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Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss
SCIENCE DAILY As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure the survival of their species? A study suggests... 2 hours
A scientist's final paper looks toward Earth's future climate
PHYS.ORG VIDEO 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... 3 hours
Study suggests buried Internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise
PHYS.ORG 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... 3 hours
Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new study could lead to more accurate predictions or the rate of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions produced by thawing permafrost in the next 100 years. The study of the microorganisms involved in permafrost... 3 hours
Looking toward Earth's future climate
SCIENCE DAILY A new article 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. 5 hours
Buried internet infrastructure at risk as sea levels rise
SCIENCE DAILY 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. 5 hours
Reducing carbon emissions will limit sea level rise
SCIENCE DAILY 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. 6 hours
Reducing carbon emissions will limit sea level rise, study says
PHYS.ORG In recent years, scientists have been able to correlate the amount of global warming to cumulative carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels—a relationship that became the... 6 hours
Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change. 7 hours
Getting to know the microbes that drive climate change
PHYS.ORG A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change. 8 hours
Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent large-scale species loss
PHYS.ORG Tropical forests are rich in carbon and biodiversity. As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests also ensure... 8 hours
Thawing permafrost microbiomes fuel climate change
PHYS.ORG A University of Queensland-led international study could lead to more accurate predictions or the rate of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions produced by thawing permafrost in the next 100 years. 8 hours
Pristine Antarctic fjords contain similar levels of microplastics to open oceans near big civilisations
PHYS.ORG In the middle of the last century, mass-produced, disposable plastic waste started washing up on shorelines, and to be found... 10 hours
You've heard of a carbon footprint – now it's time to take steps to cut your nitrogen footprint
PHYS.ORG Nitrogen pollution has significant environmental and human health costs. Yet it is... 10 hours
Poll shows consensus for climate policy remains strong
PHYS.ORG While the United States is deeply divided on many issues, climate change stands out as one where there is remarkable consensus, according to Stanford research. 12 hours
Climate change-induced march of treelines halted by unsuitable soils
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered unsuitable soil at higher altitudes may be halting the advancement of treelines. This finding dispels the commonly held assumption that climate change is enabling trees to move... 3 days
NASA finds fragmented remnants of Beryl, located west of Bermuda
PHYS.ORG The remnants of former Tropical Storm Beryl are being battered by upper level winds, and that's fragmenting them even more. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic... 3 days
Study sheds new light on forests' response to atmospheric pollution
PHYS.ORG How forests respond to elevated nitrogen levels from atmospheric pollution is not always the same. While a forest is filtering nitrogen as expected, a higher percentage than previously... 3 days
Based on a new model, researchers report alarming polar melting phenomenon
PHYS.ORG The melting of glaciers on one side of the globe can trigger disintegration of glaciers on the other side of the globe, as has been presented... 3 days
Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government
PHYS.ORG Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday. 4 days
Geological records reveal sea-level rise threatens UK salt marshes, study says
SCIENCE DAILY Sea-level rise will endanger valuable salt marshes across the United Kingdom by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to an international study. Moreover, salt... 4 days
Climate change-induced march of treelines halted by unsuitable soils: study
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Guelph is dispelling a commonly held assumption about climate change and its impact on forests in Canada and abroad. 4 days
How ocean warmth triggers glacial melting far away
SCIENCE DAILY The melting of glaciers on one side of the globe can trigger disintegration of glaciers on the other side of the globe, as has been presented by scientists, who investigated marine microalgae... 4 days
How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage
PHYS.ORG Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that... 4 days
Geological records reveal sea-level rise threatens UK salt marshes, study says
PHYS.ORG Sea-level rise will endanger valuable salt marshes across the United Kingdom by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to an international study co-authored by... 5 days
Mapping climate corridors
PHYS.ORG The corridors of land vital for many wildlife species in the face of climate change often are unprotected. Now, a recently published study from a University of Montana ecology professor and other researchers has tracked these shifting North American habitats. 5 days
California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early
PHYS.ORG California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting an early target years ahead of schedule and putting the state well on its way toward reaching long-term goals to fight climate change,... 5 days
Mapping climate corridors
SCIENCE DAILY The corridors of land vital for many wildlife species in the face of climate change often are unprotected. Now, a recent study has tracked these shifting North American habitats. 5 days
New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park
PHYS.ORG Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika, a species thought to be closely... 5 days
Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed
SCIENCE DAILY The southern Appalachian Mountains are home to 10 percent of global salamander diversity. But current predictions indicate that 70 to 85 percent of this habitat will become unsuitable... 5 days
Plasticity reveals hidden resistance to extinction under climate change in the global hotspot of salamander diversity
Science Magazine Extinction rates are predicted to rise exponentially under climate warming, but many of these predictions ignore... 5 days
Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed
PHYS.ORG The plethora of salamanders living in the southern Appalachian Mountains might be in less danger from the effects of global warming than previously believed, according to new research... 5 days
California's cap-and-trade air quality benefits mostly go out of state
SCIENCE DAILY California has one of the world's most progressive cap-and-trade designed to reduce greenhouse gases. Yet in disadvantaged communities, emissions of those pollutants has actually gone up. 5 days
Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Marine scientists predict climate change might severely hinder efforts to protect populations of the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper by the end... 5 days
Warming oceans are changing Australia's fishing industry
PHYS.ORG A new United Nations report on fisheries and climate change shows that Australian marine systems are undergoing rapid environmental change, with some of the largest climate-driven changes in the Southern Hemisphere. 5 days
Rainy weather predicts bird distribution—but climate change could disrupt it
PHYS.ORG 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.... 5 days
Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change
PHYS.ORG For more than 20 years, conservationists have been working to protect one of the most recognizable reef fish in the Caribbean, the... 5 days
California's cap-and-trade air quality benefits mostly go out of state
PHYS.ORG During the first three years of California's five-year-old cap-and-trade program, the bulk of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions occurred out of state, thus forgoing in-state reductions in harmful co-pollutants,... 6 days
Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees
SCIENCE DAILY A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities... 6 days
Stronger west winds blow ill wind for climate change
PHYS.ORG Stronger westerly winds in the Southern Ocean could be the cause of a sudden rise in atmospheric CO2 and temperatures in a period of less than 100 years about 16,000... 6 days
Strengthening west winds close to Antarctica previously led to massive outgassing of carbon
SCIENCE DAILY A new explanation for the Heinrich 1 event, where temperatures over Antarctica rose 5C in less than a century, suggests strengthening westerlies... 6 days
Carbon farming in WA
PHYS.ORG Reducing our carbon footprint is a critical step to combat climate change, and WA is doing its part with new approaches to farm CO2. 6 days
Link between river outflow and coastal sea level
SCIENCE DAILY Sea levels in coastal areas can be affected by a number of factors: tides, winds, waves, and even barometric pressure all play a role in the ebb and flow of the ocean.... 7 days
Stormwater ponds not a major source of greenhouse gas emissions
PHYS.ORG Stormwater retention ponds, a ubiquitous feature in developed landscapes worldwide, are not a significant source of climate-warming nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, a new Duke University-led study finds. 1 week
Stormwater ponds not a major source of greenhouse gas emissions
SCIENCE DAILY Stormwater retention ponds, a ubiquitous feature in urban landscapes, are not a significant source of climate-warming nitrous oxide emissions, a new study finds. Nitrous oxide is a potent... 1 week
Study finds link between river outflow and coastal sea level
PHYS.ORG Sea levels in coastal areas can be affected by a number of factors: tides, winds, waves, and even barometric pressure all play a role in the ebb and... 1 week
What natural greenhouse gases from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement goals
SCIENCE DAILY Global fossil fuel emissions would have to be reduced by as much as 20 percent more than previous estimates to achieve the... 1 week
Researchers demonstrate how to make modern living sustainable with new eco-housing
PHYS.ORG UN Environment and Yale University in collaboration with UN Habitat today unveiled a new eco-housing module, to spark public discussion and new ideas on how sustainable... 1 week
Study reveals what natural greenhouse emissions from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement targets
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Global fossil fuel emissions would have to be reduced by as much as 20% more than previous estimates... 1 week
Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the fingerprint of a massive flood of fresh water in the western Arctic, thought to be the cause of... 1 week
Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic
SCIENCE DAILY A research team found the fingerprint of a massive flood of fresh water in the western Arctic, thought to be the cause of an ancient cold snap that began around... 1 week
Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland
SCIENCE DAILY 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. 1 week
Immunity could be key to addressing coral crisis
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs support a quarter of all marine life, feed hundreds of millions of people and contribute vastly to the global economy. But they are dying in mass bleaching events, as climate... 1 week
Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland
PHYS.ORG VIDEO 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. 1 week
10 products you may not realise are threatened by the CO2 shortage
PHYS.ORG I have found myself in a rather unexpected place over the past few days. For more than two decades, I have been incessantly proclaiming... 1 week
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Changing ecosystems in Bavaria
PHYS.ORG Bavaria is changing: In regions such as Lower Franconia, climate change is producing drier and hotter conditions. At the same time, extreme weather gets a boost with heavy rainfall or hail leading to flooding and soil erosion. 1 week
Frogwatching—charting climate change's impact in the here and now
PHYS.ORG We've arranged to meet in a gravel car park at the foot of Mt Majura, a darkening wedge above us in the dusk. My daughter and I wait in the... 1 week
Building green cities
PHYS.ORG Singapore has had a long history as a green city – but a tri-sector partnership could help developing Asian countries kickstart a journey into climate change resilience. [This is a feature story published in the Tri-Sector Publication 2018 by Singapore... 1 week
Coastal nuisance flooding linked to special type of slow-moving ocean wave
SCIENCE DAILY A team of international researchers has found a link between seasonal fluctuations in sea level to a long-time phenomenon -- Rossby Waves. And this connection may... 2 weeks
Oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea is 'unprecedentedly severe'
SCIENCE DAILY 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. But while parts of this... 2 weeks
Global warming may be twice what climate models predict
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 2 weeks
Invaluable to the medical industry, the horseshoe crab is under threat
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 2 weeks
Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets
SCIENCE DAILY 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. 2 weeks
Researchers link coastal nuisance flooding to Rossby Waves
PHYS.ORG A team of international researchers has found a link between seasonal fluctuations in sea level to a long-time phenomenon—Rossby Waves. And this connection may lead to a new tool to help coastal... 2 weeks
Rising seas put salinity stress on Hawaiian coastal plants
PHYS.ORG With the increased likelihood of extreme weather events and sea-level rise associated with climate change, flooding poses a major risk to coastal regions. Seawater flooding is not only a threat... 2 weeks
Invaluable to the medical industry, the horseshoe crab is under threat
PHYS.ORG Blood from horseshoe crabs is essential for many drug, implant and environmental safety tests—but blood harvesting, together with capture for bait and impacts from climate change... 2 weeks
Seven percent of Australia's reptiles 'risk extinction'
PHYS.ORG Australia's reptiles, including lizards and snakes, are facing growing threats from invasive species and climate change, with seven percent on the verge of extinction, conservationists said Thursday. 2 weeks
Oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea is 'unprecedentedly severe'
PHYS.ORG 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. But while parts of this... 2 weeks
Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change
PHYS.ORG To the chagrin of the tourist industry, the Great Barrier Reef has become a notorious victim of climate change. But it is not the only Australian ecosystem on the brink of collapse. 2 weeks
Global warming may be twice what climate models predict
PHYS.ORG A new study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast. 2 weeks
Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100
SCIENCE DAILY Failure to meet the United Nations' 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research... 2 weeks
Soil contains one of the keys to climate agreement
PHYS.ORG To drive back global warming to below 2°C, carbon storage in soils plays an important part, since soils can store a notable share of the human CO2 emissions. 2 weeks
Piping plovers want people to get off their lawn
PHYS.ORG A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents negative associations between anthropogenic disturbance (human recreational use of beaches, coastal modifications) and Piping Plovers on their non-breeding grounds. Shorebirds are... 2 weeks
CO2 shortage—why can't we just pull carbon dioxide out of the air?
PHYS.ORG More people than ever are acutely aware that rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere are accelerating climate change and global warming.... 2 weeks
Sunny day flooding along the US coast can be increased by Atlantic Rossby waves
PHYS.ORG A new link between processes in the open ocean and coastal sea-level has been revealed in a Nature Communications paper,... 2 weeks
Why our carbon emission policies don't work on air travel
PHYS.ORG The federal government's National Energy Guarantee aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity industry by 26% of 2005 levels. But for Australia to meet its Paris... 2 weeks
Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100
PHYS.ORG Failure to meet the United Nations' 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research... 2 weeks
Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings... 2 weeks
In a warming world, could air conditioning make things worse?
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 2 weeks
Surf And Turf: To Reduce Gas Emissions From Cows, Scientists Look To The Ocean
NPR When cows burp, they emit the potent greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. But by adding seaweed to the cows'... 2 weeks
TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Analyzing nearly four decades of archive footage from the Tour of Flanders, researchers have been able to detect climate change impacts on... 2 weeks
Southeast Asian forest loss greater than expected, with negative climate implications
PHYS.ORG Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings... 2 weeks
Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate change in the deep past
SCIENCE DAILY Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate throughout the warmest period of the past 66 million years, providing insight into the... 2 weeks
Remote corals pay the price of climate change
PHYS.ORG Corals, even in the most far-flung locations, are being affected by climate change but fare better in marine protected areas. 2 weeks
TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change
PHYS.ORG Analysing nearly four decades of archive footage from the Tour of Flanders, researchers from Ghent University have been able to detect climate... 2 weeks
World's first animals likely caused global warming
SCIENCE DAILY The evolution of Earth's first animals more than 500 million years ago caused global warming, new research shows. 2 weeks
Climate change is making night-shining clouds more visible
SCIENCE DAILY Increased water vapor in Earth's atmosphere due to human activities is making shimmering high-altitude clouds more visible, a new study finds. The results suggest these strange but increasingly common clouds seen only... 2 weeks
How mangroves help keep the planet cool
PHYS.ORG Coastal scientists have developed a new global framework to more accurately assess how mangroves along different types of coastlines from deltas to lagoons store carbon in their soil. They found that previous studies have... 2 weeks
Climate change is making night-shining clouds more visible
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Increased water vapor in Earth's atmosphere due to human activities is making shimmering high-altitude clouds more visible, a new study finds. The results suggest these strange but increasingly common clouds seen only... 2 weeks
Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate change in the deep past
PHYS.ORG Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate throughout the warmest period of the past 66 million years, providing insight into the... 2 weeks
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A scientist's final paper looks toward Earth's future climate
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Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland
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Study reveals what natural greenhouse emissions from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement targets
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Climate change is making night-shining clouds more visible
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