Climate Change
Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. more
Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Control of anthropogenic emissions can improve water quality in coastal seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study highlights the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion, not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
What can we learn from COVID-19 to help with climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Today, the Covid-19 pandemic is all anyone can talk about. Societies around the world are coming to a standstill, and concern for most matters other than... more
Researchers create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ending global environmental crises such as climate change and slowing the growing number of extinctions of plant and animal species will require radical solutions that could take centuries to implement. Meanwhile, the... more
How stable is deep ocean circulation in warmer climate?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe - a scenario that has... more
How stable is deep ocean circulation in warmer climate?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe—a scenario that has occurred during... more
As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Since pre-industrial times, the world's oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report that those rising temperatures have led to widespread changes... more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased CO2 level  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees:... more
Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study. Longer ice-free periods contribute... more
Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study by scientists in Finland... more
Great Barrier Reef suffers mass coral bleaching event  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered "very widespread" damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years, authorities said Thursday. more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased carbon dioxide level  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change... more
Global supply chains as a way to curb carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The coronavirus outbreak raised everyone's awareness of the significance of global supply chains to modern economies. But global supply chains also play an important role in greenhouse gas... more
Plants and animals aren't so different when it comes to climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study reveals that plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, which may help explain how... more
COVID-19: Economic slowdown doesn't stop climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic have reduced economic activity and led to localized improvements in air quality. But it is too early to assess the implications for concentrations of greenhouse gases which are... more
Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Some common strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of concrete production could have unintended consequences for local air pollution and related health damages, according to a new study. more
New 3-D view of methane tracks sources  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA's new 3-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world's second largest contributor to greenhouse warming, the diversity of sources on the ground, and the behavior of the gas as it moves through the... more
A new tool for identifying climate-adaptive coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate change is threatening the world's coral reefs, and saving them all will prove impossible. A team from EPFL has developed a method for identifying corals with the greatest adaptive potential to... more
Simple framework helps future ocean studies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A range of information is collated through a simple framework that will help marine scientists to design more accurate experiments that will better help them understand the projected impact of global warming on marine life. more
Glacier loss likely to continue with ongoing effects of climate change, possible impact from bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and NIWA scientists are exploring the ongoing effects of climate change, including... more
Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation  ABC NEWS · 6 days
America's young people have grown up with school shootings, social media pressures, climate change and terror attacks more
Epigenetic inheritance: A silver bullet against climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The rapid pace of climate change threatens all living species. An international team of researchers has demonstrated that fish living in the Baltic Sea evolve using epigenetic mechanisms, yet to a lesser... more
Epigenetic inheritance: A 'silver bullet' against climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The current pace of climate change exceeds historical events by 1-2 orders of magnitude, which will make it hard for organisms and ecosystems to adapt. For a long time, it has been... more
Living under pressure: Lessons from the cradle of life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Deep sea alkaline hydrothermal vents have been theorized to be a place where life could have originated. The elevated temperature, alkaline pH, and unique vent action concentrate minerals and create... more
Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A previously unknown significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems—and concerned about what it may mean... more
The right dose of geoengineering could reduce climate change risks, study says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering is the idea that adding a layer of aerosol particles to the upper atmosphere can reduce climate changes caused by greenhouse... more
The uncertain future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet  Science Magazine · 1 week
The Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing mass at an accelerating pace, and ice loss will likely continue over the coming decades and centuries. Some regions of the ice sheet may reach a... more
Observing phytoplankton via satellite  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects of global warming... more
Observing phytoplankton via satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers at the AWI can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects... more
How to spot bogus science stories and read the news like a scientist  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When fake news, misreporting and alternative facts are everywhere, reading the news can be a challenge. Not only is there plenty of... more
Tracking data used to identify biodiversity hot spots in Southern Ocean ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica face growing threats from climate change and fishing pressure, but identifying areas in need of protection is... more
Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today's... more
New species of sawsharks found in West Indian Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two new species of sawsharks discovered in the West Indian Ocean reinforces how much we still don't know about life in the ocean and the impact climate change is having... more
Brand new shark(s), doo doo, doo doo doo doo  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two new species of sawsharks discovered in the West Indian Ocean reinforces how much we still don't know about life in the ocean and the impact climate change is having... more
Global warming influence on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Analysis shows global warming is intensifying the occurrence of unprecedented hot spells and downpours faster than predicted by historical trends. more
Greenland shed ice at unprecedented rate in 2019; Antarctica continues to lose mass  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists describe Greenland's loss of 600 billion tons of ice in the summer of 2019, raising global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters... more
Past warming trend constrains future warming in CMIP6 models  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Future global warming estimates have been similar across past assessments, but several climate models of the latest Sixth Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) simulate much stronger warming, apparently inconsistent with... more
Warming seas: Climate change's toll on tropical fish  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2016, ocean temperatures soared, devastating the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. As the frequency, duration and magnitude of these marine heatwaves increases due to human-induced climate change, scientists have yet... more
Global warming influence on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new Stanford study reveals that a common scientific approach of predicting the likelihood of future extreme weather events by analyzing how frequently they occurred in... more
Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How we farm can guard against climate change and protect critical wildlife—but only if we leave single-crop farms in the dust, according to a new Stanford study. more
Greenland shed ice at unprecedented rate in 2019; Antarctica continues to lose mass  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the exceptionally warm Arctic summer of 2019, Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice, enough to raise global sea levels by... more
Closing the carbon cycle to stop climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An excessive amount of carbon dioxide is the main cause of climate change. One of the best approaches is to capture and convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel such as methane. On... more
Growing stem cells for deep space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth's magnetosphere protects us from the most harmful cosmic rays that bombard our planet but beyond this natural shield, astronauts are subjected to radiation that is a hundred times more than at sea level. more
Birds are the 'canaries in the climate-change coal mine'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A bird study led by the Australian National University (ANU) provides new understanding of the ways birds and mammals respond to a rapidly warming world. more
Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2016, scientists at MIT and elsewhere observed the first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer. This environmental milestone was the result of decades of concerted effort by... more
Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected  MIT · 2 weeks
Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change. more
Dams in the upper Mekong River modify nutrient bioavailability downstream  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The number of hydropower dams has increased dramatically in the last 100 years for energy supply, climate change mitigation, and economic development. However, recent studies have overwhelmingly stressed... more
How horses can save the permafrost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Permafrost soils in the Arctic are thawing. As they do, large, additional quantities of greenhouse gases could be released, accelerating climate change. In Russia, experiments are now being conducted in which herds of horses, bison and... more
How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that of the global financial crisis in 2008.... more
Improving aquaculture and identifying impact of climate change by researching crab molting  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The exoskeleton of a crab provides many benefits for the animal, including structural support and protection from predators and injury. The downside of having... more
Giant clam shells: Unprecedented natural archives for paleoweather  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Paleoclimate research offers an overview of Earth's climate change over the past 65 million years or longer and helps to improve our understanding of the Earth's climate systems. more
New research first to relate Antarctic sea ice melt to weather change in tropics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Arctic and Antarctic ice loss will account for about one-fifth of the warming that is projected to happen in the... more
Fight climate change like it's World War III: 4 potent weapons to deploy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 1896 Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius explored whether Earth's temperatures were influenced by the presence of heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere. He... more
New study: Climate change will affect the abundance of common boreal plants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recently published study predicts that understory species of boreal forests will migrate northwards, following the pace of global change. Southern species may become... more
Food systems are fodder for curbing cities' environmental impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Focusing on urbanization as a key driver of environmental change in the 21st century, researchers have created a framework to understand and compare cities' food systems and their effects on... more
Food systems are fodder for curbing cities' environmental impacts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Focusing on urbanization as a key driver of environmental change in the 21st century, researchers at Princeton University have created a framework to understand and compare cities' food systems and... more
How plants sound the alarm about danger  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Just like humans and other animals, plants have hormones. One role of plant hormones is to perceive trouble and then signal to the rest of the plant to respond. A multicenter team is reporting... more
Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions,... more
Computer model solves mystery of how gas bubbles build big methane hydrate deposits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research has explained an important mystery about natural gas hydrate formations and, in doing so, advanced scientists' understanding of how gas... more
Computer model solves mystery of how gas bubbles build big methane hydrate deposits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research from The University of Texas at Austin has explained an important mystery about natural gas hydrate formations and, in doing... more
Ocean acidification impacts oysters' memory of environmental stress  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acidic and shifting the delicate balance that supports marine life. How species will cope with ocean acidification and the other consequences of... more
Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions,... more
Small climate change effects can be the most obvious  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Relatively small changes to the climate in some parts of the world can be more obvious than larger changes elsewhere, according to a new study. more
Why Canada should drop its net-zero pledge to cut carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At the climate summit held in Paris in December 2015, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to reducing Canadian emissions of greenhouse gases (most... more
Study examines environmental footprint of California dairy cows over 50 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Producing a liter of milk in California emits less greenhouse gas and uses less land and water than it did in 1964, according to a recent... more
Polarization of climate change news is no hoax  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Concern about the politicization of climate change news is not new, but coverage of the issue over the last three decades has shifted. more
New technique for measuring greenhouse gas production from thawing permafrost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A research team led by McGill University geochemist Peter Douglas has used a new method for measuring the rate at which methane is produced by microbes breaking down... more
Six-fold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some... more
Warming mountaintops put snake at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Climate change is a key factor contributing to the likely extinction of the Greek Meadow Viper, a new study has found. more
New flood damage framework helps planners prepare for sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists agree that sea levels will continue to rise this century, but projections beyond 2050 are much more uncertain regarding exactly how much higher ocean levels will be... more
Melting glaciers will challenge some salmon populations and benefit others  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new Simon Fraser University-led study looking at the effects that glacier retreat will have on western North American Pacific salmon predicts that while some salmon populations may... more
Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected  ESA · 3 weeks
According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in... more
Acacia bushlands prevent climate warming in Eastern Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Changes to the vegetation cover of land surfaces constitutes the biggest cause of increasing carbon dioxide emissions after the use of fossil fuels. Particularly in Africa, forests and bushland are continuously cleared... more
Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Transformative actions implemented by cities to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change may be hindered by political struggles for municipal power. This is clear from a study developed... more
Crocs' better parenting skills could make them more resilient to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The ability of crocodiles to survive mass extinctions could be in part due to their more hands-on approach to parenting, say scientists at the... more
Major Greenland glacier collapse 90 years ago linked to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ninety years ago there were no satellites to detect changes in Greenland's coastal glaciers, but a new study combining historical photos with evidence from ocean sediments... more
Even concerned consumers don't know which food choices have the lowest climate impact  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The energy used to grow, process, package and transport food accounts for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But not... more
It's official: The last five years were the warmest ever recorded  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The World Meteorological Organisation today published a definitive climate report card showing concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise, and the last five years were the... more
Climate change could threaten sea snails in mid-Atlantic waters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Climate change could threaten the survival and development of common whelk—a type of sea snail—in the mid-Atlantic region, according to a study led by scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. more
Climate change, urbanization expected to cause an increase in groundwater organic carbon  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
More than half of the world's population faces a looming threat to the quality and availability of their drinking water because climate change and... more
UN chief says drop in emissions from virus will not solve climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that while the global outbreak of coronavirus may have caused a temporary drop in emissions... more
Natural contaminant threat to drinking water from groundwater  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than half of the world's population faces a looming threat to the quality and availability of their drinking water because climate change and urbanisation are expected to cause an increase in... more
Study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness globally  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The economic and ecological impact of nature on humans have long been established with prevalent environmental issues such as climate change and over-exploitation of natural resources being the... more
Paleontologists discover solid evidence of formerly elusive abrupt sea-level jump  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Meltwater pulses (MWPs) known as abrupt sea-level rise due to injection of melt water are of particular interests to scientists to investigate the interactions between climatic, oceanic and... more
Paleontologists discover solid evidence of formerly elusive abrupt sea-level jump  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Meltwater pulses (MWPs) known as abrupt sea-level rise will inevitably affect cities especially those on coastal plains of low elevation. A recent study presented evidence of abrupt sea... more
Climate shifts prompt shrubs and trees to take root in open areas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Wild, treeless landscapes are becoming more wooded as climate change leads to warming temperatures and wetter weather, research suggests. more
Natural contaminant threat to drinking water from groundwater  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Climate change and urbanization are set to threaten groundwater drinking water quality, new research shows. more
New pasture cultivar to tackle effects of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Murdoch University researchers have delivered a new cultivar of French Serradella that is set to increase the sustainability of Wheatbelt crop-pasture rotations and lower the carbon footprint of cropping by... more
New framework factors climate risk into financial valuation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The University of Waterloo has developed a tool to help the capital markets incorporate physical climate change and extreme weather risk into investment decisions. more
How awareness about the need for climate change mitigation could be turned into action  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Awareness of climate change and its impacts is not enough to move people to action. New research on how people's... more
Biomass fuels can significantly mitigate global warming  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Biomass fuels derived from various grasses could significantly mitigate global warming by reducing carbon, according to a long-term field study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Michigan State University (MSU). more
Machine learning augments detection of methane leaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Though not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas. Occurring naturally as well as being manmade, methane is much shorter-lived than CO2, but it is... more
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