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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 28-Mar-2019

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In Ancient Oceans that Resembled Our Own, Oxygen Loss Triggered Mass Extinction

Researchers provide first conclusive evidence linking widespread ocean oxygen loss and rising sea levels to a 430-million-year-old mass extinction event.

– Florida State University

Earth and Planetary Science Letters

As the Arctic Warms, Temperate Regions Dry Out, with Likely Effects on Society

Northern Arizona University researchers used climate records dating back thousands of years to demonstrate that warming in the Arctic is associated with fewer storms and increased aridity in a huge swath of the Northern Hemisphere, which could lead t...

– Northern Arizona University


Embargo expired on 27-Mar-2019 at 14:00 ET

Are No-Fun Fungi Keeping Fertilizer From Plants?

Research explores soil, fungi, phosphorus dynamics

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

International Meeting of the Soil Science Society of America

Massive Earthquakes Provide New Insight into Deep Earth

In a first-ever study of two of the largest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history, FSU researchers reveal new and surprising information about our planet’s mysterious, ever-changing interior.

– Florida State University

Geophysical Research Letters

Codifying the universal language of honey bees

In a paper appearing in April’s issue of Animal Behaviour, researchers decipher the instructive messages encoded in the insects’ movements, called waggle dances.

– Virginia Tech

Animal Behaviour

White People’s Eating Habits Produce Most Greenhouse Gases

White individuals disproportionately affect the environment through their eating habits by eating more foods that require more water and release more greenhouse gases through their production compared to foods black and Latinx individuals eat, accord...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Industrial Ecology

Air quality agencies can breathe easier about current emissions regulations

A new study provides a fuller picture of how nitrogen oxides — the tailpipe-generated particles at the center of the Volkswagen scandal, also known as NOx, — affect PM2.5, the microscopic particles that can lodge in lungs.

– University of Washington

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

National Park Service Monitors Health of Badlands Bighorn Sheep

The Badlands bighorn sheep herd is healthy and thriving—and National Park Service wants to keep it that way by monitoring survival and mortality.

– South Dakota State University

To the Ends of the Earth

Antarctica is among the best places in the world to see the effects of climate change in action. Meet four women of the CSU whose work is taking them here on an urgent quest to find solutions.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

International Climate Scientists Seek Refined Understanding of Climate System

Climate scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced today the release of new data sets that will provide fresh insights into past and future climate change.

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Embargo expired on 25-Mar-2019 at 12:00 ET

How the 'good feeling' can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate

More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers usually view positively. Nevertheless, the sales figures of these products often remain low, even though they offer advantages for the environment or for socie...

– University of Göttingen

Journal of Cleaner Production

Study Suggests Trees Are Crucial to the Future of Our Cities

The shade of a single tree can provide welcome relief from the hot summer sun. But when that single tree is part of a small forest, it creates a profound cooling effect. According to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences March 25, 2019

Study Shows How Electricity-Eating Microbes Use Electrons to Fix Carbon Dioxide

New research from Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular processes that allow a sun-loving microbe to "eat" electricity -- transferring electrons to fix carbon dioxide to fuel its growth. The work is led by Arpita Bose, assistant pr...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications

Hundreds of Bubble Streams Link Biology, Seismology Off Washington's Coast

The first survey of methane vent sites off Washington’s coast finds 1,778 bubble columns, with most located along a north-south band that is in line with a geologic fault.

– University of Washington

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Ecosexuality expert available for Earth Day stories

Sociologist Jennifer Reed — a UNLV instructor and Ph.D. candidate who has been studying ecosexuality for nearly a decade — is available for interviews about the movement, which merges ecology and sexology.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Argonne National Laboratory works with AT&T on climate resiliency project

AT&T and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are teaming up on a climate resiliency project that will help AT&T better prepare for and adapt to the impacts of changing weather patterns and extreme weather events.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Expert Pitch

Video: Don’t Let Ticks Torment as Temps Rise — Experts Share Advice, Latest Research

– Cornell University

Climate models should consider people’s perceptions of climate risk, UB expert says

– University at Buffalo

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss N.J. Directive on PFAS Pollution

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

EPA Administrator says unsafe drinking water is a greater threat than climate change. Jerry Kauffman, Director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware wants to talk about that

– University of Delaware





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