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Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. The reduction of pollutants from road traffic such as soot particles from diesel cars should the
2018-12-13 00:00:00
More than air: Researchers fine-tune wind farm simulation
A collaborative research team based in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences is working to better understand the effect wind farms have locally and globally by examining the performance of predictive models currently being used to
2018-12-13 00:00:00
The long dry: why the world's water supply is shrinking
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions will become
2018-12-13 00:00:00
Climate change is 'shrinking winter'
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.
2018-12-12 19:49:22
Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
2018-12-12 00:24:38
Climate change imperils Midwest ag production
A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops.
2018-12-12 00:00:00
Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture
Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon in a new paper by University of Alberta geologists and their collaborators. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture
2018-12-12 00:00:00
Pitt professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions
Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Research led by the University of Pittsburgh and L
2018-12-12 00:00:00
WSU researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions
Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil-fuel based products worth billions of dollars.
2018-12-12 00:00:00
'An Indication of What's Coming': Melting at North and South Poles Worse Than Previously Thought
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2018-12-11 17:35:24
Climate change: Protecting the poor from green taxes
Has President Macron's controversial fuel tax set back carbon taxes globally?
2018-12-11 11:45:12
Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century
Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of the Paris Agreement will not substantially reduce those projected i
2018-12-11 00:00:00
As Demand for Urgent Transformation Intensifies, New Study Shows Hotter Planet Making Extreme Weathe
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2018-12-10 22:02:30
As Uprising Spreads Across Globe, Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky Among Signers of Open Letter Backing
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2018-12-10 17:57:38
Climate change and the UK: The good and bad
The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?
2018-12-10 13:10:21
Climate change: Trump coal event overshadowed at COP24
White House efforts to promote fossil fuels are set to be upstaged by investors moving away from coal.
2018-12-10 06:41:51
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. Researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology came to this concl
2018-12-10 00:00:00
UNH researchers find unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount of nitrate
2018-12-10 00:00:00
A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme temperatures in 2017 was m
2018-12-10 00:00:00
Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change
A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research.
2018-12-10 00:00:00
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic
Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Stockholm University.
2018-12-10 00:00:00
Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action?
Leading climate scientists say progress is way off track, so what needs to happen to speed things up?
2018-12-09 00:01:56
Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report
A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.
2018-12-08 20:25:57
Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led 'Green New Deal' as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion
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2018-12-07 19:53:39
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive eff
2018-12-07 00:00:00
One out of 3 rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and territory urbanization. This environmental problem will affect hydric ecosystems due global warming, the growing use of water and the expl
2018-12-07 00:00:00
As Study Ties 'Great Dying' of 252 Million Years Ago to Current Climate Crisis, Experts Say Still Ti
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2018-12-06 20:23:05
Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.
2018-12-06 00:16:21
Food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against potential threats
Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2018-12-06 00:00:00
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report
The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated vehicles, developments in electric vehicles, a
2018-12-06 00:00:00
New approach helps mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success.
2018-12-06 00:00:00
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Central America, Africa and Asia points to profitable opportunities for farmers
2018-12-06 00:00:00
Turning climate change from a 'tragedy of the commons' to positive action
Climate change must no longer be viewed as a 'tragedy of the commons', researchers say.
2018-12-05 00:00:00
How will addressing climate change affect the job market?
The Paris Agreement's goal to keep global warming below 2°C can be achieved by increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. A new International Labour Review study explores the impact of such transitions on employment.
2018-12-05 00:00:00
Wind power vulnerable to climate change in India
The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new study from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Harvard C
2018-12-05 00:00:00
A versatile method for the protection of carbonyl compounds by camphorsulfonic acid
In this paper, camphor sulfonic acid-catalysed protection of various carbonyl compounds is developed. This method is simple, environmentally friendly and yields products in high yields.
2018-12-05 00:00:00
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels increased in 2018, and the trend places global warming targets in jeopardy.
2018-12-05 00:00:00
'We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,' 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. 'We Ha
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2018-12-04 21:02:21
Inactivating genes can boost crop genetic diversity
Researchers from CIRAD and INRA recently showed that inactivating a gene, RECQ4, leads to a three-fold increase in recombination in crops such as rice, pea and tomato. The gene inhibits the exchange of genetic material via recombination (crossover) during
2018-12-04 00:00:00
Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact
President Trump's actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, a study suggests.
2018-12-03 08:01:09
Climate change: 'World at crossroads' warning as key talks begin
Crucial talks on limiting climate change start a day early in Poland amid dire warnings.
2018-12-03 01:37:13
Climate activist: 'It's high time that Poland phased out coal'
Almost 80% of Poland's electricity is generated by coal. Patryk Bialas says it's time that changed.
2018-12-03 00:06:03
Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security
Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) and World Soil Day (December 5).
2018-12-03 00:00:00
Global warming increases frost damage on trees in Central Europe
Global warming increases frost damage on trees in large areas of Central Europe, according to a new Finnish-Chinese study. Late frost damages are economically important in agriculture and forestry. In certain years, they are known to have caused losses am
2018-12-03 00:00:00
Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help
As representatives gather in Poland for talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.
2018-12-02 00:14:39
Climate change: How slag can remove CO2 from the air
Scientists in Wales are looking at how slag heaps can be used to remove CO2 from the air in the fight against climate change.
2018-12-01 00:02:24
Snowpack declines may stunt tree growth and forests' ability to store carbon emissions
Researchers conducting a 5-year-long study examining snow cover in a northern hardwood forest region found that projected changes in climate could lead to a 95 percent reduction of deep-insulating snowpack in forest areas across the northeastern United St
2018-12-01 00:00:00
'It Is Time for Progressives of the World to Unite': Sanders-Varoufakis Issue Open Call for New Glob
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2018-11-30 23:53:06
Australian students in mass climate protest
Thousands skip school to urge action on climate change, despite criticism from Australia's PM.
2018-11-30 06:09:03
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere: NASA study
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. Understan
2018-11-30 00:00:00
Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this ty
2018-11-30 00:00:00
Climate change: Can 12 billion tonnes of carbon be sucked from the air?
Is it remotely feasible to remove 12 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air?
2018-11-29 18:00:14
Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'
Twenty of the warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, say the World Meteorological Organization.
2018-11-29 10:01:05
Climate change: 'It is a global issue we are all failing'
UN chief Antonio Guterres warns the rise of nationalism is hurting efforts to tackle global warming.
2018-11-29 04:22:56
Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths
IIASA researchers have contributed to a major new report in The Lancet medical journal looking at the effects of climate change on human health, and the implications for society.
2018-11-29 00:00:00
Climate change risks 'extinction domino effect'
New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an 'extinction domino effect' that could annihilate all life on Earth.This would be the worst-case scenario of what scientists call 'co-
2018-11-29 00:00:00
What's the difference between relative humidity and dew point? (video)
Meteorologists often report the amount of moisture in the air as relative humidity or dew point. These measures can be confusing to people who are just trying to determine if the weather outside will feel comfortable. Both relate to the chemistry of water
2018-11-29 00:00:00
Climate change: EU aims to be 'climate neutral' by 2050
The European Union says it wants to become the first major economy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
2018-11-28 10:44:43
From burping cows and food miles to greenhouse gasses
Why gases produced by livestock, along with the carbon footprint of many of the foods we eat, are a major factor in global warming.
2018-11-28 03:44:33
Climate change poses significant threat to nutritional benefits of oysters
The nutritional qualities of shellfish could be significantly reduced by future ocean acidification and warming, a new study suggests.
2018-11-28 00:00:00
Researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance
A prediction lead time of about 2 to 5 weeks is sorely lacking in current forecasting capabilities for severe weather. In a new paper, Colorado State University atmospheric scientists demonstrate the ability to make skillful predictions of severe weather
2018-11-28 00:00:00
Whale songs' changing pitch may be response to population, climate changes
Blue whales have been dropping pitch incrementally over several decades, but the cause has remained a mystery. A new study finds a seasonal variation in the whales' pitch correlated with breaking sea ice in the southern Indian Ocean. The new research als
2018-11-28 00:00:00
Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect
The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change.
2018-11-28 00:00:00
Food webs essential for nature conservation efforts in the future
Nature conservation should not focus on individual species but on whole food webs, because the protection of their functioning is important for the predictability of species, especially when global warming is increasing environmental variability.
2018-11-28 00:00:00
Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years
Global efforts to tackle climate are off track says the UN, as it sees a rise in CO2 after years of decline.
2018-11-27 15:06:22
Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too
Scientists have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources--meaning they might be helping to limit the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and might one d
2018-11-27 00:00:00
Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'
Government scientists warn that unchecked global warming will wreak havoc on the US economy.
2018-11-26 21:06:12
Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070
Summers as hot as 2018 could be the new normal for the UK by 2050, according to a Met Office study.
2018-11-26 13:07:04
UNH researchers discover new materials to generate solar fuel production
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have identified new, readily available materials that convert sunlight and carbon dioxide (CO2) into building blocks for liquid fuels that could one day heat homes and power cars.
2018-11-26 00:00:00
Coordinated development could help wind farms be better neighbors
New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder highlights a previously underexplored consequence: A wake effect from upwind wind farms that can reduce the energy production of their downwind neighbors.
2018-11-26 00:00:00
Combined local and global actions could lessen impacts of change in marine environment
Increased oil and gas activities could combine with ocean warming and acidification to have a significant negative impact on marine organisms, a new study suggests.
2018-11-26 00:00:00
Climate change could lead to threefold increase in powerful storms across Europe and North America
Powerful storms that cause extreme weather conditions such as flooding across Europe and North America, with the potential to wreak social and economic havoc, could increase threefold by the end of the 21st century due to climate change.
2018-11-26 00:00:00
Steroid synthesis discovery could rewrite the textbooks
Steroids are essential molecules for life in all complex organisms such as animals and plants. Researchers from the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, the University of Technology Sydney Climate Change Cluster and the University of Queensland hav
2018-11-26 00:00:00
'This Is a Climate Emergency': Extinction Rebellion Takes to Streets to Stand for the Planet Over Po
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2018-11-24 12:02:00
Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life
Climate change could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage health, a major report warns.
2018-11-23 22:59:42
China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears
A new unit at a Serbian coal-fired power station focuses concerns on China's role in global warming.
2018-11-22 23:48:48
Warnings of 'Destructive and Irreversible Impacts' as Greenhouse Gases Hit Highest Levels in 3-5 Mi
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2018-11-22 16:07:32
Climate change: Warming gas concentrations at new record high
The gases that are driving up temperatures reached a new high in 2017 with no sign of a reversal in the trend.
2018-11-22 09:43:05
Climate change: Prince launches 'waste to wealth' summit
The Prince of Wales is set to address a summit on dealing with waste.
2018-11-22 01:33:19
Could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work?
A program to reduce Earth's heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely to remain secret.Those are the key findings of new research
2018-11-22 00:00:00
Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa
New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, the researchers argue that long-term environmental change drove the extincti
2018-11-22 00:00:00
David Attenborough takes 'people's seat' at climate change talks
Sir David Attenborough will join the UN in taking a message from people around the world to the December climate change talks in Poland.
2018-11-21 16:03:20
The shifting role of cities in addressing global climate change
In recent years, cities have asserted themselves as relevant actors in efforts to address global climate change. The announcement by the United States of their intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has generated more attention than ever for what cit
2018-11-21 00:00:00
Study predicts decreasing brown bear habitat due to climate change
A recent analysis of data related to the brown bear (Ursus arctos) estimates that suitable habitat will be reduced by 11 percent across Central Asia and the Asian Highlands by 2050 due to climate change, predominantly due to the changes in temperature and
2018-11-21 00:00:00
Climate change predicted to end truffle production
The lucrative truffle industry is set to disappear within a generation due to climate change, according to new research by a University of Stirling academic.
2018-11-21 00:00:00
Responses of waterbirds to climate change is linked to their preferred wintering habitats
A new scientific article shows that 25 European waterbird species can change their wintering areas depending on winter weather. Warm winters allow them to shift their wintering areas northeastwards, whereas cold spells push birds southwestwards.
2018-11-20 00:00:00
How to convert climate-changing carbon dioxide into plastics and other products
Rutgers scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide -- the main cause of global warming -- into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products.
2018-11-20 00:00:00
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered.A study of Sólheimajökull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows that up to 41 tonnes of
2018-11-20 00:00:00
Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.
2018-11-19 14:02:10
As climate and land-use change accelerate, so must efforts to preserve California's plants
A UC Berkeley team developed a computer model that identifies the high-priority areas in California for preservation in order to save the state's native plants in the face of rapid climate change and habitat destruction. The model is based on three measur
2018-11-19 00:00:00
Google data shows public interest in conservation is rising
The public's interest in conservation is rising. Based on an adapted version of Google Trends -- which tracks user searches on Google -- the results show that people search for conservation just as often as they do for climate change.
2018-11-19 00:00:00
Bio jet fuels good for the climate, but technologies need tweaking
As much as 20 per cent of jet fuel burned in Norway in 2030 could be biofuel made from the country's forest residues. This alone could cut greenhouse gas emissions from Norway's aviation sector by 17 per cent.
2018-11-19 00:00:00
Ocean warming
New research has uncovered a previously unaccounted for pathway transporting heat from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean, and even further to the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. It has implications for climate change and what we know about
2018-11-19 00:00:00
Khanna to Pelosi: Don't Just Create Green New Deal Select Committee, Make Ocasio-Cortez Its Chair
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2018-11-17 19:32:20
Affordable catalyst for CO2 recycling
A catalyst for carbon dioxide recycling, Mineral pentlandite may also be a conceivable alternative to expensive precious metal catalysts. This is the result of a study conducted by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Fritz-Haber Institute
2018-11-16 00:00:00
Students Across Europe Excoriate World Leaders for Hiding Scientific Reality of Pending 'Global Coll
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2018-11-15 18:28:08
Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.
2018-11-15 12:18:01
'Cut lamb and beef' to fight climate change
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.
2018-11-15 01:22:29
Climate change/biodiversity loss: Inseparable threats to humanity that must be addressed together
Demand for biofuels to fight climate change clouds the future for biodiversity, says the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The demand could cause a 10- to 30-fold expansion of green ener
2018-11-15 00:00:00
Natural solutions reduce global warming: Clark University + The Nature Conservancy
Christopher A. Williams, associate professor in Clark University's Graduate School of Geography and postdoctoral research scientist Huan Gu, Ph.D., worked with The Nature Conservancy and close to two dozen institutional partners on 'Natural Climate Soluti
2018-11-14 00:00:00
Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found th
2018-11-14 00:00:00
Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.
2018-11-13 15:00:39
Carbon goes with the flow
Many people see the carbon cycle as vertical -- CO2 moving up and down between soil, plants and the atmosphere.However, new Michigan State University research published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters, adds a dimension to the vertical
2018-11-13 00:00:00
Overlooked trends in annual precipitation reveal underestimated risks worldwide
University of Maine researchers have reanalyzed global annual precipitation using quantile regression to reveal overlooked trends. Linear trends in US and global climate assessments reflect changes in mean annual precipitation, but these may not reflect c
2018-11-13 00:00:00
Simulation versus observation
As an indicator of the impacts of climate change, Arctic sea ice is hard to beat. Scientists have observed the frozen polar ocean advance and retreat at this most sensitive region of the Earth over decades for insight on the potential ripple effects on as
2018-11-13 00:00:00
Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands
Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.Low-lying coral reef islands are typically less than three metres
2018-11-13 00:00:00
Climate change protests leads to '22 arrests' over blockade
The chained-together demonstrators are blockading the government energy department in London.
2018-11-12 18:34:22
Fish's brain size influenced by habitat, new University of Guelph study reveals
This is the first known study to connect habitat with varying brain size in a single lake fish population. The finding may provide clues about how fish and other creatures will respond to mounting environmental stressors from pollution to climate change.
2018-11-12 00:00:00
Global warming has never stopped in the past hundred years
The global warming has never stopped in the past hundred years, with maximum rate of change after Second World War II and almost constant rate during the latest three decades. The hiatus is merely a decadal balance between global warming and the cooling r
2018-11-12 00:00:00
Con­ser­va­tion areas help bird­life ad­apt to cli­mate change
A warming climate is pushing organisms towards the circumpolar areas and mountain peaks. A recently conducted Finnish study on changes in bird populations reveals that protected areas slow down the north-bound retreat of species.
2018-11-12 00:00:00
Modelling reveals dynamics of climate change, urbanization and heat-mitigating technologies
Researchers led by Arizona State University have completed some of the most sophisticated modeling of the effects of climate change and urban centers in the US, and are finding that some of today's proposed solutions will provide only a fraction of relief
2018-11-12 00:00:00
Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction
Trump administration "discarded" facts about climate change when it approved the Keystone XL, says judge.
2018-11-09 19:06:59
Climate Change: Arctic 'no safe harbour' for breeding birds
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
2018-11-09 08:18:14
Research brief: Farmer adjustments can offset climate change impacts in corn production
U of M research looks closely at the future of maize crop yields with the effects of climate change.
2018-11-09 00:00:00
Making wind farms more efficient
With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm -- or approach -- to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy fo
2018-11-09 00:00:00
Natural climate change has major influence on hydrological cycle over 'China water tower'
Known as the 'China Water Tower', the Sanjiangyuan region is headwaters of the Yellow River, Yangtze River and Lancang-Mekong River. The streamflow and vegetation cover decreased during the end of last century, while they started to recover in recent 20 y
2018-11-09 00:00:00
Finland: Where second-hand comes first
As concern grows about climate change and resources, is it time to re-use more of our junk?
2018-11-08 00:42:32
Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change
New research has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. The analysis found the effects of climate change are altering the rainforest's compos
2018-11-08 00:00:00
Ragweed may expand its range northward with climate change
A new predictive model developed by an ecologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a climate scientist at the University of Washington suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major
2018-11-08 00:00:00
Millions in danger of food insecurity due to severe Caribbean droughts
Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letter
2018-11-08 00:00:00
Common allergen, ragweed, will shift northward under climate change
The first study of common ragweed's future US distribution finds the number one allergen will expand its range north, reaching places including upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, while retreating from some current hot spots.
2018-11-08 00:00:00
Catalyzing CO2
One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into industrial fuels or chemical
2018-11-08 00:00:00
Climate change: Bug covered 'bionic mushroom' generates clean energy
Mushrooms for lunch inspire scientists to try to generate electricity from a fungus covered in bacteria.
2018-11-07 17:42:34
Saving Planet With 'Green New Deal' Proves Popular as Climate Hawks Celebrate Midterm Victories
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2018-11-07 14:26:57
Climate change causing more severe wildfires, larger insect outbreaks in temperate forests
A warmer, drier climate is expected is increase the likelihood of larger-scale forest disturbances such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, disease and drought, according to a new study co-authored by a Portland State University professor
2018-11-07 00:00:00
Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel
Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide. They h
2018-11-07 00:00:00
Ben-Gurion University research leads to first nationwide sunscreen chemicals ban in Palau
'We are pleased to see that governments are using scientific research conducted at Ben-Gurion University to protect the delicate coral reef systems and ocean wildlife that are already under significant stress from climate change,' says Prof. Kushmaro.
2018-11-07 00:00:00
Financial giants can have a pivotal role for climate stability
Banks, pension funds and other institutional investors have a key role to play in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. A limited number of these investors have considerable influence over the Amazon rainforest and boreal forests that are known 'tipp
2018-11-07 00:00:00
What High Turnout Looks Like: Unusually High Enthusiasm Reported at Polling Sites Nationwide
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2018-11-06 17:32:29
Tropical mountain species in the crosshairs of climate change
Lack of varied seasons and temperatures in tropical mountains have led to species that are highly adapted to their narrow niches, creating the right conditions for new species to arise in these areas, according to a new study published in the Proceedings
2018-11-06 00:00:00
Big Oil Spending Tens of Millions to Defeat Washington State's Groundbreaking Carbon Fee Initiative
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2018-11-05 18:58:09
Could climate change trigger the return of eradicated mosquito-related disease?
The largest ever study of the mosquito evolutionary tree, going back 195 million years, suggests that present-day climate change could result in the spread and return of dangerous mosquito-borne diseases to new places or areas where they had previously be
2018-11-05 00:00:00
Could rising CO2 trigger return of eradicated mosquito-related disease?
A new study shows for the first time the impact that climate change is having on the rate in which mosquitos diversify, and what this might mean for human health in the future.
2018-11-05 00:00:00
Wealthier people do less in the struggle against climate change
A collective-risk dilemma experiment with members of the public in Barcelona has shown that people are more or less likely to contribute money to fighting climate change depending on their how wealthy they are. And the results indicate that participants w
2018-11-05 00:00:00
A faster, cheaper path to fusion energy
Scientists are working to dramatically speed up the development of fusion energy in an effort to deliver power to the electric grid soon enough to help mitigate impacts of climate change. The arrival of a breakthrough technology -- high-temperature superc
2018-11-05 00:00:00
Deleted? Under Trump, EPA Website's Climate Section Is "Page Not Found"
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Andrea Germanos, staff writer</div></div></div>&l
2018-11-02 20:55:56
NUS researchers turn plastic bottle waste into ultralight supermaterial
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has found a way to turn plastic bottle waste into ultralight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) aerogels that are suitable for various applications, including heat insulation and carbon dio
2018-11-02 00:00:00
Racial, ethnic minorities face greater vulnerability to wildfires
Massive wildfires, which may be getting more intense across the US due to climate change and a long history of fire-suppression policies, have strikingly unequal effects on minority communities, a new study shows.
2018-11-02 00:00:00
Climate change: Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated'
The Earth is far more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than previously thought, a study says.
2018-11-01 00:32:17
'Robust' corals primed to resist coral bleaching
A world-first study reveals that 'robust' reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdom to make one of the 'essential' amino acids, which may make them less susceptible than other corals to global warming.
2018-11-01 00:00:00
The materials engineers are developing environmentally friendly materials
Recently the research article "A method for producing conductive graphene biopolymer nanofibrous fabrics by exploitation of an ionic liquid dispersant in electrospinning" written by the researchers of Tallinn University of Technology was publish
2018-10-31 00:00:00
Are we losing one of our biggest CO2 sinks?
Seagrasses help to buffer against climate change, but we are losing a soccer field size seagrass area every 30 minutes.
2018-10-31 00:00:00
How plants cope with stress
With climate change comes drought, and with drought comes higher salt concentrations in the soil. A team led by University of Pennsylvania scientists have identified a mechanism by which plants respond to salt stress, a pathway that could be targeted to e
2018-10-30 00:00:00
Climate change is 'escalator to extinction' for mountain birds
A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.
2018-10-29 20:00:36
Climate change: 'Wetlands vital to protect cities'
Urban areas need to cherish wetlands as a natural defence against flooding, experts warn.
2018-10-29 14:30:52
Ben-Gurion University researchers achieve breakthrough in process to produce hydrogen fuel
"This discovery could have a significant impact on efforts to replace carbon-based fuels with more environmentally friendly hydrogen fuels. Auto manufacturers seek to develop hydrogen-powered vehicles that are considered efficient and environmentally
2018-10-29 00:00:00
'Milder' ammonia synthesis method should help environment
A Chinese research team has developed a "milder" way to synthesize ammonia by requiring lower temperature and pressure than the current method. The process offers great promise for saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
2018-10-29 00:00:00
Study reveals how soil bacteria are primed to consume greenhouse gas
New research has revealed that some soil bacteria are primed ready to consume the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide when they experience life without oxygen in the environment.
2018-10-29 00:00:00
Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 degrees C in a couple decades
The electricity requirements of Bitcoin have created considerable difficulties, and extensive online discussion, about where to put the facilities or rings that compute the proof-of-work of Bitcoin. A somewhat less discussed issue is the environmental imp
2018-10-29 00:00:00
Improving climate models to account for plant behavior yields 'goodish' news
Climate scientists have not been properly accounting for what plants do at night, and that, it turns out, is a mistake. A new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that plant nutrient uptake i
2018-10-29 00:00:00
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