Climate Change
Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Scientists explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate change. more
New perspective on changing travel conditions in Arctic communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study. more
Key discovery on how alpine streams work  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new study has showed that until now, scientists have been substantially underestimating how quickly gases are exchanged between mountain streams and the atmosphere. Based on research in the Swiss cantons of Vaud and... more
Rising global shipping traffic could lead to surge in invasive species  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study. The... more
Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. more
Uncertain projections help to reveal the truth about future climate change  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A team of four scientists from the US and the UK explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future... more
New perspective on changing travel conditions in Arctic communities  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study. more
Microbes can grow on nitric oxide  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO. Their results change our view of the earth's nitrogen cycle and how microorganisms regulate the... more
Microbes can grow on nitric oxide  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Nitric oxide is a fascinating and versatile molecule, important for all living things as well as our environment. It is highly reactive and toxic; it is used as a signaling molecule; it depletes the ozone layer... more
Mutually-assured destruction in heated coral-algae war  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Global warming and acidifying oceans are creating an intense competition between coral and algae that both are set to lose. more
Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. more
Receding Chilean glacier a sign of accelerating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the space of just two weeks, two large icebergs broke off the Grey Glacier in Chilean Patagonia—a sign of accelerating climate change, experts say. more
Make love, not CO2: Students worldwide demand climate action  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media are skipping class to protest what they see as the... more
NASA's Greenland mission still surprises in year four  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Only seven months after NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission wrapped its last field campaign on the world's largest island, an OMG crew is back in Greenland to collect more data. With... more
New view of the world could create unlimited sustainable resources  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pioneering predictor tool developed by the University of Sheffield will give scientists an alternative way to visualise the world and help to forecast the impact of climate... more
As climate continues to warm, study finds several barriers to northward tree migration  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Extensive land development, invasive species and too many deer may make it difficult for tree migration to keep pace with climate change... more
Ocean sink for man-made CO2 measured  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international research project led by scientists from ETH Zurich has determined the amount of man-made CO2 emissions taken up by the ocean between 1994 and 2007. Not all of the CO2 generated during the combustion... more
The terror of climate change is transforming young people's identity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today, at least 50 rallies planned across Australia are expected to draw thousands of students who are walking out of school to protest climate change inaction. more
'No Planet B': Global youth demo for climate kicks off  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Thousands of young people marched through cities in Asia Friday, kicking off a global day of student protests that aims to spark world leaders into action on climate... more
Using Thoreau, scientists measure the impact of climate change on wildflowers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study published in Ecology Letters is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau—19th-century American naturalist, social reformer, and philosopher—to explore the effects of climate... more
Using Thoreau, scientists measure the impact of climate change on wildflowers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau -- 19th-century American naturalist, social reformer, and philosopher -- to explore the effects of climate... more
NYC mayor: Extend shoreline to protect city from storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by... more
Billions pledged to halt Africa's forest loss  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With the world's forests increasingly under threat from climate change and logging, leaders and top bank chiefs pledged billions on Thursday to help reverse the steep decline in Africa's woodland areas. more
A warning for wine-lovers: Climate change is messing with your favourite tipple's timing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
While the much-derided "latte set" are stereotyped as the biggest worriers about climate change, it's the chardonnay crowd who are acutely feeling... more
Students striking for climate action are showing the exact skills employers look for  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On March 15 2019 thousands of students across Australia will skip school and join the global strike for climate action. This is... more
Scientists crack genome of superfood seaweed, ito-mozuku  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Along the tropical coastline of Okinawa, Japan, farmers raise rows of delectable seaweed and harvest thousands of tons of the crop each year. Unfortunately, scientists predict that pollution and rising ocean temperatures will blunt... more
How pollution and greenhouse gases affect the climate in the Sahel  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Over the last decade many countries in the Sahel region—the semi-arid southern edge of the Sahara that stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia—have been embroiled in conflict.... more
Students worldwide are striking to demand action on climate change  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
On March 15, students are set to attend more than 1,000 events to demand that governments do more to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. more
Book examines connection between gender and cooking energy in Sub-Saharan Africa  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Providing energy for home use, especially for cooking food and heating living spaces, without contributing to climate change demands creativity and perseverance. more
Climate change could devastate painted turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that has temperature-dependent sex determination. A scientist is sounding the alarm about the painted turtle's future in a new study. more
How marine snow cools the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from 'marine snow' have helped regulate Earth's temperature over 120 million years. Researchers also warn that global warming could result in the release of some of that carbon... more
Can smarter forest buffer strips along streams help to mitigate climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Forests are important components of the global climate system, taking up large amounts of carbon. Yet, part of this carbon is lost to inland... more
Potential impacts of future heat waves on humans and wildlife  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Climate change is often talked about in terms of averages, like the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit the Earth's temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius.... more
Study reviews the potential impacts of future heat waves on humans and wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Climate change is often talked about in terms of averages—like the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit the Earth's temperature... more
Climate change limits forest recovery after wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
New research suggests climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, which could contribute to abrupt forest loss. more
Climate Change: Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A new study shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in... more
Study clarifies U.S. beef's resource use and greenhouse gas emissions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. more
Big storm clusters are on the increase – what this means for hurricane hotspots  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, global warming and violent storms: the effects of climate change are well documented. But a... more
Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public... more
Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An Iowa State University biologist is sounding the alarm for the painted turtle, one of many reptiles for which climate change could prove particularly threatening. more
Improved hybrid models for multi-step wind speed forecasting  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
To mitigate global warming by reducing emissions, wind is widely expected to become an alternative source of energy. Wind power generation uses the surface atmosphere, where movement blows the wind turbine to... more
Can we tweak marine chemistry to help stave off climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The world's nations are nowhere near to meeting the global Paris Agreement's goals on climate change of holding global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius compared... more
How to neutralise your greenhouse gas footprint  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
With time running out for us to make deep reductions in greenhouse emissions, you may well be wondering what you personally can do to minimise your own greenhouse footprint. more
Low elevation forests finding it more difficult to regrow after fires due to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of researchers from the University of Montana, the University of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service... more
Raw materials behind half of global emissions: UN  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered in Kenya to find ways to rein... more
Messages of stewardship affect Christians' attitudes about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Christians' attitudes toward the environment and climate change are shaped by whether they hold a view of humans as having stewardship of the Earth or dominion over the planet, and... more
Rainfall changes for key crops predicted even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Even if humans radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions soon, important crop-growing regions of the world can expect changes to rainfall patterns by 2040. In... more
Few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new comprehensive study of climate change has painted over 5 million pictures of humanity's potential future, and few foretell an Earth that has not severely warmed. But... more
Few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action, according to study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new comprehensive study of climate change has painted over 5 million pictures of humanity's potential future, and few foretell an Earth... more
Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One of the key misconceptions about solar geoengineering—putting aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and reduce global warming—is that it could be used as a fix-all to reverse global warming trends and bring... more
Novel insect vectors and host trees harbor Dutch elm disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the University of Krakow have revealed novel and unexpected insect vectors and host trees for the Dutch elm disease,... more
Researchers discover new nitrogen source in Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential element nitrogen newly available in the Arctic Ocean. The microbial process of "nitrogen fixation" converts the element into a... more
New nitrogen source in Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential element nitrogen newly available in the Arctic Ocean. The microbial process of 'nitrogen fixation' converts the element into a form that organisms can... more
Carbon dioxide mineralization in geologically common rocks for carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Humanity needs to improve when it comes to reducing carbon emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. If the world is to meet the IPCC's minimum... more
Echoes of 2008: Could climate change spark a global financial crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The dire climate change situation continues to make headlines and inspire actions like the Sunrise Movement. more
Australian climate tool identifies end of winter by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Academics from the School of Art & Design have teamed up with colleagues from the ANU Climate Change Institute on a design project, which takes existing data and communicates the... more
New observations for the new economy  ESA · 2 weeks
We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects... more
The deep Southern Ocean is key to more intense ice ages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Over the last million years, ice ages have intensified and lengthened. According to a study led by the University of Bern, this previously unexplained climate transition... more
Shifting away from coal is key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy... more
Vast record of past climate fluctuations now available thanks to laser imaging of shells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international team has developed newly refined techniques for obtaining past climate data from mollusc shells. Mollusc shells are abundant... more
The 'Green New Deal' contradiction – it may actually boost carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Green New Deal has broadened imaginations worldwide on the subject of climate change, encouraging people to consider what action to tackle it could... more
Glacier 'tree rings' could hold clues for planet's future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Buried in the ice of Antarctica are records of what Earth looked like 130,000 years ago, when the glaciers last melted—and what it might look like again as global warming... more
Messages of stewardship affect Christians' attitudes about climate change, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Christians' attitudes toward the environment and climate change are shaped by whether they hold a view of humans as having stewardship of the Earth or dominion... more
Sea ice plays pacemaker role in abrupt climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study looking at variations in past sea ice cover in the Norwegian Sea found the shrinkage and growth of ice was instrumental in several abrupt climate changes between... more
Migrating snowline plays outsized role in setting pace of Greenland ice melt  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Meltwater from Greenland's ice sheet is a leading contributor to global sea level rise, and a new study shows that an underappreciated factor --... more
Dinosaurs Were Unaffected by Climate Change, Flourished before Asteroid Strike, Paleontologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists largely agree that the Chicxulub asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity in India’s Deccan Traps, wiped out non-avian dinosaurs (all dinosaurs... more
Migrating snowline plays outsized role in setting pace of Greenland ice melt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a finding that may help scientists better predict sea-level rise in a warming world, Brown University researchers have found an underappreciated factor that... more
Sea ice variability in the southern Norwegian Sea during glacial Dansgaard-Oeschger climate cycles  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The last glacial period was marked by pronounced millennial-scale variability in ocean circulation and global climate. Shifts in sea ice cover within... more
As sea level rises, wetlands crank up their carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some wetlands perform better under pressure. A new study revealed that when faced with sea-level rise, coastal wetlands respond by burying even more carbon in their soils. more
As sea level rises, wetlands crank up their carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Some wetlands perform better under pressure. A new study revealed that when faced with sea-level rise, coastal wetlands respond by burying even more carbon in their soils. more
Climate-driven evolution in trees alters their ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study published in Global Change Biology and coauthored by researchers from UT, explores how climate, evolution, plants, and soils are linked. The research is the first to show how climate-driven evolution in... more
The secret behind maximum plant height—water  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Physiological coordination between plant height and xylem hydraulic traits is aligned with habitat water availability across Earth's terrestrial biomes, according to a new study. Ecologists from the South China Botanical Garden (SCBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences,... more
Is climate change already making hurricanes stronger?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists generally agree that, by the year 2100, climate change will most likely make hurricanes stronger. But what about the hurricanes of this year and next—is climate change already worsening those? The science is... more
US remains stagnant in climate change vulnerability and readiness, new data show  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For the fourth year in a row, the United States has ranked 15th in the University of Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Country... more
Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive,... more
Wildfire risk in California no longer coupled to winter precipitation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Wet winters no longer predict possible relief from severe wildfires for California. Now, fuel buildup from decades of fire suppression in the 20th century plus rising temperatures from... more
Disappearing rice fields threaten more global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
All over China, a huge change has been taking place without any of us noticing. Rice paddies have been (and are being) converted at an astonishing rate into aquaculture ponds to produce more protein... more
Climate change is leading to unpredictable ecosystem disruption for migratory birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in as little as four... more
Ancient Mars Had Planet-Wide Groundwater System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Observations by ESA’s Mars Express orbiter show evidence of an ancient planet-wide groundwater system on the Red Planet. “Early Mars was a watery world,... more
The expanding universe of methane metabolisms in archaea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Billions of years ago, methane-producing archaea likely played a key role in determining the composition of the Earth's atmosphere and... more
Study: Climate change is leading to unpredictable ecosystem disruption for migratory birds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in... more
Predicting global spread of mosquitoes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses like yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya are rising around the world. Climate change has created conditions favorable to mosquitoes' spread, but so have human travel and migration and accelerating urbanization, creating new mini-habitats... more
New key players in the methane cycle  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Methane is not only a powerful greenhouse gas, but also a source of energy. Microorganisms therefore use it for their metabolism. They do so much more frequently and in more ways than was previously... more
Forecasting mosquitoes' global spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New prediction models factoring in climate, urbanization and human travel and migration offer insight into the recent spread of two key disease-spreading mosquitoes -- Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The models forecast that by 2050, 49 percent of the world's... more
Thousands of tiny quakes shake Antarctic ice at night  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists placed seismometers on the McMurdo Ice Shelf and recorded hundreds of thousands of tiny 'ice quakes' that appear to be caused by pools of partially melted ice expanding and... more
Methane and ozone data products from Copernicus Sentinel-5P  ESA · 2 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission has been used to produce global maps of two atmospheric gases responsible for making our world... more
New key players in the methane cycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is not only a powerful greenhouse gas, but also a source of energy. Microorganisms therefore use it for their metabolism. They do so much more frequently and in more ways than was previously... more
How Australia can be a carbon-neutral nation by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Strong action on climate change is vital if Australia is to thrive in the future. Lack of consensus on climate policy over the past two decades has cost us dearly.... more
Researchers study the adaptive processes of fruit flies in a controlled laboratory setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Not just since climate change has it been of enormous interest to understand how populations adapt to new environmental conditions. more
Tree rings tell climate stories that technology can't  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study shows how information revealed by a new method of analyzing tree rings matches the story told by more high-tech equipment over the short-term. Because trees are long-lived, looking back... more
Science vessel for ocean mission arrives in Seychelles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The science vessel of British-based Nekton Mission arrived in the Seychelles on Friday to begin the first stage of a multi-year mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean and document... more
Atmospheric scientists offer climate change clues in new studies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two new studies authored by atmospheric scientists at UAlbany and published in Nature Communications may offer us clues for future climate change projections. more
Climate change: Narrate a history beyond the 'triumph of humanity' to find imaginative solutions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One reason why people find it difficult to think about climate change and the future may be their understanding of... more
Utilities have little financial incentive to plug methane leaks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Natural gas distribution firms lack incentives to reduce methane leaks, which contribute to climate change, a new University of Michigan study shows. more
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