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Climate change not main driver of amphibian decline
PHYS.ORG While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, it cannot explain the overall steep decline of... 5 hours
UK must be more proactive in tackling climate change
PHYS.ORG The UK is "unprepared" for climate change, an expert from the University of Surrey has concluded following an extensive study. 6 hours
Retracing Antarctica's glacial past
SCIENCE DAILY More than 26,000 years ago, sea level was much lower than it is today partly because the ice sheets that jut out from the continent of Antarctica were enormous and covered by grounded ice -- ice that was fully attached... 6 hours
Retracing Antarctica's glacial past
PHYS.ORG More than 26,000 years ago, sea level was much lower than it is today partly because the ice sheets that jut out from the continent of Antarctica were enormous and covered by grounded ice—ice that was fully attached to the... 8 hours
Silencing science tracker expanded to include state and local government actions
PHYS.ORG In January, Columbia's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund launched the Silencing Science Tracker (SST). As its name suggests,... 10 hours
spotlight on sea level rise Spotlight on sea-level rise
ESA Scientists are gathering in the Azores this week to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water... 10 hours
Climate change calls for a fresh approach to water woes
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, is home to 16 different species of wading birds and rare and endangered species like the... 11 hours
Ireland's plan for electric vehicles will reduce emissions, but may come at a cost
PHYS.ORG The level of emissions coming from Ireland's transport sector are undeniably high, which is of particular concern when considering the... 11 hours
How can we limit climate change damage to the global economy?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The international community's ambition to fight against climate change comes at a cost: between US$50,000 billion and US$90,000 billion over the next 15 years according to the bottom-end estimates of economist Adair... 11 hours
Liquid climate archives: A study on tide levels in the straits
PHYS.ORG A new study published in Scientific Reports reports that tidal measurements reveal something about the masses of ocean water, and therefore the climate of the past,... 12 hours
What can fossil shellfish tell us about our environmental future? Plenty.
PHYS.ORG The Earth's climate is changing, and it's changed before. The world's oceans are warming, and they've warmed before. 12 hours
As climate changes, plants might not suck carbon from the air fast enough
PHYS.ORG Current climate change models might be overestimating how much carbon dioxide plants can suck from the atmosphere. 13 hours
Leaders back climate change urgency in New York
PHYS.ORG Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global... 1 day
California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
PHYS.ORG California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at... 1 day
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
PHYS.ORG A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in... 1 day
Scientists search for coral's new home
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs have long faced problems like overfishing, global warming and pollution—but they're also threatened by how slow they regenerate. 1 day
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the... 1 day
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in... 1 day
Urbanization is cutting off life support to NYC's wetlands
PHYS.ORG Historically, salt marshes have not only served as ecological nurseries for fish, birds, and other wildlife—they've been stalwart defenses against coastal storms. But recently, coastal development coupled with accelerated sea... 1 day
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon—the measure of the economic harm... 1 day
Study finds first evidence of climate change impacts on East Antarctic vegetation
PHYS.ORG A landmark 13-year study published in Nature Climate Change has provided the first evidence that climate change is affecting terrestrial ecosystems in East Antarctica. 1 day
altimetry replay Altimetry replay
ESA World-class scientists are meeting in the Azores to discuss the latest findings on sea-level rise, ice melt and more – all based on satellite altimeters. Watch the opening session replay 1 day
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Human-caused climate change has exposed US national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new study quantifying for the first time the magnitude of climate... 1 day
Reducing the conflict between energy retrofit and heritage character
PHYS.ORG Buildings represent the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from the developed world, and climate change probably the greatest threat to humanity. 1 day
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
PHYS.ORG Human-caused climate change has exposed U.S. national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new UC Berkeley and University of Wisconsin-Madison study that quantifies for... 2 days
Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries
PHYS.ORG Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model created by scientists at the Woods Hole... 4 days
New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide
MIT Lithium-based battery could make use of greenhouse gas before it ever gets into the atmosphere. 4 days
talking sea level Talking sea-level
ESA Scientists from all over the world are meeting in the Azores to talk about satellite altimeters and sea-level rise. Watch the opening session live on 24 September at 09:00 GMT (11:00 CEST) 4 days
Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway—here are the results
PHYS.ORG Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the world's roads with... 4 days
Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern
PHYS.ORG Commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally, Georgia State University faculty have found in a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the... 5 days
Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally. 5 days
Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise
PHYS.ORG As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and... 5 days
How Nordic marine forests can help fight climate change
PHYS.ORG Research suggests that are many reasons to fall in love with marine forests, even the seaweed that gets wrapped around your feet when taking a dip in the sea. 5 days
Climate change modifies the composition of reefs
SCIENCE DAILY Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why... 5 days
More prevention efforts needed to curb the growing risk of future wildfires
PHYS.ORG The latest report from the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier... 5 days
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
SCIENCE DAILY Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study.... 5 days
Climate change modifies the composition of reefs
PHYS.ORG Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study by the ICTA-UAB analyzes for the first... 5 days
Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control
PHYS.ORG Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to... 6 days
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the eruptions of the Columbia River flood... 6 days
Rapid eruption of the Columbia River flood basalt and correlation with the mid-Miocene climate optimum
Science Magazine Flood basalts, the largest volcanic events in Earth history, are thought to drive global environmental change because they... 6 days
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
PHYS.ORG Imagine an enormous volcano erupting in the Pacific Northwest, pouring lava across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Imagine the lava flooding out until... 6 days
Concern about climate change unites Gens X and Y
PHYS.ORG Two generations of Australians, Generations X and Y, say climate change is their number one cause for concern, according to the latest Life Patterns reportfrom University of Melbourne researchers. 6 days
Searching for clues on extreme climate change
PHYS.ORG The remains of a buried pine forest at the foot of Mont Saint Genis in Southern France yield insightful information on a drastic climate change event. The pine tree stand initiated around 12,900 years... 7 days
Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands
PHYS.ORG The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane—a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during... 7 days
Natural climate oscillations in north Atlantic linked to Greenland ice sheet melt
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A... 1 week
A key to climate stabilization could be buried deep in the mud
SCIENCE DAILY While scientists fear that rising temperatures could unleash a 'bomb' of carbon from Earth's soil carbon reservoirs, a new study suggests these reservoirs might... 1 week
Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida Keys. A new study... 1 week
Study links natural climate oscillations in north Atlantic to Greenland ice sheet melt
PHYS.ORG Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the... 1 week
Eucalyptus 2018: Plantation managers and researchers are working to deal with climate change
PHYS.ORG Did you know that in addition to producing paper pulp and firewood, eucalyptus is used by scientists to study how trees function... 1 week
Former head of climate change panel to stand trial for harassment
Science Magazine Rajenda Pachauri faces up to 3 years in prison if convicted 1 week
New study shows Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous
PHYS.ORG Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in... 1 week
Cash, carbon, crude—how to make oil fields bury emissions
PHYS.ORG In February 2018, Donald Trump signed into law new tax credits that reward oil companies for capturing carbon dioxide and preventing it from entering the atmosphere – either by burying... 1 week
Searching for clues on extreme climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed. The study about the consequences of a drastic climate change event in past and its implications for... 1 week
Large-scale shift causing lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence
SCIENCE DAILY Rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence is caused by shifts in two of the ocean's most powerful currents: the Gulf Stream... 1 week
More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the arctic
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently modeled the future of trans-Arctic shipping routes and found that the accompanying increase in emissions may offset some of the overall warming trend in that region.... 1 week
Catastrophic construction: Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions
PHYS.ORG Tropical storms, with waves reaching up to 10-meters-high, can wallop coral reef islands. As global temperatures increase, some scientists suggest that such storms will become more frequent and... 1 week
Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil. 1 week
Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change
PHYS.ORG Food production doesn't have to be a victim of climate change. New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing... 1 week
Mummified penguins tell of past and future deadly weather
PHYS.ORG New research links the mummified remains of penguin chicks in Antarctica to two massive weather-related calamities that could become more commonplace with climate change. 1 week
Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: Connecting the dots differently
PHYS.ORG A half-century ago, concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience. This was clear... 1 week
African countries aren't doing enough to prepare for rising sea levels
PHYS.ORG Sea levels are rising around the world. In the last quarter century, on the north-eastern African coastline, sea levels have risen by as much as 12cm.... 1 week
Keep cool: Researchers develop magnetic cooling cycle
PHYS.ORG As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster worldwide than for heating. Another problem that besets today's refrigeration... 1 week
NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss
PHYS.ORG NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the... 1 week
Optimism trumps despair at climate summit
PHYS.ORG Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate summit in San Francisco: global warming is making the planet unliveable—but we know how to fix it. 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Is 50 Miles Larger, with 50% More Rain, Thanks to Climate Change
SPACE.COM For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before it actually hits land. 2 weeks
Indigenous peoples, key to saving forests, catch a break
PHYS.ORG Proven masters at sustainably managing forests that protect against global warming, indigenous peoples got a place at the table, and some cash, at an international climate summit in San Francisco... 2 weeks
Kindness: An unsung climate change tool
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When you think of climate change and community resilience, visions of seawalls, renewable energy projects and other physical things may come to mind. 2 weeks
Halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: Roadmap shows what's needed in each sector
PHYS.ORG A new report shows the potential for all sectors of global economy—energy, food and agriculture, industry, buildings and transport—to halve greenhouse gas... 2 weeks
Here’s how climate change is fueling Hurricane Florence
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists take a stab at predicting climate change’s influence on Hurricane Florence. 2 weeks
Perfect storms: hurricanes and typhoons
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Florence looms off the eastern United States and Typhoon Mangkhut threatens the Philippines, here are some facts about monster storms and what to expect as climate change supercharges our weather. 2 weeks
Hurricane Florence Is 50 Miles Larger, with 50% More Rain, Thanks to Climate Change
LIVE SCIENCE For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before it actually hits land. 2 weeks
Insects coping with climate change
PHYS.ORG As the seasons move through their annual procession, they are accompanied by the presence of a spectacular diversity of insects. Bees, butterflies, moths – you name it, if you look closely you'll see them. 2 weeks
Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding
PHYS.ORG The earth beneath our feet isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about the impacts of climate change. However, a study by a... 2 weeks
Climate change poses uncertain future for Indiana's aquatic habitats
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Indiana's average air temperatures are expected to rise by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century, warming and reducing wintertime ice cover on the state's lakes, streams, and rivers.... 2 weeks
Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues
REUTERS A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt. 2 weeks
Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic rainforest to extinction
PHYS.ORG Global warming could lead to the extinction of up to 10 percent of frog and toad species endemic... 2 weeks
Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to extinction
SCIENCE DAILY Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation,... 2 weeks
Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests, experts argue
SCIENCE DAILY Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a 'renewable fuel' will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the... 2 weeks
World faces uphill climate fight as US efforts fall short
PHYS.ORG The United States will fall short on its Paris commitment to cut greenhouse gases, making the uphill battle to avoid runaway global warming that much harder, according to... 2 weeks
Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and... 2 weeks
Sea level rise doesn’t necessarily spell doom for coastal wetlands
SCIENCE-NEWS Wetlands can survive and even thrive despite rising sea levels — if humans give them room to grow. 2 weeks
Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change
PHYS.ORG Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and... 2 weeks
Google searches reveal where people are most concerned about climate change
PHYS.ORG What do you do if you have a question? You probably Google it. 2 weeks
What the world needs now to fight climate change: More swamps
PHYS.ORG "Drain the swamp" has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of... 2 weeks
UK could be carbon neutral by 2050 says ambitious new report
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Greenhouse gas removal (GGR) could make the UK carbon neutral by 2050, but immediate action is required says a new joint report by the Royal Academy... 2 weeks
Could water utilities transform the way the electric sector did?
PHYS.ORG Water utilities nationwide are grappling with aging infrastructure, environmental degradation and climate change. 2 weeks
New cities may make millions more vulnerable to climate change
PHYS.ORG A forthcoming study of over a hundred new cities being built around the world suggests developers and planning authorities are doing very little to make their projects resilient... 2 weeks
Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests
PHYS.ORG Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a "renewable fuel" will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world's forests, according to... 2 weeks
US to miss Paris climate pact target by a third
PHYS.ORG The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday... 2 weeks
Natural mechanism could lower emissions from tropical peatlands
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have long feared that as Earth warms, tropical peatlands -- which store up to 10 percent of the planet's soil carbon -- could dry out, decay and release vast pools of... 2 weeks
Coral bleaching increases disease risk in threatened species
SCIENCE DAILY Bleaching events caused by rising water temperatures could increase mortality among a coral species already threatened by disease, says new research. 2 weeks
Natural mechanism could lower emissions from tropical peatlands
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long feared that as Earth warms, tropical peatlands—which store up to 10 percent of the planet's soil carbon—could dry out, decay and release vast pools of carbon dioxide and methane... 2 weeks
Coral bleaching increases disease risk in threatened species
PHYS.ORG Bleaching events caused by rising water temperatures could increase mortality among a coral species already threatened by disease, says new research by Mote Marine Laboratory and Penn State, US, published in eLife. 2 weeks
Evaluating the contribution of black carbon to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed an improved model to accurately assess the effect of black carbon on Earth's atmosphere. 2 weeks
Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic
SCIENCE DAILY The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. Determining whether the Arctic is continuing to take up carbon from the... 2 weeks
UN says more worldwide going hungry, blames climate change
PHYS.ORG The number of hungry people in the world is growing again, in large part due to climate change that is wreaking havoc on crop production in much of the developing... 2 weeks
Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic
PHYS.ORG The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. The Arctic regions are particularly important with respect to climate change, as... 2 weeks
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How can we limit climate change damage to the global economy?
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Climate change calls for a fresh approach to water woes
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Kindness: An unsung climate change tool
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Climate change poses uncertain future for Indiana's aquatic habitats
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UK could be carbon neutral by 2050 says ambitious new report
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