Climate Change
Climate talks extended as island nations demand action  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an ambitious stance... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Hawksbill turtles aren't the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new study from researchers at... more
Scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
The evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. This finding comes three months after a senior... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a... more
Researchers verify that agricultural biodiversity is an effective tool to fight plagues  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers of the Ecophysiology and Biotechnology group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, have taken part in a study that reveals... more
There is hope amidst environmental anxiety, says a scholar of ecotheology  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change affects everyone. Awareness of the vast scope and rapid pace of the required adjustments may cause feelings of impotence. According to Panu Pihkala, an... more
Image: Mount Triglav, Slovenia  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms.... more
Africa: An air pollution wildcard  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For the past four years, atmospheric scientists have been flying around the world with NASA on a mission to analyze pollution chemistry in the air and oceans. The NASA Atmospheric Tomography Mission or ATom, which flew its last... more
Are reef corals stressed or just pessimistic?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change threatens coral reefs around the globe. The high temperatures associated with this phenomenon can lead to "bleaching," the breakdown of the symbiosis between corals and the algae that live within their cells.... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. This is the conclusion of a study performed by... more
Climate change has made western megadrought 38 percent more severe, say new estimates  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Over the last few decades, the American West has seen major increases in wildfire activity and big decreases in groundwater supply. Warmer... more
Applying emerging technology to solve environmental challenges  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Technology and environmental sustainability leaders must work together on collaborative solutions to unlock the power of emerging technology to address the challenges of environmental sustainability, including those related to climate change and responsible water... more
Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
It's now beyond official: Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, pose a danger to public health and welfare,... more
Soot particles from road traffic significantly contribute to air pollution  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. more
Fishing pressure and climate change challenge Tokelau's food security  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tokelau's fish-dependent population may be at risk of seeing its main source of locally available animal protein dramatically reduced if the amounts and species of fish caught by local fishers... more
UN climate summit set for tense finale as nations sound alarm  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
UN talks aimed at averting catastrophic climate change are set to wrap up in Poland Friday after two weeks of heated disputes between rich and poor... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. The reduction of pollutants from road traffic such as... more
Strengthened scientific support for the Endangerment Finding for atmospheric greenhouse gases  Science Magazine · 2 days
We assess scientific evidence that has emerged since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 Endangerment Finding for six well-mixed greenhouse gases, and find that this new... more
New study says scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study published by Science this week has found that scientific evidence supporting the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding for greenhouse gases... more
New technology paints in-depth picture of organisms' response to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Revolutionary new technology created at the University of Plymouth could fill a major gap in our understanding of how organisms' early development will be impacted by... more
No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the Democratic governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the... more
Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion. more
Voters shrug as energized House Democrats vow action on climate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Polls show climate change still lags health care, jobs, immigration and the federal budget deficit among voters' priorities. more
Emission targets: If there's a (political) will, there's a way  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It seems like a day doesn't pass without the release of yet another study that shows human actions will inevitably increase the Earth's average temperature past a tipping... more
Explore 200 years of climate change in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faeroes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Record breaking heat waves, severe hurricanes, forest fires, and floods. The weather made the headlines right across the world in 2018. more
Warmer winters mean more rain on the Svalbard archipelago  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It's often said that the Arctic is one of the places most vulnerable to climate change. Temperatures are climbing faster there than anywhere else on the planet. Increasing winter temperatures... more
The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is... more
Indian ocean may be more disruptive to tropical climate than previously believed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed and may disrupt climate... more
Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate... more
The long dry: global water supplies are shrinking  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils,... more
New climate model to be built from the ground up  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Facing the certainty of a changing climate coupled with the uncertainty that remains in predictions of how it will change, scientists and engineers from across the country are... more
States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast... more
Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in mine waste, important as... more
Climate change imperils Midwest ag production  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops. more
Big picture look at climate change impact on US agriculture: Midwest at risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing... more
Indian ocean may be more disruptive to tropical climate than previously believed  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed and may disrupt climate... more
Glacial changes in tropical climate amplified by the Indian Ocean  Science Magazine · 3 days
The mechanisms driving glacial-interglacial changes in the climate of the Indo-Pacific warm pool are poorly understood. Here, we address this question by combining paleoclimate proxies with model simulations... more
Growing climatic sensitivity of U.S. agriculture linked to technological change and regional specialization  Science Magazine · 3 days
A pressing question for climate change adaptation is whether ongoing transformations of the agricultural sector affect its ability to cope with climatic... more
Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate... more
Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon in a new paper by University of Alberta geologists and their collaborators. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the... more
Cheap oil is blocking progress on climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The relationship between supply and demand, a fundamental economic concept, holds that when the price of something rises, people use less of it. Similarly, when prices fall, they use more. more
Wet season changes under future climate change could harm 'vulnerable' Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Later and more intense rainy seasons across parts of Africa due to climate change could have damaging consequences, a new study has found. more
Drones help map sea level rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Drones can be used to create low-cost and accurate 3-D maps of coastal areas, new research shows. The technique – developed by the University of Exeter – was tested at beaches where sea turtles nest, allowing... more
Hot possums risk losing their homes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As our world is warming under climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense, yet the vulnerability of our wildlife to such events is poorly understood. New research from Australia's Wet Tropics indicates that... more
Arctic permafrost might contain 'sleeping giant' of world's carbon emissions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As temperatures rise in the Arctic, permafrost, or frozen ground, is thawing. As it does, greenhouse gases trapped within it are being released into the atmosphere in the... more
Radical environmentalists are fighting climate change – so why are they persecuted?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change, deforestation, widespread pollution and the sixth mass extinction of biodiversity all define living in our world today – an era that has... more
More floods and water scarcity ahead, but there is still time to mitigate their severity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent... more
SwRI Solar Activity Research Provides Insight into Sun’s Past, Future  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of University of Extremadura have developed... more
Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and... more
Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. more
Switching to a home battery won't help save the world from climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. more
Small islands plead for action at UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ministers from nations imperilled by rising seas and temperatures on Tuesday called for drastic action at UN climate talks deadlocked over a refusal by big polluters to embrace landmark environmental... more
Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of... more
Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of... more
Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the mid-latitudes, a major US scientific report said Tuesday. more
The list of extreme weather caused by human-driven climate change grows  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
The tally of extreme weather events linked to climate change continues to grow, with new studies outlining links to more than a dozen events in 2017. more
Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Now convening in Katowice, Poland, amid dire warnings from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius and the National Climate Assessment about the pace of climate change and... more
Cities can grow without wrecking reefs and oceans. Here's how  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"What happens if the water temperature rises by a few degrees?" is the 2018 International Year of the Reef leading question. While the ocean is the focus, urbanisation... more
Making it easier to capture carbon dioxide in the cement industry  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cement manufacture accounts for as much as seven percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new hybrid technology makes it easier and less expensive to capture... more
Climate change, models, mimics and predators: A complicated relationship  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Climate change as a disruptive force has been studied in terms of its effects on direct interactions in ecological relationships, such as those between predator and prey, for example. Until... more
More glaciers in East Antarctica are waking up  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica. Now, new detailed NASA... more
Climate change will have region-specific impacts on human health, economy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Earth has already warmed approximately 1.7 degrees since 1901, the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) reports, and projected warming between 2.7 degrees and 3.6 degrees by 2100... more
Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. more
Switching to a home battery won't help save the world from climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. That is the... more
Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world's highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people. As climate change takes a grip and glaciers lose mass, one might... more
Increased snowfall in Antarctica buffers sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of scientists from NASA and British Antarctic Survey (BAS), describes how analysis of 53 ice cores collected from across Antarctica reveals snowfall increased during the 20th century and mitigated sea-level rise by... more
UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The head of the U.N.'s top science panel on climate change said Tuesday the world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on... more
Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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
Helpful microbes inhale carbon dioxide through a porous cylindrical electrode and exude useful chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Microbes could become key allies in global efforts to curb carbon emissions and avoid dangerous climate change. A group of... more
Why we may be able to save the Greenland ice sheet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
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New study says scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever
PHYS.ORG
The long dry: global water supplies are shrinking
PHYS.ORG
Big picture look at climate change impact on US agriculture: Midwest at risk
PHYS.ORG
Another El Niño on the horizon?
ESA
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
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Monitoring climate change from space
ESA
Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions
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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
PHYS.ORG
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
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