Climate Change
The West is trading water for cash. The water is running out  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When it comes to global warming's one-two punch of inundation and drought, the presence of too much water has had the most impact on... more
Promising approaches in suicide prevention, and how to retreat from climate change  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Changing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK) to a three-digit number could save lives—especially when coupled with other strategies. Host Meagan... more
The case for retreat in the battle against climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
With sea level rise and extreme weather threatening coastal communities, it's no longer a question of whether they are going to retreat; it's where, when and how. In... more
Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal. more
Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage. more
Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here—its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium—are... more
Public health officials unprepared for magnitude of heat waves and climate-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to... more
Climate change could pose extreme danger for Muslim pilgrimage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that... more
Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate... more
The case for retreat in the battle against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When it comes to climate change, moving people and development away from at-risk areas can be viewed, not as a defeat, but as a smart strategy that allows... more
Florida's oysters in Apalachicola, Cedar Key face climate threats to survival  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change isn't a primary suspect in the stunning extermination of Apalachicola Bay oysters, a calamity pegged to a variety of atrocities. more
Water availability determines carbon uptake under climate warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration is the leading cause of greenhouse effects and global warming. Notably, rapid climate warming can, in turn, either increase or decrease land carbon uptake, leading to... more
Climate change will alter waves along half the world's coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world's coastlines. This research has significant implications for coastal flooding... more
Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage  MIT · 1 day
When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors. more
Geologists get called 'dirty polluters', but we're needed to fight climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When people hear we are geologists, we are often asked if we have found any oil lately. Sadly—and wrongly—the most common view of geology... more
Ethiopia's future is tied to water— a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national... more
Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims—roughly one-quarter of the world population—making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that must be performed at least once in a... more
Global warming could make El Niño events less predictable  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests that as the planet continues to heat up due to the emission of greenhouse gases, it will become increasingly difficult... more
Green transition: The whole world can learn from a small town in Iceland  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nowadays cities are quite unsustainable places. They consume a lot of the world's resources and account for more than half of the... more
Conflicting consequences of climate change for Arctic nesting geese  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Life over the last half-century has been pretty good for populations of Svalbard barnacle geese. A hunting ban implemented in the 1950s in their overwintering area in Scotland has led... more
Water scaling of ecosystem carbon cycle feedback to climate warming  Science Magazine · 2 days
It has been well established by field experiments that warming stimulates either net ecosystem carbon uptake or release, leading to negative or positive carbon cycle–climate change feedback, respectively.... more
Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The American public ranks scientists as some of the most trusted voices in the country. So it made sense for eminent climate scientists, such as James... more
Wave climate projections predict risks to Aussie coastlines  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have mapped out how much waves are likely to change around the globe under climate change and found that if we can limit warming to 2 degrees, signals of wave climate... more
Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists need a reliable way to monitor such sites for... more
What the climate crisis means for land rights  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The climate crisis will reshape our relationships to land around the world. Journalist David Wallace-Wells warns that, once the planet warms 2°C above preindustrial levels—the target set by the Paris Agreement—"major cities... more
Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists need a reliable way to monitor such sites for... more
A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data. The system could be used to monitor sea temperatures to study climate change and track marine life over long periods... more
Stone Age boat building site has been discovered underwater  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a new 8,000 year old structure 11 meters below sea level on the Isle of Wight. It is the most intact, wooden Middle Stone Age structure ever... more
Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. more
Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world's coastlines  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The rise in sea levels is not the only way climate change will affect the coasts. Our research, published today... more
Methods for reducing the risks of melting glaciers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Under a pilot project being spearheaded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a team of experts—including civil and environmental engineers from EPFL—are studying methods to help protect a region... more
Network of greenhouses and rain shelters simulate what climate change will do to soils  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As most of the science community knows, the climate emergency is here now. Weather extremes such as droughts and heatwaves... more
Catalysts for climate protection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
How can we achieve the internationally agreed climate targets? The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB makes the greenhouse gas CO2 usable as a carbon source for the chemical industry. With a patented catalyst synthesis, screening for the... more
Catalysts for climate protection  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have developed various new technological solutions for using the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which is generated during combustion processes, as a raw material for the production of chemicals, fuels or chemical energy storage systems. more
Global change is triggering an identity switch in grasslands  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Since the first Homo sapiens emerged in Africa roughly 300,000 years ago, grasslands have sustained humanity and thousands of other species. But today, those grasslands are shifting beneath our feet.... more
Roadmap for detecting changes in ocean due to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
When will we see significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? A new study finds that some changes are noticeable already, while others will take up... more
New study offers roadmap for detecting changes in the ocean due to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sea temperature and ocean acidification have climbed during the last three decades to levels beyond what is expected due to... more
Global change is triggering an identity switch in grasslands  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since the first Homo sapiens emerged in Africa roughly 300,000 years ago, grasslands have sustained humanity and thousands of other species. But today, those grasslands are shifting beneath our feet.... more
Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Northern hemisphere summers will deliver dangerously longer heatwaves, droughts and bouts of rain even if humanity manages to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius, scientists said Monday. more
Editorial: The other thing we need to do to save the planet: Eat less meat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Our love for steaks and burgers is contributing to rapidly exploding climate change and ironically setting up the... more
Uncertainty in emissions estimates in the spotlight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
National or other emissions inventories of greenhouse gases that are used to develop strategies and track progress in terms of emissions reductions for climate mitigation contain a certain amount of uncertainty, which inevitably has... more
Uncertainty in greenhouse gas emissions estimates  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
National or other emissions inventories of greenhouse gases that are used to develop strategies and track progress in terms of emissions reductions for climate mitigation contain a certain amount of uncertainty, which inevitably has an impact... more
Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Climate change has been steadily warming the ocean, which absorbs most of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, for 100 years.... more
Myths about disaster survivors stall the global response to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The 2018 report from the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body that assesses climate change science, says the world needs to... more
Mobile forests could help cities cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cities across Europe are trialling schemes such as roof gardens and 'mobile forests' to embed more nature into urban areas in an effort to protect their citizens from climate change... more
Could duckweed feed the world?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Climate change is threatening the world's food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology professor Pamela McElwee. So, how... more
Climate misinformation may be thriving on YouTube, a social scientist warns  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Analyzing 200 climate-related videos on YouTube shows that a majority challenge widely accepted views about climate change and climate engineering. more
Researchers find reliable climate change data in nearby corals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Tracking climate change through corals has historically meant studying coral in remote locations, away from civilization and the related environmental conditions that might affect the data. But research compiled by... more
Dutch families join 'people's farm' to counter climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Chickens roam the orchards, cows chew the cud and pigs roll in the mud on a warm day on a Dutch farm—but the pastoral scene is not as traditional as... more
Singapore to bolster coastal defences against rising sea levels: PM  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Singapore needs at least $72 billion to build defences against rising sea levels, its leader said Sunday as the low-lying city-state gears up against the impact of climate... more
Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. more
Lizards from cold climates may face rapid extinctions in next 60 years, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Lizards that produce live young are significantly more likely to be driven to extinction through climate change than those that... more
July 2019 hottest month on record for planet: NOAA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday, while satellite data showed polar ice shrank to its lowest levels. more
July Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
As climate change ramps into high gear, global temperature records are being smashed left and right. more
Climate change 'disrupts' local plant diversity, study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have discovered that the numbers of plant species recorded by botanists have increased in locations where the climate has changed most rapidly, and especially in relatively cold parts of the world. more
Comment on "Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production"  Science Magazine · 1 week
Free et al. (Reports, 1 March 2019, p. 979) linked sea surface temperature (SST) to surplus production and estimated a 4% decline in maximum sustainable yield (MSY) since... more
Superdeep diamonds confirm ancient reservoir deep under Earth's surface  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Analyses show that gases found in microscopic inclusions in diamonds come from a stable subterranean reservoir at least as old as the Moon, hidden more than 410 km below sea... more
Warmer winters are changing the makeup of water in Black Sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change, according to... more
Scientists confirm July set new global heat record  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. more
How buildings can cut 80 percent of their carbon emissions by 2050  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Energy use in buildings -- from heating and cooling your home to keeping the lights on in the office -- is responsible for over... more
Warmer winters are changing the makeup of water in Black Sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change, according to... more
How buildings can cut 80% of their carbon emissions by 2050  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Energy use in buildings -- from heating and cooling your home to keeping the lights on in the office -- is responsible for over one-third of... more
Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear  REUTERS · 1 week
Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen... more
Climate change 'disrupts' local plant diversity, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places, according to research from the University of York. more
Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more... more
Wet winter doesn't end climate change risk to Colorado River  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire... more
Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently... more
Rapid metabolism change helped mammals to thrive in colder climate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hedgehogs, rabbits, primates and even giraffe have all benefited in the evolutionary race due to their ability to adapt their metabolism to cope with a changing climate, according... more
Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth's carbon cycle  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The Earth's carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate. more
Shift to renewable electricity a win-win at statewide level  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Amid rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations at the federal level, several U.S. states, cities, and towns have resolved to take matters into their own hands... more
Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth's carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Earth's carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate. more
Global reinsurance experts urge investment in open-source risk models  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Strategic management experts say greater collaboration between the insurance industry and state policy makers, including investment in open-source risk models, could improve society's ability to recover from disasters linked to... more
A novel forecasting tool helps experts prepare for extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There is mounting evidence that climate change is increasing the risk and severity of extreme weather events around the world. As floods, heatwaves, droughts and storms become fiercer... more
Eat green to save the environment, says IPCC: How to tell if that means you  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In its new special report on climate change and land, the IPCC calls for more effective and sustainable... more
Greta Thunberg: the world's youthful climate conscience  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Swedish climate activist and global star Greta Thunberg understood climate change at an early age and has rallied youths around the world and parents to her cause, sparking criticism along the way. more
Climate deniers get more media play than scientists: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fuelling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. more
Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack a day of cigarettes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Air pollution -- especially ozone air pollution which is increasing with climate change -- accelerates the progression of... more
Key factors in how some algae harness solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have discovered how diatoms -- a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth's oxygen -- harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The discovery could help lead to... more
Making microbes that transform greenhouse gases  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of South Florida are harnessing the power of human physiology to transform greenhouse gases into usable chemical compounds—a method that could help lessen industrial dependence on petroleum and reduce our carbon footprint. more
NASA studies how arctic wildfires change the world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Wildfires in the Arctic often burn far away from populated areas, but their impacts are felt around the globe. From field and laboratory work to airborne campaigns and satellites, NASA is studying... more
Making microbes that transform greenhouse gases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new technique will help not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the potential to reduce the overall dependence on petroleum. more
How media around the world frame climate change news  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers analyzed thousands of climate change articles from 45 countries and territories around the world to determine how they frame the issue, and differences were revealed mostly by the wealth... more
Greta Thunberg says the climate debate is slowly shifting  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A year after starting a school strike that made her a figurehead for the fight against global warming, Greta Thunberg believes her uncompromising message is getting through—even if action remains... more
Study examines how media around the world frame climate change news  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change is a problem facing countries around the world, but media coverage of the topic differs from one nation to the next. A new study... more
Climate change is turning Florida's sea turtles female. How long can these species survive?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Two dozen tiny leatherback turtles swam around in small tanks, attached by fishing lines to a system that kept them... more
Restoring soil to address climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents "one of the biggest and most urgent challenges" that humanity faces. more
Scientists link climate change to melting in West Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study has for the first time presented solid evidence that human-caused global warming is linked to melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists already knew that periodically... more
Taking the pulse of peatland carbon emissions could measure climate impact of development  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new way to take the pulse of carbon emissions could help track how the industrial development of peatlands contributes to climate... more
Australia offers climate funding to Pacific islands  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia on Tuesday announced a Aus$500 million ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding their powerful neighbour curb its carbon emissions. more
Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Future warming can accelerate the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet. A large fraction of the ice will enter the Southern Ocean in form of icebergs, which melt and provide a... more
Natural-gas leaks are important source of greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In discussions of anthropogenic climate change, carbon dioxide generally gets the spotlight, but it is not the only greenhouse gas spewed into the atmosphere... more
Largest-ever study of coral communities unlocks global solution to save reefs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The largest study ever conducted of its kind has identified where and how to save coral reef communities in the Indo-Pacific, according to an international group... more
Natural-gas leaks are important source of greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientist have found that methane in L.A.'s air correlates with the seasonal use of gas for heating homes and businesses. more
Structurally complex forests better at carbon sequestration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Forests in the eastern United States that are structurally complex -- meaning the arrangement of vegetation is highly varied -- sequester more carbon, according to a new study. The study demonstrates for the first... more
Arctic sea-ice loss has 'minimal influence' on severe cold winter weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change has only a 'minimal influence' on severe cold winter weather across Asia and North America, new... more
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