2015-16 is shaping up to deliver a rollercoaster from strong El Niño to La Niña
The anticipation is growing that this year’s newly formed El Niño will turn out to be very big. All climate models surveyed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology are currently predicting a strong event later this year.
The lure of the camera trap
Scientists have been developing smart new ways of using cameras to deepen our knowledge of ecosystems and their animals.
February carbon dioxide levels average 400ppm for first time
The US government’s greenhouse gas monitoring site at Mauna Loa in Hawaii has confirmed that its average recorded carbon dioxide levels for February topped 400 parts per million (ppm) – the first time that this has been seen in a northern winter month.