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When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we're underestimating risk
SCIENCE DAILY 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. 3 hours
How Would Just 2 Degrees of Warming Change the Planet?
LIVE SCIENCE The Earth is home to a range of climates, from the scorching dunes of the Sahara to the freezing ridges of Antarctica. Given this diversity, why are climate... 4 hours
Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas
PHYS.ORG A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year,... 9 hours
long term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed study says Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, study says
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tropical rainforests are often described as the "lungs of the earth," able to inhale carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and... 22 hours
Fast, low energy, and continuous biofuel extraction from microalgae
PHYS.ORG As an alternative to liquid fossil fuels, biodiesel extracted from microalgae is an increasingly important part of the bioenergy field. While it releases a similar amount of CO2 as petroleum... 1 day
Ocean acidification could impair the nitrogen-fixing ability of marine bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 1 day
Looking to the moon to better measure climate change on Earth
PHYS.ORG When American astronaut Alfred Worden, who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971, was asked what he was feeling at... 1 day
Changes of effective temperature and cold/hot days over China
PHYS.ORG Whether you prefer a cool summer night with a gentle breeze or a crystal clear and still winter day, the human perception of temperature, or thermal comfort, while largely dependent... 1 day
California says oceans could rise higher than thought
PHYS.ORG New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. 1 day
Study findings provide insight into changes in thermal comfort
NEWS MEDICAL Whether you prefer a cool summer night with a gentle breeze or a crystal clear and still winter day, the human perception of temperature, or thermal comfort, whilst largely dependent... 2 days
Rising carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidity may change crucial marine process
PHYS.ORG 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... 2 days
California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought
PHYS.ORG California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state's coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought. 2 days
The Next March Is All About Climate Change
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands are expected to turn out for the People's Climate March to advocate for climate action. 2 days
California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round
NPR Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are... 2 days
Urban Water Atlas for Europe: 360° view on water management in cities
SCIENCE DAILY On 27 April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows... 2 days
Winemakers lose billions of dollars every year due to natural disasters
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 2 days
Scientists examine impact of high-severity fires on conifer forests
PHYS.ORG 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)... 2 days
Ocean warming to cancel increased carbon dioxide-driven productivity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity. 2 days
Report outlines how climate change will affect gardeners
PHYS.ORG The 'perfect' English garden could become a thing of the past thanks to climate change, scientists at the University of Reading have warned as a new report is published. 2 days
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research... 2 days
Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity. 2 days
El Nino and the end of the global warming hiatus
PHYS.ORG A new climate model developed by Yale scientists puts the "global warming hiatus" into a broader historical context and offers a new method for predicting global mean temperature. 2 days
Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance... 2 days
Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity
PHYS.ORG University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity. 2 days
US may stay in Paris climate accord, with caveats
PHYS.ORG Signs are mounting that US President Donald Trump's administration may stay in the landmark Paris climate change accord of 2015, under pressure from big business and public support for the... 3 days
Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms
SCIENCE DAILY Global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years, an international team... 3 days
Arctic greening from warming promotes declines in caribou populations
Science Magazine The migratory tundra caribou herds in North America follow decadal population cycles, and browsing from abundant caribou could be expected to counteract the current climate-driven expansion of shrubs in the... 3 days
13 big businesses urge Trump to stay in Paris deal
PHYS.ORG Thirteen big businesses, including oil giant Shell and retailer Walmart, on Wednesday urged US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate... 3 days
Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35... 3 days
Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows
PHYS.ORG The UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has led an international team of scientists who reveal global warming is responsible for... 3 days
Conservation endocrinology sheds light on a changing world
PHYS.ORG As species rapidly adapt to altered landscapes and a warming climate, scientists and stakeholders need new techniques to monitor ecological responses and plan future conservation efforts. Writing in BioScience, Stephen McCormick of... 3 days
Sea levels could rise by more than three metres, shows new study
PHYS.ORG Global sea levels could rise by more than three metres – over half a metre more than previously thought – this century alone, according... 3 days
Is climate change responsible for record-setting extreme weather events?
SCIENCE DAILY After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, climate scientists inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role. 4 days
interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change Interdisciplinary Studies Reveal Relationship Between Solar Activity and Climate Change
ASTRO WATCH The solar flux is considered the fundamental energy source of earth's climate system on long time... 4 days
Earth's Mantle Could Suck Up Carbon from the Air
LIVE SCIENCE Earth's mantle produces rocks that could naturally suck up carbon emissions, providing a strategy for checking climate change if necessary emissions cuts don't occur. 4 days
Climate Change Altering the Arctic Faster Than Expected
LIVE SCIENCE Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. 4 days
Triggering artificial photosynthesis to clean air
SCIENCE DAILY A chemistry professor 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... 4 days
Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air
SCIENCE DAILY A chemistry professor 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... 4 days
Ammonium nitrogen input increases the synthesis of anticarcinogenic compounds in broccoli
PHYS.ORG Plants need nitrogen to grow, and intensive agriculture requires the input of nitrogen compounds. However, classical, nitrate-based fertilization is responsible for considerable environmental problems, such as... 4 days
Images of Warming: National Parks in 2050 Posters
LIVE SCIENCE A series of posters by artist Hannah Rothstein show how U.S. National Park might look by 2050 if climate change isn't mitigated. 4 days
Predicting the movement and impacts of microplastic pollution
PHYS.ORG Marine circulation and weather conditions greatly affect microplastic aggregation and movement. Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other... 4 days
Modeling reveals how policy affects adoption of solar energy photovoltaics in California
PHYS.ORG One key goal for renewable energy in the United States is to promote the continued adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce greenhouse... 4 days
Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air
PHYS.ORG 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... 4 days
Study correlates climate change and early human activities at the Algerian site of El Kherba 1.7 million years ago
PHYS.ORG Mohamed Sahnouni, coordinator of the Prehistoric Technology Program at the... 4 days
Global warming making oceans more toxic
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study demonstrates that one ocean consequence of climate change that has... 4 days
Predicting the movement, impacts of microplastic pollution
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 4 days
Research suggests climate change likely to cause significant shift in Grand Canyon vegetation
PHYS.ORG Decreases in river flows and frequency of flooding with future climate warming will likely shift vegetation along the Colorado River in Grand... 4 days
Clouds' response to pollution clarified with new climate analysis
PHYS.ORG How the properties of clouds change in response to local pollution - mainly from coal burning and ship engines - has been more accurately determined. 4 days
Research shows global warming making oceans more toxic
PHYS.ORG Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study published online in the April 24... 4 days
Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change
PHYS.ORG Solar flux is considered to be the fundamental energy source of Earth's climate system on long time scales. In recent decades, some studies have noted that tiny variations... 4 days
Ice plant to help fight global warming effects on bioenergy crops
PHYS.ORG The unassuming ice plant could become an ingenious weapon in the fight against a warming climate that threatens to limit regions suitable for growing biofuel crops.... 4 days
Global warming making oceans more toxic, breaking climate change research shows
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study... 5 days
Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
SCIENCE DAILY New insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change has been gained by recent research. The new work suggests that climate-change driven increases in rainfall in warm, wet forests are likely... 5 days
Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
PHYS.ORG New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change. Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that... 5 days
Was that climate change? Linking extreme weather to global warming
PHYS.ORG After an unusually intense heatwave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role. 5 days
Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense
PHYS.ORG China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal... 5 days
The Radiohead ant: A new species of 'silky' ant grows fungus gardens for food
SCIENCE DAILY A new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians'... 5 days
Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 5 days
At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more
PHYS.ORG Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. 5 days
Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows
PHYS.ORG The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the... 5 days
Silver Lining? Climate Change Could Make Americans More Fit
LIVE SCIENCE Even though global warming is predicted to unleash calamities including frequent typhoons and more global conflicts, Americans may at least get more exercise as the planet warms. 5 days
Nile faces greater variability
MIT Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows. 5 days
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
SCIENCE DAILY The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to new research. 5 days
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
PHYS.ORG 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... 5 days
Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt
PHYS.ORG The tropical rain belt, also known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), is in a state of constant migration. It continuously changes position in response to the seasons and follows the sun's... 5 days
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Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, study says
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