Study: Climate change will hit some Florida reefs sooner than expected
Parts of Florida's vast coral reefs, including a pristine tract in the Dry Tortugas, might get seared by climate change as early as 2030 - about a dozen years sooner than scientists previously projected.
Engineers develop next-gen temperature sensor
UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military ...
Tarantula coordination disintegrates in heat
Scuttling across the floor, a spider's movements have more in common with robots than you may at first realise. Instead of contracting muscles to extend a limb, spiders inflate their joints with haemolymph ...
Lizard activity levels can help scientists predict environmental change
Spring is here and ectotherms, or animals dependent on external sources to raise their body temperature, are becoming more active. Recent studies have shown that as the average global temperature increases, ...
Direct evidence for a positive feedback in climate change
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.
Climate change does not cause extreme winters, new study shows
Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that ...
Research finds reef fish can adjust for gender as oceans warm
Using a multigenerational experiment UTS research has shown for the first time that when reef fish parents develop from early life at elevated temperatures they can adjust their offspring gender through non-genetic ...
Scientists discover the cause of heat tolerance in peas
A recent collaboration between the Canadian Light Source and the University of Saskatchewan Plant Science Department is proving the potential for molecular imaging in plant research that could produce greater ...
New lake surface temperature database will help to study climate change
A group of York University investigators and their international counterparts have jointly created a database of lake surface temperatures, to help study ecological effects of climate change.
Professor uses data gathered from squirrels to make music
The squirrels are wary at first. They carefully sniff at the traps set on the chilly ground of Alaska's north slope, suspicious of their sudden arrival. But soon, unable to resist the temptation of the small ...
A majestic backdrop for marine research
This time of year, performing field research in the Gulf of Maine often means braving the bitter cold. Such conditions were in full force on Feb. 24 when Northeastern graduate student Jessica Torossian headed ...
Cosmic radiation causes fluctuations in global temperatures, but doesn't cause climate change
Hormone disrupting chemicals and climate change increase risk of extinction in wildlife
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
Family log of spring's arrival helps predict climate-driven change
Rare historic records of the changing seasons are helping scientists better understand how woodland trees and flowers are responding to climate change.