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Newswise: No, autumn leaves are not changing color later because of climate change
Released: 22-Sep-2022 6:05 AM EDT
No, autumn leaves are not changing color later because of climate change
Washington University in St. Louis

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are cooling down. But when will the natural fireworks display of autumn leaves actually begin this year?Many people believe that climate change is pushing back the start of fall leaf color to later in the year. The general thinking is that the warmer conditions anticipated under climate change will mean that trees can “hang on” to their green, energy-producing leaves longer.

Newswise: FSU Public Health Expert Available to Comment on Extreme Heat
Released: 13-Jul-2022 4:45 PM EDT
FSU Public Health Expert Available to Comment on Extreme Heat
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: July 13, 2022 | 3:50 pm | SHARE: Extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of death in the United States. It can kill through heat exhaustion or heat stroke, as well as by contributing to deaths from heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and other diseases. Vulnerable populations, such as older adults, infants, outdoor workers and others, are at increased risk.

Released: 12-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
How to Turn Light Into Atomic Vibrations
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Converting laser light into nuclear vibrations is key to switching a material’s properties on and off for future electronics.

Released: 1-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
American Thoracic Society Dismayed by President’s Decision on Paris Agreement
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society is extremely disappointed that President Trump has announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement to address climate change. This agreement was signed by nearly every nation on Earth in recognition of our shared responsibility to solve this global environmental and public health crisis.

Released: 17-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT
WashU Experts: Environmental Budget Cuts Could Be ‘Grim’
Washington University in St. Louis

The public is getting its first look at the Trump administration budget proposal, which includes steep cuts to federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency — with a 31-percent proposed reduction and its Office of Research and Development set to be slashed — and the National Institutes of Health decreased by nearly 20 percent.

Released: 11-Jan-2017 1:00 PM EST
Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide
Rutgers University

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence. Rutgers Today asked committee member Robert E. Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers, to discuss the topic.

Released: 8-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST
Pro-Fracking Pruitt 'Shocking' Choice for EPA Head
Cornell University

Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University and faculty fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, has studied global warming for 40 years, particularly the impact of methane gas emissions on the environment. He says as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt must discontinue his promotion of fossil fuel use, and take proactive steps to avoid irreversible, catastrophic global warming that would place the food supply of the world at some risk, potentially leading to unprecedented wars.

Released: 28-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
UC San Diego Scientists Advocate Combining Technical and Social Expertise to Combat Climate Change
University of California San Diego

Less than two weeks before global leaders meet in Marrakech, Morocco at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, scientists from the University of California San Diego offer their expert advice: bring scientists and policy makers together now to help ensure success in combating climate change in the future.

5-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT
ATA International and U.S. Members Agree Climate Change Affects Patient Health
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A survey of international members of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) found that 96 percent of respondents agreed that climate change is occurring and 81 percent indicated that climate change has direct relevance to patient care. Compared to a similar survey of American ATS members, more international physician members reported that climate change was affecting their patients “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” (69 percent international vs. 44 percent U.S.).

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