Climate Change
Increasing opportunities for sustainable behavior  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new IIASA study shows how even minor changes to available infrastructure can trigger tipping points in the collective... more
Storm Gloria claims 12 lives in Spain, four missing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A violent storm which wrought havoc across huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline this week claimed 12 lives and left four others missing, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said... more
2018's Four Corners drought directly linked to human-caused climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past "severe," through... more
Hold businesses to account on their carbon footprints by including their supply chains  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Donald Trump may not believe climate change is happening, but most business leaders do and it is no surprise to see it... more
Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The past decade (2010-2019) was the hottest on record and five of the top 10 warmest single years have all occurred since 2015, according... more
Sustainable agriculture: Guaranteeing yield while reducing greenhouse gases  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The NUMAPS group of the UPV/EHU has analyzed the benefits of adding nitrification inhibitors to ammonium-based fertilizers. The study was conducted on a wheat crop and compared a conventional tillage management system... more
Study: Activism and civil disobedience help communicate the science of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of the world's top climate change biologists, including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, have published an editorial highlighting how... more
A relationship between severe winter weather and Arctic warmth?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new review article published in Nature Climate Change evaluates whether severe winter weather in the United States, Europe and Asia is sensitive to Arctic temperatures. The lead author is... more
Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity. more
'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight than ever  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Doomsday Clock on Thursday ticked down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 as the threat posed by climate change and a... more
Climate hazard scientists connect 2018's Four Corners drought directly to human-caused climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places,... more
Global warming could have a negative impact on biodiversity generation processes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the current climate change scenario, an international team led by researchers from Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has... more
Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds from midnight  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A hypothetical timepiece called the Doomsday Clock measures our nearness to armageddon — by nuclear weapons, climate change and other global threats. more
Climate crisis: We are the system that needs to change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million hectares of land—an area four times... more
Study provides insight on how to minimize the impacts of severe weather on wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida in September 2017, the Category 5 storm offered a team of wildlife researchers... more
Four ways climate change is affecting our health—and what we can do about it  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change is already affecting our health, even if we don't think about it much, says a University of Alberta... more
A design principle for creating selective and robust electrocatalytic interfaces  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
To effectively counteract climate change and meet rising global energy requirements, humans must drastically change their methods for generating energy. New catalysts for a carbon-neutral conversion of energy... more
New weather 'normals' show how Madison's climate has changed over 40 years  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The National Weather Service's bulletins often mention when extreme weather deviates from normal. But normal is changing. more
Climate change 'a strategic dilemma' for Persian Gulf, expert says  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change poses a strategic dilemma for oil-exporting states of the Persian Gulf, according to a new paper by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at... more
Your plane travel destroys polar bear habitat  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A group of polar bear researchers wants you to do more than worry about the fate of these beautiful animals. They've calculated how much summer sea ice is melted per metric tonne of CO2... more
Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New study is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their lives in the disaster's aftermath. Within decades, the... more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
How dams and climate change are choking Asia's great lake  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For more than half a century, January meant prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia's largest lake, his catches and their... more
Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. more
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The... more
Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases... more
Does anything Australians do on climate change matter?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As unprecedented bushfires continue to ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government have been rightly criticized for their reluctance to talk about the underlying drivers of this crisis. Yet... more
How climate-related weather conditions disrupt power plants and affect people  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Severe weather conditions triggered by climate change can adversely affect the operation of power plants. more
First two nature-based water retention measures are operational in Hungary  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Increasingly extreme temperature, hydrology, or other meteorological phenomena are some of the most widely predicted impacts of climate change. This applies to Hungary as well, where rainfall is... more
Study finds flooding damage to levees is cumulative—and often invisible  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial photosynthesis method could bring new... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. more
Flooding damage to levees is cumulative -- and often invisible  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with... more
Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists think that current models are incomplete and that we may be underestimating crop losses. A new study shows that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars,... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Arctic sea ice cannot 'quickly bounce back' if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
Tracking the scent of warming tundra  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Climate change is causing subarctic tundra to warm twice as fast as the global average, and this warming is speeding up the activity of the plant life. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the... more
Report emphasizes importance of communication in climate change resilience  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the wake of a major storm, like the one that battered the Connecticut shoreline in 2012, community resilience could depend on communication. more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Arctic sea ice cannot "quickly bounce back" if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
Why is climate skepticism so successful in the United States?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
2019 is set to be the second warmest year on record, ending the warmest decade on record, another reminder that climate change is the defining issue of our time. more
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Counting Antarctic penguins with AI  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
the British Antarctic Survey, the world's largest Emperor penguin colony has suffered unprecedented breeding issues for the past three years, is uniquely vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, and could virtually disappear by the year 2100. In... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Each year, an average of 120 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) worldwide is released through soil and vegetation respiration. Plants are capable of taking in nearly 123 gigatons through photosynthesis in the same period. But as... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas rises, contradicting reports of huge reductions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University... more
Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases... more
Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C requires a decarbonized world by 2050 at the latest, and a corresponding global transformation of the energy and land use systems... more
Miami sets ambitious emissions goal: carbon neutral by 2050. How to get there isn't clear  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Harvesting sunlight, researchers of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) published in Materials Today ("Phase-Selective Highly Efficient Nanostructured Metal-decorated Hybrid Semiconductors for Solar... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  nanowerk · 6 days
Artificial photosynthesis:visible-light-driven photocatalysts convert CO2 into oxygen and pure CO under water. more
Australia fires 'devastating habitats' of endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Australia's bushfires and other climate change effects are devastating the habitats of critically endangered species and driving the native platypus towards extinction, according to surveys highlighting the country's vulnerability to rising temperatures. more
Climate change pushing Australia's platypus towards extinction: researchers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Prolonged drought and other effects of climate change are pushing Australia's unique platypus population towards extinction, scientists warned in a study published Monday. more
Teens feel the heat of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2017, when the drought in Cape Town was at its worst in over a century, aid organisation Gift of the Givers made an urgent call to South Africans to help farmers; suicide rates,... more
Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The U.N. and other international organizations agree that forest restoration is a critical part of the collective global effort to combat climate change, reduce extinctions, and improve the lives of... more
Expert discusses the prospects of climate engineering  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate engineering may offer a last-ditch technological solution to catastrophic climate change, but who makes the decisions on which solutions to implement, and who the beneficiaries will be? Once we start fiddling with the... more
Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Work crews descended on 12 commuter parking lots in Toronto in late November 2018, and headed to the electric vehicle (EV) charging... more
The burning issue of population control  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The increasing human population is putting large amounts of pressure on our natural resources and is contributing to climate change, leading many people to call for increased population control—especially for poorer communities. Beth Amato investigates whether... more
Using waste carbon dioxide to separate metals from ores  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A combined team of researchers from the University of Lyon and the University of Turin has developed a way to use waste CO2 to separate metals used in products. In... more
Panic like it's 1999: Why aren't we tackling climate change like we did Y2K?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On Dec. 31, 1999, USC students rang in the New Year in a variety of fashions. But they all faced... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
As the United Nations rewrites the laws of the high seas, the new document should anticipate emerging technologies that allow protected areas to move as animals... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists... more
The carbon footprint of dinner: How 'green' are fish sticks?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Fish sticks may be a tasty option for dinner, but are they good for the planet? A new study of the climate impacts of seafood products reveals that... more
Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. A research team has now shown for the first time that Cyanobacteria... more
Clearing up cloudy climate predictions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
U.K. scientists are taking to the skies as part of a major international research campaign to better understand the behaviour of clouds and their role in climate change. more
Research funding to save the world needs to be drastically stepped up, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study shows that there is a huge disparity in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study shows that there is a huge disparity in the level of funding for social science research into... more
Blue-green algae found to produce greenhouse gas methane  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has found that cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) produce the greenhouse gas methane. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes tests they carried out... more
Potential to adapt is revealed by evolutionary genomics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global climate change is going to drastically alter the environmental conditions for humans and nature. Animals and plants unable to cope with the new conditions are thus forced to shift their range... more
Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. more
Terrain may help identify habitats that are resilient to the effects of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new paper in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, published by Oxford University Press, finds that models which use terrain features... more
'Soil photosynthesis' helps to mitigate environmental pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NOx gases is the generic term used to refer to the group of gases made up of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, gases that result from burning fossil fuel, and also from forest fires,... more
Climate change NGOs from rich countries dominate online conversation, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As climate change threatens the world, governments and organizations from around the globe have banded together to fight its effects. Yet that collaboration has not always... more
Sub-national 'climate clubs' could offer key to combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
'Climate clubs' offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy, which in turn offers a way... more
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New living building materials can grow and multiply -- and may help to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure in the future. more
Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported... more
The burden of climate risk falls on the poor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Storm, flood, drought: With global warming, extreme events become more frequent and intense. They especially impact the poorest of the poor. Geographer Matthias Garschagen examines how urban societies can adapt... more
Global warming to increase violent crime in the United States  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
People in the United States could see tens of thousands of extra violent crimes every year—because of climate change alone. more
Rising sea temperatures could threaten Atlantic salmon production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2017, aquaculture production in the EU reached a decade high thanks to increased production of high-value species like salmon and seabass, according to a report by the European Market Observatory for... more
Scientists contribute to major new report on climate change impact on UK coasts and seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) which... more
Sulfur hexafluoride: The truths and myths of this greenhouse gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The atmospheric concentration of the highly-potent greenhouse gas SF6 has never been higher. Fingers have been pointed at the expanding renewables industry, but is that a fair assessment? more
Scientists highlight effects of climate change on UK's plankton  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Marine scientists in Plymouth have led a major study highlighting the effects of climate change on the plankton populations in UK seas. more
Rising sea levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The rate of coastal erosion around the UK is expected to increase substantially in the future, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. more
Are sinking soils in the Everglades related to climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Characterized by alligators, airboats and catfish, the Everglades is a region of swampy wetlands in southern Florida. In addition to the area's role in Florida's tourism industry, the... more
Zeroing in on decarbonization  MIT · 2 weeks
Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change. more
Climate change will increase injuries and deaths in USA  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study shows that warming of the global climate can lead to thousands more of deaths due to both unintentional and intentional injuries. This adds another and unexpected aspect... more
Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It is an open question how we can ensure that our crop plants remain productive in a changing climate. Plants are confronted with similar climate adaptation challenges when... more
Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect... more
Greenhouse gases from oil and gas projected to continue to increase  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The fracking boom across the country has resulted in greenhouse gas emissions steadily climbing each year since the United States has become the largest producer of... more
Scientists seek urgent action on impacts of climate change on reptiles and amphibians  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
World leaders in reptile and amphibian research say there is an urgent international need to acknowledge the evidence for global climate change... more
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