Climate Change
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells  SCIENCE DAILY · 31 minutes
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according... more
Wind turbine design and placement can mitigate negative effect on birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. However, the rapid expansion... more
Thunberg brings her climate protest to Canada's oil patch  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Teen activist Greta Thunberg rallied with climate change protesters in Canada's oil-rich province of Albert on Friday, as oil workers counter-protested by honking the horns of their big rigs. more
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according... more
Climate: Uncertainty in scientific predictions can help and harm credibility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The ways climate scientists explain their predictions about the impact of global warming can either promote or limit their persuasiveness. more
Manufacturing minerals could transform the gem market, medical industries, and mitigate climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Last month, scientists uncovered a mineral called Edscottite. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that are not living, such as quartz or... more
New catalyst helps turn carbon dioxide into fuel  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Imagine grabbing carbon dioxide from car exhaust pipes and other sources and turning this main greenhouse gas into fuels like natural gas or propane: a sustainability dream come true. more
Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An article recently published in Science, titled "The global tree restoration potential," presented what it called "the most effective solution... more
Trial set in New York on Exxon's climate statements  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Charges that Exxon Mobil misled investors on the financial risks of climate change will be heard in court this month after a New York judge gave the green light for... more
Comment on "The global tree restoration potential"  Science Magazine · 2 days
Bastin et al. (Reports, 5 July 2019, p. 76) claim that global tree restoration is the most effective climate change solution to date, with a reported carbon storage potential of 205 gigatonnes of carbon.... more
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. Researchers increasingly are embracing the power of ancient DNA from old museum specimens... more
How aerosols affect our climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Greenhouse gases may get more attention, but aerosols -- from car exhaust to volcanic eruptions -- also have a major impact on the Earth's climate. Using a massive NASA dataset, researchers have created a framework that helps explain... more
Future flash drought will increase over humid regions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Flash drought is a new phenomenon with increasing prominence due to global warming. Drought develops rapidly without sufficient early warning, and has stricken the world with severe impacts during recent years, such... more
Nature-based solutions can help protect us from climate-related natural hazards  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Solutions found in nature should be our first line of defense against the increasing number of climate change-related natural disasters, say experts. more
Nature-based solutions should be first line of defense against weather- and climate-related natural hazards  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Solutions found in nature should be our first line of defence against the increasing number of climate change-related natural disasters,... more
Research group suggests major changes for UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of researchers at Imperial College, selected by Britain's Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has submitted its... more
Society's tendency to denigrate kids these days is a 'memory tic,' says cognitive scientist  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
They're leaders in important social, environmental and political movements, finding ways to tackle the most pressing issues of our time,... more
Increase in levels of methylmercury due to climate change could have a cascade of effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury... more
Researchers find climate change increases risk of mercury contamination  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury that has been trapped in the frozen ground is now being released... more
3-D printed coral could help endangered reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Threats to coral reefs are everywhere -- rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research shows that 3-D printed coral can provide a structural starter kit for... more
Warmer nights prompt forest birds to lay eggs earlier in spring  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Rising night-time temperatures are causing woodland birds to build nests and lay eggs earlier in springtime, research shows. more
Climate change increases risk of mercury contamination  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost is accelerated and mercury trapped in the frozen ground is now being released. The mercury is transforming into more mobile and potentially toxic forms... more
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Study of wave turbulence suggests that highly mobile species and more diverse ecological communities may be more resilient to the effects of changing environmental... more
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the world's climate continues to change, biologically diverse communities may be most capable of adapting to environmental challenges. more
Climate change concerns have largely ignored role of access to effective contraception  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions,... more
Increased risk of tularemia as the climate changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed a method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans. New results show that tularemia may become increasingly common in the future in high-latitude... more
Warmer nights prompt birds to lay eggs earlier  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As climate change continues to cause temperatures to rise, the breeding patterns of birds such as blue tits are being altered as evenings in spring get warmer, researchers say. more
Both conservatives and liberals can agree on action on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
We tend to assume that democracies, over the long arc of history, work towards progress and justice. But with an issue like climate change, we're running... more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action - or not - on environmental issues. A recent study... more
Researchers predict Tularemia outbreaks as climate changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Stockholm University researchers have found that the impact of climate change of disease incidence of tularemia could be statistically predicted. In high-latitude regions, where the disease was less common, global warming could lead to... more
Study on climate protection: More forest -- less meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Forests help protect the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers have studied the conditions that should be fulfilled... more
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction. more
Targeting deeply held values crucial for inspiring pro-environmental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Given the alarming pace of climate change, it is increasingly important to understand what factors motivate people to take action—or not—on environmental issues. A recent study in Sustainability Science shows... more
Study on climate protection: More forest, less meat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Forest protects the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have studied the conditions that... more
Soil scientists determine how abandoned arable land recovers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Soil scientists from RUDN University have found that the rate of accumulation of organic carbon in wild, cultivated, and abandoned soils depends mainly on the type and composition of the soil, and,... more
How uncertainty in scientific predictions can help and harm credibility  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The more specific climate scientists are about the uncertainties of global warming, the more the American public trusts their predictions, according to new research by Stanford scholars. more
Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Switzerland's glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone—a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching back more than a century, a study showed Tuesday. more
Loons likely to disappear from Minnesota due to climate change, new report warns  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Minnesota could lose its beloved state bird in coming decades if humans don't stall climate change and prevent the common loon from... more
Marshall Islands, low-lying US ally and nuclear testing site, declares a climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Marshall Islands, a low-lying chain of atolls and key U.S. ally in the Central Pacific, has declared a national climate crisis... more
Population aging across the U.S. could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of... more
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
U.S. and Canadian researchers have developed a tool that incorporates projected changes in ocean climate onto a geographic fishery management area. Now... more
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers use long-term survey data sets and climate models to help fishing communities plan for a warmer ocean. Researchers have developed a... more
CO2 emissions cause lost labor productivity, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The planet's warming climate has led to countless changes that are affecting all of us. Droughts, hurricanes, rising sea levels and forest fires—all are now regular events in a world that saw... more
Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change. more
Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change. more
Fairy-wrens change breeding habits to cope with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Warmer temperatures linked to climate change are having a big impact on the breeding habits of one of Australia's most recognisable bird species. more
How barnacle geese adjust their migratory habits in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and so are the environments of many plant and animal species. Populations die out... more
Fairy-wrens change breeding habits to cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Warmer temperatures linked to climate change are having a big impact on the breeding habits of one of Australia's most recognisable bird species, according to researchers at The Australian National... more
Frozen Earth in 'Snowpiercer' Is a Grim (and Possible) Future for Our Warming Planet  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The grim future of new TNT sci-fi series "Snowpiercer" began with climate change. Could our rapidly warming world undergo a... more
Climate change is causing tropical moths to shrink in size  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have discovered the first evidence of tropical insects shrinking in size in their bid to survive rising temperatures. more
To save climate, tax carbon at $75 per ton: IMF  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's biggest carbon polluting nations should jointly agree to tax emissions at $75 per ton in the next decade to keep climate change at safe levels, the... more
A fridge made from a rubber band? Twisted elastic fibers could cool your food  Science Magazine · 1 week
“Twistocaloric” effect could usher in new wave of cooling technology free of greenhouse gases more
Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As a result of industrialization, the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has increased continuously over the past 100 years, which is... more
Aerial photographs shed light on Mont Blanc ice loss  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 1919, the Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane photographing the alpine landscape. Exactly 100 years later, researchers from the University of Dundee... more
Mediterranean basin badly hit by climate change: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Temperatures in the Mediterranean basin are increasing much faster than the global average, threatening food and water supplies, scientists warned Thursday in a new study. more
Secrets to climate change adaptation uncovered in the European corn borer moth  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Biologists have found two genes that may permit some insect species to survive climate change by adjusting their biological annual clocks while others succumb.... more
Secrets to climate change adaptation uncovered in the European corn borer moth  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of biologists led by Tufts University has found two genes that may permit some insect species to survive climate change by adjusting... more
Warm ocean water attacking edges of Antarctica's ice shelves  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Upside-down 'rivers' of warm ocean water are eroding the fractured edges of thick, floating Antarctic ice shelves from below, helping to create conditions that lead to ice-shelf breakup and sea-level... more
Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified. more
Drop the doom and gloom: Climate journalism is about empowerment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There is a simple irony in dealing with climate change. To get a handle on the problem means that, at a certain level, the conversation has to move... more
Stormy waters ahead for coastal towns: what are the options?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Australians love property and being near water. But fast forward 30 years and the two may be incompatible, judging by global forecasts warning of sea level rises that... more
Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after 'fatal' warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world's... more
Managed retreat through voluntary buyouts of flood-prone properties  Science Magazine · 1 week
Retreat from some areas will become unavoidable under intensifying climate change. Existing deployments of managed retreat are at small scale compared to potential future needs, leaving open questions about where, when, and... more
Troughs developed in ice-stream shear margins precondition ice shelves for ocean-driven breakup  Science Magazine · 1 week
Floating ice shelves of fast-flowing ice streams are prone to rift initiation and calving originating along zones of rapid shearing at their margins. Predicting... more
Living evidence of a fossil survival strategy raises hope for warming-affected corals  Science Magazine · 1 week
Climate change is affecting reef-building corals worldwide, with little hope for recovery. However, coral fossils hint at the existence of environmental stress–triggered survival strategies... more
Report: San Diego has unique edge to tackle climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Earth's coastal and polar areas are on thin ice, a new climate report warns, but San Diego may be in a better place than others to weather... more
Warm ocean water attacking edges of Antarctica's ice shelves  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water are eroding the fractured edges of thick, floating Antarctic ice shelves from below, helping to create conditions that lead to ice-shelf breakup and sea-level... more
Trade rules emerge as weapon to fight climate change in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The European Union is poised to bring trade policy into the fight against climate change, a move that risks stoking global commercial tensions. more
Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers from the... more
A unique study sheds light on the ecology of the glacial relict amphipod Gammaracanthus lacustris  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The glacial relict amphipod Gammaracanthus lacustris only occurs in deep and cold waters. A new study produced new... more
Opinion: Unions can and will play a leading role in tackling the climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
How did a billionaire win over coal miners in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to become president? Three words: "Trump digs coal". By... more
Grim projections for the ocean—and the life within it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The chain of causation that connects rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to the marine biota has been made clearer by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... more
Predicting the impact of climate change on bridge safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Climate change will increase the frequency and intensity of natural hazards like flooding. In turn, floodwaters erode a bridge's foundation, creating scour holes that compromise the integrity of the structure.... more
Expert outlines pathway to net zero emissions by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A key figure in the United Kingdom's decision to legislate a climate change target of net zero emissions by 2050 is in Australia. more
A unique study sheds light on the ecology of the glacial relict amphipod Gammaracanthus lacustris  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The glacial relict amphipod Gammaracanthus lacustris only occurs in deep and cold waters. A collaborative study by University... more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat... more
Buying less is better than buying 'green'—for the planet and your happiness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humans' overconsumption of resources—from the food and clothes we buy to the methods of transportation we choose—is a leading contributor to global climate change,... more
Believing in climate change doesn't mean you are preparing for climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers found that although coastal homeowners may perceive a worsening of climate change-related hazards, these attitudes are largely unrelated to a homeowner's expectations of... more
The deeper these octopuses live, the wartier their skin  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deep beneath the ocean's surface, surprisingly cute warty pink octopuses creep along the seafloor. But not all these octopuses look alike. While we humans love a good "Is your skin... more
Report: Wildfires threaten California's progress in cutting greenhouse gases  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The wildfires that raged last year from Paradise to Malibu made for California's deadliest, most destructive fire season on record. more
Believing in climate change doesn't mean you are preparing for climate change, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Believing in climate change has no effect on whether or not coastal homeowners are protecting their homes from climate change-related... more
Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the wake of recent wildfires that have ravaged northern and central California, a new study finds that the severity of fire... more
Researchers find global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and human activities, such as energy production and agriculture. more
Heat waves could increase substantially in size by mid-century  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists found that by mid-century, in a middle greenhouse emissions scenario, the average size of heat waves could increase by 50%. Under high greenhouse gas concentrations, the average size could... more
Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study finds that climate has been the dominant controller of wildfire activity in the Sierra Nevada region of the past... more
Machine learning helps plant science turn over a new leaf  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed machine-learning algorithms that teach a computer system to analyze three-dimensional shapes of the branches and leaves of a plant. The study may help scientists better... more
Dual approach needed to save sinking cities and bleaching corals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming temperatures,... more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  ESA · 2 weeks
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with... more
A study on tropical fish sheds light on species invasions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biodiversity, i.e., the variety of life forms on Earth, is in great danger. Human-driven climate change and intensive land use are altering ecosystems, and globalisation facilitates the transport... more
Cyprus-based project to monitor Mideast emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new Cyprus-based project aims to fill a research gap on greenhouse gas emissions in the east Mediterranean and Middle East in order to help policy makers seeking to tackle climate change in the vulnerable region,... more
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