Amid the effects of El Nino, seaweed production help the fisherfolk community of Naborot Island to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda
ILOILO, Philippines (May 26, 2016) — The northern part of Iloilo boasts of pristine islands that attract local and international tourists. While people from these islands hugely benefit from tourism for their livelihood, the fisherfolks in a small yet scenic island called Naborot found hope in planting seaweeds. Continue reading Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds→
Perimeter Institute public lecture by Tim Palmer of Oxford University
May 5, 2016 — The May 2016 Perimeter Institute public lecture is this evening. Tim Palmer of Oxford University will take about climate change, and the computational techniques used to evaluate the predictability and dynamics of weather and climate. The lecture Continue reading Climate change, chaos and inexact computing→
The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.87ºF (1.04ºC) above the 20th century average for January
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 18, 2016) — Last month was the hottest January in modern times, US data showed Wednesday, February 17, the latest in a string of heat records fueling concerns over the pace of climate change.
The research challenges long-standing assumptions that virgin tropical forests untouched by logging or industry do a better job of sopping up carbon dioxide
PARIS, France (Feb. 4, 2016) — Tropical forests reclaiming land cleared for agriculture or livestock not only grow quickly, but absorb far more CO2 from the atmosphere than old-growth trees, according to a study released Wednesday, February 3.
The clock serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet, and was most recently moved closer to midnight in 2015
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 27, 2016) — Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic “doomsday” clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Tuesday, January 26.
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 30, 2015) — A summary of pledges from more than 140 United Nations member-states showed that it is still possible to limit global warming to below the danger threshold – but countries need to do more to avoid more devastating impacts of climate change.