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Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants
According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed in the atmosphere. (2018-12-14)
How complexity science can quickly detect climate record anomalies
When making sense of the massive amount of information packed into an ice core, scientists face a forensic challenge: how best to separate the useful information from the corrupt. (2018-12-14)
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow
Researchers from FSU's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. (2018-12-14)
The long dry: why the world's water supply is shrinking
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. (2018-12-13)
Organic food worse for the climate
Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. (2018-12-13)
Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe
Population data for European mountain birds have been for the first time combined in a recent study, with worrying results: the abundances of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10% in the 2000s. (2018-12-13)
Snow over Antarctica buffered sea level rise during last century
A new NASA-led study has determined that an increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated sea level rise by 0.4 inches. (2018-12-13)
New study says scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever
New study published in Science this week has found that the evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. (2018-12-13)
New scientific evidence builds a stronger case for the Endangerment Finding
In the years since the US Environmental Protection Agency's 2009 (EPA) establishment of the 'Endangerment Finding,' a landmark redefinition of harmful greenhouse gasses to pollution, scientific information concerning the impacts and risks of climate change has continued to accumulate. (2018-12-13)
Research unlocks secrets of iron storage in algae
New research shows that phytoplankton iron storage strategies may determine which species thrive in changing oceans and impact marine food webs, according to a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2018-12-12)
Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide
More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe -- triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. (2018-12-12)
Rethinking school suspensions: School climate offers a clue
Now, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Virginia have found that when educators and administrators focus on creating a positive school climate, the likelihood of a student being suspended decreases by approximately 10 percent. (2018-12-12)
Scientists to present new long-term ecological research findings
New results presented by National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists at the 2018 American Geophysical Union fall meeting reveal hidden realms in ice-covered lakes and deep soils. (2018-12-12)
Record levels of mercury released by thawing permafrost in Canadian Arctic
Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta ecologists. (2018-12-12)
Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture
Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon in a new paper by University of Alberta geologists and their collaborators. (2018-12-12)
Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change
Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a study led by Princeton University. (2018-12-12)
Indian ocean may be more disruptive to tropical climate than previously believed
The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed and may disrupt climate again in the future. (2018-12-12)
Climate change imperils Midwest ag production
A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops. (2018-12-12)
NSF-supported scientists present new research results on Earth's critical zone
To develop a deeper understanding of the critical zone, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports nine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) across the US NSF CZO scientists study how the critical zone responds to changes in climate and land use. (2018-12-12)
Sierra snowpack could drop significantly by end of century
A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. (2018-12-11)
Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century
Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. (2018-12-11)
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic
Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Stockholm University. (2018-12-10)
Underground life has a carbon mass hundreds of times larger than humans'
Microorganisms living underneath the surface of the earth have a total carbon mass of 15 to 23 billion tons, hundreds of times more than that of humans, according to findings announced by the Deep Carbon Observatory and coauthored by UT Professor of Microbiology Karen Lloyd. (2018-12-10)
Ozone depletion increases Antarctic snowfall, partially mitigates ice sheet loss
Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent's ice sheet mass, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds. (2018-12-10)
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years
Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. (2018-12-10)
Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change
A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. (2018-12-10)
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. (2018-12-10)
DNA find
A Queensland University of Technology-led collaboration with University of Adelaide reveals that Australia's pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of years, but died out about 40,000 years ago. (2018-12-09)
DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish
Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides -- including DDT -- in the meltwater. (2018-12-07)
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. (2018-12-07)
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. (2018-12-06)
New approach helps mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. (2018-12-06)
Could algae that are 'poor-providers' help corals come back after bleaching?
How much of a reef's ability to withstand stressful conditions is influenced by the type of symbiotic algae that the corals hosts? (2018-12-06)
Wintertime arctic sea ice growth slows long-term decline: NASA
New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the Arctic sea ice cover. (2018-12-06)
Hot water and hypoxia: 'The Great Dying's' greatest killers
Increased marine temperatures and reduced oxygen availability were the specific environmental features responsible for the extinctions of vast swaths of ancient ocean life -- nearly 96 percent of all marine species -- during the catastrophic end-Permian mass extinction event, a new study finds. (2018-12-06)
How will addressing climate change affect the job market?
The Paris Agreement's goal to keep global warming below 2°C can be achieved by increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. (2018-12-05)
Turning climate change from a 'tragedy of the commons' to positive action
Climate change must no longer be viewed as a 'tragedy of the commons', researchers say. (2018-12-05)
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere
A new study focusing on the change in wind energy resources and models' simulation ability over the Northern Hemisphere reveals a widespread decline in wind energy resources over the Northern Hemisphere. (2018-12-05)
Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four centuries
Surface melting across Greenland's mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research published Dec. (2018-12-05)
Strong growth in global CO2 emissions expected for 2018
Global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high in 2018. (2018-12-05)
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