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Released: 15-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
UC Irvine researcher co-authors ‘scientists’ warning’ on climate and technology
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 15, 2024 – Throughout human history, technologies have been used to make peoples’ lives richer and more comfortable, but they have also contributed to a global crisis threatening Earth’s climate, ecosystems and even our own survival.

Newswise: Urban heat: Research may point the way to cooling steamy cities
Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Urban heat: Research may point the way to cooling steamy cities
Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York might point the way to cooling steamy cities. A Binghamton professor has received a grant for his work pertaining to the urban heat island effect in cities. 

Released: 31-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Decarbonizing the world’s industries
University of Leeds

Harmful emissions from the industrial sector could be reduced by up to 85% across the world, according to new research.

Newswise: Deglaciated Soils: Microorganisms Emerging From Melting Glaciers
Released: 31-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Deglaciated Soils: Microorganisms Emerging From Melting Glaciers
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory - EMSL

As global temperatures continue to rise, glaciers are melting, and soils with communities of microorganisms are now exposed. Researchers are studying the microorganisms in these soils to determine how they influence carbon flux and climate change.

Newswise: Rising Sea Levels Could Lead to More Methane Emitted from Wetlands
Released: 29-Jan-2024 11:15 AM EST
Rising Sea Levels Could Lead to More Methane Emitted from Wetlands
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Bay Area wetlands ecosystem that was expected to serve as a carbon sink is emitting surprisingly high levels of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Released: 26-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Global warming has a bigger effect on compact, fast-moving typhoons
Nagoya University

A group from Nagoya University in Japan has found that larger, slower-moving typhoons are more likely to be resilient against global warming.

Released: 24-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
New tool predicts flood risk from hurricanes in a warming climate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Coastal cities and communities will face more frequent major hurricanes with climate change in the coming years. To help prepare coastal cities against future storms, MIT scientists have developed a method to predict how much flooding a coastal community is likely to experience as hurricanes evolve over the next decades.

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Released: 23-Jan-2024 12:00 AM EST
The cause of recent cold waves over East Asia and North America was in the mid-latitude ocean fronts
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that senior researcher Mi-Kyung Sung of the Sustainable Environment Research Center and professor Soon-Il An of the Center for Irreversible Climate Change at Yonsei University have jointly discovered the role of mid-latitude oceans as a source of anomalous waves that are particularly frequent in East Asia and North America, paving the way for a mid- to long-term response to winter climate change.

Newswise: Greening Our Cities: Wuyishan's Pioneering Model for Urban Carbon Reduction
Released: 17-Jan-2024 10:30 PM EST
Greening Our Cities: Wuyishan's Pioneering Model for Urban Carbon Reduction
Chinese Academy of Sciences

As global warming speeds up, meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement has become crucial. Cities, especially in countries like China, play a major role in reducing carbon emissions.

Newswise: Unlocking Green Entrepreneurial Intentions in Emerging Economies
Released: 9-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
Unlocking Green Entrepreneurial Intentions in Emerging Economies
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The impact of global warming and harmful human activities has led to the rise of "sustainability" as a solution to environmental challenges.

Released: 15-Dec-2023 9:30 PM EST
Positive tipping points must be triggered to solve climate crisis
University of Exeter

Positive tipping points must be triggered if we are to avoid the severe consequences of damaging Earth system tipping points, researchers say.

Released: 22-Oct-2009 11:55 AM EDT
New Park Protects Tigers, Elephants and Carbon
Wildlife Conservation Society

The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protected area that safeguards not only threatened primates, tigers, and elephants, but also massive stores of carbon according to the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which worked closely with governmental agencies to help create the protected area.

25-Aug-2009 9:00 PM EDT
Scientists Uncover Solar Cycle, Stratosphere, and Ocean Connections
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to research appearing this week in the journal Science.

20-Aug-2009 4:00 PM EDT
Ocean Warming May Increase the Abundance of Marine Consumers
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Warmer ocean temperatures could mean dramatic shifts in the structure of underwater food webs and the abundance of marine life, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Released: 21-Aug-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Professor Available to Discuss the Politics of Environmental Policymaking
University of New Hampshire

Stacy VanDeveer, associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the complexities and contradictions regarding climate policy in North America, and the politics of U.S.-EU energy and environmental policymaking.

Released: 20-Aug-2009 3:30 PM EDT
Cleaning Up Black Carbon Provides Instant Benefits Against Global Warming
University of California San Diego

The world could buy time to forestall disastrous environmental and geopolitical climate change effects by using existing technologies to curb emissions created through diesel and solid biomass fuel burning, according to an article co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan.

Released: 19-Aug-2009 6:00 AM EDT
New Spout Nearly Doubles Maple Production, Has 1 Million Advance Orders
University of Vermont

An innovative new spout developed by the University of Vermont for the maple industry will increase production by up to 90 percent, by preventing a tree's tap hole from becoming contaminated with bacteria. It will also mitigate the effects of global warming, which is shortening the sugaring season.

Released: 1-Apr-2009 1:20 PM EDT
Report Presents New Research on Climate Change Effects in California
University of California San Diego

Scripps researchers contribute to assessment concluding that loss of agricultural land, increased risk of wildfires among potential outcomes.

16-Jan-2009 4:45 PM EST
Survey: Scientists Agree Human-Induced Global Warming is Real
University of Illinois Chicago

A broad poll of experts taken by UIC earth scientist Peter Doran finds that the vast majority of climatologists and other earth scientists believe in global warming and think human activity is a factor for the temperature rise. It dispels lingering doubts by some of a consensus among the scientists.

Released: 24-Nov-2008 12:00 PM EST
Global Warming Is Changing Organic Matter in Soil
University of Toronto

New research shows that we should be looking to the ground, not the sky, to see where climate change could have its most perilous impact on life on Earth.

Released: 24-Sep-2008 12:15 PM EDT
Severe Climate Change Costs Forecast for Pa., N.C., Tenn., N.D.
University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, Md. - The economic impact of climate change will cost a number of U.S. states billions of dollars, and delaying action will raise the price tag, concludes the latest series of reports produced by the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER). The new reports project specific long-term direct and ripple economic effects on North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In most cases, the price tag could run into billions of dollars.

Released: 24-Sep-2008 10:45 AM EDT
New Studies Find Global Warming Will Have Significant Economic Impacts on Florida Coasts; Call for State Adaption
Florida State University

Leading Florida-based scientific researchers released two new studies today, including a Florida State University report finding that climate change will cause significant impacts on Florida's coastlines and economy due to increased sea level rise. A second study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University recommends that the state of Florida adopt a series of policy programs aimed at adapting to these large coastal and other impacts as a result of climate change.

3-Sep-2008 11:30 AM EDT
Warmer Seas Linked to Strengthening Hurricanes: Study Fuels Global Warming Debate
Florida State University

The theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic over the past 30 years is bolstered by a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. The study will be published in the Sept. 4 edition of the journal Nature.

Released: 21-Aug-2008 11:00 AM EDT
Satellite Images Show Breakup of Two of Greenland's Largest Glaciers
Ohio State University

Researchers monitoring daily satellite images here of Greenland's glaciers have discovered break-ups at two of the largest glaciers in the last month. They expect that part of the Northern hemisphere's longest floating glacier will continue to disintegrate within the next year.

Released: 15-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Bones Beat Trees as Markers for Environmental Change
Michigan Technological University

The bones of wolves provide a much clearer picture of the history of environmental change than the traditionally studied rings in trees.

Released: 15-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Bering Glacier Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought
Michigan Technological University

A new technology for measuring glacial water melt reveals that the Bering Glacier is melting at twice the rate that scientists believed.

Released: 15-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Forests Could Benefit When Fall Color Comes Late
Michigan Technological University

Climate change delays the autumn spectacle of multi-colored leaves but increases forest productivity.

Released: 14-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Scientists Reveal Soot’s Role in Climate Change
Weizmann Institute of Science

Soot, or aerosols, can have both heating and cooling effects on clouds. Weizmann Institute scientists and colleagues have now developed a model of this complex relationship, showing when aerosols rising into the clouds will result in heating or cooling. Their findings may help convey the true climatic consequences of fires and industrial fuels.

Released: 13-Aug-2008 6:00 PM EDT
Oceans on the Precipice: Scripps Scientist Warns of Mass Extinctions and ‘Rise of Slime’
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Threats to marine ecosystems from overfishing, pollution and climate change must be addressed to halt downward trends .

Released: 12-Aug-2008 2:00 PM EDT
Antarctic Climate: Short-Term Spikes, Long-Term Warming Linked to Tropical Pacific
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Dramatic year-to-year temperature swings and a century-long warming trend across West Antarctica are linked to conditions in the tropical Pacific, according to an analysis of ice cores. The findings show the connection of the world's coldest continent to global warming, as well as to events such as El Niño.

Released: 8-Aug-2008 1:40 PM EDT
Birds Move Farther North; Climate Change Link Considered
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Birds in the Northeastern United States are moving their breeding ranges north, adding to concerns about the planet's changing climate.

Released: 23-Jul-2008 11:30 AM EDT
Costs of Climate Change, State-by-State: $Billions
University of Maryland, College Park

Climate change will carry a price tag of billions of dollars for a number of U.S. states, says a new series of reports from the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Environmental Research. The researchers conclude that the costs have already begun to accrue and are likely to endure. They studied Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and Ohio.

Released: 15-Jul-2008 3:00 PM EDT
Scattered Nature of Wisconsin's Woodlands Could Complicate Forests' Response to Climate Change
University of Wisconsin–Madison

If a warmer Wisconsin climate causes some northern tree species to disappear in the future, it's easy to imagine that southern species will just expand their range northward as soon as the conditions suit them.

Released: 8-Jul-2008 12:45 PM EDT
How Intense Will Storms Get? New Model Helps Answer Question
University of Michigan

A new mathematical model indicates that dust devils, water spouts, tornadoes, hurricanes and cyclones are all born of the same mechanism and will intensify as climate change warms the Earth's surface.

25-Jun-2008 10:30 AM EDT
Global Warming Causing Significant Shift in Composition of Coastal Fish Communities
University of Rhode Island

A detailed analysis of data from nearly 50 years of weekly fish-trawl surveys in Narragansett Bay and adjacent Rhode Island Sound has revealed a long-term shift in species composition, which scientists attribute primarily to the effects of global warming.

20-Jun-2008 12:20 PM EDT
Climate Modeling Shows California’s Native Plant Species in Peril from Global Warming
Texas Tech University

California's native plant species are so vulnerable to global climate change that two-thirds of them could suffer 80 percent reduction in their geographic range by the end of the 21st century.

Released: 12-Jun-2008 12:00 PM EDT
Field Project Seeks Clues to Climate Change in Remote Atmospheric Region
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Scientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting Earth's thermal balance. Researchers worldwide will use the project's findings to improve computer models of global climate in preparation for the next report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Released: 11-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Has Global Warming Research Misinterpreted Cloud Behavior?
University of Alabama Huntsville

When researchers observe natural changes in clouds and temperature, they have assumed that temperature change caused the clouds to change, and not the other way around. This can lead to overestimates of how sensitive Earth's climate is to greenhouse gas emissions.

Released: 10-Jun-2008 11:00 AM EDT
Permafrost Threatened by Rapid Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

The rate of climate warming in the Arctic could more than triple, raising concerns about thawing permafrost and the potential consequences for sensitive ecosystems, an NCAR study finds.

Released: 7-May-2008 1:50 PM EDT
Climate Models Overheat Antarctica
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Computer analyses of global climate have consistently overstated warming in Antarctica, new research concludes. The study can help scientists improve computer models and determine if Earth's southernmost continent will warm significantly this century, a major research question because of Antarctica's potential impact on global sea-level rise.

22-Apr-2008 11:00 AM EDT
Stratospheric Injections to Counter Global Warming Could Damage Ozone Layer
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

A much-discussed idea to offset global warming by injecting sulfates into the stratosphere would drastically affect the ozone layer. A new study, led by NCAR, warns that such an approach might delay recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole by decades and cause significant ozone loss over the Arctic.

Released: 2-Apr-2008 10:30 AM EDT
Models Look Good when Predicting Climate Change
University of Utah

The accuracy of computer models that predict climate change has been the subject of debate. A new University of Utah study shows that current climate models are quite accurate and can be valuable tools for those seeking solutions on reversing global warming trends. Most of these models project a global warming trend that amounts to about 7 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years.

13-Feb-2008 2:10 PM EST
Warming Waters May Make Antarctica Hospitable to Sharks; Potentially Disastrous Consequences
University of Rhode Island

It has been 40 million years since the waters around Antarctica have been warm enough to sustain populations of sharks and most fish, but they may return this century due to the effects of global warming. If they do, the impact on Antarctic ecology could be serious.

Released: 11-Feb-2008 12:55 PM EST
Strategy Could Lead to Emission-Free Cars
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon from vehicles. Georgia Tech researchers envision a zero emission car, and a transportation system completely free of fossil fuels.

Released: 7-Feb-2008 1:20 PM EST
Coral Reefs May Be Protected By Natural Ocean Thermostat
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Natural processes may prevent oceans from warming beyond a certain point, helping protect some biologically diverse coral reefs from the impacts of climate change. A new study, by scientists at NCAR and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, finds evidence that an ocean "thermostat" is helping regulate sea-surface temperatures.

28-Jan-2008 1:25 PM EST
Water Planners Call for Fundamental Shift to Deal with Changing Climate
University of Washington

The past is no longer a reliable base on which to plan the future of water management. So says a new perspectives piece written by a prominent group of hydrologists and climatologists, to be published Feb. 1 in Science magazine, that calls for fundamental changes to the science behind water planning and policy.

Released: 17-Jan-2008 3:20 PM EST
Proposed Greenhouse Gas Legislation Will Not Hinder U.S. Economic Growth
RTI International

Proposed legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have little impact on America's future economic growth, according to a new report conducted by researchers at RTI International and Harvard University for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Released: 10-Dec-2007 8:00 AM EST
Current Melting of Greenland's Ice Mimics 1920s-1940s Event
Ohio State University

Two researchers spent months scouring through old expedition logs and reports, and reviewing 70-year-old maps and photos before making a surprising discovery: They found that the effects of the current warming and melting of Greenland's glaciers that has alarmed the world's climate scientists occurred in the decades following an abrupt warming in the 1920s.

Released: 23-Nov-2007 8:00 AM EST
Kyoto Not Enough to Curb Climate Change
University of Adelaide

Kyoto was a valiant first attempt to tackle global carbon emissions, and support for the Kyoto Protocol is still needed in the international community, but it will not be enough to make a breakthrough with climate change. That's according to a letter co-authored by a University of Adelaide climate change expert and published today in the international journal Nature.