Climate Change
60 percent of coffee varieties face 'extinction risk'  PHYS.ORG · 11 minutes
Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy,... more
Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?  SCIENCE DAILY · 46 minutes
If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. Not only could planting... more
Researchers set standards for models in biodiversity assessments  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Over the past 20 years, more than 6000 studies have used one of the most common classes of biodiversity modeling, species distribution models (SDMs). Over half of the studies using SDMs sought... more
Acclimation of methane emissions from rice paddy fields to straw addition  Science Magazine · 2 hours
Straw incorporation is a common long-term practice to improve soil fertility in croplands worldwide. However, straw amendments often increase methane (CH4) emissions from rice paddies, one... more
Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. more
Warning to Davos: world 'sleep-walking' into climate disaster  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change top the list of concerns for business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. more
Record-breaking ocean temperatures point to trends of global warming  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
An international team released 2018 ocean heat content observations in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on January 16, 2019. The newly available observations show that the year 2018 is the hottest... more
The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows,... more
Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland. A... more
The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Global warming is causing increasing damage in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows, in all regions... more
Sewers could help clean the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Sewage treatment—an unglamorous backbone of urban living—could offer a cost-effective way to combat climate change by flushing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. more
Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Nowhere has the impact of scientific misinformation been more profound than on the issue of climate change in the US, where a well-funded network has coalesced around the goal of undercutting the legitimacy of... more
Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge... more
Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a new study. more
Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches... more
Here's the 1 Way We Can Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Scary Report Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
How can humans limit catastrophic climate change? We can phase out fossil-fuel emitters — such as coal-burning power plants, jet-fuel-slurping planes and gas-thirsty automobiles... more
Differentiating summer and winter rainfall in South Asia around 4.2 ka climatic 'event'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change has the potential to have affected ancient civilizations by spurring migrations and changes in cropping strategies, and the¬se questions are... more
Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a... more
Scientists identify two new species of fungi in retreating Arctic glacier  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, just west of Greenland. more
Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions, Rutgers-led study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according... more
Central Texas salamanders, including newly identified species, at risk of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Biologists have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered. They also... more
Heating buildings leaves a huge carbon footprint, but there's a fix for it  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As winter weather sets in, the heat kicks on in New York City's approximately one million buildings. Most of these buildings' furnaces... more
Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a new study. Glaciologists additionally found... more
Fixing the environment: when solutions become problems  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a world where climate change, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, ozone depletion, and other environmental problems overlap, a fix in one arena can cause trouble in another. more
Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings... more
Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Just as the scientific community was reaching a consensus on the dangerous reality of climate change, the partisan divide on climate change began to widen. more
New mathematical model to save endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What does the blue whale have in common with the Bengal tiger and the green turtle? They share the risk of extinction and are classified as endangered species. There are multiple reasons for species... more
Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well.... more
Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well.... more
Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate... more
International focus on greenhouse gas monitoring satellites, sensors  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Greenhouse gas monitoring was a hot topic at the American Meteorological Society’s annual conference. International agencies shared plans for a... more
A $3 billion problem: Miami-Dade's septic tanks are already failing due to sea rise  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of septic tanks, and a new report reveals most are already malfunctioning—the smelly and unhealthy... more
Mapping the world's 'blue carbon' hot spots in coastal mangrove forests  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Human actions have boosted carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere to levels higher than any measured over the last 160,000 years. Rising concern over the risk... more
Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What do you picture when you think about climate change? Perhaps you see failing crops, rising sea levels or melting glaciers. But what about struggling small businesses? more
Fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of... more
For these birds, climate change spells a rise in fatal conflicts  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have found yet another way in which climate change has been detrimental to migrating birds. As European winters have become warmer, pied flycatchers traveling from... more
Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Study shows that deforestation, loss of biodiversity and economic damage done to communities living near dams have not been factored into the cost of these projects. Large dams... more
Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a... more
A 90,000-year record of Afromontane forest responses to climate change  Science Magazine · 6 days
Pollen records from African highlands are scarce; hence, the paleoecology of the Afromontane forest and its responses to glacial cycles are poorly known. Lake Bambili (Cameroon) provides a... more
Leafcutter ants emit as much nitrous oxide as wastewater treatment tanks  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Tropical forests are one of the largest natural sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), and a tiny insect may play a big role in... more
Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a... more
For these birds, climate change spells a rise in fatal conflicts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have found yet another way in which climate change has been detrimental to migrating birds. As European winters have become warmer, pied flycatchers traveling from... more
Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland's glaciers is significantly affected by subglacial weathering, a new study has found, shedding further light on the geochemistry of... more
Using drones to tackle climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists are using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests. more
Leafcutter ants emit as much N2O as wastewater treatment tanks  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Tropical forests are one of the largest natural sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), and a tiny insect may play a big role in how those... more
Two billion birds migrate over Gulf Coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study combining data from citizen scientists and weather radar stations is providing detailed insights into spring bird migration along the Gulf of Mexico and how these journeys may be affected by climate... more
Fearful conservatives and angry liberals process political information differently  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign's major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about... more
Study finds two billion birds migrate over Gulf Coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study combining data from citizen scientists and weather radar stations is providing detailed insights into spring bird migration along the Gulf of Mexico and how these journeys may... more
Guiding the way to a more sustainable energy future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report this October about what it would take to cap rising global temperatures at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Hitting this... more
Leafcutter ants emit as much N2O as wastewater treatment tanks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical forests are one of the largest natural sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), and a tiny insect may play a big role in how those... more
New research is using drones to tackle climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests. more
Future of planet-cooling tech: Study creates roadmap for geoengineering research  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions probably is not going to be sufficient for the planet to escape catastrophic damage from climate change, scientists say. more
Colorado's Lake Dillon is warming rapidly  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The surface waters of Lake Dillon, a mountain reservoir that supplies water to the the Denver area, have warmed by nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.5 degrees Celsius) in the last 35 years, which is twice the... more
Climate change: Effect on sperm could hold key to species extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the 1980s, increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves have contributed to more deaths than any other extreme weather event. The fingerprints of extreme events and climate... more
Should we say farewell to the Arctic's unique nature?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Temperatures are rising faster in the Arctic than any other place on Earth. If these changes continue, it is likely that the unique and diverse Arctic tundra will change into... more
Existentialism: A guiding philosophy for tackling climate change in cities?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The evidence of human-induced climate change is clear. At minimum, climate change will cost us dearly due to the economic impacts and lives lost from the increased frequency... more
Tackling greenhouse gases  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The images are ubiquitous: A coastal town decimated by another powerful hurricane, satellite images showing shrinking polar ice caps, a school of dead fish floating on the surface of warming waters, swaths of land burnt by an out-of-control wildfire. These... more
A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Due to a scarcity of data, most global estimates of ocean warming start only in the 1950s. However, a team of scientists... more
A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Over the past century, increased greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to an excess of energy in the Earth system. More than... more
Climate model uncertainties ripe to be squeezed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a new article. more
Tackling greenhouse gases  MIT · 1 week
Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing technologies that store, capture, convert, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. more
Climate model uncertainties ripe to be squeezed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The latest climate models and observations offer unprecedented opportunities to reduce the remaining uncertainties in future climate change, according to a paper published in Nature Climate Change by a team of 29 international authors. more
Climate warming experiment finds unexpected results  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical forests store about a third of Earth's carbon and about two-thirds of its above-ground biomass. Most climate change models predict that as the world warms, all of that biomass will decompose more quickly, which would... more
Video: Climate change—it (doesn't have to be) what's for dinner  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recent study led by researchers at UConn suggests that if Americans directed their food purchases away from meats and other animal proteins, they could help reduce greenhouse... more
Greenhouse Gasses: Causes, Sources and Environmental Effects  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Greenhouse gases are atmospheric gases that absorb infrared radiation and trap heat in the atmosphere. Increases in emissions of these gases are leading to climate change and global warming. more
Drop beef and save millions of lives, slash emissions: WEF  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Switching from beef to alternative proteins could save millions of lives and dramatically slash greenhouse gas emissions, the World Economic Forum said Thursday. more
How can we use the National Climate Assessment to prepare for climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every four years, the National Climate Assessment evaluates the state of climate science and the impact of climate change in the U.S.,... more
How climate change caused the world's first empire to collapse  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gol-e-Zard Cave lies in the shadow of Mount Damavand, which at more than 5,000 metres dominates the landscape of northern Iran. In this cave, stalagmites and stalactites are... more
Want to thwart climate change? Here are 8 steps you can take  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Now that the New Year's Eve party is over, it's time to lay off the balloons and glitter – both are scourges to the... more
Global-scale evaluation of role of soil minerals in carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One answer to our greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet: Soil scientists have found that minerals in soil can hold on to a significant amount... more
15-years of satellite imagery shows snow's comings and goings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Winter snows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains create the snowpacks that serve as a primary water source for the western U.S. Due to rising average temperatures, snowpacks in the Great... more
Leafcutter ant ‘compost piles’ produce potent greenhouse gases  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
On a per-square-meter basis, they emit as much nitrous oxide as a wastewater treatment plant more
Climate change takes toll on French oyster farmers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gulping down oysters has long been a favourite New Year's Eve ritual for the French, but as winters get warmer and summers get drier many growers worry there will soon be fewer... more
Minor Geomagnetic Storm Hits Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm hit the Earth on Friday, December 28, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our planet entered a stream of... more
Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
As human activities cause the Earth's temperature to increase, reliable, well-studied weather patterns like the Madden-Julian Oscillation will change too, say researchers. more
These nine measures reveal how forests are controlled by climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Instead of blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate, the vital signs for a forest are captured in key traits such as the amount of nitrogen in a tree's... more
Who is vulnerable to the impacts of tropical cyclones and why?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tropical cyclones, and the torrential rains and strong winds these storms bring along with them, threaten coastal communities around the world and are expected to increase... more
Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every month or two, a massive pulse of clouds, rainfall and wind moves eastward around the Earth near the equator, providing the tropics their famous thunderstorms. more
European wheat lacks climate resilience  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that current breeding programs and cultivar selection practices do not provide the needed resilience to climate change. more
Nations count cost of 2018 climate disasters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Climate change-induced disasters cost nations at least $100 billion in 2018, a watchdog said Thursday, warning the spate of deadly wildfires, floods and superstorms was "a shadow" of things to come if greenhouse gas... more
European wheat lacks climate resilience  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The climate is not only warming, it is also becoming more variable and extreme. Such unpredictable weather can weaken global food security if major crops such as wheat are not sufficiently resilient—and if we are not properly prepared. more
Hotter days will boost Chinese residential electric use  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study from Duke University and Fudan University in China is the first to estimate how much Chinese residential electricity consumption would increase due to climate change. It's a lot. more
Indonesia's angry 'Child of Krakatoa' rumbles on  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The volcano that triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia late Saturday emerged from the sea around the legendary Krakatoa 90 years ago and has been on a high-level eruption watchlist for the past decade. more
Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a cheque  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious damage to life... more
First detection of rain over the ocean by navigation satellites  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In order to analyse climate change or provide information on natural hazards, for example, it is important for researchers to gather knowledge about rain. Better knowledge of precipitation... more
Using climate information to protect vulnerable populations in Bangladesh  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
While traveling to Europe, Asia, and Africa as a graduate student, Melody Braun saw the effects that climate change was already having on vulnerable communities, and she realized that she... more
We discovered more about the honeybee 'wake-up call'—and it could help save them  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Worldwide honeybee populations are in peril – and it's a dire situation for humans. Threats from climate change, toxic pesticides, and disease... more
Study projects a dramatic increase in annual high-heat days in the U.S. Northeast by the century's end  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Long-term assessment of likely regional and local climate impacts is critical to enabling municipalities,... more
First detection of rain over the ocean by navigation satellites  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In order to analyse climate change or provide information about natural hazards, it is important to gather knowledge about the rain. Better knowledge of precipitation and its distribution... more
Dutch lawmakers pass ambitious law to reduce emissions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dutch lawmakers overwhelmingly approved ambitious new climate legislation Thursday that aims to drastically drive down emissions of greenhouse gases. more
A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's... more
A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's health. The article is the first comprehensive review of the associations between... more
New study first to predict which oil and gas wells are leaking methane  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Each year brings new research showing that oil and natural gas wells leak significant amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane. more
Climate change is putting wildlife at risk in the world's oldest lake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate change and human disturbance are putting wildlife in the world's oldest and deepest lake at risk, according to a new study by the... more
How climate change is affecting small Sierra Nevada lakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, are taking the temperature—and other measurements—of lakes of all sizes and shapes throughout the mountains of California to see how climate change is... more
Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Oceanographers have found that even slight levels of ocean oxygen loss, or deoxygenation, have big consequences for tiny marine organisms called zooplankton. more
Carbon labeling can reduce greenhouse gases even if it doesn't change consumer behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a new commentary piece published Dec. 18 in Nature Climate Change, Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and... more
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Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa
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Mapping the world's 'blue carbon' hot spots in coastal mangrove forests
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Climate change: Effect on sperm could hold key to species extinction
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Video: Climate change—it (doesn't have to be) what's for dinner
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We discovered more about the honeybee 'wake-up call'—and it could help save them
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