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Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'
The veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on the threat of rising temperatures.
2019-04-18 12:42:27
Extinction Rebellion: Charges over climate change train protest
A woman and two men are charged over the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf in London.
2019-04-18 07:28:48
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in order to find optimal food quality and temperatures. The timing of this migration i
2019-04-18 00:00:00
Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?
Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they negotiate the negative impacts of potent
2019-04-18 00:00:00
Bernie Sanders 'Raises the Bar Even Further' on Climate With Vow to Ban Fracking, All New Fossil Fue
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2019-04-17 17:50:38
Plants and microbes shape global biomes through local underground alliances
Princeton University researchers report that the distribution of forest types worldwide is based on the relationships plant species forged with soil microbes to enhance their uptake of nutrients. These symbioses could help scientists understand how ecosys
2019-04-17 00:00:00
Thawing Permafrost Emitting Higher Levels of Potent Greenhouse Gas Than Previously Thought: Study
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2019-04-16 16:09:21
Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters block roads
Extinction Rebellion targets central London in a global day of action against climate change.
2019-04-16 00:26:52
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications finds that some sparrow species will go extinct within the century due to climate change.
2019-04-16 00:00:00
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems
A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release.
2019-04-16 00:00:00
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds.
2019-04-16 00:00:00
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that as human-caused global warming increases, monsoon rain and wind will become more intense -- but weather data collected in the
2019-04-16 00:00:00
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in s
2019-04-16 00:00:00
NASA study verifies global warming trends
A new study by researchers from NASA has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures.The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sou
2019-04-16 00:00:00
Predictability limit: Scientists find bounds of weather forecasting
In the future, weather forecasts that provide storm warnings and help us plan our daily lives could come up to five days sooner before reaching the limits of numerical weather prediction, scientists said.
2019-04-15 00:00:00
Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers
Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and scientists are put under increasing amounts of pr
2019-04-15 00:00:00
Plastic's carbon footprint
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and disp
2019-04-15 00:00:00
Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics
A new study by a University of Maryland researcher published in the April 15, 2019, issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in cou
2019-04-15 00:00:00
Could climate change cause infertility?
A number of plant and animal species could find it increasingly difficult to reproduce if climate change worsens and global temperatures become more extreme -- a stark warning highlighted by new scientific research.
2019-04-15 00:00:00
Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate chang
New research presented at this week's 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16), identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change.
2019-04-13 00:00:00
With Youth Climate Actions Backed by Leading Experts, Latest Round of Protests Highlights Call for B
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2019-04-12 20:58:06
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook
A Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion sources, e
2019-04-12 00:00:00
Confused about climate change? Talk to our chat bot
BBC News launches a chat bot to help users learn about climate change in weekly conversations.
2019-04-11 16:15:12
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics
Not only will this discovery be important for agriculture, aviation and weather prediction, but it will also be vital for climate change research and associated sea-level rise, as accurate prediction of katabatic surface wind profiles over large ice sheet
2019-04-11 00:00:00
Ice Ages occur when tropical islands and continents collide
Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. Researchers have now amassed evidence that these cold snaps occurred when tectonic activity propelled continents headlo
2019-04-11 00:00:00
Study: How will tropical mammals react to rising temperatures?
How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to compare the responses of tropical mammals to warmer habitats suggests the answer won't be as simple as 'move to a cooler place.'
2019-04-11 00:00:00
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.
2019-04-11 00:00:00
Extinction Rebellion: Saving the world or wasting police time?
The climate change group that is urging people to get arrested to gain the attention of government.
2019-04-10 06:27:58
New research reveals climate change secrets hidden in the Yukon permafrost
A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study published in Nature Communications confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed t
2019-04-10 00:00:00
Simultaneous heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change
Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last summer. This is the conclusion of researchers at ETH Zurich based on observational and model data.
2019-04-10 00:00:00
Human activities shift dominant tree-fungi pairing in North America
The dominant type of tree-fungi pairing found in North American forests has shifted during the past three decades, in response in human activities such as increased nitrogen deposition and fire suppression, as well as climate change.
2019-04-10 00:00:00
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat
Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology evaluates several strategies that could
2019-04-10 00:00:00
The climate change protests making headlines
Extinction Rebellion's fight against climate change is making headlines.
2019-04-09 23:09:10
Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica
The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.
2019-04-09 07:03:28
Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects
MIT chemical engineers have devised an alternative approach to synthesizing epoxides, a type of chemical that is found in many products, including plastics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Their approach could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by
2019-04-09 00:00:00
Everyday enzymes, now grown in plants
Whether we know it or not, enzymes play a role in a range of everyday products, from orange juice to denim jeans. Using his innovative plant-based platform and a new startup company, the University of Pennsylvania's Henry Daniell and colleagues are transf
2019-04-09 00:00:00
Study gives new insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands
A new study of Virginia's barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands will change in the near future amid a warming climate, sea-level rise and storm events such as hurricanes and nor'east
2019-04-09 00:00:00
Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms
Researchers at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have shown that Brachiaria grass species can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cattle and increase productivity -- and breeding improved varieties can potentially augment the envir
2019-04-09 00:00:00
Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'Unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability
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2019-04-08 15:30:54
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks
Researchers at MIT have devised a new way of powering heavy-duty trucks that could drastically curb pollution, increase efficiency, and reduce or even eliminate their net greenhouse gas emissions.
2019-04-08 00:00:00
Climate change impacts peatland CO2 gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions
A new study led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and Natural Resources Institute Finland suggests that peatland CO2 exchange is more strongly influenced by drying than warming as such, and that soil moisture may be critical to determi
2019-04-08 00:00:00
Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic.
2019-04-07 00:00:00
Antarctic: 'No role' for climate in Halley iceberg splitting
Scientists say natural events are driving the ice changes near Britain's Halley base in Antarctica.
2019-04-05 00:09:37
The carbon offset market: Leveraging forest carbon's value in the Brazilian Amazon
As companies seek and are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the world's carbon markets are expanding. A government-run program in the Amazon rainforest in northwestern Brazil transforms forest carbon value into public wealth by focusing o
2019-04-05 00:00:00
Tokyo Tech scientists discover deep microbes' key contribution to Earth's carbon cycle
Hydrocarbons play key roles in atmospheric and biogeochemistry, the energy economy, and climate change. Most hydrocarbons form in anaerobic environments through high temperature or microbial decomposition of organic matter. Subsurface microorganisms can a
2019-04-04 00:00:00
Climate change: Warning from 'Antarctica's last forests'
Scientists call for more research into the last time when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were the same as today.
2019-04-03 22:22:27
Five things people can do for a 'healthier environment'
Christiana Figueres, who helped secure the Paris Climate Change Agreement, gives her suggestions.
2019-04-03 14:20:29
Climate change: 'Magic bullet' carbon solution takes big step
New CO2 removal technology gains significant investment from fossil fuel companies, but greens have doubts.
2019-04-03 11:20:30
A 'magic bullet' to capture carbon dioxide?
A British Columbia-based company has shown that it can extract CO2 from the air in a cost-effective way.
2019-04-03 11:02:27
Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs
The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research published today in Nature.'Dead corals don't make babies,' said lead author Professor Terry Hughes, Director of
2019-04-03 00:00:00
'Findings Should Inspire Naked Fear': Canada Warming at Twice the Global Rate
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2019-04-02 18:59:43
Permian volcanism contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gas content in Antarctica
The Choiyoi magmatic Province, with an estimated volume of ~1.3 million square kilometers, represents a voluminous Permian subduction-related volcanic episode that has thus far been described only from South America. In their new paper for Lithosphere, De
2019-04-02 00:00:00
New 'blue-green' solution for recycling world's batteries
Rice University materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. The metals and the eutectic solvent they use to extract them can then be recycled.
2019-04-01 00:00:00
Be the change you want to see in the world
Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy, a major new European study co-authored by a University of Suss
2019-04-01 00:00:00
Cleaning up oil using magnets
In the future, it could be possible to remove oil spills on the surface of the ocean by using magnets. An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg led by Professor Dr. Marcus Halik has developed
2019-04-01 00:00:00
Natural climate processes overshadow recent human-induced Walker circulation trends
A new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that the recent intensification of the equatorial Pacific wind system, known as Walker Circulation, is unrelated to human influences and can be explained by natural processes. Th
2019-04-01 00:00:00
Climate change: What next for saving the planet?
Climate scientists from around the world are meeting in Edinburgh to plan future strategy.
2019-03-31 23:22:39
Climate change: How green is your parcel?
The Royal Mail is introducing e-trikes but what are other delivery companies doing to cut their emissions?
2019-03-29 01:15:59
New plant breeding technologies for food security
An international team, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, argues in a perspective article recently published in "Science" that new plant breeding technologies can contribute significantly to food security and sustainabl
2019-03-29 00:00:00
Climate change: Global impacts 'accelerating' - WMO
The World Meteorological Organization says that the physical and financial impacts of global warming are speeding up.
2019-03-28 16:31:00
Changes in onset of spring linked to more allergies across the US
Human-induced climate change is disrupting nature's calendar, including when plants bloom and the spring season starts, and new research from the University of School of Public Health suggests we're increasingly paying the price for it in the form of seas
2019-03-28 00:00:00
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mike Lee talk 'Green New Deal'
Star Wars and climate change - two lawmakers deliver very different views on the "Green New Deal".
2019-03-27 18:05:17
'We Can't Trust the Permafrost Anymore': Doomsday Vault at Risk in Norway
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2019-03-27 15:56:23
'What Climate Leadership Looks Like': Democrats' Bill Would Stop Trump From Ditching Paris Accord
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2019-03-27 14:51:16
Climate change: Drilling in 'Iceberg Alley'
The huge blocks of ice that drift away from Antarctica have a story to tell about Earth's past - and its future.
2019-03-27 01:28:06
Cities under pressure
Experts at Newcastle University, UK, highlight the challenge we face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.
2019-03-27 00:00:00
White people's eating habits produce most greenhouse gases
White individuals disproportionately affect the environment through their eating habits by eating more foods that require more water and release more greenhouse gases through their production compared to foods black and Latinx individuals eat, according t
2019-03-27 00:00:00
More bang for the climate buck: study identifies hotspots for adaptation funding
Using a combination of crop models and expertise from farmers and others -- and applying them to our current trajectory of high greenhouse gas emissions -- scientists built a tool to assess climate risk vulnerability to help pinpoint communities in need o
2019-03-27 00:00:00
'If This Guy Can Be Senator, You Can Do Anything': Progressives Mock Mike Lee's Climate Speech
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2019-03-26 18:25:42
Climate change petition: Oxford students campaign for better teaching on subject
Four school pupils are petitioning for the subject to be taken more seriously in schools.
2019-03-26 14:29:10
The solid Earth breathes
The solid Earth breathes as volcanoes "exhale" gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) -- which are essential in regulating global climate -- while carbon ultimately from CO2 returns into the deep Earth when oceanic tectonic plates are forced to descend
2019-03-26 00:00:00
Half a degree more warming may cause dramatic differences on drought-flood compound risks
The Paris Agreement set goals of keeping global temperature rise below 2.0°C and working to keep that rise to 1.5°C to mitigate impacts of climate change. To predict how these temperature rises will intensify the hydrologic cycle, researchers de
2019-03-26 00:00:00
Sometimes it's not good to be green
The greening or eutrophication of the world's lakes will increase the emission of methane into the atmosphere by 30 to 90 percent during the next 100 years, say authors of a March 26, 2019 paper in Nature Communications. This increased methane emission is
2019-03-26 00:00:00
'State of Emergency': Pine Ridge Reservation Flooding Exposes Racial Divide in Climate Crisis
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2019-03-25 18:23:03
OU study finds climate warming accelerates tallgrass prairie bioiversity
A University of Oklahoma study on climate warming in an Oklahoma tallgrass prairie has implications for understanding and predicting ecological consequences of climate change and ecosystem management strategies. More rapid changes in biodiversity are expe
2019-03-25 00:00:00
Study examines commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions
Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study at the University of Illinois explored fuel/battery configurations and the energy lifecycle to learn the tradeoffs
2019-03-25 00:00:00
Fossil barnacles, the original GPS, help track ancient whale migrations
Whale barnacles add new shell throughout the year that has been shown to reflect, through oxygen isotope ratios, the conditions of the seas through which the whale traveled. UC Berkeley paleobiologists have now shown that fossilized whale barnacles retain
2019-03-25 00:00:00
Experts reveal that clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change
Led by Swansea University's Tree Ring Research Group, researchers from Sweden, Finland and Norway have analysed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phas
2019-03-25 00:00:00
Inclusion of a crop model in a climate model to promote climate modeling
A new crop-climate model provides a good tool to investigate the relationship between crop development and climate change for global change studies.
2019-03-25 00:00:00
Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
2019-03-23 00:14:08
Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
2019-03-22 22:00:35
Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide
A Washington University team showed how a phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide.
2019-03-22 00:00:00
Climate change affecting fish in Ontario lakes, University of Guelph study reveals
Researchers have found warmer average water temperatures in Ontario lakes over the past decade have forced fish to forage in deeper water.
2019-03-22 00:00:00
Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult
The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study from Stockholm University. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in the northern hemisphere spanning 3-10 days ahead, concludes t
2019-03-22 00:00:00
When more women make decisions, the environment wins
When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study published this week in Nature Climate Change
2019-03-21 00:00:00
Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2 to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate warming
Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions.
2019-03-21 00:00:00
Green Groups Call Out Big Banks for Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry
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2019-03-20 18:57:20
'Triumph for Our Climate': Judge Blocks Fracking on 300,000 Acres of Public Land
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2019-03-20 18:00:45
Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes
Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research from Oregon State University shows.
2019-03-20 00:00:00
Climate change: Water shortages in England 'within 25 years'
Wasting water should be as taboo as blowing smoke in a baby's face, says Environment Agency boss.
2019-03-19 06:04:26
Scientists study fish to learn how to adapt to the impacts of climate change
Freshwater biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and nature-based solutions which increase the resilience of ecological communities are becoming increasingly important in helping communities prepare for the unavoidable effects of climate change.
2019-03-19 00:00:00
Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change
A team of four scientists from the US and the UK explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate change, in a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
2019-03-18 00:00:00
EPFL researchers make a key discovery on how alpine streams work
An EPFL study has showed that until now, scientists have been substantially underestimating how quickly gases are exchanged between mountain streams and the atmosphere. Based on research in the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Valais, an EPFL laboratory has shed
2019-03-18 00:00:00
Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering.
2019-03-18 00:00:00
New perspective on changing travel conditions in Arctic communities
Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study.
2019-03-18 00:00:00
Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action
Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.
2019-03-15 10:24:14
Climate change: What are your questions?
We want to hear which questions you want answered on climate change.
2019-03-15 01:06:50
Climate change: How people around the world are directly affected
Young people around the world spoke to the BBC about how they are directly affected by climate change.
2019-03-15 00:25:52
UN Report Warns 'Locked In' Arctic Temperature Spikes Will Unleash Global Sea Level Rise
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2019-03-14 17:45:20
Using Thoreau, scientists measure the impact of climate change on wildflowers
A new study is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau -- 19th-century American naturalist, social reformer, and philosopher -- to explore the effects of climate change on tree leaf-out and, as a result, the emergence of spring wildflowers.
2019-03-14 00:00:00
Converting biomass by applying mechanical force
German nanoscientists have succeeded in demonstrating a new reaction mechanism to cleave cellulose efficiently. This new reaction could lead to an efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective process for the conversion of biomass. The study was
2019-03-14 00:00:00
Gas heating ban for new homes from 2025
Climate change: fossil fuel burning will become a thing of the past for new homes
2019-03-13 15:54:45
Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study
Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that has temperature-dependent sex determination. An Iowa State University scientist is sounding the alarm about the painted turtle's future in a new study.
2019-03-13 00:00:00
Largest carbon dioxide sink in renewable forests
Forests are the filters of our Earth: they clean the air, remove dust particles, and produce oxygen. So far, the rain forest in particular has been considered the 'green lung' of our planet. Yet, an international team, including researchers of Karlsruhe I
2019-03-13 00:00:00
How marine snow cools the planet
Researchers at the University of Sydney have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from 'marine snow' have helped regulate Earth's temperature over 120 million years. Dr Andria Dutkiewicz warns that global warming could release some of that carbon in
2019-03-13 00:00:00
As Hundreds of Thousands of Students Prepare for Global #ClimateStrike on March 15, Here's How to Ge
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2019-03-12 14:00:00
Study reviews the potential impacts of future heat waves on humans and wildlife
Climate change is often talked about in terms of averages, like the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit the Earth's temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. What such numbers fail to convey is that climate change will not only increase the world's
2019-03-12 00:00:00
UM study suggests climate change limits forest recovery after wildfires
New University of Montana research suggests climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, which could contribute to abrupt forest loss.
2019-03-12 00:00:00
Climate Change: Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise
Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A study published in the European Heart Journal by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and colleagues from a range of other Bavarian institutions shows that the r
2019-03-12 00:00:00
Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public policy, according to new research from Princeton University.
2019-03-12 00:00:00
YouTuber Jack Harries: 'Climate change protests were worth arrest'
Jack Harries is to appear in court after taking part in climate change protests.
2019-03-11 15:48:44
Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms
A dairy firm is promising to make its farms carbon-neutral by 2050 in a move described as "ambitious".
2019-03-11 08:48:16
Study: Messages of stewardship affect Christians' attitudes about climate change
Christians' attitudes toward the environment and climate change are shaped by whether they hold a view of humans as having stewardship of the Earth or dominion over the planet, and reading material from religious sources advocating a stewardship interpret
2019-03-11 00:00:00
Improved hybrid models for multi-step wind speed forecasting
To ensure the safety and stability of the power grid, reliable predictions of wind speed and power generation at the local scale for wind farms are essential. Scientists found the CS-WD-WNN model performs well in wind speed prediction, and the accuracy is
2019-03-11 00:00:00
Researchers discover new nitrogen source in Arctic
Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential element nitrogen newly available in the Arctic Ocean. The microbial process of 'nitrogen fixation' converts the element into a form that organisms can use,
2019-03-11 00:00:00
Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet 'even in winter'
The sheer volume of ice covering Greenland means its fate has global repercussions.
2019-03-07 14:01:46
Climate change: Government deal to boost offshore wind
A deal between the UK and the wind industry will ensure 30% of electricity comes from offshore wind by 2030.
2019-03-07 00:44:39
Shifting away from coal is key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, PSU study finds
The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy source by 2024, according to new research from Portland State University.
2019-03-07 00:00:00
Wetland mud is 'secret weapon' against climate change
Muddy, coastal marshes could store more carbon as sea levels rise, scientists reveal.
2019-03-06 18:03:59
Climate change: Satellite fix safeguards Antarctic data
Scientists ensure the constant monitoring of the White Continent will continue unbroken into the 2030s.
2019-03-06 13:07:52
Rain is important for how carbon dioxide affects grasslands
Vegetation biomass on grasslands increases in response to elevated carbon dioxide levels, but less than expected. Vegetation on grasslands with a wet spring season has the greatest increase. This has been demonstrated in a new study published in the scien
2019-03-06 00:00:00
Vast record of past climate fluctuations now available thanks to laser imaging of shells
An international team has developed newly refined techniques for obtaining past climate data from mollusc shells. Mollusc shells are abundant in archaeological sites spanning the last 160,000 years. Using laser imaging, researchers have now found new ways
2019-03-06 00:00:00
Climate change: Which airline is best for carbon emissions?
New analysis suggests EasyJet is doing a better job of reducing emissions than its airline rivals.
2019-03-05 16:25:08
Study: Climate change is leading to unpredictable ecosystem disruption for migratory birds
Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in as little as four decades, it may be very difficult to predict how climate change will affect migrator
2019-03-05 00:00:00
The secret behind maximum plant height: water!
Ecologists from the South China Botanical Garden (SCBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences concluded that such coordination plays an important role in determining global sorting of plant species, and can be useful in predicting future species distribution
2019-03-05 00:00:00
Climate change: California wildfires 'can now happen in any year'
Wet winters are no longer a guide to the severity of wildfires in California, a new study suggests.
2019-03-04 20:01:38
The women too scared of climate change to have children
These women from BirthStrike took the decision because they're so scared for the future of life on Earth.
2019-03-04 12:11:42
Forecasting mosquitoes' global spread
New prediction models factoring in climate, urbanization and human travel and migration offer insight into the recent spread of two key disease-spreading mosquitoes -- Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The models forecast that by 2050, 49 percent of the
2019-03-04 00:00:00
Researchers find potential new source of rare earth elements
Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements - phosphate rock waste - and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a study published in The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. The approach could benefit clean en
2019-03-04 00:00:00
Climate change: Angela Merkel welcomes school strikes
Students' mass walkouts to demand action have sparked a debate over school attendance in Germany.
2019-03-02 13:31:02
Jay Inslee: Washington governor to run on climate change
The two-term governor will focus his campaign on "defeating climate change" and creating energy jobs.
2019-03-01 19:13:30
Global Warming Decimating World Fisheries—And Studies Warn It's On Track to Get Worse Without Urge
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2019-03-01 17:03:00
Youth Climate Movement to World Leaders: We Will 'Change Fate of Humanity, Whether You Like It or No
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2019-03-01 16:43:40
Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike
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2019-03-01 15:30:19
Tree rings tell climate stories that technology can't
A new study in Nature Communications by scientists from the Harvard Forest, Columbia University, ETH Zürich, and elsewhere shows how information revealed by a new method of analyzing tree rings matches the story told by more high-tech equipment over
2019-03-01 00:00:00
To 'Secure a Livable Future,' 30,000 Youth Urge Court to Let Landmark Climate Suit Go to Trial
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2019-02-28 20:15:56
Visualizing the interconnections among climate risks
Climate change affects multiple sectors in virtually every part of the world. Impacts on one sector may influence other sectors, which we call 'interconnections of climate risks'. Our easy-to-understand risk maps and flowcharts show how changes in climate
2019-02-28 00:00:00
Warm seas scatter fish
Fish provide a vital source of protein for over half the world's population, with over 56 million people employed by or subsisting on fisheries. But climate change is beginning to disrupt the complex, interconnected systems that underpin this major source
2019-02-28 00:00:00
Population increases and climate change point to future US water shortages
Climate change plus population growth are setting the stage for water shortages in parts of the U.S. long before the end of the century, according to a new study in the AGU journal Earth's Future.
2019-02-28 00:00:00
Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal
Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. An international team of scientists theref
2019-02-28 00:00:00
Drilling results reveal global climate influence on basin waters in young rifts
New results from the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, a continental rift zone where the first stage of ocean basin formation is taking place, show how the environmental conditions and sediment input into the rift basin changed as the Earth alternated between non-
2019-02-28 00:00:00
Amoebae diversified at least 750 million years ago, far earlier than expected
Reconstitution of Amoebozoa's evolution shows significant Precambrian species diversity. This study changes the view of how life evolved in the very remote past and deepens the understanding of current climate change.
2019-02-28 00:00:00
Capturing carbon from the air
Climate scientists predict disastrous consequences if greenhouse gases continue to accumulate at ever-increasing rates. Experts agree that any solution will require drastic reductions in emissions from sources such as automobiles and coal-fueled power pla
2019-02-27 00:00:00
Raindrop size distributions vary across seasons and rain types
Precipitation and raindrop size distribution (DSD) characteristics in East China vary across seasons and rain types. To better improve the microphysics parameterization in numerical weather precipitation models for more accurate quantitative precipitation
2019-02-27 00:00:00
Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue
Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures, according to new r
2019-02-27 00:00:00
Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids
UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have created an enzymatic network in yeast that turns sugar into cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, but also novel cannabinoids not found in the marijuana plant itself. The yeast factories would
2019-02-27 00:00:00
Sanders Tackles Democratic Socialism, Racial Inequality, the 'Fraud' of Trump, the 'Existential' Cli
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2019-02-26 15:04:09
Indigenous agriculture has potential to contribute to food needs under climate change
Researchers from Kamehameha Schools, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the United States Geological Survey have published a study in the journal Nature Sustainability (March 2019) highlighting the large role indigenous agriculture can play in producing fo
2019-02-26 00:00:00
Coda waves reveal carbon dioxide storage plume
Pumping carbon dioxide into the ground to remove it from the atmosphere is one way to lower greenhouse gases, but keeping track of where that gas is, has been a difficult chore. Now, a team of researchers from Penn State and Lawrence Berkley National Labo
2019-02-26 00:00:00
Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality?
Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. Some efforts at reduc
2019-02-26 00:00:00

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