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How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems

A new study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release. »
17 April 2019, 00:01 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The Republican breaking rank with his party on climate change

Garret Graves has seen the damage at home in Louisiana – but don’t expect him to embrace the Green New Deal As the top Republican on a congressional climate change committee, Louisiana’s Garret Graves is a surprising pick. Other Republicans on the Democrat-initiated panel have publicly doubted climate change science. »
16 April 2019, 08:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future. »
15 April 2019, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Plastic's carbon footprint

From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and disposal all emit prodigious amounts of greenhouse gasses, but scientists haven't had a firm grasp on the scope. »
15 April 2019, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

U.S. presidential candidate Warren wants drilling, mining banned on federal lands

U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Monday she would ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land and in coastal waters, setting herself apart from a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls who have made climate change a central campaign issue but have yet to outline specific policies. »
15 April 2019, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Environmental Thinker Bill McKibben Sounds Warning on Technology

Known for climate change work, the pioneer says global warming, AI and genetic engineering are self-inflicted threats to humanity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
15 April 2019, 17:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Warming Arctic permafrost releasing large amounts of potent greenhouse gas

A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about twelve times higher than previously assumed. About one fourth of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost, which is thawing at an increasing rate. As temperatures increase, the peat releases more and more greenhouse gases. »
15 April 2019, 17:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Underwater, Seychelles President makes emotional plea to save the seas

Calling oceans the "beating blue heart of our planet," Danny Faure called for more protection for the ocean's ecosystem. »
15 April 2019, 07:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (14 April 2019)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
14 April 2019, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook

A new study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion sources, electric vehicles have a net positive impact on air quality and climate change. »
13 April 2019, 03:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

US natural history museum gala to honor Brazil's far-right president sparks outrage

Institution is ‘deeply concerned’ after being attacked for hosting event to honor Jair Bolsonaro who has rolled back environmental protections. »
12 April 2019, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘We can talk about this’ – millennial Republicans take a methodical approach to climate change

Young Trump supporters are breaking with his environmental views and bringing scientific reality to their party. Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fresh wave of youth climate action protests expected across Britain

Dozens of demonstrations due on Friday as report shows UK set to miss emissions targets. A fresh wave of youth strikes for climate action will hit towns and cities across the UK on Friday, as a government report revealed that the nation is set to miss its emissions targets. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental grounds. »
12 April 2019, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Yukon warmest it has been in 13,600 years

A study uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed the warmest temperatures experienced in the previous 13,600 years, a finding that could have important implications in the context of current global warming trends. »
11 April 2019, 02:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Flying cars could help in the fight against climate change

Flying cars - known officially as vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs (pronounced "v-tolls") - may have a surprise benefit for the environment. »
10 April 2019, 22:40 - smh - Search similar - Email

Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat

Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study evaluates several strategies that could reduce these environmental effects. »
10 April 2019, 20:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Adaptation is the poor cousin of climate change policy | Rob Law

Local governments are feeling the impacts of climate change. What are the major parties doing to help? Announcing new climate change policies is something Australian politicians have learned to fear the most. Over the past decade, climate change politics has knocked off four prime ministers, and split political parties and allegiances apart at their core. »
10 April 2019, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mountain Glaciers Are Major Contributors to Rising Seas

They are as big a source of sea level rise as the Greenland Ice Sheet and larger than Antarctica -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
10 April 2019, 01:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Biodiversity: Climate key to abundance of life

Natural history museum paleontologists have succeeded in mapping historical biodiversity in unprecedented detail. For the first time, it is now possible to compare the impact of climate on global biodiversity in the distant past -- a result that paints a gloomy picture for the preservation of present-day species richness. »
10 April 2019, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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