Global warming is progressing slower than we thought, at least compared to the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to a new study.
Plants have been hailed as possible saviors of the planet as it continues to warm up, especially considering that they can absorb more harmful carbon dioxide than previously thought. However, now new research says soil nutrients may hinder this plan, keeping plants from slowing down climate change.
A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis may be able to solve the world's carbon emission problem, according to new research.
Back in October, scientists discovered that the Four Corners region of the United States was a methane "hot spot," releasing large amounts of the greenhouse gas. And amidst the battle against climate change, scientists are still struggling to solve this methane mystery.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, may be increasing levels of toxic radon in Pennsylvania homes, according to a new study.
Scientists have long feared that as the world gets warmer, thawing permafrost may lead to a significant effect on global warming. But now new research suggests that this same Arctic permafrost may actually help us adapt to climate change.
A warming world may have more of an impact on spiders than experts ever expected. That's at least according to a recent study that closely investigated how temperature fluctuations affected the movements of spiders and robots alike.
Deforestation is driving changes in the climate that threaten to impact global food production, according to a new study.
Passing gas: it's a natural part of bodily function, and not one that's ever associated with doomsday scenarios. However, experts are finding that invasive insects are pumping out more gas than usual, helping facilitate warming in places that otherwise couldn't support them.
New research has found evidence of a positive feedback mechanism brought on by climate change in which global warming itself may intensify a rise in greenhouse gases, resulting in additional warming.
Back in 2009, at the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change, nations around the world drew a hypothetical line in the sand, pledging to do everything in their power to prevent the world annual average temperature from warming an additional two degrees Celsius (3.6 °F) - known as the Copenhagen Accord. Now, nearly six years later, experts are saying that even this lofty goal won't be enough to save many nations.
The world is getting warmer, at least on a global scale, and that means increasing difficulties for farmers who grow temperamental crops like wheat and, surprisingly, even beans. Now new research has revealed that there are some beans that can take the heat, and new breeding programs may be launched to make them the new face of the "meat of the poor."
The Gulf Stream system, one of Earth's most important heat transport systems, is slower than ever before, and researchers warn that it may result in drastic climate impacts, according to a new study.
You may have heard that regardless of what is causing climate change (be it natural, man-driven, or both) humanity must act now if there is any hope of preventing the problems that it will cause for society and the natural world alike in the future. However, some researchers are now making the argument that even adapting to our warming world will bring new and unconsidered problems.
With winter at its end, it appears that the extent of Arctic sea ice has reached its limit. Worryingly, it's the lowest extent ever seen, reaching only about 5.61 million square miles. What's more, this is also one of the earliest maximum extents ever reached, with most seen much further into the end of the season.