Climate Change
Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'  MNT · 1 day
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. more
Earthquake in 2009 intensified American Samoa's rising sea levels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The 2009, magnitude-8.1 Samoa earthquake dealt a great deal of damage to the Samoan Islands: Tsunami waves as high as 14 meters (46 feet) wiped out multiple villages, claiming nearly... more
Why decarbonizing marine transportation might not be smooth sailing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
About 60,000 merchant ships sail the world's oceans, including container ships, oil tankers and dry bulk carriers loaded with everything from grain to coal. Most operate on carbon-rich fuels such... more
Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost  ESA · 2 days
Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are... more
Dutch aquifers bank rainwater to help farmers avoid going bust  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change is increasing the risk of water shortages across Europe, but researchers in the Netherlands are hoping to ease pressure by generating a steady supply of clean... more
Protecting rare species can benefit human life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists. To better protect rare animals, insects and plants, and to prepare for an uncertain future influenced by... more
How plants are working hard for the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
As the planet warms, plants are working to slow the effect of human-caused climate change -- and new research has assessed how plants are responding to increasing carbon dioxide (CO2). more
Nearly a quarter of West Antarctic ice is now unstable  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according... more
Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to new research. But streams... more
How plants are working hard for the planet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the planet warms, plants are working to slow the effect of human-caused climate change—and research published today in Trends in Plant Science has assessed how plants are responding to increasing carbon... more
Climate change is putting even resilient and adaptable animals like baboons at risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Baboons are large, smart, ground-dwelling monkeys. They are found across sub-Saharan Africa in various habitats and eat a flexible diet including meat,... more
Major questions concerning the role of microscopic life and our future  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
"Microbiology of global change" refers to the research area that explores microbial responses to global warming, natural resource depletion and environmental pollution, as well as feedback... more
How climate change will affect the rural northeast: Expect three weeks of heat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
While extreme cold and snow often make headlines in the Northeast, by 2060, there will be far more record heat. Imagine the... more
How climate change will affect the rural northeast: Expect three weeks of heat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
While extreme cold and snow often make headlines in the Northeast United States, by 2060, there will be far more record heat.... more
Mutualistic interactions reshuffle the effects of climate change on plants across the tree of life  Science Magazine · 4 days
Climatically induced local species extinctions may trigger coextinction cascades, thus driving many more species to extinction than originally... more
Century-scale deep-water circulation dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara, Dr. Hisayo Okahashi, and Dr. Huai-Hsuan May Huang from School of Biological Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Science of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in... more
Video: Visualizing the global thaw  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of the causalities of climate change is the diminishing ice cover, affecting our planet in a number of ways. more
Largest sea-surface salinity dataset to date helps researchers map salty waters  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically according to researchers working... more
Impact of carbon dioxide leakage through North Sea wells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Realistic estimates show that global warming can only be kept below 1.5 or two degrees Celsius if carbon dioxide is actively removed from the atmosphere. Storage beneath the seafloor is... more
Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Science popularizer Bill Nye told viewers of a popular late-night show that Earth is "on [expletive] fire" while lighting a globe with... more
In fight to shield coral reefs from warming oceans, U.S. and Australian experts join forces  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Marine biologists in Australia and the United States are joining forces to resuscitate two of the world's major... more
Teachers grapple with climate change: 'A pretty scary topic'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online... more
Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: Urban environments  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research. A study published... more
Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: Urban environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) -- evidence that could change the way... more
Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Science popularizer Bill Nye told viewers of a popular CBS late-night show that Earth is "on [expletive] fire" while lighting a globe... more
How potatoes could thrive in a warmer world  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers. Biochemists have now discovered the reason why. If the temperature rises, a so-called small RNA blocks the formation... more
Electrode's 'hot edges' convert CO2 gas into fuels and chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert CO2 from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the... more
Electrode's 'hot edges' convert carbon dioxide gas into fuels and chemicals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert carbon dioxide from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals,... more
Impact of CO2 leakage through North Sea wells  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Realistic estimates show that global warming can only be kept below 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius if carbon dioxide is actively removed from the atmosphere. Storage beneath the seafloor is an option... more
How is climate change affecting fishes? There are clues inside their ears  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Climate change affects all life on Earth, but it poses unique challenges for aquatic species. For example, as water warms it holds less dissolved... more
Glass skyscrapers—a great environmental folly that could have been avoided  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that skyscrapers made of glass and steel "have no place in our city or our Earth anymore". He argued that... more
New potential for tracking severe storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Even just within the last couple of months, Cyclones Fani, Idai and Kenneth have brought devastation to millions. With the frequency and severity of extreme weather like this expected to increase against the backdrop of climate... more
Mapping salty waters  ESA · 5 days
The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically according to researchers working as part of ESA’s... more
Image: Antarctica detailed in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Unfortunately ice is a hot topic when it comes to understanding and monitoring how this fragile component of the Earth system is being affected by climate change. Scientists, therefore, go to great lengths to study changes happening in... more
New potential for tracking severe storms  ESA · 5 days
Even just within the last couple of months, Cyclones Fani, Idai and Kenneth have brought devastation to millions. With the frequency and severity of... more
Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend  ESA · 5 days
Our planet works in mysterious ways. We are all used to hearing about the world’s ice being the first casualty of climate change and,... more
'Step-change' in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The world must double spending on renewable power and slash investment in oil and coal by 2030 to keep the Paris climate treaty temperature targets in play, the... more
New data platform illuminates history of humans' environmental impact  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Animal remains found at archaeological sites tell the millennia-long story of how humans have hunted, domesticated and transported wildlife, altered landscapes and responded to environmental changes such as shifting temperatures... more
415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists in the United States have detected the highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere since records began, sounding new alarm over the relentless rise of man-made greenhouse... more
Joining forces on Earth science to benefit society  ESA · 6 days
With human activity leaving its indelible mark on the landscape and affecting the climate, our natural world is changing faster... more
Understanding relationship break-ups to protect the reef  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, researchers believe. By using genomic data to look for genes that enhance resilience in the... more
Spotlight on the pulse of our planet  ESA · 6 days
Satellites deliver crucial information to help solve what is our biggest global problem: climate change. As well as taking the pulse of... more
Comparison of global climatologies confirms warming of the global ocean  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The global ocean represents the most important component of the Earth climate system. The oceans accumulate heat energy and transport heat from the tropics to higher latitudes, responding... more
How soil carbon can help tackle climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Maintaining soil organic matter is critical to tackling climate change because soil organic matter is rich in carbon. Soil carbon is also the keystone element controlling soil health, which enables soils to... more
How financial initiatives that tackle global warming can make a real impact  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Awareness and concern over climate change and its impacts has risen sharply in recent years. According to a December 2018 survey by Yale University,... more
Indigenous Australians take government to UN over climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Indigenous residents of low-lying islands off northern Australia will submit a landmark complaint with the United Nations on Monday accusing the government of violating their human rights by failing to... more
New tool understands and controls health and climate impacts of shipping goods  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In the February 11 issue of Nature Sustainability, a multi-institution team unveiled a new tool for understanding and controlling the health and climate impacts... more
UN chief says world 'not on track' with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises. more
UN kicks off major climate change effort  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls it the defining issue of our time: climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations, three years after the Paris agreement went into force. more
Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the United Kingdom, according to... more
Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the UK, according to research... more
Do most Americans believe in human-caused climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A survey of more than 7,000 U.S. adults finds that three format changes produce significant changes in estimates of acceptance of human-caused climate change. more
Methane-consuming bacteria could be the future of fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have found that the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion in methanotrophic bacteria catalyzes the reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion. This finding could lead to newly... more
How sea level rise affects birds in coastal forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. Researchers found that the transition from forests to marshes along the North Carolina coast due to climate change could benefit some... more
Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China -- the northernmost tree species on Earth -- are growing faster as a result of climate change. A new study of... more
Particulate methane monooxygenase contains only mononuclear copper centers  Science Magazine · 1 week
Bacteria that oxidize methane to methanol are central to mitigating emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The nature of the copper active site in the primary metabolic enzyme of these bacteria,... more
How sea level rise affects birds in coastal forests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When saltwater inundates coastal forests as sea levels rise, it kills salt-sensitive trees, leaving "ghost forests" of bare snags behind. A new study from North Carolina State University explores how... more
Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it's been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. That can put conservationists on... more
Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth—could it happen again?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As concern grows over human-induced climate change, many scientists are looking back through Earth's history to events that can shed light on changes occurring today. Analyzing... more
Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China—the northernmost tree species on Earth—are growing faster as a result of climate change, according to new research. more
How banning plastic bags could help New York mitigate climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New Yorkers use a lot of plastic bags. The city of 8 million goes through 23 billion plastic bags annually. It's a stat that would've seemed... more
Life in the ice in a warmer Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Recent research by an international team, involving the University of Cape Town (UCT), investigated how a future, warmer Arctic could impact the algae that live in sea ice—and form the base of... more
Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In recent years, glaciers near the North and South poles, as well as in mountainous areas, have been shrinking due to the effect of global warming, becoming a significant contributor to the... more
New Zealand introduces groundbreaking zero carbon bill, including targets for agricultural methane  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New Zealand's long-awaited zero carbon bill will create sweeping changes to the management of emissions, setting a global benchmark with ambitious reduction targets for... more
Abrupt climate change drove early South American population decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new research. more
Space for climate  ESA · 1 week
Learn how ESA's Climate Change Initiative helps us understand climate change from space more
Abrupt climate change drove early South American population decline  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new UCL research. more
The only way is down: subterranean survival warning  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean. more
Low oxygen levels could temporarily blind marine invertebrates  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have found that low oxygen levels in seawater could blind some marine invertebrates. more
Occurrence of back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have provided the first estimation of the potential damage from back-to-back, or compound, heat waves, which the authors found will increase as global warming continues.... more
Sea-ice algal phenology in a warmer Arctic  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Arctic sea-ice decline is among the most emblematic manifestations of climate change and is occurring before we understand its ecological consequences. We investigated future changes in algal productivity combining a biogeochemical model for... more
Most EU countries cut CO2 emissions last year: estimates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Most European Union countries reduced carbon dioxide emissions last year, estimates showed Wednesday, marking a turnaround in the battle against greenhouse gases as campaigners urged faster action to avoid the... more
Occurrence of back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the planet continues to warm, multi-day heat waves are projected to increase in frequency, length and intensity. The additive effects of these extreme heat events... more
Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock for cleaner air  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the heart of Iceland's volcano country, 21st-century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into rock for eternity, cleaning the air of harmful emissions that cause global warming. more
New Zealand unveils plan to go carbon neutral by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New Zealand introduced legislation Wednesday to make the South Pacific nation carbon neutral by 2050, although greenhouse gas emissions from the economically vital agricultural sector will not have... more
Markets missing fossil fuel exposure to climate risk: analysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Investors are overlooking the long-term risks climate change poses to oil and gas infrastructure firms, which face tens of billion of dollars worth of stranded assets as the world transitions... more
How birdwatchers can help threatened bird populations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The types of birds coming through your neighborhood are probably changing, and so is the timing of their migrations. Birdwatchers noticing these differences are on the front line in figuring out how climate change... more
Why climate change won't spur a 2008-style global financial crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Amid the very legitimate dire warnings from scientists and others about the future worsening impacts of climate change, there is also, unfortunately, a great deal of hyperbole about... more
Predicting early spring budburst with genetics against a climate change backdrop  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Although climate skeptics might find it hard to believe with this year's endless snow and freezing temperatures, climate change is making warm, sunny early springs increasingly... more
Opinion: Forests instead of cathedrals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Notre Dame should not be rebuilt, argue Guillaume Habert and Alice Hertzog. In times of climate change and in light of the current religious landscape its reconstruction is no longer a priority. more
Health benefits of global climate policy offset costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The price tag for cutting global emissions may seem expensive, until the human toll of deaths from air pollution and climate change are factored in, new research says. more
US climate change refusal sinks Arctic declaration: delegates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Members of the Arctic Council meeting in Finland's far north on Tuesday failed to issue their traditional final declaration due to a US refusal to mention climate change, delegates said. more
Global health benefits of climate action offset costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The price tag for cutting global emissions may seem expensive, until the human toll of deaths from air pollution and climate change are factored in, new research says. more
World Asthma Day: How climate change is increasing cases of asthma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new report suggests that climate change is increasing and exacerbating cases of asthma, and clinicians need to become more 'knowledgeable' about the link. more
Ocean activity is key controller of summer monsoons  MIT · 2 weeks
Results may help researchers interpret ancient monsoon variations, predict future activity in the face of climate change. more
Banana disease boosted by climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. more
Genetic adaptation to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research has shown that the threat of range losses for some species as a result of climate change could be overestimated because of the ability of certain animals to adapt to rising temperatures and aridity. more
Shipwrecks off NC coast harbor tropical migrants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical and subtropical fish are taking up residence on shipwrecks and other sunken structures off the North Carolina coast. This pattern may continue or even accelerate in coming years given predictions of warming oceans... more
Radical desalination approach may disrupt the water industry  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hypersaline brines—water that contains high concentrations of dissolved salts and whose saline levels are higher than ocean water—are a growing environmental concern around the world. Very challenging and costly to treat, they... more
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Video: Visualizing the global thaw
PHYS.ORG
Century-scale deep-water circulation dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean
PHYS.ORG
Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend
ESA
How is climate change affecting fishes? There are clues inside their ears
PHYS.ORG
Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change
SPACE.COM
New potential for tracking severe storms
ESA
Carry-over credits and carbon offsets are hot topics this election – but what do they actually mean?
PHYS.ORG
Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland
PHYS.ORG
Life in the ice in a warmer Arctic
PHYS.ORG
Deep sea carbon reservoirs once superheated the Earth—could it happen again?
PHYS.ORG
Why climate change won't spur a 2008-style global financial crisis
PHYS.ORG
Radical desalination approach may disrupt the water industry
PHYS.ORG
Scientists see fingerprint of warming climate on droughts going back to 1900
PHYS.ORG
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