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Cash, carbon, crude: How to make oil fields bury emissions
A new analysis looks at what it would take for oil companies to start pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into their wells to boost crude production -- and what it would mean for the climate.
2018-09-18 00:00:00
Eucalyptus 2018: Plantation managers and researchers are working to deal with climate change
Commercial eucalyptus plantations cover some 20 million hectares in a hundred or so countries, and primarily serve to produce paper, while smallholder plantings produce firewood*. However, they are now suffering the effects of climate change. Some 225 sci
2018-09-18 00:00:00
RUDN agriculturists suggested an optimal strategy for growing wheat in northern Eurasia
RUDN and the Italian Euromediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) scientists studied how climate changes may affect wheat harvest in high latitudes of the Eastern hemisphere on the example of Russia. In the upcoming decades the most yielding agricul
2018-09-18 00:00:00
New study shows Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous
Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida Keys. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explored this topic, finding both good
2018-09-18 00:00:00
Searching for clues on extreme climate change
Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed. The study about the consequences of a drastic climate change event in past and its implications for our future will be published tomorrow i
2018-09-18 00:00:00
Melting Permafrost Projections Reveal Paris Climate Goals at Risk: Study
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2018-09-17 20:58:21
Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds
Scientists have observed for years that the Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was outpacing what models predicted, suggesting other factors were a
2018-09-17 00:00:00
More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the Arctic
UConn professor of geology Scott Stephenson and colleagues recently modeled the future of trans-Arctic shipping routes and found that increased emissions will spell a trend of slowed cooling in the region. Though the researchers stress this is in no way a
2018-09-17 00:00:00
Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change
New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil.
2018-09-17 00:00:00
Large-scale shift causing lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence
Rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence is caused by shifts in two of the ocean's most powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current. A detailed model shows that large-scale climate change is causing oxygen to drop in the deeper
2018-09-17 00:00:00
ICESat: Space laser to get unprecedented view of Earth's ice
The US space agency is due to launch a laser to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.
2018-09-14 15:59:54
Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions
Twenty-seven leading cities see their greenhouse gas emissions peak and decline over the past five years.
2018-09-14 11:04:20
As Florence Threatens 'Catastrophic' Destruction, A Reminder That North Carolina Passed Law Mandatin
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2018-09-13 18:48:15
Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to extinction
Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers.
2018-09-12 00:00:00
Forest Service science improving fire weather prediction
Scientists with the USDA Forest Service and St. Cloud State University have created a new fire-weather prediction tool that works with the same weather models that are used every day in fire weather forecasts, and thus can be applied anywhere in the worl
2018-09-12 00:00:00
Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change
Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken to protect them, new research warns.
2018-09-12 00:00:00
'Nature-based' greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change
Millions of acres of trees and energy crops will be needed to help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050, say scientists
2018-09-11 23:49:40
Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change 'Moving Faster Than We Are
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2018-09-11 12:37:00
Finding Nemo's genes
An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo's genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental changes, including climate change.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
Natural mechanism could lower emissions from tropical peatlands
Scientists have long feared that as Earth warms, tropical peatlands -- which store up to 10 percent of the planet's soil carbon -- could dry out, decay and release vast pools of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
New research unravels the mysteries of deep soil carbon
Huge amounts of carbon are stored in deep soil. Scientists uncover the conditions that will cause that carbon to stay underground or be emitted into the atmosphere as climate-destabilizing carbon dioxide.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic
The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. Determining whether the Arctic is continuing to take up carbon from the atmosphere or instead releasing it to the atmosphere is an urgent research priority, particu
2018-09-11 00:00:00
Evaluating the contribution of black carbon to climate change
Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black carbon to warm the Earth's atmosphere.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General
Antonio Guterres calls for leadership to break the paralysis on the "defining issue" of our time.
2018-09-10 19:45:45
US wildfire smoke deaths could double by 2100
A new study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on human health finds continued increases in wildfire activity in the continental United States due to climate change could worsen air quality over the coming decades.
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Peatland carbon sinks at risk
Peatlands are extremely effective at storing carbon, but an international study featuring a University of Queensland researcher has found climate change could stop that. The group investigated how peatlands -- swamps and bogs with organic rich soils -- ha
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher
For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found.The study
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Peatlands will store more carbon as planet warms
Global warming will cause peatlands to absorb more carbon -- but the effect will weaken as warming increases, new research suggests.
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming
The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. A study using sediment samples from the Sea of Okhotsk on the eastern coast of Russia led by AWI researchers revealed that the loss of Arcti
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Worldwide #RiseForClimate Events Kick Off to Demand Action on Crisis of Warming Planet
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2018-09-07 12:46:24
Study examines pros and cons of hydropower
Hydropower can generate electricity without emitting greenhouse gases but can cause environmental and social harms, such as damaged wildlife habitat, impaired water quality, impeded fish migration, reduced sediment transport, and diminished cultural and r
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Would global warming increase childhood viral infection rates?
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood viral infection that is most common in warmer summer months. A new International Journal of Dermatology review of published studies reveals a positive relationship between HFMD and temperature and
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Is the key to sparking climate action a game?
New research led by UMass Lowell and published by PLoS ONE found that 81 percent of participants in the World Climate Simulation, a role-playing game of the UN climate talks, showed increased motivation to combat climate change, even among Americans who a
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests
Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in elev
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth's climate
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports provides new evidence that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane -- a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend a
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Study: Adding power choices reduces cost and risk of carbon-free electricity
MIT researchers find that including a variety of zero-carbon power sources is a more cost effective way of lowering greenhouse gas emissions than relying solely on solar, wind, and batteries.
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Syracuse researchers shine light on ancient global warming
The team's research is the first to address the effects of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) -- a relatively brief period of global climate change, spanning 200,000 years -- on marine invertebrates, including snails, clams and other mollusks.
2018-09-05 00:00:00
Think pink for a better view of climate change
A new study says pink noise may be the key to separating out natural climate variability from climate change that is influenced by human activity.
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Why we stick to false beliefs: Feedback trumps hard evidence
Ever wonder why flat earthers, birthers, climate change and Holocaust deniers stick to their beliefs in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary? New findings suggest that feedback, rather than hard evidence, boosts people's sense of certainty wh
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Global warming, El Niño could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months
UC Riverside Earth Sciences Professor Robert Allen's research indicates that what future precipitation California gets will be pretty much limited to the winter months -- think deluge-type rainfall rather than snow -- and non-winter months will be even dr
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Episodic and intense rain caused by ancient global warming
A new study by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that ancient global warming was associated with intense rainfall events that had a profound impact on the land and coastal seas.
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Can social media networks reduce political polarization on climate change?
Political bias often leads to polarization on topics like climate change. But a new study from Damon Centola of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication has shown that exposure to anonymous, bipartisan social networks can make a
2018-09-03 00:00:00
Stanford researchers rank countries by oil production emissions
Emissions associated with oil and gas production are a significant source of greenhouse gases. A new analysis ranks countries by emission levels and identifies the major sources of emissions, a first step toward policy to regulate oil and gas production p
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Climate change increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite, warn scientists
A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers. The tool, developed by University of Brist
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Adapt, move or die: how biodiversity reacted to past climate change
A new paper reviews current knowledge on climate change and biodiversity. In the past, plants and animals reacted to environmental changes by adapting, migrating or going extinct. These findings point to radical changes in biodiversity due to climate chan
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Deadline for climate action
If governments don't act decisively by 2035 to fight climate change, humanity could cross a point of no return after which limiting global warming below 2°C in 2100 will be unlikely, according to a new study by scientists in the UK and the Netherland
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Global warming: More insects, eating more crops
Rising global temperatures are expected to significantly increase crop losses from insects, especially in temperate regions, a new study finds. Losses for three top staple grains (wheat, rice, maize) are projected to rise by 10-25 percent per degree of wa
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Prehistoric changes in vegetation help predict future of Earth's ecosystems
As the last ice age ended and the planet warmed, Earth's vegetation changed dramatically, according to a new report in Science. Scientists analyzed how vegetation changed after the ice age and also projected how much current ecosystems might change in the
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Climate change projected to boost insect activity and crop loss, researchers say
In a paper published Aug. 31, 2018 in the journal Science, a team led by scientists at the University of Washington reports that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise along with temperatures. Researchers project that this ac
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Most land-based ecosystems worldwide risk 'major transformation' due to climate change
Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet's land-based ecosystems -- from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra -- are at high risk of 'major transformation' due to climate change, according to a new study
2018-08-30 00:00:00
A climate 'wake-up call'
Research from UCSB and EDF shows a more prosperous global future is possible if both climate change and sustainable fisheries management are addressed now.
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Drought increases CO2 concentration in the air
ETH researchers have shown that during drier years the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises faster because stressed ecosystems absorb less carbon. This global effect is so strong that it must be integrated in the next generation of clim
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals
Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in PNAS.
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Environmentally friendly photoluminescent nanoparticles for more vivid display colors
A Japan-based research team led by Osaka University synthesized non-toxic, cadmium-free light-emitting nanoparticles. The nanoparticles emit clean colors, which had not been possible previously with nanoparticles using the same non-toxic materials. This w
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Study highlights urgent need to tackle fisheries management and climate change together
A new study by EDF and leading scientists shows that tackling sustainable fisheries management and climate change together can result in significant increases of food, fish and economic activity, but nations need to act quickly to realize these gains.The
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Global fisheries could still become more profitable despite global warming
Global commercial fish stocks could provide more food and profits in the future, despite warming seas, if adaptive management practices are implemented. Even so, yields for nearly half of the species analyzed are projected to fall below today's levels.
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Improving soil quality can slow global warming
A UC Berkeley study finds that well-established, low-tech land management practices like planting cover crops, optimizing grazing and sowing legumes on rangelands, if instituted globally, could capture enough carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the
2018-08-29 00:00:00
Warning of More 'Extreme Wildfires' and Coastal Floods, New Report Details 'Apocalyptic Threat' Clim
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2018-08-28 12:37:12
Wilder wildfires ahead?
Research at UCSB and NCAR reveals the connection between climate change, El Niño and the possibility for more extreme wildfires.
2018-08-28 00:00:00
Multiple facets of biodiversity reduce variability of grassland biomass production
A new study shows that plant evolutionary history plays a critical role in regulating year-to-year variation of biomass production in grasslands. In the face of climate change, understanding causes of variability in key ecosystem services such as biomass
2018-08-28 00:00:00
In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry
New research suggests that the same factors driving the Arctic's changing climate are fueling a geological response that could play a small part in counteracting those changes' malign effects.
2018-08-28 00:00:00
Carbon in color: First-ever colored thin films of nanotubes created
A method developed at Aalto University, Finland, can produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow. The secret is a fine-tuned fabrication process -- and a small dose of carbon dioxide. The films could
2018-08-28 00:00:00
Scientists pinpoint the key mechanism foe amplification of global warming
Over the past century, the Earth has experienced a steady rise in the global-mean surface temperature, which is thought to be driven by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. It is well known by climate scientists that the surface warming in response to
2018-08-28 00:00:00
Climate Crisis to Cause Hundreds of Millions of Dangerous Nutrient Deficiencies—in Countries Least
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2018-08-27 20:05:44
Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 1/3 of world's farms
Nearly one-third of the world's farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries.The researchers analyzed various practices, including organic
2018-08-27 00:00:00
This bright blue dye is found in fabric. Could it also power batteries?
Methylene blue is a common ingredient in wastewater from textile mills. But University at Buffalo scientists think it may be possible to give this industrial pollutant a second life. In a study, they show that the dye, dissolved in water, is good at stori
2018-08-27 00:00:00
Serendipitous discovery by IUPUI researchers may lead to eco-friendly lubricant
Seed oil components of an ornamental flower could provide a direct pathway for designing a new class of environmentally friendly lubricants. Researchers at the School of Science at IUPUI identified the compound in the seed oil that is produced in a manner
2018-08-27 00:00:00
As CO2 levels climb, millions at risk of nutritional deficiencies
Rising levels of carbon dioxide from human activity are making staple crops such as rice and wheat less nutritious and could result in 175 million people becoming zinc deficient and 122 million people becoming protein deficient by 2050, according to new r
2018-08-27 00:00:00
Effective fisheries management can reduce extinction risk of marine fish stocks
Effective fisheries management plans, coupled with actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions, both separately, but especially in tandem, would have an immediate effect on the number of marine species that face extinction.
2018-08-24 00:00:00
A new permafrost gas mysterium
Permafrost thaw allows biological activity in previously frozen ground, leading to a potential release of climate-relevant gases. We have heard about carbon dioxide and the potential 'methane bomb', but what about other gases? A new study from University
2018-08-24 00:00:00
Scientists elaborated upon carbon sink/source patterns of the Yellow Sea and East China Sea
The sinks/sources of carbon in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea exert great influences on coastal ecosystem dynamics and regional climate change process. Scientist from IOCAS have elaborated upon the variation and key controlling factors of carbon sink/s
2018-08-24 00:00:00
Aeolus: How a satellite will measure wind across Earth
Meteorologists are hopeful Aeolus will have a big impact on the quality of medium-range weather forecasts.
2018-08-23 05:02:26
UBC researchers unlock secrets of plant development
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered an internal messaging system that plants use to manage the growth and division of their cells. Understanding this negative-feedback loop that helps plants survive under harsh conditions could enab
2018-08-23 00:00:00
Climate change denial strongly linked to right-wing nationalism
With Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, as a hub, the world's first global research network into climate change denial has now been established. Building on a brand-new research publication showing the links between conservatism, xenophobia and cl
2018-08-22 00:00:00
As Trump Drags US Backwards, China's Massive Spending on Clean Energy Delivers Reduction Targets 12
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2018-08-21 16:29:34
Species-rich forests better compensate environmental impacts
To offset CO2 emissions, China is reforesting. If a mixture of tree species instead of monocultures were planted, much more carbon could be stored. An international team including UZH researchers has shown that species-rich forest ecosystems take up more
2018-08-21 00:00:00
These Giant Portraits Will Stand in the Path of Trans Mountain Pipeline to Make 'Powerful Statement
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2018-08-20 20:36:23
Supercomputing simulations and machine learning help improve power plants
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart are exploring how supercritical carbon dioxide could serve as a cleaner, safer, and more flexible working fluid in power plants than supercritical water by using supercomputing resources and machine learning.
2018-08-20 00:00:00
What's behind the retreating kelps and expanding corals?
Climate change and other external forces are causing rapid marine community shifts in Japan's coastal ecosystems. Better understanding of species distribution dynamics, as driven by these factors, can improve conservation efforts and climate change manage
2018-08-20 00:00:00
New study identifies strategies in US climate litigation
Researchers at the George Washington University have published a study in Nature Climate Change that for the first time analyzes all US climate change lawsuits over a 26-year period.
2018-08-20 00:00:00
Watch What Bill McKibben Calls 'One of the Best and Most Straightforward Videos about Climate Change
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2018-08-17 16:38:56
Unexpected future boost of methane possible from Arctic permafrost
New NASA-funded research has discovered that Arctic permafrost's expected gradual thawing and the associated release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere may actually be sped up by instances of a relatively little known process called abrupt thawing. Abr
2018-08-17 00:00:00
Ants, acorns and climate change
The relatively swift adaptability of tiny, acorn-dwelling ants to warmer environments could help scientists predict how other species might evolve in the crucible of global climate change, according to Case Western Reserve biologists.
2018-08-17 00:00:00
'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models
Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study.
2018-08-16 00:00:00
Volcano eruptions at different latitudes impact sea surface temperature differently
Scientists investigate the different impacts of northern, tropical and southern volcanic eruptions on the tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperature(SST). The results are useful for the mitigation and adaptation of climate change after volcanic eruptions an
2018-08-16 00:00:00
China & UK scientists find coarse resolution models underestimate future Mei-yu rainfall
China and UK scientists investigated the effect of model resolution on the mei-yu rainfall projection using the Hadley Centre's latest climate model, HadGEM3-GC2. The investigation highlights the need of high resolution models in future climate change pro
2018-08-16 00:00:00
Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests
Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that have become typical out west in recent years. But as the climate changes over time, eastern forests a
2018-08-15 00:00:00
Diving robots find Antarctic seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide in winter
The open water nearest the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, a new study has found. Researchers conducting the study used data gathered over several winters by an array of robotic
2018-08-15 00:00:00
Scientists found that wheat growing season lengths change significant due to crop management measure
An examination of changes in crop phenology is critical for guiding regional agricultural activities in attempts to adapt to climate change. A recent research discloses the spatiotemporal differentiation of changes in wheat phenology and attribution analy
2018-08-15 00:00:00
Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastating tsunamis worldwide
The threat of rising sea levels to coastal cities and communities throughout the world is well known, but new findings show the likely increase of flooding farther inland from tsunamis following earthquakes.
2018-08-15 00:00:00
New research reveals corals could be trained to survive environmental stress
Scientists have discovered the first molecular evidence that when exposed to environmental stress corals and anemones can optimize their gene expression enabling them to acclimatize to extreme conditions such as those experienced during climate change.
2018-08-15 00:00:00
Arctic seabird populations respond to climate change
Seabirds such as gulls can be key indicators of environmental change as their populations respond to shifts in their ocean habitat over time. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances investigates how several species have responded to changing env
2018-08-15 00:00:00
'No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have Everything to Do with Climate Cha
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2018-08-14 13:17:51
California water managers vary in use of climate science
Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities, a new University of California, Davis, paper suggests.
2018-08-14 00:00:00
Diving robots find Antarctic winter seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide
A new study led by the University of Washington uses data gathered by floating drones in the Southern Ocean over past winters to learn how much carbon dioxide is transferred by the surrounding seas. Results show that in winter the open water nearest the s
2018-08-14 00:00:00
OU study shows effects of climate warming in tallgrass prairie ecosystem
A University of Oklahoma professor, Jizhong Zhou, and his team have completed a new study on the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate change experiment at a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The new study shows that climate warmin
2018-08-14 00:00:00
Warmer ocean, warmer winter Eurasian climate
Studies on the contribution of global oceanic warming to winter Eurasian climate change show that there are warmer winters in Europe and the northern part of East Asia.
2018-08-14 00:00:00
Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood
Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This sounds like good news. After all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood and hence taking away the key ingredient in global warming. But is it that
2018-08-14 00:00:00
2018-2022 expected to be abnormally hot years
This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a study led by Florian Sévellec, researcher at CNRS and at the University of Southampton, and published in the Aug. 14, 2018, edition of
2018-08-14 00:00:00
Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere
Scientists have developed an accelerated way to produce magnesite at room temperature, a mineral which can capture the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere. Removing CO2 from the atmosphere will slow global warming. This work takes a different approach
2018-08-14 00:00:00
Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively
Korean researchers developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries.
2018-08-13 00:00:00
New study reveals evidence of how Neolithic people adapted to climate change
Research led by the University of Bristol has uncovered evidence that early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago.
2018-08-13 00:00:00
NASA satellites assist states in estimating abundance of key wildlife species
Climate and land-use change are shrinking natural wildlife habitats around the world. Yet despite their importance to rural economies and natural ecosystems, remarkably little is known about the geographic distribution of most wild species -- especially t
2018-08-09 00:00:00
Back to the future of climate change
Researchers at Syracuse University are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. Their research focuses on the ancient Tethys Ocean (site of the present-day Mediterranean Sea) and provides a benchmark for present and fu
2018-08-09 00:00:00
Satellite measurements of the Earth's magnetosphere promise better space weather forecasts
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University equipped the Arase satellite with sensors to study the convoluted interactions between high-energy particles in the inner magnetosphere and the Earth's electric and magnetic field. They have collected
2018-08-09 00:00:00
Reef corals have endured since 'age of dinosaurs' and may survive global warming
The relationship between corals and the micro-algae that enable them to build reefs is considerably older and more diverse than previously assumed, according to an international team of scientists.
2018-08-09 00:00:00
Diverse symbionts of reef corals have endured since 'age of dinosaurs'
Coral-algal partnerships have endured numerous climate change events in their long history, and at least some are likely to survive modern-day global warming as well, suggests an international team of scientists.
2018-08-09 00:00:00
Corncob ethanol may help cut China's greenhouse gas emissions
A new Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining study has found that using ethanol from corncobs for energy production may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in China, if used instead of starch-based ethanol.
2018-08-08 00:00:00
Blocking sunlight to cool Earth won't reduce crop damage from global warming
Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also increase crop yields because of reduced heat stress on plants. A UC Berkeley study shows that other effects c
2018-08-08 00:00:00
There and back again: Mantle xenon has a story to tell
Volatiles -- such as water, carbon dioxide and the noble gases -- come out of the earth's interior through volcanism and may be injected into the mantle from the atmosphere, a pair of processes called mantle degassing and regassing. The exchange controls
2018-08-08 00:00:00
Carbon dioxide levels on flight deck affect airline pilot performance
Commercial airline pilots were significantly better at performing advanced maneuvers in a flight simulator when carbon dioxide levels on the flight deck were 700 ppm and 1500 ppm than when they were 2,500 ppm, according to new research led by Harvard T.H.
2018-08-08 00:00:00
Study finds managed waterways are not isolated from effects of climate change
A study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that human changes to rivers and streams in the United States and Canada do not isolate these natural resources from the effects of climate change.
2018-08-07 00:00:00
Mojave Desert birds crashed over the last century due to climate change
More than 100 years ago, UC Berkeley biologists conducted a thorough survey of birds in the Mojave Desert. A recent resurvey shows that the species richness of the desert habitat has dropped by 43 percent over the past century, on average, at the sites re
2018-08-07 00:00:00
Forests crucial for limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees
Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say.
2018-08-07 00:00:00
Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed
Researchers warn that even limited climate warming could trigger conditions not seen in a million years.
2018-08-06 19:07:38
Children are highly vulnerable to health risks of a changing climate
Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to climate-related disasters because of their anatomic, cognitive, immunologic, and psychologic differences compared to adults. Researchers set out some specific challenges associated with the impacts of climat
2018-08-06 00:00:00
Study finds possible connection between US tornado activity, Arctic sea ice
The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home for millions of Americans, researchers report.
2018-08-06 00:00:00
Could climate change affect the development of Turkic Khaganate?
The most important economic and political events in the history of the Turkic Kaganate (VI-VIII centuries AD) were affected by climatic disasters. Such conclusions were made by the assistant professor of the Department Russian History of Russia, Ural Fede
2018-08-06 00:00:00
Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western US, Canada
Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western US and Canada due to climate change.
2018-08-06 00:00:00
Wetter soil is leading to reduced methane gas absorption
A new paper from researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas. The paper deta
2018-08-06 00:00:00
Thanks to climate change and wetter weather, forest soils are absorbing less methane
Increasing precipitation -- a symptom of climate change -- is making it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases, creating a feedback loop that exacerbates global warming. So reports a new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National
2018-08-06 00:00:00
Trump's SEC Closes Probe of Exxon's Knowledge of Climate Crisis in Latest 'Gift for the Fossil Fuel
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2018-08-03 20:35:40
Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years
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2018-08-03 16:11:14
Radar better than weather balloon for measuring boundary layer
Improving forecasting for a host of severe weather events may be possible thanks to a more comprehensive method for measuring the Earth's boundary layer depth, developed by Penn State researchers.
2018-08-02 00:00:00
Mapping blue carbon in mangroves worldwide
Mangroves are tropical forests that thrive in salt water and found in a variety of coastal settings worldwide. Mangroves store greater amounts of carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem, which helps reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the at
2018-08-02 00:00:00
New study shows some corals might adapt to climate changes
New research shows that not all corals respond the same to changes in climate. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study looked at the sensitivity of two types of corals found in Florida and the Caribbean a
2018-08-02 00:00:00
Measuring climate impact of forests management -- a groundbreaking approach
A group of forestry research experts led by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has developed a rigorous new fact-based carbon accounting system that reflects how forest management practices can help mitigat
2018-08-02 00:00:00
Heatwave and climate change having negative impact on our soil say experts
The recent heatwave and drought could be having a deeper, more negative effect on soil than we first realised say scientists. That's because organisms in soil are highly diverse and are responsible not only for producing the soil we need to grow crops, bu
2018-08-02 00:00:00
Harmful dyes in lakes, rivers can become colorless with new, sponge-like material
A team led by the University of Washington has created an environmentally friendly way to remove color from dyes in water in a matter of seconds.
2018-08-01 00:00:00
Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans
Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the ocean
2018-08-01 00:00:00
Arctic cyclone limits the time-scale of precise sea-ice prediction in Northern Sea Route?
Climate change has accelerated sea-ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean, leading to new opportunities for summer commercial maritime navigation along the Northern Sea Route. International researchers led by Japan's National Institute of Polar Research demonstr
2018-08-01 00:00:00
Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at M&#257;noa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several greenhouse gases are emitted as common plastics degrade in the environment.
2018-08-01 00:00:00
As temperatures rise, Earth's soil is 'breathing' more heavily
The vast reservoir of carbon stored beneath our feet is entering Earth's atmosphere at an increasing rate, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Blame microbes: When they chew on decaying leaves and dead plants, they convert a storehouse of carb
2018-08-01 00:00:00
'Climate Change...In Real Time': California's Frightening Fires Are the Nightmare Scientists Long Pr
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2018-07-31 19:08:17
Energy-intensive Bitcoin transactions pose a growing environmental threat
A study published in Energy Research & Social Science warns that failure to lower the energy use by Bitcoin and similar Blockchain designs may prevent nations from reaching their climate change mitigation obligations under the Paris Agreement.
2018-07-31 00:00:00
China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change
The North China Plain, a region that holds one of the biggest concentrations of people on Earth, could be pushing against the boundaries of habitability by the latter part of this century due to global warming, an MIT study shows.
2018-07-31 00:00:00
Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes
An unlucky coincidence of space and Earth weather in early September 2017 caused radio blackouts for hours during critical hurricane emergency response efforts, according to a new study in Space Weather, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The ne
2018-07-30 00:00:00
Mars terraforming not possible using present-day technology
Science fiction writers have long featured terraforming, the process of creating an Earth-like or habitable environment on another planet, in their stories. Scientists themselves have proposed terraforming to enable the long-term colonization of Mars. A s
2018-07-30 00:00:00
Climate taxes on agriculture could lead to more food insecurity than climate change itself
New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious impact on agriculture and result in far more widespread hunger and food insecurity than the direct impacts o
2018-07-30 00:00:00
Carbon 'leak' may have warmed the planet for 11,000 years, encouraging human civilization
The oceans lock away atmospheric carbon dioxide, but a 'leak' in the Southern Ocean brings the greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere. An international research team looked at minute nitrogen concentrations embedded in diatoms, forams and corals to ident
2018-07-30 00:00:00
Ever-increasing CO2 levels could take us back to the tropical climate of Paleogene period
A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period -- 56-48 millio
2018-07-30 00:00:00
Platinum is key in ancient volcanic related climate change, says UC Nature publication
UC interdisciplinary research team looks at platinum for clues to stay ahead of future high magnitude volcanic related climate change.
2018-07-30 00:00:00
Hottest Four Years Ever? 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018?
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2018-07-28 18:19:20
'Unprecedented' Heat Wave Fueling Arctic Fires Made More Than Twice as Likely by Climate Change: Ana
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2018-07-27 13:20:00
Climate change driven by humans made heatwave 'twice as likely'
The Europe-wide heatwave is an unambiguous signal of climate change, say researchers.
2018-07-27 11:05:37
Cost of flood losses in Maritimes could increase by up to 300 per cent
The financial costs of flooding in Canada's maritime region could spike by 300 per cent by the end of the century if steps are not taken to address the impacts of climate change.
2018-07-27 00:00:00
Deglacial changes in western Atlantic Ocean circulation
A new study carried out by an international team of researchers, using the chemistry of ocean sediments has highlighted a widespread picture of Atlantic circulation changes associated with rapid climate change in the past.
2018-07-27 00:00:00
Study shows ocean acidification is having major impact on marine life
Carbon dioxide emissions are killing off coral reefs and kelp forests as heat waves and ocean acidification damage marine ecosystems, scientists have warned.
2018-07-27 00:00:00
ASU study finds animals can use muscle as an internal water source
A new Arizona State University study shows for the first time that animals may be able to use their own muscles to get water when it's not available. As our climate changes, the availability of water is also changing, leaving animals with limited or unrel
2018-07-26 00:00:00
Glaciers in East Antarctica also 'imperiled' by climate change, UCI researchers find
A team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine has found evidence of significant mass loss in East Antarctica's Totten and Moscow University glaciers, which, if they fully collapsed, could add 5 meters (16.4 feet) to the global sea level.
2018-07-26 00:00:00
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