Climate Change
UN climate talks unravelling, face failure  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over on how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages. more
Why linking climate change with conflict is no simple matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
From Sudan to Syria to Bangladesh, climate change is often presented as a powerful and simple root cause of violent conflict and mass migration. more
Climate change novels allow us to imagine possible futures: Read these crucial seven  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Every day brings fresh and ever more alarming news about the state of the global environment. To speak of mere "climate change"... more
CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It is now almost 10 years since ESA's CryoSat was launched. Throughout its decade in orbit, this novel satellite, which carries a radar altimeter to measure changes in the height of the world's ice,... more
A (sorta) good news story about a songbird and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
University of Manitoba researchers made a recent discovery that suggests Purple Martins, unlike other long-distance migratory songbirds, show promise of being able to adapt to climate... more
CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move  ESA · 2 days
It is now almost 10 years since ESA’s CryoSat was launched. Throughout its decade in orbit, this novel satellite, which carries a... more
UN talks struggle to stave off climate chaos  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid were set to wrap up Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future... more
Fighting climate change, protecting nature go hand in hand  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The preservation of Earth's pristine wildernesses and oceans, long treated as a separate issue to curbing climate change, is taking on more importance as scientists say they really need to... more
Study reports case-specific monetary estimates for childhood illness linked to air pollution  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first... more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Safe nuclear waste storage, new ways of generating and storing hydrogen, and technologies for capturing and reusing greenhouse gases are all potential spinoffs of a new study by... more
Climate cycles and insect pests drive migration timing of reindeer's North American cousin  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Biologists have discovered two unexpected drivers for migration timing that dispute long-held assumptions and provide insight into potential future effects of climate... more
Measuring the success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial ecosystems  Science Magazine · 3 days
Natural and seminatural ecosystems must be at the forefront of efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In the urgency of current circumstances,... more
Harnessing nature's defences against tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As sea levels rise and adverse weather events become more common, vulnerable coastal communities are at increasing risk of devastation from storm surges and tsunamis. The death toll from tsunamis, at 260,000 during the past century, was higher... more
Novel study underscores microbial individuality  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world—revealing novel insights into the ecology, evolution and biotechnology potential of the global microbiome. A new publication in Cell reports a staggering... more
Martian aurora offers climate change clues, research reports  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A newly published study, presented on Dec. 12 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, reveals that a type of Martian aurora originally detected by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is in fact the... more
Mammoth field fires up Norway's oil industry  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Under yellow metal legs stretching beneath the sea, billions of dollars lie buried. As the world tries hard to halt global warming, a huge oil field breathes new life into Norway's oil sector. more
Research confirms timing of tropical glacier melt at the end of the last ice age  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Findings on ice retreat across the global tropics clarifies how the low latitudes transformed during the end of... more
Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia -- and climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
If you want to know how climate change and hypoxia -- the related loss of oxygen in the world's oceans -- affect fish species... more
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Chemistry researchers have uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change. more
Research confirms timing of tropical glacier melt at the end of the last ice age  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tropical glaciers in Africa and South America began their retreat simultaneously at the end of the last ice... more
High-latitude warming initiated the onset of the last deglaciation in the tropics  Science Magazine · 4 days
Atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are thought to have synchronized global temperatures during Pleistocene glacial–interglacial cycles, yet their impact relative to changes in high-latitude insolation... more
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating... more
One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Concentrations of methane, a greenhouse gas about 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide, have risen steadily in Earth's atmosphere since 2007. Although several potential explanations, including an... more
Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia—and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you want to know how climate change and hypoxia—the related loss of oxygen in the world's oceans—affect fish species such as the economically important Baltic cod, all... more
Why polar bears at sea have higher pollution levels than those staying on land  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing polar bears... more
Record low level of Bering Sea ice causes profound, widespread impacts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources... more
Now Australian cities are choking on smoke, will we finally talk about climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
I moved to Sydney less than five weeks ago and the city has been shrouded in smoke haze on and... more
Making social change efforts more effective  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many organizations take on big problems like alleviating poverty or combatting climate change. But how can they—and their funders—know that their efforts are working? What are the best ways to measure complex interventions and determine which... more
'Daring multi-level club solution' could offer key to combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
'Climate clubs' offering membership for sub-national states, rather than just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy. more
Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Warm waters are a threat to cold water fish like salmon and trout. But a study led by researchers at University of California, Davis suggests that habitats with abundant food... more
Why polar bears at sea have higher pollution levels than those staying on land  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing polar bears... more
One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Concentrations of methane, a greenhouse gas about 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide, have risen steadily in Earth's atmosphere since 2007. Although several potential explanations, including an... more
Arctic has one of warmest years, raising fears over rising sea levels  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Arctic has experienced its second warmest year since 1900, according to a report published Tuesday, raising fears over low summer sea ice and... more
Medical News Today: Global warming may cause birds to shrink  MNT · 5 days
New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming. more
Natural ecosystems protect against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The identification of natural carbon sinks and understanding how they work is critical if humans are to mitigate global climate change. Tropical coastal wetlands are considered important but, so far, there is little data to show... more
Improving the accuracy of climate model projections with emergent constraints  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The increase in carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has warmed the Earth since the beginning of the industrial era. Climate models try to project how much this... more
Natural ecosystems protect against climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The identification of natural carbon sinks and understanding how they work is critical if humans are to mitigate global climate change. Tropical coastal wetlands are considered important but, so far, there is little data to show... more
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal... more
Could dark carbon be hiding the true scale of ocean 'dead zones'?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The impact of climate change on the world's oceans is becoming increasingly known but new research suggests current computer models could be omitting a... more
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal... more
Benefits and risks for marine life from carbon dioxide removal approaches  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new IMAS study has identified potential benefits and risks for marine ecosystems from two of the key approaches for carbon removal proposed to cut atmospheric... more
Bayer targets climate-neutral business by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer said Tuesday it aims to become "climate-neutral" by 2030, slashing or compensating all of its greenhouse gas emissions. more
In Sweden's Arctic, global warming threatens reindeer herds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from minus 20-degree Celsius (minus 4-degree Fahrenheit) winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a... more
Research shows ramping up carbon capture could be key to mitigating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As the world gathers in Madrid to discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, a newly released study... more
Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade -- and possibly sooner -- due to climate change, a new... more
Ramping up carbon capture could be key to mitigating climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
As the world gathers in Madrid to discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, a newly released study makes the case that... more
Some forests crucial for climate change mitigation, biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, as well as to enhance biodiversity. more
Megadroughts fueled Peruvian cloud forest activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research has found that strong and long-lasting droughts parched the usually moist Peruvian cloud forests, spurring farmers to colonize new cropland. Findings also included evidence that recovery from some climate change-related damage is possible. more
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, according... more
Have your health and eat meat too  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat consumers worldwide. But with... more
Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade—and possibly sooner—due to climate change, a new study has found. more
Researchers find some forests crucial for climate change mitigation, biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A study by Oregon State University researchers has identified forests in the western United States that should be preserved for their potential to mitigate climate change through carbon... more
Tackling air pollution: Researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists have presented the first high-resolution inventory to... more
Tackling air pollution: researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies... more
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, an... more
Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate change is not just resulting in a steady increase in temperatures, but also in an increased frequency and severity of extreme climatic events, like droughts, heat waves, and floods. These extreme... more
Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies, says study  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the globe-circling northern jet stream that have caused simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated breadbasket regions-a previously unquantified threat... more
Preventing forest decline in Germany  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Summers in Central Europe are becoming hotter, summer rainfall less and droughts longer and more frequent. Climate change is altering weather patterns and having an impact on woodlands in the process. Where water supply is at present still... more
The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The edges of cities around the world are being devastated by fires and floods. It's drawing attention to suburban residents and the role they're playing in... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world's carbon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released today by... more
Peatlands release more methane when disturbed by roads  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Roads built through acidic wetlands may make greenhouse gas emissions from the wetlands spike by damming natural water flow, according to a new study. more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new easy-to-read guide, '10 New Insights in Climate Science' has been presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, at the COP25 climate... more
Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming—but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of... more
Adventurers cross Arctic Ocean on skis despite thinning ice  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Two adventurers have successfully crossed the Arctic Ocean on skis after persevering through brutal conditions, briefly running out of food, and struggling to traverse thin ice caused by global warming,... more
Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off... more
Built on sand: Dutch find unlikely ally against water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Netherlands is deploying an unlikely ally as climate change intensifies the low-lying country's age-old fight against floods: more than 666,000 truckloads of sand to shore up a crucial dike. more
Nobel science laureates stress urgency of addressing climate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Three of this year's Nobel Prize laureates say addressing climate change is of great importance. more
Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'war zone,' health official says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The level of alarm is already high in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as the Pacific island nation struggles with rising... more
How saving the ozone layer in 1987 slowed global warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first international treaty to successfully slow... more
National greenhouse gas reporting needs an overhaul: It's time to directly measure the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
How much greenhouse gas is emitted by any individual country? With global emissions of carbon dioxide hitting a record of... more
Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report  ESA · 1 week
A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ has been presented to the United Nations Framework... more
New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon  ESA · 1 week
The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as... more
Research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago... more
35-year data record charts sea-temperature change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help to understand the science behind Earth's climate. more
Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Resting atop Thomas Peacock's desk is an ordinary-looking brown rock. Roughly the size of a potato, it has been at the center of decades of debate. Known as a polymetallic nodule, it spent 10 million years... more
Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by 2050. more
Dead birds forecast unexpected impact of climate change  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published Wednesday in the journal Ecology Letters reports that its look at the physical data of thousands of dead American migratory birds collected off the busy streets of high-rise... more
As a way to fight climate change, not all soils are created equal  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Soil scientists offer a newly nuanced understanding of different soil organic matter components that can be increased through varied management strategies. more
Outlook for the polar regions in a 2-degrees-warmer world  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
With 2019 on pace as one of the warmest years on record, a major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines global consequences of continued polar... more
Bats may benefit from wildfire  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Bats face many threats -- from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not among those threats. more
Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter.... more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects -- a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. more
Lake methane emissions should prompt rethink on climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Study sheds new light on the impact of natural methane production on global climate change assessments. more
California must act now to prepare for sea level rise, state lawmakers say  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A special committee of California lawmakers gathered Tuesday, for the first time in five years, to discuss sea level rise and what... more
35-year data record charts sea-temperature change  ESA · 1 week
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help... more
New 35-year satellite data record charts sea-temperature change  ESA · 1 week
Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global... more
First field measurements of laughing gas isotopes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Thanks to a newly developed laser spectrometer, Empa researchers can for the first time show which processes in grassland lead to nitrous oxide emissions. The aim is to reduce emissions of this potent greenhouse... more
First 'lab in a field' experiment reveals a sunnier side of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Pioneering experiments using heated field plots to test the responses of crops to temperature have revealed an unexpected plus side of climate... more
Wildfire may benefit forest bats: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bats face many threats—from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not among those threats, suggests a study from the University of California, Davis, published... more
Video: Sentinel-6 mission  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US for liftoff next year. Designed and built to chart changing sea level, it is... more
Transition to renewable energy needs to consider global threat to species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study has shown the extent to which countries drive biodiversity loss overseas through their demand for electric power. For some countries more than half... more
Sentinel-6: charting sea level  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:05:20 In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US... more
Providing nature-based solutions for landscape sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There is growing recognition that bringing more natural features and processes to cities could help tackle climate change, support economic growth and enhance human well-being. Nature-based solutions like green roofs and walls, sustainable urban drainage systems,... more
Sentinel-6 Mission  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:05:20 In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US for liftoff next year.... more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects—a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
Researchers: Put a brake on bioenergy by 2050 to avoid negative climate impacts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The burgeoning bioenergy sector must peak and decline in the next 30 years to alleviate extreme pressure on land, warns researchers in... more
Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no... more
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