Climate Change
Major deep carbon sink linked to microbes found near volcano chains  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Up to about 19% more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish... more
Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Ice sheet mass loss is currently dominated by fast-flowing glaciers (ice streams) terminating in the ocean as ice shelves and resting on beds below sea level. The factors... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. more
Gulf of Maine seasonal wildlife timing shifts  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Many researchers and amateur naturalists track dates for the first robin or pond ice-out; such records offer data on timing of plant and animal life cycle events known as phenology. While such observations are... more
Antarctica: the final frontier for marine biological invasions?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. The research is an... more
Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study has revealed soft tissues that cover the rocky coral skeleton promote the recovery of corals following a bleaching event. more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change and ocean warming threaten coral reefs and disrupt the harmonious relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae, a process known as "coral bleaching." However,... more
Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In Kenya's second largest city, Mombasa, the demand for water is expected to double by 2035 to an estimated 300,000 cubic meters per day. In Mombasa's current warm and humid climate, that water comes from a... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
Large-scale forest carbon sequestration could cause food prices to skyrocket  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Paris Agreement calls for reducing greenhouse gases enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels. This could be done by... more
Earth Day 2019: How NASA Data Helps US Deal with Disasters and Climate Change  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A new NASA website shows just how the agency's Earth observation data helps communities across the United States deal with... more
Global warming may boost economic inequality  Science Magazine · 2 days
Higher temperatures could account for 25% of “growth gap” between countries more
Climate change has worsened global economic inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The gap between the economic output of the world's richest and poorest countries is 25 percent larger today than it would have been without global warming, according to new research. more
Climate change has worsened global economic inequality  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere have enriched cool countries like Norway and... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Human influence on climate change is traced back to the 19th century  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change poses a serious challenge to the human society and it is generally believed that humans are themselves to blame. The Intergovernmental Panel... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Extinction Rebellion: disruption and arrests can bring social change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody's screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been... more
USC prof devises 'smart' building materials that move themselves with no motor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a licensed architect concerned about the environment, Doris Sung became fed up catering to clients wanting steel and glass buildings with no regard... more
A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets  Science Magazine · 5 days
The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate... more
Researchers discover good news for fish populations living on bleached coral reefs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in... more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they... more
Climate change is hitting hard across New Zealand, official report finds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The major focus on climate change in Environment Aotearoa 2019, a stocktake on New Zealand's environment released today, is a welcome change. more
Study finds global action needed to ensure acceptable climate futures  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Ensuring a tolerable climate future, one that reduces warming while considering the costs, requires immediate global action, according to an international team of scientists. more
Warm, dry winds may be straining Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf  SCIENCE-NEWS · 7 days
Wind-induced melting that occurred during the Antarctic autumn may be accelerating the Larsen C ice shelf’s collapse, which could raise sea levels. more
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas... more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last... more
Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. more
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue... more
Plants and microbes shape global biomes through local underground alliances  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers report that the distribution of forest types worldwide is based on the relationships plant species forged with soil microbes to enhance their uptake of nutrients. These symbioses... more
Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: clouds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue... more
Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains  NPR · 1 week
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur... more
Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The impacts of climate change are already being felt across the Pacific, considered to be one of the world's most-at-risk... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) from... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by researchers from NASA has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. more
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a... more
New climate models predict a warming surge  Science Magazine · 1 week
Scientists question whether stronger anticipated response to greenhouse gases is realistic more
Climate engineering needs to look at the big picture, says researcher  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Of all the different possible methods to combat anthropogenic climate change conceived of so far, among the least studied is climate engineering. more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that... more
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research... more
Maths shows the nature of 'tipping points' for climate and eco crises  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Humans need to be wary of breaching a 'point of no return' that leads to ecological disaster such as loss of rainforests or irreversible... more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of south Asian summer monsoon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that as human-caused... more
Why climate change will dull autumn leaf displays  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Every autumn we are treated to one of nature's finest seasonal annual transitions: leaf colour change and fall. more
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study finds that some sparrow species will likely go extinct within the century due to climate change. more
New method of studying sediment could predict climate change impact  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sedimentary deposits tell a story about how the Earth responded to a changing climate in the past and are an important tool for predicting what climate change will... more
Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Coral reefs offer many tropical fish a vibrantly encrusted locale of refuge – a respite from the intense pressures of the sea – providing an opportunity for protection,... more
Plastic's carbon footprint  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics. more
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications finds that some sparrow species will go extinct within the century due to climate change. more
Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Education of children is one of the ambitious goals for sustainable development as a way to alleviate poverty and reduce vulnerability to climate change and natural... more
Researchers conduct first global assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect... more
Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and... more
Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and... more
Plastic's carbon footprint  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and... more
Could climate change cause infertility?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures. more
Could climate change cause infertility?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A number of plant and animal species could find it increasingly difficult to reproduce if climate change worsens and global temperatures become more extreme -- a stark warning highlighted by new scientific research. more
Warming Arctic permafrost releasing large amounts of potent greenhouse gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about twelve times higher than previously assumed. About one fourth of the Northern Hemisphere is... more
Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Search online for "climate change" and "tipping points" and you'll find some scary results. Melting ice sheets, the collapse of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation , the permafrost methane... more
New research identifies novel link between antibiotic resistance and climate change  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research presented at this week's 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands, identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and... more
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion... more
Calcium-looping reforming of methane realizes in situ CO2 utilization with improved energy efficiency  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Closing the anthropogenic carbon cycle is one important strategy to combat climate change, and requires the chemistry to effectively combine CO2 capture... more
How will tropical mammals react to rising temperatures?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to compare the responses of tropical mammals to warmer habitats suggests the answer won't be... more
Nearly 4,500 Amazon employees challenge company to lead on climate-change policies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an unprecedented public push to change Amazon policies, nearly 4,500 employees have put their names to a letter asking CEO Jeff Bezos and the commerce... more
Getting ready to chart sea level  ESA · 2 weeks
Records show that, on average, global sea level rose by 3.2 mm a year between 1993 and 2018, but hidden within this average is... more
How to talk about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report last fall warning of a catastrophic effect on the world's people, environment and economy if temperatures rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, which could... more
Climate change will redistribute tuna  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The increase in skipjack and yellowfin tuna in the tropical area, and the movement of the rest of the species (albacore, Atlantic bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna and southern bluefin tuna) towards colder waters are the main conclusions of... more
Economic butterfly wings can create a climate action tornado  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The answer to the climate crisis could be seizing social and political tipping points where a modest intervention can lead to massive change, suggest leading University of Oxford economists. more
Peak break: China to add 'eco' toilet on Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climbers with pressing needs on Mount Everest will soon find an "eco-friendly" toilet at a Chinese campsite 7,028 metres (23,058 feet) above sea level in an ongoing campaign... more
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows.... more
Study: How will tropical mammals react to rising temperatures?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to compare the responses of tropical mammals to warmer habitats suggests the answer... more
George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as... more
How flying cars could help in the fight against climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could zoom above the gridlock in a flying car? A new study predicts these futuristic vehicles... more
Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What could be more important than sustaining habitable living conditions on Earth? Climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental problems demand changes on an order of magnitude well beyond the... more
Measuring iceberg production with earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Global warming is significantly reducing the volume of ice sheets—like the one covering Greenland—through melting or by shearing away blocks of ice that tumble into the ocean and become icebergs, a process known as calving. more
U.S. forests changes are double-edged sword for environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change, nitrogen deposition and fire suppression are leading to shifts in the types of trees that dominate American forests. These changes will have environmental consequences, potentially positive and negative, according to... more
Climate change made the Arctic greener. Now parts of it are turning brown.  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Arctic browning could have far-reaching consequences for people and wildlife, affecting habitat and atmospheric carbon uptake as well as increasing wildfire risk. more
Glaciers in European Alps Could Disappear by 2100  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Even if humans manage to prevent further global warming, the glaciers will still lose half their volume by 2050. more
Yukon warmest it has been in 13,600 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed the warmest... more
Germany to mull carbon tax as part of national climate pact  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Germany's environment minister says the government will discuss introducing a carbon tax as part of its national plan to curb climate change. more
Simultaneous heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Without the climate change caused by human activity, simultaneous heatwaves would not have hit such a large area as they did last summer. more
Germany to mull carbon tax as part of national climate pact  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Germany's environment minister says the government will discuss introducing a carbon tax as part of its national plan to curb climate change more
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study evaluates several strategies... more
Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists use undersea robots and 3-D printing to help coral reefs survive the damaging effects of rising ocean temperatures. more
Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study in ACS' Environmental... more
Research reveals evidence of climate change in the Yukon permafrost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new University of Toronto study confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed the warmest temperatures experienced in the previous 13,600 years, a finding... more
From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds... more
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions
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George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change
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Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef
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Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
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White people's eating habits produce most greenhouse gases
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Deep-sea drillers investigate shedding of Antarctic icebergs
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