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Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions. The researchers showed that the genetics of an individual cow strongly influenced the make-up of the microorganisms in its rumen (the firs...

– University of Adelaide

Science Advances


How trees could save the climate

The Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich investigates nature-based solutions to climate change. In their latest study the researchers showed for the first time where in the world new trees could grow and how much carbon they would store.

– ETH Zürich

Science 05 Jul 2019


Is wildfire management 'for the birds?'

Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk of large and destructive wildfires in the region, these iconic animals face the real threat of losing even more of their forest habitat.

– University of California, Berkeley

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment


Winter monsoons became stronger during geomagnetic reversal

New evidence suggests that high-energy particles from space known as galactic cosmic rays affect the Earth's climate by increasing cloud cover, causing an "umbrella effect".

– Kobe University

Scientific Reports


Scientist examining how hurricanes impact natural selection of hundreds of species

The human and economic costs of natural disasters, which many believe are becoming more frequent and more intense, are well known and well documented.

– McMaster University


Using novel method, ecologists find thawing permafrost is releasing carbon into atmosphere unchecked

Northern Arizona University professors César Plaza, Christina Schädel and Ted Schuur used a new method to track soil carbon losses in thawing permafrost in the Arctic. The results paint an even bleaker picture of the effects of climate change tha...

– Northern Arizona University

Nature Geoscience


Study: Longer Summer Dry Season Observed in Congo Rainforest

A recently documented long-term drying trend over the Congo Basin could have important implications on the future of the world’s second largest rainforest, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change.

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Nature Climate Change

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How to Protect Corals Facing Climate Change

The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in Nature Climate Change. The finding likely applies to conservation efforts for many other species in the ocean and on la...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature Climate Change; Rutgers Today


Corals in Singapore likely to survive sea-level rise: NUS study

Marine scientists from the National University of Singapore found that coral species in Singapore's sedimented and turbid waters are unlikely to be impacted by accelerating sea-level rise.

– National University of Singapore

Marine Environmental Research


‘Committed’ CO2 emissions jeopardize international climate goals, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2019 – The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will fail to meet their goals unless existing fossil fuel-burning infrastructure around the world is retired early, according to...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature, July-2019


Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse

Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Ecological Economics


Announcements


UND receives $1M atmospheric research contract from U.S. Navy, bolstering new public-private weather forecasting partnership

The University of North Dakota has received a contract of just over $1 million to conduct research on behalf of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in an effort to improve the understanding of thunderstorms. The research combines aircraft measurements a...

– University of North Dakota


Expert Pitch


Rutgers Regulation Expert Available to Discuss Trump Administration EPA and CPP Repeal

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rutgers Professor Can Discuss Cyanobacteria Blooms in New Jersey

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Miscellaneous


Researchers use forecasting models and data analysis for hurricane recovery efforts

Dr. Eduardo Perez, associate professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University, is using forecasting models and data to help food banks be prepared for hurricanes during hurricane season, which began June 1.

– Texas State University

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