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Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for 'Massive' Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study
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2019-08-14 21:04:40
Greta Thunberg: Climate change activist sets sail from Plymouth
The teenage climate change activist is waved off by supporters as she sets sail from the UK.
2019-08-14 15:19:29
Greta Thunberg's zero carbon journey
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg will travel to New York on a boat with very few home comforts.
2019-08-13 11:09:03
In First-of-Its-Kind Survey, Greenlanders Report Fear and Anxiety Over Effects of Climate Crisis
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2019-08-12 16:06:56
'We moved to the forest to fight climate change'
Janne Utriainen is tackling climate change in his own way - leaving the city to live off the land.
2019-08-09 23:01:12
COP26: Glasgow could host 2020 UN climate change summit
The city will host the UN summit next year if the UK wins the right to hold the conference for up to 200 world leaders.
2019-08-09 14:25:04
Climate change food calculator: What's your diet's carbon footprint?
Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.
2019-08-09 06:34:55
Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly
Marine heat waves, associated with climate change, cause the rapid death of corals, research reveals.
2019-08-08 23:01:41
Study of Massive Smoke Cloud From 2017 Wildfires Offers Terrifying Hint of How Even Small Nuclear Wa
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2019-08-08 20:54:26
UN Report Calls for Transforming Land Practices to Battle Hunger and 'Suffocating Blanket of Climate
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2019-08-08 13:30:03
TikTok videos spread climate change awareness
The play-on-words hashtag #Globalwarning has been viewed more than 24 million times by users of the app.
2019-08-08 09:24:20
Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN
A major report says the West's high consumption of meat is fuelling global warming.
2019-08-08 08:00:07
Trump's Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Could Cost Americans $460 Billion: Consumer Reports
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2019-08-07 15:24:29
Climate change: Hungry nations add the least to global CO2
Impoverished African countries are the most food-insecure, stemming from climate change, says a charity.
2019-08-05 23:05:48
Top Scientist Says He Quit USDA Because Trump Admin Tried to Bury His Study on Climate and Nutrition
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2019-08-05 15:30:05
Climate change: Heatwave made up to 3C hotter by warming
The heatwave that hit Europe last week was made more probable and more intense by human activities, say scientists.
2019-08-02 11:01:58
Climate change: July 'marginally' warmest month on record
Preliminary figures suggest last month's global temperatures equalled or narrowly beat the previous record.
2019-08-01 23:55:50
In 'Visionary' Document, Small Island Nations Declare 'Climate Crisis' in Pacific
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2019-07-31 16:22:06
Climate change: UK's 10 warmest years all occurred since 2002
The patterns of warm and cold years in Britain are a clear signal of climate change, say scientists.
2019-07-31 01:38:22
Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change
More than 350 million trees have been planted in a single day to tackle deforestation, officials say.
2019-07-29 16:31:04
Arctic wildfires: What's caused huge swathes of flames to spread?
The fires are releasing significant amounts of carbon gases, further contributing to global warming.
2019-07-26 15:34:01
Tim Flannery: Climate change - very big and fast moving
Tim Flannery, chief councillor of Climate Council Australia, warns about the pace of climate change.
2019-07-26 12:23:08
The geoengineering of consent: How conspiracists dominate YouTube climate science content
Using YouTube to learn about climate-change-related topics will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus. That's the finding of a new study, which also reveals that conspiracy theorists have 'hijacked' some scientific
2019-07-25 00:00:00
Climate change: Current warming 'unparalleled' in 2,000 years
The speed and extent of global warming exceeds any similar event in the past two millennia, researchers say.
2019-07-24 17:22:11
Why is it so hot and is climate change to blame?
Weather experts say a shift in the position of the jet stream is behind Europe's high temperatures.
2019-07-24 12:21:56
Clues on how soils may respond to climate change found
Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate soils contributed to a rapid rise in atmospheric greenhouse gas and suggest modern climate models may overestimate Earth's ability to mitigate future warming, according to an intern
2019-07-24 00:00:00
Volcanoes shaped the climate before humankind
Five large volcanic eruptions occurred in the early 19th century. They caused cooling and -- as a study led by the University of Bern shows -- to drying in the monsoon regions and glaciers growing in the Alps. The study shows that the pre-industrial clima
2019-07-24 00:00:00
The climate is warming faster than it has in the last 2,000 years
In contrast to pre-industrial climate fluctuations, current, anthropogenic climate change is occurring across the whole world at the same time. In addition, the speed of global warming is higher than it has been in at least 2,000 years. That's according t
2019-07-24 00:00:00
Is deadly Candida auris a product of global warming?
A drug-resistant fungus species called Candida auris, which was first identified 10 years ago and has since caused hundreds of deadly outbreaks in hospitals around the world, may have become a human pathogen in part due to global warming, according to thr
2019-07-24 00:00:00
How climate change disrupts relationships
Plants rely on bees for pollination; bees need plants to supply nectar and pollen. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have studied how climate change affects these mutualistic interactions.
2019-07-24 00:00:00
Climate change could revive medieval megadroughts in US Southwest
A study published in Science Advances provides the first comprehensive theory for why there were clusters of megadroughts in the American Southwest during Medieval times. The authors found that ocean temperature conditions plus high radiative forcing -- w
2019-07-24 00:00:00
New study identifies causes of multidecadal climate changes
A new reconstruction of global average surface temperature change over the past 2,000 years has identified the main causes for decade-scale climate changes. The new temperature reconstruction also largely agrees with climate model simulations of the same
2019-07-24 00:00:00
'This Is the Beginning': New Study Warns Climate Crisis May Have Been Pivotal in Rise of Drug-Resist
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2019-07-23 20:04:25
Global warming will accelerate water cycle over global land monsoon regions
A new study provides a broader understanding on the redistribution of freshwater resources across the globe induced by future changes in the monsoon system.
2019-07-23 00:00:00
Ozone threat from climate change
We know the recent extreme heat is something that we can expect more of as a result of increasing temperatures due to climate change. But a new study from the University of Delaware warns that there's another impact -- worsened air quality due to an incre
2019-07-23 00:00:00
Fussy fish can have their coral, and eat it too
Fussy fish seeking refuge from climate change on deeper reefs can still keep their specialised diets. The corals they prey upon change their own diets to survive the different environment at depth. This ensures their fussy predators are still well-fed!
2019-07-23 00:00:00
North Carolina coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth
Researchers can confirm what data modeling systems have predicted: Climate change is increasing precipitation events like hurricanes, tropical storms and floods.
2019-07-23 00:00:00
Climate changes faster than animals adapt
Although animals do commonly respond to climate change, such responses are in general insufficient to cope with the rapid pace of rising temperatures and sometimes go in wrong directions.
2019-07-23 00:00:00
Rise of Candida auris blamed on global warming
Global warming may have played a pivotal role in the emergence of Candida auris, according to a new study published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. C. auris, which is often multi-drug resistant and is a serious pu
2019-07-23 00:00:00
'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change
Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change.
2019-07-22 16:23:29
Airborne lidar system poised to improve accuracy of climate change models
Researchers have developed a laser-based system that can be used for airborne measurement of important atmospheric gases with unprecedented accuracy and resolution. The ability to collect this data will help scientists better understand how these atmosphe
2019-07-22 00:00:00
More sensitive climates are more variable climates, research shows
A decade without any global warming is more likely to happen if the climate is more sensitive to carbon dioxide emissions, new research has revealed.
2019-07-22 00:00:00
To Call Attention to "What's Being Lost" to Climate Crisis, Former Glacier to Receive Monument
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2019-07-21 20:58:32
Analysis result of the proxy-method based retrievals from GOSAT2
Greenhouse gasses Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) developed jointly by the Ministry of the Environment, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the National Institute for Environmental Studies was successfully launched on October 29, 2018 from
2019-07-19 00:00:00
Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water
A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditiona
2019-07-19 00:00:00
Species on the move
A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) -- as revealed in a new study published today by scienti
2019-07-18 00:00:00
Rising CO2, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide
The most comprehensive synthesis of climate change impacts on the global availability of nutrients to date finds that, over the next 30 years, climate change and higher CO2 could significantly reduce the availability of critical nutrients, representing an
2019-07-18 00:00:00
Canada's high school curricula not giving students full picture of climate change
Canada's high school students may not be getting enough information on the negative impacts of climate change, scientific consensus behind human-caused warming or climate solutions, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Lun
2019-07-18 00:00:00
Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.
2019-07-17 00:01:01
Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements
Why did the oceans warm and cool at such different rates in the early 20th century? New research from Harvard University and the UK's National Oceanography Centre points to an answer both as mundane as a decimal point truncation and as complicated as glob
2019-07-17 00:00:00
Modeling predicts blue whales' foraging behavior, aiding population management efforts
Scientists can predict where and when blue whales are most likely to be foraging for food in the California Current Ecosystem, providing new insight that could aid in the management of the endangered population in light of climate change and blue whale mo
2019-07-17 00:00:00
West Antarctic ice collapse may be prevented by snowing ocean water onto it
The ice sheet covering West Antarctica is at risk of sliding off into the ocean. While further ice-sheet destabilisation in other parts of the continent may be limited by a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the slow, yet inexorable loss of West Antar
2019-07-17 00:00:00
What counts for our climate: Carbon budgets untangled
The more CO2 we emit from burning coal and oil and gas, the more we heat our climate -- this sounds simple, and it is. Different analyzes have come up with different estimates of how much CO2 humankind can still emit if we want to hold global warming to t
2019-07-17 00:00:00
Lifting the fog on carbon budgets
The concept of a carbon budget has become a popular tool in guiding climate policy since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report was released in 2014. IIASA researchers were involved in the development of a framework
2019-07-17 00:00:00
Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet
Mr Gove says there is a moral, political and economic imperative to tackle climate change.
2019-07-16 12:47:47
Tracking down climate change with radar eyes
Over the past 22 years, sea levels in the Arctic have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year. This is the conclusion of a Danish-German research team after evaluating 1.5 billion radar measurements of various satellites using specially developed alg
2019-07-16 00:00:00
Joshua trees facing extinction
They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this century.
2019-07-16 00:00:00
Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation
Imports of waste oil from Asia, intended to cut carbon from transport, are linked to rising levels of deforestation
2019-07-15 02:56:36
Cancer tissue-freezing approach may help more breast cancer patients in lower income countries
A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard
2019-07-15 00:00:00
The rush to air conditioning in Europe pushed by urbanization and climate change
A new study published in Environmental Science and Policy shows that without adequate and focused policies, many households will rely on air conditioners to adapt to climate change, thus generating even more greenhouse gas emissions.
2019-07-15 00:00:00
Study bolsters case that climate change is driving many California wildfires
A new study combs through the many factors that can promote wildfire in California, and concludes that in many, though not all, cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.
2019-07-15 00:00:00
SwRI, UTSA researchers create innovative model for sCO2 power generation
Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are collaborating to acquire data for a computational model for supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) energy generation. The work, led by Jacob Delimont of SwRI's Mechanical Engineering
2019-07-15 00:00:00
Model development is crucial in understanding climate change
Preliminary evaluation suggests that FGOALS-f3-L can capture the basic patterns of atmospheric circulation and precipitation well, and these datasets could contribute to the benchmark of current model behaviors for the desired continuity of CMIP. Analysi
2019-07-15 00:00:00
Warming climate intensifes summer drought in parts of US, study finds
Researchers using climate data from before and after the Industrial Revolution found that in regions with low soil moisture, higher temperatures brought about by climate change led to a 'coupling' of land and atmosphere, which increased the severity of he
2019-07-15 00:00:00
UMD releases comprehensive review of the future of CRISPR technology in crops
CRISPR is thought of as 'molecular scissors' used to cut and edit DNA, but Yiping Qi, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, is looking far beyond these applications in his new publication in Nature Plants. In this comprehensive review, Qi exp
2019-07-15 00:00:00
Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050
Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
2019-07-11 08:48:36
Coral skeleton crystals record ocean acidification
The acidification of the oceans is recorded in the crystals of the coral skeleton. This is a new tool for studying past environmental changes and combating climate change. Such is the main conclusion of a study led by the Spanish scientist Ismael Coronado
2019-07-11 00:00:00
No new males: Climate change threat to Cape Verde turtles
Rising temperatures could mean no male loggerhead turtles hatch at a key breeding ground by the end of this century, new research suggests.
2019-07-11 00:00:00
New developments with Chinese satellites over the past decade
To date, 17 Chinese self-developed FengYun (FY) meteorological satellites have been launched, which are widely applied in weather analysis, numerical weather forecasting and climate prediction, as well as environment and disaster monitoring. Currently, se
2019-07-11 00:00:00
Will your future computer be made using bacteria?
Graphene is a revolutionary nanomaterial, the discovery of which led to a Nobel Prize. By mixing graphite with bacteria, Rochester scientists are making graphene easier and more environmentally friendly to produce, paving the way for future products and a
2019-07-10 00:00:00
Genetic breakthrough in cereal crops could help improve yields worldwide
A team of Clemson University scientists has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of senescence in cereal crops with the potential to dramatically impact the future of food security in the era of climate change.
2019-07-10 00:00:00
UNH research finds thicker pavement is more cost effective down the road
Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive flooding due to sea level rise, can crack and crumble. Climate change can be a major contributor and as greenhouse gas emissions continue these issues are projected to accelerate. Res
2019-07-10 00:00:00
How to discover new materials quickly
A lot hinges on new materials -including efficient energy conversion for environmentally friendly engines of the future. In the past and still today, chance plays a great role for the discovery of new materials, according to Professor Alfred Ludwig, Chair
2019-07-10 00:00:00
Shared e-cargo bikes: boom and barriers in Basel
Sustainable means of mobility are becoming ever more popular. In Switzerland, around 15,000 people have registered with the online platform carvelo2go, which hires out electric cargo bikes. The use of this sharing service in the Basel area is now the subj
2019-07-10 00:00:00
Heat, salt, drought: This barley can withstand the challenges of climate change
A new line of barley achieves good crop yields even under poor environmental conditions. It has been bred by a research team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), which crossed a common variety with various types of wild barley. The resear
2019-07-10 00:00:00
'Climategate': 10 years on, what's changed?
Hackers stole 6,000 emails and other documents from a climate research centre almost 10 years ago.
2019-07-09 23:55:05
Climate change: UK government 'not acting fast enough'
The UK government isn't cutting emissions fast enough to tackle global heating, its advisers say.
2019-07-09 23:13:29
'Time to Act for the Future of Our Planet': Other Lawmakers Urged to Join Fight as Sanders and Ocasi
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2019-07-09 17:24:29
'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could
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2019-07-09 16:45:31
Attenborough: Climate risks Africa turmoil
The naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says that climate change will make parts of Africa uninhabitable.
2019-07-09 15:51:31
Climate change: Water and green energy produced by a single device
Researchers adapt a solar panel so that it can produce drinking water from the sea as well as green electricity.
2019-07-09 15:01:01
Climate change: How important is the rainforest in limiting global warming?
Billions of leaves in the Amazon rainforest take in CO2 – a gas that contributes to global warming.
2019-07-09 10:09:18
Improved model could help scientists better predict crop yield, climate change effects
A new computer model incorporates how microscopic pores on leaves may open in response to light -- an advance that could help scientists create virtual plants to predict how higher temperatures and rising levels of carbon dioxide will affect food crops.
2019-07-09 00:00:00
Scientists decode DNA secrets of world's toughest bean
UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes. Understanding the genes responsible for the peas' drought and heat tolerance eventually could he
2019-07-09 00:00:00
Paris Agreement does not rule out ice-free Arctic
IBS research team reveals a considerable chance for an ice-free Arctic Ocean at global warming limits stipulated in the Paris Agreement.
2019-07-09 00:00:00
Trump praises his administration's environmental efforts
The US president did not mention climate change, but spoke of improvements to the economy and pollution.
2019-07-08 21:53:41
Wildfires: Our generation needs to stop climate change
The UK has had more wildfires in half of 2019 than any year on record, Joe wants to learn why.
2019-07-08 01:53:34
Breaching a 'carbon threshold' could lead to mass extinction
Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds.
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Scientists' warning to humanity: Microbiology and climate change
When it comes to climate change, ignoring the role of microorganisms could have dire consequences, according to a new statement issued by an international team of microbiologists.
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Ancient Saharan seaway shows how Earth's climate and creatures can undergo extreme change
A new paper integrates 20 years of research by a diverse scientific team and describes the ancient Trans-Saharan Seaway of Africa that existed 50 to 100 million years ago in the region of the current Sahara Desert. The study is a comprehensive synthesis a
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Jurassic shift: Changing the rules of evolution
Is the success of species mainly dependent on environmental factors such as climate changes or do interactions between the species have a greater role to play? A British-German study involving Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kießling from Friedrich-Alexander-Univ
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba develop a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels and fine chemicals.
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Fish die-offs linked to hotter summers
Fish die-offs in Wisconsin lakes are expected to double by mid-century and quadruple by 2100 due to warmer summer temperatures, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Producing graphene from carbon dioxide
The general public knows the chemical compound of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and because of its global-warming effect. However, carbon dioxide can also be a useful raw material for chemical reactions. A working group at Karlsruhe
2019-07-08 00:00:00
Nairobi’s park is at risk of further land loss
Nairobi's National Park is vital for the city's fight against climate change - so why is it being built on?
2019-07-07 00:08:41
Climate change: Trees 'most effective solution' for warming
A controversial study suggests extreme climate change can be averted by planting a billion hectares of trees.
2019-07-04 19:14:00
Study Finds Holding Governments and Corporations Legally Accountable for Climate Crisis 'Has Become
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2019-07-04 14:20:48
How trees could save the climate
Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions. The Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published a study in the journal Science that shows this would
2019-07-04 00:00:00
Area for restoring trees far greater than imagined and 'best climate change solution available'
In the first study to quantify how many trees the Earth can support, where, and how much carbon they could store, researchers report that Earth could support enough additional trees to cut carbon levels in the atmosphere by nearly 25% -- levels not seen f
2019-07-04 00:00:00
The global tree restoration potential
Restoration of the Earth's forests is the world's most effective solution to climate change available today and has the potential to capture two thirds of man-made carbon emissions, finds landmark research by the Crowther Lab, published today in the journ
2019-07-04 00:00:00
James Lovelock on the future of AI and climate change
Scientist James Lovelock speaks to the BBC's Mishal Husain ahead of his 100th birthday.
2019-07-03 23:08:36
Citing $69 Trillion Price Tag by 2100, Moody's Warns Central Banks of Far-Reaching Economic Damage o
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2019-07-03 19:34:45
'Time to Turn Up the Heat': Sunrise Movement Unveils 7-Week Organizing Plan to Force DNC Approval of
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2019-07-03 18:29:27
Black (nano)gold combat climate change
By using the techniques of nanotechnology, we transformed golden gold to black gold, by simply changing the size and gaps between gold nanoparticles. Now, like real trees, where they use CO2, sunlight and water to produce food, our developed black gold ac
2019-07-03 00:00:00
Climate change: Antarctic Peninsula 'can still avoid irreversible change'
A panel of Antarctic experts stresses the importance of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5C.
2019-07-02 12:51:47
Climate change: Heatwave made 'at least' five times more likely by warming
The record heat experienced across Europe last week was made much more likely by rising temperatures say researchers.
2019-07-02 12:49:27
Insurance Giant Ditching Coal Industry Called 'Major Step Forward'—Especially If Others Follow
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2019-07-01 12:29:16
Analysis finds US ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north
Researchers with the Center for Resilience in Working Agricultural Landscapes used 50 years of data on bird distributions and concluded that ecosystems have shifted northward by hundreds of miles. The data suggests that climate change and other phenomena
2019-07-01 00:00:00
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2019
ORNL story tips: Study of waste soft drinks for carbon capture could help cut carbon dioxide emissions; sharing secret messages among three parties using quantum communications just got more practical for better cybersecurity; designed synthetic polymers
2019-07-01 00:00:00
Citizen scientists discover cyclical pattern of complexity in solar storms
Citizen scientists have discovered that solar storms become more complex as the sun's 11-year activity cycle reaches its maximum -- a finding which could help forecasters predict which space weather events could have potentially devastating consequences f
2019-07-01 00:00:00
Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom
Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. Why the beetle populations first explode to decline naturally after a few years is largely unknown. Researchers are therefore u
2019-07-01 00:00:00
Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse
Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential, some aren't as effective as we think and may even require more land and water, such as shifting to renewable energy.
2019-07-01 00:00:00
Environmentally friendly control of common disease infecting fish and amphibians
Aquatic organisms in marine systems and freshwaters are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally. These pathogens are especially dreaded in aquaculture. But they also pose a threat to biodiversity of amphibians. There are few approved chemic
2019-07-01 00:00:00
How to protect corals facing climate change
The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in Nature Climate Change. The finding likely applies to conservation efforts for many other species in the ocean and on land, i
2019-07-01 00:00:00
'This Is Not How You Behave in an Emergency': Demand for Climate-Focused Democratic Debate Grows Aft
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2019-06-28 16:46:50
Botox cousin can reduce malaria in an environmentally friendly way
Researchers at the universities in Stockholm and Lund, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, have found a new toxin that selectively targets mosquitos. This can lead to innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to r
2019-06-28 00:00:00
UT study shows how to produce natural gas while storing carbon dioxide
New research at The University of Texas at Austin shows that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico could unlock vast natural gas energy resources while helping fight climate change by trapping the car
2019-06-27 00:00:00
Insects need empathy
In February, environmentalists in Germany collected 1.75 million signatures for a 'save the bees law.' Citizens can stop insect declines by halting habitat loss and fragmentation, producing food without pesticides and limiting climate change, say the auth
2019-06-27 00:00:00
US meteorologists worried over 5G roll-out
Weather forecasters think parts of the 5G network could interfere with meteorology communications.
2019-06-26 11:31:12
'Triple whammy' threatens UN action on climate change
Efforts by Saudi Arabia, the EU and Japan are seen as part of a backlash against UN climate action.
2019-06-26 06:32:33
Corals can survive in acidified ocean conditions, but have lower density skeletons
Coral reefs face many challenges to their survival, including the global acidification of seawater as a result of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. A new study led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz shows that at least three Caribbean coral spec
2019-06-26 00:00:00
The water future of Earth's 'third pole'
One-seventh of the world's population depends on rivers flowing from Asia's high mountain ranges for water to drink and to irrigate crops. Rapid changes in the region's climate are likely to influence food and water security in India, Pakistan, China and
2019-06-26 00:00:00
Undercounting of agroforestry skews climate change mitigation planning and reporting
Scientists expose the lack of measurement of and reporting on agroforestry in international climate agreements. This has strong implications for accounting for both how much carbon IS being sequestered and how much COULD BE sequestered, given national pla
2019-06-26 00:00:00
Towards a worldwide inventory of all plants
Declining biodiversity due to man-made habitat destruction and climate change means that information about plant diversity and its distribution across the planet is now crucial for biodiversity conservation. With the Global Inventory of Floras and Traits
2019-06-26 00:00:00
To Prevent 'Climate Apartheid Scenario' Where Rich Escape and Poor Suffer, UN Report Issues Urgent C
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2019-06-25 15:33:29
Pine woodland restoration creates haven for birds in Midwest, MU study finds
Researchers from the University of Missouri have shown in a new study that restoration of pine woodlands, through the combined use of intentional, managed fires and strategic thinning of tree density, has a strikingly beneficial effect on a diverse array
2019-06-25 00:00:00
Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together
Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. A new theoretical study from associate professor, Jan Härter, at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, presents a new mechanism f
2019-06-25 00:00:00
Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2
Florida State researchers working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo found a link between the churning of deep soils during deforestation and the release of carbon dioxide through streams and rivers.
2019-06-24 00:00:00
Does limited underground water storage make plants less susceptible to drought?
By tracking water flow through different environments in California, UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a secret to the surprising resilence of Mediterranean plant communities during drought years. These plants do well during droughts because they ar
2019-06-24 00:00:00
Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop
Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth's natural systems, effecting everything from weather to the health and abundance of sea mam
2019-06-24 00:00:00
Climate change: Cashing in on CO2
Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.
2019-06-23 23:07:46
'Report the Urgency! This Is a Climate Emergency!': 70 Arrested Outside New York Times Demanding Pap
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2019-06-23 17:10:13
The women fighting for Lapland
As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.
2019-06-22 23:26:41
What the 'Fossil Fuel Economy Looks Like': Demands for Climate Justice After Explosion Rocks Philly
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2019-06-21 20:26:49
The chart that defines our warming world
Communicating what's meant by climate change in one simple, easy to understand visualisation.
2019-06-21 08:03:47
'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of
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2019-06-20 20:52:01
Why climate change means a rethink of coffee and cocoa production systems
New research by an international group of scientists, from Inland Norway University, Bioversity International, Wageningen University and World Agroforestry, examines whether incorporating suitable trees into crop systems or replacing coffee with cocoa cou
2019-06-20 00:00:00
Post-Soviet food system changes led to greenhouse gas reductions
Changes in agriculture, trade, food production and consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found. From 1991 to 2011, there was a net emissions reduction of 7.61 gigatons (Gt)
2019-06-20 00:00:00
Research brief: Stabilizing nations' food production through crop diversity
With increasing demand for food from the planet's growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food systems across the world, University of Minnesota research examined how the diversity of crops at the national level could increase t
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. The study, which used data from NAS
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Methods and models
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes for absorbing that carbon change over time, and how they might affect its abi
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Climate change could affect symbiotic relationships between microorganisms and trees
An international research consortium mapped the global distribution of tree-root symbioses with fungi and bacteria that are vital to forest ecosystems. The study was featured on the cover of Nature.
2019-06-19 00:00:00
South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future
Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used globally to counter climate change, according to a Penn State rese
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Biochar may boost carbon storage, but benefits to germination and growth appear scant
Biochar may not be the miracle soil additive that many farmers and researchers hoped it to be, according to a new University of Illinois study. Biochar may boost the agricultural yield of some soils -- especially poor quality ones -- but there is no conse
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Is glue the answer to climate change?
A small amount of cheap epoxy resin replaces bulky support materials in making effective carbon capture solid sorbents, developed by scientists at the Energy Safety Research Institute of Swansea University.
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes
A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound produced by red tides and other harmful algal blooms. The discovery comes as these waterborne toxic ev
2019-06-19 00:00:00
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future
New research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute shows that Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. This research uses new data on the landscape under the ice to make breakthroughs in modeling the island's future. The finding
2019-06-19 00:00:00
Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines
Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from the University of Montana.
2019-06-18 00:00:00
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn
An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes -- the support system of the biosphere -- in the climate change equation will have major negative flow-on effects.
2019-06-18 00:00:00
Columbia researcher studies how climate change affects crops in India
In a paper published in Environmental Research Letters, Columbia Researcher Kyle Davis found that the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather in India; their yields vary significantly less due to year-to
2019-06-17 00:00:00

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