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Senior EPA officials collaborated with climate change denial group, emails show

Newly released emails show senior officials from the Environmental Protection Agency worked closely with conservative thinktank the Heartland Institute. »
26 May, 06:20 - guardian -  - 

Phosphorus nutrition can hasten plant and microbe growth in arid, high elevation sites

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new research shows. The finding upends previous ecological assumptions, helps scientists understand plant and microbe responses to climate change and could expand scientists' understanding of the limits to life on Earth. »
25 May, 23:20 - sciencedaily -  - 

As CO2 Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious

New findings raise public health concerns in poorer nations where rice is a major dietary staple -- Read more on »
24 May, 22:41 - scientificamerican -  - 

'We can't see a future': group takes EU to court over climate change

Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights. Lawyers acting for a group including a French lavender farmer and members of the indigenous Sami community in Sweden have launched legal action against the EU’s institutions for failing to adequately protect them against climate change. »
24 May, 13:10 - guardian -  - 

Excess nutrients, coupled with climate change, damage the most highly resilient corals

Experimentalists conducted a simulation of future conditions in the Red Sea caused by global warming and acidification, while simultaneously increasing levels of nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate. They found that when nitrate and phosphate were added, the coral thermal resilience was compromised while algal growth benefited from excess CO2 and nutrients. »
24 May, 10:20 - sciencedaily -  - 

Floridians could far far more frequent, intense Heatwaves

By the late 21st century, if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations reach worst-case projections, Floridians could experience summer heatwaves three times more frequently, and each heatwave could last six times longer and be much hotter than at present, according to new research. »
23 May, 22:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

Streams may emit more carbon dioxide in a warmer climate

Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown. »
23 May, 22:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C, a new study indicates Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. »
23 May, 21:20 - guardian -  - 

Exxon to cut methane emissions in bid to tackle climate change

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it was targeting a 15 percent cut in methane emissions by 2020, the latest effort by an oil major to reduce its carbon footprint and address climate change concerns. »
23 May, 18:12 - reuters -  - 

How high-latitude corals cope with the cold

Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research. »
23 May, 15:51 - sciencedaily -  - 

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