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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
Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change.
2019-06-17 00:00:00
Past climate change: A warning for the future?
A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future. The prehistoric groups studied lived in the Amazon Basin of South America hundreds of years ago, before Europ
2019-06-17 00:00:00
U-M researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change
In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state's Lower Peninsula, University of Michigan scientists are testing ways to make the region's forests more resilient to climate change.
2019-06-17 00:00:00
Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans
Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.
2019-06-17 00:00:00
Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina
Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Chang
2019-06-17 00:00:00
Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?
2019-06-16 23:32:39
The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate
Researchers from the University of Plymouth and the British Antarctic Survey have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be mo
2019-06-16 00:00:00
Flickering sky islands generate andean biodiversity
As the climate changed over the past million years, areas of paramo around Andean peaks in Colombia grew and contracted, giving rise to species unique to this habitat. Today paramos continue to shrink, putting these species at risk.
2019-06-14 00:00:00
A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming
A shady refuge on a hot day could be more than a simple comfort in a warming world. Finding a cooler spot might save several species that would otherwise go extinct due to global warming, according to an analysis by ecologists at a dozen institutions.
2019-06-14 00:00:00
No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic
Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers. The study published in Science on 14 June 2019 challenges a recent claim that
2019-06-14 00:00:00
'This Exchange Cuts to the Heart of Our Crisis': Watch DNC Chair Hide Behind Party Rules to Argue Ag
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2019-06-13 15:10:26
Squid could thrive under climate change
When scientists subjected two-toned pygmy squid and bigfin reef squid to CO2levels projected for the end of the century, they received some surprising results.
2019-06-13 00:00:00
Carbon-neutral fuels move a step closer
Chemists at EPFL have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials.
2019-06-13 00:00:00
A metal-free, sustainable approach to CO2 reduction
Researchers in Japan present an organic catalyst for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solvent conditions, their findings could open up many new dir
2019-06-13 00:00:00
Using prevalent technologies and 'Internet of Things' data for atmospheric science
The use of prevalent technologies and crowdsourced data may benefit weather forecasting and atmospheric research. The data from these new 'sensors' could be assimilated into high-resolution numerical prediction models, and thus may lead to improvements in
2019-06-13 00:00:00
Climate change: Should the UK's 2050 target be sooner?
The UK has promised a stricter emissions target by 2050, but some say it should be sooner.
2019-06-12 17:33:29
Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target
The UK will set a new legally binding target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
2019-06-12 07:14:20
Climate change benefits for giant petrels
Giant petrels will be 'temporary' winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region -- but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows.
2019-06-12 00:00:00
Protecting coral reefs in a deteriorating environment
A new report examines novel approaches for saving coral reefs imperiled by climate change, and how local decision-makers can assess the risks and benefits of intervention.
2019-06-12 00:00:00
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an "elevated risk of extinction", according to a new University of Stirling-led study.
2019-06-12 00:00:00
Stanford-led study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict
Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study published today in the journal Nature. Synthesizing views across experts, the study estimates climate has influenced between 3% and
2019-06-12 00:00:00
Light-powered nano-organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friend
2019-06-11 00:00:00
River sediment speaks to changing climate
Studying the sediment of a mountain river can reveal thousands of years or more of a waterway's history, including new threats from more frequent wildfires and increased precipitation brought by climate change. Understanding those challenges may provide i
2019-06-11 00:00:00
Why Noah's ark won't work
Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study finds.
2019-06-11 00:00:00
'The DNC Is on the Wrong Side of History': Challenged by Activists, Tom Perez Says Hosting 2020 Deba
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2019-06-10 09:42:45
Mountain-dwellers can adapt to melting glaciers without caring about climate change
For many people, climate change feels like a distant threat -- something that happens far away, or far off in the future. Scientists and climate communicators often think that if everyone saw the devastating impacts of climate change, we'd all be more lik
2019-06-10 00:00:00
New study shows how climate change could affect impact of roundworms on grasslands
The researchers found in extreme drought conditions that predator nematodes significantly decreased, which led to the growth of root-feeding nematodes.
2019-06-10 00:00:00
Older forests resist change -- climate change, that is
Older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests, particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity, new research finds. The study, to be published in Global Change Biology's June 12, 201
2019-06-07 00:00:00
Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink
Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in the light of increasing evidence of unprecedented speed of change to these fragile ecosystems.
2019-06-07 00:00:00
One-two-punch catalysts trapping CO2 for cleaner fuels
DGIST researchers are getting closer to developing a material that delivers a one-two punch: recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of cleaner hydrocarbon fuels.
2019-06-07 00:00:00
'Fantastic... Who's Next?' SEIU First National Union to Endorse Green New Deal
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2019-06-06 20:32:13
Climate change: Emissions target could cost UK £1tn, warns Hammond
The chancellor warns the PM that reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 could lower public spending.
2019-06-06 16:11:39
Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals
Using a new model that couples human behaviour to climate systems, researchers discovered including social processes can alter climate change predictions, a finding that may help reduce global warming.Social processes are often neglected in climate models
2019-06-06 00:00:00
Emerging frontiers in phenological research
Phenology -- the study of events in an organism's life cycle such as plant leaf out and flowering -- has taken on additional importance in recent decades as a means to study the effects of global climate change on species. Phenology is both driven by clim
2019-06-06 00:00:00
Could climate change make Siberia habitable for humans?
Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found.A study team from the Krasnoyarsk Federal Research Center, Russia, and the National Institute of Aerospace, USA, used current and pre
2019-06-06 00:00:00
'Single Most Important Stat on the Planet': Alarm as Atmospheric CO2 Soars to 'Legit Scary' Record H
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2019-06-05 15:06:45
Trump says 'climate change goes both ways'
The president's views appeared unchanged after meeting environmentalist Prince Charles.
2019-06-05 14:47:47
New polymer tackles PFAS pollution
toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution -- commonly used in non-stick and protective coatings, lubricants and aviation fire-fighting foams -- can now be removed from the environment thanks to a new low-cost, safe and environmentally friend
2019-06-05 00:00:00
Extreme heat to hit one third of the african urban population
Climate change, population growth and urbanisation are instrumental in increasing exposure to extreme temperatures. Researchers (UNIGE) assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change and socio-economic development in 173 Afric
2019-06-05 00:00:00
Extreme Flooding Across Midwest 'Exactly In Line' With Scientific Warnings of Climate Crisis: Expert
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2019-06-04 21:03:22
'Existential' Risk of Climate Crisis Could Lead to Civilizational Collapse by 2050, Warns Report
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2019-06-04 16:10:51
Limiting warming to 2 degrees C will require emission cuts across entire food system
Better understanding agriculture and the food system's unique place in climate change -- as both drivers of climate change and victims of it -- is helping to increase support for climate action. Unfortunately, progress across the food system is lagging, a
2019-06-04 00:00:00
Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change
An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one of the world's most important salmon species.
2019-06-04 00:00:00
Salmon get a major athletic boost via a single enzyme
A single enzyme anchored to the walls of salmons' blood vessels helps reduce how hard their hearts have to work during exercise by up to 27%. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, help explain how the fish undertake arduous up
2019-06-04 00:00:00
A Polar Bear, a Giant Penis, and This Message Greet Trump in UK: 'Climate Change Is Real'
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2019-06-03 12:50:55
PM to challenge Trump's approach on climate
Theresa May will raise the issue of climate change with Donald Trump during his upcoming visit to the UK.
2019-06-03 00:52:36
Climate action urgently required to protect human health in Europe
In this landmark report, the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) focuses on the consequences of climate change for human health in Europe and the benefits of acting now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to stabilize the climate.
2019-06-03 00:00:00
Researchers develop new method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Hydroxyl radicals (OH) react with methane and break it down, but it's been hard for scientists to get a handle on how much OH is present in the atmosphere at high-enough spatial and temporal resolution t
2019-06-03 00:00:00
Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming
The number of extreme downpours increased steadily between 1964 and 2013 -- a period when global warming also intensified, according to research published in the journal Water Resources Research.
2019-06-03 00:00:00
Researchers find seaweed helps trap carbon dioxide in sediment
Florida State University researchers working with colleagues in the United Kingdom have found that these slimy macroalgae play an important role in permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
2019-06-03 00:00:00
Heat, not drought, will drive lower crop yields, researchers say
Climate change-induced heat stress will play a larger role than drought stress in reducing the yields of several major US crops later this century, according to Cornell University researchers who weighed in on a high-stakes debate between crop experts and
2019-06-03 00:00:00
Improvements in water quality could reduce ecological impact of climate change on rivers
Improvements in water quality could reduce the ecological impact of climate change on rivers, finds a new study by Cardiff University's Water Research Institute and the University of Vermont.
2019-06-03 00:00:00
Youth Activists Holding Coordinated Press Conferences to Raise Awareness on Landmark Court Case
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2019-06-01 14:13:06
Research brief: Climate change is already affecting global food production -- unequally
UMN researchers found that climate change is affecting different areas of global food production differently.
2019-05-31 00:00:00
Community impacts from extreme weather shape climate beliefs
Recent studies suggest that people who experience severe weather are more likely to believe in and be concerned about climate change. But a new study from Duke University and the University of Colorado Denver shows not all storm impacts have equal effect.
2019-05-31 00:00:00
Native plant species may be at greater risk from climate change than non-natives
A study led by researchers at Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute has revealed that warming temperatures affect native and non-native flowering plants differently, which could change the look of local landscapes over time.
2019-05-31 00:00:00
Climate change: Zero emissions law should be PM's legacy, scientists say
Climate scientists ask Theresa May to make her "legacy" a target to cut greenhouse gases to zero.
2019-05-30 23:09:22
Scientists design organic cathode for high performance batteries
Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. With sulfur at its core, the material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials
2019-05-30 00:00:00
Edible insects? Lab-grown meat? The real future food is lab-grown insect meat
Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation -- and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and gen
2019-05-30 00:00:00
More democracy -- A second chance for climate politics
Hope was high when the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted 2015. Countries pledged to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius. Five years later it is sobering: global emissions of carbon dioxide and other climate-relevant gases continue to rise. In
2019-05-30 00:00:00
Climate change link to puffin deaths
Climate change played a role in the deaths of thousands of puffins in Alaska, according to a study.
2019-05-29 23:36:33
Climate driving new right whale movement
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine's deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in recent years, putting the
2019-05-29 00:00:00
Thinning forests, prescribed fire before drought reduced tree loss
Thinning forests and conducting prescribed burns may help preserve trees in future droughts and bark beetle epidemics expected under climate change, suggests a study from the University of California, Davis.
2019-05-29 00:00:00
Using nature to adapt to climate change
Climate change poses major threats to people around the world. One important method for adapting to these changes may lie in the deployment of nature-based solutions in urban areas.
2019-05-29 00:00:00
Colombia could lose 60% of land suitable for irrigated rice due to climate change
Without significant global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, Colombia will have 60% less land suitable for rice production by the 2050s. Due primarily to increased temperatures and decreased rainfall -- as opposed to sea-level rise, which is the dri
2019-05-29 00:00:00
More safe havens for native plants and animals needed in New South Wales' west
Location matters for species struggling to survive under a changing climate. A new study led by Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, has found we need to provide more safe havens for wildlife and plant species to survive under climate change in New
2019-05-29 00:00:00
Asia's glaciers provide buffer against drought
A new study to assess the contribution that Asia's high mountain glaciers make to relieving water stress in the region is published this week (May 29, 2019) in the journal Nature. The study has important economic and social implications for a region that
2019-05-29 00:00:00
Climate undermined by lobbying
For all the evidence that the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases outweigh the costs of regulation, disturbingly few domestic climate change policies have been enacted around the world so far.
2019-05-28 00:00:00
Domino effect of species extinctions also damages biodiversity
The mutual dependencies of many plant species and their pollinators mean that the negative effects of climate change are exacerbated. As UZH researchers show, the total number of species threatened with extinction is therefore considerably higher than pre
2019-05-28 00:00:00
Using the past to unravel the future for Arctic wetlands
A new study has used partially fossilised plants and single-celled organisms to investigate the effects of climate change on the Canadian High Arctic wetlands and help predict their future.
2019-05-28 00:00:00
Fossil zooplankton indicate that marine ecosystems have entered the Anthropocene
Climate change caused by humans impacts species diversity and ecosystems. Marine ecosystems are no exception. In order to assess exactly how climate change affects ecosystems, their current state has to be compared with the situation before human influenc
2019-05-28 00:00:00
Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars
Caltech researchers discover a process that turns carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen.
2019-05-28 00:00:00
Meet Belfast's young climate change protesters
Young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change - and Belfast is no different.
2019-05-25 06:21:40
As Millions March to Demand Climate Action, Research Reveals Protests Make People More Optimistic Ab
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2019-05-24 19:14:30
School strike for climate: Protests staged around the world
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.
2019-05-24 16:12:10
Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions
You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.
2019-05-24 00:30:59
Science Snapshots -- May 2019
Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium; a powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver helps transform carbon dioxide gas into a reusable for
2019-05-24 00:00:00
100% renewables doesn't equal zero-carbon energy, and the difference is growing
While 160 companies around the world have committed to use '100% renewable energy,' that does not mean '100% carbon-free energy.' The difference will grow as power grids become less reliant on fossil power, according to a new Stanford study. Entities comm
2019-05-24 00:00:00
Marching for climate change may sway people's beliefs and actions
Americans have a long tradition of taking to the streets to protest or to advocate for things they believe in. New research suggests that when it comes to climate change, these marches may indeed have a positive effect on the public.
2019-05-23 00:00:00
Climate change may make the arctic tundra a drier landscape
With climate change, the Arctic tundra is likely to become drier. Lakes may shrink in size and smaller lakes may even disappear according to a new Dartmouth study. In western Greenland, Kangerlussuaq experienced a 28% decrease in the number of smaller lak
2019-05-23 00:00:00
GRACE data contributes to understanding of climate change
The University of Texas at Austin team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), reports in the journal Nature Climate Change on the contributi
2019-05-23 00:00:00
Climate change affects the genetic diversity of a species
What effects does climate change have on the genetic diversity of living organisms? In a study led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, an international team of researchers studied the genome of the alpine marmot. Results were unexpected: th
2019-05-23 00:00:00
Chemical juggling with three particles
Chemists from the University of Bonn and their US colleagues at Columbia University in New York have discovered a novel mechanism in catalysis. It allows the synthesis of certain alcohols more cheaply and environmentally friendly than before. The reaction
2019-05-23 00:00:00
Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels
Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex molecules like propane, green energy technology is now
2019-05-22 00:00:00
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