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Unexpected culprit – wetlands as source of methane

Knowing how emissions are created can help reduce them

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

Soil Science Society of America Journal; 2011-03007; 2011-00829; 1457505


Scientists develop climate-ready wheat that can survive drought conditions

Wheat plants engineered to have fewer microscopic pores – called stomata – on their leaves are better able to survive drought conditions associated with climate breakdown, according to a new study.

– University of Sheffield

Plant, Cell and Environment


A songbird’s fate hinges on one fragile area

Researchers were surprised to find that a migratory songbird that breeds in the eastern and central United States is concentrated during winter in just one South American country.

– Ohio State University

The Condor: Ornithological Applications


Deep Submersible Dives Shed Light on Rarely Explored Coral Reefs

A new paper examines the rarely explored coral reefs in deep water, where less than 1% of light from the surface makes it through. The research identifies how these corals are able to survive in such a dark place.

– University of Washington

Limnology and Oceanography


Cornell Partnership Aims to Improve Food Security in Latin America

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Peru and across Latin America.

– Cornell University


Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans

Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.

– University of Exeter

Nature Ecology and Evolution


Argonne scientists transform farming with biomass buffers

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been working for nearly a decade to uncover new strategies to control the environmentally harmful side effects of modern day farming, including the releas...

– Argonne National Laboratory


Climate change will fuel more war, new study suggests

Droughts, floods, natural disasters and other climatic shifts influenced between 3% and 20% of armed conflicts over the last century. By century’s end, one in four armed conflicts, including civil wars, will be a result of a changing climate.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Nature, June 12-2019


Climate Change Threatens Commercial Fishers From Maine to North Carolina

Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature Climate Change; Rutgers Today


The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate

Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th century.

– University of Plymouth

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B


Simulating Ice at the Bottom of the World: Modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheets

When the Larsen B ice shelf collapsed, 1000 sq miles of ice was gone & scientists realized they needed to improve models to more accurately simulate ice sheets.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Announcements


American Psychological Association's 127th Annual Convention Aug. 8 - 11, 2019, Chicago

The American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention will take place Aug. 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention, Aug. 8-11, 2019


UB team awarded $1.8 million to develop carbon capture technology

University at Buffalo researchers are leading a multi-institution project to develop materials called membranes that can separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from other gases — a technology that factories and power plants could easily install to cut down ...

– University at Buffalo

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