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Slow-growing ponderosas survive mountain pine beetle outbreaks
PHYS.ORG Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving mountain pine beetle outbreaks in western Montana as climate change increases the frequency of drought and insect pests, according to new research published by... 1 hour
Decreasing cloud cover drives the recent mass loss on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Science Magazine The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) has been losing mass at an accelerating rate since the mid-1990s. This has been due to both... 4 hours
Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat
SCIENCE DAILY Ice-free areas of Antarctica -- home to more than 99 percent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals -- could expand by more than 17,000 km2 by the end of this century, a study reveals. The... 4 hours
2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe: experts
PHYS.ORG Humanity must put carbon dioxide emissions on a downward slope by 2020 to have a realistic shot at capping global warming at well under two degrees Celsius, the bedrock goal of the Paris climate... 5 hours
Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat
PHYS.ORG Ice-free areas of Antarctica - home to more than 99 per cent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals - could expand by more than 17,000km2 by the end of this century, a study published today... 6 hours
OMG Mission: Greenland's Ice Melting Faster Than Previously Thought (Video)
LIVE SCIENCE Thanks to rising temperatures, glaciers in Greenland are melting faster than scientists previously thought — and a new NASA video shows how researchers are tracking the feet per... 6 hours
Remains of early, permanent human settlement in Andes discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Examining human remains and other archaeological evidence from a site at nearly 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru, the scientists show that intrepid hunter-gatherers -- men, women and children... 7 hours
Remains of early, permananet human settlement in Andes discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Examining human remains and other archaeological evidence from a site at nearly 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru, the scientists show that intrepid hunter-gatherers -- men, women and children... 8 hours
Globally, floods seem to be decreasing even as extreme rainfall rises. Why?
PHYS.ORG Over the past decade we have seen a substantial increase in our scientific understanding of how climate change affects extreme rainfall events. Not only... 8 hours
Cheap, energy-efficient and clean reaction to make chemical feedstock
PHYS.ORG They are all around you! Most plastics, conductive polymers, and even medicines derive from molecules with a double bond between two carbon atoms, C=C. These molecules are called olefins and... 9 hours
OMG Mission: Greenland's Ice Melting Faster Than Previously Thought (Video)
SPACE.COM Thanks to rising temperatures, glaciers in Greenland are melting faster than scientists previously thought — and a new NASA video shows how researchers are tracking the feet per... 1 day
Monitoring changes in wetland extent can help predict the rate of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Monitoring changes to the amount of wetlands in regions where permafrost is thawing should be at the forefront of efforts to predict... 1 day
China in climate driver's seat after Trump rejects Paris
PHYS.ORG With President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate change accords, it's now clear to the world that action on climate change will rest increasingly in... 1 day
Could an artificial coral reef protect marine biodiversity against climate changes?
PHYS.ORG Climate change from rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) is having two major effects in our seas – global warming and ocean acidification – and the... 1 day
How the American public views the relationship between climate change and security
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported new data concerning how the American public views the relationship... 1 day
How much carbon can polar seafloor ecosystems store?
PHYS.ORG One of the best-known impacts of climate change is the loss of sea ice in the Arctic, but also in parts of the Antarctic: the poles are increasingly turning from white to... 1 day
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
SCIENCE DAILY In the year 2100, 2 billion people -- about one-fifth of the world's population -- could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once... 2 days
Panda love spreads to benefit the planet
SCIENCE DAILY Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and... 2 days
Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study
PHYS.ORG Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just... 2 days
Messages with moral-emotional words are more likely to go viral on social media
PHYS.ORG Tweets about political topics that include moral and emotional language are more likely to spread within the ideological networks of the sender,... 2 days
The beach time capsule
SCIENCE DAILY And to think it was all right there in her garage. A load of boxes pulled from a biologist's home yielded a veritable treasure trove for researchers studying the impact of climate change on coastal biodiversity in California. 2 days
Scientists study changes in the biodiversity of California's sandy beaches
PHYS.ORG And to think it was all right there in her garage. A load of boxes pulled from biologist Dale Straughan's home yielded a veritable treasure trove for UC... 2 days
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
PHYS.ORG In the year 2100, 2 billion people - about one-fifth of the world's population - could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once... 2 days
Monitoring changes in wetland extent can help predict the rate of climate change
PHYS.ORG Monitoring changes to the amount of wetlands in regions where permafrost is thawing should be at the forefront of efforts to predict... 2 days
Panda love spreads to benefit the planet
PHYS.ORG Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent Michigan State University (MSU) work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for... 2 days
Camera-trap research paves the way for global monitoring networks
PHYS.ORG Biodiversity loss is one of the driving factors in ecosystem change, on par with climate change and human development. When one species, especially a large predator, disappears from an area,... 2 days
Enhanced stability in the presence of water could help reduce smokestack emissions of greenhouse gases
PHYS.ORG Heat and humidity can harm materials. The conditions inside smokestacks often damage materials that could remove carbon dioxide.... 2 days
Coastal Louisiana Is Sinking Faster Than Expected
LIVE SCIENCE New research shows that the worst-case scenarios of years past are now the average along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, as sea level rise, erosion, and subsidence eat away a Manhattan-sized chunk of land... 2 days
Iron chemistry matters for ocean carbon uptake
PHYS.ORG For many years, scientists have speculated that seeding the ocean with iron might help to stave off climate change. Iron in seawater promotes the growth of phytoplankton, which in turn devours carbon dioxide from... 2 days
How the gas industry can help fight climate change in Siberia
PHYS.ORG Permafrost is the layer of permanently frozen earth – over a 1,000 metres thick in some places – that lies just beneath the land surface in... 2 days
Researchers explore whether climate change could bring tropical viruses to Europe
PHYS.ORG The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control... 3 days
Tipping points are real: Gradual changes in CO2 levels can induce abrupt climate changes
SCIENCE DAILY During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation... 5 days
Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?
SCIENCE DAILY The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists... 5 days
Treading the Fine Line Between Climate Talk and Alarmism (Op-Ed)
LIVE SCIENCE Climate scientist Sarah Myhre talks about the impossible bind between being an alarmist and communicating the alarming science of global warming. 5 days
Research investigates causes of sea level falls in Dead Sea
PHYS.ORG The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research led... 5 days
Subsidizing electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
PHYS.ORG Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute... 6 days
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
PHYS.ORG Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released... 6 days
Frequent hot summers in Europe/west Asia and northeast Asia after the mid-1990s
PHYS.ORG After the mid-1990s, the global surface temperature presented a significant warming trend. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the global mean surface temperature of... 6 days
Vegetation phenology variability based on Tibetan Plateau tree-ring data
PHYS.ORG In recent years, researchers have focused on how vegetation phenology on the Tibetan Plateau (TP), the Earth's largest surface area above 4000 m ASL, responds to rising temperatures. An increase... 6 days
Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives
PHYS.ORG Scientists studying global warming recently climbed Bolivia's towering Mount Illimani and extracted samples of glacier ice packed with thousands of years of climate data. 7 days
Oil, gas giants could waste trillions in a 2C world: report
PHYS.ORG Thirty percent of investments planned by oil and gas majors over the next decade could be wasted if the world economy retools to cap global warming... 1 week
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
SCIENCE DAILY Warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, suggests a new report. 1 week
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
SCIENCE DAILY A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through... 1 week
British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption
REUTERS STAFFORD, England (Reuters) - Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that... 1 week
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
PHYS.ORG The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë of the University's College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journal, argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and... 1 week
Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic eruption
PHYS.ORG A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through... 1 week
Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees
SCIENCE DAILY The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analyzed regional climate series from the... 1 week
Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity
REUTERS ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) - A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting... 1 week
Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees
PHYS.ORG The Iberian Peninsula is undergoing climate change, with temperatures on the rise, and mountain ranges are not exempt from this trend. A team of scientists has analysed regional climate series from the... 1 week
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