Climate Change
Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank  PHYS.ORG · 45 minutes
Flooding, storms and other natural hazards, made more likely by climate change, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure,... more
New York to get one of world's most ambitious carbon reduction plans  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
New York state lawmakers on Wednesday passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power... more
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. more
The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
The Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants more
EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. more
Stabilizing nations' food production through crop diversity  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
With increasing demand for food from the planet's growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food systems across the world, University of Minnesota research examined how the diversity of crops at the... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Oceanographers investigate the ocean's carbon-absorbing processes over time  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes... more
I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers  NPR · 13 hours
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? more
Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium  Science Magazine · 14 hours
The Greenland Ice Sheet holds 7.2 m of sea level equivalent and in recent decades, rising temperatures have led to accelerated mass... more
Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Himalayan glaciers supply meltwater to densely populated catchments in South Asia, and regional observations of glacier change over multiple decades are needed to understand... more
Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound... more
Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The analysis, spanning 40 years of... more
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by... more
Cold War–era spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting fast  SCIENCE-NEWS · 14 hours
Declassified spy satellite photographs show that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades. more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
What factors govern algae's success as "tenants" of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of experts that includes... more
Trump moves to weaken Obama climate policy, bolster coal industry  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, replacing proposed regulations that cracked down on coal-burning power plants with... more
US military consumes more hydrocarbons than most countries—massive hidden impact on climate  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The US military's carbon footprint is enormous and must be confronted in order to have a substantial effect on battling global warming. more
South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used... more
Biochar may boost carbon storage, but benefits to germination and growth appear scant  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Biochar may not be the miracle soil additive that many farmers and researchers hoped it to be, according to a new University... more
High temperature records will be 'smashed' in coming century  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Climate change will cause some regions of the world to "smash" high temperature records every year in the coming century, researchers warn. That will push "ecosystems and communities beyond their... more
Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet. more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
Is glue the answer to climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A small amount of cheap epoxy resin replaces bulky support materials in making effective carbon capture solid sorbents, developed by scientists. more
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue in a perspective piece published today... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity's growing demand for food, it's crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance. When plants... more
Is glue the answer to climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Is glue the answer to climate change? Researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University have proven that it could certainly help. They have developed a new material capable of capturing... more
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue. more
A sticky solution could improve carbon capture materials  nanowerk · 21 hours
Researchers have developed a new material capable of capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide with the key ingredient being a common epoxy resin you probably have at home. more
Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from... more
Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change  NPR · 1 day
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds. more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as 'Boaty McBoatface') has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from... more
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes -- the support system of the biosphere -- in the climate change equation... more
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in Earth science. How to effectively separate... more
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity—they are calling for the world to stop ignoring an 'unseen majority'... more
Climate change enhances carbon dioxide flux from lakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Boreal lakes play a significant role in global carbon cycling. Small and shallow lakes are abundant in northern areas, and they are often biologically active because of the loading of organic matter... more
Slashing plane emissions a lofty goal, but progress elusive  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The aircraft industry is facing growing criticism over greenhouse gas emissions that are set to soar as more people take to the skies, but experts say game-changing technology for cleaner... more
Ireland to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ireland has announced it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 as part of its new climate change plan. more
Shields up to beat global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Might an enormous orbiting "shield" be one way to combat the rising temperatures around the world caused by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels? Writing in the International Journal of Global Warming, a team in China has... more
How to answer the argument that Australia's emissions are too small to make a difference  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
After a recent foray into the debate over Australia's so-called "climate election", I received plenty of critical replies... more
Can California better use winter storms to refill its aquifers?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The general long-term forecast for California as climate change intensifies: more frequent droughts, intermittently interrupted by years when big storms bring rain more quickly than the water infrastructure... more
The increase in wildfires is linked via climate change to social inequity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When the crown jewel of industrial civilization—the automobile—was introduced in London, it was met with resistance. Wouldn't burning fossil fuels pollute the air? "Yes,... more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study. more
Rising methane may thwart efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If the world were on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of less than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, methane levels in the atmosphere would theoretically... more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. more
How climate change affects crops in India  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers found that the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather in India; their yields vary significantly less due to year-to-year changes in climate and generally... more
Past climate change: A warning for the future?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future. The prehistoric groups studied lived in the... more
Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic... more
Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in... more
'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria May Be Spreading to Beaches Once Thought Off-Limits. Here's Why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
"Flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters thanks to climate change, according to a new report. more
Testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state's Lower Peninsula, scientists are testing ways to make the region's forests more resilient to climate change. more
Researchers study how climate change affects crops in India  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Kyle Davis is an environmental data scientist whose research seeks to increase food supplies in developing countries. He combines techniques from environmental science and data science to understand patterns in... more
Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be... more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as "Boaty McBoatface") has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. more
Researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state's Lower Peninsula, University of Michigan scientists are testing ways to make the region's forests... more
Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous... more
Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in... more
EU leaders to debate push for zero emissions by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
EU leaders will this week discuss setting a target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, European officials said Monday, following elections that highlighted climate fears. more
Most of the World to Face Record-High Temperatures Every Year Without Serious Climate Action  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
About 60% of the world will face record-high temperatures every year for the next 100 years if we don't tackle... more
The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen... more
Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. more
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level... more
No direct link between North Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United States. more
No direct link between north Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea... more
A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A shady refuge on a hot day could be more than a simple comfort in a warming world. Finding a cooler spot might save several species that would... more
A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Finding a shady refuge to cool off on a hot day could be more than a lifesaver in a warming world. It might save several species that would... more
Flickering sky islands generate andean biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new video shows how climate change connected and disconnected Andean "sky islands" during the past million years. The innovative mathematical model used to make the video was based on fossil pollen records and shows how... more
No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international team of 60 researchers. The study... more
No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little around the globe over the past 60 years, according to a study by an international team of... more
Comment on "Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds"  Science Magazine · 7 days
Kubelka et al. (Reports, 9 November 2018, p. 680) claim that climate change has disrupted patterns of nest predation in... more
Squid could thrive under climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
When scientists subjected two-toned pygmy squid and bigfin reef squid to carbon dioxide levels projected for the end of the century, they received some surprising results. more
Squid could thrive under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Squid will survive and may even flourish under even the worst-case ocean acidification scenarios, according to a new study published this week. more
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice... more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
Why old-school climate denial has had its day  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Coalition has been re-elected to government, and after six years in office it has not created any effective policies for reducing greenhouse emissions. Does that mean the Australian climate change debate... more
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice... more
How much does climate change affects the risk of armed conflict  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a new study. Synthesizing views across experts, the study estimates... more
Why Noah's Ark won't work  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study finds. more
Protecting coral reefs in a deteriorating environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new report examines novel approaches for saving coral reefs imperiled by climate change, and how local decision-makers can assess the risks and benefits of intervention. more
Rising sea levels destroyed evidence of shell middens at many prehistoric coastal sites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a new study, researchers confirm a theory from the 1970s that coastal hunter-gatherers processed much of their shellfish at the beach... more
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an 'elevated risk of extinction', according to a new study. more
Climate change benefits for giant petrels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Giant petrels will be 'temporary' winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region -- but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows. more
Rising sea levels destroyed evidence of shell middens at many prehistoric coastal sites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Archaeological remains of coastal occupation in the form of shell middens are commonly found on today's shorelines, and evidence for shellfish as... more
Study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.... more
The Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than Any Other Part of the US Gov't.  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Defense Department remains the world's single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world's top... more
Britain to intensify fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050 as Europe's effort to slow global warming picked up speed. more
Energy use climbs with age and temperature, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research links two of the biggest drivers of global change today: the population's rapid aging and the planet's rising heat. more
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an "elevated risk of extinction," according to a new University of Stirling-led study. more
Japan sets carbon-neutral goal as UK plans climate laws  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Japan has joined Britain in pledging to become carbon neutral later this century, as the world races to prevent catastrophic climate change, but critics blasted Tokyo's plan as unambitious. more
The Defense Department Is Worried About Climate Change — and a Huge Carbon Emitter  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Defense Department remains the world's single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world's top... more
City by the mountains  ESA · 1 week
Technology image of the week: Populous Santiago in Chile, set to host the next UN Climate Change Conference, viewed by ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite more
Climate change benefits for giant petrels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Giant petrels will be "temporary" winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region—but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows. more
Why Noah's ark won't work  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Noah's Ark strategy will fail. In the roughest sense, that's the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study that illuminates which marine species may have the ability to survive in a world where temperatures are rising and oceans are... more
In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life by 17%  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's oceans will likely lose about one sixth of its fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate... more
Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has found that the physical condition of beluga whales affects their capacity to store oxygen in their blood and muscle tissues,... more
Could floating cities help people adapt to rising sea levels?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
By end of the century, rising seas will flood more than 500 coastal cities, affecting 1.5 billion people worldwide. Some estimates predict surging sea level rise of two... more
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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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Researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change
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Why Noah's Ark won't work
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Study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict
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Mountain-dwellers can adapt to melting glaciers without caring about climate change
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Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes
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New studies increase confidence in NASA's measure of Earth's temperature
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