Fastest rate of carbon dioxide rise over the last 50,000 years

Today's rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide increase is 10 times faster than at any other point in the past 50,000 years, researchers have found through a detailed chemical analysis of ancient Antarctic ice.

Summer 2023 was northern hemisphere's hottest for 2,000 years

Across Europe, Asia and North America, surface air temperatures were more than 2°C higher in June, July and August 2023 than the average summer temperature between AD1 and 1890, as reconstructed from tree ring records.

Dramatic Shift in Africa 5,000 Years Ago Could Be a Warning of The Future

Around five and half millenia ago, northern Africa went through a dramatic transformation. The Sahara desert expanded and grasslands, forests and lakes favoured by humans disappeared. Humans were forced to retreat.

Plastic can silently enter our body with every breath we take

Research shows inhaled plastic particles deposit in the respiratory system, affecting health based on size, shape, and breathing rate.

World Continues to Swelter as April 2024 Blazes Past Heat Records

April marked another "remarkable" month of record-breaking global air and sea surface temperature averages, according to a new report by the EU's climate monitor published on Wednesday.

Virus lifespan and transmission boosted by high CO2 levels

The findings reveal that carbon dioxide (CO2) levels play a critical role in the lifespan and transmission of airborne viruses.

Large and persistent 2023 ozone hole closes

The 2023 ozone hole opened early and fast, becoming one of the largest on record in mid-September, and it’s one of the longest-lived observed to date. The causes of this behaviour point to climate change or volcanic emissions.

Marijuana Use Linked to Epigenetic Changes - News Center

Recent and long-term marijuana use is linked to changes in the human genome, a new study has found.

56 Companies Responsible for Half of Tracable Global Plastic Pollution

A new study on plastic pollution in 84 countries has linked half of branded plastic pollution to only 56 firms, with about 24% of the plastic waste analyzed connected to only 5 companies Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, Danone and Altria.

From California to China, excessive water use is collapsing the ground

A recent study analyzed dozens of Chinese cities, revealing that they're slowly sinking. From California to Greece, human activity is making the land under our feet more prone to subsiding than ever.

Mysterious force moves the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica every day

Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, a massive floating ice platform about the size of France, shifts suddenly a few centimeters at least once a day.

Trillions of tonnes of carbon has been left out of environmental models

Acoording to a new study, there is much more soil inorganic carbon than anybody realised – and that it may be a surprisingly big player in Earth’s carbon cycle.

March is tenth straight month to be hottest on record

Europe's climate monitor said Tuesday that March was the hottest on record and the tenth straight month of historic heat, with sea surface temperatures also hitting a "shocking" new high.

Desperate Nations May Unilaterally Begin Hacking The Global Climate

A single country or coalition of countries witnessing the harms of climate change could make a cost and geopolitical calculation and decide to begin climate engineering on its own.