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Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss
As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure the survival of their species? (2018-07-16)
Behavior-influencing policies are critical for mass market success of low carbon vehicles
Policies to entice consumers away from fossil-fuel powered vehicles and normalize low carbon, alternative-fuel alternatives, such as electric vehicles, are vital if the world is to significantly reduce transport sector carbon emissions, according to new research. (2018-07-16)
Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change
A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change. (2018-07-16)
Study: Reducing carbon emissions will limit sea level rise
A new study demonstrates that a correlation also exists between cumulative carbon emissions and future sea level rise over time -- and the news isn't good. (2018-07-16)
A scientist's final paper looks toward earth's future climate
A NASA scientist's final scientific paper, published posthumously this month, reveals new insights into one of the most complex challenges of Earth's climate: understanding and predicting future atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases and the role of the ocean and land in determining those levels. (2018-07-16)
Study suggests buried Internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise
Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon. (2018-07-16)
The origins of pottery linked with intensified fishing in the post-glacial period
A study into some of the earliest known pottery remains has suggested that the rise of ceramic production was closely linked with intensified fishing at the end of the last Ice Age. (2018-07-16)
New research calculates capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon
Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates natural processes and climate changes that are likely to alter growth over the next 60 years. (2018-07-13)
Mapping species range shifts under recent climatic changes
The inclusion of taxon-specific sensitivity to a shifting climate helps us understand species distributional responses to changes in climate. (2018-07-12)
New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika. (2018-07-12)
Climate change-induced march of treelines halted by unsuitable soils: study
University of Guelph researchers have discovered unsuitable soil at higher altitudes may be halting the advancement of treelines. (2018-07-12)
Study forecasts growth rates of loblolly pine trees
Researchers used ecological forecasting to predict how changes in temperature, water, and concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere in the Southeastern United States may affect the future growth rates of trees. (2018-07-12)
Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change
Marine scientists predict climate change might severely hinder efforts to protect populations of the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper by the end of this century. (2018-07-11)
Rainy weather predicts bird distribution -- but climate change could disrupt it
Understanding what environmental cues birds use to time their annual migrations and decide where to settle is crucial for predicting how they'll be affected by a shifting climate. (2018-07-11)
Leading sustainability experts call for more efficient approach to deliver UN goals
Dozens of global sustainability experts and stakeholders have called for urgent action to exploit the connections between goals designed to end poverty, hunger and environmental destruction. (2018-07-11)
Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed
The southern Appalachian Mountains are home to 10 percent of global salamander diversity. (2018-07-11)
University of Montana ecology professor helps map climate corridors
The corridors of land vital for many wildlife species in the face of climate change often are unprotected. (2018-07-11)
Global quadrupling of cooling appliances to 14 billion by 2050 -- new report
Soaring global need for cooling by 2050 could see world energy consumption for cooling increase five times as the number of cooling appliances quadruples to 14 billion -- according to a new report by the University of Birmingham, UK. (2018-07-10)
Extreme heat and reduced cognitive performance in adults in non-air-conditioned buildings
Students in dormitories without air conditioning performed worse on cognitive tests during a heat wave compared with students living in air-conditioned dorms. (2018-07-10)
Immunity could be key to addressing coral crisis
Coral reefs support a quarter of all marine life, feed hundreds of millions of people and contribute vastly to the global economy. (2018-07-09)
Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland
A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise. (2018-07-09)
Farming fish alter 'cropping' strategies under high CO2
Fish that 'farm' their own patches of seaweed alter their 'cropping' practices under high CO2 conditions, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have found. (2018-07-09)
What natural greenhouse gases from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement goals
Global fossil fuel emissions would have to be reduced by as much as 20 percent more than previous estimates to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, because of natural greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and permafrost, new research has found. (2018-07-09)
Research brief: Human rights in a changing sociopolitical climate
In a new study to understand the current sociopolitical climate, particularly as it relates to Syrians, researchers from the University of Minnesota conducted a comprehensive needs and readiness assessment of the United States Refugee Resettlement Program. (2018-07-09)
Stronger west winds blow ill wind for climate change
A new explanation for the Heinrich 1 event, where temperatures over Antarctica rose 5C in less than a century, suggests strengthening westerlies around the Antarctic led to a substantial increase in atmospheric carbon. (2018-07-09)
New study: Oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea is 'unprecedentedly severe'
The Baltic Sea is home to some of the world's largest dead zones, areas of oxygen-starved waters where most marine animals can't survive. (2018-07-05)
Exposure of hummingbirds and bumble bees to pesticides
New research reveals that hummingbirds and bumble bees are being exposed to neonicotinoid and other pesticides through routes that are widespread and complex. (2018-07-05)
What does global climate have to do with erosion rates?
Geoscientists have been intrigued by a potential link between erosion rates at the Earth's surface and changes in global climate. (2018-07-05)
Expansion of agricultural land reduces CO2 absorption
Plants absorb some of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels. (2018-07-05)
Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets
The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, contributes to a growing body of evidence showing the need for ramped up climate action to limit global warming. (2018-07-04)
Invaluable to the medical industry, the horseshoe crab is under threat
The biomedical industry depends on blood from horseshoe crabs for drug and environmental safety testing -- but this commercial demand, together with capture for bait, climate change and habitat destruction, is threatening populations of these 'living fossils.' This in turn will detrimentally affect the surrounding ecosystem, such as migratory shorebirds who rely on horseshoe crab eggs for food. (2018-07-04)
Global warming may be twice what climate models predict
Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six metres or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries. (2018-07-04)
TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change
Analysing nearly four decades of archive footage from the Tour of Flanders, researchers from Ghent University have been able to detect climate change impacts on trees. (2018-07-03)
Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications
Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. (2018-07-03)
Climate change and health: A special issue in PLOS Medicine
This week, we see the first papers in PLOS Medicine's Special Issue on Climate Change and Health being published, advised by Guest Editors Jonathan Patz of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the John P. (2018-07-03)
In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?
As climate change continues to push summer temperatures ever higher, the increased use of air conditioning in buildings could add to the problems of a warming world by further degrading air quality and compounding the toll of air pollution on human health, according to a new study. (2018-07-03)
Climate change is making night-shining clouds more visible
Increased water vapor in Earth's atmosphere due to human activities is making shimmering high-altitude clouds more visible, a new study finds. (2018-07-02)
Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate change in the deep past
Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate throughout the warmest period of the past 66 million years, providing insight into the drivers behind long-term climate change. (2018-07-02)
Scientists propose solution to 'Gaia puzzle'
Scientists may have solved a long-standing puzzle over why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve over billions of years. (2018-07-02)
China's emissions reversal cause for 'cautious optimism' says study
The decline in China's carbon emissions is likely to be sustained if changes to the country's industrial structure and energy efficiency continue, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. (2018-07-02)
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