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Climate News and Experts from Newswise 13-Jun-2019

Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Geophysical Research Letters; Rutgers Today

Full circle to protect the planet: Argonne works with industry to examine circular carbon economy

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are working with industry to develop a “circular carbon economy,” which continually recycles carbon-based products into new products and energy.

– Argonne National Laboratory

New study shows legacy of DDT to lake ecosystems

New findings of a multi-university research team show the pesticide DDT persists in remote lakes at concerning levels half a century after it was banned, affecting key aquatic species and potentially entire lake food webs.

– McMaster University

Environmental Science & Technology

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 08:00 ET

Large summer 'dead zone' forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the wate...

– University of Michigan

Why Noah’s Ark Won’t Work

A first-of-its-kind study illuminates which marine species may have the ability to survive in a world where temperatures are rising and oceans are becoming acidic.

– University of Vermont

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data

Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? Years of Southern Ocean data have explained the phenomenon, helping oceanographers to better predict these features and study the...

– University of Washington


Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

How are scientists making wheat more climate resilient?

Groundbreaking tools and techniques can develop climate resilient wheat

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

Older Forests Resist Change – Climate Change, That Is

Older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests, particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity, new research finds. The study, to be published in Global Change Biology’s J...

– University of Vermont

Global Change Biology

Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in the light of increasing

– Lancaster University

Functional Ecology

Rapid retreat of Arctic coastline revealed in images from the air

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate - up to a metre a day - has been revealed with drone surveys.

– University of Edinburgh


Berkeley Lab Technology Provides Clarity Amid Hawaiian Water Contamination Concerns

For years, routine testing has shown that watersheds of the Mahaulepu Valley and Waikomo Stream in southeast Kauai frequently contain high counts of potentially pathogenic fecal indicator bacteria (FIB). To better understand the cause of the high FIB...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Fertilizer plants emit 100 times more methane than reported

Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell University and Environmental Defense Fund have found.

– Cornell University

Elementa, May 2019

Expert Pitch

Current efforts will not bring about meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emission on the order needed to avoid catastrophic damages, says U of R Professor Nicholas Reksten when asked about the Green New Deal

– University of Redlands

Water quality expert @STRIVElab available to discuss concerns about proposed cutbacks to Clean Water Act protections for wetlands & streams.

– Ohio State University

New rules allow biotech to mitigate climate, disease risk

– Cornell University

Wet Midwestern spring conforms with climate trends outlined in major 2018 assessment

– Iowa State University

Experts in Smart Weather Solutions Available to Discuss Climate Change Risks

– University at Albany, State University of New York





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