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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 25-Oct-2018

Climate Change News and Experts for Media

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.

Connecting with Communities for Clean Water (Podcast)

How can we clean up pollution from toxic chemicals that have seeped into the groundwater, hundreds of feet below the surface? Lewis Semprini, Distinguished Professor of environmental engineering, discusses strategies for bioremediation, using microor...

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

New online tool shows climate change in your backyard, Northeast U.S.

Climate change hits home. It’s where you live. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS) has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

– Cornell University

Super Typhoon #Yutu, Why Is It So Strong? Changing Ocean Salinity to Blame

Increased rainfall from climate change is making the ocean less salty. The areas with the biggest decreases in salinity also experienced increasingly strong storms.

– Newswise

Do Mussels Reveal the Fate of the Oceans?

Prior research has suggested that mussels are a robust indicator of plastic debris and particles in marine environments. A new study says that’s not the case because mussels are picky eaters and have an inherent ability to choose and sort their foo...

– Florida Atlantic University

Environmental Science & Technology

Genomic Analysis Helps in Discovery of Unusual New Bird Species From Indonesia

A joint research team from the National University of Singapore and Indonesian Institute of Science has described an unusual new songbird species. The bird was named the Rote Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus rotiensis after the island of Rote where it is fo...

– National University of Singapore

Scientific Reports; Treubia

Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh

Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.

– Ohio State University


Invasive Species in an Ecosystem Harm Native Organisms but Aid Other Invasive Species

The presence of an invasive species in an ecosystem makes native organisms more susceptible to pollutants and may encourage the spread of additional invasive species, according to new research from Binghamton University.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Biological Invasions, Sept-2018

African Fires Wipe Out Endangered Rhino’s Favorite Foods

Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat.

– Wake Forest University

Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation

Researchers studying Marshalltown tornado’s impact on renter, immigrant households

A disaster researcher at Iowa State University is examining how the tornado that hit Marshalltown this summer affected housing and different types of households – particularly immigrant households and renters – in order to understand what can be ...

– Iowa State University

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

Several Panhandle counties are facing similar circumstances to that found in Jackson County, said Judy Biss, director of UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

Columbia Engineers show for the first time that runoff extremes have dramatically increased in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings demonstrate a large increase in precipitation and runoff extremes driven by human activity an...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nature Communications Oct 22 2018

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2018 at 05:00 ET

Fish give up the Fight After Coral Bleaching

Researchers found that when water temperatures heat up for corals, fish ‘tempers’ cool down, providing the first clear evidence of coral bleaching serving as a trigger for rapid change in the behavior of reef fish. Publishing in Nature Climate ...

– University of Vermont

Nature Climate Change

Embargo expired on 22-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET

Amazing Video Shows Release of Zebras to Tanzanian Highlands After nearly 50-Year Absence

Conservationists released an incredible video today showing the successful re-introduction of 24 zebras into Tanzania’s Kitulo National Park in the Southern Highlands region last week – part of a bold effort to re-wild this once pristine landscap...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

The Stories Behind the Science: How Does the Ocean’s Saltiness Affect Tropical Storms?

Two researchers with personal experience of hurricanes set out to investigate the role of an underestimated factor in storm’s strength – salinity. They found that salinity plays a larger role than anyone thought, including them.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications, 25 November 2016

Cleaning up Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease (Podcast)

How long will the world’s supply of clean fresh water last? Just the fact that we have to ask that question is enough to start worrying, as threats from pollution, climate change, and overpopulation continue to get worse. Fortunately, researchers l...

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population

A Mississippi State sociologist’s upcoming book explores how one rural community is adapting as shifting climatological conditions have eliminated more than 100,000 geese from a traditional wintering ground.

– Mississippi State University





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