Time-lapse footage shows smog engulfing Beijing

Time-lapse footage shows smog engulfing Beijing

A 12-second time-lapse footage shows the moment when the smog engulfs the city of Beijing in the latest bout of air pollution. Pollution alerts are common in northern China, especially during bitterly cold winters when energy demand, much of it met by coal, soars. 14 days ago
One of the worlds biggest icebergs is about to break away from Antarctica

One of the worlds biggest icebergs is about to break away from Antarctica

A giant iceberg could break away from an ice shelf in Antarctica. An area more than three times the size of London is now only connected to the Larsen C ice shelf by 12 miles of ice. The soon-to-be iceberg makes up 10% of the ice shelf. When the 1,900 square mile area breaks away, Larsen C will be at its most retreated position ever. Sea levels could rise by up to 10cm if Larsen C disintegrates completely. 15 days ago
Long-term circulation of heat in the Atlantic Sea is more at risk than we thought

Long-term circulation of heat in the Atlantic Sea is more at risk than we thought

The long-term circulation of heat in the Atlantic Ocean is at risk if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were to double, a new study finds. The new modelling study predicts that centuries of doubled atmospheric CO2 could cause the collapse of a major Atlantic current, producing dramatically different effects than previous models have anticipated. 19 days ago