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Grass-fed beef is bad for the planet and causes climate change

Supporters like Prince Charles say raising cattle on pastures can be good for the environment, but the sums have been done and their claims don’t add up. »
4 October 2017, 07:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Could we store carbon dioxide as liquid lakes under the sea?

We need to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to slow down climate change, and perhaps deep-sea trenches would be a good place to put it. »
19 September 2017, 15:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Hurricane Irma’s epic size is being fuelled by global warming

The monster storm has the second strongest wind speeds ever recorded for an Atlantic hurricane, and its growth was fuelled by warming waters. »
6 September 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The cities in the firing line for the next Hurricane Harvey

Of five cities set to see the worst losses from flooding by 2050, three are in the US. Yet the country is unprepared for worsening weather brought by climate change. »
1 September 2017, 16:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Texas may be just as vulnerable when next big hurricane hits

Houston is battling unprecedented floods from Hurricane Harvey – and yet Texas’s plans to protect itself from floods remain stalled. »
29 August 2017, 20:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The BBC should stop giving unwarranted airtime to Nigel Lawson

The broadcaster had tough questions for Al Gore and then gave space to false claims of a prominent climate sceptic. This is a recipe for spreading misinformation. »
12 August 2017, 21:10 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Al Gore: The return of climate science’s preacher man

Climate denialism seems to loom large, but after 10 years delivering his message globally, Al Gore believes we’re on the road to salvation. »
11 August 2017, 20:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Americans already feeling effects of climate change, says report

A leaked report says evidence that humans are responsible for climate change is strong – but it remains to be seen how the Trump White House will react. »
9 August 2017, 00:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

The ethics issue: Should we geoengineer the planet?

We only have one Earth. How far should we go in our attempts to save it from ourselves? »
9 July 2017, 10:50 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: You can make a difference

With climate change, individual behaviour does matter. Here's how to influence the future through how you travel, where you get your electricity and what you eat. »
24 June 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: How to cope in a warmer world

Feeding and housing a growing human population when seas are rising and extreme weather hits will be hard – but manageable if we take the right decisions now. »
23 June 2017, 18:41 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen?

If Earth reaches dangerous tipping points like the Antarctic glaciers melting, we'll have to engineer our way out of the crisis. It's difficult to gauge how far we are from either of those things. »
21 June 2017, 23:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them

Dams are mitigating climate change impacts for certain populations, but the overall effect of such interventions may be increased drought. »
15 June 2017, 19:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Governments sued over climate change, with banks and firms next

Almost 900 climate change cases have now been filed in 24 countries, and the Paris climate agreement could provide a further boost to litigation efforts. »
27 May 2017, 00:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Rising seas could double the number of severe coastal floods

An increase in sea level of between just 5 and 10 centimetres could make devastating weather events come every 25 years rather than every 50 years. »
19 May 2017, 07:40 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Narwhals could help us measure melting glaciers underwater

A project off Greenland will tag whales with sensors to measure sea temperatures and ice melt in hard-to-reach places, improving predictions of sea-level rise. »
18 May 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

We are on track to pass 1.5°C warming in less than 10 years

Business as usual would cause the planet to warm above the aspirational 1.5°C limit agreed at the UN Paris meeting as early as 2026. »
12 May 2017, 15:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Snowball Earth melting led to freshwater ocean 2 kilometres deep

A freshwater layer up to 2 kilometres deep floated on our planet’s oceans for some 50,000 years after the end of an extreme ice age. »
10 May 2017, 20:11 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Warming drives Alaskan glacier to its lowest point in 900 years

The Columbia glacier was tipped into rapid retreat by human-caused climate warming of less than 2°C, so many more glaciers might be doomed. »
1 April 2017, 06:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

Shock mass coral die-off in Asia sounds alarm for world’s reefs

An unexpected coral bleaching event in the South China Sea shows that reefs can heat up substantially more than the surrounding ocean. »
23 March 2017, 18:00 - newscientist - Search similar - Email