Climate Change
Climate change could cause sudden biodiversity losses worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 43 minutes
A warming global climate could cause sudden, potentially catastrophic losses of biodiversity in regions across the globe throughout the 21st century, finds a new UCL-led study. more
New study helps improve accuracy of future climate change predictions  PHYS.ORG · 43 minutes
New research published by NUI Galway's Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS) has shone light on the impact of clouds on climate change. The study has... more
New study helps improve accuracy of future climate change predictions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
New research has shone light on the impact of clouds on climate change. The study has raised serious doubts of the likely impact of human-led interventions involving methods... more
Uganda: 20% decline in economic output without climate action  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
There is evidence that climate change affects both the quantity and quality of food production, reducing food security, and nutrition intake. In developing countries, where the agricultural sector dominates the... more
CryoSat still cool at 10  ESA · 7 hours
Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan, launching one of ESA’s most... more
Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country's sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy... more
Insects as food and feed: research and innovation drive growing field  nanowerk · 8 hours
As the global food supply faces the dual challenge of climate change and a growing human population, innovative minds are turning to a novel source for... more
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in... more
Climate change encouraged colonization of South Pacific Islands earlier than first thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
New research has found settlers arrived in East Polynesia around 200 years earlier than previously thought. more
Climate change to affect fish sizes and complex food webs  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Global climate change will affect fish sizes in unpredictable ways and, consequently, impact complex food webs in our oceans, a new study has shown. The study analyzed three... more
Researchers quantify ecosystem-scale nitrification rate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Human-caused increases in gaseous nitrogen (N) emissions to the atmosphere have accelerated terrestrial ecosystem N deposition over the past half-century. As forest productivity is usually N limited, accelerated N deposition can promote the growth of forest trees. But... more
Climate change triggers Great Barrier Reef bleaching  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The Great Barrier Reef is suffering through its worst bleaching event. This is the third bleaching within the space of five years. more
Transforming wastewater byproducts into sustainable green fuels  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A huge quantity of organic waste from various sectors either ends up in landfills or gets incinerated, further increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and soil and water pollution. To address this issue, it's crucial... more
Societal transformations and resilience in Arabia across 12,000 years of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Recent archaeological and paleoenvironmental research in the Arabian Peninsula shows a range of societal responses to a series of extreme climatic and environmental fluctuations... more
Scientists develop new way to identify the sex of sea turtle hatchlings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new minimally invasive technique greatly enhances the ability to measure neonate turtle sex ratios. This is the first time that differences in sex-specific... more
Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching: scientists  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world's largest living... more
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in... more
Climate change encouraged colonisation of South Pacific Islands earlier than first thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Research led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found settlers arrived in East Polynesia around 200 years earlier than previously thought. more
Societal transformations and resilience in Arabia across 12,000 years of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Today, the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most arid regions in the world. But its climate has not always been the same, and... more
Climate change to affect fish sizes and complex food webs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Global climate change will affect fish sizes in unpredictable ways and, consequently, impact complex food webs in our oceans, a new IMAS-led study has shown. more
The ocean responds to a warming planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
We're familiar with how climate change is impacting the ocean's biology, from bleaching events that cause coral die-offs to algae blooms that choke coastal marine ecosystems, but it's becoming clear that a warming planet... more
Upper ocean water masses shrinking in changing climate: Less efficient CO2 sink  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oceans help buffer the Earth from climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and heat at the surface and transporting it to the deep... more
Buckle up, climate change deniers: Coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate deniers have been hanging out for the United Nations' next big summit to fail. In a sense, the coronavirus and its induced policy... more
Nepal's lowland 'food basket' vulnerable to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Disaster-prone Nepal's southernmost lowland parts are less resilient to natural disasters than the sparsely-populated hilly and mountain areas, says a new study. more
Coronavirus pandemic affecting the Earth's movement  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has changed many things across the globe bringing chaos to lives and economies. However, efforts to curb the spread of the virus, have lowered pollution levels, carbon emissions, and oceans... more
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times... more
Changes to drylands with future climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
While drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced, according to a new study. These regions, which primarily include savannas,... more
Helping developing countries adapt to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
John Furlow has spent more than a decade working with developing countries on the frontlines of climate change, helping them to adapt to changing conditions. more
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation... more
Changes to drylands with future climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A research team led by Washington State University has found that while drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced. more
What climate change means for Northwestern US wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A synthesis study looks at how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The authors also suggest how managers and individual landowners in different... more
A slip law for glaciers on deformable beds  Science Magazine · 6 days
Slip of marine-terminating ice streams over beds of deformable till is responsible for most of the contribution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to sea level rise. Flow models of the ice... more
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation... more
The Arctic may influence Eurasian extreme weather events in just two to three weeks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Previous research studies have revealed how rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may impact the rest of Earth's... more
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lead author Tobias Ide from the University of Melbourne said the disasters include storms, floods and droughts—the frequency and intensity of which will increase in the... more
As ships move north with climate change, their noise scares Arctic cod away  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When people who haven't been to the Arctic think of this remote and cold region, they may picture animals, such as polar... more
As COVID-19 halts climate expeditions, scientists grapple with uncertainties  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Around 128,000 years ago, the temperatures in the Bahamas were one to two degrees higher than they are today. A group of geologists and geodynamicists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth... more
Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest—from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire... more
How tiny water droplets form can have a big impact on climate models  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Droplets and bubbles are formed nearly everywhere, from boiling our morning coffee, to complex industrial processes and even volcanic eruptions. New research... more
Highest pre-modern lead pollution occurred 800 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists and archaeologists from the University of Nottingham, the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and Harvard University discovered the highest levels of air pollution before the modern era occurred... more
Plant protection: Communication instead of poison  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Increasing drought and heat seriously affect plants. In the Upper Rhine area, for example, climate change results in the development of new plant diseases, an example being Esca, a disease that causes vines to die. Researchers... more
Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new study suggests... more
Evolutionary adaptation helped cave bears hibernate, but may have caused extinction  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A study published in Science Advances on April 1 reveals a new hypothesis that may explain why European cave bears went extinct during past climate change... more
Possible lives for food waste from restaurants  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
More than a third of the food produced ends up being wasted. This situation creates environmental, ethical and financial issues, that also affect food security. Negative effects from waste management, such as bad smells... more
Coronavirus having little impact on climate: UN agency  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Though factories have shut, planes have been grounded and cars left in the garage, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, the World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday. more
The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture. more
Ocean deoxygenation: A silent driver of coral reef demise?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The existence of coral reefs, in all their abundant biodiversity and beauty, relies largely on a complex symbiosis between reef-building corals and microalgae. This finely tuned, fragile, partnership is constantly... more
Climate researcher on promise amidst the pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As people suspend travel during this time of social distancing, Earth-observing satellites have recorded a marked reduction in air pollution in regions of the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Space... more
Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new study published... more
Satellite data lays scale of methane leaks bare  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is leaking from industry sites at rates equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of France and Germany combined, a new analysis using satellite data showed Tuesday. more
As ice recedes in Antarctica, new microbial research frontier opens  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Warming global temperatures are changing life on every continent on Earth, including Antarctica, where more microbes are moving into territory previously covered by ice. How these microbes respond... more
Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The latest edition of the JRC's Global Energy and Climate Outlook (GECO), identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that have the power to limit global warming to below... more
Japan submits unchanged national climate plan, lowers the bar for other big emitters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As part of the Paris Agreement countries must submit revised national climate plans in five year cycles. According to the agreement, countries... more
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the... more
Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the climate is changing, so too are the world's forests. From the misty redwoods in the west to the Blue Ridge forest of Appalachia, many... more
Intensity of past methane release measured with new, groundbreaking methods  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A novel approach to geochemical measurements helps scientists reconstruct the past intensity of the methane seeps in the Arctic Ocean. Recent studies show that methane emissions fluctuated, strongly,... more
Climate change linked to higher risk of cardiovascular deaths, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have found that as temperatures have climbed, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease has increased. more
Seafloor of Fram Strait is a sink for microplastic from Arctic and North Atlantic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine... more
Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. more
Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Control of anthropogenic emissions can improve water quality in coastal seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study highlights the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion, not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
What can we learn from COVID-19 to help with climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Today, the Covid-19 pandemic is all anyone can talk about. Societies around the world are coming to a standstill, and concern for most matters other than... more
Researchers create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ending global environmental crises such as climate change and slowing the growing number of extinctions of plant and animal species will require radical solutions that could take centuries to implement. Meanwhile, the... more
How stable is deep ocean circulation in warmer climate?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe - a scenario that has... more
How stable is deep ocean circulation in warmer climate?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe—a scenario that has occurred during... more
As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Since pre-industrial times, the world's oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report that those rising temperatures have led to widespread changes... more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased CO2 level  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees:... more
Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study. Longer ice-free periods contribute... more
Less ice, more methane from northern lakes: A result from global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Shorter and warmer winters lead to an increase in emissions of methane from northern lakes, according to a new study by scientists in Finland... more
Great Barrier Reef suffers mass coral bleaching event  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered "very widespread" damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years, authorities said Thursday. more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased carbon dioxide level  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change... more
Global supply chains as a way to curb carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The coronavirus outbreak raised everyone's awareness of the significance of global supply chains to modern economies. But global supply chains also play an important role in greenhouse gas... more
Plants and animals aren't so different when it comes to climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study reveals that plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, which may help explain how... more
COVID-19: Economic slowdown doesn't stop climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic have reduced economic activity and led to localized improvements in air quality. But it is too early to assess the implications for concentrations of greenhouse gases which are... more
Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some common strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of concrete production could have unintended consequences for local air pollution and related health damages, according to a new study. more
New 3-D view of methane tracks sources  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's new 3-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world's second largest contributor to greenhouse warming, the diversity of sources on the ground, and the behavior of the gas as it moves through the... more
A new tool for identifying climate-adaptive coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change is threatening the world's coral reefs, and saving them all will prove impossible. A team from EPFL has developed a method for identifying corals with the greatest adaptive potential to... more
Simple framework helps future ocean studies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A range of information is collated through a simple framework that will help marine scientists to design more accurate experiments that will better help them understand the projected impact of global warming on marine life. more
Glacier loss likely to continue with ongoing effects of climate change, possible impact from bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and NIWA scientists are exploring the ongoing effects of climate change, including... more
Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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Epigenetic inheritance: A silver bullet against climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The rapid pace of climate change threatens all living species. An international team of researchers has demonstrated that fish living in the Baltic Sea evolve using epigenetic mechanisms, yet to a lesser... more
Epigenetic inheritance: A 'silver bullet' against climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The current pace of climate change exceeds historical events by 1-2 orders of magnitude, which will make it hard for organisms and ecosystems to adapt. For a long time, it has been... more
Living under pressure: Lessons from the cradle of life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Deep sea alkaline hydrothermal vents have been theorized to be a place where life could have originated. The elevated temperature, alkaline pH, and unique vent action concentrate minerals and create... more
Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A previously unknown significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems—and concerned about what it may mean... more
The right dose of geoengineering could reduce climate change risks, study says  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering is the idea that adding a layer of aerosol particles to the upper atmosphere can reduce climate changes caused by greenhouse... more
The uncertain future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing mass at an accelerating pace, and ice loss will likely continue over the coming decades and centuries. Some regions of the ice sheet may reach a... more
Observing phytoplankton via satellite  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects of global warming... more
Observing phytoplankton via satellite  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers at the AWI can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects... more
How to spot bogus science stories and read the news like a scientist  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When fake news, misreporting and alternative facts are everywhere, reading the news can be a challenge. Not only is there plenty of... more
Tracking data used to identify biodiversity hot spots in Southern Ocean ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ecosystems in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica face growing threats from climate change and fishing pressure, but identifying areas in need of protection is... more
Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habitats for wildlife and are more resilient to climate change than the single-crop standard that dominates today's... more
New species of sawsharks found in West Indian Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Two new species of sawsharks discovered in the West Indian Ocean reinforces how much we still don't know about life in the ocean and the impact climate change is having... more
Brand new shark(s), doo doo, doo doo doo doo  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Two new species of sawsharks discovered in the West Indian Ocean reinforces how much we still don't know about life in the ocean and the impact climate change is having... more
Global warming influence on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Analysis shows global warming is intensifying the occurrence of unprecedented hot spells and downpours faster than predicted by historical trends. more
Greenland shed ice at unprecedented rate in 2019; Antarctica continues to lose mass  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists describe Greenland's loss of 600 billion tons of ice in the summer of 2019, raising global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters... more
Past warming trend constrains future warming in CMIP6 models  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Future global warming estimates have been similar across past assessments, but several climate models of the latest Sixth Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) simulate much stronger warming, apparently inconsistent with... more
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