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February 18, 2020

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Rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100, suggesting restoration projects in these areas will likely ... read more

New Catalyst Recycles Greenhouse Gases Into Fuel and Hydrogen Gas

Scientists have taken a major step toward a circular carbon economy by developing a long-lasting, economical catalyst that recycles greenhouse gases into ingredients that can be used in fuel, ... read more
A new study suggests that iron fertilization may not have a significant impact on phytoplankton growth, at least on a ... read more
Plants that break some of the 'rules' of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a higher chance of surviving climate change, according ... read more
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Warming Oceans Are Getting Louder

One of the ocean's loudest creatures is smaller than you'd expect -- and will get even louder and more troublesome to humans and sea life as the ocean warms, according to new ... read more

In a new study, scientists with NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) used planes equipped with the Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer -- Next Generation (AVIRIS -- ... read more

As Groundwater Depletes, Arid American West Is Moving East

Loss of groundwater may accelerate drying trends in the eastern United States, according to research that applied supercomputing to create an in-depth model of how groundwater will respond to ... read more

Climate-Driven Farming 'Frontiers' Pose Major Environmental Risks

Future farming in regions that were previously unsuitable for agriculture could significantly impact biodiversity, water resources, and greenhouse gas emissions ... read more

U.S. and Australian researchers have found a potential tool for identifying stress-tolerant 'super corals.' In experiments that simulated climate change stress, researchers found corals ... read more

Small Altitude Changes Could Cut Climate Impact of Aircraft by Up to 59%

Altering the altitudes of less than 2% of flights could reduce contrail-linked climate change by 59%, says a new ... read more

Climate Warming Disrupts Tree Seed Production

Research has revealed the effect of climate warming on the complex interactions between tree masting and the insects that eat their ... read more

Ancient Antarctic Ice Melt Increased Sea Levels by 3+ Meters -- And It Could Happen Again

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study l shows - and the scientists say ... read more

Storm-Induced Sea Level Spikes Differ in Origin on US East, Gulf Coasts

The Gulf Coast, especially New Orleans, is particularly vulnerable to storm surge. As the climate warms, the region will be even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, according to new ... read more

Hot Climates to See More Variability in Tree Leafing as Temperatures Rise

Scientists found that while all regions of the country can expect an earlier start to the growing season as temperatures rise, the trend is likely to become more variable year-over-year in hotter ... read more

Climate Change Could Trigger More Landslides in High Mountain Asia

More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of ... read more

Coincidences Influence the Onset and Ending of Ice Ages

An analysis of the so called climate spectrum shows why the ice ages have not behaved precisely as the models predict. A large element of coincidence is involved when an ice age begins or ends, the ... read more

New Method to Allow Corals to Rapidly Respond to Climate Change

A team of marine biology and environmental genomics researchers have demonstrated that epigenetic modifications in reef-building corals can be transmitted from parents to their ... read more

Adapting to Climate Change: We're Doing It Wrong

When it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change, scientists and policymakers are thinking too small, according to a new research ... read more

Himalayan Glacier Shows Evidence of Start of Industrial Revolution

Human beings altered one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas hundreds of years before a person ever set foot there, new research has found. The study indicates that the byproducts of burning coal ... read more

Scientists Show Solar System Processes Control the Carbon Cycle Throughout Earth's History

This new work sheds fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting global climate and the carbon cycle -- and on what transpired millions of years ago to spark two of the most ... read more

Gulf Coast Mollusks Rode out Past Periods of Climate Change

About 55 million years ago, a rapidly warming climate decimated marine communities around the world. But according to new research, it was a different story for snails, clams and other mollusks ... read more

Twist in the Story of Volcanism and Mass Extinctions

An emerging scientific consensus is that gases -- in particular carbon gases -- released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass extinctions. But ... read more

Global Warming and Extinction Risk

How can fossils predict the consequences of climate change? A research team compared data from fossil and marine organisms living today to predict which groups of animals are most at risk from ... read more

New Research Supports Previous Studies on Global Sea Level Rise

Using data from European satellites, a student has demonstrated that the global sea level rise has accelerated over the past four ... read more

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