Climate Change

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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