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Global warming could help bolster turtle population size
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying the sex ratio of sea turtles at one of the world's largest rookeries predict global warming could help bolster population sizes.
How does snow affect the amount of water in rivers?
New research has shown for the first time that the amount of water flowing through rivers in snow-affected regions depends significantly on how much of the precipitation falls as snowfall. This means in a warming climate, ...
Study provides new metric for comparing the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide
In formulating policies to address greenhouse gas emissions, or evaluating the potential impact of different energy technologies on global climate change, one of the thorniest issues is how to account for the very distinctive ...
Pacific trade winds stall global surface warming—for now
Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the past 13 years.
Climate negotiation as a bargaining game
For more than two decades, members of the United Nations have sought to forge an agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. But so far, these international climate negotiations have had limited success.
Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell predators
Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.
Accurate forecasts of Arctic summer sea ice one step closer
Scientists can now forecast how much sea ice will cover the Arctic at the end of the summer by measuring the area covered by ponds of water on the ice in spring.
More coral babies staying at home on future reefs
It seems that coral reefs are experiencing something their human counterparts have been for years – a shrinking "empty nest" syndrome.
Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land, study says
For the past 24 years, Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, has been developing a complex computer model to study air pollution, energy, weather and climate. A recent application ...
Southeast England most at risk of rising deaths due to climate change
Warmer summers brought on by climate change will cause more deaths in London and southeast England than the rest of the country, scientists predict.