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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 11-Apr-2019

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Got Bird Nests? Report to NestWatch!

Ithaca, NY—Around the world, birds are building nests and raising families—even near homes, offices, or in local parks. Anyone who finds a bird's nest can help scientists by reporting to the free NestWatch project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithol...

– Cornell University

A Dust-Up: Microbes Interact with Harmful Chemicals in Dust

The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings can help break...

– Ohio State University

Environmental Sciences: Process Impacts

UNH Researchers Find Unusual Phenomenon in Clouds Triggers Lightning Flash

In a first-of-its-kind observation, researchers from the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center have documented a unique event that occurs in clouds before a lightning flash happens. Their observation, called “fast negative breakdown,” ...

– University of New Hampshire

Nature Communications, April 9, 2019

Climate Scientists Partner with San Francisco to be Ready for Future Storms

The City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) is partnering with experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Silvestrum Climate Associates to assess how climate change may influence the intensity of atmospheric rivers and asso...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Release online

Researchers Reveal More Than Dozen Wild Bee Species Declining in Northeast

Researchers have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are important across the Northeast for the pollination of major local crops like apples, blueberries and cranberries.

– University of New Hampshire

Insect and Conservation Diversity, March 22, 2019

More than 90% of glacier volume in the Alps could be lost by 2100

The study, by a team of researchers in Switzerland, provides the most up-to-date and detailed estimates of the future of all glaciers in the Alps

– European Geosciences Union (EGU)

The Cryosphere

The oldest ice on Earth may be able to solve the puzzle of the planet's climate history

As part of the EU project "Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice", experts from 14 institutions located in 10 European countries have spent three years combing the Antarctic ice sheet to find the ideal location to retrieve the oldest ice core on the Earth. The l...

– University of Bern

Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

According to the Notre Dame study, 62 percent of coastal homeowners are not considering taking any action to reduce the vulnerabilities of their homes or enhance protections against future hurricanes.

– University of Notre Dame

Climatic Change

When the extreme becomes the norm for Arctic animals

Think of reindeer on Norway's Svalbard archipelago as the arctic equivalent of sloths. It's not a perfect analogy except that like tropical sloths, Svalbard reindeer move as little as possible to conserve energy.

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Nature Communications

New Wasps Named After Biscuits and Doctor Who Aliens

University of Adelaide researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps.

– University of Adelaide


Cities with Tree Protection Laws Show More Canopy Coverage, Savings

Andrew Koeser, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of environmental horticulture, led a newly completed study that looked at 43 cities in Florida. Researchers showed that Florida cities with tree ordinances that protect large trees have 6.7 percent more tr...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Landscape & Urban Planning

Durability Vs. Recyclability: Dueling Goals in Making Electronics More Sustainable

Research released by a team at Georgia Institute of Technology, where researchers looked into the impact of government policies put in place to reduce the amount of electronics waste filling up landfills.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Fields of gold

Sandia National Laboratories ecologist Jennifer Payne is one of two Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioners in New Mexico, a title held by only 150 people in the country. With an eye for vegetation, she helps protect lands and upholds labs com...

Expert Available

– Sandia National Laboratories

Expert Pitch

Tulane researcher available to comment on Antarctica's link to past climate history

– Tulane University

CU Boulder's Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) studies oxygen and hydrogen from the world's ice cores, a rich paleoclimate archive.

– University of Colorado Boulder





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