Previous studies of plant and animal migrations have offered indications that something — perhaps rising temperatures — was driving species northward and/or to higher altitudes. But these studies were isolated and doubts remained as to the true trigger of these movements and migrations. But now comes evidence from the largest-scale analysis to date that such northward, migratory expansions and accelerating movements up-slope are largely attributable to warming and climate change. The ecological impacts of these shifts are unknown at present.
In the midst of the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, it has been interesting to see how the world’s leading countries and politicians are responding. If I had even an ounce of hope that Republicans could come around on energy policy in the face of this catastrophe, I think I completely lost it this week.
Some of the top climate change and environmental stories of the last day or so: Climate Science Graph of the Day: Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Changes Good info and graphs on … [Read full article]
Other than all the big news we wrote about last week (click on our Global Warming or Science categories above), here are a number of climate science stories I thought … [Read full article]
If you ask environmentally-minded people or typical liberals/progressives about what sort of energy we should be using and what energy technologies our governments should be promoting, you are sure to … [Read full article]
As I’ve covered on here twice recently, while it may be colder in parts of the U.S. and Europe, it is drastically warmer in the Arctic. In fact, the warming … [Read full article]
I had a piece just last week on this topic, a more science-based piece explaining why it might make sense that the Northeast US and Europe are so much colder … [Read full article]
Well, before we get into the details, look very quickly at two key words in the title — ‘Europe’ and ‘Global” (hint, hint). As I just reported earlier today, November … [Read full article]
After streaming through and contaminating smaller rivers and streams, toxic sludge from a Hungarian factory has now reached the Danube River. The Danube is Europe’s second-largest river and experts from … [Read full article]
The latest Earth Policy Institute news release by Lester R. Brown discusses the issue of appliance efficiency, with information on this issue from countries around the world. Lester R. Brown … [Read full article]
Greenpeace recently found genetically engineered maize from Monsanto, MON810, illegally growing in Italy. Now, activists from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary are quarantining this GE maize. “Greenpeace has taken action … [Read full article]
A top member of the European Commission has said that European countries should freeze new deep water drilling until the causes behind the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are investigated. … [Read full article]
Europe’s total electricity consumption in 2009 saw almost 20 percent come from renewable energy sources. The Renewable Energy Snapshots report published Monday by the European Commission’s Join Research Centre showed … [Read full article]