Climate Change

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...
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
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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
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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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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
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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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Bucking the findings and beliefs of the vast majority of the international scientific community, President Donald Trump has unilaterally withdrawn the United...
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3:49pm
6.1.2017
Summers in the city are always a bit more intense. The greater density of exhaust spewing cars and humming air conditioners intensifies the heat of big cities...
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10:12am
5.30.2017
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New research could overturn a long-standing paradigm about how viruses and bacteria interact under hostile environmental conditions.
by San Diego State University
2:39pm
5.23.2017
Chinese officials will detail their growing ambitions in Antarctica on Monday as Beijing hosts a meeting of nations that oversee management of the polar region...
by Matthew Brown, Associated Press
9:24am
5.22.2017
Antarctica has progressively grown more plant life like moss over the last 50 years. The cause is climate change, say British researchers. The conclusions were...
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10:13am
5.19.2017
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Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing sign of global warming, the National Advisor Bureau Limited sees it as a source of profit, and a...
by FAY ABUELGASIM AND SAM MCNEIL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
2:41pm
5.18.2017
A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds. The eastern white pine is going...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9:18am
5.18.2017
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Chronicling Earth's past temperature swings is a basic part of understanding climate change. One of the best records of past ocean temperatures can be found in...
by University of California, Davis
2:14pm
5.17.2017
With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, scientists have made new...
by Carnegie Institution for Science
2:09pm
5.16.2017
Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, an iconic species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-...
by Duke University
2:12pm
5.15.2017
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New research shows that New Englanders are susceptible to serious health effects even when the heat index is below 100, a finding that has helped to change the...
by Brown University
9:15am
5.11.2017
Climate change could threaten reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, new research suggests. Scientists found that warming of 2-3°C...
by University of Exeter
2:17pm
5.8.2017
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A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
2:22pm
5.4.2017
A new analysis by Stanford researchers reveals that the ideal temperature for the spread of mosquito-born diseases like dengue, chikungunya and Zika is 29...
by Stanford University
9:52am
5.3.2017
Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses of more than 10 billion U.S. dollars from damaged assets, production losses, and lost profits due to extreme...
by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
9:17am
4.28.2017
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Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10...
by National Science Foundation
2:37pm
4.27.2017
The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change.
by University of Stirling
2:47pm
4.25.2017
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In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists analyzed weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85 percent of the cases, the record for hottest day of the...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9:08am
4.25.2017
Ticks, and the Lyme disease they carry, have become a daily reality in much of North America and beyond. This year is expected to herald a bumper crop of blood...
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10:33am
4.20.2017
Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just...
by University of Adelaide
2:14pm
4.18.2017
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