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Are the Paris soil carbon sequestration goals unrealistic?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:17:01 EDT ~ The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists in a new article. Find out more...

New research unlocks forests' potential in climate change mitigation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:23:45 EDT ~ For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. The information offers a valuable new tool in efforts to mitigate climate change, according to a new article. Find out more...

Coral reefs struggle to keep up with rising seas, leave coastal communities at risk

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:37:17 EDT ~ In the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai'i, researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and the reefs cannot keep pace with sea level rise. As a result, coastal communities protected by the reefs are facing increased risks from storms, waves and erosion. Find out more...

EPA methane emission policy likely to cost less, miss 2025 targets

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:02:25 EDT ~ Research shows plugging methane leaks will cost about a third less than the EPA estimates, further underscoring the cost-effectiveness of emissions mitigation -- but the agency will also likely fall short of its 2025 reduction targets. Find out more...

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today's warming, acidic waters

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:19:35 EDT ~ The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern California coast, according to a new study. Find out more...

Water is streaming across Antarctica

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:17:41 EDT ~ In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica's ice during the brief summer. Find out more...

New method to create the next fuel-efficient renewable energy developed

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:20:12 EDT ~ The fossil fuel fight goes on for scientists as they develop a new method for creating reversible hydrogen storage based on methanol, with no carbon emissions, in the last major paper co-authored by USC's first Nobel laureate, the late George Olah. Find out more...

In new paper, scientists explain climate change using before/after photographic evidence

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:20:06 EDT ~ A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers. Find out more...

Making oil from algae: Towards more efficient biofuels

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:31:46 EDT ~ The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels, they say. Find out more...

Can barnacle geese predict the climate?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:17:50 EDT ~ The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with this climate change unless they can somehow anticipate it. A research team employed computer models to assess the future of the geese and their young. Find out more...