Climate Change
Peatlands trap CO2, even during droughts  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Scientists studied the two species of moss that make up the peatland. They discovered that in hot weather and drought conditions, one species resists, whereas the other is negatively impacted. In wet weather conditions the opposite... more
Youth activism is on the rise around the globe, says author  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Greta and Malala get the headlines, but for every young leader pictured on a magazine cover, thousands more are working tirelessly for causes like climate justice,... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilization, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers have isolated... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the... more
Is Western culture balancing on a tightrope between science and humanities?  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Pseudoscience is on the rise and so is the constant clamour of 'fake news.' Should we, therefore, be questioning the West's grip on rational, empirical evidence-based... more
Shark pups lose gains in stressed environments  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A prominent JCU shark researcher is part of an international team that found shark babies can't reach their physical peak if they're born into environments degraded by human-induced stressors, including climate change. more
Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
How do humans affect forest fires? An international team of researchers has now shown for a region in north-eastern Poland that forest fires increasingly occurred there after the end of... more
Shark pups lose gains in stressed environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists compared the growth and body condition of one species of shark in two different environments. They found larger shark pups on degraded reefs grow less and perform worse than smaller pups on pristine... more
A climate change curriculum to empower the climate strike generation  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
It's too late to protect them from it, so how do teachers tell children about climate change without scaring them? The good news is that young people are... more
Global warming makes it harder for birds to mate, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Porto (CIBIO-InBIO) shows how global warming could reduce the mating activity and success... more
Researchers: Loss of genetic variation means species are less adaptable to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Queen's University researcher Vicki Friesen (Biology) and former postdoctoral fellow Debbie Leigh are sounding the alarm over the increasing loss of the... more
New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
It's well known that the production of cement—the world's leading construction material—is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country,... more
Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in... more
Range of Valley fever expected to increase substantially, say UCI scientists  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions such as the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but scientists at the University of... more
To address hunger, many countries may have to increase carbon footprint  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food... more
To address hunger, many countries may have to increase carbon footprint  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food... more
Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause... more
Ecologist revives world's longest running succession study  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Ecologists have long tried to understand and anticipate the compositional change of plant species, especially now, as climate and land usage disrupts the way in which plants colonize and expand their communities. Called plant... more
New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement  MIT · 1 day
MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases. more
Climate change likely to accelerate spread of valley fever  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions like the southwestern United States and California's San Joaquin Valley, but a new study predicts climate change will cause the fungal... more
Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It's the first time this... more
Psychotherapist: What I've learned from listening to children talk about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Eco-anxiety is likely to affect more and more people as the climate destabilizes. Already, studies have found that 45% of children suffer lasting depression... more
'Climigration': When communities must move because of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change increasingly threatens communities all over the world. News of fires, floods and coastal erosion devastating lives and livelihoods seems almost constant. The latest fires in Queensland and New... more
Lower carbon dioxide emissions on the horizon for cement  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. As a key component of concrete, cement—and more specifically its production process—is a significant contributor to climate change. Every... more
How alpine ecosystems are responding to climate change: It all comes down to the soil  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Alpine flora is changing rapidly as a result of climate change. Soils are a vital but largely unexplored... more
Five climate change science misconceptions debunked  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years... more
Peatlands trap carbon dioxide, even during droughts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Although peatlands make up only 3 percent of the Earth's surface, they store one third of the soil carbon trapped in soils globally. Preserving peatlands is therefore of paramount importance for mitigating climate change,... more
We need more realistic experiments on the impact of climate change on ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because... more
Researchers call for more realistic experiments on the impact of climate change on ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The impact of climate change on ecosystems is still not fully understood. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not... more
Five climate change science misconceptions - debunked  nanowerk · 2 days
The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last... more
Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The fate of the world's coral reefs could depend on how well the sea creatures equip their offspring to cope with global warming. more
Subterranean blaze: Indonesia struggles to douse undergound fires  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousands of Indonesian firefighters are locked in an around-the-clock game of Whack-a-Mole as they battle to extinguish an invisible enemy—underground fires that aggravate global warming. more
Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fires blamed for... more
Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Speaking against a backdrop of two soaring, snow-capped volcanoes, Asuncion Diaz explains his fight to save the original poblano chile, one of the most important ingredients in Mexican... more
Land restoration in Latin America shows big potential for climate change mitigation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Land restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean is picking up pace and scaling up projects will help the region meet its pledges under... more
Climate change is hurting Philadelphians' health, and the worst is yet to come  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The day they found Lee Odgers, it was so hot that the wax candles inside her Northeast Philadelphia apartment had started to... more
Green with rage: Women climate change leaders face online attacks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Women leaders who support climate action are being attacked online with increasing regularity. These attacks should be viewed as a problem not only for the planet, but also... more
'Demon oil' on the defensive over climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
At the dawn of an era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, driven by human impact on the planet, the energy industry's four-yearly gathering was forced onto the defensive on climate change. more
Forest fires destroying vital buffer against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming. more
Network of leading forest restoration experts features new website  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As tropical forests around the world go up in smoke, the urgent need to stop deforestation is a growing global concern. Halting deforestation, reducing forest degradation, and protecting intact forests... more
Studying human health at 5100 meters, and playing hide and seek with rats  Science Magazine · 5 days
In La Rinconada, Peru, a town 5100 meters up in the Peruvian Andes, residents get by breathing air with 50% less oxygen... more
In the world’s highest city, a lack of oxygen ravages the body  Science Magazine · 5 days
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Above- and belowground linkages shape responses of mountain vegetation to climate change  Science Magazine · 5 days
Upward shifts of mountain vegetation lag behind rates of climate warming, partly related to interconnected changes belowground. Here, we unravel above- and belowground linkages... more
Climate change in the Southern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On its mission "SouthTRAC," the German research aircraft HALO will investigate the southern atmosphere and its effects on climate change in September and November 2019. Researchers from Goethe University will also be on board. more
Fossil fuel emissions impact Arctic snow chemistry, scientists find  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Perennial sea ice is rapidly melting in the Arctic, clearing the way for new shipping routes and fossil fuel extraction. This increased activity could have unexpected impacts on the natural... more
Gloomy forecast for the Aletsch Glacier  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The largest glacier in the Alps is visibly suffering the effects of global warming. ETH researchers have now calculated how much of the Aletsch Glacier will still be visible by the end of the century. In... more
Global warming may threaten availability of essential brain-building fatty acid  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 fatty acid, according to a study in the journal... more
Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on... more
Global warming may threaten availability of essential brain-building fatty acid  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 fatty acid, according to a study. more
A precise chemical fingerprint of the Amazon  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
This novel drone-based chemical monitoring system tracks the health of the Amazon in the face of global climate change and human-caused deforestation and burning. more
Topography could save sensitive saguaros as climate changes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The iconic saguaros on Tumamoc Hill served as harbingers in new research which sought to predict how the desert species will fare in the hotter, drier climate of the future and how... more
A precise chemical fingerprint of the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In 2017, Scot Martin, the Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), envisioned a novel drone-based chemical monitoring system to... more
Topography could save sensitive saguaros as climate changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
By studying nearly five decades of data on more than 5,800 saguaros dotting Tumamoc Hill, researchers found that small variations in the hill's topography might buffer saguaro populations from the impacts of... more
Climate change may cut soil's ability to absorb water  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to... more
Decadal-scale shifts in soil hydraulic properties as induced by altered precipitation  Science Magazine · 6 days
Soil hydraulic properties influence the partitioning of rainfall into infiltration versus runoff, determine plant-available water, and constrain evapotranspiration. Although rapid changes in soil hydraulic properties from... more
Soils could be affected by climate change, impacting water and food  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. more
Climate change is bringing a new world of Australian bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Spring has barely arrived, and bushfires are burning across Australia's eastern seaboard. More than 50 fires are currently burning in New South Wales, and some 15,000 hectares have burned in... more
Ocean warming is changing the relationship coastal communities have with the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate change has made record-breaking heatwaves all the more likely, both on land and beneath the ocean's surface. As the world's ocean sucks up... more
Western Siberian rivers and lakes emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Warmer climate and thawing of permafrost increase greenhouse gas emissions from West Siberian rivers and lakes. This is shown by Svetlana Serikova in her dissertation, which... more
Expert discusses proposed rollback of key climate change regulations  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Trump administration is planning to roll back several key climate-change regulations from previous administrations, including ones requiring reduced methane emissions, much stricter fuel efficiency/vehicle pollution standards, and energy-efficient light... more
Satellite data record shows climate change's impact on fires  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it's the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its... more
Satellite data record shows climate change's impact on fires  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"Hot and dry" are the watchwords for large fires. In just seconds, a spark in hot and dry conditions can set off an inferno consuming thick, dried-out vegetation and almost... more
How salamanders harness limb regeneration to buffer selves from climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have shown for the first time that salamanders inhabiting the Southern Appalachian Mountains use temperature rather than humidity as the best cue to anticipate changes... more
Tides don't always flush water out to sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In Willapa Bay in Washington state, scientists discovered that water washing over tidal flats during high tides is largely the same water that washed over them during the previous high tide. This... more
Microorganisms reduce methane release from the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Next to CO2, methane is the greenhouse gas that contributes most to the man-made greenhouse effect. Of the methane sources caused by human activity, rice fields and cattle are among the most important. Furthermore,... more
Study shows how salamanders harness limb regeneration to buffer selves from climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Looking like a cross between a frog and a lizard, the gray cheek salamander has thin, smooth skin and no lungs. The... more
Amazon employees step up pressure on climate issues, plan walkout Sept. 20  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of Amazon employees pressuring the company to take meaningful action to slow climate change revealed plans Monday for a walkout Sept. 20... more
Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: Costs multiply in tropical cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Some 60% of the planet's expected urban area by 2030 is yet to be built. This forecast highlights how rapidly the world's people are... more
Violence and racism shape views of environmental issues  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said, "real problems" such as violence and racism that are perceived as more immediate... more
Plastics, fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2? They're working on it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture... more
Experts say adapting to climate change can pay off manifold  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of leaders from business, politics and science called Monday for a massive investment in adapting to climate change over the next decade, arguing it would reap... more
World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against destructive climate change impacts already in the pipeline or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission led by... more
Warm on top, cold below: Unexpected greenhouse gas effect in lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research team has examined how the ongoing climate warming affects the 'behavior' of lakes. The researchers found out why, in near-bottom waters, lakes may even... more
UN sounds alarm over climate change's impact on human rights  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the UN warned Monday, urging... more
Warm on top, cold below: Uexpected greenhouse gas effect in lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research team led by the University of Basel and the Université de Montréal examined how the ongoing climate warming affects the "behavior" of lakes. The... more
The new gene technology makes it easier to characterize phytoplankton assemblages  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Unicellular microorganisms are the most abundant form of life on Earth in terms of quantity and variety. In the doctoral dissertation under review at the University... more
Opinion: Earth Has Survived Extinctions Before, It's Humans Who Are Fragile  NPR · 1 week
Earth has experienced cataclysmic life-destroying events before. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what this means for humans in the midst of climate change. more
Climate change water variability hurts salamander populations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research from the University of Montana suggests that streamflow variability brought on by climate change will negatively affect the survival of salamanders. more
Climate change water variability hurts salamander populations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research suggests that streamflow variability brought on by climate change will negatively affect the survival of salamanders. more
Tiny airborne particles from wildfires have climate change implications  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Wildfires are widespread across the globe. They occur in places wherever plants are abundant -- such as the raging fires currently burning in the Brazilian Amazon. Such biomass burning (BB)... more
Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research suggests that while some loggerheads will suffer from the effects of a changing climate, populations in certain nesting areas could stand to reap important... more
New climate model for the IPCC  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute now, for the first time, feed the results from their global models directly into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change database. The data is particularly interesting because the underlying model,... more
How climate change is driving emigration from Central America  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Clouds of dust rose behind the wheels of the pickup truck as we hurtled over the back road in Palo Verde, El Salvador. When we got to the stone-paved part... more
Tiny airborne particles from wildfires have climate change implications  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Wildfires are widespread across the globe. They occur in places wherever plants are abundant—such as the raging fires currently burning in the Brazilian Amazon. Such biomass burning (BB) can be... more
Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds. more
Breakdown in coral spawning places species at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. But due to climate change and other human stressors, reef-building corals that reproduce by means... more
Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An overwhelming scientific consensus affirms that for thousands of species across the globe, climate change is an immediate and existential threat. more
Climate targets should be set on warming potential not emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate researchers at the University of Oxford say a new metric that demonstrates how different greenhouse gases warm the Earth's atmosphere over time will enable countries to create... more
Climate change, poverty and human rights: An emergency without precedent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Dorian has devastated communities in the Bahamas, putting the human dimensions of climate change at the forefront of the news as the world grapples with the ongoing... more
Making California's water supply resilient  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As with the stock market, climate change requires a diversified portfolio of solutions. California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed an executive order to develop a comprehensive strategy for making the state's water system climate-resilient. The order calls for... more
Coastal infrastructure urgently needs a rethink, marine ecologists say  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UNSW scientists have released a world-first framework for guiding the building and management of coastal infrastructure at a global scale. It is hoped that the framework—published today in journal BioScience—will... more
Trump administration pulls plug on energy-efficient bulb rules  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday issued a new rule reversing a requirement for all new light bulbs to be energy-efficient by 2020, a move welcomed by industry but strongly criticized by climate... more
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers to manipulate how much of these important greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere. A new study... more
Natural ways of cooling cities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have been researching the effect of precipitation and population size on rising temperatures in cities compared with the surrounding countryside. They have found that more green spaces can help to lower temperatures in urban zones -- but... more
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