# While the concept of profit maximization can be successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions... # ... it does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system. # Scientists used mathematical experiments to analyse three grand concepts of environmental policy.
A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change.
A team of Cambridge researchers sets out to define a new science for policy communications, with ambitions of finding the 'Goldilocks zone' between too much and not enough information when informing both legislators and the public on complex issues.
The close collaboration between the Met Office and the China Meteorological Administration-National Satellite Meteorological Center helped support China in generating high quality satellite data for weather and climate services.
With summer nearly here in North America, we often hear about invasive plants popping up in undesirable locations, 'colonizing' different areas. But what if we shifted how 'non-native' species are perceived? A Dartmouth study with two indigenous nations provides new insight into how the concept of 'native' species is associated with colonialism, and how such framing runs counter to the lenses through which many indigenous peoples view their relationship with the world.
Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) have shown that diatoms can withstand population collapse in an acidified environment by conserving valuable energy normally used for carbon dioxide consumption.
Research, led by the University of Sussex and the University of Kent, indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish Highlands they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve.
Surface air temperature (SAT) is a very important hydrological and climatic variable in western China and the ability to predict SAT skillfully is an important target for science.A tea, pf Chinese and British scientists reveal useful predictions of SAT in western China, using the GloSea5 operational forecast system from the UK Met Office.
The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of award-winning Antarctic research scientists in a paper released today. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years.
Storm-driven ocean swells have triggered the catastrophic disintegration of Antarctic ice shelves in recent decades, according to new research published in Nature today.