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Environmental Awareness News
March 28, 2020

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Since pre-industrial times, the world's oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report that those rising temperatures have led to ... read more
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

Climate Signals Detected in Global Weather

Searched for and found: climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations at the global scale. They are thus amending a long-established paradigm: ... read more

Atlantic Ocean May Get a Jump-Start from the Other Side of the World

A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean's main circulation system is slowing down, a development that could have dramatic consequences for Europe and ... read more
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Concrete Solutions That Lower Both Emissions and Air Pollution

Some common strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of concrete production could have unintended consequences for local air pollution and related health damages, according to a new ... read more

From Climate Change Awareness to Action

Awareness of climate change and its impacts is not enough to move people to action. New research on how people's worldviews affect their perceptions and actions could help policymakers and ... read more

Wall Street Investors React to Climate Change

Institutional investors are factoring climate risks into their investment ... 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

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

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

Scientists Warn Humanity About Worldwide Insect Decline

Insect declines and extinctions are accelerating in many parts of the world. With this comes the disappearance of irreplaceable services to humans, the consequences of which are unpredictable. A ... read more

Majority of US Adults Believe Climate Change Is Most Important Issue Today

As the effects of climate change become more evident, more than half of US adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in ... read more

New Global Biodiversity Study Provides Unified Map of Life on Land and in the Ocean

A new study offers the most complete picture available of where life occurs on Earth and what the most critical environmental factors are for determining why it's in specific places. The ... read more

Global Cooling After Nuclear War Would Harm Ocean Life

A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons, according to the first study of its ... read more

Aerosols Have an Outsized Impact on Extreme Weather

A reduction in manmade aerosols in Europe has been tied to a reduction in extreme winter weather in the ... read more

Past Climate Safe Havens Now Most Vulnerable

The profound threat of future climate change to biodiversity demands that scientists seek ever more effective ways to identify the most vulnerable species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientists ... read more

Children to Bear the Burden of Negative Health Effects from Climate Change

The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a recent ... read more

Increasing Opportunities for Sustainable Behavior

To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new study shows how even minor changes to available infrastructure ... read more

Mapping the Path of Climate Change

Predicting a major transition, such as climate change, is extremely difficult, but a new probabilistic framework is the first step in identifying the path between a shift in two environmental ... read more

Arctic Sea Ice Can't 'Bounce Back'

Arctic sea ice cannot 'quickly bounce back' if climate change causes it to melt, new research ... read more

Mobile Protected Areas Needed to Protect Biodiversity in the High Seas

As the United Nations rewrites the laws of the high seas, the new document should anticipate emerging technologies that allow protected areas to move as animals migrate or adapt to climate ... read more

Small Change for Climate Change: Time to Increase Research Funding to Save the World

A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into the greatest challenge in combating global warming -- how to get individuals and ... read more

Climate Change Increases the Risk of Wildfires Confirms New Review

Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood -- according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire ... read more

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