Latest Tipping point Stories

2010-12-16 06:25:00

According to a new study released Wednesday, there is no "tipping point" beyond which climate change will eventually push the Arctic icecap into a total melt off.

2010-12-07 12:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tipping Point Community, the Bay Area's leading poverty-fighting organization, honored grantees Fresh Lifelines for Youth, New Door Ventures and Shelter Network at its Fourth Annual Awards Breakfast this morning.

2010-11-29 16:26:48

The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming.

2010-11-13 06:50:00

Historical ecology of the Andes indicates desert-like setting on the horizon.

2010-10-21 08:35:00

Researchers measure survival, reproduction of thousands of arctic and alpine plants over six years.

2010-09-10 11:49:14

What if there were a way to predict when a species was about to become extinct—in time to do something about it?

2010-06-18 14:38:44

The first comprehensive synthesis on the effects of climate change on the world's oceans has found they are now changing at a rate not seen for several million years.

2010-05-10 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tipping Point Community, the Bay Area's leading poverty-fighting organization, today announced that its annual benefit held on the evening of May 6 raised $6 million, and 100 percent of the money will go to organizations that provide vital services to local individuals and families in need, as Tipping Point's board underwrites all of the event's costs. With healthcare making headlines in 2010, Tipping Point Community's benefit focused its major...

2010-03-24 13:52:08

With climate change at the front and center of today’s political debates, the other indicators of the Earth’s environmental health are not always top of mind in the public conscience.

2010-02-10 13:11:42

A new University of California, Davis, study by a top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems will occur -- a worrisome finding for scientists trying to identify the tipping points that could push climate change into an irreparable global disaster.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.