This surge of extreme cold is probably caused by climate change — and you’d better get used to it

Counterintuitive — yes. Disproving global warming? Not in the slightest.

EU wants to ban some microplastic production responsible for 400,000 tonnes of pollution in 20 years

The ban doesn’t solve the bulk of microplastics entering EU waters.

How climate change leads to more frequent thunderstorms

Scientists have put a number between climate change and storm frequency for the first time.

A single cruise ship can emit as much particulate matter pollution as a million cars

That luxurious cruise comes at a cost to your health and that of others.

China’s coal mines emit more methane despite policy aimed at reducing emissions

These measures “failed to produce a detectable decrease or decline in methane emissions associated with coal production,” the team writes.

Retreating ice is exposing Arctic moss and plants for the first time in 120,000 years

Climate change is exposing plant life that’s been preserved by the ice cap for thousands of years.

Bug bombs don’t kill the bugs, but they do expose you to pesticides

Bombs never solve anything :(.

Geopolitical interests and climate change are the main causes of food shocks

If we want to be able to feed the world, we need to change a thing or two.

War makes people more religious, sparking a potentially vicious cycle

War and religion — name a more iconic duo.

“Vested interests” cause major threat to human existence, researchers say

The change can only come from civil society, researchers urge.

If you think cats are antisocial, it’s probably you, new study concludes

It’s probably your fault — of course.

We can eradicate malaria — but we need to use new tricks

Improvise, adapt, eliminate.

The North Sea could become the UK’s largest battery — one that lasts for the whole winter

It would be green, too!

New research shows air pollution sours our mood and makes us unhappy

The study was performed on Chinese cities — but the air pollution problem is very much a global one.

Paleontologists discovered a new species of ancient shark — and it was so, so tiny

“[Its] teeth are the size of a sand grain. Without a microscope you’d just throw them away,” says one of its discoverers.

Leading economists urgently call for a tax on carbon

The world’s leading economists are saying we should tax carbon. The politicians say we shouldn’t.

Why are there mammals that lay eggs?

Nature always finds a way.

What’s Really Affecting Climate Change & How Can We Fix It?

It’s the issue of our generation.

Engineers study the in-depth structure of wings to make better adhesive materials

“We believe that these structures could serve as inspiration for an interlocking one-directional adhesive or a material with directionally tailored permeability,” the team said.

Diet check: the whale shark is more “vegetarian” than we thought

This could be very important for saving the world’s biggest fish.