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Mustard seeds without mustard flavor: New robust oilseed crop can resist global warming
PHYS.ORG University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to... 51 minutes
How Australia's animals and plants are changing to keep up with the climate
PHYS.ORG Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Australia's wildlife, plants and ecosystems, a point driven home by two consecutive years... 2 hours
A step toward making crops drought tolerant
PHYS.ORG QUT researchers are part of an international consortium of researchers whose work hopes to future-proof crops against the impacts of global climate change. 3 hours
Climate change puts invasive plants on the move
PHYS.ORG Climate change may force one of New England's invasive plant species to retreat north, while another will likely stay put and take over an even greater area, according to a new study... 4 hours
Study predicts significant Southern California beach erosion
PHYS.ORG More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday. 9 hours
Expect more deadly heat from climate change, study says
PHYS.ORG Deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations can contain global warming at agreed-upon levels, a new study reports. 19 hours
Northern oceans used to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Norwegian Sea acted as carbon dioxide source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it, as it does today, report scientists. 20 hours
Climate-addled jet streams boost drought, flood: study
PHYS.ORG Global warming amplifies severe droughts and floods by disrupting jet streams, the powerful high-altitude air currents that move west-to-east across the northern hemisphere, researchers said Monday. 22 hours
Farming becoming riskier under climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is predicted to impact agriculture, but a new study puts these changes in terms that are directly applicable to farmers. For Illinois, the corn planting window will be split in two to avoid wet... 23 hours
Farming becoming riskier under climate change
PHYS.ORG Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that... 24 hours
Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream
SCIENCE DAILY Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an... 1 day
Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream
PHYS.ORG Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain—extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an international team... 1 day
Unrestricted improvements in fishing technology threaten the future of seafood
PHYS.ORG A study conducted by ICTA-UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could... 1 day
A new report summarizes how climate change is affecting the water cycle in Germany
PHYS.ORG Climate change not only involves rising temperatures – it also causes changes in the hydrological balance. Precipitation, evaporation and groundwater... 1 day
Sun's impact on climate change quantified for first time
PHYS.ORG For the first time, model calculations show a plausible way that fluctuations in solar activity could have a tangible impact on the climate. Studies funded by the Swiss National Science... 1 day
Northern oceans once pumped CO2 into the atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Norwegian Sea acted as CO2 source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it, as it does today. 1 day
Bacteria, deadwood and climate change—forest floor as carbon sink
PHYS.ORG With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, an international group of researchers is investigating to what extent the forest floor serves as a carbon sink and how bacteria... 1 day
Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams
PHYS.ORG The increase of devastating weather extremes in summer is likely linked to human-made climate change, mounting evidence shows. Giant airstreams are circling the Earth, waving up and down between the Arctic and the tropics.... 1 day
Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to undo his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, according to the new environmental chief. 1 day
New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change
PHYS.ORG With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. 2 days
Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour
PHYS.ORG The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour... 2 days
Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade
PHYS.ORG For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens. 3 days
Biodiversity loss shifts flowering phenology at same magnitude as global warming
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have revealed that declining plant diversity -- from habitat loss, human use, and other environmental pressures -- causes plants to flower earlier, and that the... 4 days
Climate change and an 'overlooked' nutrient: Silica
SCIENCE DAILY Sugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters damage their vulnerable roots. 4 days
Land-based microbes may be invading and harming coral reefs
PHYS.ORG A new study suggests that coral reefs—already under existential threat from global warming—may be undergoing further damage from invading bacteria and fungi coming from land-based sources, such as outfall from... 4 days
Human-Caused Climate Change Made 2016 Way Too Hot
SPACE.COM The year 2016 was one for the record books, at least when it comes to the weather. Last year had the highest global temperature in modern history and extremely high levels of... 4 days
Mitigating global warming by CO2 storage? Check for continental stress
PHYS.ORG If proposed CO2 sites are not properly assessed for long-term stability, future civilisations could still suffer the consequences of global warming. 4 days
The State Dept. Rewrote Its Climate Change Page
LIVE SCIENCE New website language provides clues for how the State Department will address climate change. 4 days
Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution
PHYS.ORG For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change. 4 days
Human-Caused Climate Change Made 2016 Way Too Hot
LIVE SCIENCE The year 2016 was one for the record books, at least when it comes to the weather. Last year had the highest global temperature in modern history and extremely high levels of... 5 days
[Perspective] Using fire to promote biodiversity
Science Magazine Fire profoundly influences people, climate, and ecosystems (1). The impacts of this interaction are likely to grow, with climate models forecasting widespread increases in fire frequency and intensity because of rising global temperatures (2). However, the... 5 days
Climate change and an 'overlooked' nutrient: silica
PHYS.ORG Among ecologists, carbon gets all the glory. Scientists examine its critical role in plant growth and decay, they chart its contributions to greenhouse gases, and they measure its sequestration in earth, sea, and sky. 5 days
Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea
PHYS.ORG In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce... 5 days
Under the dead sea, warnings of dire drought
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans -- a... 6 days
Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter (Update)
PHYS.ORG The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. 6 days
Arctic sea ice shrivels to record low for winter
PHYS.ORG The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. 6 days
Under the dead sea, warnings of dire drought
PHYS.ORG Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning... 6 days
Survival of the Great Barrier Reef Depends on Halting Warming |Video
LIVE SCIENCE After record temperatures and massive bleaching in 2016, scientists fear that the Great Barrier Reef has again experienced deadly coral bleaching. Researchers warn that the only... 6 days
The 'time machine' that replicates three years of weather in three days
PHYS.ORG Climate change is wreaking havoc on the environment. While the main culprit is carbon emissions, urban heat islands—exacerbated by dark roofs and pavements—make the... 6 days
Stephen Hawking Fears He's Not Welcome in Trump's US
SPACE.COM Hawking also said climate change is "one of the greatest dangers we face." 6 days
Where the greenhouse gases go
PHYS.ORG Almost half of the carbon dioxide that humans release into the environment is taken up by the world's oceans and the terrestrial biosphere. In this manner, greenhouse gases are partially extracted from the atmosphere, which alleviates the process... 6 days
Climate Change Is on Pace to Kill an Ice Age Remnant
LIVE SCIENCE Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years. 6 days
Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast
REUTERS SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Big One may be overdue to hit California but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the... 7 days
How can a legally binding agreement on human cloning be established?
SCIENCE DAILY Since Dolly the Sheep was cloned, the question of whether human reproductive cloning should be banned or pursued has been the subject of international debate. Researchers... 7 days
The foundation of aquatic life can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research... 1 week
Is Climate Change Linked to Higher Diabetes Rates?
LIVE SCIENCE Are rising temperatures around the world also increasing the rates of diabetes? 1 week
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