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In coming decades, climate change will skew that statistic even further
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East Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to extreme weather and climate events and to...
Jason Smerdon is coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future. The book is a succinct, non-ideological reference for anyone who wants to understand what we know (and...
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sent a clear message to the world with its last report, issued in early October in South Korea: the world needs to act immediately to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The...
In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate...
Which Pacific Northwest streams will warm the most in the next 50 years, and where would restoration work make a difference for salmon? Where will wildfires and pests be most...
A new study found evidence that climate change likely drove the Harappans to resettle far away from the floodplains of the Indus.
Around a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industries such as steel and cement so if we're going to work towards an emission-free society then...
Rainfall in some of the biggest storms in recent years was fueled by climate change.
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A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of forest, grassland, agricultural, and coastal areas. An offset at this level would...
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those...
Understanding of the processes governing soil organic carbon turnover is confounded by the fact that C feedbacks driven by soil erosion have not yet...
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Restoring the United States' lands and coastal wetlands could have a much bigger role in reducing global warming than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive national assessment...
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria...
An international study led by University of Miami tropical biologists reveals that tropical trees are migrating upslope to escape climate change, but not fast enough.
At the southern tip of the Maldives, on the tiny island of Villingili, a patch of ground rises...
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The United Nations scientific panel on climate change recently released a major report that examined the benefits of trying to limit global warming to...
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Energy giant Woodside has joined the world's largest miners in calling for Australia to re-introduce a tax on carbon emissions as pressure mounts on the conservative government to act on...
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As an indicator of the impacts of climate change, Arctic sea ice is hard to beat. Scientists have observed the frozen polar ocean advance and retreat at this most sensitive region of the Earth over decades...
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If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? More so than was previously realized, according to...
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Many people see the carbon cycle as vertical -- CO2 moving up and down between soil, plants and the atmosphere. However, new research adds a dimension to the vertical perspective by showing how water moves massive amounts of...
Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research. Low-lying coral...
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More than 4,000 years ago, the Harappa culture thrived in the Indus River Valley of what is now modern Pakistan and northwestern India, where they built...
Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.
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If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? After all, seeds that actually grow in the...
Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040.
What were once relatively safe havens in the Arctic are now feasting sites for predators of baby birds.
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VIDEO All animals, whether they live on land or in the water, require oxygen to breathe. But...
Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research. New findings reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects - with negative impacts for fertility across generations. The research team say that male infertility...
Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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Three powerful wildfires are blazing in California. By Friday morning, the Camp fire had burned 70,000 acres in 24 hours, destroying Paradise, a community of about 26,000 people north of Sacramento.
Global warming has been attributed to persistent increases in atmospheric greenhouse gasses (GHGs), especially in CO2, since 1870, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Nevertheless, the upward trend...
Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in...
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While previous studies indicate some life stages of Antarctic krill may be vulnerable to ocean acidification, the research published in the Nature journal Communications Biology found that adult krill were...
VIDEO Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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When astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it's removed from the air and pumped into space. Could an Earth-based...
Researchers have completed some of the most sophisticated modeling of the effects of climate change and urban centers in the US, and are finding that some of today's...
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This is the first known study to connect habitat with varying brain size in a single lake fish population. The finding may provide clues about how fish and other creatures will respond to mounting environmental stressors...
A warming climate is pushing organisms towards the circumpolar areas and mountain peaks. A recently conducted study on changes in bird populations reveals that protected areas slow down the north-bound retreat of...
The near-term future of Earth is one of a warming planet, as urban expansion and greenhouse gas emissions stoke the effects of climate change. Current climate projections show...
As the climate warms up, the belts of current climate conditions move further north, forcing species to follow the climate suited to them. At the same time, environmental transformation by humans is...
Rather than allow power plants and industry to toss carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, incoming Rice University assistant professor Haotian Wang has a plan to convert the greenhouse gas into useful products in a green way.
The appearance of dunes and beaches might be changing due to the increase in carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, already a significant factor in the...
Climate change is shrinking Arctic sea ice and opening the region to ship traffic. Whales, seals and other marine mammals could be at risk...
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New research looks closely at the future of maize crop yields with the effects of climate change.
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One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into industrial fuels...
A new predictive model developed by ecologists and climate scientists suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas,...
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New research has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. The...
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Extreme drought is one of the effects of climate change that is already being perceived. A team has obtained plants with increased drought resistance by modifying the signaling...
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Being pro-environment was a winning strategy for this country's mayors.
Can silica gel desiccant packs, often found in shoe boxes and electronics, be the answer to our energy challenges for buildings? A four-year project proves yes, sort of.
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Climate change isn't a monolith. It's characterized by the melting of ice caps over time as much as...
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New research from the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst looks at how the most common cause of...
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Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to...
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Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letters.
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Researchers have discovered that daily nest predation of shorebirds has increased threefold over the last 70 years. The data suggest the larger increase in the Arctic relative to the tropics...
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As climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs worldwide are experiencing mass bleaching events and die-offs. For many, this is...
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New research from the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts—Amherst looks at how the most common cause of sneezing and sniffling in North America is likely to shift...
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Ongoing climate change is thought to disrupt trophic relationships, with consequences for complex interspecific interactions, yet the effects of climate change on species interactions...
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Climate change could be responsible for a substantial decline in populations of shorebirds, say researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, following a study published...
Imagine a day when—rather than being spewed into the atmosphere—the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry are instead captured and fed into catalytic reactors...
To protect itself from a devastating flood, Boston was considering building a massive sea wall, cutting north to south through nearly four miles of Boston Harbor, taking $11 billion and...
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Climate change may be occurring even faster than first thought.
The costs of climate change are mounting. A wealth tax would provide funds to address both the climate crisis and poverty.
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Greenhouse gases and plastic waste are the targets of a USC Dornsife chemistry startup.
Extreme drought is one of the effects of climate change that is already occurring. This year, the decrease in rainfall and the abnormally hot temperatures in northern and...
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The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest...
A warmer, drier climate is expected is increase the likelihood of larger-scale forest disturbances such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, disease and drought, according to...
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A team of more than 100 scientists has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30...
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A warmer, drier climate is expected is increase the likelihood of larger-scale forest disturbances such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, disease and drought, according to...
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Financial institutions, such as banks and pension funds, have a key role to play in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. And it is not only about redirecting...
A team of analysts from Brazil, Europe and the U.S. has conducted an analysis of the economic losses likely to be incurred by Brazil...
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At its annual alumni reception, CEE faculty shared innovative research projects ranging from machine learning to regional impacts of climate change.
Banks, pension funds and other institutional investors have a key role to play in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. A limited number of these investors have considerable...
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Faced with soaring demand for water as well as the impact of climate change, the lower Kafue river's has reached its maximum water allocation and urgent action is...
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Lack of varied seasons and temperatures in tropical mountains have led to species that are highly adapted to their narrow niches, creating the right conditions for new species to arise...
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Rising ocean temperatures are putting fur seal pups at greater risk of death from hookworm infections, according to new findings.
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Lack of varied seasons and temperatures in tropical mountains have led to species that are highly adapted to their narrow niches, creating the right conditions for new species to arise...
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Rising ocean temperatures are putting fur seal pups at greater risk of death from hookworm infections, according to new findings published in eLife.
VIDEO The world's tropical oceans are suffering turbulent times. Dire predictions of yet more disastrous coral bleaching episodes have been released, placing the very future of wonders like the...
A collective-risk dilemma experiment with members of the public in Barcelona shows that people are more or less likely to contribute money to fight climate change depending on...
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While microbial communities are the engines driving the breakdown of dead plants and animals, little is known about whether they are equipped to handle big changes in climate. In a new study, researchers examine what happens...
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A new study shows for the first time the impact that climate change is having on the rate in which mosquitoes diversify, and what this might mean for human health...
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A collective-risk dilemma experiment with members of the public in Barcelona has shown that people are more or less likely to contribute money to fighting climate change depending...
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Scientists are working to dramatically speed up the development of fusion energy in an effort to deliver power to the electric grid soon enough to help mitigate impacts of climate change. The arrival of...
Scientists are working to dramatically speed up the development of fusion energy in an effort to deliver power to the electric grid soon enough to help mitigate impacts of climate change. The arrival of...
What do Australians love more than food? Wasting it. Here's how we can change.
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Research mapping the evolution of mosquitos against rising CO2 levels over millions of years, has suggested that more mosquito-related diseases could have consequences for future human...
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It is no secret that climate change and environmental negligence have been worsened by human activity and accelerated...
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Climate change reaches all the way to the bottom of the sea.
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A world-first study reveals that 'robust' reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdom to make one of the 'essential' amino acids, which may make them less susceptible than other corals...
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The average person in Europe uses 3000-5000 litres of water per day, of which the lion's share is spent on food production—a considerable part on the other side of the globe. The...
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one...
VIDEO A new study by scientists in the United States, China, France and Germany estimates that the world's oceans have absorbed much more excess heat from human-induced climate change than researchers had estimated...
The 2015 UN Paris Climate Accords brought energy regulation's role in climate change to the international forefront. And even though...
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Researchers have found that even if fishers used the most efficient and sustainable known practices, they wouldn't generate enough revenue to maintain a living...
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Seagrasses help to buffer against climate change, but we are losing a soccer field size seagrass area every 30 minutes.
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Volcanic eruptions once caused mass extinctions in the oceans – could climate change do the same?
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Climate change damaging male fertility
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Tropical marine conservation needs to change as coral reefs decline
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New findings on ocean warming: Five questions answered
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Venice is flooded, but other cities are in much greater danger
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Insurance policy could save Earth's coral reefs
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These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change
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What is climate-ready infrastructure? Some cities are starting to adapt
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How a game can move people from climate apathy to action
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World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
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