Climate Change

The long-term winter forecasts have nearly as much uncertainty as annual almanacs did in centuries past. Recent predictions of the season ahead have had mixed...
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2:47pm
10.20.2017
British and Irish skywatchers have noted an interesting phenomenon today: a red-orange sun. The sight is the product of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia...
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9:34am
10.16.2017
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Three hotspots at the Equator, warmed by the most recent El Niño, drove a sharp spike in global carbon dioxide increases in 2015 and 2016, according to...
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9:50am
10.13.2017
President Donald Trump has nominated the CEO of a private weather company to head the government agency that oversees the National Weather Service, an...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
2:14pm
10.12.2017
Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defense strategy...
by University of British Columbia
8:57am
10.12.2017
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Researchers have struggled to accurately model the changes to the abundant summer rains that sweep across the southwestern United States and northwestern...
by Princeton University
2:03pm
10.10.2017
A global conference to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth’s oceans.
by Raf Casert, Associated Press
2:46pm
10.6.2017
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Flights all around the world could be encountering lots more turbulence in the future, according to the first ever global projections of in-flight bumpiness.
by American Geophysical Union
2:28pm
10.4.2017
A team of 98 scientists from 22 countries has compiled the most comprehensive database of past global temperature records to date, spanning 1 CE to the present...
by Concordia University
2:32pm
10.3.2017
Record-setting heat waves have swept the Pacific Coast, the U.S. Midwest, parts of southern Europe, and elsewhere intermittently this summer. Weather records...
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3:08pm
9.28.2017
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There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding along the east Atlantic coast in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane...
by Sally Brown, University of Southampton
9:52am
9.11.2017
A group of scientists, equipped with a National Science Foundation Doppler-on-Wheels, headed straight for the eye of Hurricane Harvey in Texas in hopes of...
by National Science Foundation
9:04am
9.7.2017
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Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs.
by University of Queensland
2:28pm
9.6.2017
Many tropical or subtropical regions could see sharp increases in natural temperature variability as Earth's climate warms over coming decades, a new study...
by Duke University
2:34pm
9.5.2017
Fungal diseases are increasing in animals, which might have serious consequences for wildlife living in a hotter world. A new study shows that fungal...
by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
9:46am
9.1.2017
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Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into...
by National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
2:21pm
8.24.2017
In 1996, scientists from ExxonMobil wrote in a peer-reviewed publication that, “the body of statistical evidence… now points towards a discernible human...
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10:13am
8.24.2017
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The Trump Administration appointed opponents of climate change theory in the first key weeks of the administration at the beginning of the year. Now the White...
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2:41pm
8.22.2017
Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 percent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. A new study updates previous estimates...
by University of British Columbia
9:21am
8.22.2017
Researchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader...
by Hokkaido University
2:34pm
8.17.2017
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Scientists are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states.
by University of Southern California
9:12am
8.16.2017
A global analysis of rainfall and rivers shows signs of a radical shift in streamflow patterns, with more intense flooding in cities and smaller catchments...
by University of New South Wales
3:08pm
8.14.2017
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The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area...
by Carnegie Institution for Science
9:09am
8.10.2017
The world is warming – and warming at an accelerating rate, argue scientists from national laboratories, NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other...
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3:18pm
8.8.2017
An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
11:40am
8.7.2017
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Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity...
by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press
9:33am
8.4.2017
Major changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a...
by Lancaster University
11:58am
8.3.2017
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A UCLA study has found that dogs and cats are responsible for 25 to 30 percent of the environmental impact of meat consumption in the United States.
by UCLA
3:48pm
8.2.2017
Occurrences of three common diseases affecting Caribbean corals spike during El Niño years, an alarming association given how climate change may boost the...
by Florida Institute of Technology
2:12pm
7.31.2017
Projected increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with fertilizer runoff that trigger dead zones and massive algae blooms, a...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
1:11pm
7.28.2017
A new study found that Caribbean staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) are benefiting from "coral gardening," the process of restoring coral populations by...
by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
1:17pm
7.26.2017
Earlier this year, Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of...
by NASA
9:32am
7.25.2017
A new study finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15...
by MIT
2:09pm
7.24.2017
Arctic winter warming events – winter days where temperatures peak above 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius) – are a normal part of the climate...
by NASA
2:30pm
7.11.2017
Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change...
by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
8:29am
6.30.2017
Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of Coffea Arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production. But the plant – and the 15...
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2:23pm
6.21.2017
Solving the climate change problem means transitioning to an energy system that emits little or no greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Achieving a near-zero-...
by Carnegie Institute for Science
9:22am
6.20.2017
Scientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15°C within just a few...
by Cardiff University
1:50pm
6.19.2017
To understand how human activities are affecting the planet, scientists often study the health of animals in the wild. A new study finds that the levels of...
by American Chemical Society
9:44am
6.14.2017
Climate change could damage the fragile zones, causing major carbon emissions.
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:12pm
6.13.2017
The majority of scientists agree the Earth’s climate is changing, though some skeptics dismiss it as a conspiracy to redistribute global wealth by upending the...
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@SethAugenstein
3:41pm
6.7.2017
Most bird chicks need parental care to survive. In biparental species the chicks have greater chances of success if both parents participate in this task,...
by Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
2:25pm
6.6.2017
Coral reefs face intensifying struggles as greenhouse gases warm and acidify the ocean, but new research suggests a potential silver lining: Some coral...
by Mote Marine Laboratory
9:45am
6.6.2017
Scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves...
by Michigan State University
2:39pm
6.5.2017
President Donald Trump unilaterally removed the United States from the Paris climate change agreement on Thursday. But the move was anticipated by a kind of...
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10:18am
6.2.2017
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