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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 26-Jul-2018
 

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Leggy Lizards Don’t Survive the Storm

Nobody knows exactly what happens at the eye of the storm. But biologists have published a first-of-its-kind look at the physical characteristics of lizards that seem to make the difference between life and death in a hurricane, as reported on July 2...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature


Tropical Treetops are Warming, Putting Sensitive Species at Risk

In the forest canopies of Panama's Barro Colorado Island, treetops are warming faster than air temperature. That could mean major consequences for the health of the forest and the species that call it home.

– Florida State University

Ecosphere


Manure Slipping Through (Soil) Cracks

A new study shows water infiltrates deeper into cracking clay when liquid hog manure is applied. The study also showed that even though water infiltration went deeper in the presence of manure, it did not reach depths of tile drains designed to remov...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agricultural and Environmental Letters, June 7, 2018


UNH Research Shows Climate Change Affects Recreational Behavior

Whether it’s casting a fishing line, launching a boat, or taking a dip to cool off, most people heading to a lake rarely think about how climate change is impacting their overall recreation experience. However, more often than not, it does. Researc...

– University of New Hampshire

The Journal of Park and Recreation Administration


Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game Changer for Environmental Research

Developed by Berkeley Lab researchers, ESS-DIVE is a new digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of U.S. Department of Energy-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


The Scream: What Were Those Colorful, Wavy Clouds in Edvard Munch’s Famous Painting?

What inspired the iconic red-and-yellow sky in The Scream, the painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that sold for a record $119.9 million in 2012? Some say it was a volcanic sunset after the 1883 Krakatau eruption. Others think the wavy sky show...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Rutgers Today


Slimy Chemical Clues: Changing Algae Could Alter Ecosystems

Acidification of ocean waters from rising global temperatures is changing a type of rock-like algae that sets the tone for what species are welcome in ecological communities.

– Florida State University

Global Change Biology


Cloud Formation and Distribution Follows Simple Thermodynamic, Statistical Laws

Clouds are exceptionally complex creatures, and that complexity makes it difficult to predict how and where they’ll form. But University of Utah researchers may have found a way to greatly reduce the difficulty of predicting formation of clouds. Th...

– University of Utah

Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres


Warming Alters Predator-Prey Interactions in the Arctic

Under warming conditions, arctic wolf spiders’ tastes in prey might be changing, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis, initiating a new cascade of food web interactions that could potentially alleviate some impacts of g...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Public Support for Endangered Species Act Is Widespread

The Endangered Species Act is portrayed – by critics of the law, often by the media, and sometimes by conservation professionals – as increasingly controversial, partly due to the protection of species such as wolves and spotted owls. These portr...

– Michigan Technological University

Conservation Letters, July-2018


California State University Working to Save California from Sea Level Rise

The California State University is using multidisciplinary approaches to find ways to mitigate the effects of one of California’s most pressing issues: sea level rise. Faculty are training the next generation of scientists, researchers and conserva...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Scientists To Search for Bacteria on Famed World Monuments

This week, to better understand this microbiome, scientists will be collecting bacteria from monuments at Gettysburg Battlefield and Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

– University of Maryland School of Medicine


Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasonal Cycles

For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Science, July 20

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 14:00 ET


Putting Bacteria to Work

Bacteria are diverse and complex creatures that are demonstrating the ability to communicate organism-to-organism and even interact with the moods and perceptions of their hosts (human or otherwise). Scientists call this behavior “bacterial cogniti...

– Argonne National Laboratory

mSystems, June 19, 2018


Announcements


Call for Papers

Journal of Materials Research (JMR) announces a Focus Issue for April 2019.

– Materials Research Society (MRS)


Expert Pitch


Any Changes to the Endangered Species Act Will Likely Be Undone, Says Virginia Tech Expert

– Virginia Tech


University of California, Irvine Professor an Expert on Heat Waves and Concurrent Climate Hazards

– University of California, Irvine


Expert: New Research on Air Quality in National Parks Suggests EPA May Have Work to Do

– Virginia Tech


#RPI Geophysics Expert Steven Roecker Available to Discuss Research Showing Diamonds Are Far More Prevalent Within the Earth

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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