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Lake Baikal: Protection of a unique ecosystem

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:30:13 EDT ~ Researchers are studying the impact of climate change and environmental toxins on the lake's fauna. They addressed the question of how Baikal amphipods that fulfill important ecological functions in the lake react to pollutants in the water. Find out more...

Atlantic/Pacific ocean temperature difference fuels US wildfires

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:29:52 EDT ~ A new study shows that difference in water temperature between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans together with global warming impact the risk of drought and wildfire in southwestern North America. Find out more...

Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:42:06 EDT ~ A first test of humans' ability to modify clouds would help explain the behavior of clouds and aerosols, while also testing a possible future climate emergency measure. Find out more...

Secret to cell size found in group underpinning worlds biggest food producer

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:07 EDT ~ A gene controlling cell size has been identified in a microalgal group which underpins a fifth of the worlds food chains. Find out more...

Greatestthreatto Eastern forest birds is habitat loss on wintering grounds

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:56:03 EDT ~ Human-caused habitat loss looms as the greatest threat to some North American breeding birds. The problemwill be most severe on their wintering grounds, according to a new study. Find out more...

Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:31:53 EDT ~ Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice. Find out more...

Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:41:16 EDT ~ While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define 'pre-industrial' to be in the late 1800s, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are concerned because it affects the available carbon budget for meeting the 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) warming limit agreed to in the Paris Conference of 2015. Find out more...

Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:50:44 EDT ~ Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric scientists investigates for the first time the possibility of using a 'cocktail' of geoengineering tools to reduce changes in both temperature and precipitation caused by atmospheric greenhouse gases. Find out more...

'Hindcasting' study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:30:34 EDT ~ Using a publicly available climate model, researchers 'hindcast' the conditions that led to the Sept. 9-16, 2013 flooding around Boulder, Colo. and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred. Find out more...

Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:54:46 EDT ~ Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study. The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades may explain a phenomenon that has long puzzled scientists -- why Arctic and sub-Arctic rivers have increased their water flow during the winter even without a correlative increase in rain or snowfall. Find out more...