on a metal plaque following heavy rainfall in the City of London, Britain December 15, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain Taking Slow Road to Climate Change

By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government’s climate advisers said in a report on Thursday....

Posted 29 June 2017 by
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A sensitive area in the Arctic Ocean is playing an unexpectedly large role in removing extra nitrogen from the ocean. Nitrogen is critical for living things, but too much of it -- as is the case now, because of fertilizers and other human activity -- can be harmful to life. In the first study of its kind in the Arctic, scientists found that the bacteria that remove nitrogen here are responsible for about 5 percent of the world's nitrogen removal in oceans; earlier estimates had been that the figure was closer to 1 percent. CREDIT: University of Texas at Austin

What would the Ocean Say?

NEW YORK – The world’s oceans are in the hands of today’s human population. The decisions we make today will impact our future on this small planet. Presented by filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron and the Avatar...

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Coral reefs, like the Osprey Reef off Northeastern Australia, will bear the brunt of rising temperatures, jeopardizing the lives and economic prosperity of people who depend on reefs for tourism and food. CREDIT: Jayne Jenkins, Catlin Seaview Survey

Warming Ocean Temperatures Impact Fish Species

WOODS HOLE MA. – CLIMATE – Climate change is impacting the world’s oceans. Rising ocean temperatures are predicted to seriously impact fish species and global fisheries. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole,...

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A Polar Bear mother and her two cubs are shown in Wapusk National Park, Canada. CREDIT: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Ditch the Polar Bear for Climate Image?

Is the use of a few iconic images to represent climate change keeping people from identifying with the problem? By Laurie Goering LONDON – CLIMATE – (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – What does climate change look like? For many people,...

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