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Which Melting Glacier Threatens Your City the Most? NASA Tool Can Tell You
SPACE.COM Melting ice affects sea level rise differently depending on where it happens, according to a new model NASA is using to study... 44 minutes
The latest poop from the turkey coop
SCIENCE DAILY Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used in electricity generation, reducing greenhouse gases and providing an alternative energy... 3 hours
Study suggests some population shifts during early and late Holocene were due to climate changes
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from University College London and the University of Plymouth, both in the U.K., has... 9 hours
Carbon's economic damage costlier than thought based on current science
PHYS.ORG The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled... 11 hours
Climate change models of bird impacts pass the test
PHYS.ORG A major study looking at changes in where UK birds have been found over the past 40 years has validated the latest climate change models being used to forecast impacts... 11 hours
Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in addition to... 22 hours
The evolution of climate change activism studied by researcher
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Now an academic is researching the evolution of climate change activism and how... 22 hours
Team studies evolution of climate change activism
PHYS.ORG Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Luis Hestres, in the Department of Communication at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is... 1 day
Hydrological implications of rapid global warming
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers studying a rapid global warming event, around 56 million years ago, have shown evidence of major changes in the intensity of rainfall and flood events. The findings indicate some of the likely implications should current... 1 day
Diving Scientists Report 'Big Changes' Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Climate change may be leading to shifts in the communities of sea life beneath an Antarctic ice shelf. 1 day
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
SCIENCE DAILY A new catalyst brings researchers one step closer to artificial photosynthesis -- a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By... 1 day
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
SCIENCE DAILY Missing Arctic temperature data, not Mother Nature, created the seeming slowdown of global warming from 1998 to 2012, according to a new study. 1 day
New research indicates likely hydrological implications of rapid global warming
PHYS.ORG Researchers studying a rapid global warming event, around 56 million years ago, have shown evidence of major changes in the intensity of rainfall and flood events. The findings... 1 day
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
PHYS.ORG Missing Arctic temperature data, not Mother Nature, created the seeming slowdown of global warming from 1998 to 2012, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. 1 day
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
PHYS.ORG A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis—a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2)... 1 day
Antarctic landscape insights keep ice loss forecasts on the radar
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have helped carry out a detailed survey of the landscape beneath thick Antarctic ice that researchers say will be a valuable resource... 1 day
Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities
PHYS.ORG A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in addition to... 1 day
How our forests are adapting to climate change
PHYS.ORG How do trees adjust to the effects of global warming? EPFL researchers have studied how beech and spruce trees – two of the most common plant species in Europe – react to... 1 day
Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant
PHYS.ORG There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard... 4 days
European forests might not be realizing their full potential
SCIENCE DAILY European forest managers can have their cake and eat it, because according to a new study maximizing timber production in a forest does not necessarily have to come at a... 4 days
Transforming greenhouse gases: New 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). 4 days
Science update on climate change: from bad to worse
PHYS.ORG Scientists monitoring the Earth's climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks on how best to draw down... 4 days
What is the Paris Agreement?
PHYS.ORG On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case-scenario global warming. 4 days
Warmer water signals change for Scotland's shags
PHYS.ORG An increasingly catholic diet among European Shags at one of Scotland's best-studied breeding colonies has been linked to long-term climate change and may have important implications for Scotland's seabirds, according to research led by... 4 days
Climate change impacts already locked in, but the worst can still be avoided
SCIENCE DAILY Some impacts of global warming -- such as sea level rise and coastal flooding -- are already locked in and unavoidable, according... 4 days
Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture
SCIENCE DAILY Hybrid materials known as mixed matrix membranes are considered a promising approach to capture carbon dioxide and mitigate against global warming. These materials are derived from a polymer combined with porous nanoparticles.... 4 days
Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook
PHYS.ORG Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. 4 days
The importance of biodiversity in forests could increase due to climate change
PHYS.ORG Forests fulfill numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they have a diversity of trees, according to a new study. As a... 4 days
UN climate talks wrap up as US stands firm on fossil fuels
PHYS.ORG UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrap up Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United... 5 days
Study on impact of climate change on manufacturing in China predict substantial losses by mid-21st century
PHYS.ORG To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural sector. Little... 5 days
Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
PHYS.ORG The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). 5 days
Groundwater recharge in the American west under climate change
PHYS.ORG Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms—the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, a University of Arizona-led research... 5 days
Climate change impacts already locked in—but the worst can still be avoided
PHYS.ORG Some impacts of global warming – such as sea level rise and coastal flooding – are already locked in and unavoidable, according to a... 5 days
Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the... 5 days
Saving endangered African penguins
SCIENCE DAILY A first-of-its-kind study on prognostic health indicators in the endangered African Penguin provides invaluable information to preserve and rehabilitate this seabird. Competition with fisheries, oil spills, climate change, diseases and predators are all contributing factors in their dramatic population decline,... 5 days
Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the... 5 days
Climate change impacts already locked in – but the worst can still be avoided
PHYS.ORG Some impacts of global warming – such as sea level rise and coastal flooding – are already locked in and... 5 days
Climate change and neglect threaten Senegal's Saint Louis
PHYS.ORG The echo of Koranic verse from a religious school in Senegal's Saint-Louis is familiar, but just metres down the beach classes have fallen silent in another building abandoned to the ravages of... 6 days
Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability
PHYS.ORG Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose water is held 1°C higher... 6 days
Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to grow new trees because of changes in climate, according to a study. 6 days
Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?
Science Magazine There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the... 6 days
Pacific Island countries could lose 50 -- 80% of fish in local waters under climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters... 6 days
Fossil fuel investment spells 'unsustainable future': UN chief
PHYS.ORG Continued investment in fossil fuel would deliver "an unsustainable future", UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday, saying time was running out to prevent calamitous climate change caused by atmosphere-fouling emissions. 6 days
Pacific Island countries could lose 50 - 80% of fish in local waters under climate change
PHYS.ORG Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters... 6 days
Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change
PHYS.ORG Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows. 6 days
Off track: How storms will veer in a warmer world
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Under global climate change, the Earth's climatic zones will shift toward the poles. This is not just a future prediction; it is a trend that has already been... 6 days
Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair
SCIENCE DAILY The Colorado River's initial trip to the ocean didn't come easy, but its story has emerged from layers of sediment preserved within tectonically active stretches of the waterway's... 6 days
Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins
PHYS.ORG With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in... 6 days
The effect of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's dry forests
PHYS.ORG Caribbean tropical forests are subject to hurricane impacts of great variability. In addition to natural storm incongruity, climate change can alter storm formation, duration, frequency, and intensity. Scientists assessed the... 6 days
New index shows human-induced global warming is happening faster than ever
PHYS.ORG Human-induced global warming is happening faster than ever and accelerating, according to a new measurement index developed by an international team that includes the Director of... 6 days
Video: Pricing carbon emissions
PHYS.ORG VIDEO If we want to alter the trajectory of global climate change, a single powerful tool can generate action to reduce greenhouse gases: price incentives. 6 days
Massive U.S. defense bill includes a bevy of research-related provisions
Science Magazine Climate change, medical research and a new polar icebreaker all get attention 7 days
Study settles prehistoric puzzle, confirms modern link of carbon dioxide and global warming
SCIENCE DAILY Fossil leaves from Africa resolve a prehistoric climate puzzle and confirm the link between carbon dioxide and global warming. Research previously found... 1 week
California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago
SCIENCE DAILY Many birds are adjusting their life styles to breed 5-12 days earlier to avoid warming that has occurred since the early 1900s, an ongoing... 1 week
Study settles prehistoric puzzle, confirms modern link of carbon dioxide, global warming
PHYS.ORG Fossil leaves from Africa have resolved a prehistoric climate puzzle—and also confirm the link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global warming. 1 week
Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows
PHYS.ORG Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. 1 week
High energy costs make vulnerable households reluctant to use air conditioning: study
PHYS.ORG The trifecta of rising electricity prices, soaring temperatures and concerns over possible blackouts risks increasing heat-related deaths and illness this summer, as households struggle... 1 week
Temperature change in Sichuan
PHYS.ORG The Sichuan basin is one of the most densely populated regions of China. Along with insufficient arable land and economic underdevelopments, this region is particularly vulnerable to climate-related stresses. 1 week
Millions of city trees at risk from rising temperatures
PHYS.ORG A new study has found that almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities are at risk from increasing temperatures in urban environments due to climate change and urban heat... 1 week
Scientists warn of 'giant leap backward' at climate talks
PHYS.ORG Carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise this year after a three-year pause, scientists said at UN climate talks Monday, warning that "time is running out", even as White House... 1 week
Study of impact of climate change on temperatures suggests more deaths unless action taken
SCIENCE DAILY The largest study to date of the potential temperature-related health impacts of climate change has shown that as global temperatures... 1 week
Air quality and health in US will improve from other nations' actions to slow climate change
PHYS.ORG The USA will benefit from improved air quality in the future, through actions to reduce greenhouse... 1 week
Geologists uncover Antarctica’s fossil forests
SCIENCE DAILY Prehistoric polar forests were built for survival, but were not hardy enough to live in ultra-high concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. A geologist is studying the tree fossil record in Antarctica from a mass extinction 250 million years... 1 week
Peruvian farmer scores small win in court over German energy giant
PHYS.ORG A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of... 1 week
California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago
PHYS.ORG A new study suggests that many of the state's birds are adapting to rising temperatures by breeding earlier than they did a century ago. 1 week
How to manage forest pests in the Anthropocene? Bring theory
SCIENCE DAILY A survivor's guide to why forests around the world are being impacted by invasive pests and what can be done about it in an era of overwhelming human... 1 week
German court hears Peruvian farmer's climate change appeal
PHYS.ORG A German court began hearing an appeal Monday by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to climate change that is threatening his home and livelihood in the Andes. 1 week
Green roofs to reduce the effects of climate change
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Seville have published a study in which they indicate that it would be necessary to have between... 1 week
Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites: report
PHYS.ORG Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands—nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. 1 week
Green rooves to reduce the effects of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY it would be necessary to have between 207 and 740 hectares of green rooves in a city like Seville (Spain), depending on the scenario that is contemplated, to reduce the... 2 weeks
Offshore wind 'could be a bonanza' for UK, says expert
PHYS.ORG As the world gathers in Bonn for COP23, the UN's annual climate change conference, Professor Mike Barnes, from The University of Manchester's School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,... 2 weeks
Sharing economy sounds caring, but let's put it to the ethical city test
PHYS.ORG More than ever, cities face multiple crises posing paradoxical opportunities. Key challenges for cities in the urban century are climate change, inequality... 2 weeks
Insurance failing 70 percent of global warming damage, climate experts warn
PHYS.ORG Specialised schemes could protect lives and jobs against extreme weather, say experts at Imperial's COP23 side-event. 2 weeks
EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market
PHYS.ORG The EU struck a deal Thursday to overhaul Europe's carbon market after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement. 2 weeks
Melting ice sheets will have global impact on ocean tides
PHYS.ORG Whilst it is widely accepted that sea level is rising because of the melting of the massive sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica, a new paper in the Journal... 2 weeks
How can man-made climate change be proven?
PHYS.ORG If observed climate variables such as temperature or precipitation change over time, it raises the question as to whether human influence plays a role. To investigate this, scientists are applying a method for estimating... 2 weeks
Beluga whales modifying what they eat due to climate change, study finds
PHYS.ORG Finally, some good news for the Greenland halibut, a deep-water flatfish with two eyes on one side of its head: climate change has altered... 2 weeks
Researcher studies birds that break all the mating rules
PHYS.ORG What can the mating behavior of birds tell us about evolution, climate change and species survival? For Peter Dunn, UWM distinguished professor of biological sciences, bird-watching offers clues to overarching... 2 weeks
New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries
PHYS.ORG As island nations prepare for a lead role in the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, the latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative... 2 weeks
In harsh corner of Uganda, herders fight climate change
PHYS.ORG The sun is setting over Karamoja. Time for the nomadic herders to return their cattle to thorn-ringed enclosures. They've roamed since first light, searching for pasture in Uganda's poorest region... 2 weeks
We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?
PHYS.ORG Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases... 2 weeks
Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years
PHYS.ORG A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world. 2 weeks
Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world. 2 weeks
Turning jellyfish from a nuisance to useful product
PHYS.ORG Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems have led to dramatic decreases in the number of fish in the ocean. It has also had an unforseen side effect: because... 2 weeks
For seagrass, biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests work together to make the Coral Triangle of Indonesia a hotspot for marine biodiversity. The system supports... 2 weeks
Huge carbon sink in soil minerals: New avenue for offsetting rising greenhouse gases
SCIENCE DAILY Soil holds more than three times the carbon found in the atmosphere, yet its potential in reducing atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels and mitigating... 2 weeks
Study bolsters theory of heat source under Antarctica
PHYS.ORG A new NASA study adds evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers... 2 weeks
Biological consequences of climate change on epidemics may be scale-dependent
PHYS.ORG Conventional thinking holds that current climate warming will increase the prevalence and transmission of disease. However, a recent study led by Prof. ZHANG Zhibin of the Chinese Academy... 2 weeks
Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?
PHYS.ORG Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, but many kilometres (miles) away, there are fears that any progress may be wiped out... 2 weeks
It takes a microclimate to raise a pinyon tree
PHYS.ORG With all the discussion about global climate change effects, new research shows that another kind of climate is an important factor in regional pinyon pine tree recovery after drought events... 2 weeks
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