Sea-Turtle

Climate threat to mobile species

Some of the world’s most spectacular migratory animals will be severely affected by climate change, according to a new United Nations report. The UN Environment Programme (Unep) says that rising temperatures spell extinction for some mobile species. Turtles are particularly...

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Arctic Ice Retreat May Speed, Leaving Ice-Free Ocean

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — Arctic sea-ice retreat is likely to accelerate so rapidly that the Arctic Ocean will be nearly ice-free in summer by 2040, atmospheric scientists said. Further increases in the atmosphere of so-called greenhouse gases may lead to...

UN downgrades man’s impact on the climate

Richard Gray, Science Correspondent, Sunday Telegraph The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there can be little doubt that humans are responsible for warming the planet, but the organisation has reduced its overall estimate of this effect by 25...

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Global Dimming

Feb. 9, 2006 — Scientists have long argued that human activity may be warming the Earth through a process known as the greenhouse effect. Now studies show we may also be having a different kind of impact: global dimming. Researchers...

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