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New centre to unravel mystery of solar energy storage

A new research centre has been given five years to develop new techniques for storing solar energy.

Geophysicist: A Katrina hurricane will strike every two years

Increases in Earth’s average temperature will result in far more hurricanes in the future, new study reveals.

Critically endangered Javan leopard caught on camera

Camera traps in a remote Indonesian national park have captured photos of the extremely rare Javan leopard.

Soil bacteria can clean your drinking water

Bacteria that occur naturally in soil can effectively reduce the amounts of the pesticide residue BAM in drinking water.

Melting sea ice makes deep-sea animals grow

Scientists are now able to film and observe how life at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean is affected by global warming.

Global warming also affects palm trees

Palms are slow to adapt or disperse in response to man-made climate change. This could spell the end for several palm species.

Norwegian invention can decrease CO2 emissions

A new Norwegian technology can remove nearly 90 percent of the carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants.

Thunderclouds challenge laws of nature

Well-defined and detached clouds such as thunderclouds violate the laws of thermodynamics when it comes to the amount of precipitation.

Sea ice regulates greenhouse gases on land

Atmospheric levels of CO2 and methane above land are mainly determined by sea ice melting to water.

Sun-kissed sulphur reveals volcanic effects on climate

Remains from the most powerful volcanic eruptions were branded by the sun before they ended up buried under the polar ice. This discovery enables scientists to find out when the volcanoes controlled the climate.

New hi-tech climate research station in Greenland

A new, state-of-the art research station is currently being built in the far north of Greenland. Here researchers will study how climate change affects the high-Arctic air, sea and wildlife.

The Greenland ice sheet will survive global warming

The inland ice will not disappear even though Earth’s climate is getting warmer. But the higher temperatures will lead to substantial melting of Antarctica, new study finds.