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Scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever

The evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. This finding comes three months after a senior Republican senator said that the Trump Administration might still try to repeal the landmark decision. »
14 December 2018, 21:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. »
14 December 2018, 21:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming

Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. »
14 December 2018, 03:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change

Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a new study. »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Organic food worse for the climate

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture

Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in mine waste, important as society continues to forge ways to lower our carbon emissions and combat climate change. »
13 December 2018, 08:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions

Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Research uses microcapsule technology that may make post-combustion carbon capture cheaper, safer, and more efficient. »
13 December 2018, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe -- triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern US, northern Europe and northern Asia have experienced heavy rainfall events that have led to severe floods in recent past. »
12 December 2018, 20:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change

A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. »
11 December 2018, 19:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

Our future on Earth may also be our past. Researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it's taken just two centuries. »
11 December 2018, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?

Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. Researchers came to this conclusion using data from 143 weather radar stations to estimate the altitude, density, and direction birds took during spring and autumn migrations over several years. »
11 December 2018, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ozone depletion increases Antarctic snowfall, partially mitigates ice sheet loss

Ozone layer depletion has increased snowfall over Antarctica in recent decades, partially mitigating the ongoing loss of the continent's ice sheet mass, new research finds. »
10 December 2018, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Fighting smog supports solar power

Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production. »
8 December 2018, 05:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation

Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. »
7 December 2018, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four centuries

Surface melting across Greenland's mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research. »
6 December 2018, 04:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wind power vulnerable to climate change in India

The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new study. »
6 December 2018, 04:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security

Leading scientists call for action to increase global soil carbon, in advance of the annual climate summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) and World Soil Day. »
3 December 2018, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Snowpack declines may stunt tree growth and forests' ability to store carbon emissions

Researchers conducting a 5-year-long study examining snow cover in a northern hardwood forest region found that projected changes in climate could lead to a 95 percent reduction of deep-insulating snowpack in forest areas across the northeastern United States by the end of the 21st century. »
1 December 2018, 19:21 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere

A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new research. Understanding its role in the atmosphere is critical for determining the lifetime of methane, a powerful contributor to climate change. »
1 December 2018, 00:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change

Researchers examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this type of extreme weather determines how soils respond to future climate change. »
30 November 2018, 18:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email