2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prize

Two US-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research.


Last three years hottest on record: UN

2018-01-20 21:30

The last three years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency says, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

2018-01-20 15:19

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers are harming the environment in a dozen different ways.

Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! Preemie is turning 1

2018-01-20 19:45

Hippo-y birthday! Cincinnati Zoo's celebrity beast, the prematurely born Fiona, is turning one and zoo officials have planned day-long festivities.

Rising seas from warming climate threaten major cities in Africa

2018-01-19 12:54

Approximately one million South Africans live in areas that will be inundated by rising seas as the climate warms - unless carbon emissions reduce dramatically by the year 2100.

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

2018-01-19 12:17

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up 4-5°C by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

2018-01-17 21:00

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, says the country's conservation agency.

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

2018-01-18 08:23

Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards.

Fiji PM: We're losing the battle to save coral reefs

2018-01-18 05:22

Climate change may kill the world’s coral reefs by the end of the century, affecting about one billion people, says the Fijian prime minister.

Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

2018-01-17 15:34

Malaysian zoo officials say a giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country.

US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

2018-01-14 09:30

Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species.

Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

2018-01-12 18:30

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers say.

Britain’s first cloned dog is expecting pups!

2018-01-11 13:39

The pups, which are not clones, are due in February.

Extinct giant burrowing bat fossil found in New Zealand

2018-01-12 08:09

The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived millions of years ago have been found in New Zealand, an international team of scientists announce.

Australia experiences 3rd hottest year on record in 2017

2018-01-10 11:03

Australia experienced its third hottest year on record in 2017, when surrounding high sea temperatures delivered a second consecutive summer of devastating coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

Merkel faces criticism over reported climate backtrack

2018-01-10 14:51

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their prospective centre-left partners in government face criticism over their reported willingness to push back Germany's target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.

France's playful baby panda makes 1st public appearance

2018-01-13 16:09

France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many five-month-olds - climbing all over his reclining mother who appeared to want to rest.

Outrage after koala found screwed to pole in Australia

2018-01-12 09:38

A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a "sickening" act that sparked outrage on social media.

UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

2018-01-13 07:31

Britain plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced as part of long-term plans for the environment.

Global warming will expose millions more to floods

2018-01-11 15:01

Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers say.

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