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Climate Change to Cause Major Shifts in Global Wildfire Patterns

New research helps scientists predict wildfire hotspots as global warming changes weather patterns.

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Climate Change Leads to Major Decrease in CO2 Storage

The "˜carbon sink' in the North Atlantic is the primary gate for carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the global ocean and stores it for about 1500 years. The oceans have removed nearly 30 per cent of anthropogenic (man-made) emissions over the last 250 years. However, several recent studies show a dramatic decline in the North Atlantic Ocean's carbon sink.

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Daylighting Lab Aims to Optimize Environmental Impact of Buildings

A decade-long trend in building science research indicates people are more comfortable, productive and feel healthier in buildings that use daylight as the primary source of workplace illumination. Advances in lighting research and technology at UNC Charlotte have opened up new horizons for daylighting.

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Educating a Generation of Socially Engaged Environmental Scientists

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This year, Earth Day falls on April 22, and for its 39th anniversary, the eco-minded among us will be taking stock of advancements made by the green movement, as well as the challenges that remain. "It is great news that the public has become more aware of the damage we are causing to our ecosystems, but Earth Day should also be an opportunity for us to think about the social costs associated with global warming," says botanist Clint Springer, Ph.D., of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

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Arctic, ice, Extent, Climate, Change

Ice-Free Arctic Ocean Possible in 30, Not 90, Years

A nearly ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer may happen three times sooner than scientists have estimated. New research says the Arctic might lose most of its ice cover in summer in as few as 30 years instead of the end of the century.

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Dan Cayan, California Climate Action Team, Climate Change, Global Warming, Drought, Water Supply, Wildfire, Tony Haymet

Report Presents New Research on Climate Change Effects in California

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Scripps researchers contribute to assessment concluding that loss of agricultural land, increased risk of wildfires among potential outcomes.

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Children and the Outdoors: NWF Unveils Comprehensive State Policy Solutions Guide

The National Wildlife Federation announces the release of a comprehensive Children and the Outdoors State Policy Solutions Guide. The guide reviews leading state policy initiatives and provides policymakers with model solutions to the growing disconnect between children and the natural world.

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Global Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Data, Weather, Future Climate, African Climate

Growing Population Warming East African Nights?

Nights are getting hotter among cities in east Africa as growing populations change sensitive local weather patterns, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Nitrates, Greenhouse, Gases, Nitrous, Oxide, Agriculture, Soils, Fertilizer, Water

Nitrate Stimulates Greenhouse Gas Production in Small Streams

A study conducted at the University of Notre Dame revealed that nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, is frequently produced in the sediments of small streams and that production rates were best explained by stream water nitrate concentrations. These concentrations are often the result of runoff from agricultural soils, where it is well established that a high presence of nitrates can stimulate nitrous oxide production.

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Climate Changes, Exposure, Agricultural Chemicals And Pathogens, Agricultural Agents

Study Examines Climate Changes and Resulting Exposure to Agricultural Chemicals and Pathogens

A review article published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that increasing changes in global climate and oscillations in atmospheric temperatures may shift the use and spread of agricultural chemicals and pathogens, resulting in potentially harmful human exposures. Although the authors focused their review on the U.K. agricultural environment, they wrote that some of their conclusions are applicable and relevant to other countries as well as to sectors other than agriculture.







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