Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate, study shows
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers.
Wildfires worse due to global warming, studies say
The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.
Seeding oceans with iron may not confer promised climate benefits
Adding iron to the Southern Ocean may not have the climate benefits that advocates of geoengineering have hoped for, a new study suggests.
Future heat waves pose threat to global food supply, study says
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
Climate change likely to bring fewer big waves
A warmer climate is likely to result in fewer large waves along Australia's central east coast, according to Bureau of Meteorology research that predicts a decline in the frequency of storms known as East C ...
Major enigma solved in atmospheric chemistry
According to their results, these extremely low-volatile organic compounds consist of relatively large molecules which contain an almost equal number of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. The scientists present a plausible ...
Recent decades likely wettest in four millennia in Tibet
Recent decades may have been the wettest in 3,500 years in North East Tibet – according to climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou, China).
New research reveals Ming the Mollusk actually 100 years older than thought
Without plants, Earth would cook under billions of tons of additional carbon
(Phys.org) —Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to the first study to specify the extent to which ...
Global warming is likely to increase severe thunderstorm conditions in US, researchers find
In 2012, 11 weather disasters in the United States crossed the billion-dollar threshold in economic losses. Seven of those events were related to severe thunderstorms. New climate analyses led by Stanford scientists indicate ...
Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate
As the climate changes and oceans' acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. An international team of marine scientists has found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated carbon ...
Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change
Scientists expect climate change and warmer oceans to push the fish that people rely on for food and income into new territory. Predictions of where and when species will relocate, however, are based on broad ...
Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing
(Phys.org) —Waves breaking over sandy beaches are captured in countless tourist photos. But enormous waves breaking deep in the ocean are seldom seen, although they play a crucial role in long-term climate ...
West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought
The results of research conducted by professors at UC Santa Barbara and colleagues mark the beginning of a new paradigm for our understanding of the history of Earth's great global ice sheets. The research ...