This week in climate news - 18 March 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Extreme winter weather becoming more common as Arctic warms, study finds

Scientists found a strong link between high temperatures near the pole and unusually heavy snowfall and frigid weather farther south. The sort of severe winter weather that has rattled parts of the US and UK is becoming more common as the Arctic warms, with scientists finding a strong link between high temperatures near the pole and unusually heavy snowfall and frigid weather further south. »
13 March 2018, 17:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. The paper represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by the addition of carbon dioxide and then allowed to flow across a natural coral reef community. »
14 March 2018, 23:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change is shrinking mountain hares' habitat in the Alps

A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result. »
14 March 2018, 17:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wandering greenhouse gas

On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters. »
17 March 2018, 01:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report

A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, according to a new report from the United Nations agriculture agency. »
15 March 2018, 18:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

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