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EPA Launches Methane Controls For Oil And Gas

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases first-ever standards to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. EPA finalises “common sense” standards for new, modified…





Researchers To Study Historic Global Warming

Researchers plan to study historic global warming events from millions of years ago for insight into climate change. The project includes an outreach component with Arlington…





Mann Paper: Pause Was Not Foreseeable

Paper from climate scientist Michael Mann and colleagues asks whether the recent slowdown, or pause as some refer to it, in global warming was predictable?…



Past Monsoons Hold Key To Current Changes

A new Nature paper discusses the main influences on monsoon variability and their uncertainties, and argues that a coordinated effort to quantify what happened in the…





Meteorologist Predicts Atlantic Cooling

Something significant is occurring in the Atlantic Ocean, according to meteorologist Paul Dorian of US weather forecast service Vencore Weather – Atlantic cooling. Evidence is…


Risk Of Alaskan Wildfires To Quadruple

With the Alberta wildfire in the headlines comes this study from the University of Montana saying that the risk of Alaskan wildfires will increase four-fold this…


Global Temperature Rise Visualised

Climate scientist Ed Hawkins has posted on his blog this interesting visualisation showing the change in global temperature since modern measurements began – and it…



BOM Says El Niño Drawing To An End

An end to the El Niño Pacific Ocean warming event is within sight, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Tropical Pacific Ocean conditions have weakened…



Leftover Warm Water Fuelled El Niño

Leftover warm water in Pacific Ocean fuelled the recent massive El Niño. A similar event occurred in 1990. That year, easterly winds counteracted a budding El Niño, and leftover…



Sulfur Pollution In Decline Says Study

Study finds declining sulfur pollution levels. With the move from burning coal to natural gas and low-sulfur coal and an increase in the use of scrubbers, only…


Stronger Storms Will Get More Intense

In cities, flooding and rainfall extremes will rise as the climate changes, according to a new study. Just how global warming is making storms more destructive has…


Antarctic Ice Mass Loss Can Be Visualised

Geodesists of TU Dresden visualise the ice mass loss of Antarctica using data collected by the GRACE satellite. New computer tool allows users to graphically see ice…


Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere Was Thin

Early Earth’s air weighed less than half of today’s atmosphere, according to a new study. Bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks show that air at that…



Deeper Policy Coordination Needed

The current system of global climate policy coordination is not working with lots of ‘climate talk’ and little ‘climate action’, argue the authors of a new paper…