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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 02-Aug-2018
 

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As record temperatures envelope much of Europe, climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter in North America.

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Microbes Go Dark to Stay Warm in Cooler Climates

Microorganisms in colder climates darken themselves to capture more heat from the sun and improve their ability to survive, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2018 at 11:00 ET


As Temperatures Rise, Earth’s Soil Is ‘Breathing’ More Heavily

The vast reservoir of carbon stored beneath our feet is entering Earth’s atmosphere at an increasing rate, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Blame microbes: When they chew on decaying leaves and dead plants, they convert a storehouse ...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nature

Embargo expired on 01-Aug-2018 at 13:00 ET


Soil Phosphorus Availability and Lime: More Than Just pH?

Plants can’t do without phosphorus. But there is often a ‘withdrawal limit’ on how much phosphorus they can get from the soil. A new study looks at how liming, soil management history, and enzymes relate to plants' access to phosphorus.

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

Soil Science Society of American Journal, July 12, 2018


Climate Change-Driven Droughts Are Getting Hotter, UCI Study Finds

Dry months are getting hotter in large parts of the United States, another sign that human-caused climate change is forcing people to encounter new extremes.

– University of California, Irvine

Science Advances, Aug 2018


Harmful Dyes in Lakes, Rivers Can Become Colorless with New, Sponge-Like Material

A team led by the University of Washington has created an environmentally friendly way to remove color from dyes in water in a matter of seconds.

– University of Washington

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, June-2018


Heatwave Deaths Will Rise Steadily by 2080 as Globe Warms Up

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash–led study show...

– Monash University

PLOS Medicine

Embargo expired on 31-Jul-2018 at 14:00 ET


Groundwater Recharge Project Informs Sustainability Efforts

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz are addressing the issues of groundwater supply and water quality with an ongoing "managed aquifer recharge" program in the Pajaro Valley, where they have been implementing and studying groundwater recharge projects and ...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Water Research 2018


Glaciers in East Antarctica also ‘imperiled’ by climate change, UCI researchers find

A team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine has found evidence of significant mass loss in East Antarctica’s Totten and Moscow University glaciers, which, if they fully collapsed, could add 5 meters (16.4 feet) to the global sea ...

– University of California, Irvine

Geophysical Research Letters, Jul-2018


Announcements


DOE Model Leverages Supercomputer Capabilities at National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $10 million in funding for 13 projects that will enhance sophisticated computer models for understanding weather and climate patterns.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

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