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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 04-Apr-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.

Sea turtles struggle years after unexplained die-off

New research is detailing how environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations – work that researchers hope will inform conservation efforts going forward.

– Ohio State University

Science of the Total Environment

Protect the land and jobs will grow, new study finds

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Amherst College economics professor Katharine Sims and colleagues found that when land protection in New England increased, employment rates also rose modestly over the next five-year period even when controlling for ...

– Amherst College

Conservation Biology

Coral study traces excess nitrogen to Maui wastewater treatment facility

A new method for reconstructing changes in nitrogen sources over time has enabled scientists to connect excess nutrients in the coastal waters of West Maui, Hawaii, to a sewage treatment facility that injects treated wastewater into the ground.

– University of California, Santa Cruz

Scientific Reports

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

The reason that humans shifted away from hunting and gathering, and to agriculture -- a much more labor-intensive process -- has always been a riddle. It is only more confusing because the shift happened independently in about a dozen areas across th...

– University of Connecticut

American Antiquity

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade

Global Temperature Report: March 2019

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Government of Belize Expands Marine Protected Areas in Biodiverse Offshore Waters

The government of Belize has approved “The Expansion of Fisheries Replenishment (No-Take) Zones,” which will increase the total area of Belize’s protected waters from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Researchers Tap Rare Pristine Air to Reveal Pollution’s Impact

Human-caused pollution spurs the production of climate-changing particles known as secondary organic aerosols much more than previously thought. Researchers made the finding by analyzing air samples that were captured aboard a research aircraft as it...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nature Communications

Researchers use artificial intelligence to design flood evacuation plans

Artificial intelligence may soon help transportation agencies and first responders determine the best evacuation routes during floods such as those affecting portions of Missouri and the Midwest, thanks to the work of researchers at Missouri Universi...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

We’ve Been Thinking of How Ice Forms in Cirrus Clouds All Wrong

A new paper in PNAS finds that the previously thought mechanism for ice formation in humid but unsaturated conditions (like those in which cirrus clouds form) doesn’t work. Instead, another mechanism better explains ice (and thus cloud) formation ...

– University of Utah


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Research connects big data marketing tools, land conservation

The same data used by digital marketers to sell products can also help inspire conservation behaviors, according to new research from the University of Montana.

– University of Montana

Conservation Biology

Be the change you want to see in the world

Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy

– University of Sussex

Energy Research and Social Science

Why Are Petroleum, Chromated Copper Arsenate and Radon Bad for the Soil?

Information to minimize risk from soil contaminants

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

First-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine dinosaur found on Alaska's North Slope

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas

– Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Scientific Reports

Ice Sheet Modeling Probes Antarctic Vulnerabilities

The BISICLES ice sheet model uses high performance computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to systematically examine where the Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable and the resulting potential for large con...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Geophysical Research Letters

Sarcasm Detectors and the Drama of Global Warming: Halicioğlu Data Science Institute Awards Innovative Scholarships

Developing how the heart forms and brain works. How to analyze sarcasm computationally. Harnessing computers to develop campaign rhetoric that delivers voters across the spectrum. Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego announced innovat...

– University of California San Diego

Higher Education Events

Ocean Visions: Leading Institutions Come Together to Cultivate Innovative, Scalable, Science-Driven Solutions to Ocean Challenges

Leading ocean science and engineering institutions are joining forces to create Ocean Visions, an innovative scientist-driven ocean conservation venture that fosters collaboration between top researchers, conservationists and entrepreneurs committed ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

OceanVisions2019 – Climate

Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss N.J. Pinelands Ecology and Wildfire Risks

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Changing the timing and frequency of deliveries could have significant environmental and economic benefits

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)





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