Frozen Arctic and sub-Arctic soil that thaws from global warming will add substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere, accelerating climate change, but it won't come in a sudden burst, researchers say in a new paper.
A full 90 per cent of the glaciers in Canada's Rocky Mountains could disappear by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue, causing huge changes to local ecosystems, University of British Columbia researchers warn.
A U.S. envoy for climate change said Friday that China and the U.S. are working more closely than ever ahead of a conference this year in Paris that raises hopes for a global plan to cut greenhouse emissions.
Starving sea lion pups and seabirds up and down the U.S. West Coast this year may be part of a large-scale shift of the Pacific Ocean to warmer and less productive conditions, according to a new federal fisheries report.
The Harvard president told students at one of China's most prestigious universities Tuesday that academic institutions must be unfettered places where every topic can be raised and every question asked to help tackle challenges such as climate change.