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Global warming behind hurricane increase?

Global warming causes altered wind patterns and warmer ocean temperatures. Study shows that this in turn leads to more hurricanes and storms.

Nigeria: Climate Change - 13 Million Citizens At Risk

Thirteen million Nigerians are currently at risk due to climate change vulnerability, says a report on Nigeria under UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It says that those at risk would have to relocate.The report indicates that the inhabitants of the nation's coastal areas and communities on desertification zone would be at serious risk as well as floods and erosion in the coastal areas.

Study links more hurricanes, climate change

The number of hurricanes that strike each year has more than doubled over the past century, an increase tied to global warming, according to a study released Sunday.

Meat production 'beefs up emissions'

Producing 1kg of beef results in more CO2 emissions than going for a three-hour drive while leaving all the lights on at home, scientists said today.

Listen to Earth, Pope Says in Environmental Plea

Pope Benedict said the human race must listen to "the voice of the Earth" or risk destroying its very existence. The Pope, speaking as he was concluding his holiday in northern Italy, also said that while there is much scientific proof to support evolution, the theory could not exclude a role by God.

Britons Reject "Green" Taxes

Despite many being prepared to adopt a more "green" lifestyle, 50 percent are not willing to pay more to help combat environmental issues, believing they already shell out too much tax, according to the survey by Unbiased.co.uk.

Catastrophic sea level rise: fact or fiction?

I find it almost inconceivable that "business as usual" climate change will not result in a rise in sea level measured in metres within a century. Am I the only scientist who thinks so? Last year I testified in a case brought by car manufacturers to challenge California's new laws on vehicle emissions

Old oil wells eaten up by Alaska erosion

Old Alaskan oil wells could be swallowed by the ocean as rising temperatures speed up erosion of the state's Arctic coastline.

Smog to accelerate global warming

OZONE smog will accentuate global warming this century, for it will damage plants and trees that help soak up carbon emissions, a study to be published today said. Its authors fear a major factor in the climate-change equation has been badly overlooked.

Ozone cuts plant growth, spurs global warming: study

While the increasing carbon dioxide level should encourage plant growth, the increasing greenhouse ozone near the earth's surface is countering that effect.