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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 21-Feb-2019

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.

Radio-Tracking Dolphins Reveals Intimate Details About Their Behavior

The most extensive radio-tracking effort of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon using radio-telemetry reveals new and surprising information about how they use their habitats, how they spend their time, and how they interact with their own...

– Florida Atlantic University

Aquatic Mammals

Pollinator gardens do best with a variety of plants

Want to help pollinators? Gardens with more woody vegetation provide additional food and shelter.

– University of Georgia

Planting gardens to support insect pollinators

Research underscores importance of cold-temperature variability in evaluating climate change

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Ecology and Evolution

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2019 at 09:00 ET

Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Levels Not Seen in 56 Million Years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, according to a new University of Michigan study.

– University of Michigan

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Fossil Fuel Combustion Is the Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around the Arctic, International Study Finds

Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor Univers...

– Baylor University

Science Advances

Protecting Small Forests Fails to Protect Bird Biodiversity

Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a Rutgers-led study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain their ecological integrity.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Biodiversity and Conservation; Rutgers Today

Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Levels Not Seen in 56 Million Years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds.

– American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Keep spilling your drink? Just add ice, says expert

Adding ice to your beverage will help to keep you from sloshing and spilling, according to a new study. The research, which demonstrates the dampening effect of floating particles on surface waves, also has implications for sea ice in the Canadian Ar...

– University of Alberta

Physical Review Fluids

Crocodile face off

The story that's often told about crocodiles is that they're among the most perfectly adapted creatures on the planet - living fossils that have remained virtually unchanged for millions of years.

– Harvard University

Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory

When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have fo...

– NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

JGR Planets

Quarrying of Stonehenge ‘Bluestones’ Dated to 3000 BC

Excavations at two quarries in Wales, known to be the source of the Stonehenge ‘bluestones’, provide new evidence of megalith quarrying 5,000 years ago, according to a new UCL-led study.

– University College London


Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2019 at 07:00 ET

Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery

Great forest fires are ever more frequent globally and their consequences more severe and destructive.

– University of Seville


Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast -- and how a CSF might help

As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than 250 miles farther north than they did 20 years ago, while others catching a wide diversity of sp...

– Princeton University

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Rutgers’ List of Campus Plants, Animals, Other Species May be First in World

American kestrel. Chinese mantis. Candleflame lichen. The highly diverse list of species spotted at Rutgers University may be unique globally. Indeed, more than 1,600 kinds of animals, insects, plants and other life forms have been reported so far at...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

MSU Technologies Lead to Better Survival, Bigger Catfish for Mississippi Producers

Mississippi State-developed vaccination technologies are being commercialized to help the catfish industry save millions for the state that leads the nation in production.

– Mississippi State University

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

– University of Birmingham

Nature Ecology and Evolution

Political and policy feedbacks in the climate system

Matto Mildenberger, University of California Santa Barbara explains how perceived experiences with climate change in the United States can be linked to political shifts in Congress, culture and society.

– University of California, Santa Barbara

Nature Climate Change; Climatic Change; 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting

Sandia research investigates how organic reactions affect Earth’s atmosphere

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Volatile organic compounds can be found in the air — everywhere. A wide range of sources, including from plants, cooking fuels and household cleaners, emit these compounds directly. They also can be formed in the atmosphere th...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Nature Communications

Predicting climate change

Thomas Crowther identifies long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. He will describe how there is room for an additional 1.2 trillion new trees around the world that could absorb more carbon than human emissions each year....

– ETH Zürich

2019 AAAS Annual Meeting

Preserved Leaves Reveal 7000 Years of Rainfall and Drought

A study using preserved paper-bark tea tree leaves has revealed what rainfall was like over 7000 years, including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought.

– University of Adelaide

Scientific Reports


2,350-Mile Walk from Canada to Key West Spotlights How People with Disabilities are Affected by Extreme Weather

“Canada to Key West,” a 2,350-mile walk to raise awareness about the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events will start on June 21, 2019, the day of the summer solstice.

– Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Association of Academic Physiatrists’ Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2019 at 06:00 ET

Expert Pitch

How to keep stink bugs out this winter

– Virginia Tech

‘Imagine the feel’ of Martian winds — InSight reports weather from red planet

– Cornell University





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