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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
Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans' burning than climate change
Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was more profound than previously believed, according to a Penn State researcher who determined that forest composition change in the region was caused more by lan
2019-05-21 00:00:00
Lake sediment records reveal recent floods in NW England (UK) unprecedented
A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 ('Storm Desmond'),were the largest in 600 years, pointing to the impact of climate changes on the frequency
2019-05-21 00:00:00
Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected
Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.
2019-05-20 22:17:56
New measurement device: Carbon dioxide as geothermometer
For the first time it is possible to measure, simultaneously and with extreme precision, four rare molecular variants of carbon dioxide (CO2) using a novel laser instrument. As a new type of geothermometer, the laser-spectroscopy-based measurement device
2019-05-20 00:00:00
Climate change has long-term impact on species adaptability
Historic climate change events can have a lasting impact on the genetic diversity of a species, reveals a new study on the alpine marmot.
2019-05-20 00:00:00
Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives
Producing cement takes a big toll on our climate: Around eight per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to this process. However, the demand for cement continues to rise. A team of geoscientists from Martin Luther University Ha
2019-05-20 00:00:00
Intensive silviculture accelerates Atlantic rainforest biodiversity regeneration
The study shows the advantages of herbicide spraying and intensive fertilization in reforestation programs to mitigate the effects of climate change.
2019-05-17 00:00:00
Sorry, Critics Tell Warren, Greening US Empire's "Powerful War Machine" No Answer to Climate Crisis
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2019-05-16 13:36:01
Research brief: Protecting rare species can benefit human life
Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists.To better protect rare animals, insects and plants, and to prepare for an uncertain future influenced by climate change, a team of researchers
2019-05-16 00:00:00
"Alarming" Report Details Emissions Danger of Plastics Production and Disposal—And It's Set to Get
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2019-05-15 14:28:01
Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.
2019-05-15 04:15:48
Climate change, maternal care & parasitic infection all connected in SA fur seals
South American fur seal pups with high levels of hookworm infection spend more time in the water, but that's not necessarily a good thing, report Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Georgia.
2019-05-15 00:00:00
How climate change will affect the rural northeast: Expect three weeks of heat
While extreme cold and snow often make headlines in the Northeast, by 2060, there will be far more record heat. Imagine the most sweltering day of the year. By 2060, you will experience that type of hot day for approximately three weeks of the year, assum
2019-05-15 00:00:00
Century-scale deep-water circulation dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean
Dr Moriaki Yasuhara, Dr Hisayo Okahashi, and Dr Huai-Hsuan May Huang from School of Biological Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Science of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with scientists in Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Col
2019-05-15 00:00:00
Electrode's 'hot edges' convert CO2 gas into fuels and chemicals
A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert CO2 from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the climate change threat posed by atmospheric carbon dioxide.
2019-05-14 00:00:00
How potatoes could become sun worshippers
If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers. Biochemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now discovered the reason why. If the temperature rises, a so-called small RNA blocks
2019-05-14 00:00:00
Impact of CO2 leakage through North Sea wells
Realistic estimates show that global warming can only be kept below 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius if carbon dioxide is actively removed from the atmosphere. Storage beneath the seafloor is an option that has been investigated intensively by an international te
2019-05-14 00:00:00
World 'Not on Track" to Curb Global Warming to 1.5°C Threshold: UN Chief
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2019-05-13 16:20:30
Understanding relationship break-ups to protect the reef
Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, University of Queensland researchers believe.By using genomic data to look for genes that enhance resilience in the algae, research
2019-05-13 00:00:00
Signals to noise in acoustic vehicles alerting systems
If you've wished for a quieter commute, you may be in luck: The low-emission electric vehicles of tomorrow are expected to lower noise pollution as well as air pollution. The prospect of a future powered by environmentally friendly electric vehicles is le
2019-05-13 00:00:00
Political will to fight climate change is fading, warns UN chief
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges world leaders to follow science advice on climate change.
2019-05-12 10:55:43
Climate change 'may curb growth in UK flying'
The UK may need to review expansion of aviation to meet CO2 targets, the government admits.
2019-05-10 23:40:14
Climate change: How frogs could vanish from ponds
Climate change is having an impact on British wildlife, say scientists mapping a deadly frog disease.
2019-05-10 05:13:36
Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate
Researchers plans for new centre to explore refreezing the poles, sucking out CO2 and ocean greening.
2019-05-10 05:00:11
Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs
Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the UK, according to research led by ZSL's Institute of Zoology, UCL and Queen Mary University of London pub
2019-05-10 00:00:00
Comparison of global climatologies confirms warming of the global ocean
A report describes the main features of the recently published World Ocean Experiment-Argo Global Hydrographic Climatology. This climatology is based on profile data from ships, Argo floats, and sensors attached to marine mammals. As an important deviatio
2019-05-10 00:00:00
Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods and droughts
A study by The University of Texas at Austin has quantified the amount of water flowing in major Texas rivers during heavy rains and found that there is enough room in coastal aquifers to store most of it. This discovery means that capturing and storing w
2019-05-10 00:00:00
Climate change: UK flood planners 'must prepare for worst'
At least £1bn a year needs to be spent on defences and some communities may have to move, a report warns.
2019-05-09 02:00:55
Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.
2019-05-09 00:50:48
Do most Americans believe in human-caused climate change?
A survey of more than 7,000 US adults finds that three format changes produce significant changes in estimates of acceptance of human-caused climate change. Estimates range from 50% to 71% of US adults -- and 29% to 61% of Republicans.
2019-05-09 00:00:00
Biodiversity and carbon: perfect together
Biodiversity conservation is often considered to be a co-benefit of protecting carbon sinks such as intact forests to help mitigate climate change.
2019-05-09 00:00:00
Researchers develop viable, environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam
Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation.
2019-05-09 00:00:00
Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt
Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China -- the northernmost tree species on Earth -- are growing faster as a result of climate change. A new study of growth rings from Dahurian larch in China's northern forests finds the hardy trees gr
2019-05-09 00:00:00
Methane-consuming bacteria could be the future of fuel
Northwestern University researchers have found that the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion in methanotrophic bacteria catalyzes the reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion. This finding could lead to newly designed, human-
2019-05-09 00:00:00
With uncanny accuracy, computer model predicts how certain policies impact air pollution
A multi-institution team unveiled a new tool for understanding and controlling the health and climate impacts of shipping goods -- a source not only of greenhouse gases but of soot and smog threatening our health.
2019-05-09 00:00:00
How to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly
Aviation contributes to climate change, but there are ways to reduce your flight's impact on the planet.
2019-05-08 23:08:55
US Public Among the Most Likely in the World to Deny Climate Crisis, Global Survey Shows
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2019-05-08 16:27:41
Proposal to spend 25% of EU budget on climate change
Eight countries propose the strategy - but nations such as Germany oppose strengthening commitments.
2019-05-08 14:25:45
Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?
Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it's been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. That can put conservationists on the defense. Scientist
2019-05-08 00:00:00
Occurrence of back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change
Princeton University researchers have provided the first estimation of the potential damage from back-to-back, or compound, heat waves, which the authors found will increase as global warming continues. But government warning systems and health-care outre
2019-05-08 00:00:00
As climate changes, small increases in rainfall may cause widespread road outages
As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. The model combined data on road networks with the hills and valleys of topography to reveal 'tipping points
2019-05-08 00:00:00
Pompeo Cheers 'Opportunity' in Arctic From Climate Change as America Blocks Resolution Language
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2019-05-07 17:18:28
US climate objections sink Arctic Council accord in Finland
There is no joint declaration by Arctic nations as the US criticises climate change wording.
2019-05-07 14:15:10
Climate change -- early spring: Predicting budburst with genetics
Tree and shrub genetics can be used to produce more accurate predictions of when leaves will burst bud in the spring, according to a Canada-US study.
2019-05-07 00:00:00
Reducing carbon emissions while improving health is economically attractive, study shows
A study debuting a new climate policy model developed by Princeton University researchers and others reports it is economically sound to quickly and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions given the immediate and significant human health benefits.
2019-05-07 00:00:00
URI researchers: Offshore wind farm increased tourism on Block Island
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island.
2019-05-06 00:00:00
Banana disease boosted by climate change
Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows.
2019-05-05 00:00:00
Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2
Nasa sends an instrument to the International Space Station to track carbon dioxide on Earth.
2019-05-04 08:56:05
Extinction Rebellion told prison is not a 'yoga retreat'
The climate change group deletes advice saying "most prison officers are black and wish you no harm".
2019-05-03 17:18:53
Crowd oil -- Fuels from air-conditioning systems
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Toronto have proposed a method enabling air conditioning and ventilation systems to produce synthetic fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water from the ambient air. Compact
2019-05-03 00:00:00
Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations
Climate extremes, such as drought, heatwaves, heavy precipitation and more are responsible for 18%-43% of variation in crop yields for maize, spring wheat, rice and soybeans. according to a new paper published in Environmental Research Letters. The resear
2019-05-03 00:00:00
Localized efforts to save coral reefs won't be enough, study suggests
A National Science Foundation study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution on reefs won't save them without a worldwide effort to reduce global warming.
2019-05-02 00:00:00
How could a changing climate affect human fertility?
Human adaptation to climate change may include changes in fertility, according to a new study by an international group of researchers. They found that, through its economic effects, climate change could have a substantial impact on fertility, as people d
2019-05-02 00:00:00
Climate change: UK 'can cut emissions to nearly zero' by 2050
It could be done at no added cost from previous estimates, and reduce GDP by just 1-2%, a report says.
2019-05-01 23:46:20
UK Parliament declares climate change emergency
The Welsh and Scottish governments have also declared an emergency - along with dozens of towns and cities.
2019-05-01 21:49:28
NASA study: Human influence on global droughts goes back 100 years
Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, according to a study from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City.
2019-05-01 00:00:00
Scientists see fingerprint of warming climate on droughts going back to 1900
In an unusual new study, scientists say they have detected the fingerprint of human-driven global warming on patterns of drought and moisture across the world as far back as 1900.
2019-05-01 00:00:00
Narwhals have endured a million years with low genetic diversity, and they're thriving
Danish researchers have sequenced the genome of a narwhal, the Arctic whale famous for the horn-like tusk protruding from its forehead. Their work, appearing May 1 in the journal iScience, finds that compared to other Arctic marine mammals, narwhals have
2019-05-01 00:00:00
Signs of faster melting in world's largest ice shelf
Part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the rest, shedding light on how it might respond to climate change.
2019-04-30 14:27:17
Field study finds pellet-fed stoves cut air pollutant emissions 90%
A field study finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range of contaminants associated with health problems and climate change. The findings stem from a Rwanda field study des
2019-04-30 00:00:00
Rapid permafrost thaw unrecognized threat to landscape, global warming researcher warns
University of Guelph Prof. Merritt Turetsky and an international team of researchers asssessed abrupt thaw studies across the permafrost zone to estimate the overall effect. They found carbon emissions have the potential to double the climate feedback ass
2019-04-30 00:00:00
Climate Groups Applaud Beto for New Proposal, But Warn Action Plan Would Be 'Too Little, Too Late'
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2019-04-29 21:27:28
Citing Recent Protests, Wales Declares Climate Emergency
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2019-04-29 20:49:13
Climate change: Electric car target 'needs to be sooner'
The government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 is too tame, its advisers will say.
2019-04-29 20:39:39
How cow dung can help fight climate change
Keeping soil in good condition is key to keeping carbon locked away, and it's possible cows can help.
2019-04-29 00:33:04
Climate change being fuelled by soil damage - report
There's three times more carbon in the soil than in the atmosphere - and deforestation is releasing it.
2019-04-29 00:09:16
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