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Global Warming Potentially Impacts Processes Responsible for Biodiversity

Global Warming Potentially Impacts Processes Responsible for Biodiversity

Considering the present situation of climate change, an international research team has performed a new study that highlights the adverse, potential impact of global warming on processes responsible for biodiversity.

azocleantech.com - 6 minutes ago

Stock up on Vitamin C! Scientists find new viruses frozen inside Tibetan glacier

Stock up on Vitamin C! Scientists find new viruses frozen inside Tibetan glacier

While deep in the throes of a nasty cold and flu season here in America, be glad you're not infected with one of the ancient mystery viruses recently unearthed by scientists from the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State University, whose Tibet…

syfy.com - 32 minutes ago

Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity

Four graphs that suggest we can't blame climate change on solar activity

Solar activity is sometimes blamed for climate change but the data suggests otherwise.

theconversation.com - an hour ago

Study: Activism and civil disobedience help communicate the science of climate change

Study: Activism and civil disobedience help communicate the science of climate change

A group of the world's top climate change biologists, including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, have published an editorial highlighting how global movements of civil disobedience focused on climate change are playing an important role i…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

A pandora's box of 28 ancient viruses are trapped in glaciers — and climate change could set them free

A pandora's box of 28 ancient viruses are trapped in glaciers — and climate change could set them free

A team of scientists from the US and China have discovered 28 previously unknown virus groups in samples from the oldest glacial ice on Earth. As climate change

businessinsider.in - 8 hours ago

Two billion years ago, snowball Earth was defrosted in huge asteroid crash – and it's been downhill ever since

Two billion years ago, snowball Earth was defrosted in huge asteroid crash – and it's been downhill ever since

Space prang rose temperatures, melted glaciers, influenced climate, next thing we know: we're sharing AI-filtered selfies on Insta

theregister.co.uk - a day ago

Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot

Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot

Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a champagne-like environment of bubbling carbon dioxide wit…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Palm oil: research shows that new plantations produce double the emissions of mature ones

Palm oil: research shows that new plantations produce double the emissions of mature ones

Researchers found that palm oil plantations up to five years old were more harmful to the climate than already established ones.

theconversation.com - 2 days ago

Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?

Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?

Ocean currents are essential for the global distribution of heat and thus also for climate on earth. For example, oxygen is transferred into the deep sea through the formation of new deep water around Antarctica. Weddell Sea sourced Antarctic Bottom Water (AA…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance

Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance

Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the University of Michigan.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Ten myths about climate change debunked

Ten myths about climate change debunked

Global heating is the biggest challenge facing our planet and yet there is a lot of misinformation about it. We checked out some of the biggest climate change myths

walesonline.co.uk - 2 days ago

Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'

Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'

Arctic sea ice cannot "quickly bounce back" if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Oldest crater on Earth precisely dated

Oldest crater on Earth precisely dated

Meteorite crashing into modern-day Australia could have change the climate

Independent - 2 days ago

Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage

Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage

New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases than mature plantations.

phys.org - 3 days ago

Seaweed may be key to protecting coral from climate changeNZ study

Seaweed may be key to protecting coral from climate changeNZ study

Victoria University study could throw a lifeline to precious coral reefs.

nzherald.co.nz - 3 days ago

Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization

Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization

Limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C requires a decarbonized world by 2050 at the latest, and a corresponding global transformation of the energy and land use systems of societies around the world. To achieve this goal of net-zero carbon by 2050,…

phys.org - 3 days ago

Want to know what climate change will do in your backyard? There's a dataset for that

Want to know what climate change will do in your backyard? There's a dataset for that

What the global climate emergency has in store may vary from one back yard to the next, particularly in the tropics where microclimates, geography and land-use practices shift dramatically over small areas. This has major implications for adaptation strategie…

phys.org - 4 days ago

Chris Hadfield on the climate crisis: ‘The world has seen much, much worse’

Chris Hadfield on the climate crisis: ‘The world has seen much, much worse’

The Canadian knew at nine-years-old that he wanted to be an astronaut but first joined the army and US airforce as a fighter pilot

The Irish Times - 6 days ago

Highly Sensitive Gas Sensor for Monitoring Human Health and the Environment

Highly Sensitive Gas Sensor for Monitoring Human Health and the Environment

According to scientists at Northeastern University and Penn State, a new wearable and highly sensitive gas sensor for monitoring human health and the environment may soon be available on the market.

azosensors.com - 6 days ago

Oceans Were Hottest on Record in 2019

Oceans Were Hottest on Record in 2019

The world’s oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said on Tuesday, as manmade emissions warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate with potentially disastrous impacts on Earth’s climate. Oceans absorb more than 90 percent of excess heat …

newdelhitimes.com - 6 days ago

Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas

Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas

World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists argue this week, to introduce new techniques that allow protected zones to shift …

phys.org - 7 days ago

Even Ultra-Tough Water Bears May Be Vulnerable to Climate Change

Even Ultra-Tough Water Bears May Be Vulnerable to Climate Change

Tardigrades are known for their ability to survive extreme temperatures. But new research suggests they might be more sensitive than previously thought.

Wired - 7 days ago

Genetic makeup says a lot about who survives climate change and who doesn't.

Genetic makeup says a lot about who survives climate change and who doesn't.

Earthworms, polar bears, bees and buttercups. Which animals and plants are best equipped for climate change? Which species can adapt or migrate and which ones will simply disappear? This is a question

innovationorigins.com - 7 days ago

One million birds feared dead due to 'blob' heatwave in Pacific

One million birds feared dead due to 'blob' heatwave in Pacific

Scientists have warned that such events will likely become more frequent due to climate change.

sky.com - 8 days ago

What is climate change?

What is climate change?

BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.

BBC News - 8 days ago

Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean

Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean

As well as a stark warning about climate change, the disaster underlines the importance of wildlife monitoring.

theconversation.com - 8 days ago

Ocean is warming at rate of 5 Hiroshima nukes a second

Ocean is warming at rate of 5 Hiroshima nukes a second

The amount of heat pumped into the ocean by climate change is equivalent to five Hiroshima explosions per second. That’s according to scientists, who warn that Earth’s oceans hit record high …

nypost.com - 8 days ago

Climate Change: Oceans heating up faster than ever, says research | Skymet Weather Services

Climate Change: Oceans heating up faster than ever, says research | Skymet Weather Services

According to a new research, our planet’s oceans are heating up at a faster rate and have been warmer than ever recorded in human history.

skymetweather.com - 9 days ago

Crop yields "could fall if Atlantic currents collapse"

Crop yields "could fall if Atlantic currents collapse"

UK arable farming could be decimated if climate change causes the collapse of a vital pattern of ocean currents, according to new research.

thecourier.co.uk - 9 days ago

Even Famously Tough Tardigrades May Struggle to Adapt to Climate Change

Even Famously Tough Tardigrades May Struggle to Adapt to Climate Change

High temperatures "seem to be an Achilles heel" for otherwise resilient water bears, a study found.

Vice News - 9 days ago

World oceans were warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded history: Study

World oceans were warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded history: Study

Over the 6 decades past, recent warming was 450% that of earlier warming — a big increase in rate of climate change effects.

firstpost.com - 9 days ago

Study weighs deep-sea mining's impact on microbes

Study weighs deep-sea mining's impact on microbes

The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, a new paper in Limnology and Oceanography reports. The study reviews what is known about microbes in these environments and assesses …

eurekalert.org - 9 days ago

Hamilton scientists find way to dissolve, recycle rubber from car tires

Hamilton scientists find way to dissolve, recycle rubber from car tires

Researchers say new method could reduce environmental and safety hazards

The Globe And Mail - 10 days ago

Climate change: Oceans hotter than ever before, new study reveals

Climate change: Oceans hotter than ever before, new study reveals

Ocean waters hit their highest temperature ever last year, and the rate at which they are warming is speeding up, a new study has revealed. Researchers called the new data "further proof of global warming."

dw.com - 10 days ago

Research identifies possible on/off switch for plant growth

Research identifies possible on/off switch for plant growth

New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth -- good news for an era in which crops can get crushed by climate change. When the protein, IRK, is present, the root perceives a signal telling cells not to divide.

eurekalert.org - 10 days ago

High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades

High temperatures due to global warming will be dramatic even for tardigrades

Global warming, a major aspect of climate change, is already causing a wide range of negative impacts on many habitats of our planet. It is thus of the utmost importance to understand how rising temperatures may affect animal health and welfare. A research gr…

phys.org - 10 days ago

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases

theguardian.com - 10 days ago

‘Chameleon Metals’ Engineered to Change Surface Structure in Response to Heat

‘Chameleon Metals’ Engineered to Change Surface Structure in Response to Heat

Just like a chameleon changes its skin color in response to its environment, engineers have found a way for liquid metal – and potentially solid metal – to change its surface structure in response to heat. Treating particles of liquid metal alloys with heat c…

scitechdaily.com - 10 days ago

Atlantic circulation collapse could cut British crop farming

Atlantic circulation collapse could cut British crop farming

Crop production in Britain will fall dramatically if climate change causes the collapse of a vital pattern of ocean currents, new research suggests.

phys.org - 11 days ago

Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

New research from the University of California San Diego finds that solar geoengineering—the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth's surface—may reduce income inequality between countries.

phys.org - 11 days ago

NASA, NOAA Experts To Release Assessment Of 2019 Global Temperatures And Climate Trends

NASA, NOAA Experts To Release Assessment Of 2019 Global Temperatures And Climate Trends

Experts form NASA and NOAA will be announcing their assessment of 2019 global temperatures and climate trends. Why should we care?

ibtimes.com - 11 days ago

Australian bush fires and heat kill thousands of flying foxes

Australian bush fires and heat kill thousands of flying foxes

Loading... The climate change bush fires raging in eastern Australia have burned millions of acres, destroyed thousands of buildings and killed 25 people. But there are other victims: the endangered flying foxes in Australia. These hairy migratory bats with d…

thedailybeast.com - 13 days ago