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Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Antarctic glacier’s rough belly exposed

Media captionThis movie illustrates the rough terrain underlying some parts of the PIG The melting Antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised. New radar images reveal the mighty Pine Island Glacier (PIG) to be sitting on a rugged rock bed populated by […]

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

Image copyright Getty Images The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030. Ministers hope to have 50 countries signed up by the time of the next major […]

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Media captionWhich cities might suffer as the ice melts A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists. It looks at the Earth’s spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be “redistributed” globally. “This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers, […]

‘Routine’ detection of space ripples

‘Routine’ detection of space ripples

Image caption Comparison of black hole mergers seen by the laser interferometers. LVT151012 probably was a real event but it did not have the required confidence to be fully declared a formal detection Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such an event has been validated, […]

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

Image copyright Getty Images French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the global climate body, the IPCC. The scientific organisation has faced uncertainty since President Donald Trump outlined plans earlier this year to cut US funding. The UK government also pledged to double their IPCC contribution. Speaking at […]

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Image copyright Anand Bora/Sanctuary Nature Foundation Image caption Villagers and forest guards rescued the leopard by dropping a bed into the well and then pulling it out Around 8 am on July 19, 2012, Anand Bora received a phone call saying a leopard was trapped in a well in a nearby tribal village in the […]

Nearby planet is ‘excellent’ target in search for life

Nearby planet is ‘excellent’ target in search for life

Image copyright ESO / M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: Ross 128 b might be a target in the search for extra-terrestrial life Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that’s relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet – called Ross 128 b – make it a prime target in […]

Trump team looks for alternative approaches to Paris pact

Trump team looks for alternative approaches to Paris pact

Image caption Mr Banks says there is a need to involve economic and energy advisers in talks President Trump’s special adviser on climate says that the US is seeking ways of continuing to be part of international climate discussions. George David Banks said the US was considering reviving the Major Economies Meeting (MEM). The Bush-era […]

Climate’s magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Climate’s magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air

Image copyright CLIMEWORKS Image caption The Climeworks installation sits on top of a recycling facility which provides heat to help run the system UN climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn amid a welter of reports indicating that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have broken records, while international attempts to curb greenhouse gases are […]

‘World’s oldest wine’ found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

‘World’s oldest wine’ found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some of the Neolithic jars bore decorations of grapes Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making. The earthenware jars containing residual wine compounds were found in two sites south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, researchers said. Some of the jars bore images of grape […]

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