Alister Doyle

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12 Feb 2019 | 1:43 AM

As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island's vast ice sheet and washing large amounts of sediment into the sea, scientists said on Monday.

5 Feb 2019 | 2:42 AM

Norway's Arctic islands at risk of 'devastating' warming - report

OSLO (Reuters) - Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report said on Monday.

15 Jan 2019 | 4:07 AM

Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise-study

OSLO (Reuters) - Antarctica's annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels metres higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.

14 Jan 2019 | 11:42 PM

Too much salt - water desalination plants harm environment: U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday.

11 Jan 2019 | 11:59 PM

Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix

OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.

11 Jan 2019 | 4:02 AM

Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018 - scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday.

7 Jan 2019 | 9:58 PM

Last year was fourth warmest, greenhouse gases up - EU's Copernicus

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the fourth warmest on record, extending a scorching streak driven by a build-up of man-made greenhouse gases, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Monday.

19 Sep 2018 | 7:50 PM

Greenland and the hunt for better climate science

GREENLAND (Reuters) - Flying over eastern Greenland, the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years - using radar to map the loss of ice.

23 Aug 2018 | 7:40 PM

Imitate Vaxjo? As heat rises, Swedish city goes green - and thrives

VAXJO, Sweden (Reuters) - Ringed by forests in southern Sweden, the city of Vaxjo is thriving even as it cuts greenhouse gas emissions at rates more typical of economic crashes in recessions or wars.

20 Aug 2018 | 6:40 PM

Heatwaves, rains may become more severe as weather stalls - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday.