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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 07-Jun-2018

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Newswise provides experts for the media on hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as the latest research in Environmental Science and Climate Science.

Researchers Find Evolutionary ‘Tipping Point’ Linked to Climate Change

What does it take for plants and animals to evolve in response to climate change? Researchers have found a “tipping point” at which species, under pressure from dwindling food supplies, evolve to take advantage of new resources.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The American Naturalist, May 2018

UNH Researchers Shine a Light on More Accurate Way to Estimate Climate Change

All plants take up carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. During this changeover, the plants emit an energy “glow” that is not visible to the human eye, but can be detected by satellites in space. Now, researchers at the University of New Hampshir...

– University of New Hampshire

Global Change Biology

UCI Scientists Analyze First Direct Images of Dissolved Organic Carbon From the Ocean

In a first, researchers from the University of California, Irvine – as well as Switzerland’s University of Zurich, IBM Research-Zurich and UC Santa Cruz – have obtained direct images of dissolved organic carbon molecules from the ocean, allowin...

– University of California, Irvine

Geophysical Research Letters

Biodiversity Research Institute Announces Critical Findings From 5-Year Restore the Call Loon Research Study

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces results of its five-year loon study Restore the Call: a male loon chick that was translocated in 2015 from the Adirondack Park Region of New York to the Assawompsett Pond Complex (APC) in southeastern M...

– Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Restore the Call

Nanotechnology for Plant Nutrition

Technion researchers have found they can significantly increase agricultural yields, by using nanoscale delivery platforms that until now were used to transport drugs to specific targets in a patient's body. The technology increases the penetration r...

– American Technion Society

Scientific Reports, May 2018

Surprising Recovery of Red Spruce Shows Value of Clean Air Act

Surprising new research shows that red spruce are making a comeback—and that a combination of reduced pollution mandated by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act and changing climate are behind the resurgence.

– University of Vermont

Science of the Total Environment

Exploring Greener Approaches to Nitrogen Fixation

Brookhaven Lab chemists and other experts in nitrogen research have identified several potential routes for transforming nitrogen that are more environmentally and energy-friendly than today’s chemical processes.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

From Leaves to Clouds: Revealing How Trees’ Emissions Shape The Air Around Us

Scientists supported by the Department of Energy are studying how biological emissions from trees interact with the atmosphere. These emissions, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), react with other gases to become particles. These particles, ...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Study Suggests Earth Could Have Supported Continental Crust, Life Earlier Than Thought

The early Earth might have been habitable much earlier than thought, according to new research from a group led by University of Chicago scientists.

– University of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Ancient Greenland Was Much Warmer Than Previously Thought

Just beyond the northwest edge of the vast Greenland Ice Sheet, Northwestern University researchers have discovered lake mud that beat tough odds by surviving the last ice age. The mud, and remains of common flies nestled within it, record two inter...

– Northwestern University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 1108306; 1107411

Fortune — and Nature — Favors the Bold

Some people argue that animals have personalities: shy, bold, aggressive.It’s more than just cocktail party conversation for anole lizards, whose risk-taking behavior can mean the difference between life and death.For anoles in the Caribbean island...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently

Waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom – ushering a new way of generating sustainable energy – thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.Led by Drs Andrij...

– University of Warwick

ACS Nano

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2018

A direct brain-to-computer interface may be on the horizon. New insights into how quickly microorganisms break down organic matter in warming Arctic soil. Using liquid salt that contains FLiBe to cool molten salt reactors. Compact, powerful solar.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

St. Mary’s College Environmental Studies to Receive Grant to Spur Civic Learning in Major Design

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) awarded Barry Muchnick, assistant professor of environmental studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a mini-grant to advance civic learning and social responsibility as expected dimensi...

– St. Mary's College of Maryland

Expert Pitch

FSU Experts Available to Discuss Accelerating Rates of Sea Level Rise

– Florida State University

Expert: Deadly Guatemalan Eruption Highlights Dangers, Differences in Volcanic Activity

– West Virginia University

Texas A&M University Hurricane Experts Guide

– Texas A&M University





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