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How power-to-gas technology can be green and profitable
Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. Until now, it was generally assumed that this environmentally friendly power-to-gas technology could not be implemented profitably. Economists at the Technical University of
2019-02-26 00:00:00
Climate rewind: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal
Scientists have harnessed liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in research that offers an alternative pathway for safely and permanently removing the greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.The new technique can convert CO2 back into carb
2019-02-26 00:00:00
'A World Without Clouds. Think About That a Minute': New Study Details Possibility of Devastating Cl
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2019-02-25 20:00:19
Elevation matters when it comes to climate change, deforestation and species survival
A study examining the impact of deforestation on lizard communities in the Dominican Republic demonstrates differing outcomes at different elevations. In the lowlands, deforestation reduces the number of individuals, but not which species occur in an area
2019-02-25 00:00:00
Amazon forest can be trained by higher rainfall variability
The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. Yet today, human influences and global climate change put this huge ecosystem at risk of large-scale dieback -- with major consequences for its capability as a global CO2
2019-02-25 00:00:00
Spring migration is now earlier in European and North American birds
According to a new study, migratory birds in Europe and Canada have substantially advanced the timing of their spring migration due to climate change. The average migratory bird has advanced its spring migration by approximately one week in five decades,
2019-02-25 00:00:00
Ancient poop helps show climate change contributed to fall of Cahokia
A new study shows climate change may have contributed to the decline of Cahokia, a famed prehistoric city near present-day St. Louis. And it involves ancient human poop.
2019-02-25 00:00:00
'Stop Funding Climate Change!': Jamie Dimon Interrupted for Important Planetary Message
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2019-02-23 20:26:21
'Everyone. Needs. To. Watch...' Democrat Dianne Feinstein Explain to Children Why She Won't Back Gre
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2019-02-22 23:18:22
Captured carbon dioxide converts into oxalic acid to process rare earth elements
Removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is a good idea to start with -- and it may have an extra economic benefit. A Michigan Tech engineering is presenting their results this week on turning carbon dioxide into oxalic acid, which is used to pr
2019-02-22 00:00:00
More water resources over the Sahel region of Africa in the 21st century under global warming
Scientists from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the projection uncertainty of Sahel summer precipitation among the climate models is closely related to the historical precipitation simulation in South Asia and the
2019-02-22 00:00:00
Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events
Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown.
2019-02-22 00:00:00
Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years' - report
Greenhouse gas emissions from your heating boiler are fuelling climate change.
2019-02-21 08:35:58
Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species
Predator-prey equilibria are being disrupted by climate change, according to a study led by Brazilian researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.
2019-02-21 00:00:00
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada
To better understand the effects of climate change on the bird community in the Sierra Nevada region, researchers examined the impacts to birds from a recent extreme drought (2013-2016). The drought resulted in the widespread death of pine trees due to at
2019-02-21 00:00:00
Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat
A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have on animal life, including humans. The review is published in the journal Physiology.
2019-02-21 00:00:00
UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas
In a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards.
2019-02-21 00:00:00
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a US team from Baylor Universit
2019-02-20 00:00:00
Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years
Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. A new study finds humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate nine to 10 times hi
2019-02-20 00:00:00
Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change.
2019-02-20 00:00:00
Climate change: Death of the 'grandfather of climate science'
Wallace Broecker, the scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming", has died at the age 87.
2019-02-19 18:37:15
Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
2019-02-19 10:03:56
Climate goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of land use
Significantly less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times -- this is the temperature to which global warming should be limited, according to the Paris Climate Agreement. In a current study, a research team from the Karlsruhe Institute of Tech
2019-02-19 00:00:00
The invasive species are likely to spread to a community not adapted to climate change
Laboratory experiment to indicate how invasive species are to spread new areas.
2019-02-19 00:00:00
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of t
2019-02-19 00:00:00
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a n
2019-02-18 00:00:00
As citizen scientists, farmers can make important contributions to climate adaptation
To help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, scientists need to provide recommendations of crop varieties suitable to farmers' marginal and heterogeneous environments. However, existing on-farm approaches are difficult to scale. A novel scalable m
2019-02-18 00:00:00
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change
Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, says Alison Buchan, Carolyn W. Fite Professor of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Kn
2019-02-17 00:00:00
Predicting climate change
Thomas Crowther, ETH Zurich identifies long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. In his AAAS session, Crowther describes how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons of atmospheric carbon. Crowther will also describe
2019-02-16 00:00:00
Political and policy feedbacks in the climate system
Matto Mildenberger, University of California Santa Barbara explains how perceived experiences with climate change in the United States can be linked to political shifts in Congress, culture and society. He will demonstrate how partisan opinions about the
2019-02-16 00:00:00
Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'
Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked to some of those in Manchester.
2019-02-15 20:15:38
16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Cheers 'Beginning of Great Changes' as Climate Strike Goes Global
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2019-02-15 19:52:30
Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change
Students in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government.
2019-02-15 19:02:35
Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. BC aerosols are formed under incomplete fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning. Soot which is the main component of BC ampli
2019-02-15 00:00:00
What rising seas mean for local economies
High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Md. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal communities.
2019-02-15 00:00:00
'I'm standing up for our planet'
Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done over climate change.
2019-02-14 01:29:00
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes
In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska vary during the summer much more than was assumed.
2019-02-14 00:00:00
The smallest skeletons in the marine world observed in 3D by synchrotron techniques
Coccolithophores are microscopic marine algae that use carbon dioxide to grow and release carbon dioxide when they create their miniature calcite shells. Scientists from the CNRS, Le Mans Université, Sorbonne Université, Aix-Marseille Universit&
2019-02-14 00:00:00
Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change
This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands.
2019-02-14 00:00:00
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence
Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Iowa State researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect of these disasters and rapid climate change o
2019-02-13 00:00:00
Fate of meerkats tied to seasonal climate effects
Does a drier and hotter climate present a threat to the meerkats in the Kalahari Desert? Researchers from UZH and Cambridge show that climate change is likely to impact meerkats, and seasonal rainfall and temperature will be the key factors.
2019-02-13 00:00:00
Undersea gases could superheat the planet
Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond manmade greenhouse gases.
2019-02-13 00:00:00
Green New Deal : Can this plan pushed by some Democrats really work?
A radical plan to tackle climate change pushed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may now come to the Senate for a vote.
2019-02-12 19:01:47
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would use carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- from the a
2019-02-12 00:00:00
Climate change: Scientists tap nature, space and society
Three scientists share their research from the natural, physical, and social sciences on novel responses to climate change during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting on February 16th, 2019 at 3:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware Suite.
2019-02-12 00:00:00
Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation
In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away -- or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. A new study and interactive web application aim to
2019-02-12 00:00:00
New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment
The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A University of Illinois-led project developed a new model that predicts through 2050 the impact of different envi
2019-02-11 00:00:00
Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland's economic salvation
As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw
2019-02-11 00:00:00
Sen. Chris Murphy to Doubters: Green New Deal 'Absolutely Realistic' and the Kind of Plan Needed to
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2019-02-10 19:13:21
Boosting solid state chemical reactions
Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials.
2019-02-10 00:00:00
Climate change: UK carbon capture project begins
A controversial new scheme is capturing CO2 emissions from wood burning.
2019-02-08 06:46:16
Rating riverside corridors -- the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change
While riverside habitats are known to be important for species migrating under climate change, this is the first study to rank riparian areas as targets for restoration and conservation efforts.
2019-02-08 00:00:00
With Major Party Backing, Ocasio-Cortez and Markey Unveil Green New Deal Outlining 'WWII Scale Trans
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2019-02-07 13:34:21
Climate change: 'Future proofing' forests to protect orangutans
A study has identified trees and plants that are resilient to climate change and support orangutans.
2019-02-07 12:36:33
Interdisciplinary approach the only way to address devastating effects of soil erosion
A major international study led by the University of Plymouth has shown that traditional pastoralist communities -- such as the Maasai in East Africa -- are abundantly aware that climate change and intensive grazing are having a marked effect on the resou
2019-02-07 00:00:00
Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office
The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850 say scientists.
2019-02-06 16:01:25
Green New Dealers Call for Turning 'Rage Into Action' After Trump Refuses to Even Say Word 'Climate'
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2019-02-06 14:03:12
How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought?
The Amazon rain forest isn't necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are going to affect
2019-02-06 00:00:00
Climate change poses greater risk of mental health challenges for children born to depressed mothers
Climate change poses an exponentially greater risk for mental health problems in children born to mothers with prenatal depression who also experience natural disaster-related stress. That is the message of a new study of infants born to New York City mot
2019-02-06 00:00:00
To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts
A new approach developed by Fengqi You, professor in energy systems engineering at Cornell University, predicts the accuracy of the weather forecast using a machine learning model trained with years' worth of data on forecasts and actual weather condition
2019-02-06 00:00:00
Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming
2019-02-06 00:00:00
Climate change: UK CO2 emissions fall again
The decline of coal sends UK emissions down, but critics warn there's much more to do.
2019-02-05 11:33:31
Researchers track down new biocatalysts
Phosphate is a key element in many processes in the body and essential for global food production. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have now developed a method to detect new enzymes from the environment that can release phosphate. This open
2019-02-05 00:00:00
Underwater forests threatened by future climate change, new study finds
Climate change could lead to declines of underwater kelp forests through impacts on their microbiome. New research has found predicted ocean warming and acidification can change microbes on the kelp surface, leading to disease and potentially putting fish
2019-02-05 00:00:00
Climate change: Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers
Rising temperatures pose a growing danger to the glaciers found in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountains.
2019-02-04 17:24:08
Climate change: Blue planet will get even bluer as Earth warms
The oceans will become more blue thanks to rising temperatures in coming decades, say scientists.
2019-02-04 12:47:49
Study: Environmental regulations may have unintended consequences in energy production
Many countries have passed environmental laws to preserve natural ecosystems. Although the regulations seem to have improved preservation efforts, they may have had unintended consequences in energy production, leading to more greenhouse gas emissions. Th
2019-02-04 00:00:00
Pika survival rates dry up with low moisture
A team of researchers lead by Aaron N. Johnston of the US Geological Survey sought to understand how climate change, specifically changes in snowpack and VPD, is affecting pikas. In a paper published today in the Ecological Society of America's journal Ec
2019-02-04 00:00:00
European Colonizers' Genocide of 56 Million Native Americans So Devastating "It Literally Cooled the
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2019-02-01 14:57:53
Everything in moderation
In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy sources for transportation. However, strategies to produce high yields of biomass for fuels are not a one-
2019-02-01 00:00:00
Climate change could make corals go it alone
Climate change is bad news for coral reefs around the world, with high ocean temperatures causing widespread bleaching events that weaken and kill corals. However, new research from the University of Texas at Austin has found that corals with a solitary s
2019-01-31 00:00:00
Climate change and infertility -- a ticking time bomb?
Rising temperatures could make some species sterile and see them succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than currently thought, scientists at the University of Liverpool warn.
2019-01-31 00:00:00
Rainfall extremes are connected across continents: Nature study
Extreme rainfall events in one city or region are connected to the same kind of events thousands of kilometers away, an international team of experts finds in a study now published in one of the world's leading scientific journals, Nature. They discovered
2019-01-31 00:00:00
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper
Researchers at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. It is a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the l
2019-01-30 00:00:00
A 'greener' way to take the bitterness out of olives
Olives are staples of the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. However, freshly picked olives are very bitter and require curing or processing to make them pa
2019-01-30 00:00:00
China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions
In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers set out to use atmospheric modeling and satellite data to evaluat
2019-01-29 00:00:00
Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration
The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate offender. It produces nitrous oxide (N2O), which has warmi
2019-01-29 00:00:00
China's regulations unsuccessful in curbing methane emissions
China, already the world's leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines, a new Johns Hopkins study
2019-01-29 00:00:00
Study: Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe
The Earth's atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face of climate change.
2019-01-28 00:00:00
Children's climate rallies gain momentum in Europe
Thousands skip school in Berlin and some other European cities to urge action on global warming.
2019-01-25 15:53:01
Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians, says SFU study
A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a new study published by SFU researchers in the Ecological Society of America.
2019-01-25 00:00:00
'Tipping point' risk for Arctic hotspot
Climate change re-draws map of the Arctic Ocean
2019-01-24 02:35:26
Greenland's southwest ice sheet particularly sensitive to warming
The ice fields of southwest Greenland are becoming particularly sensitive to a climate cycle called the North Atlantic Oscillation as global warming proceeds. The largest sustained ice loss in Greenland from early 2003 to mid-2013 came from summertime mel
2019-01-24 00:00:00
Major northeastern snowstorms expected to continue with climate change
Even though climate change is expected to reduce the total amount of US snowfall this century, it's unlikely to significantly rein in the most powerful nor'easters that pummel the East Coast, new research indicates.
2019-01-24 00:00:00
Simulating clouds over the Tibetan Plateau to improve weather forecasts
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology and the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences have carried out studies on the spatial and temporal distribution and simulation of cloud over the Tibetan region.
2019-01-24 00:00:00
How bacteria build hyper-efficient photosynthesis machines
Researchers facing a future with a larger population and more uncertain climate are looking for ways to improve crop yields, and they're looking to photosynthetic bacteria for engineering solutions. In the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a Canadian resea
2019-01-24 00:00:00
New study establishes link between climate change, conflict, and migration
Research involving a University of East Anglia (UEA) academic has established a link between climate change, conflict, and migration for the first time.It found that in specific circumstances, climate conditions do lead to increased migration, but indirec
2019-01-23 00:00:00
Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think
A Columbia Engineering study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. While it's known that extreme weather events can affect the year-to-year variability in carbon uptake, and some researchers have suggested that there may be longer-term effects, t
2019-01-23 00:00:00
New Study Shows Climate Crisis Could Mean 'Time Bomb" for World's Groundwater
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2019-01-22 22:12:03
As Americans Increasingly Bear 'Real Costs of Climate Crisis,' Polls Show Soaring Realization of Glo
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2019-01-22 18:03:02
'We Are Watching the Ice Sheet Hit a Tipping Point': Greenland Melting Even Faster Than Feared
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2019-01-22 14:15:54
Rising temperatures may safeguard crop nutrition as climate changes
Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new study in Plant Journal suggests that this is an incomplete picture of the complex environmental interactions that will affect crops i
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Not only do Gulf of Aqaba corals survive climate change but their offspring may too
Parent corals from the Gulf of Aqaba that experience increased temperatures and ocean acidification stress during the peak reproductive period are not only able to maintain normal physiological function, but also have the same reproductive output and prod
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Trout, salamander populations quickly bounce back from severe drought conditions
Populations of coastal cutthroat trout and coastal giant salamanders in the Pacific Northwest show the ability to rebound quickly from drought conditions, buying some time against climate change.
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Farm manure boosts greenhouse gas emissions -- even in winter
Researchers have shown, for the first time, that manure used to fertilize croplands in spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions in winter. While it's known that farmers' decisions to add nutrients to their fields affects greenh
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Study predicts how air pollutants from US forest soils will increase with climate change
Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate change.
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Dry inland waters are underrated players in climate change
Climate change causes an increase in the number of freshwaters that run dry, at least temporarily. Around 90,000 square kilometres of water surface have already vanished in the last 30 years. This trend is not only a threat to drinking water reserves and
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years
A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists.
2019-01-22 00:00:00
Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria
Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly -- and could provide clean water for those in need.
2019-01-18 00:00:00
Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels
An international research team including scientists from the University of Southampton have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that grow in their ears. This new tool can be
2019-01-18 00:00:00
Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change
Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international team of researchers from institutions including IGB, the
2019-01-18 00:00:00
Otoliths -- the fish's black box -- also keeps an eye on the metabolism
For the first time ever, an international research team has shown that fish otoliths record information on fish metabolism. Analyses of old and new otoliths can therefore provide new knowledge about how different species of fish adapt to new conditions, i
2019-01-18 00:00:00
Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer?
How green is nuclear power and what are the other options?
2019-01-17 15:57:17
'A Disgrace': Bernie Sanders Takes Trump EPA Pick to Task for Claiming Climate Change Not 'Greatest
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2019-01-16 18:42:36
Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible With Immediate Action, New Study Shows
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2019-01-16 14:03:18
Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing 180 in Gulf of Mexico
The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. The finding adds new insight into how extreme climate change can directly impact fundamental geological processes and h
2019-01-16 00:00:00
Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?
If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. Not only could planting new forests and biomass contribute to this, but new technologies for artificial photosynthesis as well. Physici
2019-01-16 00:00:00
Water, not temperature, limits global forest growth as climate warms
The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms. The effect is most evident in northern climates and at high altitudes where the primary limitation on tree growth had been cold temperatures. The research,
2019-01-16 00:00:00
The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming
Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows, in all regions with permafrost soils the temperature of the frozen
2019-01-16 00:00:00
The Lancet: Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially c
Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries -- driving climate change, biodiv
2019-01-16 00:00:00
Bernie Sanders: As World Faces Climate Crisis, 95% of EPA Workers Furloughed During Trump Shutdownâ€
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2019-01-15 21:12:56
UM professor co-authors report on the use of biotechnology in forests
University of Montana Professor Diana Six is one of 12 authors of a new report that addresses the potential for biotechnology to provide solutions for protecting forest trees from insect and pathogen outbreaks, which are increasing because of climate chan
2019-01-15 00:00:00
Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions, Rutgers-led study finds
Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study appears in the International Journal of Sustain
2019-01-15 00:00:00
Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation
Nowhere has the impact of scientific misinformation been more profound than on the issue of climate change in the US, where a well-funded network has coalesced around the goal of undercutting the legitimacy of climate science. But as a new paper illustrat
2019-01-14 00:00:00
Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger
Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. Scientists found that the energy of ocean waves has been growing globally, and they found a direct
2019-01-14 00:00:00
Let's prepare now so farming insects as food is environmentally friendly, say scientists
As whole-roasted crickets gain traction as a protein-rich snack and restaurants experiment with mealworms on the menu, there's still 'an overwhelming lack of knowledge' concerning the ecological sustainability of the emerging, multi-million-dollar insects
2019-01-14 00:00:00
Central Texas salamanders, including newly identified species, at risk of extinction
Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered. They also determined that an already known salamander
2019-01-14 00:00:00
Feds, states can help biochar live up to its soil-saving potential
Researchers at Rice University and North Dakota State University have assembled current and potential sources of government support to promote the production and use of biochar, which helps preserve valuable soil, enhance agricultural production, improve
2019-01-11 00:00:00
Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?
A pet food manufacturer says switching to a dog food made of soldier flies will protect the environment.
2019-01-10 00:01:34
Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows
Study shows that deforestation, loss of biodiversity and economic damage done to communities living near dams have not been factored into the cost of these projects. Large dams also ignore the effects of climate change.
2019-01-10 00:00:00
Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought
Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or 'hiatus' in global wa
2019-01-10 00:00:00
Climate change intensifies war of the birds
University of Groningen (UG) biologists have discovered that climate change has an effect on the regular clashes between great tits and pied flycatchers during the breeding season. In some years, great tits killed 10 percent of the male pied flycatchers.
2019-01-10 00:00:00
Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force
EU and US states are to introduce laws helping people to mend appliances that break down.
2019-01-09 00:34:27
Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?
With sales of vegan foods on the rise, check the environmental impact of plant-based milks.
2019-01-09 00:10:01
Study suggests that fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals
The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change. "This has important implications for how political dialogue is
2019-01-09 00:00:00
Study finds 2 billion birds migrate over Gulf Coast
A new study combining data from citizen scientists and weather radar stations is providing detailed insights into spring bird migration along the Gulf of Mexico and how these journeys may be affected by climate change. Findings on the timing, location, an
2019-01-09 00:00:00
New research is using drones to tackle climate change
A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests.
2019-01-09 00:00:00
Pitt, NETL engineers identify improved membranes to capture CO2 at coal-fired power plants
A computational modeling method developed at the University of Pittsburgh and NETL may help to fast-track the identification and design of new carbon capture and storage materials for use by the nation's coal-fired power plants that would provide a more e
2019-01-08 00:00:00
New CRISPR-based technology developed to control pests with precision-guided genetics
Using the CRISPR gene editing tool, researchers have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases. The 'precision-guided sterile insect techniqu
2019-01-08 00:00:00
Supreme Court Blocks ExxonMobil's Effort to Conceal Decades of Documents in Probe of Oil Giant's Cli
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2019-01-07 17:04:47
Climate model uncertainties ripe to be squeezed
The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a paper published in Nature Climate Change by a team of 29 international authors.
2019-01-07 00:00:00
A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future
Due to a scarcity of data, most global estimates of ocean warming start only in the 1950s. However, a team of scientists at the University of Oxford has now succeeded in reconstructing ocean temperature change from 1871 to 2017.
2019-01-07 00:00:00
The long memory of the Pacific Ocean
Cold waters that sank in polar regions hundreds of years ago during the Little Ice Age are still impacting deep Pacific Ocean temperature trends. While the deep Pacific temperature trends are small, they represent a large amount of energy in the Earth sys
2019-01-04 00:00:00
Historical cooling periods are still playing out in the deep Pacific
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Harvard University have found that the deep Pacific Ocean lags a few centuries behind in terms of temperature and is still adjusting to the advent of the Little Ice Age. Whereas most of the oce
2019-01-04 00:00:00
Climate change: LED lights could dent UK energy demand
Energy efficiency is more important in the battle against climate change than wind and solar power, research shows
2019-01-03 00:46:42
Storage wars
One answer to our greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet: Soil scientists Oliver Chadwick of UC Santa Barbara and Marc Kramer of Washington State University have found that minerals in soil can hold on to a significant amount of carbon pull
2019-01-02 00:00:00
New York Power Plant Explosion Seen as Glowing Reminder of Dire Need to Ditch Fossil Fuels
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2018-12-28 11:02:35
Your Christmas tree could help save the planet
Recycling your Christmas tree could help provide the materials needed to make food sweeteners and paint, as well as help cut greenhouse gas emissions.
2018-12-27 14:55:44
Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.
2018-12-27 09:27:08
Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate
As human activities cause the Earth's temperature to increase, reliable, well-studied weather patterns like the Madden-Julian Oscillation will change too, say researchers at Colorado State University.
2018-12-27 00:00:00
These nine measures reveal how forests are controlled by climate
One of the first studies to examine how climate is influencing functional traits in forest communities on a global scale found evidence of major changes.
2018-12-27 00:00:00
European wheat lacks climate resilience
A group of European researchers, including Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, has found that current breeding programmes and cultivar selection practices do not provide the needed resilience to climate
2018-12-26 00:00:00
Hotter days will boost Chinese residential electric use
A new study from Duke University and Fudan University in China is the first to estimate how much Chinese residential electricity consumption would increase due to climate change. It's a lot. By the end of the 21st century, each degree Celsius increase in
2018-12-24 00:00:00
'I'm not having children to help fight climate change'
Environmentalist Jason MacGregor and his partner aren't having children because they don't want to add to human-made climate change pressures.
2018-12-21 07:13:38
Forecasters may be looking in wrong place when predicting tornadoes, Ohio research shows
Weather forecasters may be looking in the wrong place when working to issue tornado warnings, new research led by Ohio University has demonstrated.
2018-12-21 00:00:00
Fire air pollution weakens forest productivity
Fire impacts on global carbon cycle. The damage to ecosystem productivity not only occurs in fire regimes, but also over the downwind areas through long-range transport of air pollution. Such negative impacts may exacerbate in the future as fire activitie
2018-12-21 00:00:00
Droughts boost emissions as hydropower dries up
Recent droughts caused increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and harmful air pollutants from power generation in several western states as fossil fuels came online to replace hampered hydroelectric power. A new study quantifies the impact.
2018-12-21 00:00:00
Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group
They've blocked bridges, held die-ins and closed roads - all in the name of stopping climate change.
2018-12-20 00:26:26
A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children
A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's health. The paper in the journal Environmental Research is the firs
2018-12-20 00:00:00
First detection of rain over the ocean by navigation satellites
In order to analyse climate change or provide information about natural hazards, it is important to gather knowledge about the rain. Better knowledge of precipitation and its distribution could, for example, help protect against river flooding. A new appr
2018-12-20 00:00:00
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