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Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:08:11 EST ~ Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region. Find out more...

Economist find a global tax on carbon may be feasible

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:25:56 EST ~ There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a recent survey. Find out more...

Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:05:04 EST ~ Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, researchers determined the winners and losers of climate change in the Antarctic. They show that marine animals associated with sea ice for food or breeding, such as some whales and penguins, are most at risk from the effects of climate change, while seafloor predators and open-water feeding animals like starfish and jellyfish will benefit from the opening up of new habitat. Find out more...

Emperor penguins' first journey to sea

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:04:41 EST ~ New research reveals the previously unknown behaviors of juvenile Emperor penguins in their critical early months when they leave their birth colony and first learn how to swim, dive, and find food. Find out more...

Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing in Gulf of Mexico to switch dramatically

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:52:24 EST ~ The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. The finding adds new insight into how extreme climate change can directly impact fundamental geological processes and how those impacts play out across different environments. Find out more...

Diet and food production must radically change to save planet

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:52:07 EST ~ Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries -- driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution due to over-application of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and unsustainable changes in water and land use. Find out more...

Water, not temperature, limits global forest growth as climate warms

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:06:39 EST ~ The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms. The effect is most evident in northern climates and at high altitudes where the primary limitation on tree growth had been cold temperatures. The research details the first time that changes in tree growth in response to current climate changes have been mapped at a near-global scale. Find out more...

Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:10:11 EST ~ If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. Not only could planting new forests and biomass contribute to this, but new technologies for artificial photosynthesis as well. Physicists have estimated how much surface area such solutions would require. Although artificial photosynthesis could bind CO2 more efficiently than the natural model, huge investments into research are needed to upscale the technology. Find out more...

The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:06:50 EST ~ Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows, in all regions with permafrost soils the temperature of the frozen ground at a depth of more than 10 meters rose by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius between 2007 and 2016 -- in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as the high mountain ranges of Europe and Central Asia. Find out more...

Right green for crop, environment, wallet

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:06:47 EST ~ Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. It's all about being green. Find out more...