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Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with ...

Has a new temperature record been broken?

Has a new temperature record been broken?

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah,...

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

University of South Florida researchers investigating the aftermath of a September 2014 sewer line b...

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood-related losses can be expected to increase considerably in Germany as a result of climate chan...

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest since NASA's modern temperature records began

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest since NASA's modern temperature records began

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest six-month period in NASA's modern temperature record, ...

At least 84 killed after lorry crashes through crowd at Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France

At least 84 killed after lorry crashes through crowd at Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France

At least 84 people have died, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating ...

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Sc...

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

Climate change is happening now, says a new UK government report. Globally, 14 of the 15 hottest yea...

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Scientists have long suggested that global warming could lead to a slowdown – or even shutdown...

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Scientists have specified how many deaths can be attributed to man-made climate change during an ext...

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

The structure of coconut walls could help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and oth...

Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have found that the September ozone hole has shrunk by more than fou...

Zika vaccines protect mice from infection and two-dollar lab testing kit is announced

Zika vaccines protect mice from infection and two-dollar lab testing kit is announced

A single dose of either of two experimental Zika vaccines fully protected mice challenged with Zika ...

Travel disruption and floods warnings as South East hit by more rain

Travel disruption and floods warnings as South East hit by more rain

Severe rain and flooding has continued to disrupt travel for commuters and led to the cancellation o...

Predicting monsoon rainfall by examining ocean currents

Predicting monsoon rainfall by examining ocean currents

A project involving scientists from the UK and India to predict monsoon rainfall by studying ocean p...

The humanitarian potential of nanorods that expel water

The humanitarian potential of nanorods that expel water

Usually, materials take on more water as the humidity around them increases. But researchers observe...

Risk of Zika to Southern Europe

Risk of Zika to Southern Europe

An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveller f...

Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come

Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come

Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come and a stark reminder o...

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