Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

A new study has for the first time presented solid evidence that human-caused global warming is linked to melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists already knew that periodically changing winds in the region have caused an increase in warm ocean conditions around key glaciers in West Antarctica, and that this is causing them to lose ice. But they did not know whether changes in the winds could be linked to global warming. The new study shows that changes in the winds have indeed been influenced in part by warming climate, along with shorter-term natural variations in climate. The findings are published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

Previous research suggested 50 years of shale gas under the UK, but a new study says it could be less than 10.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from BBC News

Editorial: The other thing we need to do to save the planet: Eat less meat

Our love for steaks and burgers is contributing to rapidly exploding climate change and ironically setting up the planet to one day not have enough to eat.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change

Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from BBC News

Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected

A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British government, ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Why a Middle Eastern business thirsty for water can't just tow an iceberg from Antarctica

It's not just money and engineering that stand in the way of a wild plan to tow an iceberg to the Middle East for fresh water.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from ABC Science

Cow gut study finds bugs that could up yields

Cutting-edge DNA technologies have discovered thousands of bugs in cows' stomachs that could improve meat and dairy production, and keep cattle healthy.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Scientists link climate change to melting in West Antarctica

A new study has for the first time presented solid evidence that human-caused global warming is linked to melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists already knew that periodically changing ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming

New research, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, has found that Antarctic icebergs can weaken and delay the effect of Global Warming in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Phys.org

UK shale gas reserves could be up to 80% lower than previously thought 

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and British Geological Survey analysed samples taken from Bowland in Lancashire to make the finding.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

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