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Coral reefs near equator less affected by ocean warming
Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally, with persistent thermal stress events degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study has found that corals at or near the equator are affected less than corals elsewhere. (2019-03-20)
Arctic sea ice 2019 wintertime extent is seventh lowest
Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter. (2019-03-20)
Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. (2019-03-18)
NASA finds heavy rainfall potential in new Tropical Cyclone Trevor
Tropical Cyclone Trevor formed in the Coral Sea of the Southwestern Pacific Ocean on March 18. (2019-03-18)
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Idai making landfall in Mozambique
Tropical Cyclone Idai was approaching landfall in Mozambique when NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the cloud top temperatures to determine the strongest parts of the storm. (2019-03-14)
Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study
Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that has temperature-dependent sex determination. (2019-03-13)
NASA infrared imagery reveals powerful Tropical Cyclone Idai at Mozambique's coast
NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Idai approaching the coast of Mozambique. (2019-03-13)
New technology accelerates the science of deceleration
While it's not a case of reinventing the wheel, researchers are looking at ways to improve standard braking equipment on trains and cars. (2019-03-13)
Hot or cold, rural residents more vulnerable to extreme temperatures
A study in China's Zheijiang Province shows that people in China's rural communities are more vulnerable to both hot and cold temperature extremes than people living in urban areas. (2019-03-11)
NASA's infrared vision reveals Tropical Cyclone Haleh's power
Tropical Cyclone Haleh maintained an eye as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and collected temperature information on the storm and the ocean waters it was moving through. (2019-03-05)
Tracking firefighters in burning buildings
McMaster researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen. (2019-03-01)
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Pola near Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Pola was passing near the Southern Pacific country of Fiji when NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm in infrared light and found it strengthening. (2019-02-27)
NASA finds heavy rainfall potential in new Tropical Cyclone Pola
Tropical Cyclone Pola formed in the South Pacific Ocean on Feb. (2019-02-26)
When temperatures drop, Siberian Miscanthus plants surpass main bioenergy variety
Miscanthus is a popular, sustainable, perennial feedstock for bioenergy production that thrives on marginal land in temperate regions. (2019-02-26)
Spring migration is now earlier in European and North American birds
According to a new study, migratory birds in Europe and Canada have substantially advanced the timing of their spring migration due to climate change. (2019-02-25)
Cool adaptations to the cold
Icefish live in an environment that should be deadly for them. (2019-02-25)
New study reveals when a superconductor truly becomes super
A research team including Jianshi Zhou from UT Austin has confirmed the existence of a phase transition in copper-oxide-based (or cuprate) superconductors. (2019-02-25)
CCNY's Nir Krakauer in monsoon research breakthrough
With average precipitation of 35 inches per four-month season over an area encompassing most of the Indian subcontinent, the South Asia summer monsoon is intense, only partly understood, and notoriously difficult to predict. (2019-02-22)
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. (2019-02-21)
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. (2019-02-21)
Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change. (2019-02-20)
Superconduction: Why does it have to be so cold?
Currently, there is no precise computation method to describe superconducting materials. (2019-02-20)
A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted
Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States. (2019-02-19)
Patients taking diuretics may see more benefit by upping potassium intake
Patients taking diuretics are often at risk for low potassium levels, which can put patients at an increased risk of death from cardiac arrhythmia or other causes. (2019-02-18)
Surprise findings turn up the temperature on the study of vernalization
Researchers have uncovered new evidence about the agriculturally important process of vernalization in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging weather fluctuations. (2019-02-15)
Merging neutron stars
The option to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars has offered the chance to answer some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter. (2019-02-14)
Super-light, super-insulating ceramic aerogel keeps the hottest temperatures at bay
Researchers have developed a near weightless material, comprised mostly of air, capable of both withstanding and protecting against some of the most extreme temperatures experienced in aerospace and industrial environments. (2019-02-14)
Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. (2019-02-08)
Seasons change: Researchers provide new definition for major Indian monsoon season
FSU Professor of Meteorology Vasu Misra has used detailed surface temperature analyses to develop the first-ever objective definition of the Northeast Indian Monsoon. (2019-02-08)
NASA's Aqua Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena's strongest side
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured an infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Gelena that revealed strongest storms were northwest of the eye. (2019-02-08)
Do cold temperatures result in heat-of-the-moment purchases?
In 2005, the New York Times reported that high end retailer Bergdorf Goodman kept its stores chilled to 68.3 degrees, whereas Old Navy's was kept at a balmy 80.3. (2019-02-07)
Forecast suggests Earth's warmest period on record
The forecast for the global average surface temperature for the five-year period to 2023 is predicted to be near or above 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels, says the Met Office. (2019-02-06)
2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (2019-02-06)
Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' according to new modelling
The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century. (2019-02-06)
Differences in water temperature can create new marine species
Warm and cool water temperatures over a long stretch of coastline cause new species of marine fish to evolve without being isolated from similar types of fish nearby, according to a new international study. (2019-02-05)
Climate change and infertility -- a ticking time bomb?
Rising temperatures could make some species sterile and see them succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than currently thought, scientists at the University of Liverpool warn. (2019-01-31)
Green alternative to PET could be even greener
One of the most successful plastics is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the material we use to make bottles and fibers for clothing. (2019-01-30)
The 'Batman' in hydrogen fuel cells
In a study published in Nature on Jan. 31, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report advances in the development of hydrogen fuel cells that could increase its application in vehicles, especially in extreme temperatures like cold winters. (2019-01-30)
Key sea star predator wiped out by disease and abnormally warm waters
From California to British Columbia, the abundance of sunflower starfish -- an important predator in the Northeast Pacific -- declined dramatically in both nearshore and deep waters from 2013 to 2015, according to a new study that leveraged citizen science diving surveys. (2019-01-30)
Superconductors: Resistance is futile
New experimental results change the way we think about high-temperature superconductors. (2019-01-29)
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