Climate   Wed 8 Jul 14:50 GMT

First Direct Evidence of Gulf Stream “Blender Effect” – New Mechanism of Ocean Mixing

First Direct Evidence of Gulf Stream “Blender Effect” – New Mechanism of Ocean Mixing

University of Maryland researcher discovers important ocean blender effect that may influence climate and fisheries from Florida to Newfoundland. New research provides the first direct evidence for the Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism o…

SciTechDaily - 6 hours ago

Mars spacecraft Hope: How to watch UAE's historic launch to the red planet

Mars spacecraft Hope: How to watch UAE's historic launch to the red planet

The satellite aims to offer a holistic view of how Mars' climate varies during the year.

CNET - 12 hours ago

Climate explained: what the world was like the last time carbon dioxide levels were at 400ppm

Climate explained: what the world was like the last time carbon dioxide levels were at 400ppm

(MENAFN - The Conversation) CC BY-ND Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, pl…

menafn.com - 13 hours ago

Clean energy grids and electric vehicles key to beating climate change and air pollution

Clean energy grids and electric vehicles key to beating climate change and air pollution

Any uptake in electric vehicle use must be mirrored by the development of clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution.

phys.org - 13 hours ago

Climate change may cause extreme waves in Arctic

Climate change may cause extreme waves in Arctic

Extreme ocean surface waves with a devastating impact on coastal communities and infrastructure in the Arctic may become larger due to climate change, according to a new study.

phys.org - 15 hours ago

Pink Ice in the Alps Could Signal Acceleration of Climate Change

Pink Ice in the Alps Could Signal Acceleration of Climate Change

A new trend in the European Alps suggests glacial thawing could accelerate thanks to some unassuming pink algae.

ExtremeTech - a day ago

Sports bubbles are good places to study COVID-19

Sports bubbles are good places to study COVID-19

Researchers are trialing a COVID-19 saliva test and a symptom-monitoring smart ring inside the NBA bubble. Contained sports bubbles are good places to study the virus because they offer controlled environments.

The Verge - a day ago

Pretty bad news: Pink glaciers are appearing in the Italian Alps

Pretty bad news: Pink glaciers are appearing in the Italian Alps

Pink ice has begun appearing in the Italian Alps. It may sound pretty, but it's actually a grim environmental sign, scientists say.

The New Daily - a day ago

Tree rings show unprecedented rise in extreme weather in South America

Tree rings show unprecedented rise in extreme weather in South America

Scientists have filled a gaping hole in the world's climate records by reconstructing 600 years of soil-moisture swings across southern and central South America. Along with documenting the mechanisms behind natural changes, the new South American Drought Atl…

phys.org - a day ago

Climate change leading to Arctic spider baby boom

Climate change leading to Arctic spider baby boom

Scientists discover Arctic wolf spiders are doubling their egg production due to warmer weather.

CNET - a day ago

Pink Snow in the Italian Alps Is a Cute Sign of Environmental Catastrophe

Pink Snow in the Italian Alps Is a Cute Sign of Environmental Catastrophe

I live for all things pink, and there’s something beautiful about pink glacial ice. However, the dusty pink layer atop the Presena Glacier in the Italian Alps is more sinister than it looks. Algae has dyed the snow a bizarre colour. The otherworldly look coul…

Gizmodo Australia - a day ago

Light a critical factor in limiting carbon uptake, even in the north

Light a critical factor in limiting carbon uptake, even in the north

Most projections about climate change assume that, as temperatures rise, regions in the north high latitudes may become more suitable for the growth of vegetation, turning into cropland to feed increasing populations while also fixing more carbon dioxide (CO2…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Italian Researchers Baffled Over Pink Snow on Alps

Italian Researchers Baffled Over Pink Snow on Alps

Scientists are debating whether the pink snow is a result of an algae that accelerates the effects of climate change or something else.

Daily Beast - 2 days ago

Climate crisis: Mysterious pink snow in Alps sparks fears over accelerated melting

Climate crisis: Mysterious pink snow in Alps sparks fears over accelerated melting

Culprit may be algae usually found in Greenland

Independent - 2 days ago

The Hope Mars mission: How to watch the UAE's historic launch live

The Hope Mars mission: How to watch the UAE's historic launch live

The satellite aims to offer a holistic view of how Mars' climate varies during the year.

CNET - 2 days ago

Alpine glacier turning pink due to algae that accelerates climate change, scientists say

Alpine glacier turning pink due to algae that accelerates climate change, scientists say

Ancylonema nordenskioeldii, which is more commonly found in Greenland, absorbs the heat and causes the ice to melt more quickly.

sky.com - 2 days ago

Endangered butterfly in San Diego County is the focus of a new protection effort

Endangered butterfly in San Diego County is the focus of a new protection effort

Two environmental groups have filed a petition with the state asking it to provide more protection for a once-abundant butterfly that has seen its numbers fall precipitously in San Diego County and elsewhere in recent decades.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Pink ice in Italy's Alps sparks algae probe

Pink ice in Italy's Alps sparks algae probe

Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change.

Pulse Nigeria - 2 days ago

Polar Opposite? A Place in the Atlantic Ocean is Getting Colder Despite Climate Change

Polar Opposite? A Place in the Atlantic Ocean is Getting Colder Despite Climate Change

Scientists have found a spot within the Atlantic Ocean where the temperature keeps getting cooler with the passing years. The decrease in the temperature is yet another concern.

News18 - 2 days ago

Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide

In nearly every part of the world heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration, a new study led by UNSW climate scientists shows.

unsw.edu.au - 2 days ago

The world endured two extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come

The world endured two extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come

Heatwaves have become longer, hotter and more frequent. This trend is accelerating from climate change.

unsw.edu.au - 2 days ago

In this area of the Earth the temperatures do not rise due to climate change, but they are getting colder | Life

In this area of the Earth the temperatures do not rise due to climate change, but they are getting colder | Life

Although the greenhouse effect is increasing the temperatures of the Earth with the passing of the decades, there is a point within the Atlantic Ocean...

explica.co - 3 days ago

10 Earth Day Celebrations Around the World

10 Earth Day Celebrations Around the World

April 22 is Earth Day, celebrated since 1970 to raise awareness of global environmental issues and activism. Events and celebrations, coordinated by the Earth Day Network, are held around the world.

Mental Floss - 3 days ago

Scientists Discover New Species of Amphibians with Snake-Like Venom Glands

Scientists Discover New Species of Amphibians with Snake-Like Venom Glands

These limbless amphibians are generally found in areas with tropical climates, which includes Africa, Asiaand America.

News18 - 3 days ago

Yes, an asteroid really did wipe out the dinosaurs, study finds

Yes, an asteroid really did wipe out the dinosaurs, study finds

The age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago with the ultimate bad day, not a prolonged period of climate change wrought by volcanic activity, according to new research.

news-daily.com - 4 days ago

Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there?

Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there?

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to count individual fish by measuring the concentration of environmental DNA in the water, which could be applied for quantitative monitoring of aquatic ecosystems.

EurekAlert - 4 days ago

A ‘Viral’ New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

A ‘Viral’ New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

A new bird song is spreading like wildfire among Canadian white-throated sparrows, at a scale not seen before by scientists. Birds rarely change their chirpy little tunes, and when they do, it’s typically limited to the local environment, where slight song va…

Gizmodo Australia - 5 days ago

Climate change threat to tropical plants

Climate change threat to tropical plants

Tropical plants closer to the equator are most at risk from climate change because it is expected to become too hot for many species to germinate in the next 50 years, UNSW researchers have found.

phys.org - 5 days ago

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate

Research shows that if warming exceeds 2℃, major ice shelves would collapse, releasing ice, lifting the sea level by up to three metres by 2300.

Firstpost - 6 days ago

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

The dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic share "striking similarities" with the twin environmental crises of global heating and species extinction, argue a team of scientists and policy experts from the UK and US.

phys.org - 6 days ago

Why Earth has a stubborn cold spot that's cooling

Why Earth has a stubborn cold spot that's cooling

We're changing "the circuitry of the climate system."

Mashable - 6 days ago

Forest harvesting in Europe threatens climate goals: study

Forest harvesting in Europe threatens climate goals: study

Annual forest harvesting in 26 European countries increased nearly 50 percent during 2016-2018 compared to an average of the four previous years, a trend that could threaten the European Union's climate goals, according to a study by the European Commission.

phys.org - 6 days ago

NASA’s TESS enables astronomers to improve their understanding of KELT-9 b

NASA’s TESS enables astronomers to improve their understanding of KELT-9 b

NASA scientists have used measurements taken from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite known as TESS to improve their understanding of the environment of one of the hottest planets in the know…

SlashGear - 6 days ago

Over the past three decades, the South Pole is warming at more than three times the global average

Over the past three decades, the South Pole is warming at more than three times the global average

The study suggested that warming was mainly driven by natural tropical climate variability and likely intensified by increases in greenhouse gas.

Firstpost - 7 days ago

Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes

Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes

If the world is to maintain a sustainable economy and fend off the worst effects of climate change, at least one industry will soon have to ramp up dramatically: the mining of metals needed to create a vast infrastructure for renewable power generation, stora…

phys.org - 7 days ago

'That is alarming': South Pole warmed 3 times the global rate in last 30 years | Daily Sabah

'That is alarming': South Pole warmed 3 times the global rate in last 30 years | Daily Sabah

At the South Pole, considered the coldest point on Earth, temperatures are rising fast. So fast, in fact, that Kyle Clem and other climate researchers began to worry and wonder...

Daily Sabah - 7 days ago

TESS delivers new insights into an ultrahot world

TESS delivers new insights into an ultrahot world

Measurements from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of the bizarre environment of KELT-9 b, one of the hottest planets known.

phys.org - 7 days ago

Beavers gnawing away at the Arctic permafrost

Beavers gnawing away at the Arctic permafrost

Alaska's beavers are profiting from climate change, and spreading rapidly. In just a few years' time, they have not only expanded into many tundra regions where they'd never been seen before; they're also building more and more dams in their new homes, creati…

phys.org - 7 days ago

Climate change is altering terrestrial water availability

Climate change is altering terrestrial water availability

The amount and location of available terrestrial water is changing worldwide. An international research team led by ETH Zurich has now proved for the first time that human-induced climate change is responsible for the changes observed in available terrestrial…

phys.org - 8 days ago

Large Rodents Are Massively Changing Landscapes in the Arctic – Serious Consequences for Our Future Climate

Large Rodents Are Massively Changing Landscapes in the Arctic – Serious Consequences for Our Future Climate

Beavers Gnawing Away at the Permafrost The large rodents are massively changing landscapes in the Arctic, which could have serious consequences for the frozen soils and our future climate. Alaska's beavers are profiting from climate change, and spreading rapi…

SciTechDaily - 8 days ago

Warming of South Pole three times higher than global rate in last 3 decades, tells study

Warming of South Pole three times higher than global rate in last 3 decades, tells study

Temperature data shows that the desolate region has warmed at three times the global warming rate over the last three decades up through 2018, the South Pole's hottest year on record, the researchers report in a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change.

Devdiscourse - 8 days ago

Meet The Climate Scientist Trying to Fly Less for Work : Short Wave

Meet The Climate Scientist Trying to Fly Less for Work : Short Wave

A few years ago, climate scientist Kim Cobb had a brutal realization about how much she was flying for conferences and meetings. Those flights were adding lots of climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Host Maddie Sofia talks with her about her p…

NPR - 9 days ago

Microplastics have also colonized Antarctica’s food networks

Microplastics have also colonized Antarctica’s food networks

Microplastics have been discovered in practically every corner of the globe, and new environments are always spotted: from national parks to mountain tops ... i

intallaght.ie - 9 days ago