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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 20-Sep-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.

Diverse Forests Are Stronger Against Drought

In a paper published in Nature, researchers led by University of Utah biologist William Anderegg report that forests with trees that employ a high diversity of traits related to water use suffer less of an impact from drought. The results, which expa...

– University of Utah


Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2018 at 13:00 ET

Chemists Demonstrate Sustainable Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture From Air

Chemists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide directly from air. If deployed at large scale and coupled to geologic storage, the technique may bolster the portfolio of res...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nature Energy

A Key to Climate Stabilization Could be Buried Deep in the Mud

A new study led by Florida State University offers some hope that Earth’s soil carbon reservoirs might not be quite as vulnerable as experts predict.

– Florida State University

Nature Communications, Sept-2018

Celebrating Plant Cousins: Crop Wild Relative Week

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is celebrating Crop Wild Relative Week September 22-29, 2018. The week features information on the benefits these wild cousins bring to today’s familiar crops.

– Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Before the Fire: Large-Scale Study Aims to Improve Burning Management of Flint Hills

Kansas State University researchers are part of a large collaborative project that is using unmanned aircraft to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

– Kansas State University

How Machine Learning Can Sharpen Environmental Research

Argonne recently hosted a workshop that brought together computational and natural scientists to discuss opportunities for applying machine learning and geospatial statistics to challenging problems in environmental research.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Soil Holds the Secret to Mitigating Climate Change

Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change. New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical, and often overlooked, partner in food...

– Michigan State University

Agriculture and Environmental Letters

Shift in large-scale Atlantic circulation causes lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence

Rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is caused by shifts in two of the ocean’s most powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current. A detailed model shows that large-scale climate change is causing oxygen to drop in the deep...

– University of Washington

Nature Climate Change

How Do Wetlands Protect Land and Water?

Swamps and other wetlands get a bad rap. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 15 Soils Matter blog explains why these natural features are important--and worth saving.

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Switchgrass Harvest Timing Matters for Biofuel Fermentation

Switchgrass is a promising biofuel alternative to corn, but farmers, environmentalists, and biofuel developers find deciding on the right time to harvest particularly thorny.

– Michigan Technological University

UNC Health Care Extends Free Access Period to Virtual Care Service for Hurricane Victims

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sept. 17, 2018 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued challenging conditions across much of the state, UNC Health Care has extended its offer of free access to its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7. Fr...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Sniffing Out Error in Detection Dog Data

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports gets to the bottom of it: Why do dogs that are trained to locate poop sometimes find the wrong kind of poop?

– Washington University in St. Louis

Scientific Reports

Creating a Continental Bird Migration Forecast

September is the peak of autumn bird migration, and billions of birds are winging their way south in dramatic pulses. A new study published in the journal Science reports that scientists can now reliably predict these waves of bird migration up to se...

– Cornell University

Science, Sept. 2018

Everest Seedless: Cornell’s New Big, Blue, Juicy Grape

The newest offering from Cornell University’s grape breeders is a fruit that’s big, bold and comes with a towering history. Those factors led the grape’s breeders to name the new variety Everest Seedless, a nod to the celebrated Nepalese mounta...

– Cornell University


Climatologists obtain grant to develop new climate sensitivity information

Climatologists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have received a grant from the United States Dept. of Energy to develop a new method of determining how the Earth’s climate is responding to greenhouse gases that they think will be mo...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Embargo expired on 18-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET

Idaho Universities Receive $20 Million NSF Grant to Study How Native Plants, Animals Respond to Changing Landscapes

A consortium of Idaho researchers will receive a $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how environmental stressors impact the growth, survival and reproduction of native plants and animals.

– Boise State University

Expert Pitch

With first hydrogen-powered trains, Germany rolls into ‘next market’ for fuel cell tech

– Cornell University

Experts Available to Discuss Flooding, Infrastructure and Supply Logistics

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Data Mapping Shows Hurricane Florence Could Disrupt Supply Chains Beyond Mid-Atlantic Region, with All Eyes on Port of Charleston

– Northern Arizona University

Snakes, Contaminated Water Among Dangers for Florence Recovery Workers

– Cornell University

Hurricane Analysis: Argonne Expert Forecasts Impacts of Natural Disasters Affecting Coastal Communities and Infrastructure

– Argonne National Laboratory

Wake Forest University Hurricane Experts Available

– Wake Forest University





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