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Research investigates impact of climate change on glacier-fed rivers in Peru

Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support industry. »
22 March 2019, 06:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2 to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate warming

Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. »
22 March 2019, 00:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research shows. »
20 March 2019, 23:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

IPCC is underselling climate change

A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative - and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel's reports suggest. »
20 March 2019, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Scientists study fish to learn how to adapt to the impacts of climate change

Freshwater biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and nature-based solutions which increase the resilience of ecological communities are becoming increasingly important in helping communities prepare for the unavoidable effects of climate change. »
19 March 2019, 17:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New perspective on changing travel conditions in Arctic communities

Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new study. »
19 March 2019, 04:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Rising global shipping traffic could lead to surge in invasive species

Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study. The findings suggest that shipping growth will far outweigh climate change in the spread of non-indigenous pests to new environments in coming decades. »
18 March 2019, 22:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Dramtic rainfall changes for key crops predicted even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Even if humans radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions soon, important crop-growing regions of the world can expect changes to rainfall patterns by 2040. In fact, some regions are already experiencing new climatic regimes compared with just a generation ago. »
13 March 2019, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How marine snow cools the planet

Researchers have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from 'marine snow' have helped regulate Earth's temperature over 120 million years. Researchers also warn that global warming could result in the release of some of that carbon into the atmosphere. »
13 March 2019, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Potential impacts of future heat waves on humans and wildlife

Climate change is often talked about in terms of averages, like the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit the Earth's temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. What such numbers fail to convey is that climate change will not only increase the world's average temperature, it will also intensify extreme heat waves that even now are causing harm. »
13 March 2019, 00:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering

New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. »
12 March 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action

A new comprehensive study of climate change has painted over 5 million pictures of humanity's potential future, and few foretell an Earth that has not severely warmed. But with immediate action and some luck, there are pathways to a tolerable climate future, according to a research team. »
12 March 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Fatal horizon, driven by acidification, closes in on marine organisms in Southern Ocean

Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century's end as ocean acidification creates a shallower horizon for life. »
12 March 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Research connects dots among ocean dynamics, drought and forests

A new study has found predictable, traceable connections between changes in how the Atlantic Ocean flowed and operated with centuries-long droughts and changes in forest makeup. »
12 March 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Good news! Europe's electric grid will still work even as the world crumbles

Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy. New research suggests that these electricity systems should work almost equally well in both historical and future European climates despite changing weather patterns. »
6 March 2019, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

As sea level rises, wetlands crank up their carbon storage

Some wetlands perform better under pressure. A new study revealed that when faced with sea-level rise, coastal wetlands respond by burying even more carbon in their soils. »
6 March 2019, 20:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate changeĀ is leading to unpredictable ecosystem disruption for migratory birds

Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in as little as four decades, it may be very difficult to predict how climate change will affect migratory bird populations and the ecosystems they inhabit. Their conclusions are presented in a paper published in the journal Ecography. »
5 March 2019, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New research from Arctic: Thawing permafrost peatlands may add to atmospheric CO2 burden

A new study finds that peatlands may strengthen the permafrost-carbon feedback by adding to the atmospheric CO2 burden post-thaw. »
2 March 2019, 05:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Population increases and climate change point to future US water shortages

Climate change plus population growth are setting the stage for water shortages in parts of the U.S. long before the end of the century, according to a new study. »
1 March 2019, 05:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal

Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. »
1 March 2019, 05:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email