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'Pause' in global warming was never real, new research proves

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:39:22 EST ~ Claims of a 'pause' in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today. An international team of climate researchers reviewed existing data and studies and reanalyzed them. They concluded there has never been a statistically significant 'pause' in global warming. This conclusion holds whether considering the 'pause' as a change in the rate of warming in observations or as a mismatch in rate between observations and expectations from climate models. Find out more...

New houseplant can clean your home's air

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:39:11 EST ~ Researchers have genetically modified a common houseplant to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it. Find out more...

Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:04:10 EST ~ Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. A new study estimates there are 2025 million takeaway containers per year being used in the European Union (EU) alone. It also says finding a way to recycle disposable takeaway containers could help reduce equivalent greenhouse gas emissions generated annually by 55,000 cars. Find out more...

The full story on climate change requires the long view

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:15:31 EST ~ Researchers offer a new calculation that provides the long view of what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900. They also show how that breakdown will likely look by 2100 under various emission scenarios. Find out more...

Do you know the carbon footprint of your food choices?

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:27 EST ~ Consumers greatly underestimate the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with their food choices, but they'll favor items with a lower carbon footprint if they're given clear information on the label, according to new research. Find out more...

Warning over deep-sea 'gold rush'

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:56:57 EST ~ A 'gold rush' of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems, researchers have warned. Find out more...

Climate change leading to water shortage in Andes, Himalayas

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:17:59 EST ~ Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades. Find out more...

Boston Harbor cleanup was economically justifiable, finds new study

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:18:17 EST ~ A first-of-its-kind retrospective study finds that environmental cleanup projects are economically viable. The economic evaluation analysis estimates that Boston Harbor -- once dubbed America's filthiest harbor -- is now worth between $30 and $100 billion in ecosystem services. The study demonstrates that the post-cleanup value of healthy ecosystems and their associated benefits to society should be considered when evaluating options for coastal areas. Find out more...

Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:07:50 EST ~ Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ecosystems. Find out more...

Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:38:14 EST ~ According to a recent study, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed in the atmosphere. Find out more...