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Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region. »
19 January 2019, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size

Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, experts say. »
19 January 2019, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing in Gulf of Mexico to switch dramatically

The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. The finding adds new insight into how extreme climate change can directly impact fundamental geological processes and how those impacts play out across different environments. »
17 January 2019, 19:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, researchers determined the winners and losers of climate change in the Antarctic. »
17 January 2019, 19:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?

If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. Not only could planting new forests and biomass contribute to this, but new technologies for artificial photosynthesis as well. Physicists have estimated how much surface area such solutions would require. »
17 January 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation

Nowhere has the impact of scientific misinformation been more profound than on the issue of climate change in the US, where a well-funded network has coalesced around the goal of undercutting the legitimacy of climate science. But as a new paper illustrates, an emerging field of research is providing new insights into this critical dynamic. »
16 January 2019, 06:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a new study. »
16 January 2019, 06:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a new study. Glaciologists additionally found that the accelerated melting caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch during that time. »
15 January 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat

A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats. »
11 January 2019, 22:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows

Study shows that deforestation, loss of biodiversity and economic damage done to communities living near dams have not been factored into the cost of these projects. Large dams also ignore the effects of climate change. »
11 January 2019, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or 'hiatus' in global warming over the past 15 years were unfounded. »
10 January 2019, 21:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Leafcutter ants emit as much N2O as wastewater treatment tanks

Tropical forests are one of the largest natural sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), and a tiny insect may play a big role in how those emissions are spread out across the landscape. »
10 January 2019, 09:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Future of planet-cooling tech: Study creates roadmap for geoengineering research

A new study sets out to establish a roadmap for responsible exploration of geoengineering. »
9 January 2019, 02:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future

Due to a scarcity of data, most global estimates of ocean warming start only in the 1950s. However, a team of scientists has now succeeded in reconstructing ocean temperature change from 1871 to 2017. »
8 January 2019, 07:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Reliable tropical weather pattern to change in a warming climate

As human activities cause the Earth's temperature to increase, reliable, well-studied weather patterns like the Madden-Julian Oscillation will change too, say researchers. »
29 December 2018, 01:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wildlife struggle to cope with extreme weather

The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of wildlife research released today. The new research sheds light on how various species have responded to major climate events. »
22 December 2018, 02:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New study first to predict which oil and gas wells are leaking methane

A new study is the first to predict -- with up to 87 percent accuracy -- which oil and natural wells are most likely to be leaking methane. »
21 December 2018, 01:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Forests, like humans, require a balanced diet

The world's forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil over longer growing seasons. »
20 December 2018, 19:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children

A new study organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's health. The article is the first comprehensive review of the associations between various fossil fuel combustion pollutants and multiple health effects in children in the context of assessing the benefits of air pollution and climate change policies. »
20 December 2018, 19:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New light shed on what drove last, long-term global climate shift

The quest to discover what drove the last, long-term global climate shift on Earth, which took place around a million years ago, has taken a new, revealing twist. »
19 December 2018, 19:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email