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Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities

Though an extreme scenario, it should be factored in to coastal infrastructure planning, new guidance suggests -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
21 September 2018, 22:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern, study finds

In a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the United States, commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally. »
21 September 2018, 09:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ciwem environmental photographer of the year 2018 winners – in pictures

The Iranian photographer Saeed Mohammadzadeh has been named Ciwem’s environmental photographer of the year. End Floating, his haunting image of a beached boat on the solidified salty remains of Urmia Lake, illustrates how climate change, water mismanagement and drought have decimated the landscape. Continue reading... »
20 September 2018, 23:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change modifies the composition of reefs

Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study has analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to human impacts and global climate change. »
20 September 2018, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30 percent chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. »
20 September 2018, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

In U-turn, Exxon, Chevron to join industry climate initiative

Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are joining a group of major international oil and gas companies in an initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions in the sector, they said in a statement on Thursday. »
20 September 2018, 16:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Build walls on seafloor to stop glaciers melting, scientists say

Barriers could halt slide of undersea glaciers and hold back sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. Building walls on the seafloor may become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. »
20 September 2018, 16:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why are California wildfires so bad? An interactive look

With 2018 shaping up to be the most destructive year yet, how did the state get to this point? Continue reading... »
20 September 2018, 13:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'It's hyped up': climate change skeptics in the path of Hurricane Florence

Scientists say global warming is behind severe storms but many who face them don’t think humans are the problem. Scientists warn that human-induced climate change is responsible for an increase in the number and severity of storms – such as Hurricane Florence, which has engulfed the Carolinas in the last week. »
20 September 2018, 07:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change

Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the eruptions of the Columbia River flood basalts, a series of massive lava flows that coincided with an ancient global warming period 16 million years ago. »
20 September 2018, 03:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New White House Biodefense Plan Omits Climate Change

Research has shown that warming may aide the spread of some infectious diseases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
19 September 2018, 20:51 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Greenland and the hunt for better climate science

Flying over eastern Greenland, the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years - using radar to map the loss of ice. »
19 September 2018, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence. »
19 September 2018, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Tech giants fail to distance themselves from fight against new EU climate targets

Leaked document shows BusinessEurope group would oppose more ambitious goals. Companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have failed to distance themselves from a lobby group’s proposal to fight any effort by the EU to set more ambitious climate change goals. »
19 September 2018, 02:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Natural climate oscillations in north Atlantic linked to Greenland ice sheet melt

Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new study, however, shows that the rate of melting might be temporarily increased or decreased by two existing climate patterns: the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). »
19 September 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Florida Keys' corals are growing but have become more porous

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida Keys. A new study explored this topic, finding both good and bad news. »
19 September 2018, 02:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Trump administration to ease rule on methane leaks on public land

The Trump Administration is slated on Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease energy industry regulations, environmental groups said. »
18 September 2018, 20:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Florence's Floods Reveal Exposure of Rural Areas to Climate Change

For cash-strapped communities, planning for a warmer future is a luxury -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 September 2018, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest flagship publication, on the world’s Agricultural Commodity Markets. »
18 September 2018, 02:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Warming Boosted Florence's Rainfall, One Expert Says

The hurricane was likely fueled by some of the warmer spots in the Atlantic Oceans this year -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 September 2018, 01:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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