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  • Causes of California drought linked to climate change, Stanford scientists say

    29 September 2014, 4:34 pm

    The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists write in a new research paper. In a new study, a team led by Stanford climate…
  • Connecting Productivity of Office Workers and Climate Change

    29 September 2014, 10:57 am

    Energy efficiency in office buildings struggles to gain the attention of top management, writes John Alker - because energy is too cheap to really matter. But with 90% of operating costs spent on staff, a new report shows that green building design makes…
  • Climate change more of a risk to the Greenland Ice Sheet than thought

    29 September 2014, 8:56 am

    A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would…
  • Some good news for the oceans!

    28 September 2014, 9:04 am

    Good news for aquatic life: the oceans just got a little bit safer. Okay, so most of the ocean remains vulnerable to human devastation, but on Thursday, President Barack Obama used his authority to create the most massive ocean reserve in the world. In a…
  • Reducing global trade would cut carbon emissions

    27 September 2014, 12:12 pm

    If the world's leaders really cared about climate change, there's one easy way to reduce emissions, writes John Weeks - drop the obsession with increasing trade, and all the pollution that goes with it. A world based on local production, consumption and…
  • Cornell finds molecule in space that connotes life origins

    26 September 2014, 6:36 pm

    Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule – one with a branched structure – contained within a giant gas cloud in interstellar space. Like finding a molecular needle in a cosmic haystack,…
  • Study calculates that water on Earth is actually older than our Sun!

    26 September 2014, 8:36 am

    Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of life on other planets. Identifying the original source of Earth's water is key to understanding how life-fostering environments come into being and how likely…

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