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Image copyright Getty Images The biggest and most damaging hurricanes are now three times more frequent than they were 100 years ago, say researchers. Using a new method of calculating the destruction, the scientists say the increase in frequency is “unequivocal”. Previous attempts to isolate the impact of climate change on hurricanes have often came …

Image copyright Getty Images Cutting the speed of ships has huge benefits for humans, nature and the climate, according to a new report. A 20% reduction would cut greenhouse gases but also curb pollutants that damage human health such as black carbon and nitrogen oxides. This speed limit would cut underwater noise by 66% and …

A British Airways whistleblower has revealed an industry-wide practice that deliberately adds weight to flights, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. “Fuel tankering” sees planes filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at their destination airports. It could mean extra annual emissions equivalent to that of a large town. BA said it …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sea otters in Alaska were found to be infected with the virus in 2004 The decline in sea ice seen in the Arctic in recent decades has been linked by scientists to the spread of a deadly virus in marine mammals. Researchers found that Phocine distemper virus (PDV) had …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video DALLAS, Texas – New anti-viral drugs that can actually cure Hepatitis C are proving so effective doctors are now doing what had previously been unheard of: transplanting infected livers into patients who are on liver transplant wait lists. Then, they cure the Hepatitis C afterwards, something that used …

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The nation’s political parties have been fighting to prove their green credentials to voters ahead of the general election Could this be the UK’s first General Election where climate change plays a defining role? Usually it’s issues such as the economy or crime or the NHS that dominate the …

Image copyright Getty Images Red deer in the Highlands are evolving because of climate change, a 45-year study has found. Scientists say they have seen genetic changes in birth patterns of deer on the Isle of Rum. Not only do warmer temperatures encourage deer to give birth earlier in the year, it has also meant …

The world’s scientists are increasingly worried about our civilization’s reluctance to tackle climate change, so in a paper released today, thousands of them are raising the alarm. In a report published in the journal BioScience, over 11,000 of the world’s leading climate scientists have added their names to a declaration calling the planet’s current warming …

Image copyright AFP A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency. The study, based on 40 years of data on a range of measures, says governments are failing to address the crisis. Without deep and lasting changes, the world is facing “untold human suffering” …

Ctrl + N Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before the US House Financial Services Committee hearing. (Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/REX)  An intimate dinner at Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home could mark a turning point in civil rights’ leaders ongoing feud with Facebook. Some activists say they’re hopeful that their concerns about Facebook’s decision to exempt politicians’ …