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Assessment concludes urban forests in Chicago region face a warmer, wetter future
A first-ever assessment of urban forest vulnerability to climate change in the Chicago region suggests that native tree species in a 7-million-acre area may decline while invasive species may thrive with shifts in habitat suitability.
2017-05-09 00:00:00
Right R&D investments are 'good bets' for both climate and economies, say researchers
As the threats of climate change and economic instability loom large, public energy investment can seem like roll of the dice. Now, new research has analyzed scientific publications to identify the 'good bets' for governments committed to reducing greenho
2017-05-09 00:00:00
In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size matters
A new study finds that the variability in gas exchange rates in small ponds increases with lake size -- an important finding since gas exchange variability is not well accounted for in global models of greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters.
2017-05-08 00:00:00
Paris 1.5°C target may be smashed by 2026
What appears to be a recent change to a positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation is likely to accelerate global warming, breaking through the agreed Paris target of 1.5°C by as early as 2026.
2017-05-08 00:00:00
New research could transform how we filter water
A new process for water filtration using carbon dioxide consumes one thousand times less energy than conventional methods, scientific research published recently has shown.
2017-05-08 00:00:00
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown habits of harbo
2017-05-05 00:00:00
Scientists reveal new and improved genome sequence of Daphnia pulex
By understanding how they respond to toxic elements, scientists can look at how environmental changes caused by agriculture and road runoff or warming temperatures and climate change could impact populations in lakes, rivers and standing bodies of water.
2017-05-05 00:00:00
Warwick Research: Believe you can stop climate change and you will
If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions -- such as turning the thermostat down -- then we are more likely to make a difference, according to research from the University of Warwick.
2017-05-04 00:00:00
Climate change, tornadoes and mobile homes: A dangerous mix
Tornadoes and mobile homes don't mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even higher in coming decades, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers.
2017-05-04 00:00:00
Edible insects could play key role in cutting harmful emissions
Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests.
2017-05-04 00:00:00
Policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits
A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainab
2017-05-04 00:00:00
Current climate change measurements mask trade-offs necessary for policy debates
Scientists and policymakers use measurements like global warming potential to compare how varying greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and methane, contribute to climate change. Yet, despite its widespread use, this measurement fails to provide an accura
2017-05-04 00:00:00
Tighter building controls needed to achieve government global warming targets
Thousands of new homes, schools and offices may be using much more energy than they should, and the reason is rather unexpected, according to the authors of a new study published by the University of Bath.
2017-05-03 00:00:00
Study measures air pollution increase attributable to air conditioning
A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows that the electricity production associated with air conditioning causes emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide to increase by hundreds to thousands of metric tons, or 3 to 4 percen
2017-05-03 00:00:00
NASA to measure greenhouse gases over the mid-Atlantic region in may
In May, a team of Goddard scientists will begin measuring greenhouse gases over the Mid-Atlantic region -- an area chosen in part because it encompasses a range of vegetation, climate and soil types that would influence the exchange of carbon dioxide and
2017-05-02 00:00:00
Domino effect in pharmaceutical synthesis
Chemists at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) headed by Prof. Dr. Svetlana B. Tsogoeva at the Chair of Organic Chemistry I have made research into pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis more efficient, more sustainable and mor
2017-05-02 00:00:00
When bridges collapse: Stanford researchers study whether we're underestimating risk
Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact.
2017-04-28 00:00:00
Modern metabolic science yields better way to calculate indoor CO2
The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a reliable way to calculate the concentration of carbon dioxide we produce indoors. Researchers at NIST and George Mason University have developed a n
2017-04-28 00:00:00
Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity
University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Rising carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidity may change crucial marine process
Climate change may be putting cyanobacteria that are crucial to the functioning of the ocean at risk as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases and the acidity of ocean water changes.
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Feeling the heat
How has thermal comfort changed in recent decades over China against the background of the global warming? Scientists carried out an investigation over the Chinese mainland using the index of effective temperature (ET), which combines the effects of tempe
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Scientists examine impact of high-severity fires on conifer forests
The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Harvard Forest found in a new study publis
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Winemakers lose billions of dollars every year due to natural disasters
Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses of more than ten billion US dollars from damaged assets, production losses, and lost profits due to extreme weather events and natural disasters. A multidisciplinary European-Australian team of researcher
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Ocean acidification could impair the nitrogen-fixing ability of marine bacteria
While increased carbon dioxide levels theoretically boost the productivity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the world's oceans, because of its 'fertilizing' effect, a new study reveals how increasingly acidic seawater featuring higher levels of this gas can
2017-04-27 00:00:00
Several EPA programs face possible elimination under Trump proposal
The Trump administration's proposed plan for the US Environmental Protection Agency includes completely defunding several programs related to climate change, public health and pollution, according to an internal agency memo that was leaked to the media la
2017-04-26 00:00:00
Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows
UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has led an international team of scientists who reveal global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years.Professor Christ
2017-04-26 00:00:00
Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air
A chemistry professor in Florida has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a techn
2017-04-25 00:00:00
Predicting the movement and impacts of microplastic pollution
Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other plastic marine litter breaks down into tiny particles, they also interact with species in a range of marine habitats. A stu
2017-04-25 00:00:00
Save the Data: Is EPA Citizen-Science Portal in Danger Under Trump?
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Deirdre Fulton, staff writer</div></div></div><
2017-04-24 14:44:59
University of Montana researcher: Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change.
2017-04-24 00:00:00
Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability
The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine in a land whose agriculture was, and still is, utterly depen
2017-04-24 00:00:00
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to research by the universities of Stirling in Scotland and Tromsø in Norway.
2017-04-24 00:00:00
Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change
A Chinese Program examined the impacts of astronomy and earth motion factors on climate change. Solar impacts on earth's climate are most sensitive in polar and tropical Pacific regions and the monsoon activity plays a crucial role in the propagation of s
2017-04-24 00:00:00
Application of statistical method shows promise mitigating climate change effects on pine
Confronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree populations in the southeast
2017-04-20 00:00:00
Rising water temperatures endanger health of coastal ecosystems, study finds
Marine biologists James Hollibaugh and Sylvia Schaefer found that rising water temperatures could disrupt ocean food webs and lead to the release of more greenhouse gases.
2017-04-20 00:00:00
New research unlocks forests' potential in climate change mitigation
For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. The information offers a valuable new tool in efforts to
2017-04-20 00:00:00
In new paper, scientists explain climate change using before/after photographic evidence
A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, 'Savor the Cryosphere,' appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along with Gregory Bake
2017-04-19 00:00:00
Universities release results on nitrogen footprints
Researchers have developed a large-scale method for calculating the nitrogen footprint of a university in the pursuit of reducing nitrogen pollution, which is linked to a cascade of negative impacts on the environment and human health, such as biodiversit
2017-04-19 00:00:00
Wilder Fires and Rising Waters, Climate Impacts Coming to America's Door
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2017-04-18 17:57:23
Slims River: Climate change causes 'river piracy' in Canada's Yukon
When a team of scientists went to the Yukon to study the Slims River, all they found was a "skinny lake".
2017-04-18 17:48:39
Can barnacle geese predict the climate?
The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with this climate change unless they can somehow anticipate it. A research team f
2017-04-18 00:00:00
UNH helps lead the way for campuses to measure their nitrogen footprints
Sustainability leadership efforts at the University of New Hampshire have contributed to a groundbreaking initiative to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint left behind by campus activities like food waste and energy consumption. The new research is
2017-04-18 00:00:00
Study on impact of climate change on snowpack loss in Western US
An international team of scientists, including one from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has found that up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States' mountain snowpack in the last three decades
2017-04-18 00:00:00
Climate change and risk to fossil fuel industry: Sustainability train has left the station
Two seminal articles by energy experts in the latest issue of MRS Energy and Sustainability (MRS E&S) examine the climate-related risks facing the fossil fuel industry and conclude that the sustainability train has already well and truly left the stat
2017-04-18 00:00:00
Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing
Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.
2017-04-18 00:00:00
Artist Redesigns National Parks Posters for 2050, Showcasing Climate Devastation
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nika Knight, staff writer</div></div></div><di
2017-04-17 16:53:39
Cover crops may be used to mitigate and adapt to climate change
Cover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they also may play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture.
2017-04-17 00:00:00
Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissions
Recent observations suggest less long-term warming, or climate sensitivity, than the predicted by climate models. But the mismatch is resolved by factoring in that Earth is still in the early stages of adjusting to greenhouse gases.
2017-04-17 00:00:00
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery
Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant.
2017-04-17 00:00:00
New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems
Current wildfire policy can't adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing, according to a new paper led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
2017-04-17 00:00:00
Green groups warn of 'race to the bottom'
Environmentalists urge the UK not to water down laws on climate change and wildlife after Brexit.
2017-04-16 07:12:20
"Even for Pruitt, It's Outrageous": EPA Chief Says US Should Exit Paris Deal
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nadia Prupis, staff writer</div></div></div><d
2017-04-13 19:39:46
Easter survey reveals the need for faster action on peat-free gardening
Easter survey reveals the need for faster action on peat-free gardening As the nation’s gardeners prepare for spring, a new survey reveals a lack of real choice for consumers looking for peat-free composts at garden centres and other outlets. It high
2017-04-13 09:45:30
Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic
Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on the remote Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic, dis
2017-04-13 00:00:00
New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water
What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 percent lower than previously estimated. Shallow
2017-04-13 00:00:00
Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals
In order to have a good chance of meeting the limits set by the Paris Agreement, it will be necessary to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preserving carbon sinks, with net emissions peaking in the next 10 years, according to a new study.
2017-04-13 00:00:00
New night lights maps open up possible real-time applications
New global maps of Earth at night provide the clearest-ever composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. The NASA team is also now automating nighttime imagery processing to make the data available within hours of acquisition -- p
2017-04-12 00:00:00
Researchers find mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns
Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation
2017-04-12 00:00:00
Climate change scientists' bid to drill Everest glacier
Scientists will use a "car wash-adapted" drill in a world-first bid to cut through the world's highest glacier.
2017-04-11 05:17:07
Scientists to use 'car wash drill' on Khumbu glacier
Climate change scientists aim to become the first team to drill into the world's highest glacier.
2017-04-11 01:58:38
All in one against CO2
A 'self-heating' boron catalyst that makes particularly efficient use of sunlight to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as a light harvester, photothermal converter, hydrogen generator, and catalyst in one. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers in
2017-04-11 00:00:00
Assessing the impact of climate risks on the financial system
Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a 'climate stress-test' for financial institutions. Results suggest that while
2017-04-11 00:00:00
"Trump Forest" Blooms to Counter "Trump's Monumental Stupidity" and Attack
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2017-04-10 20:32:36
"Trump Forest" Blooms to Counter "Trump's Monumental Stupidity" and Attack
<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
2017-04-10 20:32:36
US Blocks G7 Climate Statement As White House Waffles on Paris Deal
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2017-04-10 17:22:10
US Blocks G7 Climate Statement As White House Waffles on Paris Deal
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nadia Prupis, staff writer</div></div></div><d
2017-04-10 17:22:10
Great Barrier Reef Faces 'Terminal' Stage in Climate Change Fight
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nadia Prupis, staff writer</div></div></div><d
2017-04-10 14:23:08
Great Barrier Reef Faces 'Terminal' Stage in Climate Change Fight
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nadia Prupis, staff writer</div></div></div><d
2017-04-10 14:23:08
Food webs entangle humans in complex relationships with animals, crops and the environment
Reconstructed food webs from the Ancestral Puebloan southwestern United States show the complexity and interconnectedness of humans, other animals, crops and the environment, in an area of uncertain climate and resources, according to researchers, who thi
2017-04-10 00:00:00
Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant
Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research suggests.
2017-04-10 00:00:00
New breed of supermolecule 'hunts down' harmful drugs and removes them from water
A University of Surrey academic is leading research that has found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water.
2017-04-10 00:00:00
Weather-forecast tool adapted to evaluate brain health of oxygen-deprived newborns
UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric researchers have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation during birth.
2017-04-10 00:00:00
Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets
New study suggests that nearly 4 million square kilometres of frozen soil -- an area larger than India -- could be lost for every additional degree of global warming experienced.
2017-04-10 00:00:00
Scientists uncover isotopic fingerprint of N2O emissions from Arctic tundra
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland presents, for the first time, the isotopic fingerprint of nitrous oxide produced by Arctic soils. The finding opens new avenues for predicting future trends in atmospheric nitrous oxide as well as in iden
2017-04-07 00:00:00
US and China, World's Worst Polluters, Won't Discuss Climate Change at Summit
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nika Knight, staff writer</div></div></div><di
2017-04-06 18:25:52
Cutting Off 'Fly-Over' States, Trump to Axe Amtrak for 220 Cities
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Lauren McCauley, staff writer</div></div></div>&l
2017-04-06 16:51:43
Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago
Researchers at the University of Rochester surveyed sediment samples from the northern Tibetan Plateau's Qaidam Basin and constructed paleoclimate cycle records from the late Miocene epoch of Earth's history, which lasted from approximately 11 to 5.3 mill
2017-04-06 00:00:00
When peaceful coexistence suddenly turns into competition
Biologists agree that climate change reduces biological diversity. The specific processes that ultimately cause species to go extinct have, however, been little studied so far. Scientists at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) a
2017-04-06 00:00:00
When old growth beats old school
A fifteen-year study in Vermont shows that imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques. The new approach holds promise for landowners aiming to profit in carbon markets or con
2017-04-06 00:00:00
Potentially explosive methane gas mobile in groundwater, poses safety risk: U of G study
Potentially explosive methane gas leaking from energy wells may travel extensively through groundwater and pose a safety risk, according to a new study by University of Guelph researchers. It will also escape into the atmosphere as a powerful greenhouse g
2017-04-05 00:00:00
Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China
The RegCM series of models are widely used throughout the world and in China. Applications range from paleo and present-day climate simulation, to mechanistic analyses, studies of atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, and climate change projections. Recentl
2017-04-05 00:00:00
Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it's up to us
Plants are currently removing more CO2 from the air than they did 200 years ago, according to new work from Carnegie's Joe Berry and led by J. Elliott Campbell of UC Merced. The team's findings, which are published in Nature, affirm estimates used in mode
2017-04-05 00:00:00
Carbon Levels Could Hit Pre-Human, 'Palms in the Arctic' State by Mid-Century
<div class="field field--name-field-hp-author field--type-text field--label-hidden"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item even">Nadia Prupis, staff writer</div></div></div><d
2017-04-04 20:10:14
Paintings, sunspots and frost fairs: Rethinking the Little Ice Age
The whole concept of the 'Little Ice Age' is 'misleading,' as the changes were small-scale, seasonal and insignificant compared with present-day global warming, a group of solar and climate scientists argue. The new work, led by Prof Mike Lockwood of the
2017-04-04 00:00:00
A step forward to making crops drought tolerant
QUT researchers are part of an international consortium of researchers whose work hopes to future-proof crops against the impacts of global climate change. The researchers have sequenced the genome of the 'resurrection plant' Xerophyta viscosa, revealing
2017-04-04 00:00:00
Researchers offer novel method for calculating the benefits of renewable energy
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have developed a novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources. This method can help to assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and solar PV energy, as well a
2017-04-04 00:00:00
Future CO2 and climate warming potentially unprecedented in 420 million years
New research led by the University of Southampton suggests that, over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere will head towards values not seen since the Triassic period, 200 million years ago. Furthermore, by th
2017-04-04 00:00:00
The Lancet Planetary Health: Food, climate, greenhouse gas emissions and health
Increasing temperatures, water scarcity, availability of agricultural land, biodiversity loss and climate change threaten to reverse health gains seen over the last century. Improved understanding of the links between health and environmental change, and
2017-04-04 00:00:00
Scientists in Staffordshire switch on futuristic-looking forest to measure carbon impact
The launch of the giant outdoor experiment will see trees engulfed by high levels of carbon dioxide.
2017-04-03 16:06:26
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