Environment & Global Warming

Great news to hear that our friend Charlie Paton has reached the North Pole as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey 2010. The Survey was led by Pen Hadow last year and has been continued this season by Ann Daniels, Charlie Paton and Martin Hartley. The unique survey will establish…
Hannah Devlin The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro will be gone within two decades, according to scientists who say that the rapid melting of its glacier cap over the past century provides dramatic physical evidence of global climate change. If the forecast — based on 95 years of data tracking the…
BONN, Germany, May 20, 2008 (ENS) - German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel Monday urged governments to take stronger action to protect the diversity of life. Opening the largest UN biodiversity gathering yet, Gabriel warned that the world is not on the right path to protect the diversity of species and…
Climate change is "significantly amplifying" the threats facing the world's bird species, a key study concludes.Full story:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/7409034.stm
Climate change is already affecting the prospects for children in the world's poorer nations, says the UN children's agency.Full story:http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/7372137.stm
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 8, 2008 (ENS) - Bringing a rise in air and sea temperatures and extreme weather patterns, global warming endangers not only the planet but also threatens human health, top United Nations officials warned on World Health Day. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2008/2008-04-08-01.asp
Lewis SmithLeeds Increased volcanic activity is linked to ice melted by the effects of global warming, a study has found.So much ice in Iceland has melted in the past century that the pressure on the land beneath has lessened, which allows more of the rock deep in the ground to…
Tuesday, 29 April 2008 00:00

Arctic losing Long-Term Ice Cover

Despite colder conditions, the Arctic is losing a lot of its old, stable ice, according to satellite data. Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/7303385.stm
BOULDER, Colorado, March 26, 2008 (ENS) - An Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan that has been in place for several hundred years is collapsing and falling into the sea because of rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica, scientists say. "The ice shelf is hanging by…