Scientists use Indian Ocean earthquake data to tell how fast it is heating

In an advance that may lead to a relatively low-cost technique to monitor water temperatures in all of the oceans, scientists have developed a novel method to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing the sound from seabed earthquakes. Continue Reading

Russia joins Paris climate accord

The news came just hours ahead of a new major UN climate summit, which aims to reinvigorate the faltering Paris accord as mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases than ever into the atmosphere. While many countries will be present at the summit at the head of state level, Russia is only sending a deputy environment minister. Russia’s environment minister Dmitry Kobylkin said that the country now has to set targets for “decreasing anthropogenic emissions and increasing absorption of greenhouse gases” as well as adapt Russia to the changing climate. Continue Reading