As climate changes, boreal forests to shift north, relinquish more carbon than expected
It's difficult to imagine how a degree or two of warming will affect a location. Will it rain less? What will happen to the area's vegetation? New Berkeley Lab research offers a way to envision a warmer future. It maps how ...
Scientists unmask the climate uncertainty monster
(Phys.org) —Scientific uncertainty is a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change, according to The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Stephan Lewandowsky ...
Climate change occurring 10 times faster than at any time in past 65 million years
The planet is undergoing one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct. But what might be even more troubling for humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stanford climate ...
America's natural gas system is leaky and in need of a fix, new study finds
The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated U.S. methane emissions generally, ...
New planetary boundary to measure effects of human activity
Coastal cities face rising risk of flood losses, study says
The world's 136 largest coastal cities could risk combined annual losses of $1 trillion (750 billion euros) from floods by 2050 unless they drastically raise their defences, a study warned Sunday.
New report summarizes climate considerations on Navajo Nation lands
A new report led by the University of Colorado Boulder, "Considerations for Climate Change and Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation," synthesizes state-of-the-science information on the region's climate, ...
Humans may have helped the decline of African rainforests 3000 years ago
Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion
Researchers find Europe's forests moving toward carbon sink saturation point
Study suggests global warming may be a boon to Mediterranean Basin olive growers
Earth still absorbing about half carbon dioxide emissions produced by people: study
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study ...
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Puerto Rico probes darkening of Vieques bio bay (Update)
Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday they are investigating why a glowing bay that attracts thousands of tourists a year has grown dark in recent weeks.