Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears

By JUSTIN GILLIS The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years. Scientific instruments showed that the gas had reached an average daily level above 400 parts per million — just an … More Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears

Climate Change To Shrink Animal And Plant Habitats Dramatically, Study Forecasts

* More than half of all plants, a third of animals at risk-study * Rapid peak in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce impacts By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, May 12 (Reuters) – The habitats of many common plants and animals will shrink dramatically this century unless governments act quickly to cut rising greenhouse gas … More Climate Change To Shrink Animal And Plant Habitats Dramatically, Study Forecasts