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Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere
A new US study says that several low-cost technologies can be deployed right now to limit global warming.
2018-10-24 23:56:05
Kurtis Baute: Scientist leaves airtight dome after 15 hours
Kurtis Baute spent 15 hours in an airtight dome to raise awareness about climate change.
2018-10-24 23:21:58
'Wow Wow Wow... Huge News' as New York Sues ExxonMobil for Defrauding Investors by Hiding Climate Th
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2018-10-24 19:25:12
Hawaiian Island Swallowed Up By Rising Seas After Hurricane Walaka Reveals 'What the Future Could Lo
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2018-10-24 17:52:42
Researchers develop an operative complex scheme for short-range weather forecasts
Staff members from the Higher School of Economics and the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia have proposed a new operative scheme for the short-range complex forecasting of wind and possible gusts, surface air temperature, and humidity. The results, i.e
2018-10-24 00:00:00
Marine algae bloom-derived biotoxins alter development of zooplankton and ocean food web
UB warns on climate change-related microalgal blooms affecting marine ecosystems
2018-10-24 00:00:00
Climate change: US desert areas to become even drier
Geologists from the University of Innsbruck study rainfall patterns in the distant past to better understand how deserts in the southwest United States will be impacted by future climate change.
2018-10-24 00:00:00
Rewilding landscapes can help to solve more than one problem
Urbanisation, biodiversity loss, climate change: just some of the worldwide problems 'rewilding' -- i.e. restoring food chains by returning 'missing' species to the landscape -- can help tackle. Researcher Liesbeth Bakker (NIOO-KNAW) has edited a theme is
2018-10-23 00:00:00
Nitrogen study casts doubt on ability of plants to continue absorbing same amounts of CO2
A new study casts doubt as to whether plants will continue to absorb as much carbon dioxide in the future as they have in the past due to declining availability of nitrogen in certain parts of the world.
2018-10-23 00:00:00
Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh
Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world's oceans, according to estimates from a new study.
2018-10-23 00:00:00
Climate change and African trypanosomiasis vector populations in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley
LSTM's Dr Jennifer Lord is first author on a paper looking at the impact of climate change on the vectors of sleeping sickness in Africa.
2018-10-23 00:00:00
For a lower climate footprint, vegetarian diet beats local
A new study provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet.
2018-10-23 00:00:00
Anti-plastic focus 'dangerous distraction' from climate change
Riverford vegetable box boss says more focus should be on cutting carbon, not demonising plastic.
2018-10-22 17:41:35
Study finds availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms
Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key nutrient for terrestrial plants. This could affect the ability of fore
2018-10-22 00:00:00
Fish give up the fight after coral bleaching
Researchers found that when water temperatures heat up for corals, fish 'tempers' cool down, providing the first clear evidence of coral bleaching serving as a trigger for rapid change in reef fish behavior. Publishing in Nature Climate Change this week,
2018-10-22 00:00:00
Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods
Columbia Engineering researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show a large increase in both precipitation and runoff extremes d
2018-10-22 00:00:00
Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: 'We Can't Save the World by Playing by the Rules Becaus
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2018-10-20 19:54:36
'Disgraceful and Enraging': Supreme Court Halts Youth Climate Case After Last-Ditch Trump Effort to
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2018-10-20 13:05:08
'Are You Kidding Me?' Outrage as Democrats Push 'Incremental Steps' Over Bold Agenda Needed to Save
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2018-10-18 11:23:02
New fly species found in Indiana may indicate changing climate, says IUPUI researcher
A new type of blow fly spotted in Indiana points to shifting species populations due to climate change. Researchers at IUPUI have observed the first evidence of Lucilia cuprina in Indiana, an insect previously known to populate southern states from Virgin
2018-10-18 00:00:00
Estimating the feeding habits of corals may offer new insights on resilient reefs
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters take advantage of the increased food availability. The findings reevaluate scientific understanding of how corals survive and could a
2018-10-18 00:00:00
Working lands play a key role in protecting biodiversity
Diversifying working lands -- including farmland, rangeland and forests -- may be key to preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, says a new review paper published this week in Science by biologists at the University of California, Berkeley.
2018-10-18 00:00:00
Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation
New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.
2018-10-17 00:00:00
Can forests save us from climate change?
Additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest and local rather than global. Even if Europe's forests are managed in such a way that their carbon sequestration is maximized it will not impact the climate significantly.
2018-10-16 00:00:00
Climate changes require better adaptation to drought
Europe's future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a problem -- especially for spring sown crops such as maize.
2018-10-16 00:00:00
Climate models fail to simulate recent air-pressure changes over Greenland
Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer simulations have failed to include real data from the Greenland region over the last three decades -- and it could lead to regional climate
2018-10-16 00:00:00
Trump: Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'
The US president says he accepts the climate is changing but does not want to "lose millions of jobs".
2018-10-15 09:48:35
Sea snail shells dissolve in increasingly acidified oceans, study shows
Shelled marine creatures living in increasingly acidified oceans face a fight for survival as the impacts of climate change spread, a new study suggests.
2018-10-15 00:00:00
New interactive scenario explorer for 1.5 degrees C pathways
IIASA and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 degrees C Special Report publicly available, in an interactive online resource. The resource
2018-10-15 00:00:00
Getting a longer heads-up on El Niño
El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) leads to extreme climatic variations called El Niño and La Niña that cause dangerous weather conditions in many regions throughout the world. Currently, a reliable forecast of the ENSO phases can be made
2018-10-15 00:00:00
With Planet in 'Crisis Mode,' Bernie Sanders Rips Trump White House for 'Dangerous' Dismissal of Cli
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2018-10-14 16:36:22
Six climate questions for 'Green GB'
Cars, planes, heating, fracking and food will come under scrutiny as the UK bids to keep climate change to 1.5C.
2018-10-11 23:37:48
To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Put Down the Damn Meat
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2018-10-11 14:27:33
Children on the frontline of climate change
The frightening impact of global warming is seen in drawings by schoolchildren in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
2018-10-11 00:06:46
Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air
A new material developed at MIT can mimic plants by taking carbon dioxide from the air and turning it into a useful solid material, potentially helping in the battle against global climate change.
2018-10-11 00:00:00
Geoengineering, other technologies won't solve climate woes
The IPCC report released in early October underscored the need to act quickly to cut greenhouse gas emissions before the planet's temperatures rise to an unacceptable level. A new study published in Nature Communications says that geoengineering or other
2018-10-11 00:00:00
WSU Vancouver climate scientist sees stage set for reprise of worst known drought, famine
A Washington StateUniversity researcher has completed themost thorough analysis yet of The GreatDrought -- the most devastating knowndrought of the past 800 years -- and how itled to the Global Famine, anunprecedented disaster that took 50million lives.Sh
2018-10-11 00:00:00
Innovative sensing technique could improve greenhouse gas analysis
An international team of researchers has used an unconventional imaging technique known as ghost imaging to make spectroscopic measurements of a gas molecule.
2018-10-10 00:00:00
Role of 'natural factors' on recent climate change underestimated, research shows
Pioneering new research has given a new perspective on the crucial role that 'natural factors' play in global warming.
2018-10-10 00:00:00
Understanding catalysts at the atomic level can provide a cleaner environment
By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly. The results have been published in Nature Communications. The methods
2018-10-10 00:00:00
When It Comes to Climate Crisis and Kavanaugh's First Day on the Supreme Court, "It's Not Very Promi
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2018-10-09 20:59:39
What's Not in the Latest Terrifying IPCC Report? The "Much, Much, Much More Terrifying" New Research
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2018-10-09 20:47:13
'This Is a Scam': ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet
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2018-10-09 19:02:04
Australia defies climate warning to back coal
The Australian government has backed coal-fired power despite the recommendations of a major report on climate change.
2018-10-09 14:35:45
'One for the History Books!': Dutch Court Puts World on Notice by Ordering Government to Move Faster
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2018-10-09 12:57:28
Wind holds key to climate change turnaround
Research co-led by a University of Delaware professor could help bring about the kind of far-reaching changes deemed necessary in the UN's dire new climate change report. He found that when westerly winds in the Antarctic Ocean strengthen during the austr
2018-10-09 00:00:00
New York City area wetlands may be unwitting generator of greenhouse gasses
A new study from researchers at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York suggests that New York City-area wetlands are capable of using CSO inputs in a manner that actually increases greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and methan
2018-10-09 00:00:00
This bacterium gets paid in gold
UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab scientists have placed light-absorbing gold nanoclusters inside a bacterium, creating a biohybrid system that produces a higher yield of chemical products, such as biofuels, than previously demonstrated. The biohybrid captures
2018-10-09 00:00:00
Maximizing the carbon and biodiversity benefits of restoration along rivers and streams
Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in C
2018-10-09 00:00:00
IIASA contributes to IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C, a new assessment on minimizing global warming, and multiple IIASA researchers were involved in its production.
2018-10-09 00:00:00
'Sentinels of the sea' at risk from changing climate
Climate change's effect on coastal ecosystems is very likely to increase mortality risks of adult oyster populations in the next 20 years. That is the finding of a new study led by the University of Nantes, the LEMAR (the Marine Environmental Science Labo
2018-10-09 00:00:00
HKBU scholar discovers strong evidence for links between drying climate and human evolution
Professor Richard Bernhart Owen of the HKBU Department of Geography has analysed African lake sedimentary cores and established connections between a drying climate and technological and evolutionary changes in early humans.
2018-10-09 00:00:00
Climate change: How 1.5 degrees could change the world
Why it's vital we take steps to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees
2018-10-08 20:44:10
Climate change: What would you be prepared to do?
Here's five things we can do to help prevent global temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees C.
2018-10-08 20:35:09
As UN Report Warns of Looming Climate Catastrophe, 13 Stories From Front Lines of Fight for Fossil-F
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2018-10-08 20:04:39
UN Experts Warn of 'Climate Catastrophe' by 2040 Without 'Rapid' and 'Unprecedented' Global Action
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2018-10-08 13:14:40
Climate takeaways
The most important messages from the landmark report on global warming.
2018-10-08 10:41:45
Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
A new study urges rapid and fundamental changes "in all aspects of society" to limit climate warming.
2018-10-08 01:00:12
Global sea level could rise 50 feet by 2300, study says
Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity proves unlucky, according to a review of sea-level change and projections by Rutgers and other scientists.
2018-10-08 00:00:00
Lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic, 100 years on
With flu season nearly upon us, a new study looks at the factors behind the extremely high mortality of the 1918 flu pandemic and how to prepare for future outbreaks. The authors warn that while the world is better prepared than 100 years ago, new challen
2018-10-08 00:00:00
Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say
The industry is blamed for damaging the environment, fuelling climate change and polluting water.
2018-10-05 00:51:37
Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer, study finds
More and more breweries are investing in practices to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Will it pay off? A study by Indiana University researchers suggests it may.
2018-10-05 00:00:00
Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change
Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.
2018-10-04 16:46:17
Sir David Attenborough: 'Population growth has to come to an end'
Sir David Attenborough on Love Island, Global Warming, population growth and meat eating.
2018-10-04 02:30:50
Windier wind farms
You've probably seen them, perhaps on long roadtrips: wind turbines with enormous, hypnotic rolling blades, harnessing the clean power of wind for conversion into electric energy. What you may not know is that for the explosion in the number of wind turbi
2018-10-04 00:00:00
More wet and dry weather extremes projected with global warming
Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a Rutgers-led study. Those extremes include more frequent dry spells in the northwestern, central and southern United States and in Mexico, and more frequ
2018-10-04 00:00:00
A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer
Due to climate change, springtime growth begins earlier each year. Up to now, it was thought that this phenomenon was slowing climate change. However, as evaluations of satellite data undertaken at TU Wien have now shown, the opposite is the case.
2018-10-03 00:00:00
Confluence of Trump's Climate Villainy and Jailing Child Refugees, Says Bill McKibben, Nothing Short
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2018-10-02 19:19:48
What does 1.5C mean in a warming world?
1.5C has become the new "safe" upper-limit for global warming - but whatever happened to the two-degree target?
2018-10-02 00:02:34
Chemists discover unexpected enzyme structure
MIT chemists have discovered a unique aspect of the structure of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase, a bacterial enzyme that can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide.
2018-10-02 00:00:00
Global warming increases wildfire potential damages in Mediterranean Europe
A study published in Nature Communications, led by researchers of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with other research institutions, shows that anthropogenic warming will increase the burned areas due fires in Mediterranean Europe, and the inc
2018-10-02 00:00:00
Invasive plants can boost blue carbon storage
When invasive species enter the picture, things are rarely black and white. A new paper has revealed that some plant invaders could help fight climate change by making it easier for ecosystems to store 'blue carbon' -- the carbon stored in coastal environ
2018-10-01 00:00:00
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate chance skeptics
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows.
2018-10-01 00:00:00
New weather model could increase tornado-warning times
Penn State researchers are the first to use data obtained from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting.
2018-10-01 00:00:00
'Spacesuits' protect microbes destined to live in space
UC Berkeley researchers have created a unique system that pairs light-absorbing semiconductors with anaerobic bacteria to capture light and fix carbon dioxide: an artificial leaf. The bacteria turn CO2 into chemicals useful in space colonies, e.g. One pro
2018-10-01 00:00:00
High CO2 levels cause plants to thicken their leaves, could worsen climate change effects
When levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves. Now two University of Washington scientists have shown that this reaction by plants will actually worsen climate change by making the global
2018-10-01 00:00:00
The 'Burn It All Down' Approach: Trump Uses Dire Warming Predictions to Justify Increasing Emissions
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2018-09-28 15:48:06
Observing the development of a deep-sea greenhouse gas filter
In a long-term study, marine scientists from Bremen for the first time observed the colonization of a deep-sea mud volcano after its eruption. Only slowly, rich life develops around the crater. The first settlers are tiny organisms that eat methane escapi
2018-09-28 00:00:00
Fewer biofuels, more green space: Climate action researcher calls for urgent shift
Growing and harvesting bioenergy crops -- corn for ethanol or trees to fuel power plants, for example -- is a poor use of land, which is a precious resource in the fight against climate change, says a University of Michigan researcher.
2018-09-28 00:00:00
Now is the time to answer questions about climate engineering disease impacts
Radical solutions to climate change might save lives, but a commentary in the October 2018 issue of the journal Nature Climate Change calls for caution because geoengineering still lacks a 'clean bill of health.'
2018-09-28 00:00:00
Global study finds taller plant species taking over as mountains and the Arctic warm
A study by more than 100 global researchers, including Simon Fraser University biologist David Hik, is linking the effects of climate change to new and taller plant species in the Arctic and alpine tundra.
2018-09-28 00:00:00
How some algae may survive climate change
Green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy genes they stole from bacteria, according to a Rutgers-led study.
2018-09-28 00:00:00
Big increase in economic costs if cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are delayed
Stronger efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse gases should be undertaken if global warming of more than 1.5 Celsius degrees is to be avoided without relying on potentially more expensive or risky technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
2018-09-26 00:00:00
Taller plants moving into Arctic because of climate change
The effects of climate change are behind an increase in plant height across the Arctic tundra over the past 30 years.
2018-09-26 00:00:00
Millions of Unwitting Americans Paying $1 Billion More for Dirty Coal Energy Each Year When Cleaner,
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2018-09-25 16:29:58
Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds
Climate change is killing Antarctic's mosses, hardy plants growing at the bottom of the planet for centuries.
2018-09-25 00:32:58
Climate change not main driver of amphibian decline
While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, it cannot explain the overall steep decline of amphibians, according to researchers.
2018-09-25 00:00:00
Transforming carbon dioxide
A new technique to increase the efficiency of carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis that may lead to the production of new chemicals and fuels.
2018-09-25 00:00:00
Funded by new tax credits, US carbon-capture network could double global CO2 headed underground
Princeton University researchers have proposed a US pipeline network that would capture, transport and store underground up to 30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year -- an amount equal to removing 6.5 million cars from the road. The
2018-09-25 00:00:00
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in the United States. The research describes the limitations of prediction models used by electricity providers and regulators
2018-09-24 00:00:00
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the economic harm from carbon dioxide emissions -- will be for the globe's nearly 200 countries. Although much previous research has foc
2018-09-24 00:00:00
New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide
New technology developed at MIT could use carbon dioxide captured from power plants to make a new kind of lithium battery.
2018-09-21 00:00:00
Study: Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern
Commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally, Georgia State University faculty have found in a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the US.
2018-09-20 00:00:00
Climate change modifies the composition of reefs
Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study by the ICTA-UAB analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to
2018-09-20 00:00:00
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new The Cryosphere study. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only h
2018-09-20 00:00:00
Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones
Japanese scientists and their international partners have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme wea
2018-09-20 00:00:00
Mineral weathering from thawing permafrost can release substantial CO2
The amount of carbon dioxide released from thawing permafrost might be greater than previously thought, according to a new study by University of Alberta ecologists. The research is the first to document the potential for substantial contributions of CO2
2018-09-19 00:00:00
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the eruptions of the Columbia River flood basalts, a series of massive lava flows that coincided with an ancient global warming period 16 million years ago.
2018-09-19 00:00:00
Chemists produce and test novel solid oxide electrolysis cell
Researchers from Ekaterinburg, Russia, have developed and tested a new solid oxide electrolysis cell. They observed increased performance of the cell when the reducing atmosphere was enriched with carbon dioxide.
2018-09-19 00:00:00
Cash, carbon, crude: How to make oil fields bury emissions
A new analysis looks at what it would take for oil companies to start pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into their wells to boost crude production -- and what it would mean for the climate.
2018-09-18 00:00:00
Eucalyptus 2018: Plantation managers and researchers are working to deal with climate change
Commercial eucalyptus plantations cover some 20 million hectares in a hundred or so countries, and primarily serve to produce paper, while smallholder plantings produce firewood*. However, they are now suffering the effects of climate change. Some 225 sci
2018-09-18 00:00:00
RUDN agriculturists suggested an optimal strategy for growing wheat in northern Eurasia
RUDN and the Italian Euromediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) scientists studied how climate changes may affect wheat harvest in high latitudes of the Eastern hemisphere on the example of Russia. In the upcoming decades the most yielding agricul
2018-09-18 00:00:00
New study shows Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous
Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida Keys. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explored this topic, finding both good
2018-09-18 00:00:00
Searching for clues on extreme climate change
Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed. The study about the consequences of a drastic climate change event in past and its implications for our future will be published tomorrow i
2018-09-18 00:00:00
Melting Permafrost Projections Reveal Paris Climate Goals at Risk: Study
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2018-09-17 20:58:21
Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds
Scientists have observed for years that the Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was outpacing what models predicted, suggesting other factors were a
2018-09-17 00:00:00
More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the Arctic
UConn professor of geology Scott Stephenson and colleagues recently modeled the future of trans-Arctic shipping routes and found that increased emissions will spell a trend of slowed cooling in the region. Though the researchers stress this is in no way a
2018-09-17 00:00:00
Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change
New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil.
2018-09-17 00:00:00
Large-scale shift causing lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence
Rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence is caused by shifts in two of the ocean's most powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current. A detailed model shows that large-scale climate change is causing oxygen to drop in the deeper
2018-09-17 00:00:00
ICESat: Space laser to get unprecedented view of Earth's ice
The US space agency is due to launch a laser to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.
2018-09-14 15:59:54
Cities lead the way on curbing carbon emissions
Twenty-seven leading cities see their greenhouse gas emissions peak and decline over the past five years.
2018-09-14 11:04:20
As Florence Threatens 'Catastrophic' Destruction, A Reminder That North Carolina Passed Law Mandatin
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2018-09-13 18:48:15
Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to extinction
Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers.
2018-09-12 00:00:00
Forest Service science improving fire weather prediction
Scientists with the USDA Forest Service and St. Cloud State University have created a new fire-weather prediction tool that works with the same weather models that are used every day in fire weather forecasts, and thus can be applied anywhere in the worl
2018-09-12 00:00:00
Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change
Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken to protect them, new research warns.
2018-09-12 00:00:00
'Nature-based' greenhouse gas removal to limit UK climate change
Millions of acres of trees and energy crops will be needed to help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050, say scientists
2018-09-11 23:49:40
Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change 'Moving Faster Than We Are
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2018-09-11 12:37:00
Finding Nemo's genes
An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo's genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental changes, including climate change.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
Natural mechanism could lower emissions from tropical peatlands
Scientists have long feared that as Earth warms, tropical peatlands -- which store up to 10 percent of the planet's soil carbon -- could dry out, decay and release vast pools of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
New research unravels the mysteries of deep soil carbon
Huge amounts of carbon are stored in deep soil. Scientists uncover the conditions that will cause that carbon to stay underground or be emitted into the atmosphere as climate-destabilizing carbon dioxide.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic
The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. Determining whether the Arctic is continuing to take up carbon from the atmosphere or instead releasing it to the atmosphere is an urgent research priority, particu
2018-09-11 00:00:00
Evaluating the contribution of black carbon to climate change
Collaboration between Nagoya University and Cornell University develops improved model to assess the ability of black carbon to warm the Earth's atmosphere.
2018-09-11 00:00:00
'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General
Antonio Guterres calls for leadership to break the paralysis on the "defining issue" of our time.
2018-09-10 19:45:45
US wildfire smoke deaths could double by 2100
A new study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on human health finds continued increases in wildfire activity in the continental United States due to climate change could worsen air quality over the coming decades.
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Peatland carbon sinks at risk
Peatlands are extremely effective at storing carbon, but an international study featuring a University of Queensland researcher has found climate change could stop that. The group investigated how peatlands -- swamps and bogs with organic rich soils -- ha
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher
For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found.The study
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Peatlands will store more carbon as planet warms
Global warming will cause peatlands to absorb more carbon -- but the effect will weaken as warming increases, new research suggests.
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming
The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. A study using sediment samples from the Sea of Okhotsk on the eastern coast of Russia led by AWI researchers revealed that the loss of Arcti
2018-09-10 00:00:00
Worldwide #RiseForClimate Events Kick Off to Demand Action on Crisis of Warming Planet
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2018-09-07 12:46:24
Study examines pros and cons of hydropower
Hydropower can generate electricity without emitting greenhouse gases but can cause environmental and social harms, such as damaged wildlife habitat, impaired water quality, impeded fish migration, reduced sediment transport, and diminished cultural and r
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Would global warming increase childhood viral infection rates?
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood viral infection that is most common in warmer summer months. A new International Journal of Dermatology review of published studies reveals a positive relationship between HFMD and temperature and
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Is the key to sparking climate action a game?
New research led by UMass Lowell and published by PLoS ONE found that 81 percent of participants in the World Climate Simulation, a role-playing game of the UN climate talks, showed increased motivation to combat climate change, even among Americans who a
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests
Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in elev
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth's climate
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports provides new evidence that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane -- a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend a
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Study: Adding power choices reduces cost and risk of carbon-free electricity
MIT researchers find that including a variety of zero-carbon power sources is a more cost effective way of lowering greenhouse gas emissions than relying solely on solar, wind, and batteries.
2018-09-06 00:00:00
Syracuse researchers shine light on ancient global warming
The team's research is the first to address the effects of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) -- a relatively brief period of global climate change, spanning 200,000 years -- on marine invertebrates, including snails, clams and other mollusks.
2018-09-05 00:00:00
Think pink for a better view of climate change
A new study says pink noise may be the key to separating out natural climate variability from climate change that is influenced by human activity.
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Why we stick to false beliefs: Feedback trumps hard evidence
Ever wonder why flat earthers, birthers, climate change and Holocaust deniers stick to their beliefs in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary? New findings suggest that feedback, rather than hard evidence, boosts people's sense of certainty wh
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Global warming, El Niño could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months
UC Riverside Earth Sciences Professor Robert Allen's research indicates that what future precipitation California gets will be pretty much limited to the winter months -- think deluge-type rainfall rather than snow -- and non-winter months will be even dr
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Episodic and intense rain caused by ancient global warming
A new study by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that ancient global warming was associated with intense rainfall events that had a profound impact on the land and coastal seas.
2018-09-04 00:00:00
Can social media networks reduce political polarization on climate change?
Political bias often leads to polarization on topics like climate change. But a new study from Damon Centola of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication has shown that exposure to anonymous, bipartisan social networks can make a
2018-09-03 00:00:00
Stanford researchers rank countries by oil production emissions
Emissions associated with oil and gas production are a significant source of greenhouse gases. A new analysis ranks countries by emission levels and identifies the major sources of emissions, a first step toward policy to regulate oil and gas production p
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Climate change increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite, warn scientists
A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers. The tool, developed by University of Brist
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Adapt, move or die: how biodiversity reacted to past climate change
A new paper reviews current knowledge on climate change and biodiversity. In the past, plants and animals reacted to environmental changes by adapting, migrating or going extinct. These findings point to radical changes in biodiversity due to climate chan
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Deadline for climate action
If governments don't act decisively by 2035 to fight climate change, humanity could cross a point of no return after which limiting global warming below 2°C in 2100 will be unlikely, according to a new study by scientists in the UK and the Netherland
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Global warming: More insects, eating more crops
Rising global temperatures are expected to significantly increase crop losses from insects, especially in temperate regions, a new study finds. Losses for three top staple grains (wheat, rice, maize) are projected to rise by 10-25 percent per degree of wa
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Prehistoric changes in vegetation help predict future of Earth's ecosystems
As the last ice age ended and the planet warmed, Earth's vegetation changed dramatically, according to a new report in Science. Scientists analyzed how vegetation changed after the ice age and also projected how much current ecosystems might change in the
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Climate change projected to boost insect activity and crop loss, researchers say
In a paper published Aug. 31, 2018 in the journal Science, a team led by scientists at the University of Washington reports that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise along with temperatures. Researchers project that this ac
2018-08-30 00:00:00
Most land-based ecosystems worldwide risk 'major transformation' due to climate change
Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet's land-based ecosystems -- from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra -- are at high risk of 'major transformation' due to climate change, according to a new study
2018-08-30 00:00:00
A climate 'wake-up call'
Research from UCSB and EDF shows a more prosperous global future is possible if both climate change and sustainable fisheries management are addressed now.
2018-08-29 00:00:00
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