Climate Change
Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New study is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their lives in the disaster's aftermath. Within decades, the... more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
How dams and climate change are choking Asia's great lake  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
For more than half a century, January meant prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia's largest lake, his catches and their... more
Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Scientists warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. more
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The... more
Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases... more
Does anything Australians do on climate change matter?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
As unprecedented bushfires continue to ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government have been rightly criticized for their reluctance to talk about the underlying drivers of this crisis. Yet... more
How climate-related weather conditions disrupt power plants and affect people  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Severe weather conditions triggered by climate change can adversely affect the operation of power plants. more
First two nature-based water retention measures are operational in Hungary  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Increasingly extreme temperature, hydrology, or other meteorological phenomena are some of the most widely predicted impacts of climate change. This applies to Hungary as well, where rainfall is... more
Study finds flooding damage to levees is cumulative—and often invisible  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial photosynthesis method could bring new... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. more
Flooding damage to levees is cumulative -- and often invisible  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with... more
Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists think that current models are incomplete and that we may be underestimating crop losses. A new study shows that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars,... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Arctic sea ice cannot 'quickly bounce back' if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
Tracking the scent of warming tundra  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change is causing subarctic tundra to warm twice as fast as the global average, and this warming is speeding up the activity of the plant life. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the... more
Report emphasizes importance of communication in climate change resilience  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the wake of a major storm, like the one that battered the Connecticut shoreline in 2012, community resilience could depend on communication. more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Arctic sea ice cannot "quickly bounce back" if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
Why is climate skepticism so successful in the United States?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
2019 is set to be the second warmest year on record, ending the warmest decade on record, another reminder that climate change is the defining issue of our time. more
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Counting Antarctic penguins with AI  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
the British Antarctic Survey, the world's largest Emperor penguin colony has suffered unprecedented breeding issues for the past three years, is uniquely vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, and could virtually disappear by the year 2100. In... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Each year, an average of 120 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) worldwide is released through soil and vegetation respiration. Plants are capable of taking in nearly 123 gigatons through photosynthesis in the same period. But as... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas rises, contradicting reports of huge reductions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University... more
Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases... more
Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C requires a decarbonized world by 2050 at the latest, and a corresponding global transformation of the energy and land use systems... more
Miami sets ambitious emissions goal: carbon neutral by 2050. How to get there isn't clear  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Harvesting sunlight, researchers of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) published in Materials Today ("Phase-Selective Highly Efficient Nanostructured Metal-decorated Hybrid Semiconductors for Solar... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  nanowerk · 3 days
Artificial photosynthesis:visible-light-driven photocatalysts convert CO2 into oxygen and pure CO under water. more
Australia fires 'devastating habitats' of endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Australia's bushfires and other climate change effects are devastating the habitats of critically endangered species and driving the native platypus towards extinction, according to surveys highlighting the country's vulnerability to rising temperatures. more
Climate change pushing Australia's platypus towards extinction: researchers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Prolonged drought and other effects of climate change are pushing Australia's unique platypus population towards extinction, scientists warned in a study published Monday. more
Teens feel the heat of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In 2017, when the drought in Cape Town was at its worst in over a century, aid organisation Gift of the Givers made an urgent call to South Africans to help farmers; suicide rates,... more
Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The U.N. and other international organizations agree that forest restoration is a critical part of the collective global effort to combat climate change, reduce extinctions, and improve the lives of... more
Expert discusses the prospects of climate engineering  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate engineering may offer a last-ditch technological solution to catastrophic climate change, but who makes the decisions on which solutions to implement, and who the beneficiaries will be? Once we start fiddling with the... more
Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Work crews descended on 12 commuter parking lots in Toronto in late November 2018, and headed to the electric vehicle (EV) charging... more
The burning issue of population control  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The increasing human population is putting large amounts of pressure on our natural resources and is contributing to climate change, leading many people to call for increased population control—especially for poorer communities. Beth Amato investigates whether... more
Using waste carbon dioxide to separate metals from ores  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A combined team of researchers from the University of Lyon and the University of Turin has developed a way to use waste CO2 to separate metals used in products. In... more
Panic like it's 1999: Why aren't we tackling climate change like we did Y2K?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On Dec. 31, 1999, USC students rang in the New Year in a variety of fashions. But they all faced... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
As the United Nations rewrites the laws of the high seas, the new document should anticipate emerging technologies that allow protected areas to move as animals... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists... more
The carbon footprint of dinner: How 'green' are fish sticks?  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Fish sticks may be a tasty option for dinner, but are they good for the planet? A new study of the climate impacts of seafood products reveals that... more
Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. A research team has now shown for the first time that Cyanobacteria... more
Clearing up cloudy climate predictions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
U.K. scientists are taking to the skies as part of a major international research campaign to better understand the behaviour of clouds and their role in climate change. more
Research funding to save the world needs to be drastically stepped up, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study shows that there is a huge disparity in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study shows that there is a huge disparity in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Blue-green algae found to produce greenhouse gas methane  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international team of researchers has found that cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) produce the greenhouse gas methane. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes tests they carried out... more
Potential to adapt is revealed by evolutionary genomics  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Global climate change is going to drastically alter the environmental conditions for humans and nature. Animals and plants unable to cope with the new conditions are thus forced to shift their range... more
Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. more
Terrain may help identify habitats that are resilient to the effects of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new paper in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, published by Oxford University Press, finds that models which use terrain features... more
'Soil photosynthesis' helps to mitigate environmental pollution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NOx gases is the generic term used to refer to the group of gases made up of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, gases that result from burning fossil fuel, and also from forest fires,... more
Climate change NGOs from rich countries dominate online conversation, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As climate change threatens the world, governments and organizations from around the globe have banded together to fight its effects. Yet that collaboration has not always... more
Sub-national 'climate clubs' could offer key to combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
'Climate clubs' offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy, which in turn offers a way... more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New living building materials can grow and multiply -- and may help to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure in the future. more
Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported... more
The burden of climate risk falls on the poor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Storm, flood, drought: With global warming, extreme events become more frequent and intense. They especially impact the poorest of the poor. Geographer Matthias Garschagen examines how urban societies can adapt... more
Global warming to increase violent crime in the United States  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People in the United States could see tens of thousands of extra violent crimes every year—because of climate change alone. more
Rising sea temperatures could threaten Atlantic salmon production  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2017, aquaculture production in the EU reached a decade high thanks to increased production of high-value species like salmon and seabass, according to a report by the European Market Observatory for... more
Scientists contribute to major new report on climate change impact on UK coasts and seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) which... more
Sulfur hexafluoride: The truths and myths of this greenhouse gas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The atmospheric concentration of the highly-potent greenhouse gas SF6 has never been higher. Fingers have been pointed at the expanding renewables industry, but is that a fair assessment? more
Scientists highlight effects of climate change on UK's plankton  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists in Plymouth have led a major study highlighting the effects of climate change on the plankton populations in UK seas. more
Rising sea levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The rate of coastal erosion around the UK is expected to increase substantially in the future, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. more
Are sinking soils in the Everglades related to climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Characterized by alligators, airboats and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area's role in Florida's tourism industry, the... more
Zeroing in on decarbonization  MIT · 1 week
Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change. more
Climate change will increase injuries and deaths in USA  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study shows that warming of the global climate can lead to thousands more of deaths due to both unintentional and intentional injuries. This adds another and unexpected aspect... more
Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It is an open question how we can ensure that our crop plants remain productive in a changing climate. Plants are confronted with similar climate adaptation challenges when... more
Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect... more
Greenhouse gases from oil and gas projected to continue to increase  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The fracking boom across the country has resulted in greenhouse gas emissions steadily climbing each year since the United States has become the largest producer of... more
Scientists seek urgent action on impacts of climate change on reptiles and amphibians  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
World leaders in reptile and amphibian research say there is an urgent international need to acknowledge the evidence for global climate change... more
Winter is an important driver for nitrous oxide emissions from boreal lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Boreal lakes emit greenhouse gases, but the magnitude of the emissions is still inadequately quantified. While the emissions of carbon dioxide and methane have... more
Thanks to clouds, new climate simulations predict more warming than predecessors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study suggests global warming effect is underestimated, but climate scientists say more research is needed. more
Global warming likely to increase injuries and deaths in US  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has warned that rising temperatures linked with global warming will likely result in an increase in injuries and violent deaths from road crashes, assaults, suicides,... more
Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research could have implications for researchers and computer models that predict where nitrogen and carbon go at both regional and global levels. more
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires confirms new review  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood -- according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk. more
Study points to global streams and rivers' contribution to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study led by Auburn University researchers and published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, shows a four-fold increase in emissions of the potent greenhouse... more
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires, confirms new review  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood—according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk published today. more
New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping... more
Study links historical housing policies across the U.S. to inequitable heat exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to... more
Study link historical housing policies across the U.S. to inequitable heat exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to... more
Study links historical housing disparities with dangerous climate impacts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does... more
Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research finds that solar geoengineering -- the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth's surface -- may reduce income inequality between countries. more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
Climate gas budgets highly overestimate methane discharge from Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The atmospheric concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has almost tripled since the beginning of industrialisation. Methane emissions from natural sources are poorly understood. This is especially... more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global warming, a major aspect of climate change, is already causing a wide range of negative impacts on many habitats of our planet. It... more
High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research group has just shown that tardigrades are very vulnerable to long-term high temperature exposures. The tiny animals, in their desiccated state, are... more
Atlantic circulation collapse could cut British crop farming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Crop production in Britain will fall dramatically if climate change causes the collapse of a vital pattern of ocean currents, new research suggests. more
High temps due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research group has just shown that tardigrades are very vulnerable to long-term high temperature exposures. Animals, which in their desiccated state are best... more
AI's impact on UN goals for climate, development and global stability is analyzed for first time  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a powerful but double-edged sword as nations confront global warming, poverty and... more
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