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August 12, 2020

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Florida Current Is Weaker Now Than at Any Point in the Past Century

A key component of the Gulf Stream has markedly slowed over the past century -- that's the conclusion of a new research ...

Geoengineering Is Just a Partial Solution to Fight Climate Change

Could we create massive sulfuric acid clouds that limit global warming and help meet the 2015 Paris international climate goals, while reducing unintended impacts? Yes, in theory, according to a new ...

How to Tackle Climate Change, Food Security and Land Degradation

How can some of world's biggest problems -- climate change, food security and land degradation -- be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and ...

Research Sheds New Light on the Role of Sea Ice in Controlling Atmospheric Carbon Levels

A new study has highlighted the crucial role that sea ice across the Southern Ocean played in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during ...
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COVID Recovery Choices Shape Future Climate

A new study warns that even with some lockdown measures staying in place to the end of 2021, without more structural interventions global temperatures will only be roughly 0.01°C lower than expected ...

A Continental-Scale Prediction on the Functional Diversity of Stream Microbes

Climate mediates continental scale patterns of stream microbial functional ...

Global Warming Will Boost Agriculture Weed Threat

Invasive weeds pose a significant threat to global agriculture productivity -- and their threat will become more pronounced if the Earth's climate is affected by increased greenhouse gas ...

Climate Could Cause Abrupt British Vegetation Changes

Climate change could cause abrupt shifts in the amount of vegetation growing in parts of Great Britain, new research ...

Environmental Groups Moving Beyond Conservation

Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new study shows that environmental ...

Survey Identifies Learning Opportunities Related to Health Impacts of Climate Change

An international survey of Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) membership found that the majority of members -- health professions schools and programs, including medical, ...

Climate Change Increases Migration at the Expense of the Poor

A climate game shows that global cooperation can be possible -- although not without ...

There Is No Escaping from Climate Change, Even in the Deep Sea

Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to ...

'Arks' of Genetic Diversity in Terrestrial Mammals

Mapping the distribution of life on Earth, from genes to species to ecosystems, is essential in informing conservation policies and protecting biodiversity. Researchers developed models based on ...

The Future Is Knocking: Global Food Production to Be Transformed Using New Technology

The world's growing population will necessitate a 30-70% increase in food production over the next 3 decades. If we are to succeed, it will require a complete overhaul of the way we produce ...

How Climate Killed Corals

A squad of climate-related factors is responsible for the massive Australian coral bleaching event of 2016. If we're counting culprits: it's two by sea, one by ...

South Asia Faces Increased Threat of Extreme Heat, Extreme Pollution, Study Shows

Scientists know that extreme heat has a negative impact on the human body -- causing distress in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems -- and they know that extreme air pollution can also have ...

Climate Change Threatens Progress in Cancer Control

Climate change threatens prospects for further progress in cancer prevention and control, increasing exposure to cancer risk factors and impacting access to cancer care, according to a new ...

New, Rapid Mechanism for Atmospheric Particle Formation

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that allows atmospheric particles to very rapidly form under certain conditions. The research could aid efforts to model climate change and ...

The Butterfly Effect: Climate Change Could Cause Decline of Some Alpine Butterfly Species

The long-term effects of climate change suggests that the butterfly effect is at work on butterflies in the alpine regions of North America, according to a new study -- and the predictions don't ...

Sea Level Could Rise by More Than 1 Meter by 2100 If Emission Targets Are Not Met

Scientists found that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 meter by 2100 and 5 meters by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not ...

Climate Change Could Reawaken Indian Ocean El Niño

Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian Ocean, new research has ...

Cold Air With Water Vapor Rises: What That Means for Earth's Climate

In the tropical atmosphere, cold air rises due to an overlooked effect -- the lightness of water vapor. This effect helps to stabilize tropical climates, and the impacts of a warming climate would be ...

Surf and Turf: Green New Deal Should Be a 'Teal New Deal'

Incorporating the oceans into climate policy is essential, scientists say in a new ...

Climate Change Has Been Influencing Where Tropical Cyclones Rage

While the global average number of tropical cyclones each year has not budged from 86 over the last four decades, climate change has been influencing the locations of where these deadly storms occur, ...

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