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Zeroing in on decarbonization

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To avoid the most destructive consequences of climate change, the world’s electric energy systems must stop producing carbon…
Irrigation alleviates hot extremes

2 days ago

Researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities found evidence that expanding irrigation has dampened anthropogenic warming during hot…
Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates

2 days ago

In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions…
NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

2 days ago

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s global surface temperatures…
Large ‘herbivores of the sea’ keep coral reefs healthy

3 days ago

Selective fishing can disrupt the delicate balance between corals and algae in embattled Caribbean coral reefs. Removing large…
From Smoke Going Round the World to Aerosol Levels, NASA Observes Australia’s Bushfires

3 days ago

NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off…
First Study of its Kind Examines the Impact of AI on UN Goals for Climate, Development and Global Stability

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This week, an international team of scientists have release the first study of its kind examining how the…
Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

4 days ago

Climate is an important factor in determining a plant species’ growing zone. Some studies suggest that by the…
Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle

January 10, 2020

Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth’s climate behaviour during the last known period of…
Rare insights in the war on corrosion

January 9, 2020

James Cook University researchers will soon begin investigating a new way of preventing corrosion that could better protect…
Forests face climate change competition

January 9, 2020

In a world with rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, experiments have shown that increased CO2 allows plants…
Coral reef resilience

January 9, 2020

Mass coral-bleaching events, which occur when high ocean temperatures cause coral to expel the algae that dwell inside…
Double-checking the coral reef science

January 9, 2020

Sometimes it helps to check the facts. You may be surprised by what you find. Over the last…
Thanks to clouds, latest climate models predict more global warming than their predecessors

January 8, 2020

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Leeds and Imperial College London have found that the…
Climate signals detected in global weather

January 3, 2020

Searched for and found: climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations…
No escape for coral in the depths

December 27, 2019

James Cook University’s Associate Professor Scott Heron was part of a large-scale study that used on-site monitoring to…
Amazon forest regrowth much slower than previously thought

December 23, 2019

The regrowth of Amazonian forests following deforestation can happen much slower than previously thought, a new study shows.…
Stanford experts help island nation revolutionize ocean conservation

December 20, 2019

Stanford experts help guide Palau’s initiative to create one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries. The protected area…
Greenland ice loss is at ‘worse-case scenario’ levels, study finds

December 20, 2019

Greenland is losing ice mass seven times faster than in the 1990s, a pace that matches the Intergovernmental…
Australian desalination plant attracts fish

December 20, 2019

With growing populations and climate uncertainty, water security is a global concern. Many nations operate desalination plants, which…
Ancient events are still impacting mammals worldwide

December 18, 2019

In the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that events from 20,000 years ago or more…
Climate change could make RSV respiratory infection outbreaks less severe, more common

December 18, 2019

One of the first studies to examine the effect of climate change on diseases such as influenza that…
Pine trees with larger resin ducts better able to survive mountain pine beetle attack

December 17, 2019

Not all pine trees are created equal when it comes to fending off their mortal enemy, the mountain…
Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations

December 17, 2019

Demand-based billing disproportionately increases costs, compromises health for some users. Any economic and conservation benefits associated with time-of-use…
Mass extinction of land and sea biodiversity 250 million years ago not simultaneous

December 13, 2019

Some 250 million years ago, simultaneous mass extinctions of marine and terrestrial life occurred in an event known…
Building Resilience Across Africa

December 13, 2019

Humanity’s ability to predict and respond to the changing climate will likely dictate our wellbeing in the coming…
Team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography

December 13, 2019

A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours…
Climate change and human activities threaten picky penguins

December 11, 2019

Eating a krill-only diet has made one variety of Antarctic penguin especially susceptible to the impacts of climate…
Warming at the poles will have global consequences

December 11, 2019

With 2019 on pace to be one of the warmest years on record, a new study by an…
Why polar bears at sea have higher pollution levels than those staying on land

December 11, 2019

As the climate changes, myriad animal populations are being impacted. In particular, Arctic sea-ice is in decline, causing…
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