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We should expect long-term ice loss even if we stop climate change today, according to a new study

We should expect long-term ice loss even if we stop climate change today, according to a new study

Sometimes, there's just no putting the paste back in the tube -- or the ice back in the ice sheet.

ZME Science - 12 hours ago

Study Shows Antarctic Ice Loss Will Persist Even Under Controlled Climate Change

Study Shows Antarctic Ice Loss Will Persist Even Under Controlled Climate Change

Climate scientists from Monash University have performed a new international study, which shows that ice loss in Antarctica has been continuing for several centuries after it started and is anticipated to continue.

AZoCleantech - 14 hours ago

Surprising leap in ancient human technology tied to environmental upheaval

Surprising leap in ancient human technology tied to environmental upheaval

Sediment core evidence reveals the critical factors that may have given rise to strikingly complex behaviors some 320,000 years ago, around the time the first members of our species appeared.

National Geographic - 19 hours ago

How climate disruptions revolutionized ancient human toolmaking

How climate disruptions revolutionized ancient human toolmaking

“Haywire” environmental conditions helped update 700,000 years of technology

Science Magazine - 19 hours ago

Ice loss likely to continue in Antarctica

Ice loss likely to continue in Antarctica

A new international study led by Monash University climate scientists has revealed that ice loss in Antarctica persisted for many centuries after it was initiated and is expected to continue.

phys.org - 19 hours ago

Turbulent era sparked leap in human behavior, adaptability 320,000 years ago

Turbulent era sparked leap in human behavior, adaptability 320,000 years ago

For hundreds of thousands of years, early humans in the East African Rift Valley could expect certain things of their environment. Freshwater lakes in the region ensured a reliable source of water, and large grazing herbivores roamed the grasslands. Then, aro…

phys.org - 19 hours ago

New Material for Selective Capture of CO2 from Industrial Waste Gases

New Material for Selective Capture of CO2 from Industrial Waste Gases

A material that could be a significant contribution to climate mitigation and sustainable industrial production has been developed by chemists at the University of Bayreuth.

AZoM - 2 days ago

Declines in shellfish species on rocky seashores match climate-driven changes

Declines in shellfish species on rocky seashores match climate-driven changes

Mussels, barnacles, and snails are declining in the Gulf of Maine, according to a new paper by biologists Peter Petraitis of the University of Pennsylvania and Steve Dudgeon of California State University, Northridge. Their 20-year dataset reveals that the po…

EurekAlert - 2 days ago

Humans and climate drove giants of Madagascar to extinction

Humans and climate drove giants of Madagascar to extinction

Nearly all Madagascan megafauna—including the famous dodo bird, gorilla-sized lemurs, giant tortoises, and the Elephant Bird, which stood 3 meters tall and weighted close to a half ton—vanished between 1,500 and 500 years ago. Were these animals overhunted to…

phys.org - 3 days ago

"Billionths of a Billion of Space History"-Past Homo Species Could Not Survive Violent Climate Change (Weekend Special)

"Billionths of a Billion of Space History"-Past Homo Species Could Not Survive Violent Climate Change (Weekend Special)

Posted on Oct 17, 2020 in weather change, Evolution, Science "Our human experience with our pale blue dots lasted less than a billionth of the time in

haveeru.com.mv - 3 days ago

Coronavirus: NHS drones to be deployed in battle against Covid after space agency backing

Coronavirus: NHS drones to be deployed in battle against Covid after space agency backing

‘There has never been a better time to create a faster, more dependable and environmentally friendly method of transporting medical supplies’

Independent - 4 days ago

Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half of its Coral Over the Last 25 Years

Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half of its Coral Over the Last 25 Years

A new study found that warmer ocean temperatures driven by climate change have caused Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to lose more than half of its corals since 1995. The researchers say virtually all coral populations along the Great Barrier Reef have decline…

Universe Today - 5 days ago

Climate Change Drove Early Human Species To Extinction, Study Says

Climate Change Drove Early Human Species To Extinction, Study Says

Representational Photo Climate change likely played a major role in driving early human species to extinction, according to a modelling study published on Friday which researchers said serves a thunderous warning message to humans today. Of t…

menafn.com - 5 days ago

50% Corals Lost in the Great Barrier Reef: Devastating Climate Change

50% Corals Lost in the Great Barrier Reef: Devastating Climate Change

According to a study, corals in the Great Barrier Reef have reduced by 50%. This has prompted scientists to warn people of potential extinction of species.

TechQuila - 5 days ago

September Was World's Hottest on Record, EU Climate Change Service Says

September Was World's Hottest on Record, EU Climate Change Service Says

Globally, September was 0.05 degrees Celsius warmer than the same month in 2019 and 0.08C warmer than in 2016.

thewire.in - 5 days ago

Climate Change: Laser technology measures biomass in world's largest trees

Climate Change: Laser technology measures biomass in world's largest trees

Photo: Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and biomass of giant Californian redwood trees for the first time, records a new study by UCL researchers. view more  Credit Image: Mat Disney Laser technology has been used to measure the volume and…

Tdnews - 6 days ago

Energy System 2050: Open-Source Solutions for Energy Transition

Energy System 2050: Open-Source Solutions for Energy Transition

Research initiative of the Helmholtz Association presents strategies, technologies, and open-source tools. To contribute to global climate protection, Germany has to rapidly and comprehensively minimize the use of fossil energy sources and to transform the en…

SciTechDaily - 6 days ago

'Thunderous warning message': Scientists reveal climate change caused the extinction of early human species

'Thunderous warning message': Scientists reveal climate change caused the extinction of early human species

In a study the scientists have found that climate change might have caused the extinction of early human species

jagran.com - 6 days ago

Climate Change Wiped Out Several Human Species in Past And It Could Happen in Future Too: Scientist

Climate Change Wiped Out Several Human Species in Past And It Could Happen in Future Too: Scientist

Apart from climate change, Neanderthals faced tough competition from Homo sapiens which resulted in their extinction

International Business Times, Singapore Edition - 6 days ago

Climate controls on erosion in tectonically active landscapes

Climate controls on erosion in tectonically active landscapes

The ongoing debate about the nature of coupling between climate and tectonics in mountain ranges derives, in part, from an imperfect understanding of how topography, climate, erosion, and rock uplift are interrelated. Here, we demonstrate that erosion rate is…

Science Magazine - 6 days ago

Climate change may cause Old Faithful to stop spewing: study

Climate change may cause Old Faithful to stop spewing: study

It’s apparently happened before.

New York Post - 6 days ago

How do supermassive black holes launch powerful jets of matter? With hot gas and magnetism.

How do supermassive black holes launch powerful jets of matter? With hot gas and magnetism.

The environment around a supermassive black hole is fairly complex. Sitting in the centers of galaxies, that’s not too surprising. It’s crowded there, like being downtown in a big city at rush hour. But in this case it’s worse, because in a city you don’t hav…

SYFY WIRE - 6 days ago

Early Human Species Likely Driven to Extinction by Climate Change

Early Human Species Likely Driven to Extinction by Climate Change

Of the six or more different species of early humans, all belonging to the genus Homo, only we Homo sapiens have managed to survive. Now, a study reported in the journal One Earth today (October 15, 2020) combining climate modeling and the fossil record in se…

SciTechDaily - 6 days ago

Great Barrier Reef's corals in steep decline

Great Barrier Reef's corals in steep decline

Scientists warn climate change is irreversibly changing the reef’s ecosystem By HOLLY ROBERTSON Scientists expected corals to continue dying off unless nations met their Paris Agreement commitment (Source: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/AFP) …

The Malaysian Reserve - 6 days ago

Survival of the Fittest? Climate Change Led to Extinction of 'Other' Human Species

Survival of the Fittest? Climate Change Led to Extinction of 'Other' Human Species

According to the researcher, the ancient beings did try to adapt and survive by moving to the warmest places they could find as the climate got cold but their efforts fell short.

News18 - 6 days ago

Old Faithful Might Not Survive Climate Change

Old Faithful Might Not Survive Climate Change

Yellowstone National Park is home to a magnificent geyser known as Old Faithful that spits out boiling hot water at regular intervals. I’ve never seen it, but I figured there was no rush since it’d probably be around forever. Turns out I was wrong.

gizmodo.com - 7 days ago

Early humans wiped out by climate change, study finds

Early humans wiped out by climate change, study finds

Scientists say findings are 'worrisome' for the modern world

telegraph.co.uk - 7 days ago

Sprinkled with power: How impurities enhance a thermoelectric material at the atomic level

Sprinkled with power: How impurities enhance a thermoelectric material at the atomic level

In the search for solutions to ever-worsening environmental problems, such as the depletion of fossil fuels and climate change, many have turned to the potential of thermoelectric materials to generate power. These materials exhibit what is known as the therm…

phys.org - 7 days ago

Finally, the First Room-Temperature Superconductor

Finally, the First Room-Temperature Superconductor

It conveys electricity in the climate of a crisp fall day, but only under pressures comparable to what you’d find closer to Earth’s core.

New York Times - 8 days ago

Bringing people on both sides of the aisle together on climate change

Bringing people on both sides of the aisle together on climate change

A new study suggests that engaging, high-quality media programming could help Democrats and Republicans see eye to eye when it comes to climate change.

phys.org - 8 days ago

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions

The Guardian - 8 days ago

The oceans are reaching record-temperatures not seen in thousands of years

The oceans are reaching record-temperatures not seen in thousands of years

Climate change is noticeable everywhere, including the oceans.

ZME Science - 8 days ago

Recent Atlantic ocean warming unprecedented in nearly 3,000 years

Recent Atlantic ocean warming unprecedented in nearly 3,000 years

Taking advantage of unique properties of sediments from the bottom of Sawtooth Lake in the Canadian High Arctic, climate scientists have extended the record of Atlantic sea-surface temperature from about 100 to 2,900 years, and it shows that the warmest inter…

phys.org - 8 days ago

The 'Severe Ramifications' of Climate Change on the Great Barrier Reef Are Clearer Than Ever

The 'Severe Ramifications' of Climate Change on the Great Barrier Reef Are Clearer Than Ever

Coral populations on the Great Barrier Reef have declined precipitously in the past 20 years.

gizmodo.com - 8 days ago

Pluto's Mountains Are Snow-Capped, But The Serene White is Not Made Of Ice

Pluto's Mountains Are Snow-Capped, But The Serene White is Not Made Of Ice

The researchers used a numerical climate model of Pluto to investigate the origin of the methane-ice formation. Their simulations reproduced the accumulation of high-altitude methane ice where the frost-capped mountains are observed.

News18 - 8 days ago

Half of Great Barrier Reef's Corals are Dead Due to Climate Change and Rising Temperature

Half of Great Barrier Reef's Corals are Dead Due to Climate Change and Rising Temperature

The unfortunate coral death was human-induced climate change which has affected the favourable environment required for the corals to exist.

News18 - 8 days ago

Atlantic Ocean is at its hottest in 2,900 years

Atlantic Ocean is at its hottest in 2,900 years

Ocean had absorbed more than 93 per cent of the excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Independent - 8 days ago

To make mini-organs grow faster, give them a squeeze

To make mini-organs grow faster, give them a squeeze

The closer people are physically to one another, the higher the chance for exchange, of things like ideas, information, and even infection. Now researchers at MIT and Boston Children's Hospital have found that, even in the microscopic environment within a sin…

phys.org - 8 days ago

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Is Set for Launch in Weeks – 5 Things to Know

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Is Set for Launch in Weeks – 5 Things to Know

Set for launch in November, the Earth-observing satellite will closely monitor sea level and provide atmospheric data to support weather forecasting and climate models. On Nov. 10, the world's latest Earth-observing satellite will launch from Vandenberg Air F…

SciTechDaily - 8 days ago

Climate Change

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Half of the Great Barrier Reef's corals have died over the past 25 years, scientists said Wednesday, warning that climate change is irreversibly destroying the underwater ecosystem.

CNA - 9 days ago

Half Of Corals On The Great Barrier Reef Have Died Since 1990s, Study Finds

Half Of Corals On The Great Barrier Reef Have Died Since 1990s, Study Finds

“What we need is for the temperature to stop rising," a scientist said, noting climate change remains the most urgent danger to the delicate ecosystems.

HuffPost - 9 days ago