Climate Change
Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold—were they not a portent of catastrophic... more
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come... more
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come... more
Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. more
Unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount... more
Researchers find unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Scientists have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations from those that should be used with care. This work is critical to understanding... more
Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia  ESA · 17 hours
Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world’s highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people.... more
A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of the University of Extremadura have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations... more
How we used drones to monitor coastal erosion in Ghana  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Delta environments are low-lying and highly vulnerable to flooding and erosion by ocean waves. And these hazards are likely to increase as the world's climate changes and sea... more
Why we may be able to save the Greenland ice sheet  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Studies of ice melt in the Arctic suggest that world may have a fighting chance of preventing huge sea level changes that would result from the... more
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based... more
US, Saudi Arabia back-of-the-pack on curbing climate change  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Monday. more
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A new study points to profitable opportunities for farmers and the... more
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and territory urbanization. This... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive... more
Mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. more
Food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against potential threats  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. A new study highlights characteristics... more
How Brexit could benefit the UK's climate change policies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With the UK leaving the European Union and eyeing new trade opportunities beyond the EU, it should also be looking for ways to take forward its policies for reducing greenhouse... more
More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation  nanowerk · 4 days
Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive... more
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula are highly salinized mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and urbanization. This... more
Another El Niño on the horizon?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The jury is still out as to whether climate change will lead to stronger El Niño events, but while representatives from around 200 countries at the COP24 conference are working to breathe life into the 2105... more
Agroforestry can help the UK meet climate change commitments without cutting livestock numbers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Some 12m hectares of the UK is currently covered by agricultural grasslands which support a national lamb and beef industry worth approximately... more
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create "designer" humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing... more
No Global Cooling Miracle: Sun's Activity Lull Will Stop Soon, Study Suggests  SPACE.COM · 4 days
We can't count on waning solar activity to help bail us out of our climate-change problem in the near future, a new study suggests. more
No Global Cooling Miracle: Sun's Activity Slide Will Stop Soon, Study Suggests  SPACE.COM · 4 days
We can't count on waning solar activity to help bail us out of our climate-change problem in the near future, a new study suggests. more
Another El Niño on the horizon?  ESA · 4 days
The jury is still out as to whether climate change will lead to stronger El Niño events, but while representatives from around 200 countries... more
Egypt's fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lush green fields blanket northern Egypt's Nile Delta, but the country's agricultural heartland and its vital freshwater resources are under threat from a warming climate. more
Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
By combining ocean models, animal metabolism and fossil records, researchers show that the Permian mass extinction in the oceans was caused by... more
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction  Science Magazine · 5 days
Rapid climate change at the end of the Permian Period (~252 million years ago) is the hypothesized trigger for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.... more
Climate players: Animals can swing a landscape's capacity to store carbon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Advances in remote sensing technologies are helping scientists to better measure how global landscapes—from forests to savanna—are able to store carbon, a critical insight as they... more
Volcanic eruptions that depleted ocean oxygen may have set off the Great Dying  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Massive eruptions from volcanoes spewing greenhouse gases 252 million years ago may have triggered Earth’s biggest mass extinction. more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The future of the U.S. Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
ESA expands climate dataset portfolio  ESA · 5 days
ESA has added nine new projects to its flagship climate initiative as part of ongoing efforts to systematically observe and collect data in support of the... more
Simple steps to climate-proof farms have big potential upside for tropical farmers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cacao farmers in Nicaragua lose their crop, the main ingredient for chocolate, to fungal blight and degrading soils. Yields drop in Vietnam's rice paddies... more
New approach helps mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. more
Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind. more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With climate change pushing up temperatures, English winemakers are rubbing their hands as their sparkling wines start to give top champagnes a run for their money. more
Researchers identify factors that influence how effectively food suppliers can respond to disasters  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. more
Wind power vulnerable to climate change in India  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new study. more
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?  NPR · 5 days
The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks... more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels... more
CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 percent in 2018, scientists said Wednesday, signalling a world "completely off course" in... more
Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four centuries  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Surface melting across Greenland's mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st... more
Why the rise of populist nationalist leaders rewrites global climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil not only marks the rise of another populist nationalist leader on the world stage. It's also a turning point... more
Scientists consider climate change-resistant crops  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are stuck. more
Design for flooding: How cities can make room for water  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Science is clearly showing that the world is shifting towards a more unstable climate. Weather events like the flash floods in Sydney last week will be more frequent... more
Permafrost: a climate time bomb?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Earth's vast tracts of permafrost hold billions of tonnes of planet-heating greenhouse gases that scientists warn will be released by global warming, along with diseases long locked into the ice. more
Turning climate change from a 'tragedy of the commons' to positive action  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate change must no longer be viewed as a "tragedy of the commons", researchers say. more
How will addressing climate change affect the job market?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Paris Agreement's goal to keep global warming below 2°C can be achieved by increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. A new International Labour Review study... more
Developing tools to combat 'fake news'  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
With news coverage being a constant cycle and information being amplified across social media channels, it can be difficult to discern between sound news and 'fake news.' As a result people's trust in scientific information has... more
Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Negotiators at the U.N. climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty task Tuesday of finalizing the rules for the Paris accord, a landmark agreement by countries three years ago to... more
Global warming increases frost damage on trees in Central Europe  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Global warming increases frost damage on trees in large areas of Central Europe, according to a new Finnish-Chinese study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the... more
Earth needs climate 'reality check', space pioneer warns  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The world needs a "reality check" on the threat posed by climate change, NASA astronaut Mae Jemison said Tuesday at a UN summit to chart mankind's path away from runaway global warming. more
Why we should stop labelling people climate change deniers  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In the westernmost reaches of Nunavut, on the Northwest Passage, Inuit hunters have told me some pithy things about climate change. "The land is changing. It isn't climate change. This... more
Debunking the 'population bomb'  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The dire warnings are everywhere these days about catastrophic climate change, particularly the perils of overpopulation and the burning of fossil fuels. more
New report addresses curbing climate change and sustainably supplying food, water, and energy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Over the next several decades as the global population grows, society will be faced with pressing challenges such as providing reliable supplies... more
Monitoring climate change from space  ESA · 7 days
Rising global temperatures and the effects of climate change are huge and environmental challenges. Satellites provide unequivocal evidence of the changes taking place and provide decision-makers... more
Coping with threats from hurricanes, wildfires and rising sea levels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As sea levels continue to rise and more severe storms, like Hurricanes Maria and Michael, threaten coastline communities, local leaders need to assess the hazards and vulnerabilities of... more
Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a... more
Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada's polar bears: expert panel  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A committee of wildlife experts warned Monday that Canada's largest land predator, the polar bear, was at risk of disappearing from its vast Arctic landscape as melting Arctic... more
Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a... more
Global warming increases frost damage on trees in Central Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Global warming increases frost damage on trees in large areas of Central Europe, according to a new study. Late frost damages are economically important in agriculture and forestry.... more
Solving 21st-century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
From companies trying to resolve data security risks to coastal communities preparing for rising sea levels, solving modern problems requires teamwork that draws on... more
Tracing iron in the North Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The micronutrient iron (Fe) is recognized as a key factor in controlling oceanic primary productivity, and subsequently impacting the carbon cycle and marine ecosystem. The high-latitude area of the North Pacific is one of the three... more
Act now or risk disaster, nations told at UN climate summit  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After the starkest warnings yet of the catastrophic threat posed by climate change, nations gathered in Poland on Sunday to chart a way for mankind to... more
Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of... more
Solving 21st-century problems requires skills that few are trained in, scientists find  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From companies trying to resolve data security risks to coastal communities preparing for rising sea levels, solving modern problems requires teamwork that draws on... more
Nations pressed to tackle 'urgent threats' at UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With the direst environmental warnings yet still ringing in their ears, nations gathered in Poland Sunday for a UN summit aimed at heading off the "urgent threat" of... more
We Could Spray Cheap Chemicals in the Air to Slow Climate Change. Should We?  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A new paper reveals that it would cost less to slow climate change than it would to fix New York... more
Alarm sounded, nations urged to act at UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gather Sunday in Poland to firm up their plan... more
Grim tidings from science on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists monitoring the Earth's climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks starting next week in Poland on how best to draw... more
Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study reveals that water storage declines in global landlocked basins has aggravated local water stress and caused potential sea level rise. more
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of... more
Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline. A new study reveals this decline has aggravated local... more
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of... more
Half the world’s annual rain falls in just 12 days  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Climate change could shorten the time it talks for the world’s to receive half its annual precipitation from 12 days to 11 by 2100. more
Polluters in the room: big energy 'undermining' UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Oil and coal giants are exploiting a lack of conflict-of-interest protection at UN climate talks to push for continued fossil fuel use despite its contribution to harmful climate... more
Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this type... more
Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that... more
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Another El Niño on the horizon?
ESA
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
PHYS.ORG
Monitoring climate change from space
ESA
Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions
PHYS.ORG
Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool
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How a termite's mound filters methane—and what it means for greenhouse gases
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Climate change is driving wildfires, and not just in California
PHYS.ORG
Climate analysis toolbox updated
ESA
Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities
PHYS.ORG
Volcanic eruptions once caused mass extinctions in the oceans – could climate change do the same?
PHYS.ORG
Climate change damaging male fertility
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