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Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model, however, predicts that those fisheries may potentially be in danger. »
23 September 2018, 05:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds

In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally. »
21 September 2018, 09:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change modifies the composition of reefs

Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to human impacts and global climate change. »
20 September 2018, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30 percent chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. »
20 September 2018, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change

Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the eruptions of the Columbia River flood basalts, a series of massive lava flows that coincided with an ancient global warming period 16 million years ago. »
20 September 2018, 03:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Natural climate oscillations in north Atlantic linked to Greenland ice sheet melt

Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new study, however, shows that the rate of melting might be temporarily increased or decreased by two existing climate patterns: the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). »
19 September 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida Keys. A new study explored this topic, finding both good and bad news. »
19 September 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Paris climate targets could be exceeded sooner than expected

A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate targets. The results show that the world might be closer to exceeding the budget for the long-term target of the Paris climate agreement than previously thought. »
18 September 2018, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds

Scientists have observed for years that Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was outpacing what models predicted, suggesting other factors were at work. But a new paper finds that the most up-to-date models and the best data match up reasonably well. »
18 September 2018, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change

New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food supply -- soil. »
17 September 2018, 19:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Heat-related deaths likely to increase significantly as global temperatures rise, warn researchers

In a new article, experts argue that the world needs to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, or more people could die because of extreme temperatures. »
14 September 2018, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

A new study predicts a climate-induced reduction in large soil pores, which may intensify the water cycle and contribute to more flash flooding and soil erosion by the end of the 21st century. »
13 September 2018, 23:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

End of Colombia conflict may bring new threats to ecosystems

The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward. »
13 September 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests, experts argue

Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a 'renewable fuel' will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world's forests, according to a new paper. »
13 September 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to extinction

Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers. »
13 September 2018, 04:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Global coastal wetlands need to move inland in fight against climate change

Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken to protect them, new research warns. »
12 September 2018, 22:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic

The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. Determining whether the Arctic is continuing to take up carbon from the atmosphere or instead releasing it to the atmosphere is an urgent research priority, particularly as the climate warms. »
11 September 2018, 21:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Natural mechanism could lower emissions from tropical peatlands

Scientists have long feared that as Earth warms, tropical peatlands -- which store up to 10 percent of the planet's soil carbon -- could dry out, decay and release vast pools of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change. »
11 September 2018, 21:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Warming: Peatlands will store more carbon initially, but that will change

Peatlands are extremely effective at storing carbon, but an international study has found climate change could stop that. The group investigated how peatlands - swamps and bogs with organic rich soils - have responded to climate variability between 850 BCE and 1850 CE. »
11 September 2018, 03:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

US wildfire smoke deaths could double by 2100

A new study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on human health finds continued increases in wildfire activity in the continental United States due to climate change could worsen air quality over the coming decades. »
11 September 2018, 03:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email