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World's island conifers threatened with extinction from climate change
By estimating climate conditions in which conifer species could thrive if they needed to, a new study identifies which species are at extinction risk due to climate change. (2019-07-15)
Researchers reveal mechanisms for regulating temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decompos
Recently, a research team led by Prof. YANG Yuanhe from the Institute of Botany elucidated the mechanisms underlying vertical variations in Q10. Based on the natural gradient of soil profile in Tibetan alpine grasslands, the team collected soil samples at two soil depths and then conducted long-term incubation, SOM decomposition modeling and manipulative experiments. (2019-07-12)
No new males: Climate change threat to Cape Verde turtles
Rising temperatures could mean no male loggerhead turtles hatch at a key breeding ground by the end of this century, new research suggests. (2019-07-11)
Coral skeleton crystals record ocean acidification
The acidification of the oceans is recorded in the crystals of the coral skeleton. (2019-07-11)
Gene identified that will help develop plants to fight climate change
Hidden underground networks of plant roots snake through the earth foraging for nutrients and water, similar to a worm searching for food. (2019-07-11)
Ancient genomics pinpoint origin and rapid turnover of cattle in the Fertile Crescent
Ancient DNA has revealed how the prehistory of the Near East's largest domestic animal, the cow, chimes with the emergence of the first complex economies, cities and the rise and fall of the world earliest human empires. (2019-07-11)
Cycling success may hold key to free up fifth of agricultural land
Making minor changes to how food is produced, supplied and consumed around the world could free up around a fifth of agricultural land, research suggests. (2019-07-10)
UNH research finds thicker pavement is more cost effective down the road
Pavements, which are vulnerable to increased temperatures and excessive flooding due to sea level rise, can crack and crumble. (2019-07-10)
A clearer picture of global ice sheet mass
Fluctuations in the masses of the world's largest ice sheets carry important consequences for future sea level rise, but understanding the complicated interplay of atmospheric conditions, snowfall input and melting processes has never been easy to measure due to the sheer size and remoteness inherent to glacial landscapes. (2019-07-09)
New study: How much do climate fluctuations matter for global crop yields?
The El NiƱo-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study. (2019-07-09)
Paris Agreement does not rule out ice-free Arctic
IBS research team reveals a considerable chance for an ice-free Arctic Ocean at global warming limits stipulated in the Paris Agreement. (2019-07-09)
Scientists reveal close connections between the Northern Hemisphere mid-high latitudes and East Asia
In recent years, increasingly more observational and simulation evidence shows that the mid-high latitude climate variability has an important impact on the East Asian monsoon climate, and its impact is as significant as the tropical climate variability, which has been of more concern in previous studies. (2019-07-09)
Decades-long butterfly study shows common species on the decline
The most extensive and systematic insect monitoring program ever undertaken in North America shows that butterfly abundance in Ohio declined yearly by 2%, resulting in an overall 33% drop for the 21 years of the program. (2019-07-09)
Coral reefs shifting away from equator
Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. (2019-07-09)
Expert panel identifies top climate risks for Canada, potential for adaptation
An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has identified Canada's top climate change risks and determined that many costs and damages could be avoided with prompt and thoughtful adaptation. (2019-07-08)
Summer Eurasian nonuniform warming found related to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
The positive-phase of Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) can indeed cause Eurasian summer nonuniform warming, according to a study led by professor Shuanglin Li from Institute of Atmospheric Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences. (2019-07-08)
Just the tonic! How an afternoon tipple made from peas could help save the rainforest
Using peas instead of wheat to produce gin significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with the process. (2019-07-08)
Indian Ocean causes drought and heatwaves in South America
Researchers have revealed that atmospheric waves originating from convection over the Indian Ocean had a dramatic impact on climate conditions over South America and South Atlantic, leading to drought and marine heatwaves. (2019-07-08)
Why is east Asian summer monsoon circulation enhanced under global warming?
A collaborated study shows that the Tibetan Plateau plays an essential role in enhancing the East Asian summer monsoon circulation under global warming through enhanced latent heating over the Tibetan Plateau. (2019-07-08)
Climate change and deforestation together push tropical species towards extinction
Only 38 per cent of tropical forest is 'wildlife friendly' as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable species will go extinct, say scientists. (2019-07-08)
Human waste an asset to economy, environment, study finds
Human waste might be an unpleasant public health burden, but scientists at the University of Illinois see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water. (2019-07-08)
Fish die-offs linked to hotter summers
Fish die-offs in Wisconsin lakes are expected to double by mid-century and quadruple by 2100 due to warmer summer temperatures, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. (2019-07-08)
Cave droplets provide window into past climates
The chemistry of drip waters that form stalagmites and stalactites in caves around the world have given researchers an insight into our past climate. (2019-07-08)
Jurassic shift: Changing the rules of evolution
Is the success of species mainly dependent on environmental factors such as climate changes or do interactions between the species have a greater role to play? (2019-07-08)
Scientists' warning to humanity: Microbiology and climate change
When it comes to climate change, ignoring the role of microorganisms could have dire consequences, according to a new statement issued by an international team of microbiologists. (2019-07-08)
Semi-arid land in China has expanded in recent decades and probably continues to expand
Semi-arid regions in China have undergone continuous expansion and a significant drying trend in recent decades. (2019-07-08)
The global tree restoration potential
Restoration of the Earth's forests is the world's most effective solution to climate change available today and has the potential to capture two thirds of man-made carbon emissions, finds landmark research by the Crowther Lab, published today in the journal Science. (2019-07-04)
Area for restoring trees far greater than imagined and 'best climate change solution available'
In the first study to quantify how many trees the Earth can support, where, and how much carbon they could store, researchers report that Earth could support enough additional trees to cut carbon levels in the atmosphere by nearly 25% -- levels not seen for almost a century. (2019-07-04)
How trees could save the climate
Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions. (2019-07-04)
Winter monsoons became stronger during geomagnetic reversal
New evidence suggests that high-energy particles from space known as galactic cosmic rays affect the Earth's climate by increasing cloud cover, causing an 'umbrella effect'. (2019-07-03)
Irrigated farming in Wisconsin's central sands cools the region's climate
Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one to three degrees Fahrenheit on average while increasing minimum temperatures up to four degrees compared to unirrigated farms or forests, new research shows In all, irrigated farms experienced a three- to seven-degree smaller range in daily temperatures compared to other land uses. (2019-07-02)
Maize-centric diet may have contributed to ancient Maya collapse
Researchers look at the role of diet in the ability of the ancient Maya to withstand periods of severe climatic stress. (2019-07-02)
Corals in Singapore likely to survive sea-level rise: NUS study
Marine scientists from the National University of Singapore found that coral species in Singapore's sedimented and turbid waters are unlikely to be impacted by accelerating sea-level rise (2019-07-01)
Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse
Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. (2019-07-01)
Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom
Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. (2019-07-01)
New measurements shed light on the impact of water temperatures on glacier calving
Calving, or the breaking off of icebergs from glaciers, has increased at many glaciers along the west coast of Svalbard. (2019-07-01)
Current pledges to phase out coal power are critically insufficient to slow climate change
The Powering Past Coal Alliance, or PPCA, is a coalition of 30 countries and 22 cities and states, that aims to phase out unabated coal power. (2019-07-01)
How to protect corals facing climate change
The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in Nature Climate Change. (2019-07-01)
Analysis finds US ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north
Researchers with the Center for Resilience in Working Agricultural Landscapes used 50 years of data on bird distributions and concluded that ecosystems have shifted northward by hundreds of miles. (2019-07-01)
Wood products mitigate less than 1% of global carbon emissions
The world's wood products -- all the paper, lumber, furniture and more -- offset just 1% of annual global carbon emissions by locking away carbon in woody forms, according to new University of Wisconsin-Madison research. (2019-07-01)
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